Pioneer HAWLEY Families in Bytown
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Interested in anything to do with surname Hawley. Apparently 
William Hawley was born in 1833 - his father James Hawley drowned at 
Chaudiere Falls June 8 1836. Looking for anyone who's related or has 
history of this family. (see below, dated February 11, 2004 ... Al)
 
Heather Hughes
humandove@hotmail.com
February 7, 2002: Note: The drowning of James Hawley was reported in the Bytown Gazette in June of 1836. Also drowned was Colin Chisolm (a Scot). Three "Canadiens" in the same birch bark canoe made it safely to shore. The article states that James Hawley and Colin Chisolm were "two lumber traders, long known on this River". Also reported in the same issue were the deaths of seven French Canadians who drowned while trying to free a log-jam on the Madawaska River. These events were reported nonchalantly in the paper, along with the usual reporting of lost dogs, the arrival of letters from Ireland, etc. Life was cheap back then. Source: Microfilm Reel Number NJ.FM.1144 at the National Library. ... Al
November 30, 2003: October 1, 2015: (see correction to names in the photograph below, posted October 1, 2015); Well Al This is the closest we’ve been to knowing what Roderick Hawley looked like. John is his son. Hi Taylor > > I have been re-reading the info on the Hawley's etc on the Bytown website. Great info on the the family and all the relatives. I am so happy for the information and appreciate all the work you put into the web site. I do have one correction about the photos. > The photo you have labeled Elizabeth Moloughney Hawley is wrong. (Posted November 30, 2003) The photo is of Elizabeth’s mother: Ellen Murphy Moloughney, wife of Michael Moloughney. The photo of John is correct. If you are able to change the caption under her photo to the correct name, that would be great. Thanks so much. > > Annie Hawley Marczak
John Hawley and Ellen Murphy Moloughney:
George Hawley, son of Edward , married Margaret Clarke and their children have the same facial features. Take care for now Taylor
Hello Heather and Al Heather, would William have had a brother Roderick a.k.a. Patrick? Both the second and third generations married Hawley's. I found some more information on third thanks to Al, but not his parents. Judah ( Judy) Kennedy born in 1836 in Nepean, married Roderick Hawley in 1868, St Patricks in Nepean. Love to hear from you. Take care Taylor Kennedy
also posted on February 7, 2002: Hi, I accidentally came upon your website looking of a map of Fallowfield, Ontario. I am sure I am related to the Hawley's you write about. My great grandfather John Hawley and his brother Michael Hawley moved to Minnesota, USA, from the Pembroke, Ontario area. John (my great grandfather) was born November 12, 1838 (Ireland) to Edward Hawley and on his death certificate it stated his mother was Annie Hogan. John married Eliza Moloughney Feb 8, 1866 Fallowfield, Ontario. They were to have lived in the Pembroke, Ont. area and had 12 children. Then around 1885-86 they moved to Lake City, Minnesota with 10 children (After they lost everything in a fire) John's wife Elizabeth died in Lake City, MN Oct 11, 1886. John had purchased a hotel June of 1886 but after his wife died he traded the hotel for a farm house, which also burnt to the ground losing everything. Then he moved his family to Hinckley, MN to work for the Brennan lumber Company and again the 1894 John lost everything in the Great Hinckley Fire. John died in 1905 in Sandstone, MN while trapping by the train tracks he was hit by a train (he was deaf). John Hawley and Elizabeth are buried in Lake City, MN. Michael, John's brother came to Minnesota around 1860 and worked in Winona, Minnesota and then in 1870 Nelson, Wisconsin working as a lumberman. Michael married Catherine? Kennedy in Ottawa, Ont. Michael is buried in Durrand, Wisconsin area. My family did not know much about the 2 Hawley brothers, except came from Ontario, via Pembroke where my grandfather was to have been born. A great aunt thought they were from County Tipperary. John (Great Grandfather name one of his sons Roderick also. I would love to