Philemon Hawkins, I

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Philemon Hawkins, I

Birthplace: Traditionally of, Slapton, Devon, England (United Kingdom)
Death: 1725 (30-39)
King William County, Virginia, Colonial America
Place of Burial: Charles City, Charles City County, Virginia, British Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Husband of Ann Eleanor Howard
Father of Colonel Philemon Hawkins, II; Maj. John D. Hawkins; Benjamin Hawkins and Ann Borden

Managed by: Stanley Welsh Duke, Jr.
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About Philemon Hawkins, I

A son , Col. Benjamin Hawkins, born 8-15-1754, and died in the Creek Nation June 6, 1816 in the function of Supt. of Ind. Affairs. His bro. Col Philemon Hawkins recorded this in his bible. Says he was in public life 36 years. Served in the Congress and app. by congress to Commissioner to treat with the Cherokee Indians. Did his duty then returned to Congress.


From link to Cyclopedia of Eminent and Representative Men of the Carolinas of ..., Volume 2 page 326

“THE HAWKINS FAMILY The first of this distinguished family to settle in America was Philemon Hawkins who was a descendant of the celebrated admiral Sir John Hawkins whose deeds redounded to England's glory through his son Sir Richard Hawkins Philemon was born in England in 1690 and his wife Ann Howard was born in 1695 He came to this country in 1715 and made his home in Gloucester county Va where he died in 1725. Mrs Hawkins survived him seventeen years and died at the residence of her son Philemon in Bute now Warren county NC. ...”


“The exact parents and grandparents of Philemon Hawkins have yet to be determined. There's no documented link between him and John Henry Hawkins and Mary Dewe.”

From “Philemon Hawkins of Chickahominy“

”Philemon is said to have claimed to be the great-grandson of Sir Richard Hawkins. Descendants have maintained this as gospel ever since. Who am I to disagree? I cannot find the link, however.”

From “John Hawkins of Tavistock, Devonshire, and descendants including Sir John Hawkins”

”One of the children of John Hawkins and Hester Richards is thought to have been the grandfather of Philemon Hawkins b 1690 England. The line of descent cannot be determined. John Hawkins and Mary Dewe, long claimed to be a missing link, are now considered unlikely ancestors for the Virginia Hawkins families.”


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Philemon Hawkins, I's Timeline

Slapton, Devon, England
Devon, England, United Kingdom
September 28, 1717
Charles City County, Virginia, Colonial America
Monmouth County, New Jersey
April 4, 1720
Charles City, Gloucester, Virginia, United States
Age 35
King William County, Virginia, Colonial America
Age 35
Charles City, Charles City County, Virginia, British Colonial America