The Hawkins Family

Listed first on the 1838 bill of sale, Isaac Hawkins is often the most recognizable ancestor of the GU272. Born in 1765, Isaac was enslaved on the White Marsh Farms in Maryland with his family. Isaac had five children: Charles (b.1798), Nelly (.1800), Patrick (b.1803), James (b.1810), and Isaac (b. 1812).

Although sold along with his father to Henry Johnson in 1838, Charles is listed as a runaway in the bill of sale and possibly died at age 40 in 1842. Nelly and her daughters were also sold to Henry Johnson, but it appeared that they remained in Maryland with Isaac.

As for Isaac's other children, Patrick, his wife Letty Blacklock, and their seven children at the time were sold to Jesse Batey and transported to Louisiana on the Katharine Jackson. James, his wife Della, and three of their children were also sold to Jesse Batey, but were passengers on the Uncas. Isaac Jr. is listed as a runaway in the bill of sale and is not recorded on either the Uncas or the Katharine Jackson. However, his wife Kitty and their three sons were all passengers on the Katharine Jackson and are listed as sold to Henry Johnson in 1838.

Isaac had fifteen grandchildren, all born before he passed away after 1842 at the age of least 77.

Male silhouette -- an artist's rendering of one of the GU272

The Hawkins Family

(Group 1)

Appearing first on the bill of sale, Isaac Hawkins is often the most recognizable ancestor of the GU272. Born in 1765, Isaac was enslaved on the White Marsh Farms in Maryland with his family.