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Clergyman

Francis Lister Hawks, American clergyman. member North Carolina House of Commons from New Bern, 1821.

Background

Hawks, Francis Lister was born on June 10, 1798 in New Bern, North Carolina, United States. Son of Francis and Julia (Stephens) Hawks.

Education

Graduate with 1st honors U. North Carolina, 1815. Attended Tapping Reeve’s Law School, Litchfield, Connecticut.

Career

2d, Olivia Trowbridge. 8 children. Reporter, North Carolina Supreme Court, 1820-1826. Member North Carolina House of Commons from New Bern, 1821.

Ordained deacon, then priest Protestant Episcopal Church, 1827. Professor divinity school Washington (now Trinity) College, Hartford, Connecticut, 1830. Rector St. Stephen’s Church, later St. Thomas’ Church, New York City, 1831-1843.

Assistant secretary General Convention, 1832. Secretary New York Diocesan Convention, 1834. Professor ecclesiastical history General Theological Seminary, 1833-1835.

Founder church school St. Thomas Hall, Flushing, Long Island, New York, 1839. An original trustee U. Mississippi. Rector Christ Church, New Orleans, 1844.

1st president U. Louisiana, 1844-1849. A founder Church Journal, New York, 1853. Founder parish of our Savior and Iglesia de Santiaga, New York City, 1865.

Leader reorganization of New York History Society. A founder American Ethnological Society, vice president, 1855-1859. A founder American Geography and Statistical Society, president for several years.

Author: sects. “Virginia” (1836) and “Maryland.” (1839) in Ecclesiastical History of the United States. Journals of the General Convention of the Protestant Eipscopal Church in the United States, 1861. (with W.S. Perry) Documentary History of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 2 vols., 1863-1864.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: sects. “Virginia” (1836) and “Maryland.” (1839) in Ecclesiastical History of the United States. Journals of the General Convention of the Protestant Eipscopal Church in the United States, 1861. (with W.S. Perry) Documentary History of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 2 vols., 1863-1864.

Membership

Member North Carolina House of Commons from New Bern, 1821.

Connections

Married Emily Kirby, 1823: m.

father:
Francis Hawks

mother:
Julia (Stephens) Hawks

spouse:
Emily Kirby