Rhoda Hawkes

6 September 1794–18 February 1862 (Age 67)
Vermont, United States

The Life of Rhoda

When Rhoda Hawkes was born on 6 September 1794, in Vermont, United States, her father, William Hawks, was 22 and her mother, Temperance Lemmy Armstrong, was 19. She married Thomas Griswold Abell on 14 October 1812. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 8 daughters. She lived in Pomfret, Chautauqua, New York, United States in 1850 and Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States for about 5 years. She died on 18 February 1862, in New York, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Fredonia, Pomfret, Chautauqua, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Griswold Abell
1791–1857
Rhoda Hawkes
1794–1862
Marriage: 14 October 1812
William Hawks Abell
1814–1887
Eunice Elisa Abell
1815–1875
Harriet Maria Abel
1818–
Margaret Abel
1820–
Catharine J Abell
1820–1875
Harriet Abell
1822–
Apphia Louisa Abel
1822–1824
Rhoda Louisa Abel
1824–1829
Louisa R Abell
1829–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
14 October 1812
children

(9)

    Male1814–1887Male

    Eunice Elisa Abell

    Female1815–1875Female

    Harriet Maria Abel

    Female1818–Female

    Margaret Abel

    Female1820–Female

    Catharine J Abell

    Female1820–1875Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

    Female1794–1862Female

    Polly Hawkes

    Female1796–Female

    Emily Hawkes

    Female1798–Female

    Harry Hawkes

    Male1799–1876Male

    Female1800–Female

+7 More Children

World Events (7)

1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 3

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 6

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812

Age 18

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

English (mainly central and southeastern England): patronymic from a personal name ( see Hawk 1), or a variant of Hawk 2.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Rhoda Abell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rhoda Abell in household of Thomas G Abell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rhoda Abell in household of Thomas G Abell, "New York State Census, 1855"

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