Hawley Reunions are Back

Thurs., October 6 – Sun., October 9, 2016 in Valley Forge and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Best Western Plus – The Inn at King of Prussia   bwkop.com
27 South Gulph Rd. King of Prussia PA 19406
610-265-4500 or 1-800-WESTERN

Ask for group rate with the Society of the Hawley Family rate. Room Block Rate good until September 6, 2016.
Room Rate:   Deluxe Queen (2 beds per room)             $109 per night
Includes hot buffet breakfast.

Amenities: Lobby seating, Media room seating, internet work room, sunlit breakfast area, fitness room, beautifully landscaped court yard with gazebo, free parking, refrigerator in room, microwave access in breakfast room.

Rate extension based on availability up to 3 days before the 6th of October and up to 3 days after the 9th of October.

Valley Forge Casino Resort   vfcasino.com
1160 First Avenue, King of Prussia PA 19406
Ask for The Hawley Society Room Block when making reservations. Room Block Rate good until September 6, 2016.

Casino Tower Room Rates:

Single (1 person)     $129
Double (2 people)   $129
Triple (3 people)     $139
Quad (4 people)      $149

Amenities: 7 restaurants (some near the casino are open all day), Casino with 50 tables and 600 slots open 24/7 (free access for overnight guests, otherwise $10 per day, entertainment and nightlife options, fitness center and spa, free parking, microwave and refrigerator in room, free bottled water in rooms, safe
Rate extension based on availability:  yes, up to 3 days before the 6th and up to 3 days after the 9th

  • Sunny Roberts - Hello, I am a Hawley, that lives in Texas, Austin Texas. My father was a Hawley.ReplyCancel

  • Joseph S Hawley - Good morning Trudy!
    Good morning Linda!
    Wow! Congratulations!
    Trudy, I am (we all are) grateful for all Paul and You do!
    Linda, Amazing. We all look forward to your leadership.
    Just visited NEPAL is Never Ending Peace And Love, JoeReplyCancel

  • Brad haelry - Is this site alive? I’d love to learn more about our family!ReplyCancel

  • Alison Hawley-Washington - Do you know if we will be staying in Philadelphia or near Valley Forge? I may want to book a couple extra days in Philadelphia and do some research as my mother’s side of the family settled Germantown, PA around William Penn time frame. Depending if we do Valley Forge first, and Philadelphia second or opposite, I may book a few days ahead or a few days at the end of the trip to do this research.ReplyCancel

    • Linda Hawley - Alison,

      Did you receive our recent newsletter? The two hotels are given with rates, etc. We have been given the Hawley rate for 3 days before and after, which will fit you perfectly. We will tour Historic Philadelphia on the Friday of the event. Valley Forge on Thursday. You will stay in Valley Forge/King of Prussia area. As far as renewing your dues, since we are still trying to put together the information from the last few years, I can’t answer you. You can hold off paying your dues until we meet in October, or earlier once we have established a new bank account for the Society.
      Hope this answers your questions.


      Linda HawleyReplyCancel

  • MARTHA HAWLEY - Glad to see the Reunions back. We will join you this October. Can’t wait! Looking forward to hearing update on DNA log.ReplyCancel

Contact our Genealogist

We are very fortunate to have an outstanding genealogist, Trudy Hawley, who volunteers her time to assist members with their research. We are always happy to share and exchange knowledge. The sharing of the information facilitates greater understanding and can assist in filling in gaps.   We are not able to offer in depth research services, which are best directed to a certified genealogist for a fee.





