- (my great, great grandmother) was born 9
February 1846 in Washington County, Missouri. She was the
Jane Dickey and William Hawkins. Sarah Jane was first married
to Brad Dicus & had six children. After Sarah Jane & Brad Dicus divorced Jane married
Daniel Martin. They had five
children. Sarah Jane Hawkins Dicus Martin died 6 Dec. 1912 & is buried in Shoal
Creek Cemetery, Huzzah, CrawfordCoMo next to her second husband
My mother told me numerous times while I was
growing up that her father, Guy Martin, always said that we were
part Indian. Guy Martin,
brother of Ida Martin Cooper.
They were both grand children of Sarah Jane
through her daughter Margie. Aunt Idie also
told me several times during the years that
I knew her that "Jane Hawkins was part
Indian." But unfortunately she did not
know or could not remember the name of the
tribe. Marie Cooper Bersche, aunt Idie's daughter told me a
couple of times that the tribe was
but I'm not certain that this is correct & would still like some
corroboration if possible. Another distant cousin said she thought
maybe it was Cherokee but she wasn't for sure. Also another relative
says she was told that the tribe was Osage.
I was told by another relative that Jane had
psychic abilities (premonitions). I was also told that Jane
was very mean to her step-daughter, Mary
(Polly) Martin. Polly was epileptic & Jane supposedly
would not let her sleep in the house with the rest of the family but
instead made her sleep out on the back porch.
The bowl at right (above) was given to me by
Marie Cooper Bersche daughter of Ida Martin Cooper. She said
it belonged to Jane Hawkins.
Sarah Jane Hawkins & Brad Dicus:
- Born 1867 in Missouri. Married Thomas Coke Wright 19 Dec.
1886 at Davisville, Crawford County, Missouri. Died
circa 1897 & believed to be buried at
Cemetery, Hwy. 8, Washington County, Missouri.
born 14 Dec. 1868 in WashCoMo. She was first married to Jesse F. Henslee
had a daughter. Second to
Martin*; in 1892 & had six children. She was
supposedly married a third time somewhere in southern
Missouri near Arkansas but got divorced & changed
her name back to Martin. Margie died 16 Nov. 1955 in
WashCoMo. & is buried in the New Masonic Cemetery, Potosi.
There is no tombstone but her grave is located on the east
edge of the cemetery about half way up the hill.
Margie smoked a corn cob pipe & I was told that while
residing at Irondale she maintained a still. Margie
had psychic abilities )premonitions) a trait she inherited
from her mother, Jane Hawkins, who was supposed to be part
Indian (Native American). Margie also told peoples
fortunes by reading tea leaves in the bottoms of tea cups &
many of her predictions came true. Her favorite
expression was, "Why its a sin to the crickets &
grasshoppers!" She loved to dance & could not keep still
whenever she heard "dancin music".
Comment about being part Indian:
Hi there! I just wanted to share
with you that I've always been told that Margie
Dicus Martin was part Osage Indian. I was reading
your comments and wanted to share. :) PS-I'm
related to Olive Martin Have a nice day!
~Sissy~ March 2010
Thomas H - b: 1869 d:
Martha Alice -
14 Feb. 1869 WashCoMo - d: 6 Jan. 1948 in rural Alton,
Oregon Co. Mo.- buried: Hollis Cem., Thayer, Mo. - married Alvin Stotler
(half brother to Wm. Rhodes)
born 16 March 1873 in Brazil, Washington County,
Missouri & married 1881 to William Rhodes who was 1/2
brother to Alvin Stotler. Evaline & William had four
children: Haskel, Ernest, Henry, & Sadie L. who was born
19 Feb. 1898. She was married to a man by the last name
of Nethington. Sadie died 15 Apr. 1981 in Chico,
California. Evaline died 17 June 1959 in Iron County,
Missouri & is buried in New Masonic Cemetery, Potosi,
Washington County, Missouri.
Sarah - b: May 1874 -
d: m: to Ruben F. Vaughan. They are
listed in the 1900 cn. in Webster Groves, St. Louis with
2 children: Thomas H.-b: Aug.1879 & Clyde B. b: Sept.
1899. Ruben is listed as a Restaurant Keeper b: June
1850. Death Cert. for Reuben Vaughan: b: 5 June 1850
list his marital status as "separated" - address: 5800
Arsenal St. - hospital - occupation: physician - d: 21
April 1935 of La Grippe/chronic myocaditis - buried: ?Arsco?
Mo.- undertaker: F.J. Jones, ?St.Charles? Mo.
Sarah Jane Hawkins & Daniel Martin:
Lulana J.: Born 5
January 1882. Married Samuel Breakfield in 1902. Lulana
died 12 October 1973 at Clayton, St. Louis County,
Missouri. She is buried at Shoal Creek Cemetery, Crawford
Elis: Born 26 April
1884. He married Etta Johnson. Elis died 7 June 1958 at
Potosi & is buried in Sunset Hills, Potosi.
