hi, ken i have looked and looked for info on minerva hawkins montgomery parents. she married in vanderburgh so it stands to reason that she was from there. i have found lots of hawkins in the gibson,posey vanderburgh area. minerva/smith montgomery had a son named john,william,aaron,jesse -they used to name the children after the fathers,mothers, etc. i have found a richard,samuel,thomas,henry,franklin hawkins in that area. she is so far back in history that death records wasn't done back then so ithink it may be possible to find out through her children's birth or death records . any ideas?