Ebezener Hooper1

b. June 1740, d. 31 December 1782
Father*Nathaniel Hooper1 b. 16 Nov 1703, d. 27 Oct 1774
Mother*Elizabeth Tinkham1 b. 13 Feb 1704, d. 3 Feb 1780
Baptism*June 1740Ebezener Hooper was baptized in June 1740.1
Marriage*25 August 1761He married Relief Bartlett, daughter of Wright Bartlett and Bethia Packard, on 25 August 1761 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3
Revolutionary War*30 October 1777During the Revolutionary War, Ebezener was a soldier in the "secret expedition" to Tiverton, Rhode Island, from 25 Sep to 30 October 1777.2
Death*31 December 1782He died on 31 December 1782 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress), at age 42.4

Family

Relief Bartlett b. 10 Mar 1740

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Third Generation, pages 10-19. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  2. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, Hooper Genealogy, Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Fourth Generation, pages 19-32.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 41. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Deaths, Volume II, page 493.

Elisabeth Hooper1

b. 11 April 1723, d. 20 February 1724/25
Father*John Hooper2 b. 6 Nov 1697, d. 19 Aug 1741
Mother*Elizabeth Packard2 b. 1702, d. 10 Jul 1744
Birth*11 April 1723Elisabeth Hooper was born on 11 April 1723 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),1,3
Death*20 February 1724/25 and died on 20 February 1724/25 in Bridgewater at age 1.4,1

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Third Generation, pages 10-19, her name spelled "Elizabeth". Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  2. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, Hooper Genealogy, Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Third Generation, pages 10-19.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume I, Births, page 163. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Deaths, page 493.

Elisha Hooper1

b. 11 October 1736, d. 23 November 1814
Father*William Hooper1 b. 26 Dec 1701, d. 1 Jul 1755
Mother*Lois Thomas1 b. 7 Sep 1707, d. 22 Oct 1756
Birth*11 October 1736Elisha Hooper was born on 11 October 1736 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Marriage*He married Hannah Stevens.3
Residence*1762Elisha and Hannah Hooper lived until 1762 in Killingworth, Middlesex County, Connecticut and then moved to Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3
Occupation*Elisha was a Blacksmith.3
Revolutionary War*29 July 1777Elisha was a soldier in the Revolutionary War and served, according to a record dated 29 July 1777, in the company of Captain Jabez Colt in Colonel Resseler's detachment of militia from Berkshire County for the service of the United States of America.3
Children*Elisha and Hannah Hooper had nine children, seven sons and two daughters.3
(Husband) Death19 May 1814Elisha became a widower when Hannah Hooper died on 19 May 1814.3
Biographical Info* He was a man of strong family feeling and wrote many excellent letters to his brother Thomas which were kept by the family and available to the compiler of the Hooper Genealogy. They were sent from Killingworth, Connecticut in 1762 and from West Stockbridge, Massachusetts after that. They described the hard times of those days and showed a brave struggle against the difficulties of a frontier settlement. After repeated plans and disappointments about revisiting his old home, he made a visit in 1775 and influenced his friends and others to join him in the "new West" of that day where there was a "good deal of comfort and advancement in log cabins and rough conditions" and where a "good spirit of patriotism and Christianity abounded."3
Death*23 November 1814He died just a few months later on 23 November 1814 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, at age 78.4,3

Family

Hannah Stevens d. 19 May 1814

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Third Generation, pages 10-19. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume I, Births, page 163. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, Hooper Genealogy, Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Fourth Generation, pages 19-32.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Deaths, page 493.

