Person:Eleazer Hawks (1)

m. abt 1642
  1. John Hawks1643 - aft 1721
  2. Nathaniel Hawks1644/5 - AFT 1662
  3. Elizabeth Hawks1646/7 - 1681
  4. Ann Hawks1648 - 1705
  5. Isaac Hawks1650 - 1659
  6. Mary Hawks1652 -
  7. Joanna Hawks1653/54 - 1729
  8. Deacon Eleazer Hawks1655 - 1727
  9. Sarah Hawks1657 - 1751
  10. Gershom Hawks1659 - 1681
  • HDeacon Eleazer Hawks1655 - 1727
  • WJudith Smead1664/65 - 1718/19
m. 30 Apr 1689
  1. Thankful Hawks1689/90 - 1717
  2. Elizabeth Hawks1689/90 - 1690/91
  3. Elizabeth Hawks1691/92 - 1693
  4. Eliezer Hawks1693 -
  5. Mary Hawks1695 -
  6. Elizabeth Hawks1697 - 1788
  7. Nathaniel Hawks1699 -
  8. Sarah Hawks1701 -
  9. Hannah Hawks1703 -
  10. John Hawks1707 -
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] Deacon Eleazer Hawks
Gender Male
Birth[1] 20 Dec 1655 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Marriage 30 Apr 1689 Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United Statesto Judith Smead
Death[2] 27 Mar 1727 Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States
Burial[3] 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.[4]

Epitaphs in the Old Burying-Ground at Deerfield, Mass. [5]

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.

Text References

  1. 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. 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."

  3. Deacon Eleazer Hawks, in Find A Grave.
  4. Lane, John Hawks, A Founder of Hadley
  5. Copied by C. Alice Baker & Emma L. Coleman 1924