Joseph Hawkins Papers
Six items relating to Joseph Hawkins' role in the Mormon War in Missouri. Includes original handwritten and signed letters from Missouri Governor Lilburn W. Boggs, Adjutant General B. M. Lisle, and Brigadier General Green White, which contain military orders to Hawkins. Also includes a printed general order (original was removed to print collection) by Lilburn W. Boggs and B. M. Lisle; and, a newspaper article on Joseph Hawkins from a 1924 Missouri newspaper.
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About the Collection
“Joseph Hawkins (b. 1794) was a colonel in the Missouri Militia during the Mormon Missouri War.
Joseph Hawkins was born in North Carolina to William Henley Hawkins and Susannah Wesley. In 1819 he married Elizabeth McCrary, and they had two children together. From 1838-1839, Hawkins held the rank of a colonel in the Missouri Militia, serving as commander of the Gasconade County Volunteers. In about 1840, Hawkins married Prudence Reed in Gasconade County, Missouri.
Date and place of death is unknown.”