    • admin - Hello Lori! There have been many Hawleys of different lines of descent in Wisconsin. It would be helpful if you could provide some additional information on those in which you are interested.ReplyCancel

  • debbie - My great grandmother was Jennie Cora Spencer nee McIntyre she lived in lockport n.y ….she died in 1977.. my aunt had alot of her stuff, and was cleaning out stuff found a picture by Annie Hawley Race..would you know anything about this and why she would have a picture by her.. my aunt remembers seeing the Hawlry-Race name in a old bible when she was youngerReplyCancel

  • A. Adonna Selbert Gosson - Hello to the Hawley’s,
    I am the granddaughter of Daniel Richard Hawley Sr. I believe he came from Middletown, NY and lived in Rochester, NY. He married S. Adonna (Clarisa) Calkins daughter of Veranous and Sarah Calkins, Varysburg, NY.
    My grandfather worked at Kodak Park until his retirement. Then they moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla where they are both buried in the Ft. Lauderdale Cemetery. I have very little information on my grandfather but I do know he had a brother John, ? sister Polly, sister Mary Ellen who died as an infant. Possibly a brother George. Daniel had a daughter Thelma Adonna Hawley Ryan, daughter Audrey June Hawley Selbert and a son Daniel R. Hawley Jr. All of his children were born in Rochester, NY and all but Audrey moved to Florida in their adult years. My grandfather died on April 1, 1970 from complications following surgery for a fractured hip. He was a wonderful man with a keen sense of humor.
    We have my grandmothers linage that goes back to Hugh Calkins who came to Conn. in 1600. But very little on my grandfather. I am hoping that you can help filling in the gaps.
    Thank you,
    Adonna Gosson
    7l7 Eaton Rd
    Rochester, NY

    • admin - Adonna, thank you for contacting us. I will forward to comment to Trudy Hawley, our genealogist. Perhaps she can be of assistance. I do not have any information in my personal research that connects your family.


  • Shelton Hawley - I am a Hawley from North Carolina. I know that my father’s family came to my area from the Wilson, NC area. I joined Ancestry.com and 123andme.com to get some idea of my heritage, but I own and manage a CPA firm, and I don’t have time to spend tracing my ancestry on these sites. Can you direct me somewhere that might make my research easier?

    Shelton Leon Hawley
    Angier, NCReplyCancel

    • admin - Shelton,
      We have information on Hawleys from North Carolina. The more specific information that you can share with us regarding your father, grandfather, etc, might help us with the connection.ReplyCancel

    • Cora - Shelton: My family is from Lucama/Wilson area & I’ve been searching for approx. 10 yrs. I live in SC. How can I help you? I’ll try, but no promises.

      Cora HawleyReplyCancel

  • Dennis Chapman - I am looking for information on James Hawley
    B Apr, 1831 Almond, Steuben(Allegany), NY
    D 8 Nov 1912 Williamsburg, Grand Traverse, MI
    M Nancy M Fairchild B Aug, 1834 Belfast, Allegany, NY
    D Feb, 1861 Belfast, Allegany, NY
    M Mary J (Boucher) B Aug, 1844 Canada D 11 Mar 1901 Willimasburg, Grand Traverse, MI

    Thank your for your assistanceReplyCancel

  • Shirley Pridmore Simpson - My greatgrand parents Chauncey and Hattie Griffin Pridmore adopted a child by the name of Hawley. His parents were David and Margaret Hawley. Margaret died in Holley, Orleans, NY a few days after the infant was born and the child died Oct 7 1881 in Holley. Do you know anything about David Hawley and his wife Margaret? I have completed my Pridmore genealogy and it is on Rootsweb.com should you care to view it.ReplyCancel

    • admin - Shirley,
      Thank you for contacting us. I have forwarded your question to Trudy Hawley, our genealogist, in hopes that she will be able to assist you.
      Best of luck!

  • Phyllis Hawley - I am vice-president of our historical society (Binghamton Township Historical Society) in Hawleyton, N.Y. which was named after Maj. Martin Hawley & his son James Stanton Hawley. The piece of property that our historical building is located on was donated by James. It was formerly the Hawleyton United Methodist Church built in 1855. We are looking for a picture of the Martin & his son James, if anyone has one or could send us a copy it would be greatly appreciated, as we want to display them for the community.

