Benjamin Hawkins


Benjamin Hawkins

Sixpound Township, Warren County, North Carolina, USA
Death 6 Jun 1816 (aged 61)
Roberta, Crawford County, Georgia, USA
Burial Roberta, Crawford County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 7826310 View Source
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U.S. Continental Congressman, U.S. Senator. He attended the College of New Jersey and during the Revolutionary War, he served as a Colonel on the staff of General George Washington, as his interpreter. After the war, he was a member of the North Carolina State House of Commons, (1778-79, 84) and a member of Continental Congress, (1781-83, 87). He also was appointed by Congress to negotiate treaties with the Creek and Cherokee Indians in 1785. In 1789, he was elected to the United States Senate, serving until 1795. After leaving the Senate, he was appointed Indian agent for all the tribes south of the Ohio River by President Washington in 1796 and held the office until his death.

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