When George Hawley was born on 14 September 1824, in DuPage Township, Will, Illinois, United States, his father, John Pierce Hawley, was 35 and his mother, Sarah Mariah Schroeder, was 24. He married Ann Hadfield on 4 July 1846, in Austin, Travis, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Grove Township, Shelby, Iowa, United States for about 5 years and Blue Township, Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1900. He died on 20 July 1905, in Holden, Johnson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Holden Cemetery, Madison Township, Johnson, Missouri, United States.
English: habitational name from a lost place called Hawley in Sheffield (Yorkshire). The placename derives from Old Norse haugr ‘hill, burial mound’ + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’.
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