Isaac Hawes

Isaac HAWES (1765 – 1840) was Alex’s 5th Great Grandfather; one of 64 in this generation of the Shaw line.

Issac Hawes was born at Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA, on 14 May 1765. His parents Thomas HAWES II and Desire HAWES who were second cousins.  He married Tamzin WING at Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA, on 9 Mar 1794. The family lived in Vassalboro, Maine in the 1800, 1820 and 1830 census.   Isaac died at Vassalboro, Maine, on 16 May 1840.  His body was interred at Vassalboro, at Riverside Grove Cemetery.

Tamzin Wing  was born in 1772 in Harwich, Barnstable, Mass.    Her parents were David WING and Temperance O’KELLY.   Tamzin died on 17 Oct 1844.  Her body is interred at Vassalboro.

Children of Isaac Hawes and Tamzin Wing

Name Born Married Departed
1. David Hawes 20 Jan 1795 Vassalboro Maine Eliza C. Prescott
4 Apr 1821 Dennis, Barnstable, Mass
Adaline Hastings Baxter
20 Jun 1853 Bristol, Maine
Mrs. Ann Carter Porter
17 Apr 1862 Bristol, Maine
1873 at Bristol, Maine
2. John Hawes 18 Sep 1796 Vassalboro Eliza (Mary) Tobey 23 May 1839 – Vassalboro 1862 Interred at Vassalboro, Died at Augusta, Maine
3. Temperance Hawes 27 Jul 1798 Vassalboro Samuel Cross
3 Dec 1818 Vassalboro
1 Aug 1880 Vassalboro
4. Abigail HAWES 7 May 1800 Vassalboro Oliver A. WEBBER Vassalboro, ME 1845 Vassalboro, ME
5. Betsey Wing Hawes 26 Feb 1802 Vassalboro Randlett Ness (John Randlet Lisherness) 18 Feb 1819 Vassalboro . Nathan Nye 15 Dec 1886 Searsmont, Waldo County, Maine
6. Lucinda Hawes 15 Jan 1804 Vassalboro Ambrose Gardner 1830 Hallowell, Kennebec 11 Jan 1861 Chelsea, Maine
7. Joshua Hawes 14 Aug 1806 Vassalboro Diana Parker
1 Jan 1836 Waldo, ME
Mrs. Harriet M Baker
1876 Corinth, Maine
8. Joseph Hawes 14 Aug 1806 Vassalboro Mrs. Ellen Maria (Boody) Pride
7 Oct 1845
12 Jun 1885 Deering, Maine
9. Patience Hawes 1807 Died young
10. Martin Hawes 11 Jul 1808 Vassalboro or Yarmouth, Barnstable Mass Mary Ann Quimby
25 May 1834
13 Jul 1855
Stroudwater, Maine
11. Otis Hawes 30 Jun 1810 Vassalboro or Yarmouth, Barnstable Mass. Almira S. Kendall 1876
12. Almira Hawes 23 Nov 1813 William Palmer
c 1837
1882 Albion, Maine
13. Abram Hawes 1815

Tamzin is a short form of Thomasina (Aramaic) “twin”.  This family had six sets of twins:

  • Isaac and Tamzin had twins: Joshua and Joseph
  • Isaac’s son Joseph had twins; Henry and Mary
  • Isaac’s son John had twins, Hadley and Henry.
  • Isaac’s daughter Abigail had twins Ellen and Emma. Ellen is our ancestor. (See Guilford Dudley COLEMAN‘s page)
  • Isaac’s daughter Lucinda had twins Henry and Harrison
  • Isaac’s daughter Almira’ had twins, Sumner and Attie (Abbe).

John Wing of Sandwich Mass and his Descendants 1881

TAMSIN, a daughter of David and Temperance Kelly Wing  married Isaac Hawes in 1792, and removed to Vassalborough, Kennebec county, Maine, where Isaac built a house on his father’s land, which is still standing and in the possession of the family. They had eleven children, all of whom lived to maturity, the first one who died being forty-five years old. Mr. Hawes died in 1840, aged seventy-five, and his wife in 1844, aged seventy-two. Besides their children, they lived to see around them fifty-seven grandchildren and about eighty great-grandchildren.

Children: [Note one source of this account was written about 1877]

Among these grandsons, ten or eleven have been in the military or naval service, viz: John’s sons, Hadley and Henry – ; Abigail’s sons Richmond, Gustavus, Virgil and Herman, Betsey’s son Charles; one or two of Lucinda’s sons, and  Joshua’s sons Walter and Granville -.

1. David Hawes

David’s first wife Eliza Currier Prescott was born 21 Nov 1800 in Deerfield, Rockingham, New Hampshire. Her parents were Jesse Prescott (1757 – 1833) and Judith Johnson (1758 – 1844). Eliza died 4 Nov 1846 in Vassalboro, Maine.

David’s second wife Adaline Hastings Baxter was born 8 Jul 1812 in Maine. Adaline died 8 Apr 1861 in Bristol, Lincoln, Maine.

