d.BEF 20 MAY 1779
Facts and Events
Benjamin Hawkins was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
- Hawkins, Benjamin. Will probate May 1779. Names wife, Martha, and children: William, James, John, Borden, Magdalen and Sarah. [Source: Early Marriages, Wills and some Revolutionary War Records, Botetourt County, Virginia, Compiled by Anne Lowry Worrell, pg. 57].
Records of Benjamin Hawkins in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:
- Page 416.--13th May, 1762. Borden's executors to Samuel Todd, £12, 200 acres, part of 92100; cor. Wm. Hall; cor. to the Meeting House; cor. James Camphell's new survey, Samuel McMurtry's line. Teste: Benj. Hawkins. Alex. Collyer, Samuel McMurtry. Delivered: Richard Williamson, 26th May, 1774.
- Vol. 1 - JUNE 21, 1763. - (113) New Commission--John Chiswell, John Buchanan, John Wilson, Silas Hart, Andrew Lewis, James Lockhart, Richard Woods, Robert Breckinridge, Patrick Martin, Wm. Preston, Alexr. Sayers, John Bowyer, John Dickenson, John Christian, Francis Tyler, Daniel Smith, John Archer, James Buchanan, Archd. Alexander, Israel Christian, Mathew Patton, John Maxwell, John Poage, James Lockridge, Felix Gilbert, Abraham Smith, James Trimble, Charles Lewis, Samuel McDowell, George Moffett, Benj. Hawkins, Francis Kirtley, Andrew Bird--dated 16 April, 1763.
- Page 374.--9th April, 1764. Received of John Bowyer the sum of £588, 9, 9. in full of my wife's estate which he was guardian for, pay received by me.--Benjamin Hawkins.
- Page 118.--19th August, 1765. Samuel Todd and Jane to William and John McKee, £170, 400 on head of North Branch of Buffalo Creek, Borden's line. Teste: Benj. Hawkins, Joseph Robinson, Alex. Evans. Delivered: Wm. McKee, September, 1775.
- Page 20.--8th August, 1766. Borden's executors to John Dunlap, £11, 150 acres, part of 92100, on Hays Creek, Samuel Dunlap's line, chesnut on Mount Miserable (Missorable). Teste: Benj. Hawkins, James Cowden.
- Page 460.--19th August, 1766. Andrew Miller's bond (with Israel Christian, Benj. Hawkins) as administrator of Jno. Miller.
- Page 240.--10th March, 1767. David Miller and Hannah to Israel Christian, merchant, £16, 120 acres on a branch of Buffalo, a branch of Roan Oak, Baptist McNabb's line Edward McDonald's line. Teste: Francis Smith, Wm. Christian, Wm. Preston, Robert Breckenridge, Ben. Hawkins, Wm. Fleming, Edward Carvin, Stephen Trigg, Nathan ( ) Gillilan, Wm. Christian. Delivered: Israel Christian, 9th February, 1773.
- Page 130.--16th August, 1768. Francis Smith's bond (with Benjamin Hawkins, George Skillern, Patrick Shirkey) as administrator of David Miller.
- Vol. 1 - MAY 20, 1779. - (479) Benjamin Hawkins's death abates suit. (Note: establishes that Benjamin Hawkins had died prior to this date).
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1779 (D). - Bowyer vs. McCown.--Ejectment, 1st February, 1773. John Bowyer and Magdalene, his wife, late Magdalene Borden, widow and relict of Benjamin Borden, the younger, and Benjamin Hawkins and Martha, his wife, late
Martha Borden, only surviving child and heiress of the said Benjamin Borden.
- Vol. 2 - (undated, appears to be abt. 1797) - Robert Harvey and Martha, his wife et als., vs. John Bowyer--O. S. 140; N. S. 48--. Orators Robert and Martha are children of Magdalen Bowyer of Rockbridge, wife of John. Complainants are, viz: Robert Harvey and Martha; David McGavock and Elizabeth; James McDowell of Rockbridge; James McDowell, son of John, said John next friend to his infant children, Polly, Samuel, William, Sarah and John; George Moffett and Sarah, his wife, representatives of Magdalen Bowyer, deceased. Samuel McDowell of Jessamine County, Ky., deposes 26th July, 1808: Was son of Magdalen; was Dr. McDowell; moved to Kentucky with his family in 1783. Andrew Reed was Samuel's son-in-law. Martha Harvey was only daughter of Benj. Borden, her sister Hanna having died infant and intestate. Elizabeth McDowell was widow of James McDowell (deceased intestate), son of Magdalen. Martha had been the wife of Benj. Hawkin's, deceased. Benj. Borden, Jr., died April, 1753. Magdalen Bowyer and Mary Greenlee were sisters-in-law. John McClung deposes 7th August, 1809, he was acquainted with Gen. John Bowyer on his arrival in this country, which was about fifty-five years ago. John came as a school teacher, which he followed only a few months, when he married Mrs. Magdalen Borden. Samuel McDowell's wife was sister of deponent. William Patton deposes (same time as above) that in fall coming it will be about 55 years since Genl. John Bowyer came first to this part of the country. Deponent was about 13 years old. Bowyer opened a school which William attended, and in a few weeks Bowyer and Magdalen were married. Bowyer had of property only a horse and saddle and the usual clothes which young men in his station had. (Note: Benjamin Hawkins' wife Martha married Robert Harvey, mentioned in the record above, after he died).
Information on Benjamin Hawkins
source: Borden line from my own gedcom as Borden ties to Branson.
source: "Kegley's Virginia Frontier"
"Martha Borden married Benjamin Hawkins (1764) who made a settlement with John Bowyer as guardian to his wife. The residue and best part of the Borden estate was now in the lands of Catawba and to the middle tract there the Hawkinses repaired to live. Hawkins died early leaving wife Martha and children Wm, John, Jas, Borden, Magdalen, Sarah."
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