1870's Sally Hawks Fletcher CDV Photo, Cazenovia NY-Mankato, Wisconsin
#711 Hawks Genealogy
On Front and then again on reverse: "Sally Hawks Fletcher" is handwritten in pencil, seems shaky, as if an elder wrote it. Photo type: CDV carte de visite Photograph. Photographer: Johnson, Cazenovia, New York, Madison County. (known to be Arthur Johnson, also known as A.A. Johnson, Arthur A. Johnson, and the Johnson Bros.)
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Sally Bardwell Hawks (1835–1888, died age 53) born Georgetown, Madison County NY (also seen as Sally Bordwell Hawks) died in Minnesota.
Mother: Hannah Bardwell Hawks (1799-1839) died age 40 (Bordwell)
Father: Horace Hawks (1795-1876) born in Hadley, Hampshire County. He died in Madison County, New York. He had 7 children with his 1st wife Hannah Hawks who died in 1839.
Horace's 2nd wife: Tryphena Bordwell Hawks, married 1845. no children. Her parents were Elias Bardwell (1763-1818) and Irena Allen Bardwell (1767-1849) of Colrain, Franklin County, Massachusetts. (Also seen as Bordwell) They are buried together in the Hawks Cemetery, Georgetown, Madison County, New York. Hannah is buried there also.
Gideon Bardwell Hawks (1821-1823) died age 2
Polly Hawks (1823-1872)
John Quincy Adams Hawks (1825-1909)
Rhoda Hawks (1827-1902)
Eli Hawks (1829-1900 also seen as Ely Hawks)
Austin Hawks (1833-1896)
Sallys's Husband: John W. Fletcher, born 1831 in New York. His parents were born in Vermont and Massachusetts. He married Sally B. Hawks in 1836 in Georgetown NY. They had one child, Phila Fletcher during their marriage. The family moved to Lake City, Minnesota, sometime between 1860 and 1870. Later he lived in Mankato, Blue Earth, Minnesota with his daughter Phila and her husband Willard Comstock as a widower. We cannot find his gravesite.
Phila Fletcher Comstock (1858-1965) born in Georgetown, Madison County NY. The family moved to Lake City, Minnesota around 1870. She then moved to Mankato, MN. She married Willard Comstock (1861-1927) born in MN, whose parents were Marshall Thomas Comstock (known as M.T. Comstock, a carriage maker) born in Herkimer County, New York 1827, and Sarah Eleanor Patton Comstock (also seen as Patten) born in Ohio 1838. Phila died in Mankato, Minnesota at age 107 in 1965. She is buried at Glenwood Cemetery, Mankato MN with her husband. She and Willard had a daughter named Dorothy L Comstock.
Sally B Hawks New York State Census, 1855
Event Place Georgetown, Madison, New York, United States
Relationship to Head of Household: Child
Birth Year (Estimated) 1837
Horace Hawks Head M 59
Josephina Hawks Wife F 51 (incorrect, Tryphena Bordwell Hawks)
Zadoe Hawks Father M 84 (incorrect, Zadock Hawks)
Polly Hawks Child 39
Eli Hawks Child 26
Austin Hawks Child 29
Sally B Hawks Child 18
Meranda Hawks Child 12 (also seen as Miranda Hawks)
Sally Fletcher in the 1860 United States Federal Census
Birth Year: abt 1835
Birth Place: New York
Home in 1860: Georgetown, Madison, New York
Household Members: Name Age
Benjamin Fletcher 37 born NY, farmer (her brother in law)
Rhoda Fletcher 33 born NY (her sister in law)
Hannah Fletcher 8 born NY (her niece)
Gertrude Fletcher 1 born NY (her niece)
John Fletcher 29 born NY, farmer (her husband)
Sally Fletcher 25 born NY
Isaac Eaton 19 born England, farm laborer
These 2 Hawks family biographies are from “The History of Chenango and Madison Counties, New York” by James H. Smith (D. Mason & Co. Publisher, Syracuse, New York 1880)
1. "Zadoc Hawks came in 1816, from Hawley, Franklin Co., Mass. He located on lot No. 58. Some of his sons settled about him in subsequent years. Two of these sons, only, reside in town-Horace and Israel-the former being on the homestead farm. Zadock Hawks, who was born Sept. 15, 1770, came from Hawley, Mass., in 1815, and settled two miles north of the village, on the farm now owned and occupied by his grandson, Austin Hawks, where he resided till his death, Jan. 30, 1863. He married in Massachusetts Rhoda Parker, who also died on the homestead Jan. 9, 1824, aged 49. He was a tanner and shoemaker by trade, but did not follow the former business here, though he did the shoemaking. They had eight children, who mostly married and settled adjacent to the homestead, though Israel C. is the only one left here. Horace succeeded his father on the homestead and died there Dec. 6, 1876, aged 81. He was a Member of Assembly in 1846."
