|Message||:||I'm really excited about finding your website. My great, great uncle, Thomas Hawkins of Person County, NC, had a daughter Melaney Melina Hawkins. Melaney married Carter L. Jones, also from N. C. They moved to Whitfield County, GA, around 1850. Carter worked on the Western and Atlantic Railroad. Ephraim Hawkins (I'm fairly certain another cousin) also worked on the railroad. He and his wife were born in N. C. according to federal census records. (My g.g. grandfather and g. grandfather (from N.C.) were also named Ephraim Hawkins. Through a new-found cousin, Helen Tidwell (Rising Fawn, GA)I have put together more pieces of the puzzle. I would be deeply grateful if anyone reading this message could provide further information on the relatives listed above.
PS: I also had a cousin, James Henry Hawkins, who moved to Georgia, I think, about the same time Melaney and Carter moved there. My family has completely lost touch with his family.