James "Roland" Hawes

Male9 February 1829–

Brief Life History of James "Roland"

When James "Roland" Hawes was born on 9 February 1829, in Corinna, Penobscot, Maine, United States, his father, James Hawes, was 29 and his mother, Frances Hancock Lawrence, was 25. He died in At Sea.

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James Hawes
Frances Hancock Lawrence
Rebecca Parker Hawes
James "Roland" Hawes
Frances Ann Hawes
Laura Burr Rose Hawes
Martin VanBuren Hawes
Byron Hawes
Sarah Emeline Hawes
Dr Jesse Hawes
Frederick Webber Hawes

Sources (2)

  • James R. Hawes, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • James R. Hawes, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"

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Siblings (9)

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

1832 · Calais Branch is Chartered

Age 3

The State of Maine chartered the Calais Railway in 1832, one of the first railway charters to be granted by the state. Construction was very long, as the project was reorganized, abandoned, transferred to other companies, and extended several times. It was finally completed in 1898.


Age 34

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English (southern):

of Norman origin, from Anglo-Norman French and Middle English Haueis, Hawis, from an Old French form of the ancient Germanic female personal name Hadewidis (from had- ‘war’ + wid- with a range of possible original meanings).

variant of Haw , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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