I am seeking the parents of Matilda HAWKINS who was born about 1799 in Tennessee. She married William Henry BROWN (1798-1850) in Grainger County, Tennessee, on 20 January 1820. Their children were all born in Tennessee, United States: Sarah Nancy b. 1822, Dacy b. 1827, Martha J. b. 1829, Francis Marion b. 1831, Henry b. 1834, Samuel Shields b. 1838, Mary b. 1839, William M. b. 1842.
They left Tennessee sometime after 1842 and were in Dade County, Missouri, in 1850 and Cedar County, Missouri, in 1860. Matilda died after 1860, probably in Cedar County, Missouri.