Old Hawley Barn Being Repurposed

Modern Urban Woods is a new business in Chicago specializing in making furniture out of deconstructed barns. Their first project from is from a Hawley farm in Marne, Michigan that was homesteaded in 1849 and is still owned by the family.   The original owner was Sylvester S Hawley, Jr, born in Vermont. His line of descent was Joseph/Samuel/Ephraim/Abel/Abel/ Sylvester/Sylvester.

Modern Urban Woods will be at the Old House New House Home Show at Pleasant Run Resort in St Charles, Illinois this weekend if you are in the area and would like to stop by.

Hawley Farm, circa 1905, Marne, Michigan

  • February 9, 2013 - 8:46 pm

    Janice HawleyAdrian - How very interesting!ReplyCancel

  • March 8, 2013 - 11:38 am

    Janice Hawley - My father was Ralph Hawley born in Stockbridge, Wisconsin.
    My mother was Arseene Perrault born in Nantes France where he met her when he was wounded in the first world war. His father was Joseph who married Helena Heinrich.ReplyCancel

  • March 8, 2013 - 8:11 pm

    Trudy Hawley - Janice, I’m the volunteer genealogist for the Hawley Society. I have done a little research on the Hawley family of Stockbridge, WI, going back to Lucius 1808-1894 and Ervida 1818-1904. I have seen information saying Lucius actually took his mother’s Hawley name when he moved to Wisconsin. If you want to work with me on this family, I’d be happy to have your help. I can suggest the DNA test on a Hawley male, which would help determine which group of Hawleys is your family. I think I have a death registration for Lucius, which I can pull up. My home e-mail is thawley444@Q.com and I hope to hear from you soon.ReplyCancel