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Eleazar Hawks I (1655 - 1727)

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Deacon Eleazar (Eleazer) "Eliezer" Hawks I aka Hawkes
Born in Windsor, Connecticutmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 30 Apr 1689 in Deerfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts Baymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Deerfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts Baymap
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Biography

Eleazer (or Eliezer) Hawks was born in Windsor, Connecticut, on December 20, 1655, the son of John ( ____ - 1662) and Elizabeth Hawks. Eleazer was a Deacon in Deerfield, Massachusetts. He served as a Sergeant in King Philip's War and participated in the Turner's Falls Fight of 1676 at Peskeompscut under Captain William Turner, emerging "without a scratch." He was surveyor in 1689. He served as selectman variously between 1691 and 1727. He had a share in the eight thousand acres of land formerly granted to Dedham, Massachusetts, May 6, 1723. He was moderator of town meetings twenty-six times between 1700 and 1723.
On April 30, 1689, at Deerfield, Massachusetts, he married Judith Smead (1665 - 1718), daughter of William Smead. The first marriage recorded in the town register. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

Children:

  1. Elizabeth, born February 26, 1690; died January 1, 1691.[3]
  2. Thankful, born February 26, 1690; married 1st, August 31, 1715, Thomas Taylor, drowned at Northfield, 1717, 2nd, 1718, Daniel Ashley of Westfield, 3rd, March 6, 1729, Capt. William Symes of Keene.[2][3]
  3. Elizabeth, 2nd, born January 26, 1692; died August 11, 1693.[3]
  4. Eleazer, born December 26, 1693; married, November 24, 1714, Abigail Wells; died May 14, 1774.[2][3]
  5. Mary, born December 2, 1695; married, July 30, 1712, Jonathan Patterson of Northfield.[2][3][5]
  6. Elizabeth, 3rd, born November 1, 1697; married, July 12, 1717, Hezekiah Stratton of Northfield.[2][3]
  7. Nathaniel, born October 9, 1699; died 1754.[2][3][5]
  8. Sarah, born July 26, 1701; married, November 22, 1726, Thomas Wells.[2][3]
  9. Hannah, born July 7, 1703; married, November 3, 1727, Samuel Allen; died 1771.[2][3][5]
  10. John, born December 5, 1707; died 1784.[2][3][5]

His wife Judith died on January 27, 1719, at the age of 53. Deacon Eleazer Hawks died at Deerfield, Hampshire County (now Franklin), Massachusetts, on March 27, 1727, at the age of 71. He and his wife were buried at the Old Deerfield Burying Ground. [2] [3] [5] [7] [8]

Inscription on grave marker:[5]

HERE LIES Ye BODY OF DEACON ELEAZER HAWKS DYED MARCH Ye 27TH 1727 IN Ye 72D YEAR OF HIS AGE AND ALSO JUDETH HAWKS WIFE TO DEACON ELEAZER HAWKS DEDs JANy Ye 27TH 1718 IN Ye 54th YEAR OF HER AGE

Research Notes

  • Birth Place: Eleazer's birthplace is likely Windsor, Connecticut, based on a Windsor birth source from "Welles,"[1] and "Boltwood's" assertion that his father, John, "came [to Hadley, Massachusetts,] abt. 1660, from Windsor, Ct."[2]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 Welles, Edwin. Births, Marriages, and Deaths Returned from Hartford, Windsor, and Fairfield (Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co., 1898) Page 45: "Births in Wynsor, Folio 181 Eliefor fonn of John Hakes borne Decembr 20 1655"
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 Boltwood, Lucius Manlius. Genealogies of Hadley Families - Embracing the Early Settlers of the Towns of Hatfield, South Hadley, Amherst and Granby. Northampton: Metcalf & Company, Printers, 1862. Page 69. Citiing: "HAWKES, John, came abt. 1660, from Windsor, Ct. ... 3. ELIEZER, s. of John, (1), b. Dec. 20, 1655, was deacon in Deerfield, where he d. March 22, 1727. He m. April 30, 1689, Judith, dau. of William Smead of Nh. Children Thankful, b. 1690, m. (1) Thomas Taylor; (2) Daniel Ashley of Westfield ; Eliezer, b. 1693; Mary, b.1695, m. Jonathan Pattison; Elizabeth, b. 1697, m. Hezekiah Stratton; Nathaniel, b. 1699; Sarah, b. 1701, m. 1726, Thomas Wells; Hannah, b. 1703, m. 1727, Samuel Allen ; John, b. 1707."
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 Sheldon, George. A History of Deerfield, Massachusetts: The Times When and the People by Whom it was Settled, Unsettled and Resettled, with Genealogies. Vol. II. Deerfield, Mass: Press of E.A. Hall & Company, 1895. Page 189. Citing: "3. Eliezer, s. of John (1), b. 1655 ... he m. Apr. 30, 1689, Judith, dau. Wm. Smead, the first marriage recorded in the town register; she d. Jan 27, 1718-19, a. 54. [10 children w/ dates]"
  4. Cutter, William Richard. New England Families Genealogical and Memorial. Vol. I-IV. New York, USA: 1915. Vol. 3. Page 1477. Citing: "(II) Sergeant Eleazer Hawks, son of John and Elizabeth Hawks, was born December 20, 1655, died March 27, 1727, is buried in the old burying ground at Deerfield. ... [historical civil facts] ... He married, April 30, 1689, Judith Smead, who died January 29, 1718-19, at the age of fifty-four years, daughter of William Smead. [10 children, with dates, spouses]."
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 30 March 2018), memorial page for Deacon Eleazer Hawks (20 Dec 1655–27 Mar 1727), Find A Grave: Memorial #39282957, citing Old Deerfield Burying Ground, Deerfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by GWC (contributor 46861802) .
  6. Deerfield Vital Records: Citing: Marriages: "[Hawks,] Eliezar and Judeth Smead, Apr. 30, 1689." Page 194.
  7. Deerfield Vital Records: Citing: Deaths: "[Hawks,] Judeth w. of Eleizer, Jan. 27, 1718-9." Page 290.
  8. Deerfield Vital Records: Citing: Deaths: "[Hawks,] Eliezer, Dea., Mar. 27, 172[torn]. (1721, T.C.) Head of family."Page 289.

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