Thomas Hawes I

Thomas HAWES (1701 –  1747) was Alex’s 7th Great Grandfather; one of 256 in this generation in the Shaw line.

Thomas Hawes I was born at Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, on 16 May 1701. He was the son of Joseph HAWES and Mary HOWES.  He married  Thankful  GORHAM at Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, in 1730. Thomas died 28 Jan 1747 – Yarmouth, Mass.

Thankful Gorham was born at Barnstable, Barnstable, MA, on 25 May 1711. She was the daughter of James GORHAM II and Mary JOYCE.  After Thomas died, she married Steven Skifee 27 Jul 1749 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass.  After Stephen died, she married a third time to Deacon Gershom Davis 25 Mar 1758 in Barnstable, Massachusetts. Thankful died at sea, before 8 Dec 1801 and is buried at  Ancient Cemetery, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachutetts  .

Steven Skifee was born 4 Feb 1684/85 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass.  His parents were Steven Skiffee and Lydia Snow.   He first married 15 May 1698 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Mass to Sarah Lothrop. Steven died 4 Oct 1758 in Sandwich, Mass.

Steven’s wife Sarah Lothrop was born between 1677 and 1681 in Barnstable, Mass.  Her parents were Barnabas LOTHROP and Susanna CLARK.  Many sources say Sarah married 1 Sep 1702 in Barnstable, Mass to Elisha Hedge, her brother-in-law John HEDGE‘s  brother and son of Elisha HEDGE and Mary STURGIS .   Sarah died 14 May 1749 in Sandwich, Mass.

Many sources show Sarah, daughter of Barnabas Lathrop marrying either Elisha or Stephen, but these two sets of marriage facts are incompatible. Sarah couldn’t have been married to Stephen and Elisha at the same time.  Sarah’s death and Stephen’s remarriage in 1749 fits.   The 1702 marriage of Elisha Hedge and Mary Sturgis was recorded in Barnstable records and their siblings Thankful LOTHROP and John HEDGE married in 25 Jan 1699/1700.  I haven’t found children from either of these two marriages.

ONE guess is Sarah married Stephen after 1709 when Elisha died, not 1698 as is usually reported.  ANOTHER guess is Stephen married a first cousin also named Sarah Lathrop.  Stephen’s Sarah was born in 1681, not 1678 as is most usually ascribed to Barnabas’ Sarah.  Sarah’s gravestone reads: Buried in Old Burying Ground, Sandwich, Barnstable, MA. Her gravestone reads: “Here lies the body of Mrs. SARAH SKEFF wife to Stephen Skeff, Esq. who departed this life May ye 14th 1749 in the 69th year of her age.”.

Sarah Skeff Headstone –Wife to Stephen Skeff Esq In the 69th year of her age — Old Town Cemetery Sandwich, Barnstable County Mass

Deacon Gershom Davis was born 5 Sep 1702 Barnstable, Barnstable, Mass.  His parents were Joseph Davis and  Hannah Cobb. He first married 23 Sep 1731 in Barnstable, Mass to Mary Hinckley (b. 12 Feb 1703 in Harwich, Barnstable, Mass. – d. 1750 in Harwich) Gershom died 29 Apr 1790 Barnstable, Barnstable, Mass.

Children of Thomas and Thankful:

Name Born Married Departed
1. James Hawes 2 Jul 1732 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass Rebecca Russell
20 Jun 1754 Yarmouth
27 Nov 1789 Yarmouth
2. Thomas HAWES II 22 Feb 1734 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, Desire HAWES
25 Jan 1759 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass
Barnstable, Mass
3. Mary Hawes 1 Mar 1736 Yarmouth Thomas Allen
4 May 1758 Sandwich, Mass
4. Hannah Hawes 25 Mar 1738 Yarmouth Ebenezer Hawes (Son of Ebenezer HAWES)
15 Jun 1760 in Yarmouth,
19 Aug 1764 Yarmouth



1. James Hawes

James’ wife Rebeccah Russell was born 29 Aug 1734 in Andover, Mass. Her parents were Peter Russell and Deborah Crosby. Rebecca died 18 Apr 1815 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass.

Children of James and Rebeccah:

i.Thankful Hawes b. 23 May 1756; m. 1783 to Josiah Matthews (b. 16 Jan 1759 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass. – d. 1790 in West Indies) Josiah’s parents were William Matthews and Abigail Atkins. Thankful and James had three children born between 1786 and 1790.

ii. Martha “Patty” Hawes b. 12 Feb 1759 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass; d. 13 Jul 1847 Yarmouth

iii. Luther Hawes b. 15 Aug 1761 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass.

iv. Hannah Hawes b. 29 Apr 1767 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass; d. 13 Aug 1850 (Age 86) Yarmouth; m. 3 May 1792 (Age 28) Yarmouth to John Custis (Curtis) (b. 1 Jan 1768 Accomack, Virginia – d. 9 Nov 1810 (Age 42) Yarmouth ) John’s father was Joseph Custis. Hannah and John had six children born between 1795 and 1804.

Hannah’s cousin Hannah Hawes (daughter of Ebenezer Hawes and Hannah Hawes, granddaughter of Ebenezer HAWES and Sarah HEDGE.) married 19 Sep 1805 in Yarmouth to John’s brother Thomas Custis (b. 25 Dec 1779 in Virginia)

v. Mehitable Hawes b. 7 Sep 1767 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass; d. 3 Dec 1825 Yarmouth

vi. Molly Hawes b. 28 Jan 1771; m. 5 Nov 1793 to Gorham Hall (b. 27 Jul 1772 in Yarmouth) Gorham’s parents were John Hall and Thankful Gorham. After Molly died, Gorham married 1807 to Hannah Matthews.

vii. Rebecca Hawes b. 28 Aug 1774 in Yarmouth; m. 22 Jun 1794 to Joshua Howland (b. 21 Jul 1772 in Yarmouth – d. 8 Dec 1813 in Yarmouth) Joshua’s parents were Benjamin Howland and Lydia Baker. Rebecca and Joshua had ten children born between 1795 and 1814.

2. Thomas HAWES II (See his page)

3. Mary Hawes

Mary’s husband Thomas Allen was born unknown. Thomas and Mary’s 1758 marriage was recorded in Barnstable Vital records, but I can find no more information on him.

4. Hannah Hawes

Hannah’s husband Ebenezer Hawes was born 16 Aug 1735 Yarmouth, Mass.  He was Hannah’s second cousin. His parents were Ebenezer HAWES and Sarah HEDGE.  He and Hannah shared great grandparents Capt. Ebenezer HAWES and Sarah NORTON.  Hannah died after only four years of marriage and Ebenezer married again 29 Jan 1770 Age: 34 in Yarmouth to Temperance Taylor (b. 28 Jul 1744 in Yarmouth). Ebenezer and Temporance had seven children born between 1771 and 1784. Ebenezer died 26 Jul 1808 in Yarmouth.


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