learn more about the Hawleys, please e-mail back. Thanks. Annie Hawley Marczak ============= Reply from Taylor Kennedy: WELL HELLO ANNIE HAWLEY I have been waiting for almost a year and a half to hear back from a Hawley descendant. Yes your John, who lived in Alice township in Renfrew County is really related to mine. In fact he is the son of Roderick Hawley and Anne. Now Edward being Rodericks (Roger) first son, it is possible the father was Roderick Edward Hawley. John was born in Ireland and arrived in Canada about 1828-1830 with his parents and brothers Edward and Michael. Catherine , Ann, Roderick Jr and Thomas were born in Carleton County. Here is what I have on John below; note; I have John's age about 1836 From the 1871 census for District 82, North Renfrew, sub District "I", Twp. of Alice, pages 1 & 2 shows Johns' age as being 38 years old making his birth year about 1833. John was living on Concession 13 on Lot 19. During the previous winter, the house burnt down leaving only 3 barns standing. He had 100 acres with only 40 improved. 10 acres were for grazing and 1/2 an acre for gardening. 6 acres were dedicated to Wheat which yielded 30 bushels, 130 bushels of Oats, 40 bushels of Rye, and 8 bushels of peas. He had 1 acre for potatoes that yielded 80 bushels. 20 acres set aside for Hay Crop that yielded 11 tons. He owned one wagon and 2 ploughs. He also had 2 horses over 3 yrs. old, 1 milk cow, 2 horned cattle, 3 sheep and 2 swine. Two swine were slaughtered, had 60 lbs. of butter, 8 lbs. of wood and 30 yards of cloth and flannel. Most other farmers around John were Presbyterian except for his next door neighbour, James Ralph, who was also Catholic. Before 1879, John and his family had left the area. I assumed John and Elizabeth headed for the States during the main 1879 emmigration as many others from Carleton. Now you make me think to search the 1881 Census for Pembroke area. John and Elizabeth at the time of the 1871 census had four children. Michael born 1867, Roderick b. 1868, Ann b. 1869 and Ellen b. March 1871. Elizabeth Moloughney was born in Urra Hill, Ireland on the 17th of March 1845. They married in St. Philips Church in the Village of Richmond, Carleton County February 08, 1866. Elizabeth's parents are Michael Moloughney and Ellen Murphy. Michael born 1809 and died 1875 and Ellen born 1818 died 1900. Elizabeth Moloughney had 2 brothers and 2 sisters. They were Annie and Ellen, Michael and William. I would love to hear more about John and Michael if you're willing to share. I'll send you everything I have on his other brothers if you wish. I am glad that you touched base. Take care for now Taylor Kennedy PS John's brother Roderick married Judy (Julia Kennedy) my gggreat grandfathers daughter and searching feverishly, they did have one child.
N.B. (See also another Hawley page on this site).
February 10, 2002: Hi Guys Was at the Ontario Archives today, and came back with this. Roderick Hawley, husband to Ann Kennedy died June 13, 1878, aged 82 years old. That would make his birth year 1796. He died from old age. Roderick was born in County Tipperary. He lived on Lot 4 in concession 3, in Nepean Township, Carleton County in the Province of Ontario. Here is a copy of the death record Taylor Kennedy
Also from Taylor Kennedy on February 10, 2002: Hi Guys Here's a couple of registered births for Edward Hawley. Take care From the Ontario Archives; MS 929, Reel # 6, Registration # 021721, shows the birth of Michael to Edward Hawley and Ann Houlahan on July 10, 1869. They were residing on Lot 4 in Concession 3 in Nepean Township. His birth was registered by F. W. Harmer on December 26, 1871. From the Ontario Archives; MS 929, Reel # 6, Registration # 021722, shows the birth of Mary to Edward Hawley and Ann Houlahan on March 3, 1871. They resided on Lot 4, in Concession 3 in Nepean Township. Her birth was registered by F. W. Harmer on December 26, 1871. From the Ontario Archives; MS 929, Reel # 32, Registration # 003302 shows the birth of Thomas James to Edward Hawley and Ann Houlahan on March 06, 1878. They resided on Lot 4 in Concession 3 of Nepean Township. The birth was registered by F. W. Harmer on May 16, 1878.
