Adam & Susanna Hawker...

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Continuing west on Dayton-Xenia you’ll note a large two story commercial building now known as Copeland Roofing.  The front section was originally the farmhouse for the Morgan Dairy.  Across Dayton-Xenia was a barn that was often used for basketball and socials.  In the 1870’s, this was the 154 acre Adam Hawker estate which included a blacksmith shop, a cane mill (sorghum molasses), general store, platform train station (Hawker Station), and the location of the original Hawker Church and cemetery. 

A hard worker of limited education, Adam and wife Hannah (Westfall) owned the first evaporator and reaper in Greene County.  Adam served as a Township Trustee for five years.  Please consider reading Faith of Our Fathers (available at the Beavercreekand Greene County libraries) by Miriam Engle Allen for a wonderful read on the formation of Hawker Church.  Adam’s father was Andrew Hawker who came to Ohio in 1801 with Jacob Coy after marrying Jacob’s daughter, Susanna in 1798 - more on them later!

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