Isabella Taylor married Simeon Peter Hawkins (pronounced Simon). He was the son of Peter Watson Hawkins of Newberry County and Mary Duval whose father Caesar Duval served in the Revolutionary War as a French soldier. In 1844, Peter Watson Hawkins moved to Dyer Co., TN and settled in the first district. Simeon and Isabella went along as well, settling is the neighboring 2nd district. Since Simeon and Isabella had been appointed guardians of Isabella's brothers Noah and Israel, Noah came along and moved in with Peter Watson Hawkins (Isabella's father-in-law). Israel also came before 1860, but I am unsure exactly when,
Isabella had at least the following children:
Mary Ellen HAWKINS
Rebecca Jane HAWKINS
Simon Peter HAWKINS
Fanny A HAWKINS
George T HAWKINS
Noah L HAWKINS
Sarah J HAWKINS
Harriet Rachel HAWKINS
Judging from court and other records, a close personal and business relationship existed between Simeon Hawkins and his brothers-in-law, Noah and Israel Taylor.
Simeon joined B Company of the 47th Tennessee Infantry Regiment (Confederate) on March 10, 1862, eight days before Israel and Noah joined the same unit. He fought at Shiloh, the Kentucky Campaign, and the East Tennessee campaign. After the Unit went to Murfreesboro he became ill and went to a hospital. He died in an Atlanta hospital on July 18, 1863. Isabella lived for several more years.
Her first son, Simon Peter apparently went to Texas and became wealthy through oil under his land. Others apparently stayed in the Dyer/Crockett County area. The area where they lived is now called Hawkinsville.
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The names in brackets [ ] give the generations.
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