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kmullikin [Jilson Hawkins, c. 1810-1879]
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kbilz [Jilson Hawkins, c. 1810-1879]
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-Jilson, born a slave, may have been a brother to [[nancy_mcgruder|Nancy Mcgruder]] or related in some way as both of them came to Mississippi in the same group in the 1820s. ​ [[james_dinsmore|James Dinsmore]] purchased him and later took him to Louisiana when he moved there in 1829.  When [[james_dinsmore|Dinsmore]] left for Kentucky, Jilson and his family remained in the Deep South. ​ At some point in the 1850s, Jilson and his wife, [[eliza_hawkins_simpson|Eliza]],​ and their family were sent to work on [[james_dinsmore|Dinsmore]]’s farm in Saline County, Missouri. ​ During the Civil War, they moved again to Kentucky where they stayed until after [[james_dinsmore|Dinsmore]]’s death. ​ In the mid-1870s, Jilson used money [[james_dinsmore|James]] had left for him to buy a house in Rising Sun.  He chose to buried in the [[dinsmore_family|Dinsmore]] family plot near his daughter and granddaughter when he died.+Jilson, born a slave, may have been a brother to [[nancy_mcgruder|Nancy Mcgruder]] or related in some way as both of them came to Mississippi in the same group in the 1820s. ​ [[james_dinsmore|James Dinsmore]] purchased him and later took him to Louisiana when he moved there in 1829.  When [[james_dinsmore|Dinsmore]] left for Kentucky, Jilson and his family remained in the Deep South. ​ At some point in the 1850s, Jilson and his wife, [[eliza_hawkins_simpson|Eliza]],​ and their family were sent to work on [[james_dinsmore|Dinsmore]]’s farm in Saline County, Missouri. ​ During the Civil War, they moved again to Kentucky where they stayed until after [[james_dinsmore|Dinsmore]]’s death. ​ In the mid-1870s, Jilson used money [[james_dinsmore|James]] had left for him to buy a house in Rising Sun.  He chose to be buried in the [[dinsmore_family|Dinsmore]] family plot near his daughter and granddaughter when he died.
  
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