1. SAMUEL(1) HAWES, b.____ d____ m. (c) 1699, (traditionally) Ann* Spencer. Practically nothing is known of this earliest Virginia ancestor of the name. So far, I have been unable to find any documentary record in regard to him. The supposition that his wife was a daughter of Col. Nicholas Spencer of the Virginia Council cannot be credited. Col. Spencer's will, dated in Nomini, Westmoreland Co., Va., April 25, 1688, and proved January 15, 1699, mentions wife, Mrs. Frances Spencer; sons, William, Mottram, Nicholas, John, and Francis Spencer, but no daughter. (See Waters Gleanings in England, New England Genealogical Register, Vol. 45; pp. 65-68.) Spencer/Washington/Wright Connection
Probable issue of Samuel Hawes and Ann Spencer (?):
i. "Nicie," (probably a contraction for Eunice), b____ d. (c) July 1763; m. John Coleman of "Pine Forest," Spotsylvania Co.
ii. Isaac Hawes, b.____ d._____ m. Judith Aylett, dau. of William Aylett of King William Co. She m. (2) William Buckner of "The Neck," Caroline Co. Isaac and Thomas Hawes mentioned in Caroline Co. tax lists, 1783 to 1790, may have been his sons.
iii. Mary Hawes, b.____ d.____ m. (c) Frederick Coghill
of Caroline Co. A dau. Sarah Hawes Coghill, m. (c) 1760 Peter
Goodwin, 3rd of "Oakley." She was his 2nd wife.
iv. Elizabeth Hawes, b.____ d.____ m. Elijah (?) Daniel
2. v. Samuel Hawes, b. Feb. 1, 1727; d. bet. May 11, 1793 and June 10, 1794. (See Caroline Co. Tax Lists)
Will of John Coleman of Spotsylvania. Mar. 17, 1762; Aug. 1, 1763; mentions wife Nicie Coleman; "all my children that I have or shall have" (no names given); ex'ors wife, Richard Coleman, and Samuel Haws. Witnesses: Edward Cason, Benj. Hatter and Caleb Coleman. (Spots. Records)
A daughter of John and Nicie Coleman is supposed to have been the first wife of Peter Goodwin, 3rd of "Oakley." Her name is not known.
(Note: John Coleman Goodwin, s/o Peter & Sarah (Coleman) Goodwin, m. Nancy Graves. Sarah Coleman was the d/o John & Eunice "Nicie" (Hawes) Coleman.)
The Hawes family in America dates back to 1635, at which time Richard and Edward Hawes, presumable brothers, emigrated to New England and settled in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. From this point several members of the family removed to Virginia about half century later.
The name is derived from the old Saxon word "Hawe" which means thorn hedge. From this name came the names, Hawley, Haworth, Haughton, Howe and Hawes, the last two being the oldest and the most widely scattered.
The following brief and partial record of the Caroline-King and Queen family will serve to show how it was connected with other prominent families early in the eighteenth century, and also serve as a starting point for the genealogist:
Samuel Hawes 1st m. Anne* Spencer about 1712, and had issue: (1) Isaac Hawes, (2) Marye Hawes, who m. Elijah Daniel; (3) Elizabeth Hawes, who m.Thomas Coghill; (4) Nicie Hawes, b. 1723, who m. John Coleman III; (5) Samuel Hawes, II, b. 1727, m. Anne Walker in 1751.
*She is listed as Elizabeth on a land conveyance:
By deed of gift of June 18, 1745, Samuel
Hawes and Elizabeth, his wife, of Caroline County
conveyed two hundred and fifty acres of land in Essex
County to their eldest son Isaac. Deed Book 23, page 257.
Essex County Records.
(And who is this guy? -
Abstracts of Wills Vol X 1780-1782
From The New York Historical Society Collections, this 1901 volume features abstracts of wills on file in the Surrogates Office, City of New York, from 1780-1782.
Bibliographic Information: Abstracts of Wills Vol X 1780-1782, The New York Historical Society, 1901.
Page 122.--This is the last will and Testament of PRINCE HAWES,
formerly of Redding, in the County of Fairfield, Colony of Connecticut,
but now of the Township of Hempstead, Queens County, store-keeper.
All my just debts and funeral expenses to be paid. I leave to
my two brothers, Isaac and Samuel Hawes, now or late of "Kenk,"
in the County of Litchfield, Colony of Connecticut, all my wearing
apparel, to be divided as near equal as possible between them.
Whereas, I own a certain Block House, which I now occupy as a
store, situate near the public house or tavern of James Poole,
lying upon the Great Road, north side of Hempstead Plains, I require
the same to be sold at the discretion of my executors for ready
money. All my other goods, chattels or personal estate (except
the above-mentioned wearing apparel) to be sold, and the proceeds,
together with the ready money I die possessed of, to go to my
two brothers, Isaac and Samuel, and unto my three sisters, Eunice,
Zurviah, and Susannah Hawes, all now or late of "Kenk,"
in the County of Litchfield, Connecticut, in equal shares. I make
my trusty and well-beloved friends, David Seabury, of the City
of New York, merchant, and Richard Spragg, of the Township of
Hempstead, Queens County, executors.
