Martha Hawkins

23 August 1800–
Oxford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Hawkins was born on 23 August 1800, in Oxford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, her father, Zachariah Taylor Hawkins, was 23 and her mother, Sally Mallory, was 21. She died in Glens Falls, Warren, New York, United States, and was buried in Glens Falls, Warren, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Zachariah Taylor Hawkins
1777–1855
Sally Mallory
1779–1822
Lydia Hawkins
1798–
David H Hawkins
1817–
Martha Hawkins
1800–
Sally Hawkins
1807–1807
Zachaiah Taylor Hawkins
1811–1876
Mary Hurd Hawkins
1814–1901
Ransom Hawkins
1818–
Eliza Ann Hawkins
1820–1912

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World Events (8)

1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 2

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."
1803

Age 3

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 32

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

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 (2)

  • Marcia Hawkins, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Maria Hawkins, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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