Harriet Ward Hawley

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Harriet Ward Hawley (Foote)

Death: Died
Place of Burial: Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of George Augustus Foote and Eliza Spencer
Wife of Brevet Maj. General Joseph Roswell Hawley (USA), Governor, U.S. Senator
Mother of Margaret Spencer Foote Hawley
Sister of Andrew Ward Foote; George Augustus Foote; Christopher Spencer Foote; Catherine Foote; Samuel Edmund Foote and 4 others

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About Harriet Ward Hawley

Harriet Ward Foote Hawley (1831-1886)

Harriet Foote Hawley, a first cousin of the Beechers, married Joseph R. Hawley in 1855. During the Civil War Harriet became her husband's confidential secretary and adviser, and the Seventh Connecticut Regiment honored her for her work. In the 1880s, the Hawleys moved to Washington, D.C., where Harriet served as president of the Indian Rights Association, which advocated equal rights for Native Americans.

Birth: Jun. 25, 1831; Death: Mar. 3, 1886

Her dates of birth & death are inscribed on the back of the large marker for General Joseph Roswell Hawley; footstone with her initials on J R Hawley family plot


  • Joseph Roswell Hawley (1826 - 1905)


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Harriet Ward Hawley's Timeline

June 25, 1831
October 25, 1855
Age 24
June 12, 1880
Age 48
March 3, 1886
Age 54
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States