David’s third wife Mrs. Ann Carter Porter was born Abt 1808 in Maine. Ann died 5 Sep 1890 in Bristol, Maine.

David, who married Miss Prescott, then Miss Baxter and finally Mrs. Carter, who was still living in 1877. He lived in Bristol, Lincoln county, Maine, had no children that grew to adulthood, and died in 1873, aged 79.

In the 1870 census, David and Ann were farming in Bristol, Lincoln, Maine. Edgar Redonnett age 16 was living with them and attending school.

Child of David and Adaline:

i.  Edgar Hawes b. 1854 in Maine,

2. John Hawes

John’s wife Eliza (Mary) Tobey was born 3 Mar 1807 in Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine. Her parents were Nymphas Tobey (1778 – 1853) and Anna Gardner (1778 – 1850). Eliza died 16 Apr 1889. In the 1870 census, Mary was living with her son Hadley and daughter-in-law Laura in Augusta, Kennebec, Maine.

In the 1850 and 1860 census, John and Mary were farming in Augusta, Kennebec, Maine. John married Miss Tobey, who was still living in 1877. He lived in Augusta, Maine, where he died in 1862, aged 66. They had four children, viz: Edwin, who died at sea, Mary (Mrs. Ingraham), who has three children, Hadley , who lived in Hallowell, Maine, in 1877 and has one child, and Henry, who died at Baton. Rouge, La., in 1863. The two last were twins. Children of John and Mary:

i.  Edwin Hawes b. 1831, Maine;  died at sea before 1877

An Edwin Hawes returned to Fort Popham, Maine. Nov 1864 and Nov 1865

ii. Mary Ann Hawes, b. 1836 Main; m. bef. 1862 to Henry B. Ingraham (11 Nov 1827 in Rockland, Knox, Maine – d.  21 May 1914 in Rockland) Actually, Henry married Jane B. Hawes (b. 1832 Maine) before the 1850 census. Henry and Jane were together in the 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880 censuses.

iii. Hadley O. Hawes b. 26 Jan 1847 in Hallowell, Kennebec, Maine; d. 9 Dec 1902; m. 26 Dec 1869   Hallowell, Kennebec, Maine to Laura A. Lamson (11 Feb 1846 in Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine

– 1917) In the 1900 census, Hadley and Nora were living in Hallowell, Kennebec, Maine where Hadley was a laborer

Henry’s twin.

Laura A. Lamson (1846 – 1917)

Hadley was drafted to Company G, Maine 3rd Infantry Regiment on 29 Aug 1863, two months after Gettysburg where the regiment lost 113 men. Transferred on 28 Jun 1864 to Company K, Maine 1st Heavy Artillery Regiment.  Mustered out on 01 Sep 1866.

On June 18, 1864, just 10 days before Hadley joined, the 1st Maine Heavy Artillery Regiment  suffered more casualties in an ill-fated charge during the Siege of Petersburg  than any Union regiment lost in a single day of combat throughout the war.

iv. Henry W. Hawes b. 26 Jan 1847 in Augusta, Kennebec, Maine; d. 09 Apr 1863

Hadley’s twin.

Enlisted as a Private on 13 October 1862 at the age of 18.

Enlisted in Company E, 21st Infantry Regiment Maine on 13 Oct 1862.  Killed Company E, 21st Infantry Regiment Maine on 9 Apr 1863 during preparations for the Siege of Port Hudson.

Siege of Port Hudson occurred from May 22 to July 9, 1863, when Union Army troops assaulted and then surrounded the Mississippi River town of Port Hudson, Louisiana, during the American Civil War. In cooperation with Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s offensive against Vicksburg, Mississippi, Union Maj. Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks’s army moved against the Confederate stronghold at Port Hudson. On July 9, 1863, after hearing of the fall of Vicksburg, the Confederate garrison of Port Hudson surrendered, opening the Mississippi River to Union navigation from its source to the Gulf of Mexico.[

3. Temperance Hawes

Temperance’s husband Samuel Cross was born 4 May 1797 in Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine. His parents were Jonathan Cross (1778 Maine – ) and Lois Herd (1780 New Hampshire – ).  His grandparents were our ancestors William CROSS and Judith [__?__]. Samuel died 1884 in Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine.

In the 1880 census, Samuel and Temperance were in their 80’s living in Vassalboro. In the 1850 census, Samuel was a miller in Norridgewock, Somerset, Maine. Temperance, who married Samuel Cross and was still living, at the age of 82, with her husband, though both are very infirm and she is entirely blind.

They have eight children, viz: Cynthia (Mrs. Richardson), who had nine children in 1877; Olive (Mrs. Tobey), who died in 1877 in Vassalborough, having had twelve children; Elbridge, who lives in Quincy, Mass., and has one child; Martin,who lives in East Boston, and has three children; and four others who died very young. Children of Temperance and Samuel:

i.  Olive Cross b. 9 Oct 1819 in Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine; d. 6 Jun 1878 in Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine; m. 9 Jul 1843 Vassalboro,Kennebec, Maine to Francis Bernard Tobey (b. 5 Jul 1812 Vassalboro, Maine – d. 8 Oct 1892 Vassalboro) Francis had 12 children. In the 1870 census, Francis and Olive were farming in Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine with five children at home.

