Susan Wilson 1833 to 1888 married to Joseph Hawkins

Susan Wilson, was born to Elizabeth and Job Wilson on May 5, 1833 at Kurrajong. She married her next door neighbour, Joseph Hawkins on March 25, 1857 at Richmond. 

Joseph's parents were David Hawkins and Jane Cowling, who owned the adjacent farm Timberinga. Joseph was born in Kurrajong on December 25, 1829 and died on March 19, 1902 also at Kurrajong. Susan and Joseph lived on part of Timberinga. Joe was a timbercutter as were most of the Wilson and Hawkins family members. Susan died of cirrhosis of the liver at age 54 in 1888. She is buried near her Wilson family members. Joseph doesn't have a headstone so I assume he is buried next to Susan. He does appear in the St Stephen's registers as being buried in the cemetery.

Susan and Joseph had 8 children.

1. Harriett 1852 to 1858 (died as a child) Harriet is listed as Wilson on her grave and death certificate. She fell into a fire and died from her burns. Harriett is buried in Richmond with her brother Thomas.

2. Margaret Jane 1857 to 1882 (married to her cousin John Wilson, on October 10, 1878 in Richmond).

3. Thomas Henry 1860 to 1861 (died as a child)

4. David James 1862 to 1930 (single) (see newspaper obit here)

5. Ellen Matilda 1865 to 1925 (married to John Wilson - see above) & (married to George Wilson, John's brother )

6. Elizabeth Isabella 1867 to ??

7. Joseph John 1869 to 1949 (married to Ada Inwood in 1890 at Bathurst) & (married to Ellen Elks in 1919)

8. Job Willis 1872 to 1940 (married to Hanorah Duggan in 1895 in Grose Vale) & (married to Idahlia Dulcie Peck in 1935)

For more information about this family please visit our other site, The Hawkins Family of Kurrajong.