Re: Hawleys of Stratford, Conn., 1600 and 1700s--Joseph, Samuel . . .
Joseph Hawley Sr., Born 1603 died May 20th, 1690.He was married to Katharine Birdsey (b. unknown d. 06/25/1692) in 1646 and they had 8 Children one of whom was your Samuel Hawley (listed as Senior...not Junior, perhaps since his grandfather was also Samuel Hawley but "Jr's" and "Sr's" don't generally skip a generation), born 1647 died 1734.Samuel Hawley Sr., who (the books say "Met Mary Thompson May 20th, 1673.It doesn't say when they were married; however, together they had 7 children. He was also married to a "Patience Hubbell" with whom he had 6 children (13 in all!)
I have just received a rough form of the Direct Descendants of Samuel Hawley chart, from which this information is being taken. I haven't figured out the "key" to the chart's format yet...but can provide some dates to specific names of children from each marriage...or you can keep in touch with me until I sort it all out, and put it into a standard genealogy "tree format" which should be easier to follow.Just email me and let me know.
My name is Steve Shockley.My material grandfather was Horace Hill Hawley Sr., (b. 12/01/1891)his father was Dr. Benjamin Franklin Hawley (b. 12/23/1853 d. June 1929) (who's father was Benjamin Franklin Hawley a judge and attorney in Conn, b 12/07/1808 d. 08/23/1887) who's father was Benjamin Hawley (don't know if it was "Franklin") (b. 03/17/1779 d. 06/08/1835) (who's father was Ebenezer Hawley Jr. b. 02/11/1747 d. 02/22/1827) who's father was Ebenezer Hawley Sr. (b. 12/10/1713 d. 03/03/1769) who's father was Joseph Hawley Sr. (b. 06/06/1675 d. 11/20/1752) who's father was Samuel Hawley (b. 1577 d. unknown)
That should help, and if it helps...it should keep you busy for a while.;-)Good luck!