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James Hawley (abt. 1765 - abt. 1815)

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James Hawley
Born about in NYmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died about in Newgate Prison, NY, NYmap
Profile last modified 7 Nov 2019 | Created 4 Mar 2016 | Last significant change: 7 Nov 2019
22:08: Randall Williamson edited the Biography for James Hawley (abt.1765-abt.1815). [Thank Randall for this]
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James was the first tavern keeper in the village of Victor, NY. Sometime before 1810, James got into a "domestic dispute" with his wife, Hannah, who ran to a neighbor, Joseph Perkins, for refuge. James then burned down his neighbor's barn in Victor, NY and was convicted in a trial and sentenced to 10 years at hard labor at Newgate Prison in New York City, where he died about 1815. His brother, Abner, testified against him at the trial.


"Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2 September 2019), entry for James /Hawley/; "Ralph Hall - Shirley Brand" file (2:2:2:MMD8-W1F), submitted 3 November 2013 by Ralph_L_Hall [identity withheld for privacy].

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