The Hawkins Family Line
The Hawkins family line on Long Island is very large
and well documented.
So far, all the Hawkins' who have lived in Brookhaven
Hamlet have been found to have descended from Zachariah Hawkins.
Zachariah was born in Massachusetts about 1639 and came to Setauket,
Long Island, sometime before 1663.
My record of the Hawkins' in the Hamlet People
database came almost exclusively from two works published by the Hawkins
Ralph Clymer Hawkins. A Hawkins Genealogy,
1635 - 1939: Record of the the Descendents of Robert Hawkins of
Charlestown, Massachusetts. The Hawkins Association.
Originally printed in 1939; reprinted Baltimore 1987.
Susan H. Carmiencke and Bayard C. Carmiencke,
compilers. A Hawkins Genealogy Supplement, Vol. II: Record of
the Descendants of Robert Hawkins of Charlestown, Massachusetts.
The Hawkins Association. 2001.
These publications are available from The Hawkins
Association, PO Box 2392, Setauket, NY 11733. (1939 Edition
reprint, $45.00 plus $5.00 postage. Volume II, $50.00 plus
$5.00 postage). They also are available at several
Libraries in Suffolk County.
Before I had access to these reference works, some of
the records were obtained from internet sources. My suspicion is
that almost all of these internet sources originally derived from the
Hawkins Association references. As time permits, I will be
returning to some of the original entries and changing the references
Because the family line is so well documented, and
intertwines with so many of the other families of the Hamlet, these
genealogy references are a major source of information in the Hamlet
People database -- not only just the Hawkins'.