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Rufus Hawley

Birthdate: (84)
Birthplace: East Granby, CT, USA
Death: January 6, 1826 (84)
Avon, CT, USA
Place of Burial: Hartford, West Avon Cem, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Timothy Hawley and Rachel Hawley
Husband of Deborah Kent and Elizabeth Curtis
Father of Timothy Ruggles Hawley; Rufus Forward Hawley; Jesse Dudley Hawley; George Washington Hawley; Orestes Kent Hawley and 2 others
Brother of Jesse Hawley; Abigail 2 Hawley and Debora Hawley
Half brother of Thomas Hawley and Abigail Hawley

Occupation: Clergyman
Managed by: Kristina Eloisa Pereyra
Last Updated:

About Rufus Hawley

Rev Rufus Hawley was born Mar. 4, 1741 in East Granby, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA and died on Jan. 6, 1826 West Avon, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA. He is buried in West Avon Cemetery in Avon, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA.

He was the son of Timothy Hawley (1704-1784) & Rachel Forward (1715-1810). He graduated Yale College in New Haven, Ct. in 1767. Served as pastor of the West Avon Congregational Church from 1769 until his death in 1826. He married Deborah Kent of Suffield CT in 1770, they had 7 children: Timothy Ruggles, Rufus Forward, Jesse Dudley, George Washington,Orestes Kent, Zerah, and Sophia. He was the great great grandson of Gov. Thomas Welles of Connecticut.

  • Created by: Richard Temple
  • Record added: Mar 28, 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 5324123


AVON, CT. The Hawley Family Society, an international family history/genealogy organization for Hawley family members and those interested in Hawley history, is holding their 8lst annual meeting in Avon on October 15, 2011. 35 to 40 people are expected to attend. They will be meeting in Farmington on Friday, October 14.

The Society’s visit coincides with the release of a book by Avon Town Historian Nora Howard. “Catch’d on Fire: The Journals of Rufus Hawley,” tells the story of long-ago Avon through the experiences of the minister. Based on the journals of Rev. Rufus Hawley from 1763-1812, the book is a rare glimpse of daily life from a firsthand observer.

The public is cordially invited by The Hawley Society to attend any or all of the events on Saturday, October 15: the book signing by Mrs. Howard, the luncheon, and the two related lectures. The programs will be held at the West Avon Congregational Church hall, at 281 Country Club Road. Drop-ins are welcome to the free lectures and book signing. The luncheon is $25 per person, and requires a reservation by September 30. Please contact: Trudy Hawley: ( or at (651-739-5651). Reservations may be mailed to Ms. Hawley, with checks made out to The Hawley Society, at: 6842 Buckingham Court, Woodbury, MN. 55125. Ms. Hawley can provide information on the Friday program in Farmington.

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Rufus Hawley's Timeline

February 21, 1741
East Granby, CT, USA
June 29, 1771
Age 30
Hartford, Avon, Connecticut, United States
April 27, 1773
Age 32
Avon, CT, USA
December 7, 1774
Age 33
Avon, CT, USA
January 26, 1777
Age 35
September 16, 1778
Age 37
April 14, 1781
Age 40
Avon, CT, USA
January 6, 1826
Age 84
Avon, CT, USA