Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

John Hawke

Male 1804 - 1882  (77 years)


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  • Name John Hawke 
    Born 6 Nov 1804  , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Interesting story 
    Occupation 1851  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Miller 
    Religion 1851  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Non-Professor 
    Occupation 1852  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    miller 
    Occupation 1861  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer & Miller 
    Religion 1861  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Free Church 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-68262 
    Died 6 Jul 1882  Burford Twp., Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Cause: congestion of the brain (5 days) 
    Person ID I68262  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Benjamin Hawke,   b. 12 Mar 1781, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1865  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Mary Lount,   b. 16 Mar 1787, , , Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1876, Hawkesville, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Family ID F17849  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha Dean,   b. 7 Aug 1811, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1876, Burford Twp., Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Children 
     1. Corinna Hawke,   b. 1832, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Samuel Lount Hawke,   b. 1835, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1907, St. Thomas, Elgin Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     3. Susan Hawke,   b. 2 Aug 1837, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1904, Harriston, Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     4. Martha Hawke,   b. 18 May 1840, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1875  (Age 34 years)
     5. Henry Hoshel Hawke,   b. CALC 16 Jun 1842, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1871  (Age ~ 29 years)
     6. Benjamin Hawke,   b. Feb 1843, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1923, York Township, Haldimand Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)
     7. Jane Hawke,   b. CALC 5 Nov 1846, Hawkesville, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1871, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 24 years)
     8. John Hawke,   b. 1847, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Janet Hawk,   b. 1848, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. George W. Hawk,   b. 1855, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1878, Burford Twp., Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F17851  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Nov 1804 - , , Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Miller - 1851 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Non-Professor - 1851 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - miller - 1852 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer & Miller - 1861 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Free Church - 1861 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • The Hawke family were amongst the earliest settlers in this southeast corner of the township. Benjamin Hawke, the head of the family, came to Yonge Street from Pennsylvania about the year 1811, his wife being a sister of Samuel Lount, who was executed after the Rebellion. During the war of 1812-15, Mr. Hawke was the contractor for hauling the cannons and supplies passing through Holland Landing, and across the portage from the Head of Kempenfeldt Bay to the Nottawasaga River. His sons, along with himself, settled in King and Tecumseth townships in the twenties, when the parts around Lloydtown and Schomberg were opening for settlement. He was one of the canidates to represent the County of Simcoe at the election for the Assembly in 1834, but was not successful. He was appointed a justice of the peace in 1843. He was lame, and in his day had a full share of the rugged experiences of frontier and pioneer life. Periphen Hawke, was taken prisoner during the Rebellion disturbances of 1837, and, after five months' imprisonment, was pardoned, according to the list of persons arrested appearing in Lindsay's Life of W.L. Mackenzie. And it is said that Gabriel Hawke, of Tecumseth, was also taken prisoner during the Rebellion, although his name does not appear in that list. Gabriel was a large, powerful man, and well-known in the early days of the Township of Tecumseth. Some part of the Hawke family moved to the Township of Wellesley, County of Waterloo, where the village of Hawkesville is named after them.

      In about 1846 Benjamin Hawk Sr., his wife Mary (Lount) Hawk, and the families of their five sons and four daughters moved from Simcoe County to unsettled land in Wellesley Township, Waterloo County. The area was known as the "Queen's Bush." The community where they settled became Hawkesville. These Hawk families included Benjamin Jr. and Mary (Dean) Hawk and John and Martha (Dean) Hawk. John Hawk built the first gristmill in the vicinity of Hawkesville, and his brother Percifer Hawk built the first sawmill. There are numerous instances where verifiable members of this family, in some cases even the same person, spelled their name Hawk or Hawke. On at least one early map the town was named Hawksville

  • Sources 
    1. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      John Hawke d. 6 Jul 1882 Burford, aged 71y, 8m, farmer b. Pennsylvania cause: congestion of the brain (5 days)

    2. [S242] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1851, Div 2 pg 63.
      John HAWK Miller Pennsylvania, U.S. Non-professor 43
      Martha HAWK Wife Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Non-professor 42
      Corinna HAWK Daughter Canada Non-professor 19
      Samuel ? HAWK Labourer Canada Non-professor 16
      Susan HAWK Daughter Canada Non-professor 14
      Martha HAWK Daughter Canada Non-professor 12
      Henry HAWK Son Canada Non-professor 10
      Benjamin HAWK Son Canada Non-professor 8
      Jane HAWK Daughter Canada Non-professor 6
      John HAWK Son Canada Non-professor 4
      Janet HAWK Daughter Canada Non-professor 3

    3. [S855] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1861, Div. 13 Page 90.

    4. [S242] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1851, Div. 2 Page 1.

    5. [S242] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1851, Div 2 pg 63.