Francis first married Margaret Robbins on 14 Nov 1837 in Civil, Hallowell, Kennebec, Maine. Margaret died on 28 Jun 1841 of Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine and was buried in Cross Hill Cemetery, Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine.

Francis next married Olive Cross on 9 Jul 1843 in Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine. Olive was born about 1820 of Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine, died on 6 Jun 1878 of Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine about age 58, and was buried in Cross Hill Cemetery, Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine.

After Olive died, Francis married her first cousin Celissa B. Gardner, (b. 1832 Maine – d. 5 Jul 1915 and was buried in Cross Hill Cemetery, Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine. (See below)

ii. Cynthia Cross b. 29 Apr 1821 in Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine; d. 22 Nov 1910 in Maine; m. 2 Aug 1843 Attleboro, Bristol, John Richardson (b. 7 Sep 1813 Vasalboro – d. 22 Aug 1884 Vassalboro)

His parents were Seth RICHARDSON III and Susanna A. BALCOM. John first married Oct 1837 to Hannah G. Sanborn.

In the 1860 census, John was farming in Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine.

Oliver WEBBER‘s son Gustavus married Cynthia and John’s daughter Mary on 20 May 1860 in Waterville, Kennebec, Maine. In the 1860 census, Gustavus and his bride were living with his father-in-law’s large family in Vassalboro.

Gustavus enlisted as a Private on 14 August 1862 at the age of 28. in Co E -16th Maine and was wounded at Gettysburg. See Oliver’s page for his story.

iii. Martin H Cross b. 4 May 1824 in Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine; m1. 23 Oct 1851 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts to Mary A. Prescott (1825 – 1855); m2. 5 Aug 1858 Boston, Suffolk, Mass. to Rebecca York (1837 – 1880)

In the 1870 census, Martin was a clerk on the wharf in East Boston, Mass.

iv. Sophrona Cross b. Mar 1827 in Vassalboro; d. 12 Feb 1833

v. Julia A Cross b. 29 Oct 1829 in Vassalboro d. 25 Mar 1856

vi. Lucinda Cross b. 4 Apr 1831 in Vassalboro; d. Aft. 1850 census

vii. Eldridge Cross b. Sep 1833 in Vassalboro; d.Aft. 1900 census Quincy, Mass. ; m. 1860 to Ann F. F. [__?__] (b. Jul 1844 Maine – d. aft. 1900) In the 1880 census, Eldridge was a house carpenter in Quincy, Mass.

viii. Vesta Cross b. 11 Jan 1840 in Vassalboro; d. 13 Oct 1859 Boston, Mass. of lung fever

4. Abigail Hawes  (See Oliver WEBBER‘s page)

5. Betsey Hawes

Betsey’s husband Randlett Ness was born 14 Sep 1783 in Pittston, Kennebec, Maine. His parents were Marc Antoine La Pierre La Jeunesse and Sarah Randlett. Randlett died in 25 Apr 1861.

In the 1860 census, Randlet and Betsey were living with their son Samuel and Lavina Ness in Searsmont, Waldo, Maine

Betsey, who married Randlett Ness, lives in Searsmont, Waldo county. Maine, at the age of 78, and has nine children, viz; Sarah (Mrs. Hazen), who lived in California in 1877 with three children; Ann (Mrs.Greenwood), who died in 1858, leaving one child; Charles, who lived in Searsmont in 1877 and had one daughter; Celissa (Mrs. Farrar), who lives at Appleton, Knox County, Maine, and has three children; Randlett. who lives in Searsmont and has three children; and Locksley, who also lives in Searsmont and has two children. Three others died some years since, but we have no account of them. Children of Betsey and Randlett:

i.  Watson F. H. Ness b. 22 Feb 1820 in Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine; d. 2 Jun 1887 in Maine; m1. 28 Oct 1848 Belfast, Waldo, Maine to Helen Maria Wing (1827 – 1865); m2. 26 Jul 1862 Thomaston, Knox, Maine to Anna F. Ness (1844 – )

In the 1880 census, Watson was a carriage painter in Camden, Knox, Maine

ii. John Ranlet Ness b. 19 May 1823 in Vassalboro;  d. 2 Mar 1844 in Searsmont, Waldo, Maine

iii. Charles Isaac Ness b. abt 1824 in Searsmont, Waldo, Maine; d. 17 Nov 1905 in Searsmont, Waldo, Maine; m1. 4 Sep 1858 Rockport, Knox, Maine to Elizabeth McLellan (1830 – 1864); m2. 1864 to Jane Emily Perkins (b.  1841 in Ontario, (now Canada)

Charles enlisted in Company F, Maine 26th Infantry Regiment on 11 Oct 1862. He participated in the Siege of Port Hudson where his cousin Henry Hawes was killed. On July 9, 1863, after hearing of the fall of Vicksburg, the Confederate garrison of Port Hudson surrendered, opening the Mississippi River to Union navigation from its source to the Gulf of Mexico. Mustered out on 17 Aug 1863 at Bangor, ME.

