Genealogical and Family History
STATE OF MAINE
Compiled under the editorial supervision of George Thomas Little, A. M., Litt. D.
LEWIS HISTORICAL PUBLISHING COMPANY
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[Transcribed by Coralynn Brown]
[Many families included in these genealogical records had their beginnings in Massachusetts.]
Adam Hawkes, the immigrant ancestor, was born in England, in 1608, and died at Lynn, March 13, 1672, aged sixty-four years. He sailed in June, 1630, in the Winthrop fleet, with seventeen hundred settlers, and located first at Charlestown, where he was living in 1634. He removed to Lynn, where he was a proprietor in 1638. He deposed in 1658 that he was aged about fifty. His son-in-law (stepson) Thomas Hutchinson deposed in the same case.
His wife Anne was admitted to the church Nov. 21, 1634. She died Dec. 4, 1669, and he married (second or third) June, 1670, Sarah Hooper. He left no will that is known, but the peculiar division of his estate suggests some will or arrangement not of record. Excepting John, the children of his first wife are not included in this division, and some authorities have concluded therefore that he was the only son, but the records of Lynn give several other sons, and Savage also gives them without question. Hawkes died March 13, 1671, and this division is dated March 27, 1672, between the widow Sarah, son John, daughter Sarah, William Cogswell for his wife, Frances, Samuel, Thomas and Edward Hutchinson; Elizabeth Hart and Moses Hawkes, son of John.
The homestead was in what is now (1908) Saugus, a mile and a half from the center, on the Lynnfield road, on a knoll near Close Hill. He had much litigation with the owners of the Lynn Iron Works on account of having his meadows flooded after the stream was dammed. Some of the original bricks which were brought over from England are still in use on the farm. On one of the bricks the date 1601 was found when the old chimney was taken down. The original cast-iron fireback had the coat-of-arms of the family, it is believed. though according to tradition the armorial was the national emblem of England.
1. John, born about 1633, mentioned below.
2. Adam, died young.
3. Moses, born before 1660.
4. Benjamin, born before 1660.
5. Thomas, born before 1660.
6. Susanna, born before 1660.
Children of Adam & Sarah:
7. Adam, born May 12, 1664.
8. John, born April 25, 1668.
Child of Adam & Sarah (Hooper) Hawkes:
9. Sarah, born June 1, 1671.
He probably had two wives named Sarah, and had given his elder children their share of his estate before his death, leaving his eldest son John to provide for his stepchildren, youngest child and widow.
(II) John, son of Adam Hawkes, was born about 1633, in Charlestown, probably. He had the homestead after his father's death. He was admitted a freeman in 1690; died Aug. 5, 1694.
He married June 3, 1658, Rebecca Maverick, daughter of Moses Maverick, who was the founder and for many years the only magistrate at Marblehead, Mass. The wife of Moses and mother of Rebecca was a daughter of Isaac Allerton, who came to Plymouth in the "Mayflower," and was lieutenant-governor of the Plymouth colony.
Hawkes married (second) April 11, 1661, Sarah Cushman.
Child of 1st wife:
1. Moses, born November, 1659.
Children of 2d wife:
2. Susanna, born Nov. 29, 1661-62.
3. Adam, born May 12, 1664.
4. Ann, born May 3, 1666.
5. John, born April 25, 1668.
6. Rebecca, born Oct. 18, 1670.
7. Thomas, born May 18, 1673.
8. Mary, born Nov. 14, 1675.
9. Ebenezer, mentioned below.
(See Essex Inst. Coll. xxiv, 161-80; Lynn Vital Records and Savage's Gen. Dict.)
(III) Ebenezer, son of John Hawkes, was born in Lynn about 1678. He was probably the "old Ebenezer" who died at Lynn, Dec. 9, 1766. He removed to Marblehead, his family being interested through the Maverick relationship in that town. He was proprietor of Marblehead Neck in 1724, when it was voted to divide, and was appointed, with John Waldron and Richard Trevett the committee to divide the land. (p. 333, History of Marblehead).