    Thank you for any and all help.ReplyCancel

  • Alice - Cemetery stone for Clement Hawley 1803-4 Dec 1879 turned up at Hudson View Cemetery, Mechanicville, Saratoga County, New York.
    I’ve entered Clement’s memorial as Find A Grave 131320942. I have no clue why he is in Saratoga County… seems to be the same guy who was married to Adaline Hawley of Jefferson County, New York, Find A Grave 89983044. Thought that the Hawley Society may have additional information regarding Clement so that he can be linked to his family members. Thanks, AliceReplyCancel

    • admin - Hello Alice! Thank you for your comment here on the website. Trudy Hawley, our volunteer genealogist, may be able to provide you with some assistance. You may contact her at thawley444@q.com.


  • Sandra Becker - I am a Hawley descendant from Peter who was burined in the Hawley Cemetery in Quebec, Canada. I have found some Hawley’s who were Quakers and often wondered if this is why Peter went to Canada. Could he have been Quaker? But, I can not find any proof of that. Do you have any information on this question?

    Thank YouReplyCancel

    • admin - Hello Sandra!
      Thank you for your comment here on the website. Trudy Hawley, our volunteer genealogist, may be able to assist you. Please contact her at thawley444@q.com.


  • sj vescelus - My ancestor was patience hawley,born 1721 who married consider hurlbut.ReplyCancel

  • Linda Melnik - Hi Trudy; My mother’s maiden name is Hawley and I have hit a brick wall with this line. I came across your web site and wonder if my ancestors are part of your research effort. My mother Ethelwyn was born in 1907, her father Cheselton was born in 1877, his father Elisha Smith Hawley wss born in 1836. All of these except Cheselton (who was born in Kansas) were born in Michigan. Elisha’s father was William born in 1809 I think in New York. William’s father Levi was born (again I think) in Connecticut in 1770 and married Olive Paine. That’s as far back as I can go. Would this line of Hawley’s be in your research areas? Any help and/or advise would be much appreciated.ReplyCancel

  • Norma Krackenberger - I’m a descendent of Peter Hawley, Boyd Hawley, Jacob Crockett Hawley, James Harvey Hawley, and Fannie Leon Hawley. I have been on Ancestry.com learning about my Hawley ancestors. My son found this website. Would like to learn more about “The Hawley Society.”ReplyCancel

  • Dodi Oblinski - My great-great great grandmother’s name was Rachel Catherine Hawley Graham. I believe her parents were Able (or Abram) & Hannah Brimsmead Hawley. Do you have any information on this branch of the Hawley family?
    Thanks for any info you can provide!
    Dodi OblinskiReplyCancel

  • Richard Rathnow - My great grandmother was Maria Hawley who was born in Paxton IL. She is descended through Townsend Hawley from New York whose father was Charles Hawley, son of Reuben Hawley who was the son of Henry Hawley. Henry was apparently born in Kingston Rhode Island in 1755 and died in New York in 1848. I will be trying to find out where Henry was from etc as well. Can I come to the family reunion? LOL!
    Rich Rathnow
    Knoxville TNReplyCancel

  • Peter Blauvelt - Trudy, I am a Hawley descendant through the Stratford line. My grandfather was Bradford William Hawley (b. 12 May 1900) and his father was George Samuel Hawley (b. 5 Dec 1878).

    From rootweb (at least) it appears that you have only very limited information on my mother’s generation in this line, and none on my generation.

    I can provide substantial detail on both of those most recent generations if you wish. Please let me know the best way to do this to make it easy on yourself or others. If there is a form or something like that, please explain.

    If you already have the information for these last two generations in that line, please disregard,

    Thanks for all your excellent work. It is fascinating!ReplyCancel

  • Eleanor Hawley - My father was JOHN HORACE HAWLEY. I believe he had one sister, ANNE – don’t know her married name. My father married, had a son, DAVID, remarried my mother, Eleanor Garforth and had three more children, LEE, JOHN, and ELEANOR (me). I believe ANNE resided in New York state. I believe I also had an UNCLE LEE, a chemist, but don’t have much more information than that.