In the 1870 census, Charles was farming in Searsmont, Waldo, Maine. He had remarried to Jennie [__?__] b. 1841 in East Canada. Three young children and his mother were also living in the household.

iv. Sarah Ramsey Ness b. 10 May 1828 in Searsmont, Waldo, Maine; d. 1910 in Fortuna, California; m1. 28 May 1846 in Brunswick, Cumberland, Maine to Edmond Hazen (1813 – 1881); m2. 21 Feb 1870 San Francisco, California to John Hemsley (1828 in England – )

Edmund deserted the family after 1852. Sarah obtained a divorce 19 Apr 1868 in Alta, California.

In the 1870 census, John was a quartz miner in San Francisco with Sarah and her three daughters from her previous marriage.

v. Eliza Ann Ness b. 22 May 1830 in Searsmont, Waldo, Maine; d. 19 March 1866 in Attica, Fountain, Indiana; m. 29 Sep 1851 Kennebec, Maine to Alfred Alanson Greenwood (25 Feb 1827 in Bethel, Oxford, Maine– 16 Jan 1903 in Attica City, Fountain, Indiana) His parents were Nathaniel Greenwood and Huldah Howe. After Eliza died, he married 1 Oct 1867 to Amelia E McCormick (b. 22 Nov 1838 in Indiana).

In the 1870 census, Alanson was a grist miller in Logan, Fountain, Indiana.

vi. Randlett Satchel Ness b. 24 Apr 1832 in Searsmont, Waldo, Maine; d. 24 Apr 1906 in Searsmont, Waldo, Maine; m. 17 Aug 1861 Searsmont, Waldo, Maine to Martha Ellen Plummer (1842 – 1905)

In the 1880 census, Randlett was a blacksmith in Searsmont, Waldo, Maine.

vii. Amasa Ness b.3 Mar 1833 in Searsmont, Waldo, Maine; m. 1857 to Lisa (Eliza?) L. Lucas (1837 – )

viii. Celissa Brown Ness b. 2 Feb 1834 in Searsmont, Waldo, Maine; d. 23 Feb 1913 in Haverhill, Essex, Mass.; m. 5 Dec 1855 Searsmont, Waldo, Maine to William T. Farrar (1824 – 1915)

In the 1900 census, Celissa was living with her sister Sarah Hemsley in Rohnerville, Humboldt, California

ix. Samuel Ness b. 24 Nov 1838 in Searsmont, Waldo, Maine; d. 6 Apr 1841 in Searsmont

x. Lovina D. Ness b. abt 1838 in Searsmont, Waldo, Maine; Aft. 1910 census Medford, Mass.; m. 1857 to Samuel Baldwin Morse (26 Oct 1834 Fayette, Kennebec, Maine – Aft 1910 census)

In the 1860 census, Lavina and Samuel were living in Searsmont, Waldo, Maine with Lavina’s parents.

In 1877, Samuel received a passport to travel to Greece, Turkey and Palestine.

xi. Locksley (Loxly) Thistle Ness b. 30 Jun 1842 in Searsmont, Waldo, Maine; d. 27 Nov 1909 in Searsmont, Waldo, Maine; m. 12 Oct 1861 Searsmont, Waldo, Maine to Lucy Maria Jordan (5 Jan 1839 Maine – 13 May 1922 Montville, Waldo, Maine)

In 1869 Locksley was living in Franklin, Sacramento, California, and Lucy stayed at home with her mother in Maine working as a vest maker, but by the 1880 census he had returned to Searsmount, Maine working as a carriage painter. Their 17 year old daughter Anna H. was working as a school teacher.

xii. Rosella Ness b. Searsmont, Waldo, Maine

6. Lucinda Hawes

Lucinda’s husband Ambrose Gardner was born about 1804 in Maine. His parents were Joel Gardner (b.1778 in Nantucket, Nantucket, Mass – d, 27 Mar 1875 buried Cross Hill Cemetery, Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine) and Mary Mathews (b: 1779 in Mass – d. 21 Aug 1853 buried Cross Hill Cemetery, Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine) Ambrose died 14 Dec 1886 and is buried in Chase Cemetery, Chelsea

Kennebec County, Maine.

In the 1880 census, Ambrose was a retired widower living alone, next to his son Alonzo in Chelsea, Kennebec, Maine. Ambrose’s father Joel came from Vassalboro to Chelsea, Maine where he operated a sawmill which Ambrose later ran until 1854.

