Hook Genealogy


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 Hook.
(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 York.

(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 follows:

(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 Angeles, Calif.
(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 Chambers.
(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.



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