Hook Genealogy

 


Arthur Hook Genealogy

Arthur Hook, son of Captain James Hook, was born in Greene County, Pennsylvania, probably after 1790, and died in same county January 20, 1820. He married April 12, 1812, Catherine Kent, born February 8, 1787, died May 27, 1866. Arthur Hook is said to have been buried in the old Hook burying grounds on the former homestead of his father about four miles east of Waynesburg. His wife was buried in the old cemetery in the eastern part of Waynesburg where the marker to her memory still stands. Issue, four sons and one daughter, as follows

(1) Samuel Hook.

(2) John T. Hook.

(3) James Hook.

(4) Thomas Hook, b. Nov. 20, 1816; d. Oct. 11. 1888. He married twice, the second wife being Anna Conklin Greenfield who died May 28, 1895. At the time of the gold boom in California in 1849-50 he started overland with a party who abandoned him in the desert when he became too ill to travel. Fortune smiled on him and brought a party of "Oddfellows" his way. Being a member of that order himself, he was taken up, nursed back to health, and taken on. He became wealthy near Stockton, Calif., and having no issue by either of his marriages, willed his large holdings to his nieces and nephews.

(5) Sarah Hook, b. Feb. 13, 1818; d. at Jefferson, Pa.; m. Job Ridgeway, b. Apr. 3, 1814 and had issue:

(1) Catherine;
(2) Samuel;
(3) Craven;
(4) Charles;
(5) John;
(6) Thomas;
(7) James;
(8) Lydia Ann;
(9) Lucy;
(10) Vienna, who d. 1823, and
(11) Eliza, who m. Solomon Horn. Family lived in Jefferson, Pa.

 

 

 
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