74. William Hardin Hawkins was born on 27 March 1791 in USA, Kentucky.563 Hawkins, Hardin & Letitia V.
ca 1791 Hardin is born in KY (per 1850 census Hardin Co. KY)
He appeared in the census in 1840 in USA, Kentucky. The 1840 index for Hardin Co. KY has 2 Hawkins; Vincent (p 59) & James (p. 64) He died on 8 August 1851 at the age of 60 in USA, Kentucky, Hardin Co.. While I don't have positive proof as yet that William Hardin Hawkins is a son of James and Jane (Bourne) Hawkins, the following evidence supports this conclusion:
Jane Hawkins (wife of Capt. James Hawkins) left in her will "To Hardin Hawkins, one lot, one Negro Rubin at 450." All of her heirs were children or sons-in-law. Hardin is the name used by William Hardin Hawkins in all census records, etc.
William Hardin Hawkins daughter, Christina, married Hardin Hawkins, said to be her first cousin. Since Christina's husband's parents were James Morton Hawkins and Sally McMichael, this also fits that William Hardin and James Morton are brothers.
The 1860 census in Lawrenceburg, Anderson Co., KY includes on the same page:
James Morton Hawkins and his wife Sarah, Hardin Hawkins and his wife Christina (a George Baxter, 13 KY is living with them, a son of his sister, Sarah (Hawkins) Baxter), other children of James Morton Hawkins, a son of William Hardin Hawkins named Miles Hardin Hawkins married to Belsora McMichael (I do not know if she is related to Sally), and a daughter of William Hardin Hawkins, Ruth Foreman Hawkins, who is married to Peter Albert.
In Janet Claeys-Shahmiri's uncle's notes (Johnson Hawkins (aka David) deceased) he lists Hardin as a child of Captain James Hawkins. She says it is very difficult to read, but since she has been reading him for years now, she thinks he says
"Hardin born no later than 1805, there is no other basis for supporting Capt. James Hawkins had a son Hardin then the fact he shared in Jane Hawkins division of slaves in 1826. A lesser reason for thinking as is that James Morton Hawkins named a son Hardin so did his son Benjamin. Hardin if her son did not survive his mother Jane Bourne Hawkins. Jane died in 1842."
There was a Hardin Hawkins in Woodford County who may or may not have been this man."
This is transcribed by her uncle also:
"January 7, 1826, Anderson County, Kentucky
We Andrew McBrayer, James McClure and BP Settle, having met at the house of John Hackley agree to a request of the heirs of Jane Hawkins and have made the division of the said estate of Negroes as follow: (A "lot" was 2 slaves)
To William Zimmerman, lot of two, Nancy and Henry, values at 500 together.
To Hardin Hawkins,one lot, one Negro Rubin at 450.
To James Hawkins, Mariah and child Mahalie at 530.
To Joel Boston, one lot, Kitty and Marg at 525.
To John Foster, one lot, Melinda and Jams together 435.
To Thomas Jordan, one lot of two together named Amon and
Cely at 500 together
To John Hackley, one lot, Charles and child at 600.
To James Coleman, one lot, Milly and child _____ Martha.
The difference of valuation between each legate on the division was satisfied between all legatees by note on the differences between each lot.
With the exception of Mildred Brown, one of the legatees
of said estate, who has received the following Negros,
namely Nancy, Harry, Mary and child William. The valuation
of the four named Negros was $935, which is granted to her
by the legatees by her relinquishing her right to the boy Elie,
which is received by her mother Jane Hawkins.
Now with the exception of Mildred and Hardin, the others are all son-in-laws of Jane. Mildred being her daughter. She gave no slaves to her son James, so why Hardin?
Elizabeth married Edmund Foster
Lucy Ohio married James Coleman
Jane married John Hackley
Sarah (sally) married Joel Boston
Mary married Thomas Jordan
Mildred married ______ Brown
Fannie married William Zimmerman
son: James (twin of Jane) married Sally Buntain McMichael
son: Hardin ??
Letitia Van Meter "Letty" Chenoweth and William Hardin Hawkins were married on 13 March 1814 in USA, Kentucky, Nelson Co., Bardstown.84 Hardin Hawkins and Letty Chenoweth
Named in her father's will as Letitia Hawkins. They84 appeared in the census in 1820 in USA, Kentucky, Woodford Co..564 This is a possibility?
Harden Hawkins, 3 boys under 10, 1 male 16-18, 2 males 16-26, 1 male 26-45. 1 female 26-45.
If it is this Hardin Hawkins, it fits that he and his wife are the male/female 26-45 (Hardin 29 yr) Hardin and Letitia had 3 boys under 10 by 1820, that fits too. But who are the other 3 males?