    JOHN HORACE HAWLEY worked for KODAK, and also served is the US NAVY as a photographic interpreter. My father passed, while visiting in Phoenix in approximately 1956 – or 1957. Can you link JOHN HORACE HAWLEY to this great line of HAWLEY ancestry?ReplyCancel

  • Patti Bryan - I am concerned about the information I have on Ephraim Hawley, born in 1647 to Samuel Hawley and Patience Nichols. RootsWeb and some other sources have Ephraim’s death date as 1771, making Ephraim 124 years old. That is rather hard to believe. Other sources state that he died in 1690, possibly hit by lightning as he rode his horse. They also state that his wife was Sarah Welles, and his children were Daniel, Gideon, and Abiah.
    What’s going on with Ephraim?ReplyCancel

  • Carol Young - I’m trying to find Information on my great great grandmother Adaline Whiting Cosad, b. 1812 . She lived in Seneca County, NY and I believe her mother may have been a Hawley.ReplyCancel

  • William L. "Bill" Brown - While researching my ancestors in the 9th Arkansas, I ran across your entry in Rootsweb World Connect on Capt. James Harvey Hawley, commanding officer of Company “A” of that unit. My GG grandfather Henry Harrison Carter (1841-1899) and three of my Chamberlain 3rd great uncles were in that company. I have a copy of a Civil War letter dated October 18, 1861, written by my ” ” uncle Lawson Noonan Chamberlain (1832-1862) from camp in Union City, Tenn. He sent the letter to his sister, my great great grandmother, Mary Ann Chamberlain Brown (1835-about 1868) living in Drew Co, Ark at that time. The letter mentions Captain Hawley.

    In a small book I have called “The History Of Camp Beauregard, Ky”, there is a typed transcription of a 1918 letter from Grady, Ark written by the former Captain Hawley. It concerns the effort to erect a monument at that camp in Ky where many Confederate soldiers died of disease.

    I’d be happy to send you copies of both items. I do have these questions.

    1 — Ancestry.com shows James born in Ky in 1825 & dying in Grady – Lincoln Co, Ark in 1900. Your entry shows him born in 1834 in Pine Bluff – Jefferson Co, Ark. When do you show his death?

    2 — Do you have any photos of James or other family members? A photo of his grave? Any other information on him and the family? I I have a picture of the youngest Chamberlain GGG uncle, John William (1842-1932) Thanks a lot.

    Bill Brown — Richardson, TexasReplyCancel

  • Doug Hawley - Hello. I was looking for information on a Charles Hawley. He died around 1841 in Malahide, Elgin County, Ontario. He is my direct great great grandfather and I have a feeling he came to Canada from the U.S. possibly after 1812. Any information would be very welcomed.

  • Allison Hall - I would like to inquire whether you have any information on the wife of Jesse Dudley Hawley. He married a Lydia Root in 1799 according to both Connecticut and Massachusetts Vital Records and she died in Ohio in 1808 at the age of 28. He then married for a second time to a Nancy Hall in 1809. There is reference to
    Lydia Root’s birthdate on your entry and I wondered what your source for that was and whether the notes you mention:
    (Title: Huftalen, Mrs Sarah (author of Abner Hawley manuscript), additional research notes Publication: Manchester, Iowa, 15 February 1941)
    might have further information on this topic.
    Thank you so muchReplyCancel

  • Sherri Teague - Hi, I recently had my DNA done with Ancestry.com which links me to others on ancestry that matches my DNA with the name of Hawley. I have not confirmed that Thomas Hawley b. 1609 is my 10th great grandfather and Elizabeth Hawley b. 1607 is my 10th great grandmother. Elizabeth married Richard Booth who had John Booth. Thomas married Dorothy Harbottle who had Dorothy Hawley. Dorothy married John Booth and had Ephraim Booth. Dorothy is my 9th great grandmother. Ephraim is my 8th great grandfather. I can trace this line all the way back to my mother whose maiden name was Harris. Any light you can give me would be much appreciated. I might just have the wrong Hawley’s. The two DNA matches I have don’t go back far enough for me to tell. Thank you!

