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Hawken (Hachen) family, origion from Switzerland and settled in Maryland in the 1700s. Many
Hawken's were gun-smiths and some worked at the Harper's Ferry arsenal. Jacob Hawken
(made the famous Hawken Rifle with his brother Samuel, came to St. Louis in 1807.
Early part of the 19th century. Flintlock, Percussion and cartridge rifles, shotguns and pistols