Lucinda, who married Ambrose Gardner, lived in Chelsea, Maine, where she died in 1861, at the age of 57, leaving six children, viz: Lucinda, who resided at Warren, Mass. in 1877; Celissa, who lived in Lynn, Mass.; Henry, who lived in Chelsea, Maine, and has one child; Harrison, a twin with the preceding, who died young; Alonzo, who lived at Chelsea, Maine, and has one child; and Elmira (Mrs. Norton), who lives at Lynn,Mass.

In the 1850 census, Ambrose was farming in Hallowell, Kennebec, Maine

Children of Lucinda and Ambrose:

i. Celissa B. Gardner, b. 1832 Maine who lives in Lynn, Mass.; d. 5 Jul 1915 and was buried in Cross Hill Cemetery, Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine; m. after 1878 Francis Barnard Tobey (b. 5 Jul 1812 in Vassalboro – d. 8 Oct 1892 of Vassalboro)

Francis first married Margaret Robbins on 14 Nov 1837 in Civil, Hallowell, Kennebec, Maine. Margaret died on 28 Jun 1841 of Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine and was buried in Cross Hill Cemetery, Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine.

Francis next married Celissa’s first cousin Olive Cross (See above) on 9 Jul 1843 in Civil, Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine. Olive was born about 1820 of Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine, died on 6 Jun 1878 of Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine about age 58, and was buried in Cross Hill Cemetery, Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine.

In the 1880 census, Francis and Celissa were farming in Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine, but Francis was paralyzed.

ii. Henry W. Gardner, b. 1835 Maine who lives in Chelsea, Maine, and has one child; d. After 1860 census

Served in Civil War

iii. Harrison Gardner, b. 1835 Maine a twin with the preceding; d. 30 Jan 1870 burial: Chase Cemetery, Chelsea, Kennebec, Maine

iv. Lucinda Gardner b. 1837; Maine who resides at Warren, Mass.;

v. Alonzo Garnder b. Jul 1838, who lives at Chelsea, Maine; Aft 1900 census Chelsea, Kennebec, Maine; m. 1857 to Francis M. Pike (b. Nov 1840 – d. aft 1900 census) Her parents were Jacob Pike and Amanda [__?__]; Alonzo spent five years in California

Since 1864 he kept a homestead in Maine. He was a farmer and owned a livery stable. In the 1880 census, Alonzo and Fannie were farming in Chelsea, Kennebec, Maine

vi. Elmira (Almira) P. Gardner b. 1844 Maine; m. 7 Jul 1867 to Charles Edward Norris , who lived at Lynn, Mass.

In the 1880 census Charles and Almira were living in Lynn, Essex, Mass. where Charles was a carpenter.

7. Joshua Hawes

Twin of Joseph

Joshua was a farmer and Justice in East Corinth, Maine. Joshua’s first wife Diana Parker was born in 1814 in Maine.

In the 1850 census, Diana was living with Joshua and two sons Granville  and Walter in Corinth, Penobscot, Maine. Joshua’s second wife Mrs. Harriet M Baker was born in 1824 in Maine.

In the 1880 census, Harriett was a widow living in Corinth, Penobscot, Maine with her 19 year old son Albert and a couple of boarders.

Joshua, who married first Diana Parker and had two sons, viz: Granville, who was a judge in New York City and had one child, and Walter, who lives at St. Paul, Minn.;, and secondly Mrs. Baker, by whom he had one son, Albeit. Joshua lived in Corinth, Penobscot county, Maine, His  house was famous through the countryside for its ample proportions and generous hospitality; he held for many years the offices of Justice of the Peace, and Deacon. Children of Joshua and Diane:

i. Granville Parker Hawes b: 03 Jul 1838 East Corinth, Maine; d. 29 Dec 1893 in New York, New York; m. 1870 Euphemia Anderson Vose (1841 NYC – 1907 NYC)

Commissioned a 1st Lt in Company A, New York 128th Infantry Regiment on 14 Aug 1862. Appointed as Captain of Commissary Nov 3, 1862 Promoted to Full Captain on 18 Mar 1863 by order of Major General Banks. Transfered out out on 18 Mar 1863 at New Orleans, LA. Promoted to Full Captain on 26 Nov 1862. Commissioned an officer in the U.S. Volunteers Commissary Dept Infantry Regiment on 26 Nov 1862. Mustered out on 23 Nov 1864.

William Emory served as a brigade commander in the Army of the Potomac in 1862, and was transferred to the Western Theater. He later commanded a division in the Port Hudson campaign. He subsequently returned to the East as the commander of the Nineteenth Corps, serving in all the major battles in the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864, especially at the Battle of Cedar Creek, where Emory’s actions helped save the Union army from a devastating defeat until Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan’s arrival.

Granville graduated from Bowdoin College in 1860. Subsequently he became professor of rhetoric and English literature in the State College of Maryland. He was also a graduate of the Columbia College Law School, and started in the practice of the law shortly after leaving the institution.  He was for four years in the military service, going all through our civil war, being on the staff of Major- Gen. William H. Emory, commanding the Nineteenth Army Corps.

