Edward Hawxhurst

MaleFebruary 1817–after 1900

Brief Life History of Edward

When Edward Hawxhurst was born in February 1817, in Queens, New York, United States, his father, Allen Hawkhurst, was 29 and his mother, Rebecca Cheshire, was 26. He married Lavina in 1846, in Queens, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died after 1900.

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Edward Hawxhurst
Marriage: 1846
William Edward Hawxhurst
Laura Hawxhurst

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Edward Hawxhurst - Government record: birth: about 1817; Oyster Bay, Queens, New York, United States

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  • Marriage
    1846Queens, New York, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (1)

    World Events (7)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 2

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

    Age 10

    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.


    Age 29

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

    Name Meaning

    Probably an altered form of Hawkhurst, an Englishhabitational name from Hawkhurst, a place in Kent, named from OldEnglish hafoc ‘hawk’ + hyrst ‘wooded hill’.

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

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