Issue 70: Hawley Society Newsletter

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.



  • December 19, 2013 - 10:12 pm

    AUDREY ... HAYES ... WOOD - Hi .. I was Audrey Hayes … My Mother was Lucinda Hawley .. she married George Hayes .. They was from Bancroft Ontario Canada .. We believe that the Hawley clan came from Connecticut United States ..He was Captain Jeptha Hawley in about 1776 .. He was ancestor of mine .. if you have any information of this family would you please let me know .. Thank you .. Audrey …ReplyCancel

    • February 3, 2014 - 12:10 am

      admin - Hello Audrey! Thank you for contacting us. We have quite a bit of information on the Loyalist Hawleys. As it happens, I am descended from Jeptha Hawley UE myself. I will email you to see what information we have might share.

      Michael Hawley, UEReplyCancel

    • June 5, 2016 - 1:33 am

      Bonnie Holloway - I believe we would be related family is all from bankcroft area, hasting township.ReplyCancel

  • March 22, 2015 - 7:18 pm

    Glenda Griffin - hello
    I have traced my Loyalist roots from Martin to Jeptha to Jehiel Hawley and am trying to establish a connection to Joseph Hawley.

    A former member of the local UEL society here in Ontario Canada….Norman Hawley traced his line to Joseph I think…and Norman’s line was thru Ichabod Hawley who was a son of Jehiel as was Jeptha.

    Would be pleased to hear from someone re this.
    Thanking you in advance.
    Glenda GriffinReplyCancel

  • April 10, 2015 - 11:01 am

    Dottie Macomber - If I have followed back correctly, I believe that Annah (Hawley) Hurd and Phineas Hurd are my fifth-greatgrandparents. Do you know how I can confirm all this? Also, is there a way to get a certificate that honors these loyalist ancestors? I have just become a member of the DAR but I would like to give “equal time” to my ancestors on the other side of the conflict!

    Thank you,
    Dottie MacomberReplyCancel

  • April 18, 2015 - 9:11 pm

    Robert Allen Hawley - My great grandfather on my dad’s mother’s side was James K. Hawley (daughter Sally Susan Hawley, my grandmother) originally from Hopkinsville, KY. My grandfather on my dad’s side was George Eldon Hawley originally from Springfield,IL. J.K. and his family moved to Grady, AR in 1830,s. If you know anything about the family before this time, please let me know.


    Al HawleyReplyCancel

  • May 21, 2015 - 3:19 pm

    Dale Mayer - Is the website up to date?
    I see the last reunion listed was Oct 2013. Sorry I missed it, as I live in Boston.
    My uncle Jerome Hawley thought that the Hawley line came from Northampton.
    Hope to learn more,