Born: May 28, 1836, Hoosick, New York.
Died: January 3, 1918, Bennington, Vermont.
Buried: Hoosick Rural Cemetery, Hoosick, New York.
Hawks’ poems first began appearing in newspapers when she was 14 years old. She married Charles H. Hawks in 1857. They lived in Brooklyn, New York, and attended the Hanson Place Baptist Church, where Robert Lowry was pastor. When her husband died in 1888, she moved to Bennington, Vermont to live with her daughter and son-in-law (W. E. Putnam). She wrote 400 hymns in her life, mostly for use in Sunday schools.