He married (first) June 16, 1701, Elizabeth Cogswell, of Ipswitch. She died June 16, 1718, and he married (second) (Intentions dated May 13, 1719) Mrs. Sarah Newhall, who died of cancer May 27, 1732.
Children, b. at Lynn:
1. Ebenezer, born July 14, 1702; mentioned below.
2. Elizabeth, born April 24, 1704.
3. Samuel, born May 12, 1716, had a son Ebenezer.
Perhaps others not recorded.
(IV) Ebenezer (2), son of Ebenezer (1) Hawkes, was born in Lynn, July 14, 1702. He married at Marblehead (intentions dated April 11, 1725) Anna Breed. He married (second) at Boston Nov. 9, 1732, Ruth Graves, widow. He was called a blacksmith in this record.
He was one of the early settlers of Windham, Maine, and attended the proprietors' meeting as early as Jan. 19, 1738. He and others received a grant of land then for a sawmill on Horsebeef Falls. The mill was built and accepted Dec. 13, 1740. His descendants have lived in Windham to the present (1908) time.
1. Ebenezer, mentioned below.
2. Benjamin (?).
(V) Ebenezer (3), son of Ebenezer (2) Hawkes, was born in 1726, in Marblehead, and died in 1805, at Windham. His gravestone is in the old Smith burial-ground in that town.
Joseph, mentioned below.
(VI) Joseph, son of Ebenezer (3) Hawkes, was born in Windham in 1768, and died there in 1837. He was a member of the Society of Friends, and was a prime mover in the establishment of the church at Windham. He was a prominent citizen.
His wife, Rebecca ____, born 1780, died 1838.
2. Joseph Jr., born 1812, died Jan. 19, 1844; buried at Windham.
3. Ebenezer, born May 14, 1817, died July 1, 1882, mentioned below.
4. Abner Lowell, born 1820, died 1841.
5. Ellen, born 1824, died 1881.
(VII) Ebenezer (4), son of Joseph Hawkes, was born in Windham, Maine, May 14, 1817, and died there July 1, 1882. He was educated in the public schools of his native town, and was a farmer all his active life. He had an excellent dairy, and made a specialty of market-gardening. In early life he followed the trade of shoemaking in the winter season. In politics he was a Republican. He was an active and prominent member of the Methodist Episcopal church.
He married Ellen Wilson, born in Falmouth, Maine, in 1824.
1. Wilson Levi, mentioned below.
2. Wesley M.
(VIII) Dr. Wilson Levi, son of Ebenezer (4) Hawkes, was born in Windham, Maine, Feb. 25, 1848. He received his education in the public schools of Windham, the Gorham Seminary, Bates College, the Nichols Latin School, of Lewiston, and the Maine Medical School, at Brunswick, where he was graduated in 1872. He began to practice medicine in Portsmouth, N. H., but after a short time removed to York, Maine, where he became permanently located and has a large general practice.
In politics Dr. Hawkes is a Republican. He is a member of St. Aspinquid Lodge of Free Masons, of York; of Unity Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, South Berwick; of Maine Council, Royal and Select Masters; and of Bradford Commandery, Knights Templar, of Biddeford; of Kora Temple, Order of the Mystic Shrine, and the Maine Consistory, of Portland. He is one of the best known Masons of this section. He is also a member of the Knights of Pythias. He is a member of the Congregational church.
He married (first), Oct. 31, 1872, Mary W. Perkins, daughter of Edward Perkins, of Lewiston. His wife died Jan. 9, 1880, and he married (second) Nov. 17, 1881, Laura H. Chase, born Dec. 1, 1847, daughter of Josiah Chase, of York.
Children of 1st wife:
1. Ralph W., born May 9, 1876; graduated from the school of York, the Portsmouth high school, and Dartmouth College, class of 1901, and from Boston University Law School in 1904; now (1908) practicing law in Worcester, Mass.
Married Georgia Bancroft, of Millbury, Mass., who died Jan. 24, 1906.
Child: Georgia Bancroft, born Dec. 30, 1905.
2. Ellen M., born Dec. 24, 1879, educated in the public schools of York and the Portsmouth high school, and graduated at the latter.
Child of 2d wife:
3. Edward Chase, born March 4, 1886, student in Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass.