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John Hawks (1673 - 1704)

John Hawks aka Hawkes
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died at about age 31 in Deerfield, Hampshire (now Franklin), Province of Massachusetts Baymap
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John was the second child of this name born to the Hawkes family. Their first son was born in 1671; he was named John, after his father, but died young.[1]

John married Thankful Smead. He was killed by Indians during the Deerfield Raid of 29 Feb 1704.

John Hawks and Thanful Smead had the following children:

  • John Hawks born 6 June 1696 in Deerfield and killed in the raid 29 February 1704 (8 years old)
  • Nathaniel Hawks born 3 August 1698 in Deerfield deceased 10 Aug. 1698 (10 days old)
  • Martha Hawks born 4 October 1699 in Deerfield and killed in the 1704 raid (5 years old)
  • Thankful Hawks born 18 November 1701 in Deerfield and killed in the 1704 raid (3 years old)


  1. Genealogies of Hadley Families, p. 69.

See also:

  • "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 20 May 2022), John Hawks, Jr., 27 Feb 1704; citing Death, Deerfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, Boston; FHL microfilm 004325917.

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Hawkes-198 and Hawks-2 do not represent the same person because: Two different sons, one of whom died young. I've added info to each profile explaining the difference.
posted by Carole Partridge

Rejected matches › John Hakes (abt.1671-)

H  >  Hawks  >  John Hawks

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