Joanna Hawks1

#2160, (8 February 1653/54 - 22 November 1729)
Relationship6th great-grandmother of William David Lewis
Father*John Hawks1,2 (s 1610 - 1662)
Mother*Elizabeth _____2 (1621 - 1689)


William Arms b. 1654, d. 1731
Children 1.William1 Arms3 (1678 - 1690)
 2.John Arms+7 (1679 - 1753)
 3.Sarah Arms+6 (1681 - )
 4.Margaret Arms+3 (1683 - )
 5.Hannah Arms3 (1685 - )
 6.Daniel Arms+3 (1687 - 1753)
 7.Ebenezer Arms3 (1689 - 1690)
 8.William Arms Jr+8 (1692 - 1774)
 9.Elizabeth Arms+9 (1695 - 1772)
Her married name was Arms.3 
Birth*8 February 1653/54She was born on 8 February 1653/54 at ConnecticutG.4
between 1659 and 1661She removed with John Hawks and Elizabeth _____ between 1659 and 1661 to Hadley, Hampshire Co., MassachusettsG.5 
Marriage*21 November 1677She married William Arms on 21 November 1677 at MassachusettsG; prob. in Hatfield.3 
1698She and William Arms removed in 1698 to Deerfield.6 
Death*22 November 1729She died on 22 November 1729 at Deerfield, Franklin Co., MassachusettsG, at age 75.3 
Burial*25 November 1729She was buried on 25 November 1729 at Old Deerfield Burying Ground, Deerfield, Franklin Co., MassachusettsG; (est. date.)3 
ChartsAncestors of William D. Lewis


  1. [S291] Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 (Online Database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.) From original typescripts, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, 1928.
  2. [S305] William Richard Cutter, compiler, New England Families Genealogical and Memorial, Volume III, 3rd Series (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1915), p. 1477.
  3. [S1628], online, old standing shared marker. "Here Lyes Buried the Body of Mr William Arms Who Dec'd August ye 25 1731 in the 77th Year of his Age / Here Lyes Buried the Body of Mrs Joanna Arms Wife to Mr. Will'm Arms Who Dec'd Novr ye 22nd 1729 in ye 77th Year of he Age." Old Deerfield Burying Ground, Deerfield, MA, lot 112.
    Narration: Joanna Hawks, b. Feb. 8, 1653, MA, d. Nov. 22, 1728, Deerfield, MA. Joanna was the daughter of John & Elizabeth Hawks of Hadley, MA. She married William Arms November 21, 1677 in MA. They were the parents of William (1676-1690), Sarah, Margaret, Hannah, Ebenezer, John (1679), Daniel (1687), and William (1692) and Elizabeth Arms. Children: John Arms (1679 - 1753), Daniel Arms (1687 - 1753), William Arms (1692 - 1774), Elizabeth Arms Wright (1695 - 1772). Memorial 21946170, created by Geo Clinton, photo added by the moo.
  4. [S293] Edwin Stanley Welles, editor, Births, Marriages, and Deaths Returned from Hartford, Windsor, and Fairfield, and Entered in the Early Land Records of the Colony of Connecticut (Hartford: Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co., 1898), p. 45, Births in Wynsor (Folio 181), "Joanna Hawkes daughter of John Hawkes borne feb : 8"‘ 1653"; and p. 40, Winsor (Folio 157), "Johanne, daughter of John Hakes borne ffebr 8 : 1653". Hereinafter cited as Hartford, Windsor and Fairfield CT Vital Records.
  5. [S290] Sylvester Judd and Lucius Boltwood, History of Hadley, including the Early History of Hatfield, South Hadley, Amherst and Granby Masssachusetts (Springfield, Mass.: H.R. Hunting and Company, 1905), "In the same year, 1658, some of the withdrawers desired propositions from Northampton in regard to Capawonk meadow, which belonged to that town. In October, 1658, the town of Northampton voted to "give away" Capawonk, on four conditions:— 1st. The Hartford men are to settle two plantations; one on each side of the river. 2d. They are to maintain a sufficient fence against hogs and cattle. 3d. They are to pay 10 pounds, in wheat and peas. 4th. They are to inhabit here by next May.
    The Agreement or Engagement of those who intended to remove from Connecticut to Massachusetts, is dated at Hartford, April 18, 1659, and is recorded on the first book of Hadley records. The following is a copy of that Agreement and of some proceedings of a later date recorded with the other:
    "At a meeting at Goodman Ward's house, in Hartford, April i8th, 1659, the company there met engaged themselves under their own hands, or by their deputies, whom they had chosen, to remove themselves and their families out of the jurisdiction of Connecticut into the jurisdiction of the Massachusetts, as may appear in a paper dated the day and year abovesaid. The names of the engagers are these: [those marked * did not relocate or stayed just a short time]

    John Webster
    William Goodwin
    John Crow
    Nathaniel Ward
    John White
    John Barnard
    Andrew Bacon
    William Lewis
    William Westwood
    Richard Goodman
    John Arnold*
    William Partrigg
    Gregory Wilterton*
    Thomas Standley
    Samuel Porter
    Richard Church
    Ozias Goodwin*
    Francis Barnard
    James Ensign*
    George Steele*
    John Marsh
    Robert Webster*
    William Lewis Jr.*
    Nathaniel Standley
    Samuel Church
    William Markum
    •/ Samuel Moody
    Zechariah Field
    Widow Westly*
    Widow Watson*
    Andrew Warner
    Mr. John Russell Junior
    Nathaniel Dickinson
    Samuel Smith
    Thomas Coleman
    John Russell, senior
    John Dickinson
    Philip Smith
    John Coleman
    Thomas Wells
    James Northam
    Samuel Gardner
    Thomas Edwards*
    John Hubbard
    Thomas Dickinson
    Robert Boltwood
    Samuel Smith Jr*
    William Gull
    Luke Hitchcock*
    Richard Montague
    John Latimer*
    Peter Tilton
    John Hawkes
    Richard Billings
    Benj. Harbert*
    Edward Benton*
    John Catling*
    Mr. Samuel Hooker*
    Capt. John Cullick* (not fully engaged)
    Daniel Warner"
  6. [S289] George Sheldon, History of Deerfield, Massachusetts, Volume 2 (Deerfield: E.A. Hall and Co., 1896), pt. II 31-32.
  7. [S280] Edward W. Arms, Genealogical Record of the Arms Family in This Country (Troy, N.Y.: Higginson Book Company, 1877), p. 5.
  8. [S1740] Births, Marriages, and Deaths in Four Massachusetts Towns, 1655-1844, online, Hatfield, img. 68/94. William, son of Wm & Joanna Arms, b. 26 Oct 1692.
  9. [S1628], online, old standing grave marker. Azariah Wright, d. 17 Oct 1772, age 75y / Mrs. Elizabeth Wright, wife of Azariah, d. 1 Oct 1772, age 77y. Narrative: Azariah, b. Northampton MA 6 Mar 1697, son of Eleazer Wright (1668 - 1753) and Mary Pardee; Elizabeth Arms Wright, b. Deerfield MA 1695, dau. of William Arms (1654 - 1731) and Joanna Hawks Arms (1653 - 1729); children Eldad Wright (1733 - 1822), Azariah Wright (1733 - 1811), Medad Wright (1734 - 1817), Azubah Wright Alexander (1736 - 1811), Abner Wright (1740 - 1809). Elizabeth marr. first Ebenezer Field in 1714, d. 1723. Center Cemetery, Northfield, Franklin Co., MA. Memorial 55637465, created by and photo added by the moo, additional photo added by lynnz74.