Hawkes (Y-DNA)

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Status summary

Completed as of April 26, 2022

  • Recruiting direct male-line descendants of John Hawkes for further SNP testing - anyone Y-DNA descendants interested in testing should contact MayflowerDNA1620@gmail.com


First Generation

John Hawkes was born Charlestown 13 Aug 1633, son of Adam Hawkes (who was son of another John Hawkes) and Anne Browne. John died Lynn 5 Aug 1694. He married twice, first Lynn 3 Jun 1658 Rebecca Maverick and second, Lynn 11 Apr 1661 Sarah Cushman. By his first wife John had one child (Lynn): Moses (1659). By his second wife John had eight more children (Lynn): Susannah (1662-1675), Adam (1664), Anna (1664), John (1668), Rebecca (1670), Thomas (1673), Mary (1675) and Ebenezer (1677).

Second Generation

Moses Hawkes was born Lynn 3 Nov 1659 and died there 1 Jan 1709. He married Ipswich 10 May 1698 Margaret Cogswell and they had five children (Lynn): Moses (1698/9), Margaret (1700), Adam (1702-1729 unm.), John (1705) and Rebecca (1708).

Adam Hawkes was born Lynn 12 May 1664 and died before 8 Apr 1691. He married about 1689 Elizabeth ____[1] and they had one child (Lynn): John (1690).

John Hawkes (II) was born Lynn 25 Apr 1668 and died before 23 May 1750. He married twice, first Lynn 7 Jan 1698/9 Abigail Floyd and second Lynn 4 Sep 1735 Elizabeth Scarlet (no children): By his first wife, John had three children (Lynn): Sarah (1699), Abigail (1701) and John (1706).

Thomas Hawkes was born Lynn 11 May 1673 and died before 4 Jun 1722. He married Lynn 16 Feb 1703 Sarah Haven and they had five children (Lynn): Thomas (c1709-1736 unm.), Hannah (p1709), Elkanah (1715), Sarah (p1715) and Jonathan (b1719).

Ebenezer Hawes was born Lynn 7 Sep 1677 and died Marblehead 9 Dec 1766. He married three times, first Lynn 16 Jun 1701 Elizabeth Cogswell, second Lynn 30 May 1719 (as her third husband) Sarah BASSETT Griffin Newhall[2] and third Boston 9 Nov 1732 (as her second husband) Ruth PHILLIPS Graves[3] Ebenezer only had children by his first wife: Ebenezer (1702), Elizabeth (1704) and Samuel (1706).

Third Generation

Moses Hawkes (II) was born Lynn 4 Mar 1698/9 and died there 1 Dec 1760. He married Lynn 9 Apr 1730 Susannah Hitchins and they had nine children (Lynn):

John Hawkes] was born Lynn 27 Jan 1705 and died there 8 Oct 1748. He married there 27 Apr 1732 Hannah Priest and they had nine children (Lynn):

John Hawkes was born Lynn 10 Apr 1690 and died there before 11 Sep 1738. He married Salem 21 Apr 1711 Mary Whitford and they had eight children (Lynn):

John Hawkes (III) was born Lynn 18 Nov 1706 and died there 4 Dec 1742. He married Lynn 25 Jun 1738 Lydia Burrill and they had one child (Lynn): Abigail (1741).

Elkanah Hawes was born Lynn 1715

Jonathan Hawkes was born Lynn before 1719

Ebenezer Hawkes was born Lynn 1702

Samuel Hawkes was born Lynn 1706

  1. After Adam's death, Elizabeth married Salem 15 Oct 1695 George Lilly.
  2. Sarah married first 13 Jul 16976 Josep Griffin and second abt 1700 ___ Newhall.
  3. Ruth married first Lynn 11 Dec 1718 Mark Graves.

DNA results E-Z16663

Previous Y-DNA testing

The Hawks DNA Project subgroup Semitic has two individuals[1] claiming John Hawkes (born circa 1580) as the Most Distant Known Pateilineal Ancestor (MDKPA). None of these individuals have taken any SNP testing, but one of them has taken a YSTR-111 test. FTDNA predicts they fall under haplogroup E-M35. Plugging in the modal values into the NevGen Haplogroup Predictor (set for Haplogroup E) gives a result of E-M35>M78>PF2179>Z1919>L618>V13>CTS8814>CTS5856>Z16663 with 99.28% certainty.

Speculation based on Y-DNA results

According to posts at anthrogenica.com E-Z16663 is a very rare subclade and was found in Italy and the Balkans. This leads to speculation where the patrilineal ancestor of the Hawes family may have been a Roman soldier who was stationed Brittania. It was fairly common for Roman soldiers to have families and (if they survived their service) retire in the area where they served.

  1. A third individual is a close STR marker match but does not list any MDKPA.

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