HiTina, I am a Hawley though I don't know how I relate to your line exactly--I have seen the name Benjamin Franklin Hawley for sure though, because I wondered if he were named after THE B.F. due to relationship or fame of Ben Franklin himself. But where...? I'll look back through my files.
But also, my paternal family--the Jonstons and Rickmans-- were settled on the Choctow territory before it was part of the Jackson Purchase/Kentucky state. The were there 30 years or so before the trail or tears--I don't know what this has to do with your question except that I have been interested to find links to those lines and the Choctows, as there was always rumored Native American blood from those lines.
I haven't researched any Native American records so helpful hints in that direction would be appreciated.