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Sophronia Alvord Hawkes
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Birth: Aug. 5, 1804
Madison County
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 3, 1837
Far West
Caldwell County
Missouri, USA

Daughter of Thaddeus Alvord and Martha Bromley.
Sophronia was very young when her mother died leaving a large family of young girls.
She met and married Joseph Bryant Hawkes abt 1820 in Niagra Falls, New York.
For 200 years this strong Puritan family had lived and prospered in the eastern seaboard states. In 1822, Joseph Bryant and his wife Sophronia Alvord were living in Lockport, Niagara, New York. Then, all of a sudden, in 1828, they move from Lockport, then on to Pontiac, Michigan, in 1829. Next, they moved to Commerce, Michigan, in 1834. Then, by 1836 on to Far West, Missouri.
Three years after leaving the state of New York in 1828, Joseph Bryant and Sophronia received a testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel and joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in January 1831, while living in Michigan. The Church had been organized only 10 months earlier, April 6, 1830. Because of persecution, many of the saints eventually moved to a new settlement called Far West, Missouri. Here Sohpronia gave birth to her last son Joshua and 7 1/2 months later, she passed away. She was buried in the local cemetery west of town. By 1886, the cemetery had fallen into disuse and was used as a cornfield.
She and Joseph Bryant had been married for 17 years. They were married about 1820, when she was 16 and he was 21 years old. At her death, she was 33 and he was 38.

Sophronia and Joseph Bryant Hawkes had 5 children. Only Lucy and Joshua would live to marry and have children of their own.
1) Samuel HAWKES was born on 2 Jan 1823 in Lockport, NY. Samuel died April 24, 1843 Nauvoo of consumption at age 21.
2) Lucy Alvord HAWKES Allen was born on 27 Feb 1829 in Pontiac, Oaklank County, MI.
3) Levi HAWKES was born on 2 Jul 1831 in Pontiac, Oaklank County, MI. Levi drowned in Mississippi River, July 31, 1845. He was only 14 yrs old.
4) Alzina HAWKES was born on 4 Aug 1834 in Camerick, Oakland County, MI. Died a toddler November 26, 1835
5) Joshua HAWKES was born on 20 Aug 1836 in Far West, Caldwell County, MO.
Family links: 
  Thaddeus Alvord (1781 - 1874)
  Martha Bromley Alvord (1781 - 1814)
  Joseph Bryant Hawkes (1799 - 1862)
  Samuel Hawkes (1823 - 1843)*
  Lucy Alvord Hawkes Allen (1829 - 1888)*
  Levi Hawkes (1831 - 1845)*
  Joshua Hawkes (1836 - 1914)*
  Sophronia Alvord Hawkes (1804 - 1837)
  Albina Alvord Hawkes (1814 - 1853)*
  Charlotte Alvord Curtis (1815 - 1879)**
  Joseph Bonaparte Alvord (1830 - 1908)**
  Martha Bromley Alvord Campbell (1833 - 1882)**
  Benjamin Broth Alvord (1834 - 1927)**
  Simeon Riley Alvord (1837 - 1873)**
  Gideon William Alvord (1841 - 1918)**
*Calculated relationship
Far West Cemetery (Defunct)
Caldwell County
Missouri, USA
Plot: unmarked
Created by: JJ
Record added: Jan 19, 2012
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