Elizabeth Hooper1,2,3

b. 13 April 1729, d. after 1 January 1811
Father*Nathaniel Hooper2,3 b. 16 Nov 1703, d. 27 Oct 1774
Mother*Elizabeth Tinkham2,3 b. 13 Feb 1704, d. 3 Feb 1780
Birth*13 April 1729Elizabeth Hooper was born on 13 April 1729 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,4,1
Name VariationShe was also called Bettie, which was spelled in the records as both Bettie and Betty.
Marriage*circa 1749She married Ebenezer Snow Jr., son of Ebenezer Snow and Sarah Pratt, circa 1749 probably in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3
(Wife) Will9 March 1807Elizabeth (Hooper) Snow was named as a beneficiary in the will of her husband Ebenezer Snow dated 9 March 1807 in Raynham, Bristol County, Massachusetts. The will named his son Ebenezer his Executor and made the following bequests: to his beloved wife Elizabeth, during her life, he gave the use of the easterly front room in his dwelling house along with a "decent annual maintenance" to be provided by his son Ebenezer; to his son Ebenezer, his heirs and assigns forever, he gave all his real and personal estate of whatever name or nature forever, and instructed Ebenezer to pay all the debts, funeral charges and other bequests named in the will; to each of his three daughters, Sarah Hall, Betsey Warren and Zilpah Bolton, he gave $20, and to his grandson Nathan Snow, he gave $1, stating again that all were to be paid by his son Ebenezer.5,6
(Wife) Deathbetween 9 March 1807 and 1 January 1811Elizabeth became a widow when Ebenezer Snow died between 9 March 1807 and 1 January 1811.1,3,5,6
(Heir) Probate1 January 1811In addition to a copy of her husband's will, the only other document in the probate packet for her husband's estate was dated 1 January 1811 at Raynham, Bristol County, Massachusetts. The will officially approved on that date, his son and Executor, Ebenezer Snow Jr., along with Jonathan Shaw, Esq. and Seth Hall, Gentleman, agreed to pay the sum of $5,000 to the Judge of the Probate and Wills. The condition of the obligation was that Ebenezer Snow Jr. agreed as Executor to assume and pay all the debts and legacies of his father, Ebenezer Snow. The document appears to imply that all recipients named in the will were still living on 1 Jan 1811.6
Death*after 1 January 1811She died after 1 January 1811.1,5,6

Family

Ebenezer Snow Jr. b. 16 Nov 1729, d. bt 9 Mar 1807 - 1 Jan 1811
Children1.Child Snow1 b. 29 Mar 1750, d. 1 Apr 1750
2.Sarah Snow1 b. 13 Jul 1751
3.Bettie Snow7 b. 19 Jun 1753
4.Lydia Snow1 b. 27 Mar 1755
5.Susannah Snow1 b. 2 Apr 1757
6.Eunice Snow1 b. 25 Feb 1759
7.Ebenezer Snow Jr.+1 b. c 1761
8.Zilpah Snow+1,3 b. c 1763

Citations

  1. [S416] The Alden Kindred Database, online at www.alden.org. The Alden Organization states that "the Alden Kindred Database is incomplete. It is not yet a complete listing of all Alden descendants; nor of all members of the Kindred. It contains information taken from various sources including Alden Kindred lineage papers, Mayflower Five Generations Project research, published genealogies, and other databases, not all of which has been fully documented." Nevertheless, some information obtained from the Alden Kindred Database has been included in this collection with the knowledge that, even if not accurate, may provide valuable clues. Information provided, unless additional proof has been offered, has not yet been verified and cannot be guaranteed. Hereinafter cited as Alden Kindred Database.
  2. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Third Generation, pages 10-19. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  3. [S898] Lucy Kellogg and others, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 16, John Alden, in 3 Parts. Contents: Part 1. John Alden, first four generations by Esther Littleford Woodworth-Barnes & Alice Crane Williams; Part 2. John Alden, fifth generation descendants of his daughter Elizabeth Alden Pabodie; Part 3. John Alden, fifth generation descendants of his sons John, Joseph, and Jonathan. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1975-), Volume 16, Part 3, Person number 856, pages 208-209. Hereinafter cited as John Alden of the Mayflower (Five).
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume I, Births, page 163. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  5. [S632] Probate records 1687-1916; index, 1687-1926 (Bristol County, Massachusetts), Microfilm of originals at the Probate Registry, Taunton, Massachusetts on 199 microfilm reels. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, FHL Film# 462,644, Volume 46, 1809-1811, pages 144-145. Hereinafter cited as Bristol County Probate records 1687-1916; index, 1687-1926.
  6. [S647] Bristol County (Mass.) probate records, 1690-1881, Microfilm of manuscript on 351 microfilm reels. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, FHL Film# 580,779, alphabetical records, 1811, 8 page probate packet. Hereinafter cited as Bristol County probate records, 1690-1881.
  7. [S599] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (101 Newbury, Boston, Massachusetts: NEHGS), page 300. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850.

