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I’ve found John in 1810! He was misindexed as John Harry. This is understandable because the page is damaged; and therefore, the person creating the index couldn’t have known his real name. I find it now when I go back and recheck the households on the pages near Benjamin and William.

John Hawkins -- notice the damage that obliterated a portion of his name

As you can see, the first 3 letters of the last name are definitely HAW.

The family even fits as it is made up of 5 people: John himself, Lena his wife, his sons William and Horace, and his daughter Susanna. The ages are a tad off, but censuses are not always the most accurate when reporting ages.

John Hawkins, Males: 1 aged 10-15, 1 aged 16-25, 1 aged 45+; Females, 1 aged 10-15, 1 aged 45+; 1 other free person1

The most interesting thing is that the older man who had been in the home in 1800 and appeared to be the same man in 1820 is not present. Was this John Senior? Did he die between 1800 and 1810? Or did he go to live with another family member (not the two other sons!).

1. 1810 U.S. census, Westchester County, New York, Rye, p. 1165, line 1, John Haw[kins]; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 Apr 2010); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M252, roll 37.

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The censuses I located in the last post lead me to believe that I have a family group.

I know this is the correct John Hawkins because he is near his daughter Susan Moore and her husband in 1830 and 1820. In 1810, John appears to have been missed or he was living somewhere else. From 1820 to 1800 there are two men, Benjamin and William, who are of an age to be siblings of John. In 1800 there is a man in John’s home who could be his father.

In 1790 there are two Johns. One is noted as “Senr” the other as “Junr.” Many might expect that this immediately indicates that one is the father of the other. However, at the time of this census, the suffix could indicate simply that one is the elder and the other younger. They could be related — or not. They could be uncle and nephew, cousins, or as I propose, father and son. The elder John has in his home two men who are of an age to be Benjamin and William.

The censuses also tell me more about John’s family. I know three of his children, but it turns out that he may have had more.

In the 1820 census, there is a female who is of an age to be Susanna Moore (Female A). She was married earlier in the year so it is possible that she was enumerated twice. By 1830, William is living with his father after his marriage. Based on these numbers, John and Lena possibly had at least 7 children; 3 boys and 4 girls. In 1840, there is a Female (B) who is of an age to be one of the three daughters but could also be another relative, hired help, or a friend.

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Since I have hit previously completed research for the Dusenburys and Ogdens, it is time to step back down and see about the Hawkins family. (Remember though that if I were working this for my own family, I’d be off gathering and verifying the older family lines. For this project I will simply provide the links.)

I’ve found a record that reveals that John Hawkins likely died in 1844 in Port Chester, Westchester, New York. Also, most of the Hawkins Family were associated with a church in Rye, Westchester, New York. A quick check into Port Chester reveals that it is a village within the town of Rye. Therefore, the first place to start looking will be the censuses for Westchester County.

Unfortunately the censuses before 1850 do not provide the names of household members but indicate instead the ages of the persons in the home. This is helpful if you are attempting to locate a family that had a child of a specific age in the home, at least allowing you to rule out most families in your search. In this case, I knew that I’d have to trace the Hawkins family beginning in 1840 and moving back from there. By that time, the children I knew about would have been of an age to have set up households of their own and Lenah died in 1833 so I would expect to see John alone if he still had a home of his own. If he was in the home of one of his children, he’d only be a hashmark.

He had not yet moved in with one of his children though! (I had to find him in 1840 using only his last name and a place because of how his first name was recorded. In 1830 he was indexed as “Jhn Hais Rms” so I found him by locating the nearby Hawkins men.) And pushing back through the years revealed several interesting possible family members nearby.


