Scholefield Family Tree

Two years ago, to the day, I began this project. Where possible using online resources I have traced the family back and branched out to include siblings and the birth dates of their children. I am ready to call this one as done as I am going to get it at this point. Another project coming soon!

Compiled Report

This is a report of findings as I have entered them. Some bits from the blog may not have made it into this report and if you want to understand the steps taken to produce this work, the blog is invaluable.

The Scholefield Project

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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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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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Now that I have the names of James Armour Moore’s parents, will I be able to go back another generation? Finding the marriage record of the couple was not hard. It was also indexed for the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. An advanced search of familysearch.org for a Michael Moore with a spouse Susan who married about 1820 returns a marriage for “Michal” Moore to Susannah Hawkins on 10 Feb 1820 at Christ’s Church in Rye.1

This explains where Horace’s middle name came from and illustrates the fact that it it always a possibility that a couple will give a child a family surname as a middle name. If it hadn’t been so easy, I’d have likely checked both the name Hawkins and the name Armour as a possible last name for Susan.

The IGI also turns up a slew of Hawkinses in the same series of Christ’s Church records. I confirmed the information from the scans of the NYGBR at BYU.2 The names tell me I’m on the right track — Horace Hawkinses and Susan Moore Hawkinses.

John Hawkins and Lena
Horace c. 12 Aug 1792
Susanna c. 20 Mar 1793 (infant)

John Hawkins and Prudence
Dorothy c. 20 Mar 1793

Elizabeth Hawkins c. 20 Mar 1793 (witnesses were John and Prudence so Elizabeth could have been an adult)

John Hawkins
William Provoost c. 29 May 1803

William Hawkins and Martha Hawkins (m. 9 Nov 1822, Martha was baptised with her first daughter)
Susan Moore c. 1 Feb 1824
John Henry c. 22 Dec 1834 at age 10
Horace c. 22 Dec 1834 at age 7
Charles c. 22 Dec 1834 at age 5
Elizabeth c. 25 Feb 1849 (of the City of New York — baptism was witnessed by Mr. and Mrs. Read Peck. The couple also witnessed John Henry’s, Horace’s, and Charles’s 1834 baptism, which had been held at the home of John Hawkins.)
Deborah c. 3 Mar 1850 (of the City of New York — which likely also ties her to Elizabeth and therefore Wm and Martha.)

Burials:
15 Aug 1833 — Lana Hawkins, wife of John Hawkins of Sawpitt, aged 70 yrs.
22 Dec 1834 — William Hawkins of Rye, aged 30 years
4 Jun 1844 — Tuesday, buried at Port Chester, John Hawkins, aged 81 years & 4 mo.
7 May 1846 — Thurday, buried at Port Chester, Mary Hawkins of New York, aged 35 Years.
13 May 1850 — Monday, buried at Port Chester, Dorothy Hawkins, aged 69 years.
6 Dec 1851 — Saturday, at Port Chester, buried Elizabeth Hawkins, aged 75 years.

1. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [LDS], “International Genealogical Index,” database, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 28 Jan 2010), North America Region, entry for “Michal” Moore and Susannah Hawkins, married 10 Feb 1820, Rye, Westchester County, New York; citing FHL microfilm 0,962,875 (The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record), batch no. C510161.
2. Specific citations upon request.

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