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Sheldon HAWKINS - Picton, ONT

Sheldon HAWKINS - Picton, ONT

Sharon Ford (View posts)
Posted: 1060464680000
Classification: Query
I am seeking information/descendants of Sheldon Hawkins [senior and junior] who lived in Picton, Prince Edward Co., ONT.
Children of Sheldon Hawkins: Sheldon, b. ca 1838; Mary, b. ca 1842; Truman, b. ca 1847; Millard, b. ca 1850; Edwin Lewis, b. ca 1859; Elizabeth Jane (Ritchie), b. 3 Jun 1863 [adopted].

My gr gr grandmother, Mary HAWKINS b. ca 1842, was the daughter of Sheldon HAWKINS [wife unknown, possibly a 1st wife]. She married John RITCHIE and they had 1 child: Elizabeth Jane.

It is unknown as to what happened to John and Mary RITCHIE, but Elizabeth Jane was adopted by her maternal grandparents, Sheldon and Mary (VAN ALSTYNE) [possibly 2nd wife]. Mary, Sheldon's wife, died when Jane was age 5 and she continued living with her grandfather until his death in 1872. She was age 9 at the time and was then raised by her maternal uncle and aunt, Sheldon and Ann Hawkins until she married Caleb Platt at age 18.

As far as I have been able to find, Mary (HAWKINS) RITCHIE and Elizabeth Jane RITCHIE/HAWKINS are missing from other researchers material, but Mary is in the 1861 census, and Jane is in the 1871 census. Also, the marriage registration for Elizabeth Jane (HAWKINS) to Caleb PLATT also states that Sheldon and Mary HAWKINS are her parents.

Can anyone help me? I would like to share my informtion with you. You can contact me at: <>.

Sharon Ford

Re: Sheldon HAWKINS - Picton, ONT

Posted: 1325962607000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Peterson, Hawkins, Van Alstyne, Dunham
Sheldon Hawkins, Sr. was born in Ireland. He was first married to Margaret Peterson (daughter of Christian "Christopher" Peterson and his second wife Sarah McNutt). Margaret Peterson was born Jan. 3, 1807 in Fredericksburgh Twp., Lennox County, Midland District, Upper Canada. She married Sheldon Hawkins about 1837. Margaret died in late December 1845 in Picton. Margaret Peterson was then name on her land petition for free land grant as a daughter of a Loyalist. She was sometimes commonly called Maggie or Martha.

Sheldon Hawkins, Sr., then married Mary Van Alstyne in 1846. She was the daughter of Cornelius Vanalstyne & Rachel Dunham.

Dennis Stark (email at

Re: Sheldon HAWKINS - Picton, ONT

Posted: 1347367241000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hawkins Vanalstine
Hi Sharon!

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