H. HAWKINS was a volunteer fireman in Camden in the 1850s and
1860s, and held a number of government positions in later years.
His son, J. Miller Hawkins served briefly with the Camden Fire
Department in the 1870s.
H. Hawkins was born in Pennsylvania around 1828 to WIlliam and
Rachel Hawkins. He married
Adelaide Wonderly in the late 1840s. A son, Jacob Miller
who went my his middle name, was born in July of 1849 in
Philadelphia. The Hawkins were still living in Philadelphia when
the Census was taken in 1850. Shortly afterwards, The family moved to
H. Hawkins became active as a volunteer fireman, serving at
different times with the Fairmount and Independence fire