1840
Jno Hawkins, Males: 2 aged 5-10, 1 aged 10-15, 1 aged 60-70; Females: 1 aged 15-20, 1 aged 30-40, 1 aged 50-60. 1
1830
John Hawkins, Males: 2 aged under 5, 1 aged 5-10, 1 aged 20-30, 1 aged 60-70; Females: 1 aged 20-30, 1 aged 60-70 2
Susan D More, Males: 1 aged under 5, 3 aged 5-10, 4 aged 20-30, 2 aged 50-60, 1 aged 70-80; Females: 3 aged 20-30, 1 aged 30-40, 1 aged 50-60
William Hawkins, Males: 1 aged 50-60; Females: 1 aged 30-40, 1 aged 40-50
1820
Benjamin Hawkins, Males: 1 aged 45+; Females: 1 aged under 10, 1 aged 10-16, 2 aged 16-26, 1 aged 26-45; 1 person in Manufactures
John Hawkins, Males: 1 aged 16-18, 1 aged 16-26, 2 aged 45+; Females: 1 aged 45+; 1 free colored male under 14; 1 free colored female 14-26 3
Michael More, Males: 1 aged 10-16, 1 aged 26-45; Females: 1 aged 16-26, 1 aged 45+; 1 person in Agriculture; 1 free colored female 26-45
William Hawkins, Males: 1 aged 26-45; Females: 2 aged 26-45, 1 aged 45+; 1 person in Agriculture; 1 free colored female 14-26
1810
Benjamin Hawkins, Males: 1 aged 26-44; Females: 2 under 10, 1 aged 10-15, 1 aged 26-444
William Hawkins, Males: 1 aged 26-44; Females: 1 aged 26-44, 1 aged 45+
1800
Benjamin Hawkins, Males: 1 aged 26-45; Females: 1 under 10, 1 16-26
William Hawkins, Males: 1 aged 26-45; Females: 1 aged 16-26; 1 free colored person
John Hawkins, Males: 1 under 10, 1 aged 26-45, 1 aged 45+; Females: 1 under 10, 1 aged 10-16, 1 aged 26-45; 1 free colored person5
1790
John Hawkins Senr, 3 males over 16, 2 females, 1 slave
John Hawkins Junr, 1 male over 16, 2 males under 16, 4 females6

1. 1840 U.S. census, Westchester County, New York, Rye, p. 83, line 1, Jno Hawkins; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 12 Apr 2010); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M704, roll 352.
2. 1830 U.S. census, Westchester County, New York, Rye, p. 103, line 16, John Hawkins; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 Apr 2010); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M19, roll 112.
3. 1820 U.S. census, Westchester County, New York population schedule, Rye, p. 378, line 20, John Hawkins; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 3 Apr 2010); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M33, roll 75.
4. 1810 U.S. census, Westchester County, New York, Rye, p. 1164, line 16, Benjamin Hawkins; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 20 Apr 2010); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M252, roll 37.
5. 1800 U.S. census, Westchester County, New York, Rye town, p. 10, line 20, John Hawkins; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 3 Apr 2010); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M32, roll 27.
6. 1790 U.S. census, Westchester County, New York, p. 156, line 11, John Hawkins Junr; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 3 Apr 2010); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M637, roll 6.

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Innis Family Tree

Liva Caldonia Innis was born 15 Jan 1883 in Clinton County, Kentucky and died 22 Oct 1956 in Whitewright, Grayson, Texas.1 Liva was married to Alonzo Huston Taylor and was the easiest of the children to locate. Her death record was the first one that came up when I searched for Thomas Innis and she is the Mrs. L. [Lon] H. Taylor who was the informant on her mother’s death certificate.

Her family as I have been able to put it together:

Alonzo Huston Taylor (1879-1936),2
Liva Caldonia Innis Taylor (1883-1956),
William Douglas Taylor (1898-1949),3
Hattie May Taylor Roller (1900-1931),4
Ocie Taylor Puryear (1903-1925),
Irene Taylor Whisenhunt (1906-1976),5
John Hamilton Taylor (1909-1985).6

Okay – I did it – I looked at a family tree because of Ocie. I couldn’t find anything except that Ancestry tree to help me identify a marriage or a date of death. It is important to note here that the information in those trees was not sourced – I found no outside online information that verifies that death date. I checked all the cemeteries in Bryan County and found no grave for Ocie.

