Desire Hawkins

1757–
Setauket, Brookhaven, Suffolk, New York, United States

The Life of Desire

When Desire Hawkins was born in 1757, in Setauket, Brookhaven, Suffolk, New York, United States, her father, Benjamin Hawkins, was 34 and her mother, Desire Havens, was 30.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Hawkins
1723–1776
Desire Havens
1727–1791
William Haven Hawkins
1752–1776
Juliana Hawkins
1753–1791
Benjamin Hawkins
1755–1819
Desire Hawkins
1757–
Sophia Hawkins
1757–
Sarah Hawkins
1759–1827
Eleazer Hawkins
1765–1796
Martha Hawkins
1769–1800
Elizabeth Hawkins
1774–1807

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 19

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 19

New York is the 11th state.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 19

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Hawkin, a diminutive of Hawk 1 with the Anglo-Norman French hypocoristic suffix -in.2 English: in the case of one family (see note below), this is a variant of Hawkinge, a habitational name from a place in Kent, so called from Old English Hafocing ‘hawk place’.3 Irish: sometimes used as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó hEacháin ( see Haughn ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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