The Augustus Hawkins Family
of Washington County, Missouri

 

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Augustus Hawkins

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Children of Elizabeth & Augustus: (back row) Emily, Margaret, Milton, Ella. (front row) Jane, Mary, Rebecca.

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Elizabeth Jane Pinson

 

Augustus Hawkins was born 31 April 1818 near Potosi. He was the son of John Hawkins a Revolutionary War soldier who settled in Washington County, Missouri circa 1790.  Augustus married Elizabeth Jane Pinson 29 March 1841 & they became the parents of  13 children.  The family was living in Kingston T., WashCoMo. in 1870 cn.  Augustus died 26 July/Aug. 1890 & is buried in Blackwell, Mo.

Rebecca Kester ~ b: 23 Jan. 1842 - m: Soloman Stong - d: 13 July 1912

Jane ~ b: 24 Apr. 1843 - m: Francis (Frank) E. McGready - d: 20 Sept. 1922

Newton ~ b: 26 Nov. 1844 - m: Mildred Sloan McCormick - d: 13 Dec. 1888

Emily ~ 26 Nov. 1846 - d: 14 Apr. 1913

Milton ~ 2 Feb. 1849 - m: Kate McCormack - d: 6 Jan 1912

William ~ 15 May 1850 - d: 27 Dec. 1872

Austin ~ 20 March 1852 -

Margaret Ann ~ 30 Nov. 1854 - m: Filmore Higginbotham - d: 17 Aug. 1925

Iris ~ 25 Nov. 1856 - m: Thomas H. Mason - d: Jan. 1890

George W. C. ~ 29 June 1858 -

Mary ~ 19 Feb. 1860 -m: Francis Long - d: 14 Nov. 1929

Benjamin F. ~ 20 July 1862 -

Elsine (Ella)  ~ 24 July 1865 - m: William P. Maclay - d: 26 Oct. 1940

 

 

1850 census:
the Augustus Hawkins family is listed as:  Augustus, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Jane, Newton, Emily, Milton, William.   The family is living between the Peter W. Murphy & James H. Hawkins families.   Other near-by neighbors are:  Stinnett, Govero, Rongy, Blackwell, Perryman, Cain, Wilkerson, Cole, Smith, Clapp, Marler.
 

1870 Census:
The Augustus Hawkins family is living in Kingston Township.  Family members are: A. Hawkins - occupation: Farmer;  Elizabeth, Newton, Emily, Milton, William, Margaret, Iris, Mary, Elene, & Samuel Baker.

 

From:  History of Franklin, Jefferson, Washington, Crawford and Gasconade Counties - 1888 Reprint:   Augustus...........was born May 31, 1818; he was reared in Washington Co., in which county he has followed the occupation of farming all his life, owning a good farm of 375 acres.  He married Miss Elizabeth Pinson in 1841; she was born in Washington County in 1820.  To their union were born thirteen children, of whom nine are living, viz.: Rebecca (now Mrs. Solomon B. Strong),  Jane (the wife of F. E. McGready),  Newton, Emily, Milton, Margaret (now Mrs. Z. F. Higginbotham),  Iris, Mary (wife of Francis Long),  and Elsine.  Although a Union man Mr. Hawkins suffered severely during the war by those at whose hands he had a right to better treatment.  As one of the oldest settlers and most enterprising farmers of Washington County, he commands the respect and esteem of a host of friends and acquaintances.   

 

U.S. Land Patents for Augustus Hawkins:

 
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Patentee Name State County Issue
Date
Land Office Doc.
Nr.
Accession/
Serial Nr.
HAWKINS, AUGUSTUS  MO  Washington  11/1/1851  St. Louis  17926  MO0880__.050 
HAWKINS, AUGUSTUS  MO  Washington  10/10/1853  St. Louis  20976  MO0930__.354 
HAWKINS, AUGUSTUS  MO  Washington  10/1/1840  St. Louis  9458  MO0710__.162 
HAWKINS, AUGUSTUS  MO  St. Francois  10/1/1840  St. Louis  9540  MO0710__.239 
HAWKINS, AUGUSTUS  MO  Washington  3/1/1848  Jackson  9722  MO3550__.012 
 http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch/

 

Washington County Deed Records Index - 1813 - 1870 - Inverted:

Augt. Hawkins   from   N. Pinson -----------------Bk. E, Pg. 194
          "               "          "         - ------------------Bk. E, Pg, 195
          "               "        John F. Mudd - -----------Bk. H, Pg. 457
          "               "        John W.M.Clurg - --------Bk. J, Pg. 126
          "               "        Thomas Mothershead - ---Bk. J, Pg. 450
          "               "        Francis J. Smith - ---------Bk. K, Pg. 299
          "               "                 "            - -----------Bk. L, Pg. 68

 

 

Deed Records1813 - 1870 - Direct:

 

 

Placenames of Five Southeast Missouri Counties by: Gertrude Minnie Zimmer

HAWKINS MINE:
In Breton Township, WashCoMo - Mentioned in Schoocraft's A View of the Lead Mines (1819)

Hawkin Ford - (St. Francois Co.) - A crossing over the St. Francois River above Snake Den.  Named for a local family. 

 

 

 

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SOURCES:

Census

Deed Records

Lee Wright

History of Franklin, Jefferson, Washington, Crawford and Gasconade Counties