- My great-grandmother's little sister Edith Ann Morrell married twice, the second time supposedly to a Hawkins. She died of a tubal pregnancy as Edith Hawkins at her parents' home in 1899. She could only have been married a couple of years as her first husband died in the 1890's, so there was no census available to view info on her and her second husband. I didn't even know his first name.
- Going back in time, Edith's grandfather Christopher Hempstead [my 3rd great-grandfather] had with his second [or third] wife, several children including daughter Charlotte Rebecca Hempstead. [Edith and I both descend - probably - from Christopher's first wife - long story!] When Christopher's probate was processed in 1881, his heirs included daughter Charlotte Hawkins, wife of Reuben Hawkins of Cornwall, New York. I'd found a new route for tracing Charlotte--that was the good news. The bad news was she could only be found with her husband in the 1880 census, and she died in 1885. I did learn the names of her children, as well as her husband's first name, but neither proved to be very helpful in finding them anywhere but Cornwall in 1880.
Note 11/2016: per familysearch.org, a John Albert Hawkins was married to and
produced children by an Annie Catherine Hoes; so my guess, above, does not
Although it is possible that the Jay Reuben Hawkins of Stonybrook, Long Island, New York is the man who married Charlotte Hawkins, the source info I am aware of only links Jay Reuben to his siblings and verifies that their brother is the man who married Sarah and moved to New Jersey. I have not seen reference to a Will or probate that may list his [and Charlotte's] children, or even a marriage record for the two. Perhaps the birth records of the first two children, born Brooklyn, will have further identifying info on the father.