John Bennett Hawkins (1825 - 1898)

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Birthplace: Lydney, Gloucester, England
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
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About John Bennett Hawkins

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 John S. Higbee/James W. Bay Company (1852)

Departure: 28 May 1852 Arrival: 13-20 August 1852

Company Information: About 190 individuals were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Kanesville, Iowa (present day Council Bluffs).

Pioneer Information: This may be John Bennett Hawkins. In the 1860 Utah census a John B. Hawkins was living in the Salt Lake City 14th Ward. The Registry of names of Persons Residing in the Various Wards as to Bishops' Reports, Great Salt Lake City, December 28th, A.D. 1852 also lists a John Hawkins (no middle initial), in the 14th Ward. Additional research is needed to prove that the John Hawkins who crossed the plains with the Higbee Company of 1852 is indeed John Bennett Higbee.

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Birth: Nov. 16, 1825, England

Death: Apr. 12, 1898 Salt Lake City Salt Lake County Utah, USA

Born at Lydney, Gloucester, England

Son of William Hawkins and Mary Bennett

Married Sarah Elizabeth Moulton, 5 Dec 1856, Irchester, Northampton, England

Children: John Moulton (John Bennett) Hawkins, Sarah Ann Hawkins, Della Maud Hawkins, Julia May Hawkins, William Moulton Hawkins, Thomas Ernest Moulton Hawkins, Eliza Jane Hawkins, Esther Emily Hawkins, Emma Amelia Hawkins, Mary Elizabeth Hawkins

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  • Sarah Elizabeth Moulton Hawkins (1837 - 1885)*
  • Emma A Bennett Hawkins (1830 - 1895)*
  • William Moulton Hawkins (1858 - 1858)*
  • Sarah Ann Hawkins Keysor (1859 - 1919)*
  • John Moulton or Bennett Hawkins (1865 - 1908)*
  • Eliza Jane Hawkins (1869 - 1869)*
  • Julia May Hawkins Martin (1871 - 1953)*
  • Emma Amelia Hawkins (1874 - 1875)*
  • Thomas Ernest Moulton Hawkins (1877 - 1955)*
  • Della Maud Hawkins Sanders (1881 - 1926)*

Burial: Salt Lake City Cemetery Salt Lake City Salt Lake County Utah, USA Plot: F_7_12_1_E

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John Hawkins's Timeline

November 16, 1825
Lydney, Gloucester, England
December 5, 1856
Age 31
Irchester, Northampton, England
October 29, 1859
Age 33
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
April 12, 1898
Age 72
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA