Person:Henry Hawes (3)

Henry Hawes
b.bef. 1729
d.bef. 22 August 1755 Augusta County, Virginia
  • F.  Hawes (add)
  1. Peter Hawesbef 1729 -
  2. Henry Hawesbef 1729 - bef 1755
  • HHenry Hawesbef 1729 - bef 1755
  • WSarah DyerABT 1736 -
m. 1754
  1. Hannah Hawes1755 - 1852
Facts and Events
Name Henry Hawes
Alt Name Henry Hawse
Alt Name Henry Horse
Alt Name Henry Hause
Gender Male
Birth? bef. 1729
Marriage 1754 Virginiato Sarah Dyer
Death? bef. 22 August 1755 Augusta County, Virginia

Henry Hawes was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Estate Records of Henry Hawes

  • Page 115.--22d August, 1755. Sarah Haw's bond as administratrix of Henry Haws, with sureties Mathew Patton, Jas. Callison.
  • Page 253.--20th May, 1758. Mathew Patton's bond (with Jas. Lockhart, Sampson Archer) as guardian (appointed) to Hanna Hause, orphan of Henry Hause.
  • Vol. 1 - MAY 20, 1758. - (177) John Brown, servant of David Long. Matthew Patton appointed guardian of Hannah House, infant orphan of Henry House, decd.
  • Page 253.--20th May, 1758. Mathew Patton's bond (with Jas. Lockhart, Sampson Archer) as guardian (appointed) to Hanna Hause, orphan of Henry Hause.
  • Page 330.--24th March, 1764. Henry Horse's vendue bill recorded-- To Charles Kilpatrick, Jno. Water, Jno. Malkem, Jas. Reyburn, Danl. Love, Chas. Dever, Edward McGarry, Wm. Dyer, Sarah Nare, Ezrah Shipman, Roger Dyer, Jno. Dunkell, Michael Props, Benj. Scott, Peter Nare, Elizabeth Wilfong, Henry Wagener, Christian Goose, Michael Rhine (Ryan), Adam Roudenboush, Michl. Mallow, James Knox, George Scott, Peter Smith.
  • Page 331.--Settlement of Henry Horse's estate, by Sarah Horse, recorded--Cash paid Leonard Seamon, Thos. Singleton's note of hand; cash paid Hans Michael Seamon; cash paid Christopher Hoofman; cash paid Adam Brudeback; cash paid Charles Wilson; cash paid Henry Shipler; cash paid Hannah Dyer; cash paid John Duncan. Credit by Leonard Seamon for 3 years' rent of the plantation, the valuation of the improvement on the plantation made by the deceased, Henry Horse, which is now conveyed to Robert Davis, who is married to the widow of said Henry.

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 28, 1750. - (420) David Evans, John Smith, Peter Horse, Henry Horse, John Eby, Hans Eby, Michael Props, Mark Swattle, John Brown, Postley Hover, Michael Stroud, John Walker, (above, to Wm. Dyer, added on motion Alexr. Crockett), Henry Henry, Windell Brown, Peter Creson, Alexr. Skoot, Saml. Skoot, John Skoot, James Skoot, added to list of tithables.
  • Vol. 2 - FEE BOOKS OF AUGUSTA COURT - 1764--Page 27, Sarah Horse (Hoose), married Rob. Davis; account and sale of Horse's estate.
  • Vol. 1 -MARCH 21, 1764. - (396) William and John Candler, appraisers of Yocum. Frederick See, as greatest creditor, qualifies admr. of Frederick See. On motion of Henry Stone and Catherine, his wife, admx. of her late husband, Jacob Zorn--by a mistake the inventories of Jacob Zorn and of Henry Horse were drawn together as inventory of Jacob alone. Clerk ordered to alter the minute book and record.

Information on Henry Hawes

Henry Hawes and Sarah (Dyer) owned a farm near Brandywine, WV., (then Augusta County), on what is known as Haws Run. Henry died prior to 22 August 1755, when his wife Sarah posted bond as Henry's administratrix. Sarah (Dyer) Haws was taken captive by the Indians during the Massacre at Ft. Seybert on 28 April, 1758, and she remained in captivity for 3½ years until rescued with the help of her brother, James Dyer. Following the Ft. Seybert massacre in 1758, while Sarah was still in Indian captivity, Matthew Patton became guardian of little Hannah, their daughter born shortly before Henry's Hawes death in May, 1755. Court records for May 15, 1758 show that Matthew Patton being appointed Hannah's guardian.

Later, Sarah Dyer Hawes, then married Robert Davis in 1762 or 1763. shortly after her escape from the Indians and return home. She and Robert were buried in the back yard of the home where they lived near the mouth of Hawes Run. Sarah may well have been the best looking of the Dyer girls. she had been married to Henry Hawes in 1753 and he died in 1754 or early 1755. Sarah was as independent as could be, a trait that served her well during the four years with the Indians. Her red hair and green eyes and fine figure of a woman may have well saved her from massacre. The fact that she had a fine bone spoon which she brought home also shows she faired better than most squaws. She and Robert bought back her land from Matthew Patton. The fact that she had 1/5 of Roger Dyer's estate as her share of her fathers money and her own property she had inherited from Henry Haws, made her a wealthy person in her own right. [Source: Bowman Family History]

  1.   Bittinger, Emmert F. Allegheny passage: churches and families, West Varva District, Church of the Brethern, 1752-1990. (Camden, Maine: Penobscot Press, 1991, c1990), pg. 52.

    The Haas (Hass, Hause) family in Hampshire and Hardy Counties.
    Shortly after 1760, several members of the Haas (Hass) family purchased land on
    the Cacapon Rivcr in eastern Hampshire County and also on the South Branch. They
    had associations with the Dunkers in both places. From which Haas family they are
    derived has not been established, but it is a reasonable hypotheses that they came
    from Lancaster Co., Pa., via Frederick Co., Md. Further research may establish their
    origin. The Lancaster County land records reveal several Haas and Hess families by
    the name of Abraham and Christian. In one of these families of the appropriate time
    period, Abraham and Christian are noted as brothers.
    The Haas families which bought land on the South Branch were Henry, Lawrencc,
    Peter, and Leonard. Peter's name was spelled Haas in the Fairfax Lease to land on the
    South Branch, and later his name was frequently spelled Hause. Other spellings of
    the Haas names include Haaz, Hawes, Hause, and Horse.
    Henry Haas was on the South Branch well before the French and Indian War. He
    was counted among the taxable citizens on Aug. 28, 1750 along with Peter. Their
    names were spelled Horse in this list (Chalklcy, I, 41, 81). Henry may have been a
    victim of the Indian attacks, for his estate was under the supervision of the court on
    May 19, 1758, his name being spelled House. His wife's name was Sarah who later
    married Robert Davis. Henry left an orphan, Hannah.
    The South Branch Haas families are discussed in connection with the South
    Branch settlement which existed in the same time period is the Cacapon settlement,
    and where several members of the Haas (Hause) families intermarried with the
    Brethren Shobe and Hyer families over a period of two or three generations. The fact
    that several families lived on both the Cacapon and the South Branch Rivers implies
    a connecting relationship of the two communities. Furthermore, we shall see that by
    marriage and court records they are closely related to several alleged Brethren families.