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:
(8) Lydia Ann;
(10) Vienna, who d. 1823, and
(11) Eliza, who m. Solomon Horn. Family lived in Jefferson, Pa.