Notes About James Yerxa

James Yerxa, fifth son of John Yerxa and Catherine (Gerow) Yerxa, was born at Mouth of Keswick, Douglas Parish, York County 19 Apr. 1794. He was a farmer. By his will dated March 11, 1828 his father, John Yerxa Sr., left son James Yerxa the farm that he was living on known as Lot 4 in the Grant. On July 8, 1817, James Yerxa had married Sarah Hawkins and Sarah had been born 5th April 1796.

The information about the children is from the Bible of James and Sarah Yerxa now owned by Mrs. M. MacKay, Concord, Mass. USA)

Tombstone records:


(Another record)

The dates on Caroline and Zelpha's stone do not agree with the Church Record. It was noted in another Church Record Book that Mrs. Isaac Yerxa (widow) attended Communion, June 20, 1869. The Church would be the Presbyterian Church, McKenzie Corner. Isaac had been dead for ten years.

Notes About Sarah Hawkins

Children of John Michael Hawkins and Eleanor Brower

  1. John Michael Hawkins Jr born 12 May 1786 at Keswick
    Married Nancy Todd
    Died 22 May 1877
  2. Mary Hawkins
    Married Benjamin Blyther 1 January 1815
  3. Sarah Hawkins born 5 April 1796
    Married James Yerxa
  4. Martin Hawkins
  5. Stephen Hawkins
  6. George Hawkins
  7. Margaret Hawkins
  8. Hannah Hawkins