His success at the Bar led to his nomination, in 1879. for the old Marine Court judgeship. After a very exciting election he was elected judge of that court, being the only Republican elected on the entire city and county ticket.  Here is a NY Times article about the party politics around his nomination for the 21st Assembly District in 1874.

Granville Parker Hawes Memorial From: Association of the Bar of the City of New York Year Book 1895

Granville Parker Hawes Bowdoin College Obituary

Granville’s son Emory Hawes (31 Jan 1875 NYC – 14 Nov 1904 NYC) was a graduate of Yale ’96 and a lawyer, but died at 29 of chronic heart trouble.

A son of Granville Parker Hawes, Bowdoin, ’60, and Euphemia Anderson Vose, who were married March 15th, 1870, at New York City, and had two other sons, James Anderson Hawes,Yale ’94, and one who died before maturity. Euphemia Anderson (Vose) Hawes (b. July 12th, 1841, at New York City) is the daughter of Charles L. Vose, a merchant and foreign shipper, and Sarah Anthony Anderson, both of New York City.

Hawes prepared at Cutler’s School in New York City. He served as Treasurer of the Freshman Union, took a College Prize of the First Grade in English Composition in Sophomore year, and, as one of the speakers at the Junior Exhibition, received a Second Ten Eyck Prize. In Sophomore year he was offered an editorship on the “Courant,” which he declined, and later he declined a nomination for an editorship on the “Lit.” He was a member of the University Club, D. K. E., and Chi Delta Theta. He was unmarried.

In the fall of 1896 Hawes began the study of the law, at first in the New York Law School, where he remained for about two years, and later in the offices of Messrs. Butler, Notman, Joline & Mynderse, and of Messrs. Curtis, Mallet-Prevost & Colt. He was admitted to the Bar in due course and up to 1902 had an office with the Hon. Theron G. Strong; but owing to a severe illness which left him in delicate health, he never engaged actively in the practice of his profession.

This illness also necessitated his withdrawal from Squadron A of New York, in which he had enlisted at the outbreak of the Spanish-American War. Besides Squadron A, he was a member of the Union League Club, the St. Nicholas Society, the Yale Club, the Society of Colonial Wars, and the Society of Mayflower Descendants.

The last two years of his life were spent chiefly in travel and in literary work. He was unable, however, to conquer his malady, and on November 14th, 1904, he died of heart trouble, in New York City. Hawes was a sensitive, reserved sort of man, who never knew many of us intimately, and who avoided, more often than he sought, companionship, so that the news of his death and of the painful struggle which preceded it, came to the Class as a surprise. . . .

“It may interest you to know,” wrote his brother, “that one of the last things he asked for, the day before he died, was to have his Yale class flag brought down to the room he was lying in and hung over his bed.”

ii. Walter W. Hawes   b. 1845 in Corinth, Penobscot, Maine; m. 1879 to Mary [__?__] (b. Mar 1852 Pennsylvania – );

Served in the US Navy during the Civil War

Lived at St. Paul, Minn.;  In the 1900 census, Walter and Mary were farming in Lakeland, Washington, Minnesota  Walter and Mary lived in Minneapolis from 1909 – 1919, moving to Yakima, Washington before 1922 where they were in 1928.

Children of Joshua and Harriett:

i.  Albert L. Hawes b. Jul 1860 Corinth, Penobscot, Maine; d. after 1920 census when he was still farming in Corinth; m. 1887 Corinth, Penobscot, Maine to Emma Scribner (b. 1866 Charleston, Penobscot, Maine – )  

8. Joseph Hawes

Twin of Joshua

Joseph’s wife Mrs. Ellen Maria Boody was born 22 May 1813, Cumberland, Maine. She first married William E. Pride (b. 1818 Maine) and had two children including Jane Partridge Pride, b. 1841, Westbrook, Cumberland, Maine. Ellen was still alive in the 1900 censusat the age of 87 when she was living with her daughter Mary and son-in-law Abner Lovell in Portland Maine.

Joseph lived in Westbrook, Cumberland, Maine Joseph, a twin with the preceding, who married Mrs Pride, lives at the age of 74 in Deering, Maine.

In the 1860 census, Joseph was farming in Westbrook, Cumberland, Maine

Children of Joseph and Ellen:

i.  Charles B. Hawes b. 16 Jul 1846, Maine; d. 3 Dec 1919 Portland, Maine; m. 23 Dec 1873 to Josephine M. Knight (b. 1854 – d. Aft 1940 census 125 Allen Ave, Portland Maine

In the 1900 census, Charles and Josephine were living in Portland, Cumberland, Maine where Charles was an electric light inspector. Their daughter Martha (age 25) was a music teacher.

ii. Henry H. B. Hawes; (Twin of Mary)  b. 1853 Maine; d. Aft 1930 census, Westbrook, Cumberland, Maine; m. 1883 Maine to Ella C. Quinby (b. May 1854 Maine – d. Aft. 1930 census)

Henry H. B. Hawes of Deering
Ella C. Quimby of Westbrook
Published Oct. 2, 1883
Cert. issued Oct. 6, 1883.
The town of Deering was set off from Westbrook on Mar. 21, 1871. It was incorporated as a city in 1889, and annexed to Portland in 1899.