Elizabeth Hooper1

b. 8 July 1689
Father*William Hooper1 b. 3 Nov 1658, d. 8 Aug 1692
Mother*Susanna Shed1 b. 28 Dec 1662
(Daughter) Relationship NoteMitchell's 1840 Bridgewater History speculated that sisters Elizabeth Hooper and Ruth Hooper might have been the sisters of John Hooper. At the time this was likely a logical guess since Elizabeth and Ruth both appeared in Bridgewater as young women and not long after John's purchase of land there. Later research has confirmed to our satisfaction that they were actually the nieces of John Hooper of Bridgewater and the daughters of John's brother William Hooper of Reading who had died a few years before.1,2
Birth*8 July 1689Elizabeth Hooper was born on 8 July 1689.1
Marriage*12 February 1706/7She married Enoch Leonard, son of John Leonard and Sarah ______, on 12 February 1706/7 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3,1,4
Research Notes*23 November 1720 Mitchell's Bridgewater History incorrectly, in this researcher's opinion, stated that Elizabeth (Hooper) Leonard, the widow of Enoch Leonard, married second in 1720 James Washburn Jr. who actually married another Elizabeth Leonard, daughter of Josiah and Marjoram Leonard, in Bridgewater on 23 November 1720.5
(Wife) Deathbetween 16 September 1757 and 19 October 1757Elizabeth became a widow when Enoch Leonard died between 16 September 1757 and 19 October 1757.3
Will*19 October 1757There is a will of Enoch Leonard of Mendum, Morris County, New Jersey, signed on 16 September 1757, probated on 19 October 1757, leaving to wife Elizabeth "all my estate in New England". It names grandson John Arnold, who was not of age, and appointed Robert Arnold to be his executor. Although this is probably the will of our Enoch, it is not proved to be so.3

Family

Enoch Leonard d. bt 16 Sep 1757 - 19 Oct 1757
Children1.Enoch Leonard1 b. 25 Dec 1707
2.Elizabeth Leonard+1 b. 17 Sep 1719

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Second Generation, pages 6-10. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hooper, pages 195-197 with the speculation that Ruth and Elizabeth Hooper "might" have been the daughters of John Hooper of Bridgewater. Later research would prove that they were actually his nieces. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  3. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 56, Enoch Leonard, pages 56-57. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  4. [S1139] Manning Leonard, Memorial: Genealogical, Historical, and Biographical, of Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater, Massachusetts, and some of his descendants, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Southbridge, Massachusetts: Manning Leonard, 1896), #3., John Leonard (Solomon), pages 37-38. Hereinafter cited as Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater.
  5. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Leonard, pages 244-248, with notation, believed to be incorrect, that Elizabeth Leonard, widow of Enoch Leonard, "perhaps" married James Washburn in 1720.

Elizabeth Hooper1

b. 20 August 1665, d. 3 January 1699
Father*William Hooper1 b. c 1617, d. 5 Dec 1678
Mother*Ruth ______;

Although not confirmed in the source, it is suspected by this researcher that Ruth, William's second wife, was Elizabeth's mother because Ruth Hooper signed the document for the relinquishment of her dower on 14 Dec 16641
Birth*20 August 1665Elizabeth Hooper was born on 20 August 1665.1
Marriage*22 April 1692She married John Trull Jr. on 22 April 1692.1
Death*3 January 1699She died on 3 January 1699 at age 33.1

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, pages 1-6. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.

Elizabeth Hooper1

b. 7 March 1724/25
Father*William Hooper1
Mother*Elizabeth Thorne1 b. 9 Mar 1695/96
Birth*7 March 1724/25Elizabeth Hooper was born on 7 March 1724/25 in Hingham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Third Generation, pages 10-19. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.

Elizabeth Hooper1

b. 5 August 1733, d. 13 November 1733
Father*John Hooper1 b. 27 Dec 1708, d. b 8 Jan 1762
Mother*Mary Hartshorn1
Birth*5 August 1733Elizabeth Hooper was born on 5 August 1733 in Walpole, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),1
Death*13 November 1733 and died in Walpole on 13 November 1733.1

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Third Generation, pages 10-19. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.