Dated April 22, 1782. Witnesses, Richard Spragg, David V. D. Water, of Hempstead, yeoman, John Dickson. Proved, October 12, 1782. )
Samuel Hawes, II, and Anne Walker had issue: (1) Samuel Hawes III, b. 1754; (2) Walker Hawes I, b. 1755; (3) Anne Hawes, b. 1758, m. Henry Washington in 1775; (4) Elizabeth Hawes, b. 1759, m. Thomas Buckner; (5) Benjamin Hawes, b. 1782; (6) Mary Hawes, b. 1764, m. Robert Buckner; (7) Charlotte Hawes, b. 1765, m. 1st to Richard Buckner in 1782, 2d to William Buckner in 1797; (8) Aylett Hawes, b. 1768, m. 1795; (9) Richard Hawes, b. 1772, m. Clary Walker, 1792, d. 1848; (10) Walker Hawes II, named for older brother who died, was born 1776, m. 1797 and died in 1828.
Samuel Hawes, I, was commissioned Captain 2d Virginia Regiment February 19, 1776; Major 10th Virginia Regiment, October 4, 1777; Lieutenant-Colonel, March 1, 1778; transferred to 5th Virginia Regiment, January 1, 1783, and served until November 13, 1783. There is preserved in the State Papers of Virginia his discharge or certificate of service, with a large red wax seal attached, of which the following is a copy:
"I do certify that Sam'l Hawes was appointed an officer
in the 7th Virginia Continental Regiment in the winter of 1775-'76,
and continued in service till the close of the war at which time
he ranked as lieutenant-Colonel.
"Given under my hand this 27th of June 1807.
"Th. Posey, Late Lt. Col. in the Va. line on
Samuel Hawes II, or Samuel Hawes, Jr., as he is called in the records, represented Caroline county in the Virginia House of Delegates in the year 1784-5, 1785-6, 1786-7 and 1787-8.
Both Samuel Hawes and Samuel Hawes, Jr., were members of the Caroline Committee of Safety in 1774-1775. Samuel Hawes, Jr., was Clerk of that body.
A road branching off from the old State Road just a few yards north of the town limits of Bowling Green, and leading to Paige, bears the names Hawes' Lane, in honor of this ancient family.
Hawes Arms: Azure a fesse wavy between three lions rampant
Crest: Out of a mural coronet azure a lion's head or.
Virginia Genealogies #2, 1600s-1800s
Genealogies of Virginia Families, Vol. II, Hay Family, Extracted from Mike Cary's Fourth Bible, Page 893
Hawes in Spotsylvania Records
A deed dated Dec. 4, 1733, from William Eddings of St.
Mark's Parish to Henry Haws (sic) of same.
A deed dated Dec. 6, 1785 from Peter Mason and Eliza his wife of Berkeley pah. to Samuel Hawes of Caroline Co.,
Gent. to John Crawford of Spotsylvania Co.
Hanover records mention a William Hawes, Daniel Hawes, and James Hawes. About 1782. Wills of the following are to be found in the Essex Co. records: John Hawes, wife Betty; Samuel Hawes, will proved 16 Oct. 1786 by Margaret Hawes; Isaac Hawes, proved 19 Oct. 1789; and Elizabeth Hawes, proved 19 Oct. 1812, children Susan and Margaret Hawes. In Richard Co. the will of Henry Hawes, proved 1 May 1717, wife Ann Hawes, and son Henry.
Edmund, son of Edmund and Jane Porter Hawes, born in Solihull, where he was baptized October 15, 1612. He died in Yarmouth, Massachusetts, June 8, 1693. He came to Boston on the ship James in 1635. His wife died June 19, 1689, no name given. Windsor's History of Duxberry says her name was Lucy. John Hawes, son of Edmund and Lucy Hawes, was born between 1635 and 1650 and died at Yarmouth, Massachusetts, November 11, 1701. He married October 7, 1761 at Barnstable. Desire Gorham who was born at Plymouth April 2, 1644, eldest child of Captain John Gorham of King Philip's War and Desire Howland, daughter of John and Elizabeth Tulley Howland, both passengers on the Mayflower. Sons born in Yarmouth were:
1. Edmund, b. May 2, 1669, was living in 1692, not mentioned in his father's will 1701.
2. Johh, b. May 14, 1671, d. at Providence, Rhode Island, December 27, 1723, m. before March, 1708 or 1719 Mary and 2nd he m. November 26, 1723, Mary Mason.
3. Joseph b. July 16, 1673, m. 1st Mary, 2nd Bethias Winslow, third Sarah Hopkins.
4. Ebeenzer, b. March 24, 1678, m. Sarah Norton.
5, Isaac, b. March 9, 1680, m. July 8, 1701, Bethias Hawes.
6. Benjamin, b. March 20, 1682, m. in 1724 Abigail Fisher.
(Is it possible that another son was born after 1682? Could Samuel be the son of Edmund's brother, Richard? Or, might Isaac be Samuel's father, since Samuel named his first son Isaac?)