Ella’s parents were Capt. Isaac Franklin Quinby and Catherine G. Brown. Isaac was Commissioned a Captain in Company E, Maine 13th Infantry Regiment on 10 Dec 1861.  Mustered out on 23 Aug 1862..

In the 1900 census, Henry was an insurance agent in Westbrook, Cumberland, Maine.  He was Treasurer of Cumberland County, Maine.

In 1943, Henry and Ella were living at 67 Mechanic St, Portland, Maine

iii. Mary H. B. Hawes (Twin of Henry)   b. 1853 Maine; d. Aft. 1920 census Portland, Maine;  m. 9 Dec 1884 Maine to Abner Lowell (b, Jan 1840 Maine – Aft. 1920 census) No children

In the 1900 census, Abner was farming in Portland, Cumberland, Maine

9. Martin Hawes

Martin’s wife Mary Ann Quinby was born in Mar 1812 in Maine.  Her parents were Moses Quinby and Ann Titcomb. Mary died in 12 Jun 1885 and is buried in Stroudwater Cemetery, Stroudwater, Maine.

Moses Quinby was born 19 April, 1786 at Stroudwater, Maine. He fitted for College at Phillips Exeter Academy and graduated there in the class of 1799. He then entered Bowdoin College and was one of the first class to graduate. They were seven in number, and included his future wife’s uncle, Rev. Benjamin Titcomb. The commencement at Bowdoin College took place 3 Sept. 1806, and Moses took part in the graduating exercises, delivering number seven on the program, “A Disquisition on the Solar System” Thereafter he entered assiduously upon a course of legal study with Mr. Stephen Longfellow, in the office in the ancient brick Longfellow mansion still standing at Portland. Several musty old lawbooks inscribed by the poet’s father to young Moses are still preserved.

Martin Hawes came first to Portland in a fishing smack; found a place as a clerk, and remained long enough to get a first-class recommendation “to whom it may concern.” He then entered the employ of David & Dexter Brewer (see pp. 27, 34) as a clerk : and when Dexter Brewer removed to Stroudwater about 1829 Martin Hawes came with him and subsequently bought out his employer. The dwelling he had built in Stroudwater was the only brick house there.

Stroudwater is located in the southwest corner of Portland, Stroudwater is home to a number of historic structures, including the oldest standing building in Portland, the Tate House and Museum, which was built in 1755. The Stroudwater Historic District is also located here. It is home to the mouth of the Stroudwater River.

He married Miss Quinby and lived in Westbrook (now Deering), where he died in 1854, aged 46. He had five children, of whom only one, Andrew, is living, and resides in Deering. The names of the others were Henrietta, Edmund, Horace and Moses.

Children of Martin and Mary Ann:

i.  Henrietta Hawes b. 20 Jul 1834 in Maine; d. 16 Sep 1843 in Portland, Cumberland, Maine

ii. Andrew Hawes b. 22 Jun 1836 in Maine; d. 1928 in Maine; m. 2 Jan 1889 Stroudwater, Maine to Annie Maria Libby (1851 – 1920)

They had no children but adopted a daughter Mary.

In the 1900 census, Andrew was a grocery dealer in Portland, Maine.

Hon. Andrew Hawes was selectman of Westbrook in 1870, the year before its division, and of Deering 1873, the first three years after its incorporation. He was a member of the School Committee eight years; he was elected a member of the House of Representatives of the State of Maine for three terms — 1873, 1875 s”tl 1891. He was elected State Senator and served as such in 1879 and 1880. He was Postmaster at Stroudwater for many years. He is a man of wide culture and extensive reading and is much interested in family history as appears from the fact that he is a member of the Elaine Historical Society, the Maine Genealogical Society and the Society of Colonial Wars.

iii. Edward Hawes b. 20 Sep 1838 in Maine; d. 17 Jun 1842 at 3 Years, 9 Months

iv. Hortatio Hawes b. 21 Nov 1840 in Maine; d. 20 Feb 1850 Drowned Stroudwater River Age 9 Years, 3 Months

v. Moses Quinby Hawes b. Nov 1842 in Maine; d. 29 Jun 1859 in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, fell from boat and drowned, Stroudwater River Age 16 Years, 7 Months, of Stroudwater (now Portland), Cumberland, Maine

10. Otis Hawes

Otis’ wife Almira Kendall was born about 1812 in New Hampshire. Her parents were born in New Hampshire. Almira was still alive in the 1880 census when she was a widowed housekeeper in Vassalboro.

Otis, who married Almira Kendall and lived all his life in his father’s house He had two children, Ella and Howard, and died in 1876. aged 66.

