Scholefield Family Tree

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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