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Francis Asbury Hawkins

Male 1862 - 1888  (26 years)


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  • Name Francis Asbury Hawkins 
    Born 18 Oct 1862 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Dec 1888  Riverhead (hung for his mother's murder), Suffolk Co., LI, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried UNKNOWN  Bayshore, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • "Long Island Monthly" March 1990. Suffolk County's first recorded matricide that so shocked the populace that it prompted the first local execution in more than 30 years. Francis Asbury Hawkins, 22 of Islip had quarreled with his mother, the wealthy Cynthia Hawkins, over his plans to marry a servant girl. They seemed to reconcile their differences until October 1st. 1887, when, in the midst of a carriage ride, Francis Hawkins shot his mother three times and dumped her body. He was found guilty of murder and on December 11, 1888 became the last of seven men to be hanged at the Riverhead Jail.
    Person ID I4886  Dayton
    Last Modified 10 Jul 2014 

    Father Ezra Franklin Hawkins,   b. 1 Nov 1835, Islip, Suffolk Co., LI, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1879  (Age 43 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Cynthia A Clock,   b. 21 Apr 1844,   d. 1 Oct 1887, Bayshore, Suffolk Co., LI, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 14 Feb 1860 
    Family ID F0752  Group Sheet


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