Sunday, October 3, 2010

John Hawk family and will

John Hawk was my great-great grandfather. I am descended through his son George Washington Hawk. Here is some of the information I have on him. Copy of his will is at the end of this posting.

John Hawk married Margaret (Peggy) Groves in Hardy County, Virginia, June 5, 1823. They moved first to Tippecanoe County, Indiana and then to Christian County, Illinois.


1. George Washington Hawk, b. 2 Aug 1824, Virginia; d. 18 June 1908, Matagorda County, Texas; m. Salana Hudson, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.

2. Solomon Hawk, b. 22 Nov 1826, Hardy County, VA; d. 26 May 1915, Nodaway County, Missouri; m. Cevilla Moler.

3. Peter Hawk, b. 8 Nov 1828, Hardy County, VA; d. 15 April 1898, Clinton County, Missouri; married Effie Stingley 20 Jan 1853.

4. Jesse J. Hawk, b. 24 Oct 1830, Hardy County, VA; d. 7 Sept 1902 Finney County, Kansas, m. (1) Rachel Catherine Stingley and (2) Hannah DeShazer.

5. Fanny G. Hawk, 5 Nov 1832, Hardy County, VA, d. 21 Oct 1857, Christian County, Illinois; m. Andrew Hudson, brother of Salana Hudson.

6. Jacob W. Hawk, b. 15 Nov 1834, d. 21 Oct 1922, Barry County, Missouri, married Charlotte ?.

7. Rachael Hawk, b. 15 March 1837, Hardy County, VA; d. 3 July 1920, Piatt County, Illinois; m. William J. Monroe 15 March 1856 in Christian County, Illinois.

8. Catherine Hawk, b. 2 Aug 1839, Tippecanoe County, Indiana; d. 11 Aug 1919 in Montgomery County, Illinois; m. Christian Balsley 22 Mar 1858 in Christian County, Illinois.

9. John H. Hawk, b. 17 Mar 1842, Tippecanoe County, Indiana. d. 18 Oct 1862, St. Louis, Missouri, Illinois "Normal Regiment of Teachers," Co. D., 33rd Regiment, Illinois Volunteers.

10. Henry Hawk, b. 22 Aug 1844, Tippecanoe County, Indiana; marriage unclear at this time.

11. Sarah Jane Hawk, b. 1 Mar 1847, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, d. 24 June 1927, Nokomis, Montgomery County, Illinois; married John Miller Sale 22 Dec 1865.

Margaret Groves Hawk died 30 Sept 1858 in Christian County, Illinois and is buried there on the farm. John Hawk then married a widow, Nancy Kinnerman, 25 May 1859, in Indiana. They had one child:

12. Dolly Ann Hawk, b. 1861, Christian County, Illinois, d. between 1905 (birth of last child) and 1910 in Christian County, Illinois; married Thomas J. Raney, 27 Oct 1881, in Christian County, Illinois.

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