Woodford was created in 1788 from Fayette Co., County Seat: Versailles. It's neighbors to the west are Anderson, Franklin, Mercer, with Nelson, Washington, Hardin and LaRue just to the west of them.
The Hawkins descendants of Uncle Capt Moses Hawkins settled in Woodford Co., KY, plus sister Jane married in John Hackley in Woodford Co. KY, in 1810.
They564 appeared in the census in 1830 in USA, Kentucky, Hardin Co..565 Hardin Hawkins:
1 boy under 5, Jerome
1 boy 5-10, Miles,
2 boys 10-15, (Andrew), Bud, James
1 man 30-40, Hardin
1 girl under 5, Mary Jane
1 woman 30-40, Letitia
One older son is missing, possibly Andrew? Letty and William565 appeared in the census on 14 October 1850 in USA, Kentucky, Hardin Co., District 1.566,567 Dwelling 560
HAWKINS, Hardin 59 M chair maker $800, KY
Letitia V. 54 F KY
Christina 16 F KY
Eleanora 14 F KY
Henry C. 8 M KY
75. Letitia Van Meter "Letty" Chenoweth568,569 was born on 11 June 1796 in USA, Kentucky, Nelson Co..570 She appeared in the census in 1870 in USA, Kentucky, Hardin Co.. Letitia, age 74, was living with her son, James Monroe, and his family during the 1870 Census. She died on 3 November 1875 at the age of 79 in USA, Kentucky, Hardin Co..570
|Andrew Jackson Hawkins was born on 3 April 1815 in USA, Kentucky.247 He died on 8 August 1836 at the age of 21.|
|William Chenoweth "Bud" Hawkins571,572 was born on 2 October 1817 in USA, Kentucky. Family papers dated June 8th, 1915 - William Hawkins, of Elizabethtown, Ky., now dead. Had children. He appeared in the census on 30 August 1850 in USA, Kentucky, Hardin Co., District 2.567,573 Dwelling 212|
HAWKINS, William 33 M painter $600 b. Ky
Lucy 28 F
Ellen 8 F
Nancy A 6 F
John H 4 M
Letitia 1 F.....all b in Ky
He appeared in the census on 15 June 1860 in USA, Kentucky, Hardin Co., Elizabethtown.89,569 Dwelling 8 Dist 2
HAWKINS, Wm. C. 42 m hotel keeper $2000 (real est) b. Ky
Lucy C 36 f
Nancy A 16 f
John H. 13 m
Letitia 10 f
Wm C. 9 m
Robt. H 6 m.....all b. in Ky
William appeared in the census on 3 June 1870 in USA, Kentucky, Hardin Co., Elizabethtown.89,569 Dwelling 80 Family 80 Elizabethtown Post Office
HAWKINS, Wm C. 53 m w Ret. Hotel Keeper $2500 b. Ky
Lucy 44 f w keeps house
William 18 m w clerks at hotel
Robert 16 m w " " "
Jenny 9 m w at home ......all b in Ky
He appeared in the census in 1880 in USA, Kentucky, Hardin Co., Elizabethtown.180 Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
William C. HAWKINS1 Self M Male W 62 KY Grocery Dealer KY KY
Lucy HAWKINS2 Wife M Female W 56 KY Keeping House KY KY
William C. HAWKINS3 Son S Male W 25 KY At Home KY KY
Robert HAWKINS4 Son S Male W 23 KY At Home KY KY
Census Place Elizabethtown, Hardin, Kentucky
Family History Library Film 1254417
NA Film Number T9-0417
Page Number 249B
He died on 28 May 1883 at the age of 65. William C. Hawkins, familiarly known as Bud, was the proprietor of a popular hotel on Main Cross St. in Elizabethtown. The building had been previously converted into brick from a wooden structure originally opened by James Perciful known as The Perciful House. The establishment had several landlords before Bud purchased it from Roderick Warfield sometime during the 1850's. In the 1850 census William was working as a painter, but by 1860 he is a keeping a hotel worth $2,000.
Bud and his wife and daughters ran the hotel for many years making good money until the fire of Aug 7, 1869 completely burned it down. Everything on his lot had gone, even his chicken coop with all his chickens. Bud's loss was estimated at $12,000 and he had no insurance. In spite of their losses, the business owners in the burned out area of Elizabethtown quickly began to rebuild. Haycraft's history of Elizabethtown written the same year (1869) lists how much had been accomplished. Wm C. Hawkins is listed as having put up a portion of his back building for his family to live in for the winter. The next year in the 1870 census William C. lists himself as a Ret. Hotel Keeper worth $2,500. He later moved to the lower end of town. His son, William Jr., went into business with him. They enjoyed a good business when the railroad shops were nearby at the base of cemetery hill. Bud lists himself as a grocery dealer in the 1880 census.
