Peter Hawk

1770–Male
Virginia, United States

The Life of Peter

When Peter Hawk was born in 1770, in Virginia, United States, his father, Andrew Hawk, was 25 and his mother, Christena Indelidga, was 25.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Hawk
1745–1793
Christena Indelidga
1745–
Peter Hawk
1760–
Peter Hawk
1782–
Jacob Hawk
1784–
Andrew Hawk
Peter Hawk
Margaret Hawk
1763–
Jacob Hawk
1768–
Peter Hawk
1770–
Margaret Peggy Hawk
1775–
Andrew Hawk
1780–1825
William Hawk
1785–1815
William Hawk
1785–1830
Jacob Hawk
1790–

Parents and Siblings

    Male1745–1793Male

    Christena Indelidga

    Female1745–Female

siblings

(13)

    Male1760–Male

    Margaret Hawk

    Female1763–Female

    Male1768–Male

    Male1770–Male

    Margaret Peggy Hawk

    Female1775–Female

+8 More Children

World Events (3)

1776

Age 6

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 6

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 10

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

Name Meaning

English (Devon):1. from Middle English hauek ‘hawk’, applied as a metonymic occupational name for a hawker ( see Hawker ), a name denoting a tenant who held land in return for providing hawks for his lord, or a nickname for someone supposedly resembling a hawk. There was an Old English personal name (originally a byname) H(e)afoc ‘hawk’, which persisted into the early Middle English period as a personal name and may therefore also be a source. 2. topographic name for someone who lived in an isolated nook, from Middle English halke (derived from Old English halh + the diminutive suffix -oc), or a habitational name from some minor place named with this word, such as Halke in Sheldwich, Kent.

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

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