Elizabeth Hooper1

b. 19 February 1741
Father*John Hooper1 b. 27 Dec 1708, d. b 8 Jan 1762
Mother*Mary Hartshorn1
Birth*19 February 1741Elizabeth Hooper was born on 19 February 1741 in Walpole, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Third Generation, pages 10-19. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.

Elizabeth Hooper1

b. 1 May 1738
Father*Thomas Hooper1 b. c 1712
Mother*Ann ______1
Birth*1 May 1738Elizabeth Hooper was born on 1 May 1738 in Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Third Generation, pages 10-19. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.

Elizabeth Hooper1

b. 17 July 1759
Father*Hezekiah Hooper1 b. 30 Jun 1732, d. 22 Feb 1813
Mother*Elizabeth Leonard1 b. 25 Jul 1737, d. 4 Nov 1799
Birth*17 July 1759Elizabeth Hooper was born on 17 July 1759 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Name VariationShe was called Betty.3
Marriage*6 March 1783She married Benjamin Conant, son of Lot Conant and Betty Holmes, on 6 March 1783 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).1,3
Relocation*1790After the birth of their fourth child in 1790, Elizabeth and Benjamin Conant moved their family from Bridgewater to Turner, Androscoggin County, Maine.1
Children* Betty and Benjamin had a total of five children, the last one born at Turner.1

Family

Benjamin Conant b. 29 Aug 1756

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Fourth Generation, pages 19-32. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume I, Births, page 163. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Marriages, page 88.

Ezekiel Hooper1

b. 15 December 1752
Father*John Hooper1 b. 27 Dec 1708, d. b 8 Jan 1762
Mother*Mary Hartshorn1
Birth*15 December 1752Ezekiel Hooper was born on 15 December 1752 in Walpole, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Third Generation, pages 10-19. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.

Ezekiel Hooper1

b. 7 August 1757
Father*Thomas Hooper1 b. c 1712
Mother*Ann ______1
Birth*7 August 1757Ezekiel was probably born on 7 August 1757 in the church at Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). The Hooper source noted two different baptismal dates, in the same church, three years apart for Ezekiel and it may be that the earlier date was supposed to represent his birth.2
Baptism11 May 1760He was baptized in the church at Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), shortly before his family began their journey to relocate in Annapoiis County, Nova Scotia on 6 May 1760. However, the date noted in the baptismal record is 11 May 1760.2
(Son) Relocation1760Ezekiel Hooper moved with his parents in 1760 to Bridgetown, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia Province, Canada.3
Biographical Info* He married twice, the surname of his first wife Wilson, and that of his second wife was not known by the source. Ezekiel was a farmer and was in the Annapolis militia from 12 Nov to 18 Dec 1776 for the defense of the Province of Nova Scotia from the "invasion" they feared from the Revolutionists in New England.3

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Third Generation, pages 10-19. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  2. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, Hooper Genealogy, Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Third Generation, pages 10-19, provided two dates for Ezekiel's baptism.
  3. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, Hooper Genealogy, Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Fourth Generation, pages 19-32.

Ezekiel Hooper1

Father*Ezekiel Hooper1 b. 7 Aug 1757
Birth*Ezekiel Hooper was probably born in Bridgetown, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia Province, Canada.1
Death*He grew to manhood and was drowned.1

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Fourth Generation, pages 19-32. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.

George Hooper1

b. 15 March 1747
Father*Reverend William Hooper2 b. 1704, d. 14 Apr 1767
Mother*Mary Dennie2 b. 11 Dec 1717
Baptism*15 March 1747George Hooper was baptized on 15 March 1747 at Trinity Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,1

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Appendix, pages 312-313. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  2. [S494] Boston MA: Church Records, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Boston MA: Church Records.

Hannah Hooper1

b. 31 March 1662
Father*William Hooper1 b. c 1617, d. 5 Dec 1678
Mother*Ruth ______;

From a timing standpoint, Hannah could have been the daughter of William's first wife Elizabeth or his second wife Ruth. Ruth Hooper, according to the source, signed a document for the relinquishment of her dower on 14 Dec 1664, so had likely married William prior to that date. No assignment of any of the children's mother was provided in the source, and our assignments have not yet been proven, although Hannah's mother may be the most uncertain. In this project Hannah has been "assigned" to Ruth, our rationale resting solely on the number of years between the births of the children; three before Hannah and two after1
Birth*31 March 1662Hannah Hooper was born on 31 March 1662.1
Marriage*20 April 1682She married William Ballard of Andover on 20 April 1682.1

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, pages 1-6. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.