Haycraft says that Bud was a thrifty man who always made money by honest means in ways no one else would have thought of. He could snare more rabbits, kill more turkeys and deer than all his neighbors put together. Once, says Haycraft ' Mr. B. Frank Slaughter requested Bud to bring him all the rabbits he could capture at 10 cents each. The next day or so Bud came in loaded down to the guards and meeting Mr. Slaughter told him he had brought him some rabbits. "Very well," says Frank, "take them down to my wife and tell her to pay you 10 cents each." When Bud turned off Slaughter asked, "how many have you?" Bud replied, "only forty!" "Oh thunder!" says Frank. "Go around town and sell the most of them." After an hour Bud told him that he parted with all but twenty. "Here," says Frank, "is two dollars, but don't bring me another devilish rabbit." '
Haycraft also relates how Bud would help those who had no money even though he was considered a close dealer. Bud had good custom and would amuse his guests with his wit and comical stories. He was known to go out and invite half a dozen citizens to dinner, saying, "Come in and take a rough check." On another occasion a poor, ill, man stood despondently before his door and Bud called out, "Come in sir." The man replied that he had no money. "Ah, well," says Bud, "you are the very man I have been looking for. Come in." He got him his supper, lodging and breakfast, and after breakfast he took him to the railroad depot and paid his fare to the next station where the stranger said he had friends. On taking leave Bud said, "I will show how I am able to do this," ran his hand into the pocket of his trousers and hauled out a handful of gold and remarked, "If you come across another man in your fix, send him to me."
|James Monroe Hawkins9 was born on 25 April 1819 in USA, Kentucky. He died on 11 October 1896 at the age of 77 in USA, Kentucky, Hardin Co., Elizabethtown. He was buried in USA, Kentucky, Hardin Co., Elizabethtown, City Cemetery.574 James Hawkins and his wife Angeline, lived and died at Elizabethtown, Hardin Co., Kentucky, and left two sons - Taylor Hawkins and James Hawkins, Jr.; latter now dead.|
Family papers, dated June 8th, 1915
|Miles Hardin Hawkins was born on 4 December 1822 in USA, Kentucky, Larue Co..575 He died on 8 September 1901 at the age of 78.|
|Jerome Bonaparte Hawkins9 was born on 24 December 1825 in USA, Kentucky.247 He died on 13 October 1843 at the age of 17.247|
|Mary Jane Hawkins.|
|Ruth Foreman Hawkins was born on 23 April 1831 in USA, Kentucky, Anderson Co..248 She died on 4 April 1872 at the age of 40 in USA, Kentucky, Jefferson Co., Louisville.248 She was buried at Willisburg Cemetery in USA, Kentucky, Washington Co., Willisburg.248 Family papers dated June 8th, 1915 - Ruth Hawkins married Peter Albert; both dead. Left children.|
|Christiana Chenoweth Hawkins was born on 21 February 1834 in USA, Kentucky, Hardin Co., Valley Creek.247 2 Feb 1834 is in the LDS files She appeared in the census on 21 April 1910 in USA, Kentucky, Hardin Co., Elizabethtown, 1-Dist..576 Railroad Ave.|
166, 185 Hawkins, Christeen C, Head, W 76, Widowed, 10 child born 7 living, KY KY KY
Andrew J. Son, M W 44, D, KY KY KY, none
Hawkins, Cora M., Dau-in-law, F W 29, D, 2 child born & living, KY KY KY,
Harold G, Grandson, M W 9, Single, KY KY KY
Roy W., Grandson, M W 7, Single, KY KY KY
(Cora M is divorced from Claudius L. Hawkins)
She died on 18 July 1921 at the age of 87 in USA, Kentucky, Hardin Co., Elizabethtown.247 aft 1915 Christiana was buried at Elizabethtown City Cemetery in USA, Kentucky, Hardin Co., Elizabethtown.577 Family papers dated June 8th, 1915 - Christiana Hawkins married Hardin Hawkins. she still lives at Elizabethtown, Ky., and he is dead. Left children
LDS files has Crume has her middle name.
|Ellenora (Eleanor) Hawkins9 was born on 16 August 1836 in USA, Kentucky, Hardin Co., Elizabethtown.247 She died on 17 August 1855 at the age of 19.247 The 1850 Hardin Co., Ky census mentions an Eleanora, 14 yrs old.|
|Clay Henry Hawkins was born on 27 August 1842 in USA, Kentucky, Hardin Co., Elizabethtown.247 He died in 1910 at the age of 68 in USA, Kansas, Falls River.247 He was buried in USA, Kansas, Falls River.247 Family papers dated June, 8th, 1915 - Clay H. Hawkins - now dead. Married and divorced, no children.|