Re: O K so no one claims to be named or descended from HAWSEY...
I've tried everything, like your orphans, they just seem to have disappeared.
John and Caroline Hawsey appear on the 1860 census, on the 1870, they are gone and in their place is a Sarah Hawsey age 65, from Virginia.
At first I thought somthing had happened to them during the war until I ran across Caroline's name as a midwife in the 1880's.
After 25 years, I will continue to look.