In the course of that I noticed looking at the family trees for this family, I found many of the trees for Liva showed an “Infant” born and died 1904. According to the 1910 census Liva listed 5 children born and 5 children living all of whom are accounted for.7

I won’t directly pursue these lines any further as I have enough information concerning the children of Thomas H. Innis and Elizabeth N. Davis. Also going any further would bring us into the living generation and our focus is ancestral. When I begin work in Clinton County, Kentucky while looking at the children of John H. and Nancy Innis, I will still keep my eye out for any birth, death, or marriage records that might apply to this generation and I will update them as needed.

1. Texas, death certificate no. 58736 (22 Oct 1956), Liva Caldonia [Innis] Taylor; digital image, FamilySearch, “Texas Deaths, 1890-1976,” FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 27 Dec 2009).
2. Texas, death certificate no. 73114 (9 Nov 1936), Alonzo Taylor; digital image, FamilySearch, “Texas Deaths, 1890-1976,” FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 20 Jan 2010).
3. “Texas Death Index, 1903-2000,” database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 20 Jan 2010), William D. Taylor, 4 Nov 1949, Cert. #53355.
4. Texas, death certificate no. 7925 (17 Feb 1931), Hattie May Roller; digital image, FamilySearch, “Texas Deaths, 1890-1976,” FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 20 Jan 2010).
5. 1910 U.S. census, Grayson County, Texas population schedule, Justice Precinct 3, enumeration district (ED) 90, p. 3A, dwelling 45, family 46, L. C. Taylor; digital images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 Jan 2010); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T624, roll 1557.
6. Social Security Administration, “Social Security Death Index,” database, Ancestry (http://www.Ancestry.com : accessed 20 Jan 2010), John Taylor, SSN 455-18-5543.
7. 1910 U.S. census, Grayson County, Texas population schedule, Justice Precinct 3, enumeration district (ED) 90, p. 3A, dwelling 45, family 46, L. C. Taylor; digital images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 Jan 2010); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T624, roll 1557.

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Innis Family Tree

Tabitha Alice Innis was born 15 Apr 1874 in Clinton County, Kentucky and died 13 April 1947 in Sherman, Grayson Co., Texas.1 She was married to Daniel Webster Parrigin in about 1892 – yes he was the brother of William G. Parrigin. So Minerva and Tabitha married the Parrigin brothers and Louisa and Mary married the Shelley brothers.

The family as I have been able to put it together:

Daniel W. Parrigin (1870-1931),2
Tabitha Alice Innis Parrigin (1874-1947),
Clifford Parrigin (1893-1895),
Vertol Parrigin (1896-1971),3
Leon E. Parrigin (1898-1913),
Dorothy Parrigin (1919-).

On the 1900 Census Tabitha lists 3 children born with 2 children living.4 I found Clifford when I searched the Oak Hill Cemetery listed on Daniel’s death certificate. There I found Daniel, Alice, Clifford, Leon, Vertol and Vertol’s wife Lela.5 I’d be willing to bet that daughter Dorothy is in the cemetery somewhere, but I haven’t located a marriage record for her. I also found no death record for Clifford or Leon.

1. Texas, death certificate no. 16530 (13 Apr 1947), Tabitha Alice [Ennis] Parrigin; digital image, FamilySearch, “Texas Deaths, 1890-1976,” FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 27 Dec 2009).
2. Texas, death certificate no. 18523 (16 Apr 1931), Vertol. Parrigin; digital image, FamilySearch, “Texas Deaths, 1890-1976,” FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 20 Jan 2010).
3. Texas, death certificate no. 83675 (26 Nov 1971), Dan W. Parrigin; digital image, FamilySearch, “Texas Deaths, 1890-1976,” FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 20 Jan 2010).
4. 1900 U.S. census, Fannin County, Texas population schedule, Justice Precinct 3, enumeration district (ED) 70, p. 3A, dwelling 43, family 43, Alice T. Parrigan; digital images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 20 Jan 2010); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T623, roll 1633.
5. Fannin County TxGenWeb Project, “Oak Hill Cemetery,” database (http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txfannin/ceme-oakhill.html : accessed 20 Jan 2010), Parrigin Family Plot.