2. "Horace Hawks was born in the town of Hawley, Franklin county, Mass., November 19th, 1795. His parents, Zadock and Rhoda (Parker) Hawks, were natives also of Massachusetts. The former was born September 15th, 1770, and died January 30th, 1863; the latter was born January 1st, 1775, and died in 1824. They were married January 1st, 1795, and had eleven children born to them, namely: Horace Hawks, born as above; Arunah Hawks, born January 22d, 1797, died young; Emily Hawks, born November 22d, 1798, died in 1879; Levi P. Hawks, born April 6th, 1801, died in infancy; Olive Hawks and Orra Hawks, (twins,) born June 4th, 1802, both now dead; a daughter born; Zadock Hawks, born August 8th, 1805, died in October, 1865; Consider P. Hawks, born October 16th, 1807, died in February, 1839; Jeremiah L. Hawks, born April 21st, 1810; and Israel C. Hawks, born, March 6th, 1816, still living. Horace lived at home and attended the district school until he was ten years old; he never attended school after that age. He then went to the town of Deerfield, Franklin county, Mass, to live with his uncle, and learned the trade of tanner and currier, and followed that occupation until he came to Georgetown in 1814. The entire distance from Massachusetts was made on foot. He followed various occupations here for about a year, and then went back to Massachusetts and remained another year. He then came back to Georgetown in company with his parents. They settled on Lot 58, and lived there until they died,-- the father aged ninety-four years, and the mother forty-nine years. Horace lived on the old home farm until he died, December 6th, 1876, and the same is now owned and occupied by his son Austin. In 1820, Horace married Hannah, daughter of Gideon Bordwell, of the town of Shelburne, Franklin county, Mass. She was born March 12th, 1799. By her he had nine children, namely: Gideon Bordwell, born February 26th, 1821, died September 17th, 1823; a son, died in infancy; Polly, born February 24th, 1823, died May 22d, 1872; John Q., born March 31st, 1825, married Palmyra C. Niles, August 31st, 1848; Rhoda, born January 26th, 1827, married Benjamin Fletcher, of Georgetown, in 1847; Eli, born January 15th, 1829, married, first, Flora Douglass, and for his second wife, Elizabeth Potter, both of Wisconsin, where he is now residing in Dodge county; a daughter, born January 24th, 1831, died in infancy; Austin, born January 30th, 1833, married Susan S. Wadsworth, January 3d, 1855, she died May 1st, 1S55,--his second wife, Arvilla A. Amsbry, he married June 1st, 1859; and Sally B., born January 19th, 1835, married John Fletcher, in January 1857, and is now residing in Lake City, Minnesota. Six years after the death of his first wife, Mr. Hawks married Miss Tryphena Bordwell, a cousin of the former. By her he had no children. Mr. Hawks is remembered by the people of Georgetown as one of the most prominent and useful citizens of the town during a long and busy life. He was chosen by them to fill some of its most important and responsible offices, and served the town in all these places with a fidelity and honesty of purpose that won for him the respect and confidence of his fellow citizens of all parties. In the second year of his residence in Georgetown, he was elected to the office of Constable and Collector, which was the start in his long and honorable career. He was elected Justice of the Peace, and held that o/ ice about twenty years. He was also elected Supervisor of his town, and held that office n number of years. In 1840, he was appointed Enumerator in taking the United States Census that year. In 18-14, he was elected to the Legislature, and took his seat in the following year. He was appointed Appraiser of lands taken by the Syracuse & Utica Railroad, now the New York Central & Hudson River Railroad. He was also elected President of the Eaton and Georgetown Plank Road Company, and held that office until he died; and during the twenty-eight years he held the office he never missed the annual meetings of the Company but twice. In 1870, he was appointed by Judge Kennedy to the o/ice of Railroad Commissioner. In his early years he took up the study of surveying, and during the first years of his residence here he was engaged in all parts of the surrounding country making surveys of lands. In politics, Mr. Hawks was a staunch Democrat, frank and fearless in advocating the measures and principles of his party. He possessed strong common sense and uncommon sagacity in business affairs. He was a good neighbor, and kind friend, an affectionate husband, and loving father. In religious sentiment he was a Congregationalist, and united with that Church in Georgetown in 1831. He helped to build the Church in that village, and was Trustee and Clerk of the Society several years, and was liberal of his means in aid of the same. He was a member of the American Bible Society more than forty years and until he died, and made all of his children life members of the same."
This is a wonderful Madison County to Blue Earth County Wisconsin photo, with so many early settler ties. We love the story of her father Horace walking from Deerfield MA to Georgetown NY by foot. Found in Freeville, Tompkins County NY.
Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
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