JOHN A. HAWKINS, farmer, Ohio County, was born near Knottsville, Daviess Co., Ky., July 28, 1838, and is the seventh of fourteen children, of whom may be mentioned Dr. James D. Hawkins, a practicing physician in Old Mexico; Upton W., at Cloverport, Breckinridge County; Mrs. Lucy A. Montgomery; Mrs. Amanda Graves, residing near Owensboro, Ky.; Joseph E., in Daviess County; Abiah Chamberlain, in Daviess County. Mr. Hawkins was the son of Aaron and Elizabeth (Madox) Hawkins, the former a native of Maryland, born in 1791, and the latter of Virginia, born in 1796, and removed to Knottsville, Daviess County, in 1820. Both his maternal and paternal ancestors removed to Tennessee about 1797 or 1798. J. A. Hawkins was brought up on a farm and, December 17, 1857, was married to Miss Elizabeth P., the only child of Madison and Mary Jane (Mudd) Crisp, of Marion County, where she was born September 2, 1839, and removed to Daviess County at the age of eighteen. Mr. and Mrs. Hawkins are the parents of eleven children, seven of whom are living: Aaron M. (married Mary Tina, the eldest daughter of Albert May; they have three children), John A., James T. (deceased), Mary Jane, Francis E., Martin Commodore, Joseph Franklin (deceased), Samuel Leslie, and Ollie Hayden. Mr. Hawkins owns 246 acres of land, with good buildings and other improvements. He has acquired a good home by industry and economy, as he began with little or no money. He fills the office of overseer of roads and takes a deep interest in matters pertaining to the best interests of the community.
Source: J. H. BATTLE, W H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895
Note: John Alexander Hawkins died 28 April 1896 in Daviess County, KY. He apparently lived in Ohio County from about 1840 until his death. He was drafted to serve in the Civil War in July 1863 - he was age 25 at the time. John's wife, Elizabeth, died 22 March 1910. Both are buried in the (Old) Panther Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Daviess County (near the Ohio County-Daviess County line).
Panther Creek Baptist Church