    Sherri TeagueReplyCancel

  • Anne Boggie - Hello,just thought I’d pass this on in case your interested.Tracy N.was Married to Zora Smith,they had one child named Beverly jean,my mother.She was born in Skagit county WA in 1925 I think.The marriage didn’t last long.My mother didn’t have a birth certificate.Her birth was registered at the local courthouse but the building burned down.ReplyCancel

  • Christian Bernard - I am the granddaughter of Curtis Alton Brazel. He married Alice Pendleton and had two children, one being my father Alton Curtis Brazel. Could I be added to the mailing list. If you need information please let me know and I will provide.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Herndobler - I have a genealogical outline of The Family of Ira Hawley done in 1960.
    I’m just wondering if this is the same Hawley family. It starts with Samual Holly RI born Feb 21, 1741.
    Later generations came west with records showing my great great grandfather William B Hawley – 1850-1931 in Oregon.
    Do you have records of these Hawleys? Or is it a different family?
    thank you,

  • Cornelia Montgomery - For some time now I have been trying to identify the wife of Nathaniel Hawley, b. 2 Jul. 1732 in Stratford, CT. Suggestions alternate between Mary something and something DeForest, and a few sources put them together. Their daughter is supposed to be one Betsey Hawley, died 13 Apr. 1823.

    One of my cousins just found the grave of Betsey Hawley on FindaGrave (Tompkins Co., NY) stating that she was the daughter of David Hawley and his wife Sarah Dakin or Dickinson, born 1771.
    Can you shed any light on our dilemma?ReplyCancel

  • Vivien - My relative was Thelma Hawley born in 1921. She was the daughter of Grace Hawley from Middleton, OH. Near Columbus. The name of the father on the adoption papers is Harry Gillespie. She was adopted to William Kalb the same year. If anyone has any information, I would be grateful.
    Thank youReplyCancel

  • Florence Kellogg - My Great Grandmother is Eliza Ann Hawley daughter of Gideon Hawley and Elizabeth Caldwell She is the granddaughter of Gideon Hawley Sr. and Levina Darrow.
    My Grandmother was living in Tazewell county Illinois when she met and married Robert Kellogg of Pekin. My Grandfather George Albert Kellogg was born just south of the family farm in Delavan Plain.

    I have a beautiful “birds eye” map of the Norman Hawley coal mines and family home. The map shows the family cemetery up on a hill behind the barn. All of this is still in place in Cincinnati Twp. just south of the city of Pekin. The elder Gideon my great great great grandfather was born in Vermont as was my great great grandfather who is buried in this family cemetery in Tazwell county. Unfortunately the cemetery has been vandalized but it is still recognizable from the old 1860’s birds eye map. Norman married a Mary Martin and they had some difficulties in their marriage and I have a newspaper account of that incident from 1893. They were quite the scandal. Marys parents, Ellen and James Martin,are also buried in the Hawley family cemetery. Norman would have been my Great Grandmothers brother. I believe that relatives Al and Carole Martin of Pekin may have provided the information regarding the cemetery. I am wondering if they are on this site. I live in Aurora Illinois now for the last 16 years having lived most of my life in Ohio. I am so excited to find the histories of so many of my Kellogg,Hawley,and Rowen family members who came west as part of the great migration. I would like to make contact with cousins etc..
    My great grandmothers Aunt Caroline married Willard Scott and they became the founding family of Naperville. Oddly that is where my daughter settled and raised her children after moving to Chicago 25 years ago to attend Loyola. We had no idea until just this last year when a cousin and I started communicating regarding the Hawleys. White Eagle is a common name associated with an Indian name given to Willard Scott and my daughter lived within a mile of a new development given that name. We do have quite a lot of information regarding the Kelloggs and the Hawleys.ReplyCancel

  • Jocelyn K Clark - Please change my address from: 845 S. Santa Ana Drive, Tucson, AZ 85710 TO: 7050 E. Calle Morera, Tucson, AZ 85750ReplyCancel

  • Diane Tells His Name - Joseph Hawley (Catherine) was my 7th gr-grandfather. I am a member of the Hawley Society. Somehow I missed this website before, in my research. Glad to have found it to piece some things together in my Tree. Thank you for all the work you all have done. Hope to see you at a reunion in the future. Sincerely, DianeReplyCancel