Biography of Samuel Hawkins
Howard County, IN Biographies





SAMUEL HAWKINS, son of Philip H. and Elizabeth (Martin) Hawkins, was born in Greene County, Ohio, December 9, 1838. His parents moved to this county in 1846, and entered land in Union Township, near Jerome, settling in the green woods. Philip Hawkins died when his son was twenty four years of age, and May 16, 1864, our subject enlisted in the One Hundred and Thirty seventh Regiment Indiana Volun teer Infantry, and was mustered in at Indianapolis; he had volunteered twice before, but as the companies were never made up he did not go out; was mustered out at Indianapolis in November, the same year. Mr. Hawkins was married, March 1, 1865, to Miss Terressa Hatfield, whose parents were among the first settlers of Union Township. This union has been blessed with eight children - Rolland A. (deceased), Ollie E. (deceased), Ora A. (deceased), Clinton A., Sarah E. (deceased), Ella B., Estella and Reason E. In 1879, he bought fifty three acres of land, and moved on it the next spring. He now has it well cultivated and improved, with convenient dwelling and good outbuildings. Mr. Hawkins is a harnessmaker by trade, and ran a shop in Jerome for about twelve years.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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