Ellenor B Chess

20 December 1808–3 February 1852 (Age 43)
Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Ellenor B

When Ellenor B Chess was born on 20 December 1808, in Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, James Chess, was 31 and her mother, Priscilla Roberts, was 25. She married Joseph Hawkins on 17 February 1831, in Lawrence, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 3 February 1852, in Iroquois, Illinois, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Ash Grove Cemetery, Ash Grove Township, Iroquois, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Hawkins
1808–1864
Ellenor B Chess
1808–1852
Marriage: 17 February 1831
Priscilla W Hawkins
1833–1917
Elizabeth Hawkins
1837–1857
Elisha Hawkins
1844–
Lewis Hawkins
1846–
Sophrona Hawkins
1848–
Esther Ann Hawkins
1835–1900
Thomas Hawkins
1839–1857
Matilda Hawkins
1842–1862
Elizabeth Jane Hawkins
1852–1938

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 February 1831
Lawrence, Indiana, United States
children

(9)

    Priscilla W Hawkins

    Female1833–1917Female

    Esther Ann Hawkins

    Female1835–1900Female

    Elizabeth Hawkins

    Female1837–1857Female

    Thomas Hawkins

    Male1839–1857Male

    Matilda Hawkins

    Female1842–1862Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

    Thomas Chess

    Male1802–1867Male

    Female1804–1881Female

    Female1808–1852Female

    James Chess Jr

    Male1811–1879Male

    Robert Roberts Chess

    Male1816–1871Male

World Events (8)

1812

Age 4

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 4

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 12

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

Name Meaning

English (Gloucestershire): unexplained.

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

Sources (3)

  • Elnor Hawkins, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Eleanor Chess, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Chess in entry for Samuel Thomas and Priscilla Williams Or Hockins, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"

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