Facts and Events
||Deacon Eleazer Hawks
||20 Dec 1655
||Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
||30 Apr 1689
||Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United Statesto Judith Smead
||27 Mar 1727
||Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States
||Old Deerfield Burying Ground, Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States
He and his brother Gershom were taxed on Lot 15 in Hadley, the family home, in January 1681/2. One of the first permanent settlers in Deerfield in the 1680s. Deerfield was settled then burned out several times by Indians, including a massacre in 1704 that killed all of his brother John’s family and many others, though his immediate family escaped unharmed. Eleazer was active in the town, known as “Deacon” by 1699. He served as town selectman and on various committees off and on from 1691 to 1726.
Epitaphs in the Old Burying-Ground at Deerfield, Mass. 
HERE LYES Ye BODY OF
DEACON ELEAZER HAWKS
DYED MARCH Ye 27th
1727 IN Ye 72d
YEAR OF HIS AGE
AND ALSO Mrs JUDETH
HAWKS WIFE TO DEACON
ELEAZER HAWKS DECd JANy
Ye 27 1718 IN Ye 54th
YEAR OF HER AGE.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 John Hawkes, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011), 3:260.
"Eleazer Hawks, b. Windsor 20 December 1655 [Grant 46; CTVR 45]; …"
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Sheldon, George. A History of Deerfield, Massachusetts: the times when and the people by whom it was settled, unsettled, and resettled, with a special study of the Indian wars in the Connecticut Valley; with genealogies. (Greenfield, Mass.: Press of E. A. Hall & Co., 1895-1896), 2:2:189.
"3. Eliezer (Hawks), s. of John (1), b. 1655; deacon; came with the first permanent settlers; was constantly in town office; was with Capt. Turner at [Peskeompskut and came out without a scratch; d. Mar. 27, 1727."
- ↑ Deacon Eleazer Hawks, in Find A Grave.
- ↑ Lane, John Hawks, A Founder of Hadley
- ↑ Copied by C. Alice Baker & Emma L. Coleman 1924