Abagail Collins Hawes

18 November 1813–16 April 1897 (Age 83)
Vassalborough, Maine, United States

The Life of Abagail Collins

When Abagail Collins Hawes was born on 18 November 1813, her father, Isaiah Hawes, was 36 and her mother, Desire Collins, was 26. She had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with Cornelius N Gower. She lived in Abbot, Kennebec, Massachusetts, United States in 1850 and Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. She died on 16 April 1897, in Chippewa Falls, Chippewa, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Cornelius N Gower
Abagail Collins Hawes
Clara Amelia Gower
Abba Cornelia Gower
Cornelius Albert Gower
Arthur Collins Gower

Spouse and Children



    Clara Amelia Gower


    Abba Cornelia Gower


    Cornelius Albert Gower



Parents and Siblings



    Temperance Hawes


    Sarah Hawes


    Desire Hawes




+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

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. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 7

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.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 23

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English (southern):1. patronymic from Haw 2. 2. from a Norman female personal name, Haueis, from Germanic Haduwidis, composed of the elements hadu ‘strife’, ‘contention’ + widi ‘wide’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Abigal H Gower in household of Cornelius M Gower, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Abigail H Gower in household of Cornelius N Gower, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Abegail H Gower in household of Cornelius N Gower, "United States Census, 1880"

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