Hyatt Riley Hawkins

17 February 1833–4 May 1877 (Age 44)
Newtown, Richland Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States

The Life of Hyatt Riley

When Hyatt Riley Hawkins was born on 17 February 1833, in Newtown, Richland Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States, his father, Edward Hawkins, was 22 and his mother, Elizabeth Lister, was 23. He married Eunice Kellogg on 2 October 1856, in Fountain, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Van Buren Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States in 1860 and Missouri, United States in 1870. He died on 4 May 1877, in Capps Creek Township, Barry, Missouri, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Corsicana, Barry, Missouri, United States.

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Hyatt Riley Hawkins
Eunice Kellogg
Marriage: 2 October 1856
Jesse Jane Hawkins
Wayne Alvin Hawkins
Frances Caroline Hawkins

Spouse and Children

2 October 1856
Fountain, Indiana, United States


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World Events (8)

1834 · Zion's Camp

Age 1

Joseph Smith, Jr. and a group of 200 volunteers departed Kirkland, Ohio, to aid scattered Latter-day Saints. The group known as Zion's Camp arrived to the Fishing River on June 19. A mob had gathered to attack and disjoin the group. A storm swept through the area and the river rose over 30 feet, which caused the mob to scatter.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 3

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.

Age 13

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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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Sources (3)

  • H R Hawkins, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Riley Hawkins, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Hyatt R Hawkins, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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