Family of Jeptha Marion Hawkins  

 Compiled and Submitted by
Paula Bicket

L-R  Darcus Ann, Jeptha Marion, William Cager, Mary Adele Harris-Hawkins and Harriett Ann.  Back Row L-R Sarah, Gillie, Sam and George Hawkins.  This photo was taken in the fall of 1910 and Jeptha died in February 1911 at the age of 84.
Photo Courtesy of Junior Hawkins.

Family members of Jeptha can be found in Polk,  Bradley, Hamilton, McMinn, Rhea, Meigs, etc. counties of Tennessee; Cherokee, Fannin, Forsyth, Gilmer, Union, Towns, Hall, etc. counties of Georgia; Cherokee, Buncombe, Clay, etc counties of North Carolina.

 I would like to hear from other family members.

Jeptha was married twice.  His first marriage ended with the death of his wife Angeline.

 Birth:               Appox. 1828 – Forsyth County, Georgia
 Death:             February 7, 1911
 Burial:             Union Church Cemetery -  Mineral Bluff, Fannin County, GA
 Physical:         5’6” tall and weighed about 135 lbs.
 Dark hair, Dark complexion and blue eyes.
 Military Service:         H TN Union-7th Mounted Infantry Regiment
 Place of Residence When Enlisted: Isabella, Polk County, TN
Discharge:                 He was discharged from the service because of varicose veins of the left leg, pneumonia, left lung infection, heart disease and rheumatism
Occupations: He has been listed as a farmer and miner.
Marriages:     1st        Angeline Brown* marriage ended in the death of Angeline
                        2nd       Mary Adeline Harris



Sarah Minora Mary Francisco – Jeptha adopted Sarah.  She married John Redden


Maude – married W.L. Bell






Martha Lou Ellen Hawkins-Mason – Born in 1868 Died in 1943


Notes on Martha        Married James Perry Mason December 18, 1887 in Hamilton County , Tennessee– James and Martha are buried in Hartford , Arkansas . They had eight children.  This is Paula Doyle-Bicket’s great grandparents.


Amanda         8/21/1884   - Her married name is Patterson


Flora Hawkins-Conner – Married George Conner

Notes on Flora:          Flora is found in the 1930 Census of Hamilton County, TN Dist. 3, Dist 77, page 33.  Her son Herschel is living with her.  He is 22 and she is 74.  Living next door is a Hawkins, a male age 59.  Living next door to Hawkins is a Bell .


JEPTHA & MARY HARRIS:          Jeptha and Mary were married 7/31/1890 in Hiawassee, Polk County , TN



Died 4/6/1923 in Sweet Gum, GA




Sarah Jane Hawkins                        10/31/1896 or 1895

                                                            Sarah married John Simmons


Harriett Ann Hawkins                        7/11/1899

                                                            Harriett married Sam Panter


Darcus Ann Hawkins                        12/16/1901

Darcus was married a few times.  One marriage (probably her first was to a Jones.  They had son that they named Homer Jones.  Darcus is buried in Plant City , Flora


William Cager Hawkins                    9/15/1904

Cager married Minnie Mary Harris.  Minnie was born 10/27/1904 and died September 30, 1985 . They had 13 children.  Eight who survive. Cager and Minnie are first cousins. Cager died in February 1971 and is buried in Plant City , Florida


George                                               10/6/1894

Sammie                                             2/27/1893




1850   Cannot locate him in the 1850 census


1860 Census –Fannin County, GA

644       HAWKINS
Jeptha               36                 Mining   Hand                  NC
Angeline            29                 Housekeeper                 NC
Francisco          10         F                                              NC
Eliza                 7          F                                              NC
Elizabeth            5          F                                              NC
Sophia              3          F                                              NC
Sarah                19         F          Housekeeper                 GA

1870 Census – Polk County , TN.


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


NOTES FROM 1870 & 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 Census – Polk County , TN


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



1900 Census – Hot House, Fannin County, GA

Hawkins, Jeff                 Head     66                     M  W    10                     GA       GA       GA      

Hawkins, Adele              Wife      25                     F  W     10         5/5        GA       GA       GA

Hawkins, Gillie               Daugh     9        5/1891  F  W                             GA        GA       GA

Hawkins, Sammie H       Son        8                    M W                             GA        GA       GA

Hawkins, George           Son        5        5/1895  M  W                            GA        GA       GA

Hawkins, Sarah             Daugh    2                     F  W                             GA        GA       GA

Hawkins, Harriett           Daugh    1         8/1899  F  W                             GA        GA       GA



1910 Census – Hot House, Fannin County, GA


Hawkins, Jeptha            Head     M         72         W         GA       US         US         Farming

*Hawkins, Addie M         Wife      F          41         W         NC         NC        NC        Farm Labor

Hawkins, Gillie A.          Daugh F            20         W         TN         GA       NC        Farm Labor

Hawkins, Samuel H        Son      M         18         W         GA       GA       NC        Farm Labor

Hawkins, George J         Son      M         16         W         GA       GA       NC        Farm Labor

Hawkins, Sarah J.          Daugh   F          14         W         GA        GA       NC        Farm Labor

Hawkins, Herritt Ann      Daugh   F          9          W         GA        GA       NC        Farm Labor

Hawkins, Dorcus A        Daugh   F          8          W         GA        GA       NC        Farm Labor

Hawkins, William           Son      M         5          W         GA       GA       NC        Farm Labor


* The census states that they were married 13 with 7 children living out of 7 pregnancies    


In 1893 2122 he was living in Hot House, GA.     



He can be found living in 10th Dist., Ducktown, and Polk County , TN

I have Jeptha's Civil War papers, they are 288 pages long.   Many surnames  are in his papers.  Such as: LARGENT, POSTELL, HARPER, HAWKINS, BROWN, MASON, HARRIS, RODDEN, REDDEN, PANTER, PATTERSON, CONNER, BELL, KELL, MCCOY