Hook Genealogy


John Hook Genealogy

John Hook, b. Apr. 2, 1811; d. Jan. 24, 1887; m. Lydia Shuman, b. Feb. to, 1814; d. Oct. 31, 1906. Prominent farmer near McArthur, Ohio. He is buried in Breckenridge, Mo., where he d. while visiting his dau. Elizabeth Ann Arnold, who lived there.

Children of John Hook (son of Stephen Hook and Anna Hook) and Lydia Shuman:

(1) Elizabeth Ann Hook, b. Sept. 13, 1835; d. Dec. 28, 1897; In. Clinton Arnold and lived in or near Breckenridge, Mo. Had several issue.

(2) Frances Hook, b. Jan. 1, 1837; d. May 18, 1897; m. Richard Clements, b. 1832. No issue.

(3) Angeline Hook, b. Apr. 9, 1839; d. Sept. 2, 1918. Never m. Lived and d. in McArthur, Ohio.

(4) Sarah E. Hook (called Sadie), b. June 20, 1842; d. May 13, 1920. Never m. Lived and d. in McArthur, Ohio.

(5) Barnett A. Hook, b. Apr. 17, 1845. Still living (1924) in McArthur, Ohio. He was a soldier in the Civil War, enlisting in the 148th Ohio Vol. Inf., Co. C. He was a farmer until 1880, when he moved to McArthur and became editor of the McArthur Democrat Inquirer. He was a breeder and trainer of fine horses as a side line. Was stricken with rheumatism which prompted him to take up the unusual occupation of fancy embroidering. He became a master of this art and his work was exhibited throughout the Middle West and won for him many prizes and highly favorable comment. He was a talented entertainer and caterer. His extraordinary profession and his attractive personality drew the attention of many editors in Ohio and neighboring states. Press notices were preserved and published in a very interesting booklet. He never married.



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