Jesse F.or E.: Born
July 1885. Married Maggie Blanton. Jesse was killed in
the Bonne Terre mines but I do not have a date or any
Ottis W. (Ode):
April, 1889. Married Eva M. Bays 28 December 1913. Ottis
died 24 June 1916 of septicemia from pleuritic effusion
appendicitis at St. Louis Baptist Hospital & is buried in
Shoal Creek Cemetery, Crawford County, Missouri.
Cousin Tom Spradling told me that he was told that Otis was
taken by horse & wagon from Crawford County to St. Louis for
Annie Bessie: Born 21
August 1891. Married Riley Breakfield 29 March 1906 at
Quaker, Washington County, Missouri. Bessie died 20 October
1966 & is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, DeSoto, Jefferson
b: 1800 - 1810 birthplace unknown
d: 1848 - 1850 - ?Missouri?
m: 18 June 1835 - in
WashCoMo. - Mary Jane Dickey (dau. of daughter of Elizabeth Gurtner/Gortner
& Andrew S. Dickey) - "I hereby
certify that I did on the 18th day of June in the year of our Lord
One Thousand Eight Hundred & Thirty Five Solemnize the rite of
Ceremony between William Hawkins & Jan Dickey she being under lawful
age Consent was given by her parents. Given under my hand the
14th day of Sept. 1835. Jacob Clark - P of the Gospel" In
the 1840 census the William Hawkins family was living in Liberty T., WashCoMo.
William Hawkins, Sr., died 1849 as he is not
in the 1850 census. His wife, Jane, & her children are living
next door to her father, Andrew S. Dickey.
MARY JANE DICKEY & WILLIAM HAWKINS:
- was born circa 1837. In the
1860 cn. Joseph is living with his aunt & uncle, Catherine
Dickey & Samuel Robinson. Joseph married Mrs.
Lydia A. Trimble 23 Dec. 1874 at Mr. Robt. Doss, WashCoMo. Joseph died sometime after
- was born circa 1839. 1860 cn. William is living
with the J.J. Tennison family in WashCoMo. William married circa 1869 to Margaret M.
(maiden name unknown). The family was living in Bellevue
T., WashCoMo. in 1870 cn. William died sometime after 1870.
Washington - was born 15 November 1842 in
Washington County, Missouri. During the
Civil War George was a Sergeant in Clardy's Battalion of Price's
Confederate Army. On 23 September 1866 in Reynolds County
Missouri. George married Sarah A. Carty. George, Sr., died 3
July 1925 & is buried in the Black Cemetery, Black, Reynolds
County, Missouri. Most of the information about George
Washington Hawkins was provided by his great grandson, Charles
Hill of Black, Missouri. In the 1880 cn. it gives the birthplace
of George's father as "don't know".
was born 1843. In 1860 he & his sister,
Martha, were living with their grandfather, Andrew S. Dickey. On the micro-film for the 50th
Regiment, Missouri Volunteer Infantry (Union Army), there is a
Robert A. Hawkins listed with Company E. This was a Washington
County unit. The military records say that Robert died of
Typhoid Fever in DeSoto, Jefferson County, Missouri on December
1st, 1864. No tombstone has been found in Jefferson or
Elizabeth was born 18 May 1844. In 1860 cn.
Frances is still living with her mother & step-father, Jane
Dickey Hawkins & Bailey Hillen. Frances was first
married to John Hillen in 1861 & second to Oscar Heffron.
Frances died 1 March 1900 & is believed to be buried in Lost
Creek Cemetery, Washington County Missouri.
- (my great, great grandmother) was born 9
February 1846 in Washington County, Missouri. In 1860 cn.
Jane is living with her mother & step-father, and Dickey
Hawkins & Bailey Hillen. Sarah Jane was first married
to Brad Dicus then
Daniel Martin. Jane died 6 Dec. 1912 &
is buried in Shoal Creek Cemetery, Huzzah, CrawfordCoMo.
It is said that Jane was part Indian (Native American).
Martha A. - b: 1848/49 - d: after 1860 - In 1860
Martha & her brother, Robert, were living with their
grandfather, Andrew S. Dickey. m: ?Robert Martin in Harmony T., WashCoMo.?
Children of Mary Jane
Dickey Hawkins & William Bailey Hillen:
HAWKINS* - In Feb. 2009 I found on Ancestry.com that someone had
submitted that Richard Hawkins, b: 1780 in Va., was the father of
William Hawkins. There was no other information provided. In
Nov. 2010 I found on Ancestry that Richard's wife was Lydia A.
Trimble & that in 1830 Richard was living in York, Virginia.
Wondering how correct the Lydia A. Trimble part is as I have her
marrying Joseph Hawkins (son of Wm. - see above) in 1874 in