Augusta Hawkins

9 January 1836–25 June 1879 (Age 43)
Western, Oneida, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Augusta

When Augusta Hawkins was born on 9 January 1836, in Western, Oneida, New York, United States, her father, Benjamin Hawkins, was 33 and her mother, Rhoda Cleveland, was 40. She married William Barker Twitchell on 17 March 1854, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Davis, Utah, United States in 1850 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 25 June 1879, in Cache Valley, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Barker Twitchell
Augusta Hawkins
Marriage: 17 March 1854
William Hawkins Twitchell
Benjamin Hawkins Twitchell
Charles Edward Twitchell
Peter Twitchell
Eli Azariah Twitchell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 March 1854Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    Age 10
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 14
    Named after the early pioneer leader Daniel C. Davis the County was established as a territory in 1850.The territorial legislature created Davis County in 1852 and designated its County seat at Farmington-midway between boundaries-the Weber River on the north and the mouth of the Jordan River on the south. Westward the County includes a portion of the Great Salt Lake-its largest island on which Antelope Island State Park is now located.During first half-century Davis County grew slowly.It supported a hardy pioneer people engaged in irrigation agriculture and raising livestock.The Utah Central Railroad(now the Union Pacific crossed the County from Ogden on the north to Salt Lake City on the south in 1870 and offered welcome transportation links to bring manufactured products.This was the beginning of a transition in the County's history that led to mechanized agriculture, a surge of commerce, banking, and local business along with improved roads, new water systems, and the electrification of homes and business
    1851 · Brigham City is Settled
    Age 15
    In 1851, Brigham City is settled and named after Brigham Young.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Hawkin , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.English: habitational name, with excrescent -s, from Hawkinge (Kent). The placename derives from the Old English personal name Heafoc or Old English heafoc ‘hawk’ + the placename forming suffix -ing. This name has been assimilated to the patronymic surname in Devon from Sir John Hawkyns (1532–95), victor against the Spanish Armada (1588), who was a member of the Devon family of Hawkins, a branch of a Kentish family from the village of Hawkinge. They held land in Plymouth as long ago as 1480.Irish: variant of Haughn .

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

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    Sources (16)

    • Augusta Hawkins in household of Benjamin Hawkins, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Augusta Hawkins in entry for Eli Twitchell and Mary Jane Tesemond, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"
    • Augusta Hawkins in entry for Charles Edward Twitchell, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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