Membership in the Hawley Society


Membership in the Hawley Society is available to anyone interested in the Hawley name or the history of the family.  Our members include passionate researchers, history buffs and even those who most enjoy the camaraderie.

We believe in the importance of credible research supported by reliable, primary sources.    We respect the integrity of each other’s work.  Our community truly expresses how  all of us on this planet are one family.  It has been said that no one living today is more distantly related than fortieth cousins.

We have several missions in addition to basic research.     We continue to fund and strive to identify our connection to our European forebears.    There is much speculation, but in fact, no reliable evidence regarding the parents of Joseph, the immigrant.    We sponsor the Hawley Surname Project at Family Tree DNA.   This process adds scientific proof in support of our manual research.

We are working diligently to update THE HAWLEY RECORD and republish  it in an up-to-date format.    By the way, in genealogical terms this would exclude anyone born after 1940 and still living.    This is a herculean task regarding many hours and relatively great expense.  It is something we  believe in strongly and look forward to accomplishing this goal.

Our genealogist, Trudy Hawley, spends a considerable amount of her time assisting members in their search.   Although we are not in a position to conduct extensive research for individuals. It is important to note that Trudy and the entire Executive Committee serve as volunteers.   The Society has no employees and will not have.    We serve because the work matters to us.

Membership Benefits

One of the favorite benefits of membership in the Hawley Society is receiving our quarterly newsletter. Our members look forward to the next issue to learn more about our past, present and future.

We hold annual reunions and business meetings usually in October.    We visit a different location each year that is of interest to the membership with some connection to the Hawley family and its history.

Membership Dues, sign me up.

Our revenue is primarily from the payment of dues.    We also sell products with the Coat of Arms.    And of course, donations are always welcome.

Effective 1 January 2013, annual dues are US $30.00 for individuals and US $55.00 for families residing at the same address.  We voted at the 2016 reunion to change the dues year from a fiscal year to a calendar year. You may send a check with your name, address, phone number and email address to our Treasurer,

Walter B. Hawley
Treasurer, The Hawley Society
315 S. Park Way, Apt. 307D
Broomall PA 19008-3627
For your convenience, you may also pay securely with PayPal:


  • September 14, 2013 - 5:14 am

    Jeffrey C. McNevin - I feel I should send the $30.00 to pay my share to support the Society, unfortunately, your site won’t allow me to pay with my credit card. I am being switched to something called “Paypal”.ReplyCancel

  • September 14, 2013 - 6:07 am

    Jeffrey C. McNevin - Traced my Hawley family back to Joseph Hawley. For a fellow that was raised to think I was Irish this has been amazing.

    I would love to pay the $30.00 for all of your work. I cannot because your site will not allow me to use a credit card. Jeff McNevinReplyCancel

    • September 20, 2013 - 11:49 am

      admin - Jeffrey,
      Our site utilizes PAYPAL to facilitate online payments. It absolutely allows the use of credit cards. We would be happy to have you join us. It is also possible to mail a check. Please let me know if you need the address.


  • January 24, 2014 - 3:17 am

    David A. Hawley - I just sent my $30.00 membership fee via paypal. Please sign me up as a member. Thank you. Dave HawleyReplyCancel

    • February 3, 2014 - 12:07 am

      admin - Thank you, David! We welcome you to the Society!ReplyCancel

  • April 9, 2015 - 11:58 am

    Linda Hemenway Greenberg - I am excited to find this Society. My paternal grandmother was Myrtle Luela Hawley and she’s from the Northhampton line of Hawleys. I found your Society when searching the Hawley side of my family for a revolutionary war soldier (I found 6) to join the DAR, of which my grandmother Myrtle Hawley Hemenway a member, as well as my aunt Truth Hemenway Fowler. This is fun! I have a ton of family history in Northhampton on both the Hawley and Hemenway side of my family!ReplyCancel

  • April 27, 2016 - 5:11 pm

    Alison Hawley-Washington - I was recovering from surgery and am not sure if I renewed my dues. Did I? If not, please let me know and I will send in my dues promptly.ReplyCancel

  • June 4, 2016 - 10:32 pm

    Bonnie Holloway - I am one of the grand children of William Wilson Hawley the father of William is James Castle Hawley who was married to Ann Dodge , and his father is Jehtha Roger Hawley married to Mary Ann Horton, Hasting Township. There father before Joseph Hawley. My great great grand parents are all buried there in the Hawley Cemetery in Hasting township of Ontario, my grandfather who is one of the sons of James Castle, is buried in Prospect Cemetery in Toronto. He also had a big family with 10 children who. Only one son lives now which his name is Bill Hawley and his wife Violet. James Castle had seven son and one daughter, name Joseph, William, John, Thomas, Roy, James, Marshall, Mary! if ths is any help to families of the Hawley families. This what i have learned over the years. I have a few pictures of my mother her sister they are all gone except for the last son of Wiliam Wilson son Bill.ReplyCancel

  • June 10, 2016 - 12:46 pm

    floyd holley - am I connected to the Hawley line? would like information on 2016 reunion! thank you very much!ReplyCancel

  • February 23, 2017 - 12:36 am

    Linda Snow Davis - Hello, I just subscribed to the newsletter, so I have not received my first issue. I was wondering if you can tell me when and where the reunion will be for 2017.

    My Grandmother’s first husband was Braxton Craven Hawley of Pender Co., NC. His father known as E.V. Hawley was Erastus Hawley and he was from Fayetteville,Cumberland Co., NC. There were a couple of generations from NC before it goes back to Gen. Joseph Roswell Hawley in CT.

    My Grandmother had 9 children with Braxton Craven Hawley, and when he died she married John Samuel Adams. They had just 1 child, my mother. Though I am not blood to the Hawleys, all of my mother’s siblings were Hawleys and their children (my 1st cousins) are Hawleys through my blood grandmother, Freddie Irene Croom (nee) Hawley Adams.

    Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • September 15, 2017 - 1:11 am

    Debra LaFontaine - I think I am descended from Fanny Hawley (1790-1874), daughter of James Hawley (1747-1815) and Amy Fairchild (1752-1831). She married Joshua Fuller (1771-1851). They lived in Burlington, Vt and Fanny and Joshua are buried there. Is anyone else from this family?ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2018 - 8:12 am

    Susan Hawley Snow - I am a Yorkshire Hawley, from Sheffield area. My family, including great grandparents and beyond have lived there as far back as I am aware. Was interested to read about the Sheffield floods.ReplyCancel

    • February 25, 2018 - 5:25 am

      Josie [Hawley] Driver - Hi Susan,
      I am also a Yorkshire Hawley from the Sheffield area. We go back to the village of Bolsterstone pre 1840. I’d love to share information.
      BW JosieReplyCancel