Hook Genealogy


John Snowden Hook Genealogy

John Snowden Hook (son of John and Sarah Hook)  was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, enlisting August 8, 1776, under 1st Lieutenant Clement Holliday. He married Elizabeth Ward, August 12, 1778, in Frederick County, Maryland. He and his family moved to Allegany County, Maryland, about 1786 and settled in Cumberland where he acquired much land and became a prominent and highly respected citizen. His Will written September 6, 1825, was probated in Allegany County, Maryland, November 14, 1826. It mentions sons James, Rezin V., and Elias, also his grandson James, son of Elias. He had three other sons, Isaac S., who died 1805, John L., and Green bury Simpson Hook. Some of these sons were named after his Simpson kin, which supports the tradition that he and his mother lived with her brother John Simpson after the death of John Hook in 1761.

Children of John Snowden Hook and his wife, Elizabeth Ward:

(1) James Hook, b. in Frederick Co., Md., Nov. 26th, 1782; d. near Cumberland, Md., May 17, 1845; m. Oct. I, 1803, Kezia Lynch in Frederick Co., Md., b. Dec. 4, 1779; d. May 8, 1858. He was 1st Lieut. in Capt. William McLaughlin's Company in War of 1812. Family lived near Cumberland, Md.

(2) Rezin V. Hook, m. Mary. He was a Corporal in William McLaughlin's Company in War of 1812. Of issue, as follows; 1, 2, and 3 mentioned in father's will:

(1) Samuel Lyeth Hook, m. Sept. 17, 1839, Mary Strong.
(2) Elizabeth Rachel Hook.
(3) John Snowden Hook, settled in Indiana.
(4) Carolina Hook, m. Sept. 3, 1855, John Wilt. Of issue: John Wilt and Mary L. Wilt, the latter of whom m. George Michael.

(3) Isaac S. Hook, d. 1805; m. Mar. 14, 1803, Rebecca Tomlinson.

(4) Elias Hook, b. 1785; d. 1812; m. Aug. 23, 1811, Margaret Crabtree. Issue: James Hook, mentioned in his grandfather's will.

(5) John L. Hook. He was a private in William McLaughlin's Company, War of 1812.

(6) Greenberry Simpson Hook. Moved to Arkansas. Issue: Greenberry Hook who m. Oct. 5, 1852, Nancy Burton. Greenbury Hook, mentioned in will of his Uncle James Hook.



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