Gershom Hawks1

#2506, (12 August 1659 - )
Relationship6th great-granduncle of William David Lewis
Father*John Hawks1 (s 1610 - 1662)
Mother*Elizabeth _____1 (1621 - 1689)
Marriage*He married Elizabeth Pratt
Birth*12 August 1659He was born on 12 August 1659 at Windsor, Connecticut.1 
between 1659 and 1661He removed with John Hawks and Elizabeth _____ between 1659 and 1661 to Hadley, Hampshire Co., MassachusettsG.2 


  1. [S291] Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 (Online Database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.) From original typescripts, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, 1928.
  2. [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"