474. Benjamin HAWES
was born on 20 Mar 1682/83 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA. He died on 28
Nov 1722 in Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, Dukes Co., MA. He was in his late
teens when his parents died "but obviously managed quite well." At
some point he moved to Edgartown where he married. "He 'resided in Edgartown
and was a man of prominence. In the town records he is styled esquire in 1717.
In 1719 he was attorney for the Honorable Society for the Propagation of the
Gospel among the Indians. He was coroner for Dukes County in 1713 and appointed
Justice of the Peace for that County July 3, 1722....He was treasurer of Dukes
County in 1712 and coroner in 1716.' He was the attorney for the Sachem of Chappaquiddick,
and was one of a committee appointed by the Legislature in 1716 'to go to Nantucket
& Inquire into the Grievances there' of the Indians. He died ... still a
young man. He gave to his daughter Experience (born Nov. 14, 1706 in Edgartown),
among other things, 'the great Bible that was his mother's.'" (Bonnie Hubbard)
He was married to Dorcas SMITH on 24 Jul 1705 in Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, Dukes Co., MA.
475. Dorcas SMITH
(596) was born about 1687 in Edgartown,
Martha's Vineyard, Dukes Co., MA. She died on 4 Aug 1730 in Edgartown, Martha's
Vineyard, Dukes Co., MA. "Benjamin and Dorcas had five children, all born
in Edgartown. Experience was the oldest and the youngest was born after Benjamin's
death. Two years later Dorcas married again." (Bonnie Hubbard)
237 i. Experience HAWES.
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