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Elizabeth Brown Hawks
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Birth: 1621, England
Death: Feb. 28

Headstone-difficult to read the acurate date. Could be Feb 8 ???


Born about1621
Died Feb 28??? She married 1683 Thomas Dibble of Windsor
NOTE Hindale Genealogy states her death 1689 Sep 29
Age 66

Father William Brown
Mother Lydia Ward

Married 3 times

First Marriage 1643
Col John Hawks

11 Hawks Children all born Windsor, CT

01 (M): John Hawkes
Born: 13 Aug 1643
Died: Unknown

02 (M): Nathaniel Hawkes
Born: 16 Feb 1644/45
Died: Unknown

03 (F): Elizabeth Hawkes
Born: 10 Jan 1646/47
Died: 1725

04 (F): Ann Hawkes
Born: 01 Oct 1648
Died: 25 Oct 1705

05 (M): Isaac Hawkes
Born: 11 Aug 1650
Died: 22 Jun 1659

06 (F): Mary Hawkes
Born: 23 May 1652
Died: Unknown

07 (F): Joanna Hawkes
Born: 08 Feb 1653/54 in Windsor, Hartford, CT
Died: 22 Nov 1729 in Deerfield, Franklin, MA
Spouse: William Arms

08 (M): Eleazer Hawkes
Born: 20 Dec 1655
Died: 22 Mar 1726/27

09 (F): Sarah Hawkes
Born: 29 Sep 1657
Died: 17 Dec 1751

10 (M): Gershom Hawkes
Born: 12 Aug 1659
Died: Unknown

11 Child


Second Marriage
Robert Hindsdale/Hensdale
Born 1617 England
Died 1675 Sep 18 died at Bloody Brook Ambush Deerfield, MA
Hinsdale Genealogy represents Elizabeth's death as 1689 Sep 29. In addition they state this marriage was not a happy union.


Third Marriage 1683 Jun 25
Thomas Dibble
Born 1615
Died 1689 Sep 29 Windsor or 1700 Oct 17 Windsor, CT
MEMORIAL in Palisado Cemetery in Windsor includes his name as a founder of Windsor. Site of his actual burial is unknown.

Taken from History of Hadley

John Hawks arrived in New England in June of 1630 on the Winthrop fleet from England with his brother Adam. John became a resident of Dorchester in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, while Adam settled in Charleston.
When John arrived, members of the Dorchester Company were there, but they still entertained their original idea of settling on the Charles River. This was later abandoned, and they remained in Dorchester. No corn had been planted or other vegetables. According to Roger Clapp, bread was very scarce, and fish was the only food that was in plentiful supply. Gov. Winthrop anticipated a scarcity of food for the coming winter and requested assistance. Food arrived by ship. There was considerable sickness in Dorchester as well as in towns of Salem and Charlestown, caused by long voyages, bad shelter, and poor provisions.

John took an active part in the affairs of Dorchester as evidenced by his being made a freeman at the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony on 3 Sep 1634, where his name was listed as John Hawkes. He was also a religious man.

Although Dorchester records do not show John Hawks as being one of the first group to arrive at Windsor, records do indicate he and his family remained there for some 24 years...arrived no later than the spring of 1636 and perhaps before.

Those who immigrated to Windsor "were mainly of an intelligent better class." Most could read and write, and they did not neglect the education of their children. Although no records exist, it is believed there were schools some years prior to 1650. Hartford had a school in 1642. In all probability Windsor established a school about that time or earlier and madeit an obligation upon the parents to send their children to school.

John and Elizabeth's children were all born in Windsor. Their births or baptisms are of record in the Windsor vital records that are a part of the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records.

In the late 1650s lands to the north in Massachusetts along the Connecticut River were being opened up for settlement. John was a little more orthodox in his views than the majority of the church members, and his being in disagreement with the ecclesiastical authorities of Connecticut over the manner of baptism and church membership was a deciding factor in his decision to leave Windsor (and move to Hadley, Mass.)

When (Hadley) lands were divided, John Hawks received six acres of meadow lands for his 150 pounds. His lot was on the westside of Main Street. The first record after the move was a town meeting held 8 Oct. 1660. John soon built a comfortable home for his family. Years later this land came into the possession of the Hooker family, and it was there that General Joseph Hooker was born. The house burned 6 Apr 1898 by a fire thatstarted on adjoining property. A smaller house was later built, and the property today is known as Hooker's birthplace.

John did not live long in his new home. He was buried 30 June 1662 in the Hadley Cemetery.

Upon his death his widow sold their lands in Hadley to their son-in-law Joseph Gillett in 1666. They resided there until about 1673 when he returned to Deerfield.

None of the family remained in Windsor.
We first hear of John Hawks in Windsor, Connecticut (where his name is found as Hawkes) and where in 1640 he had a lot granted him. His five sons and five daughters were all born in Windsor. There he probably married his wife Elizabeth. He moved to Hadley in 1660, having given his home at Windsor to one of his daughters. His name is on the list of "Engagers" to settle Hadley, on that memorable paper signed in Hartford, in 1659. He lived but two years after his removal to Hadley, and was buried in the old burying ground there, June 30, 1662.


Title: New England Marriages Prior to 1700
Author: Clarence Almon Torrey
Abbrev: Torrey
Publication: Baltimore MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985 & 1992
Abbrev: New England Marriages
Page: p. 219
Text: Thomas Dibble (-1700) & 2/wf Elizabeth (___) (Hawks) Hinsdale (-1689), w John, w Robert; 25 Jun 1683; Windsor, CT 
Old Hadley Cemetery
Hampshire County
Massachusetts, USA
Created by: M Cooley
Record added: May 01, 2014
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Elizabeth <i>Brown</i> Hawks
Added by: M Cooley
Elizabeth <i>Brown</i> Hawks
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The headstone photo on this profile is actually that of Elizabeth (Nims) Hawks (1712-1779) wife of John Hawks (1707-1784) and is from Old Deerfield Cemetery. Memorial # 30966433 . In a rush for headstone validation (and likely a google search from which t...(Read more)
 Added: Jul. 19, 2014

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