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Eleazer Hawks

Also Known As: "Hawkes", "Eliezer Hawks", "Eliazer Hawks"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Deerfield, Hampshire County, Province of Massachusetts
Death: May 14, 1774 (80)
Deerfield, Hampshire County, Province of Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Deerfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Deacon Eleazor Hawkes and Judith Hawks
Husband of Abigail Hawks
Father of Sergeant Gershom Hawkes; Abigail Nims; Mary Merriman; Paul Hawkes; Joshua Hawkes and 8 others
Brother of Thankful Symes; Mary Hawks; Elizabeth Hawks; Nathaniel Hawkes; Sarah Wells and 5 others

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About Eleazer Hawks

Marriage: 24 NOV 1714 Spouse: WELLS, Abigail b. 1697 Deerfield, Mass. d. 7 MAY 1763 Deerfield, Mass.

Children: HAWKES, Gershom HAWKES, Eleazer HAWKES, Abigail HAWKES, Joshua ** HAWKES, Judith HAWKES, Sarah b. 5 SEP 1725 Deerfield, Mass. HAWKES, Mary HAWKES, Seth HAWKES, Ruth HAWKES, Mercy HAWKES, Paul HAWKES, Thankful b. 26 JAN 1737/38 Deerfield, Mass.d. JUL 1794 HAWKES, Waitstill

In about 1713 Eliezer, Sr. acquired land at Wapping, part of Deerfield, and that is where Eleazer, Jr. raised his family. Eliezer bequeathed it to Eleazer, Jr. (Note that they spelled their names differently) Eleazer was elected selectman or townsman in 1733 and 1737. In 1743 he and his brothers gained another 113 acres. Eleazar and 2 other men were employed to build 2 towers (Mounts for protection) in 1744 as a result of France declaring war on England in 1740. One of his sonsalso named Eleazer was killed along with a number of neighbors in these frontier battles.

In 1742-3 he purchased 500 acres in Charlemont, a new township lying in the southwest angle of the township on both sides of the Deerfield River. During the summer of 1746 he sold wheat to Fort Massachusetts. However the Fort fell in August of that year and Eleazer returned to Deerfield probably due to the danger of the Indians overrunning the area. Peace was restored and about the fall of 1750 Eleazer and his sons went back to Charlemont and settled on both sides of the river. He stayed a few years but returned to Wapping where eventually he was granted another 184 acres.

He made his will 7 May 1774 and signed his name "Eleaser Hakes."

in 1743 he bought five hundred acres of land in Charlemont, Mass. Several years later, three sons - Gershom, Joshua, and Seth - and their families went to live there.


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Volume: 187 1,2204::452593

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Eleazer Hawks's Timeline

1693
December 26, 1693
Deerfield, Hampshire County, Province of Massachusetts
1716
February 23, 1716
Age 22
Deerfield, Franklin, MA, United States
1717
November 13, 1717
Age 23
Deerfield, Franklin, MA
1719
October 17, 1719
Age 25
Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States
1721
January 25, 1721
Age 27
Deerfield, Franklin, MA
1723
October 1, 1723
Age 29
Deerfield, Franklin, MA
1725
September 5, 1725
Age 31
Deerfield, Franklin, MA
1728
1728
Age 34
Deerfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States
1729
October 5, 1729
Age 35
Deerfield, Franklin, MA