I am chatting with another researcher this morning who has helped me edit some of my posts. I found myself making a statement that is based on a hunch---absolutely no proof! just one of those crazy gut feelings that will probably turn out to be NOTHING! But I think that I will say it here and see if anyone can prove or disprove the thought. I think perhaps the Cullen and Glass DNA matches and I may have touched on the idea at one time because I vaguely remember knowing that the part of New Jersey that they are both associated with was at one time a railroad center. I'll try to look that up and put a map or photo or some such thing here ....
But I have a hunch that the Hawkins male(s) who was/were the ancestor(s) of these men had a railroad connection. Hawkins DNA group #1 has an unusually close connection to jobs on the Railroad. I realize that in the late 1800's Railroad jobs were the hot jobs much as technology jobs would be in today.
In my own Hawkins family, three brothers ALL left Orange/Lousia County, Virginia for Railway jobs in the late 1800's. Two came to Huntington, WV and the other went to Georgia>Missippi>Arkansas>Kansas with railroad jobs.
I would like to add the other Railroad jobs idea to this....group #1 help remind me of the stories you have told me!