Daniel Hook Genealogy
Dr. Daniel Hooke (son of
Daniel and Sarah Burgess Hook
and grandson of James Hook), b.
Apr. 6, 1795, at Point of Rocks, Md.; d. July 27, 1870, at Atlanta, Ga. He was
educated at Carlisle College, Pa., by his Uncle James Samuel Hook, who adopted
him and his sister Mary Davis Hook, after the death of their mother in 1800. He
moved to Louisville, Ga., in 1817 and in 1832 to Augusta, Ga., where he became a
prominent physician and churchman. He was mayor of Augusta for two terms. He was
also a Mason of high standing. He m. 1818, Catherine, sister of William Schley,
formerly of Maryland, later Governor of Georgia. She was b. 1795, and d. 1877.
Dr. Hook was a man of high character and education as preserved letters and
church and medical records prove.
Children of Dr. Daniel Hook and
his wife Catherine Schley.
(1) Edward Burgess Hook, b. 1822; d. at Richmond during the Civil War. He was a
Captain of the Sandersville Volunteers. He had been a physician with his father
in Augusta. Never married.
(2) James Schley Hook, b. Mar. 25, 1824, at Louisville, Ga.,
d. in Atlanta, Ga., 1907. In 1850 he m. 1st, Emily Jane Harris of Sandersville,
Ga., b. 1831; d. 1880. M. 2d. 1885, Lulie C. Mays, of Lexington, Ky. He obtained
his early education in Richmond Academy and later graduated from the law school
of William Tracy Gould. He was a very precocious youngster and passed his bar
examination before he had reached the age of eighteen. By special act of the
legislature he was admitted to the bar and began the practice of law immediately
at Sandersville, Ga. He quickly distinguished himself as a powerful pleader and
student of the law. In 1860 he was one of the electors on the Douglas Ticket and
in 1861 was elected to the First Confederate State Legislature. He volunteered
for service in the Confederate Army, but was rejected on account of physical
disability. In 1862 he was nominated by Governor Brown to the judgeship of the
Middle Georgia Circuit. The nomination was confirmed by the State Senate. He
remained on the bench until 1867 when he returned to the bar and resumed his
practice of the profession. Colonel Richard M. Johnston in a speech said of him
"As a lawyer he early exhibited the genius he inherited from a distinguished
family. A laborious student and practitioner, a judicious counselor and an
eloquent orator, the people elevated him to the bench when still in youth and
the career he made while there may be compared with that of the best of this or
any former period of the judiciary of his native state." He contributed much to
the public press on current questions and his addresses and orations were
eagerly copied. Two of his orations deserve special attention: "Woman and Truth"
delivered at the Wesleyan Female College where his wife had been an honor
student, and "Bible and Republicanism" at Oglethorpe University. In 1887 he was
appointed State School Commissioner and won the admiration of many educators,
one of whom, thirty-five years later, said that "Judge Hook had done more for
education in Georgia than any other man." During his long and active career his
name was frequently suggested for the Governorship of the State and U. S.
Senator, but he aspired to neither of these honors. President McKinley appointed
him chairman of the Osage Indian Commission in Indian Territory, which position
he held for two years. He was a man of fine literary tastes and his name is
linked with the best men and best interests in the state. Issue by first
marriage; three sons and five daughters, as follows:
(1) Emily Martha
(2) Edward Burgess Hook.
(3) Anna Maria Hook.
(4) Alexander Stephens Hook.
(5) Margaret Campfield Hook.
(6) Louisa Tubman Hook, b. Sept. 21, 1869; d. Sept. 15, 1913.
(7) John Schley Hook.
(8) Sue Steiner Hook, b. Feb. 11, 1873. At present living in Atlanta, Ga.,
where she is Supt. of the Southern Christian Home which is devoted to the care
of homeless and friendless children.
(3) Anna Maria Hook, b. 1826; d. 1885; m. 1842, H. D. Tate of
West Point, Ga. Issue:
(1) James Hook Tate, m. but had no issue. He is now deceased;
(2) Catherine Schley Tate, m. 1st, Ephraim Erwin and had issue: Ephie, who m.
Mr. Williams and lives in Atlanta, Ga.; m. 2d, Mr. George Lyons and had dau.
Mary, who m. N. Baker and lived in West Point, Ga.; m. 3d, Mr. Wagoner, of New
(4) Mary Davis Hook, b. Aug. 30, 1828; d. 1886; m. 1853, judge
Clarke Howell, b. 1811 in N. C.; d. 1882. She wrote a biography of her father
which shows much literary talent. Family resides in Atlanta, Ga. Issue, son and
dau., as follows:
(1) Daniel Hook Howell, b. Sept. 28, 1856; d. Apr. 16, 1899;
m. Ida Cocke. He graduated from the Atlanta Medical College in 1877 and became
a prominent surgeon. Issue, one dau.
(2) Catherine Schley Howell, b. Apr. 7, 1854; m. Alsop Park Woodward, b. 1847,
in Beauford District, S. C.; d. Mar. 17, 1915. Issue, seven children, as
(1) Clarke Howell Woodward, b. Mar. 4, 1877. Graduated from
Naval Academy at Annapolis, 1899. On Admiral Schley's Flagship,
Spanish-American War. Was with Grand Fleet during World War and received
D.S.C. for valiant service and bravery. Was commissioned Captain. Now
stationed in Peru. M. 1921, Charlotte, dau. of John Conrad Linne of Los
(2) Mary Davis Woodward, b. Apr. 25, 1879; m. Sept. 28, 1904, Lt. Roscoe
Hugh Hearn, Reg. Army.
(3) Alsop Park Woodward, Jr., b. Oct. i, 1881; d. May 27, 1882.
(4) Elizabeth Pope Woodward, b. Dec. 14, 1883; m. 1914, Julian Sidney
(5) Martha Catherine Woodward, b. July 2, 1885; m. Jan. 5, 1910, Thomas
Thorne Flagler of Lockport, N. Y. Now residing, Atlanta, Ga., where he is an
engineer and builder.
(6) Daniel Hook Woodward, b. Mar. 6, 1890. Graduated, 1911, from Georgia
School of Technology. M. July 17, 1915, Lucy, dau. of E. Pettis Roberts of
Atlanta. Enlisted World War in Signal Corps and saw service in France as
Second Lieutenant and later as Captain. Was honored by citation from General
Pershing for meritorious and conspicuous service.
(7) Harry Park Woodward, b. Dec. 2, 1893; m. Nov. 29, 1915, Louisa, dau.
Virgil Jones of Atlanta, Ga.
(5) Emily, d. young.
(6) America, d. young.