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John H. Innis was born 6 Sep 1872 in Clinton County, Kentucky, and died 13 Nov 1918 in Yowell, Dallas, Texas.1 His death certificate indicates he is buried in Shiloh Cemetery in Yowell. He appears to have been married twice, first to Eliza E. (Unknown) who died in 1904 based on a cemetery listing.2 The second marriage was to Maye in about 1905. There does not appear to have been any children from either marriage.

While his father is listed as John and there is no mother listed, all the other material lines up. I have made a note of the name discrepancy in my notes and have listed this as probable in my conclusions. This is the weakest documented child of Thomas H. and Elizabeth.

1. Texas, death certificate no. 48857 (13 Nov 1918), John H. Innis; digital image, FamilySearch, “Texas Deaths, 1890-1976,” FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 14 Jan 2010).
2. Cemeteries of Texas Project, “Old Shiloh Cemetery,” database, Cemeteries of Delta County Texas (http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Delta/cemetery/oldshiloh.htm : accessed 20 Jan 2010), Innis Plot.

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Mary Tennessee Innis is the third child of Thomas H. Innis and Elizabeth N. Davis. She was born about 1869 in Clinton County, Kentucky and was married to James Wilkerson Shelley. James W. was the younger brother of Louisa’s husband Guian Almerine Shelley. James lists himself as widowed on the 1930 census and he died in 1941. His death certificate lists his place of burial as Randolph Cemetery in Fannin County,1 but none of the posted records for that cemetery list either James or Mary Tennessee. I finally located Mary using the search for parents of Ennis and Davis. The name on her death certificate is Mrs. J. W. Shelley. Her death certificate states she was born 22 July 1867 and died 29 Jan 1926.2 The death certificate index lists simply J. W. Shelley, but the image reflects “Mrs. J. W. Shelley.” Without the added information of the parents, I could easily have ignored the record.

The family as I have been able to put it together:

James Wilkerson Shelley (1857-1941),
Mary Tennessee Innis Shelley (1867-1926),
Eula J. Shelley (1885-1953) never married,3
Thomas Russell Shelley (1886-1952),4
Timothy P. Shelley (1888-1965),5
Edward Martin Shelley (1890-1973),6
Decatur D. Shelley (1895-1974),7
William D. Shelly (1899-),
Dolan Shelley (1905-),
Evelyn Shelley Lewis (1907-1992).8

There is also an unknown child who was born and died between census records. On the 1900 census Mary lists 7 children born and 6 living.9 My best guess is a child born in Texas, between Decatur (b.1895) and William (b.1899), but I have found no other record of the child.

I have not yet been unable to locate any records for Dolan Shelley that would indicate a marriage or death.