Hezekiah Hooper1

b. 30 June 1732, d. 22 February 1813
Father*John Hooper1 b. 6 Nov 1697, d. 19 Aug 1741
Mother*Elizabeth Packard1 b. 1702, d. 10 Jul 1744
Birth*30 June 1732Hezekiah Hooper was born on 30 June 1732 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Marriage*11 October 1758He married first Elizabeth Leonard, daughter of Solomon Leonard and Elizabeth Perkins, on 11 October 1758 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3,4
(1st Son-in-Law) Estate and Land11 December 1761Hezekiah's wife Elizabeth, her mother and siblings were her father Solomon Leonard's heirs and shortly after her father's death, her brother Solomon purchased most of their father's land from his sisters. His eldest sister Elizabeth Hooper and her husband Hezekiah Hooper of Bridgewater, blacksmith, and his second sister Susanna Leonard and her husband Samuel Whitman also of Bridgewater sold to their brother Solomon Leonard of Bridgewater, all rights to the homestead which Solomon Leonard of Bridgewater, gentleman, deceased, died seized of, reserving to the widow, their mother, her dower. Solomon's mother, Elizabeth (Perkins) Leonard, in exchange for the dower set off to her, yielded any rights to the remainder on 11 December 1761. And then on 9 May 1765, their youngest sister Experience Leonard who was still unmarried, sold to her brother Solomon Leonard all her rights to their deceased father's land, except for her mother's widow's thirds. The deed was acknowledged on 30 October 1765.5
(Brother) WillJohn Hooper and Hezekiah Hooper were beneficiaries in the will of their brother, Joseph Hooper who died in 1766, as was their sister, Rebecca (Hooper) Copeland. Joseph's will also left one third of his estate to Hannah Ward, "daughter of Samuel Ward, with whom I have contracted a close relationship."1
Revolutionary War*August 1771Hezekiah Hooper volunteered in August 1771 and served in the Revolutionary War as Ensign in the second company of the Third Plymouth County Regiment of militia with Colonel Josiah Edson.6
Revolutionary War12 April 1776He served as a Second Lieutenant from 12 April 1776 to 28 Jun 1776 in the Revolutionary War under Captain Elisha Mitchell in Colonel Eliphalet Cary's regiment and was a delegate to the convention which adopted the Federal Constitution in 1788.6
(Husband) Death4 November 1799Hezekiah became a widower when Elizabeth Hooper died on 4 November 1799.7
Marriage*22 May 1803He married second widow Hannah Conant, daughter of Thomas Blackman and Mary Horton, on 22 May 1803 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.3,4
Death*22 February 1813He died on 22 February 1813 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, at age 80.6,7

Family 1

Elizabeth Leonard b. 25 Jul 1737, d. 4 Nov 1799
Children1.Elizabeth Hooper6 b. 17 Jul 1759
2.Winslow Hooper6 b. 10 Oct 1762
3.Joseph Hooper6 b. 17 Sep 1766
4.Hezekiah Hooper6 b. 2 Jun 1770, d. 2 Dec 1795

Family 2

Hannah Blackman b. 31 Jul 1737, d. 25 Feb 1825

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Third Generation, pages 10-19. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume I, Births, page 163. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hooper, pages 195-197. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Marriages, page 186.
  5. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 63, Solomon Leonard, page 62. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  6. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, Hooper Genealogy, Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Fourth Generation, pages 19-32.
  7. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Deaths, page 493.

Hezekiah Hooper1

b. 2 June 1770, d. 2 December 1795
Father*Hezekiah Hooper1 b. 30 Jun 1732, d. 22 Feb 1813
Mother*Elizabeth Leonard1 b. 25 Jul 1737, d. 4 Nov 1799
Birth*2 June 1770Hezekiah Hooper was born on 2 June 1770.1
Education*1789Hezekiah graduated from Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, in 1789.1
Occupation*He became a Minister.1
Residence* And settled in Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts.1
Death*2 December 1795He died unmarried on 2 December 1795 in Boylston at age 25.1

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Fourth Generation, pages 19-32. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.

