Person:Elizabeth Hawkins (28)

Elizabeth Hawkins
b.c1791-93 PA or MD
m. c1790
  1. Elizabeth Hawkins1791 - 1857
  2. Dr. Martin Luther Hawkins1795 - 1864
  3. William Hawkins, Jr.1797 - aft 1870
  4. Hosea Hawkins1800 - 1880
  5. Mary Ann Hawkins1800 - aft 1853
  6. Martha Hawkins1801 - 1886
  7. David Bell Hawkins1811 - 1864
Facts and Events
Name Elizabeth Hawkins
Gender Female
Birth? c1791-93 PA or MD
Probate? 17 May 1853 Allegheny Co, PAListed in her father's will
Religion? Presbyterian
Death? 9 June 1857 O'Hara Twp, Allegheny Co, PA
Burial? Pine Creek Cemetery, O'Hara Twp, Allegheny Co, PA

Elizabeth Hawkins was born in 1791/93, PA; she died on 9 June 1857, Indiana Twp, Allegheny Co, PA; she was buried in Pine Creek Cemetery, O’Hara Twp, Allegheny Co, PA. Elizabeth’s tombstone reads “Elizabeth Hawkins died 1857 @66Y”, which means if true she was born in 1791; however, the Indiana Twp, Allegheny Co, PA Federal Census, dated 13 September 1850, p67 h/h 192/192, showed her living within her parent’s household as Elizabeth Hawkins 57 PA, which means if true she was born in 1793. This is the only census where Elizabeth was named. We have three pieces of information to show her existence, the 1850 census, her tombstone, and her inclusion as daughter in the will of William Davis Hawkins, written on 17 May 1853. Her portion of the will was “Elizabeth to be paid $60 per year during her lifetime after mother Ann dies; this was to be paid in monthly payments of $5 from issues and profits of Lot #21". There is no existence of a marriage for Elizabeth so we believe she was unmarried and that is why she lived with her parents.

1850 Indiana Twp, Allegheny Co, PA Federal Census, 13 September 1850, p67 Hawkins, William D 85 MD farmer Ann 79 MD Elizabeth 57 PA Hosea 52 MD Praker, Margaret 18 Germ

  1.   US Federal Census.

    1850 Indiana Twp, Allegheny Co, PA Federal Census, 13 Sept 1850 p67, h/h 192/192

  2.   Allegheny Co, PA Probate.

    Allegheny Co, PA Probate p340 #221 - Will of William D. Hawkins, Dated 17 May 1853; Recorded 1 July 1856

  3.   Records of Diane Nicholls, in Pine Creek Cemetery Tombstones, O'Hara Twp, Allegheny Co, PA.

    Cemetery Reading from Pine Creek

    Hawkins, (M) L.; footstone
    Hawkins, Ann; wf of Wm. 1860 80 yrs.
    Hawkins, D. B & Family (David D.; 9/18/1864 Stat Bk.)
    Hawkins, Elizabeth; 1857 66 yrs.
    Hawkins, Esq. and Family
    Hawkins, M. L. and Family
    Hawkins, M. L.; 1861/64 69 yrs.
    Hawkins, Mary Ann; dau of David B. & Sarah 183(9)-1856
    Hawkins, Mary; wf of M.L. 1789-1858
    Hawkins, Nanty; (top part only)
    Hawkins, Robert W.; 1837
    Hawkins, W. D. and Family
    Hawkins, William D. Esq.; 1856 92 yrs.
    Hawkins, William S.; son of M. L. & Mary 1827 3 yrs.

  4.   Marital status - single.
  5.   Elizabeth may have been born as early as 1791 and as late as 1793; from the data currently known she appears to be the oldest child of William and Ann Hawkins.