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John Hawkins
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Birth: Sep. 22, 1788
Jeff Davis County
Georgia, USA
Death: Oct. 22, 1879
Jefferson County
Illinois, USA

John married Susan Stamper abt 1816 in GA. She was " . . . an Indian girl. The story is told that she wore her ceremonial dress for their wedding, then destroyed it saying she was now going to live like a white woman. . . ". They had 11 children.
John & a brother " . . moved from Georgia to Connersville, Indiana where John's occupation was rafting logs down the river to New Orleans, Louisiana. The raft was sometimes a quarter of a mile long and was guided by men with cars. In 1840 both brothers moved to Illinois where they settled on adjoining farms in Jefferson County in the Texico area. It is said that each received 80 acres of land for their service in the Kentucky War. . . . ". John also fought in the War of 1812 as a "hunter".
After Susan's death, John married Amelia 'Milley' Davis (b 1801 NC, d 1871); they were married abt 1834 and had 4 children. [SOURCE: Sharon Crush,] 
Family links: 
  Amelia Davis Hawkins (1801 - 1871)*
  William Hawkins (1817 - 1880)*
  Joseph Hawkins (1824 - 1912)*
  Elisha H. Hawkins (1835 - 1925)*
  Pleasant H. Hawkins (1839 - 1931)*
*Calculated relationship
Antioch Cemetery
Jefferson County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Row# 11
Created by: George Cassady
Record added: Mar 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67479206
John Hawkins
Added by: Gail Helton
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