I am cleaning out my bottomless pit of an inbox this morning. I have grandkids who are sleeping in and I am just doing mindless "housework" on my computer while I wait for them to get up. I hesitate to spend many hours on Hawkins from the Northern Neck until I do the research that I still need to do to break down the brick wall in Louisa, Orange and Culpeper Counties for parents and grandparents of Thomas R. Hawkins and his uncle Benjamin Hawkins. These men are my "for sure" relatives/ancestors. I am quite sure that Thomas R. Hawkins (my 3-gr-grandfather) will indeed connect to the Northern Neck as will many of us who connect through DNA results in Hawkins DNA group #1, but I have not yet done the research to make that connection.
If you were sitting beside me chatting with me as I make these notes, I would begin by telling you that I have spent many hours looking at the man that I call Thomas Hawkins of Old Rappahannock County. I have no research to connect this Thomas to any of our Hawkins DNA lines yet.
I have also spent many hours looking at John Hawkins who died and left a will before 1716 in Richmond County, Virginia (also a part of the Northern Neck). This man names children and friends and relatives and has wife Elizabeth (perhaps Elizabeth Butler). This John Hawkins has been proven by DNA to relate to my own Hawkins line.
This John and Elizabeth line has been proven to be ancestors to the line of Janet Shamiri. Janet's DNA participant is a match for my father: James Marshall Hawkins who is now deceased. Janet has a lot of good information on this line on her own blog:
I have some maps and information on my blog already that I would want to review next before adding anything below. It has some maps as well. It carries the same title that this blog post has:
However, as I file some "stuff" I want to make reminders of where I put ideas.
I just filed several e-mails from Fred Duncan in the mail folder labelled Northern Neck. These include the wonderful maps that Fred sends me from time to time. His Peter Duncan seems to have been a neighbor and a buddy of Thomas Hawkins of Old Rappahannock County and Thomas's father-in-law, Thomas/Jacob? Lucas. John Catlett seems to also live in the neighborhood and is also a son-in-law to Thomas Lucas.
There is an excellent map in my Northern Neck mail folder from Fred Duncan that has date January 2013.
I want to add one more idea that is nagging in the back of my mind. It is a post that I made to
There is no doubt that I should never start looking at the Hawkins surname in the Northern Neck without reviewing the information that I posted on this blog in January 2013 that I can access with above link.