looking for parents of Peter and Prudence Hawkins of Newberry, SC
Peter Hawkins dob around 1746 is supposed to be from Va. He and his wife Prudence are buried at the Chapman Summers cemetery, which is associated with a Dunker or Dunkard sect. Listed in the 1790 Newberry is 2 3 4 - -/same page as his son Jacob. 1800 same page as Jacob - 1 1 - 1 - - - - 1; died 1801. Peter and Prudence have the following children: Jacob, 1770; Edward,6 Jan 1775; William, 1783; Peter,1780; Elizabeth, 1783; Prudence, 1781 and maybe Jane 5 Feb 1801.
Newberry begins in 1749. Germans settled in fork between the Broad and Saluda rivers in southern or lower part of the county, while Scotch Irish and English immigrants settled along Enoree, Bush and Little Rivers. For next two decades (until 1769?) region suffered from effects of the Cherokee War and Regulator Movement. 1785 Newberry became a county (separate from Old 96).
1790 population of 9342 which included 1444 slaves.
Quaker Meeting Newberry Notes list Issac and Rebekah 1809, 22 and Nathan Hawkins as early members of Bush River Meeting. NATHAN 1753 born in Abington, Montgomery Pa and died in Butler, Kentucky in 1805. has children Issac and Rebecca (among others). Parents were James and Mary Elliott Hawkins. His wife was Martha Hollowell. Peter not listed as child of James and Mary. JEFFREY HAWKINS DNA LINE.
I BELIEVE THE REASON THEY WERE BURIED AT CHAPMAN SUMMERS CEMETERY WAS THROUGH DOMINICK CONNECTION. CHRISTINA DOMINICK MARRIED HENRY SUMMERS born 1746 died after 1798. His family moved to the area of St Peters Piney Woods Church in Lexington county, SC, after 1790.
Children of Jacob Hawkins:
P. W. Hawkins was born May 18, 1797
Simon P. Hawkins was born Dec. 27, 1822
Polly Hawkins was born Nov. 14, 1824
Harriet Hawkins was born Oct. 20, 1826
Jacob Hawkins was born Sept. 4, 1828
George Hawkins was born May 2, 1830
Nancy Hawkins was born March 1, 1832
Elijah Edward Hawkins
> When I started genealogy online, I decided to accept what was given online as a
> starting point and then try to prove it. I have good records up to Peter.
> Beyond Peter it gets very fuzzy. I asked my brother to have his ydna tested to
> see if I could connect to any other Va Hawkins family. Many records link a
> Peter Hawkins with Edward and Joshua and Michael and John Hawkins. If those who
> claim descent from these gentlemen are indeed their descendants, Peter is not
> their relative according to ydna. I started looking at the Scot Irish
> Chronicles (Orange and Augusta counties, I think) and listed every time a
> Hawkins was listed. A John, William, Christopher, Drury and Benjamin are listed.
> Peter does not show up there, but certain fam ilies who do seem to show up in
> Newberry with the Hawkins do, specifically the Downs family and even the Thomas
> family. Based on the will of a man named Abel Thomas, it appears that Peter's
> wife might have been Prudence Thomas.
> In the Annals of Newberry published in late 1890's Peter and Prudence are said
> to be from Va. He is supposed to have helped carry the state records from
> Columbia to someplace during the Revolution. Yet I've found a Peter Hawkins
> with the right number of children on a distressed Loyalist list. Maybe he
> switched sides later on. Peter shows up in SC 15 Sep 1768 in Craven County north of Berkeley as a witness. Assuming he must be at least 21, I am guessing
> his dob 1747 or earlier. When he dies in 1801, he leaves about 1200 acres to
> his heirs. DISTRESSED REFUGEES FROM DIFFERENT PLACES, 23 JUL 1782, HAWKINS, PETER, NINETY SIX,
> DISTRESSED REFUGEES FROM NINETY SIX DISTRICT UNDER THE INSPECTION OF THOMAS EDGHILL, THOMAS FLETCHALL, AND JOHN HAMILTON HAWKINS, PETER, WIFE AND 5 CHILDREN. ORDERED $5 TO EACH MAN AND WOMAN AND $2 TO EACH CHILD, CHARLESTOWN, SC JULY 1782.
August 1782 Peter Hawkins listed as #86 as refugee from Ninety Six district. UNDER LOYALISTS IN THE SOUTHERN CAMPAIGN OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR. SHOWN AGAIN AS REFUGEE #34
> My grandfather insisted we were descended from Sir John Hawkins. He also said
> that there was a family history that the first son named John with child John,
> etc could go to Oxford free on some family grant. I was about 10 the last time
> I heard that and have no idea if my grandfather was joking or serious. My
> interest is simply to find Peter's parents. He names his children Jacob (which
> sounds like a Quaker connection), Edward, William, Peter, Elizabeth and
> Prudence. Prudence, wife of Peter, might be a Quaker, who married out of union.
> Peter and Prudence are buried in the Chapman-Summers cemetery in Newberry.
1799 witnessed transfer of slave to Jermiah McDaniel