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Isaac Hawk Jr (1759 - 1839)

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Isaac Hawk Jr
Born in Winchester, Frederick County, Colony of Virginia, British Americamap
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Husband of — married about in Bath County, Virginia, United Statesmap
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Died in Locust Creek, Pocahontas County, West Virginia, United Statesmap
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Isaac Hawk Jr participated in the American Revolution


Isaac was born in 1759. Isaac Hawk ... He passed away in 1839.

1777- 01 Mar - Volunteered for six months. Started from Cape Capon, crossed the south branch of the Potomac, Patterson Creek, and north branch through Yough-Glade, across Laurel Hill to Monongahela to Fort Pitt and thence to Wheeling, where stationed. Discharged 01 Sep 1777.

1781- Ensign under Capt. George Hall in Lt. Col. Jas. Newell’s regulars of Hampshire. Served one month. Discharged and commission filed.

1782- He was with the detachment which guarded Colonel Neville and party who were making the final survey of the Mason and Dixon line marking the boundary between Virginia and Pennsylvania. Discharged 10 Nov 1782.

1787- Survey by Isaac Hawk, Valentine Switzer, & Rudolph Baumgarden, the first trustees for the village, of Watson (now Capon Springs) near the corner of Frederick, Hampshire & Hardy Co. VA. A little stream there was called "Hawks Run." [1]

1794- Moved to Bath County, now Pocahontas County, Virginia.

1833- Pension Application of Isaac Hawk[2]

On this third day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty three, personally appeared in open Court before the Court of Pocahontas County now sitting, Isaac Hawk, a resident of the County of Pocahontas aforesaid and State of Virginia aforesaid aged 74 years the 13 day of August last who being first duly sworn according to Law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June 7 1832.
That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers and served as herein stated; that he entered the service as a volunteer under Captain Moses Hutton, Lieutenant West Ward [sic: Sylvester Ward], and Ensign Andrew Heith [sic: Andrew Heth], on the 1 day of March 1777. The name of the Colonel and the Regiment is not now recollected, That at the time he entered the service he resided in the County of Hampshire and State of Virginia that he volunteered for six months and served out the full term, That he started from Cape Capon [probably Cacapon River] in the County of Hampshire aforesaid and crossed the South branch of the Potomac, Patterson Creek, and the North branch, then through the Alleghany, to the Yough Glades thence across the Laurel Hill, to the Monongahela River, and thence to Fort Pitt, and from thence to Wheeling, where he was stationed by the Command of General [Edward] Hand and remained six months. That he was in no engagement with the Indians, but was shot at by them, without receiving any wound, but that two of his fellow soldiers, to wit Jacob Knave and Jacob Crow were killed by the Indians within a very few paces of him, That he was discharged about the first day of September 1777, but received no written discharge from the commanding officer.
That on the 8 day of October 1782 he entered the service of his Country, as an Ensign in Captain George Bells Company, under Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Nevell’s [sic: Joseph Nevill’s] Reg’t. of Militia and served one month, at the expiration of which Term he was discharged by Colol Nevell – as will appear by a discharge herewith filed, as also his commission, which is dated 10 of August 1781. That at the time he entered the service as an Ensign he resided in the th County of Hampshire in the State of Virginia from which place he marched to the head of the Monongahela River, for the purpose of Guarding the commissioners appointed to run the line between the States of Virginia and Pensylvania [sic: Pennsylvania], but that he was not in any engagement. That from thence after receiving his discharge, he returned to the County of Hampshire where he resided until about the year 1794 when he removed to the County of Bath – now Pocahontas where he resided ever since, That he was born in the County of Frederick in the State of Virginia — That the only record he has of his age is his Fathers bible in which it is recorded
That he knows of no person now living who can testify to his service, that he has no other documentary evidence.
That he hereby relinquishes every claim to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension Roll of the agency of any state Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid [signed] Isaac Hawk

1837- Isaac Hawk made a will dated 18 January 1837. All six sons mentioned were in Wilkesville prior to John & Rebecca (Switzer) Hawk who came in 1810. They were Abraham, Isaac, Joseph, Benjamin, Samuel and Timothy.


  1. Patricia Walters of Fremont, California
  2. Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements & Rosters - Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris
  • United States Senate.The Pension Roll of 1835.4 vols. 1968 Reprint, with index. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1992.
  • Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls.
  • West Virginians in the American Revolution Compiled by Ross B. Johnston Reprinted with permission of the West Virginia Department of Archives and History Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc Baltimore, 1977 (pages 125-126)
  • Jackson, Ron V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp.. Virginia Census, 1607-1890. Compiled and digitized by Mr. Jackson and AIS from microfilmed schedules of the U.S. Federal Decennial Census, territorial/state censuses, and/or census substitutes
  • "United States Census, 1830," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 18 August 2015), Isaac Hawk, Pocahontas, Virginia, United States; citing 85, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 199; FHL microfilm 29,678.
  • Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files (NARA microfilm publication M804, 2,670 rolls). Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Record Group 15. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

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