February 11, 2002: Good morning everyone, I have just found out that Michael Hawley married Catherine Kennedy, Catherine was the daughter of Mary Kilroe and Philip Kennedy. Mary was the sister of Stephen Kilroe my great grandfather. I have most of his Line. Bridget,another sister married Denis Tierney ,I have some of that line, Plus contact. Anne another sister married Thomas Costello, I have most of that line , Plus contact. Michael a brother Married Bridget Dunn, most of the line , No contact. John a brother married a Mary?? lived in Maple Hill, where Capital Memorial Gardens cemetery is today, some of the line , No contact Margaret a sister, married Joe McCarthy No Line No contact. If you wish to exchange info E-mail me and I will send you the info and pics. I have. Ernie Kilroe
Posted April 14, 2002: Happy Easter Al & Grace Here's John Hawley, son of Roderick & Ann Kennedy. His obit tells a story. Also a picture of his girls in their teenage years. Enjoy reading about him. Take care my friend Taylor FROM A NEWSPAPER IN SANDSTONE, MINNESOTA, DECEMBER 20, 1905 - Pine County and this community in particular was greatly shocked last Thursday afternoon by the news of John Hawley Sr., had been run down by the cars in the railroad yards here and that his left leg and arm had been severed from his body. All realized that such a shock would be very apt to cause death to a man of his advanced years and each one waited in deep gloom for the reports that came from the injured man. It is impossible to ascertain the exact particulars of the accident as no-one witnessed it. It seems that Mr. Hawley was on his way to inspect some of his traps on the other side of the track and it was necessary for him to cross the yards. The switch engine was spotting cars and had dropped a few cars down the track just beyond the coal sheds. When the cars had been stopped, Barney Kane, the brakeman, went to the engine and having occasion to go to the other side, he stepped to the ground and discovered the gastly spectacle. Just how Mr. Hawley happened to get in front of the cars and overtaken will always be a matter of conjecture. Aid was called at once and he was taken to Dr. McEachren's office and Dr. Stephan, of Hinckley, was also summoned. Everything that was possible was done to relieve his suffering and to save his life but to no avail. The accident occurred about one o'clock and he passed away shortly after six. Mr. Hawley was born in Ireland May 12, 1837, and moved to Canada during the potato famine in 1841. In 1867 he married Elizabeth Malaughney and established a home and their 12 children were born to them. In 1883 the lost all of their buildings by fire and he left his family to find a location in Minnesota. He came to Grand Rapids, where he handled lumber and furs in a company with his nephew, Pat Casey. The following year he sold his farm in Canada and moved his family to Lake City, where he purchased a Hotel. In 1887 his wife died and he decided to trade his hotel for a house and other property. They had just settled in their new home when fire again destroyed his buildings, and he and his family barely escaped with their lives. That fall he moved to Hinckley, where he worked for the Brennan Lumber Co. and built another comfortable home. Ill luck was still with him, as he was destined to again lose his house to fire. This time it was by the destructive Hinckley fire of 1894. He loaded his family of eight onto the train for Duluth, but stayed himself to help fight the fire. This was useless and he sought refuge in the river and was among the very few who were fortunate to save themselves even there. He was terribly burned and was in a very critical condition for several months. Three years ago he came to Sandstone to live with his son, John, who was in business here, and a year ago he survived an illness from which he was not expected to rally. Mr. Hawley was a quiet man of a pleasing personality. He was social to all and made friends with all who knew him. He was very free hearted and public spirited and always ready to aid a worthy cause or anyone in distress. He was a faithful worker of the Catholic faith and his donation to the church last year amounted to about $500.00. He reared a family of twelve children and his sons and son-in-laws include several of the prominent businessmen of this section. Ten of the twelve children survive to mourn his sudden death. All of the following