Locating the Missing

Scholefield Family Tree

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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