We are very excited about our upcoming Annual Reunion and Meeting next week. This newsletter is all about the reunion. We are expecting a record attendance, but there is still room for you, if you have not already registered. It is best to register in advance so we can expect you and be prepared for your arrival.
We will learn all about the three generations of Joseph Hawley’s who were so instrumental in the development and history of Northampton. The story is fascinating and if not for illness, one of the Josephs would have attended the First Continental Congress instead of his replacement, John Adams.
This was also an exciting period with Jonathan Edwards and the Great Awakening. It was the most significant spiritual event since the Europeans first emigrated from Europe for religious tolerance. The Hawleys also played a part and were related by marriage to Rev. Edwards.