members of the family were present at the funeral with the exception of M. E. Hawley: Michael E. Hawley, of Seattle, Wash.; Sheriff R. J. Hawley, of Pine City; Mrs. W. Scott, Mrs. S. C. Scott, Miss Ellie, Il., Mrs. Wm. Walsh, J. F. Hawley, all of Sandstone, Mrs. Dennie Dunn of Hinckley, Miss Esther Hawley who is at present at Hinckley, and James Hawley of St. Paul. Very impressive services were conducted at the church Saturday morning at 7 o'clock. Father D. D. Patt said mass and former pastor, Father Buechler, of Carlton, preached a very excellent sermon. Many did not know of the early hour of the funeral, but nevertheless the church was filled. R. J. and J. F. Hawley, Misses Nellie and Esther Hawley, Mrs. W. Scott and P. Casey, of Altkin, were the escort who accompanied the body to Lake City, where it was placed in its final resting place by the side of the wife and mother. The people at Lake City had nicely arranged all details there and with flowers and many acts of kindness showed their deep regard for their old time friends and acquaintances. The bereft family have the heartfelt sympathy of a host of friends and acquaintances. - source from Annie Hawley Marczak, November 28, 2003:
February 11, 2004: Thanks to Taylor Kennedy for the following regarding James Hawley who drowned in 1836. Descendants of Jeptha Hawley, UEL 1 Jeptha Hawley 1760 - +?? ........ 2 Nabby Hawley ........ 2 Amarilla Hawley ........ 2 Esther Hawley ........ 2 Davis Hawley ............ +?? ................... 3 Jeheil Hawley ................... 3 Rachel Hawley ....................... +John Miller ................... 3 Sarah Hawley ....................... +Charles Everett ................... 3 Josiah Hawley ................... 3 Sheldon Hawley ................... 3 Mary Ann Hawley ....................... +Daniel Everett ................... 3 Amanda Hawley ....................... +Samuel Miller ................... 3 Joseph C. Hawley ................... 3 Abijah Hawley ........ 2 Russell (Rupell) Hawley ........ 2 Sheldon Hawley ............ +Hannah Johnson ................... 3 Hestor Hawley ....................... +George Ham ................... 3 Andrew Hawley ................... 3 Johnston Hawley ................... 3 Davis Hawley ................... 3 William C. Hawley ................... 3 James E. Hawley ................... 3 Isabel Hawley ................... 3 Mary Ann Hawley ....................... +?? Simmons ........ 2 Ichabod Hawley ............ +Mary Fairfield ................... 3 Anna Hawley ................... 3 William Hawley ................... 3 Rueben Hawley ................... 3 Clarissa Elizabeth Hawley ....................... +?? Robinson ................... 3 Benjamin Hawley ................... 3 Peter Hawley ................... 3 Mary Hawley ....................... +David Lillie ........ 2 Zadock Hawley ............ +?? ................... 3 Murchison Hawley ........ 2 Martin Hawley 1797 - ............ +Amy Rogers ................... 3 William Hawley ................... 3 Anna Hawley ....................... +Thomas D. Sanford ................... 3 Azubah Hawley ....................... +Jessie Wells ................... 3 John Hawley ................... 3 Asahel Hawley ................... 3 Amarilla Hawley ................... 3 James C. Hawley - 1836 ....................... +Rosanna McPeeke / McPeake Of the Town of Richmond - from Sons and Daughters of United Empire Loyalists. UEL From the Ontario Register, page 44, The Patriot, Toronto - 1st July 1836; JAMES HAWLEY and COLIN CHISHOLM were drowned on 8th inst. when their canoe upset at the foot of Chaudiere Falls. They were extensively engaged in the lumber trade and leave young widows with families. From the Bytown Gazette, Friday, February 7, 1838 - A Marriage - "At Bytown, on the 6th, by the Rev'd Mr. Strong, Mr. Thomas Anderson, of Nepean, to Mrs. COLIN CHISHOLM, widow of the late Colin Chisholm, of the same place." Note: I believe this is Thomas G. Anderson who witnessed my great great grandfather, William Kennedy, Last Will and Testament. They left for North Dakota before he died, and had to be tracked down when he did die for confirmation of paperwork he signed. Taylor Kennedy .............................. 4 James Hawley 1836 - ................... 3 Jeptha Hawley ................... 3 Mary Hawley ....................... +?? Lasher See also James Casey and Maria Hawley

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