To further complicate matters, there are records in the Library of Virginia where John Hawk and Nicholas Hawk received land grants in Harrison County, VA (now WV) in 1789 and 1787 respectively. Are these the same two Hawks who were granted land in Hardy County? Quite probably. Have I done any research in Harrison County? Nope. I didn't find any census records for either of these two in Harrison County either.
Mark Hale in his book Return to Greenland, Volume 1, pub 2000, believes Nicholas (wife Elizabeth) is probably a brother and that these three were the sons of Jacob and Catherine Haak. There is a Nicholas Hawk in neighboring Randolph County, who disappears by 1796 and is replaced by Elizabeth Hawk. Randolph County was formed from Harrison County in 1787.
- Look at Rev. Daniel Schumacher's Baptismal Records, publication of the Pennsylvania German Society, Volume 1, 1960, as well as baptismal records in Pennsylvania at the Family History Library.
- Research Randolph/Harrison Counties, WV records for more information on Hawk families.
- Order a copy of the deed from Nicholas Hawk to Nicholas Michael in Hardy County, WV.
So perhaps I had the information all along. That wouldn't be the first time that's happened!