Children of Otis and Almira:

i.  Sarah Ella Hawes b. 1849 Maine; d. Aft. 1870 census;

ii. Henry Howard Hawes b. 1852 Maine; d. after 1920 census; m. 1878 to Ida J [__?__] (b. Sep 1858 Maine – d. After 1920 census )

11. Almira Hawes

Almira’s husband William Henry Palmer was born 5 Jan 1800 in Hallowell, Kenebec, Maine. His parents were Willaim Palmer (1776 – ) and Anna Bullen (1774 – 1840). William died in 1854 in Albion, Kennebec, Maine.

Almira, who married William Palmer of Albion, Kennebec county, Maine, where she still lives at the age of 68. They have had seven children, viz: George of Albion, William of Biddeford, Horace, who died in infancy; Emily,who died Nov., 1862, aged eleven; Annie (Mrs. Shaw), who lives at Revere, Suffolk county, Mass., and has two children; Sumner, who lives with his parents; and Attie, a twin with the preceding, who died in 1862, aged 8 years.

In the 1880 census, William, Almira and their sons George (35) and William (26) were farming in Albion, Kennebec, Maine

Children of Almira and William:

i.  George Palmer b. 10 Sep 1844 in Albion, Kennebec, Maine of Albion

ii. William L Palmer b. 2 Feb 1846 in Albion, Kennebec, Maine of Biddeford,

iii. Horace Palmer b. 26 Mar 1848 in Albion, Kennebec, Maine; d. 8 Apr 1850 in Albion

iv. Emily M Palmer b. 5 Jan 1850 in Albion, Kennebec, Maine; d. 16 Oct 1863 in Albion

v. Annie Francis Palmer b. 1 Jan 1852 in Albion, Kennebec, Maine; d. Aft. 1930 census, Washington, DC; m. Lorenzo D Shaw (b. 26 Feb 1841 Exeter, Penobscot, Maine – d. 28 Jul 1912 Washington DC) lived at Revere, Suffolk county, Mass., and had two children His parents were Timothy R Shaw and Betsey Butters.

In the 1880 census Lorenzo and Annie lived in Revere, Suffolk, Massachusetts where Lorenzo was a photographer.

In the 1910 census, Lorenzo and Annie were living in Washington, DC where he was proprietor of Glen Echo Park, Maryland.

Glen Echo Park

Washington Post, Monday, July 29, 1912
Was Pioneer in Amusements and Built Glen Echo Park.
Lorenzo D. Shaw, one of the pioneer amusement men of this country, inventor of the famous “dip,” and the man who first built a toboggan slide at Coney Island, died last evening at his residence, 1365 Park Road Northwest, after a lingering illness of six months. Death was due to vesical calculi. Mr. Shaw was 70 years of age.

In the summer of 1882 Mr. Shaw owned, built, and operated a toboggan at Coney Island. This created quite a sensation, and was imitated in amusement parks all over the civilized world. Mr. Shaw also built several amusement devices at Revere Beach, near Boston, but for twenty years, both winter and summer, made his home at Coney Island.

Mr. Shaw came to Washington later and built the devices and buildings at Glen Echo Park. He was the first to conceive the idea of the thrill in mechanical amusement devices, and as a result his world famous “dips” are installed in parks all over the country.

Mr. Shaw was a member of the Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Trade, and took an active part in celebrations of a civic nature.

He is survived by his children: Walter P. Shaw, Mrs. Annie Young, Mrs. W. H. Carroll, and Mrs. Lillian Thwing, and his wife, Mrs. Alonzo Shaw.

Funeral services will be at the family home tomorrow at 2PM. Interment will be at Glenwood Cemetery.

vi. Sumner C Palmer b. 10 Feb 1854; d. After 1930 census; By 1910, Sumner was divorced

Attie’s twin

viii. Attie (Abby H) Palmer 10 Feb 1854; d. 21 Jun 1863

Sumner’s twin


Henry Cole Quinby. New England family history .. (Volume 2). (page 13 of 15)

Wng Family of America – Isaac Hawes

Wing Family of America – Tamzin Wing

Granville Parker Hawes Bio From: Association of the Bar of the City of New York Year Book – Twenty-fifth Annual Report 1895

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  9. markeminer says:

    I updated Isaac’s page to include his grandchildren. He had over sixty, so this project took awhile. Household members starting being included in the 1850 census and it’s fun to be able to do original research.

    Isaac and his children produced six sets of twins including our ancestor Ellen Celeste Webber Coleman. My sisters are twins and it looks like this is where the twin genes come from.

    Among Isaac’s grandsons, ten or eleven served in the Civil War. I’m going to create a Maine Volunteers page to highlight their service. Most of our Maine relatives served in regiments from the Vassalboro/Augusta area, but I finally found a couple of relatives who served in the famous 20th Maine who held the Union flank at Round Top, saving the Battle of Gettysburg and maybe the entire Civil War.

    Isaac’s most famous grandson was Granville Parker Hawes b: 03 Jul 1838 East Corinth, Maine. He served on the general staff in the Civil War and was elected judge in New York City. I’ve included his memorial from the Association of the Bar of the City of New York Year Book 1895

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