Thursday, June 25, 2015


My 9x great grandfather John Hawkes is one of the important (to me) ancestors on
my family tree because his marriage to second wife  Sarah Cushman is one of our family's
Mayflower connections. There is another family connection in that his first wife Rebecca
Maverick was sister to my 9x great grandmother Abigail (Maverick)Ward.

Here's information  on John's family from "Hawkes Notes", an article by George Ernest
Bowman in an issue of The Mayflower Descendent:

John Hawkes married, first, Rebecca Maverick3, a daughter of Moses and Remember2 (Allerton) Maverick. He married, for his second wife, Sarah Cushman3, a daughter of Elder Thomas and Mary2 (Allerton) Cushman. The two wives were own cousins, and granddaughters of Isaac1 Allerton of The Mayflower.

By the first wife, Rebecca, there was one child, Moses Hawkes, who married and had several children.

By the second wife, Sarah, there were four sons and four daughters; but three of the daughters died in childhood. The surviving children by this marriage were : Adam, John, Thomas, Mercy and Ebenezer, all of whom married and had children. -p222

The Mayflower Descendant, 1620-1920: A Quarterly Magazine of Pilgrim Genealogy and History, Volumes 17      Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants., Boston, Ma. 1915

My Dad is descended from Isaac Allerton through both his parents and the Hawkes connection
is through his mother Cora Berthella Barker:

Isaac Allerton & Mary Norris
Mary Allerton & Thomas Cushman
Sarah Cushman & Adam Hawkes
John Hawkes & Mary(Margery)Whitford
Eva Hawkes & John Bancroft         Eunice Hawkes & Jacob Walton
John Bancroft & Mary Walton
Sally(Sarah)Bancroft & Francis Upton
Hannah Upton & Cyrus Moore
Betsey Jane Moore & Amos Hastings Barker
Charlotte Lovenia Barker & Frank W Barker
Cora B, Barker & Floyd Earl Wesrt Sr
Floyd Earl West Jr and Anne Marie White. (my parents)

I've found John Hawkes' Probate File and we'll discuss that ncxt.

To be continued...

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