1. Texas, death certificate no. 50159 (8 Nov1941), James Wilkerson Shelley; digital image, FamilySearch, “Texas Deaths, 1890-1976,” FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 19 Jan 2010).
2. Texas, death certificate no. 1562 (29 Jun 1926), Mrs. J. W. Shelley; digital image, FamilySearch, “Texas Deaths, 1890-1976,” FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 20 Jan 2010).
3. Texas, death certificate no. 2204 (1953), Eula J. Shelley; digital image, FamilySearch, “Texas Death, 1890-1976,” FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 19 Jan 2010).
4. Texas, death certificate no. 2204 (1953), Eula J. Shelley; digital image, FamilySearch, “Texas Death, 1890-1976,” FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 19 Jan 2010).
5. Texas, death certificate no. 2204 (1953), Eula J. Shelley; digital image, FamilySearch, “Texas Death, 1890-1976,” FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 19 Jan 2010).
6. Texas, death certificate no. 92437 (6 Dec 1973), Edward Martin Shelley; digital image, FamilySearch, “Texas Deaths, 1890-1976,” FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 16 Jan 2010).
7. Texas, death certificate no. 92437 (6 Dec 1973), Edward Martin Shelley; digital image, FamilySearch, “Texas Deaths, 1890-1976,” FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 16 Jan 2010).
8. Social Security Administration, “Social Security Death Index,” database, Ancestry (http://www.Ancestry.com : accessed 20 Feb 2010), Evelyn Lewis, Dec 1992.
9. 1900 U.S. census, Fannin County, Texas population schedule, Justice Precinct 3, enumeration district (ED) 70, p. 2B, dwelling 29, family 29, Mary T. Shelley; digital images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 20 Jan 2010); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T623, roll 1633.

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A little work on Minerva reveals that her full name is Minerva Catherine and she married William Guyan Parrigin. Her children are established by the census records and then her full name is established through the use of her children’s death certificates. Daughter Tommie Alta Parrigin Howlett’s death certificate listed her mother as Minerva C. Innis and father as William Guyan Parrigin.1 Son William H. Parrigin’s death certificate lists his mother as Catherine Innis,2 which is probably the name she went by. I believe they are the same woman.

One online source has the date of marriage as 12 Jun 1890 in Clinton County, Kentucky, but I have not found a document to support that yet. While I found a death certificate for William Guyan Parrigin, I have not found a certificate for Minerva Catherine yet. I did not find a death date on any of the materials on Ancestry or other online sources. However a search of Caddo Mills cemeteries (burial information from William G. Parrigin’s death certificate) turned up an interment list for the Caddo Mills IOOF Cemetery in Hunt County Texas. Minerva C. Parrigin is listed with a death date of 14 Sep 1914 and is buried next to husband William G. in Section 4, Block 1, Row 5, Lot 14.3 Perhaps she did not die in Texas. I posted their memorials to Find A Grave and requested photos of their stones. A volunteer has posted the tombstone photo.

The family as I have been able to put it together is:

William Guyan Parrigin (1865-1918)4
Minerva Catherine Innis (1866- 1914)
Alberta Alice Parrigin Ball (1891-1984)
Tommie Alta Parrigin Howlett (1893-1965)
Lexie E. Parrigin (1896-)
William Herman Parrigin (1900-1971)

1.Texas, death certificate no. 53397 (30 Aug 1965), Tommie Alta [Parrigin] Howlett; digital image, FamilySearch, “Texas Deaths, 1890-1976,” FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 16 Jan 2010).
2. Texas, death certificate no. 16491 (24 Feb 1971), William H. Parrigin; digital image, FamilySearch, “Texas Deaths, 1890-1976,” FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 16 Jan 2010).
3. The Hunt County, Texas, TXGenWeb Project, IOOF Cemetery, Caddo Mills (http://www.txgenweb6.org/txhunt/caddocem.html : accessed 19 Jan 2010), Minerva C. Parrigin.
4. Texas, death certificate no. 23054 (4 Jun 1918), Dr. William G. Parrigin; digital image, FamilySearch, “Texas Deaths, 1890-1976,” FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 16 Jan 2010).

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Well the initial visit to the Texas Death Records on FamilySearch was great, but now I have to go check those names out and see if I can hammer down some information. I’m going to look specifically at the children of Thomas H. Innis (siblings of Thomas B.) to see if I can sort out the families.

