Searching for the Henry Hawes family. I believe his wife's name was Martha. Martha had a sister named Mary who married John Witt. The story goes that the Witts died leaving orphan children who were raised by the Hawes family. The Witts resided in Mobile, Alabama in 1860, and the Hawes at one time resided in north Alabama. I believe Martha and Mary were from Muscogee County, and the Hawes family did eventually return there. They had at least one daughter named Laura Adelaide.