Hawker and Hall Family Trees

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Robert Harris

Email received by Graham George Hawker on 19 March 2004 said:-

Hello-
I found your website and was very interested in the Eagles line. I am a
descendant of Thomas Eagles (22 Oct 1775), son of William Eagles (5 May
1743) and Hannah Margrate (10 Aug 1746). I have the same information
that you have back to John Eagles (25 Oct 1589). I have another John
Eagles listed, but his wife is also Joan, so I think the person who
compiled this and gave it to me didn't do very great research. I'll
need to check it out.

I don't know if you are interested in adding the descendants of Thomas
Eagles who married Ann Sparks 9 Sep 1804 in Deerhurst. His daughter
Hannah Maria Eagles married Robert Harris. They sailed to America in
1841. My great-grandfather Thomas Eagles Harris was born on the ship
"Echo" enroute to America.

Also, the information that I got from my mother indicates that Hannah
Margrate, William Eagle's wife, is a great-granddaughter of John Eagles
(22 Nov 1658) and Susannah Blizzard. She is descended from their
daughter Susannah Eagles (11 May 1683, Deerhurst) who married Thomas
Margrate (16 Nov 1682, Deerhurst) and their son Stephen Margrate (22 Jan
1719, Deerhurst) and Hannah Lovett (15 Dec 1721, Deerhurst).

If I can be helpful in any research, I would be happy to try, but since
I'm on the other side of the Big Pond, I don't know how much I can do.
I hope to gather information and biographies/personal histories, so I
can learn more about the people and not just the dates.

Thank you for sharing your information on the website.

Sincerely,

Deanne Adams Taylor


Hannah Maria Eagles

Email received by Graham George Hawker on 19 March 2004 said:-

Hello-
I found your website and was very interested in the Eagles line. I am a
descendant of Thomas Eagles (22 Oct 1775), son of William Eagles (5 May
1743) and Hannah Margrate (10 Aug 1746). I have the same information
that you have back to John Eagles (25 Oct 1589). I have another John
Eagles listed, but his wife is also Joan, so I think the person who
compiled this and gave it to me didn't do very great research. I'll
need to check it out.

I don't know if you are interested in adding the descendants of Thomas
Eagles who married Ann Sparks 9 Sep 1804 in Deerhurst. His daughter
Hannah Maria Eagles married Robert Harris. They sailed to America in
1841. My great-grandfather Thomas Eagles Harris was born on the ship
"Echo" enroute to America.

Also, the information that I got from my mother indicates that Hannah
Margrate, William Eagle's wife, is a great-granddaughter of John Eagles
(22 Nov 1658) and Susannah Blizzard. She is descended from their
daughter Susannah Eagles (11 May 1683, Deerhurst) who married Thomas
Margrate (16 Nov 1682, Deerhurst) and their son Stephen Margrate (22 Jan
1719, Deerhurst) and Hannah Lovett (15 Dec 1721, Deerhurst).

If I can be helpful in any research, I would be happy to try, but since
I'm on the other side of the Big Pond, I don't know how much I can do.
I hope to gather information and biographies/personal histories, so I
can learn more about the people and not just the dates.

Thank you for sharing your information on the website.

Sincerely,

Deanne Adams Taylor

Email received by Graham George Hawker on 25 April 2008 states:
Thank you for your site.  I read about some of my ancestors from the Eag les Family in Apperley, Gloucestershire, England. I am a descendant ot Thomas Eagles and Ann Sparks.  There were numerous notes on Hannah Maria Eagles- Harris. She is the sister to Elias Eagles, the 9th son of Thomas and Ann Eagles. Elias married Mary Crook in England and sailed to America in 1845 (I think aboard the Palmyra).  They settled in Nauvoo, Illinois and had two children, Mary Ann in Nauvoo and Elizabeth in Burlington, Iowa (Elizabeth is my grandmother).  Elias h ad two more children in Burlington, Joseph and Josephine that both died by the end of 1851.
Elias and Mary split up in 1852, Mary and the girls (Mary Ann & Elizabeth) came to Utah.  Elias move to Mt. Pleasant, Iowa and in 1861 joined the 14th Iowa Infantry for the Union Army (This can be verified by the official history of the Io wa units in the Civil War... specifically the Iowa 14th Infantry Regiment). Elias and the 14th were involved in the Battles at Fort Henry and Fort Donalson. Now here is the part that very few have ever learned about, most histories just state that they don't know what became of Elias.
Elias was in the Battle of Shiloh Tennessee and died there on 6 April 1862.  Elias Eagles was with Gen. Prentiss in the "Hornet's Nest".  There was actually a eye witness to this... Jesse Jay, a union soldier that was taken pris oner that day, he mentions the death of Elias Eagles in his diary (Search "Diary of Jesse Jay"). Also you can look up Elias on the Shiloh National Cemetery site. Also all of the military sites on the Iowa 14th Infantry documents this quite well. Elizabeth and Mary Ann, daughters of Elias, both give the middle name of "Elias" to their sons after the Civil War, Willard Elias Coleman and Robert Elias Riddle. So the question about "What happened to Elias?" is answered.


John Hawker

Assumed connection between John and his parents from the dates of their marriage and his birth, both events in Deerhurst. No other proof.


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