My great great grandparents, Jeptha and Angeline HAWKINS have been hard to research. Their daughter, Martha Lou Ellen HAWKINS-MASON was my great grandmother. Martha married James Perry Mason in 1887 in Hamilton County, TN. Below is the only information that I have able to find on the family and their children.
Martha was born in Soddy or Ducktown Tennessee approx. 1864. James was born approx 1855 in Soddy or Ducktown. They settled in Hartford, Arkansas (Sebastian County) where they are buried.
Hamilton County, TN Marriages
Polk County, TN 1870 census
46 HAWKINS Jeptha 35 M W Colier GA
Angeline 35 F W GA
Eliza J 16 F W TN
Flora A 7 F W TN
John 4 M W TN
Louellen 2 F W TN
1860 Federal Census : Fannin County, Georgia
The following is the Schedule of Free Inhabitants in the 913 District Government Militia in the County of Fannin, State of Georgia enumerated by Thomas R. Trammell, Asst. Marshall on June 6, 1860, for the Post Office MORGANTON
Jeptha 36 M MiningHand NC
Angeline 29 F Hskpr NC
Francisco 10 F NC
Eliza 7 F NC
Elizabeth 5 F NC
Sophia 3 F NC
Sarah 19 F Hskpr GA
NOTES FROM 1870 and 1880 CENSUS:
In the 1870 Census, the last name was spelled Hawkins. It shows Angeline being born in Georgia.
Daughter; Flora A. was in the census being 16 years old.
In the 1870 Census, it shows Jeptha being a coal miner. In the 1880 Census, he is a farmer.
Since the 1870 Census, two children were born: Jeptha M. age 10 and Amanda E. age 6.
It appears that the family lived in the same house on both censuses.
My great grandmother; Lou E. (as name appears in the 1880 Census) is called Louellen in the 1870 Census. I was told that her real name was Martha Lou Ellen Hawkins-Mason
1880 United States Census -District 10, Polk, Tennessee
Jepthe M. HAWKENS Self M Male W 52 GA Farmer GA GA
Angeline HAWKENS Wife M Female W 48 NC Keeping House NC NC
Flora A. HAWKENS Dau S Female W 17 TN At Home GA NC
John D. HAWKENS Son S Male W 13 TN Works On Farm GA NC
Lou E. HAWKENS Dau S Female W 12 TN At Home GA NC
Jeptha M. HAWKENS Son S Male W 10 TN Works On Farm GA NC
Amanda E. HAWKENS Dau S Female W 6 TN GA NC
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