I did a search for Louisa Shelley (based on her death record) and found her in 1880 in Clinton County, Kentucky at age 15, married to Guyan A. Shelley with a daughter named Izora.1 1900 and 1910 finds her in Delta County, Texas married to G.A./Guion A. Shelley born October 1854 in Kentucky. In 1920 they are in Hempstead County, Arkansas, but when Louisa dies of apoplexy in Grayson County Texas, in 1929 she is listed as a widow and the death is reported by J. B. Shelley.2

According to her death certificate, Louisa is buried in the Randolph Cemetery in Randolph, Texas. She is not listed in the cemetery indexes I have found or on Find A Grave, but it could just be that she has no grave marker. Her husband is not listed in the Texas Death Records or in the Randolph Cemetery. There is a Rootsweb post that states Guian Almerine Shelley, died in Nevada Co. (California?) on 10 May 1929. I have contacted the poster and asked for more information – just to wrap up the loose ends, but no response yet.

The family as I have been able to put it together consists of:

Guian Almerine Shelley (1854- bef. 1929)
Louisa Christine Innis Shelley (1864-1929)
Izora E. Shelley (1880-)
James K. Shelley (1881-)
Lela J. Shelley Williams (1994-1917)3
Daniel Goodson Shelley (1886-1936)4
Minerva Lee Shelley Davlin (1891-1952)5
Febbie May Shelley Blount (1893-1978)6
Nova B.Shelley Owens (1895-1970)7
John Byron Shelley (1897-1963)8
Georgia Frogge Shelley Stewart Slaton(1901-1976)9
Zera V. Shelley Dillard (1903-1929)10

The only record I found of Izora Shelley was on the 1880 census, but she could have been married and had children by the 1900 census. So far I have found no records relating to her, but I have not spent time researching in Clinton Co., Kentucky yet.

Sometimes it is a very circuitous route to find the married names of daughters. While looking for records with a mother’s last name of Shelley/Shelly I found a death record for Patsy Jean Blunt from 11 Oct 1933 listing a mother of Febby Shelly and a father of Buster Blunt from Delta County.11 In the census records I located a 1920 census record from Delta County for Febba Blunt with a husband of William A. Blunt born about 1888.12 In 1930 the census record was William A. Blount with Febbins M.13 I finally found her as in the Social Security Death Index as May Blount born 3 Feb 1893, died Mar 1978, Commerce, Hunt, Texas.1

Georgia’s death certificate was found by searching with a variation of her mother’s name Liza Ennis.15

When working with searches like this always try the mother’s maiden and married name. Keep in mind that the informant may not know any of the family names.

1. 1880 U.S. census, Clinton County, Kentucky population schedule, Neathery and Shelly, enumeration district (ED) 29, p. 622, dwelling 43, family 43, Louisa C. Shelley; digital images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 20 Jan 2010); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T9, roll 410.
2. Texas, death certificate no. 44673 (28 Sep 1929), Louise Christine [Innis] Shelley; digital image, FamilySearch, “Texas Deaths, 1890-1976,” FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 27 Dec 2009).
3. Texas, death certificate no. 19478 (28 Jul 1917), Lela [Shelley] Williams; digital image, FamilySearch, “Texas Deaths, 1890-1976,” FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 27 Dec 2009).
4. Texas, death certificate no. 14602 (30 Mar 1936), Daniel Goodson Shelley; digital image, FamilySearch, “Texas Deaths, 1890-1976,” FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 27 Dec 2009).
5. Texas, death certificate no. 14602 (30 Mar 1936), Daniel Goodson Shelley; digital image, FamilySearch, “Texas Deaths, 1890-1976,” FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 27 Dec 2009).
6. Social Security Administration, “Social Security Death Index,” database, Ancestry (http://www.Ancestry.com : accessed 20 Jan 2010), May Blount, SSN 455-32-9594.
7. Texas, death certificate no. 20335 (16 Mar 1970), Nova B. [Shelley] Owens; digital image, FamilySearch, “Texas Deaths, 1890-1976,” FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org).
8. Texas, death certificate no. 08849 (9 Feb 1963), John Byron Shelley; digital image, FamilySearch, “Texas Deaths, 1890-1976,” FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 27 Dec 2009).
9. Social Security Administration, “Social Security Death Index,” database, Ancestry (http://www.Ancestry.com : accessed 20 Jan 2010), Georgia Slaton, SSN 458-12-3118.
10. “Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950,” database, Ancestry (http:www.ancestry.com : accessed 20 Jan 2010), Zera Ved Dillard, 24 Apr 1929, Hempstead; Arkansas Genealogical Society.
11. Texas, death certificate no. 45087 (11 Oct 1933), Patsy Jean Blunt; digital image, FamilySearch, “Texas Deaths, 1890-1976,” FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 19 Jan 2010).
12. 1920 U.S. census, Delta County, Texas population schedule, Justice Precinct 2, enumeration district (ED) 49, p. 15B, dwelling 250, family 250, Febba M. Blunt; digital images, Ancestry (http:www.ancestry.com : accessed 20 Jan 2010); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T625, roll 1795.
13. “Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950,” database, Ancestry (http:www.ancestry.com : accessed 20 Jan 2010), Zera Ved Dillard, 24 Apr 1929, Hempstead; Arkansas Genealogical Society.
14. Social Security Administration, “Social Security Death Index,” database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com:accessed 19 Jan 2010) May Blount, SSN 455-32-9594.
15. Texas, death certificate no. 96321 (22 November 1976), Georgia Slaton; digital image, FamilySearch, “Texas Deaths, 1890-1976,” FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 20 Jan 2010).

