John W. Estes Query
If you have any info on this family, please email me.

My grandfather was Harry ESTES Hawkins (1904-1984) and his father Henry ESTES Hawkins (1876-1954). Henry ESTES Hawkins was adopted between 1876-1880 by John Willis Alston Hawkins and Mollie J. Hawkins. We were told ESTES was a family name. Next door JWA & Mollie was John W. Estes. Also the wedding notice of JWA and Mollie states they were married at the home of Capt. J. W. Estes. So, I was thinking that perhaps my Henry ESTES Hawkins was somehow related to this Capt. John W. Estes. However census work (of John W and the only known son Henry H.) doesn't seem to look that way. Does anyone have these families?

The 18th District, Webster County, Georgia November 15th, 1850
John Eastes 36 M Blacksmith Georgia
Nancy Eastes 10 F Georgia
Martha Eastes 7 F Georgia
Henry Eastes 4 M Georgia
Remillison Horton 53 F Georgia
Jeremiah Palmer 24 M Georgia

Southern District Webster County Town of Preston July 16, 1860
J. W. Eastis 47 M Blk Smith 1000 Georgia
Melissa Eastis 20 F Georgia
Martha Eastis 17 F Georgia
Henry H Eastis 12 M Georgia
N. Hamlton (??) 65 F 400 4500 Georgia
G. ? Davenport 40 M 12000 Georgia

Town of Preston, Webster County, Georgia June 22, 1870
Estes, John W 57 M W Blacksmith 225 600 Georgia
Estes, Rebecca A 42 F W Georgia

Estes, H, H, 22 M W Farmer 400 Georgia
Estes, Anna 17 F W Keeping House Georgia

Alvarado Precinct Johnson County, Texas June 14th 1880
Henry H Estes W M 32 Farmer Geo Geo Geo
Annie E. Estes W F 27 Wife Keeping House Geo Geo Geo
Andrew A. Estes W M 9 Son Works on Farm Geo Geo Geo
Isabella R. Estes W F 8 Dau Geo Geo Geo
Eugine A. Estes W M 6 Son Geo Geo Geo
Monte E. Estes W M 4 Son Tex Geo Geo
Rolla T. Estes W M 2 Son Tex Geo Geo
John W.Estes W M 9/12 Mar Son Tex Geo Geo