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Interestingly enough, I now have more information about the Hawkins family than I do the Moores. This is somewhat surprising because usually the women are harder to find what with the Western tradition of taking a husband’s name.

Locating the census for Martha Hawkins and her 4 children in 18501 firms up the family groups. I can’t prove that some of these people are related, but with the names being traded as middle names between the families, the fact that William Hawkins was dead by 1850 and the match of the family in 1850 to the children who were baptized the day that William died, I propose the following families:

John Hawkins and Lena’s children:

Horace Hawkins
Susanna Hawkins who married Michael Moore
William Provoost Hawkins who married Martha Hawkins (so reads the record — maybe a cousin?)

Michael Moore and Susanna Hawkins’s children:

Horace Hawkins Moore (named after his uncle)
John Jacob Moore (named after his mother’s father)
James Armour Moore
Samuel Armour Moore

William Provoost Hawkins and Martha Hawkins’s children:

Susan Moore Hawkins (named after her aunt’s husband)
John Henry Hawkins
Horace Hawkins
Charles Hawkins

The next step I took was to return to FamilySearch to see if I could find any additional information about John and Lena. Using the advanced search for “John Hawkins” and spouse “Lena” returns a patron ordinance sheet that listed the couple. It states that John Hawkins married Lenah Dusenbury about 1784. She was listed as being “of Harrison, Westchester, New York.”2

A search for Lenah and then a batch search in the record set her information was found in turns up more about the female line (again!).3

Henry Dusenbury married Susannah Ogden. They are consistently listed as “of Harrison, Westchester, New York.” Their children:

Henry Dusenbury b. 1757
Wilmot Dusenbury (female) b. 17 Feb 1759
Lenah Dusenbury b. 5 Aug 1763
Freelove Dusenbury b. 13 Nov 1766
Parthenia Dusenbury b. 19 Sep 1772

1. 1850 U.S. census, Westchester County, New York population schedule, Rye, p. 96B, dwelling 58, family 12, Martha Hawkins household; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 22 Feb 2010); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M432, roll 615.
2. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [LDS], “International Genealogical Index,” database, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 26 Feb 2010), North America Region, entry for John Hawkins and Lenah Dusenbury, married abt 1784; citing FHL microfilm 1,553,838 (Patron ordinance submission sheets, 1969-1991), batch no. 5027008.
3. If you are interested in finding each reference, use the batch no. 5027006 or search using the names and dates provided above.

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