Isaac Hooper1

b. 21 January 1738, d. 6 December 1757
Father*William Hooper1 b. 26 Dec 1701, d. 1 Jul 1755
Mother*Lois Thomas1 b. 7 Sep 1707, d. 22 Oct 1756
Birth*21 January 1738Isaac Hooper was born on 21 January 1738 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),1,2
Death*6 December 1757 and died on 6 December 1757 in Bridgewater at age 19.1,3

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Third Generation, pages 10-19. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume I, Births, page 163. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Deaths, page 493.

Isaac Hooper1

b. 18 July 1766, d. 6 August 1775
Father*William Hooper1 b. 19 Nov 1729, d. 10 May 1773
Mother*Susanna Cary1 b. 5 Sep 1725, d. 6 Sep 1795
Birth*18 July 1766Isaac Hooper was born on 18 July 1766 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),1,2
Death*6 August 1775 and died on 6 August 1775 in Bridgewater at age 9.1,3

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Fourth Generation, pages 19-32. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Births, Volume I, page 163. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Deaths, page 493.

Isaac Hooper1

b. 24 May 1776, d. 29 October 1846
Father*David Hooper1 b. 14 Feb 1743, d. 10 Feb 1830
Mother*Martha Shaw1 b. 18 Jun 1749, d. 17 Jun 1832
Birth*24 May 1776Isaac Hooper was born on 24 May 1776.1
Marriage*10 March 1805He married Susanna Leach, daughter of Daniel Leach and Bethia Keith, on 10 March 1805 possibly in Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.1,2
No Issue*Isaac and Susanna Hooper had no children.1
Death*29 October 1846He died on 29 October 1846 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, at age 70.1,3

Family

Susanna Leach b. 6 Jun 1778, d. 11 Feb 1866

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Fourth Generation, pages 19-32. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 239, location noted as "? Middleborough". Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Deaths, Volume II, page 494, from a private record in Titicut.

James Hooper1

b. 1649, d. 1649
Father*William Hooper1 b. c 1617, d. 5 Dec 1678
Mother*Elizabeth ______1
Death*1649 and died the same year.1
Birth*1649James Hooper was born in 1649.1

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, pages 1-6. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.

James Hooper1

b. 4 May 1708, d. 30 June 1784
Father*John Hooper1 b. 5 Jul 1670, d. 9 Jan 1708/9
Mother*Sarah Harden1 b. 3 Dec 1679, d. 19 May 1749
Birth*4 May 1708James Hooper was born on 4 May 1708 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
(Minor) GuardianshipAfter James' father died in 1709, Francis Woods, his mother's second husband, was appointed guardian for the three youngest Hooper children, Nathaniel Hooper, Sarah Hooper and James Hooper.1
Marriage*10 February 1736/37He married Mary Johnson, daughter of Isaac Johnson and Abihail Leavitt, on 10 February 1736/37 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3,4
(Husband) Death28 December 1757James became a widower when Mary Hooper died on 28 December 1757.3,5
Death*30 June 1784He died on 30 June 1784 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress), at age 76.5,3

Family

Mary Johnson b. 18 Jun 1716, d. 28 Dec 1757
Children1.Abiel Hooper3 b. 1740
2.Levi Hooper3 b. 16 May 1742, d. 22 Oct 1806
3.Mary Hooper+3 b. 16 Apr 1744, d. 9 Oct 1826
4.James Hooper3 b. 1746, d. 31 Oct 1828
5.Abihail Hooper+3 b. 1747

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Second Generation, pages 6-10. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume I, Births, page 163. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, Hooper Genealogy, Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Third Generation, pages 10-19.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Marriages, page 186.
  5. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Deaths, page 494.

James Hooper1

b. 1746, d. 31 October 1828
Father*James Hooper1 b. 4 May 1708, d. 30 Jun 1784
Mother*Mary Johnson1 b. 18 Jun 1716, d. 28 Dec 1757
Birth*1746James Hooper was born in 1746 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
French & Indian War*20 November 1762James enlisted on 23 Mar 1762 and served in the French and Indian War in the company of Captain Josiah Dunbar until 20 November 1762. He was allowed 22 days of travel home.2
Marriage*6 February 1772He married Susanna Washburn, daughter of Benjamin Washburn and Mary Cushman, on 6 February 1772 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3,4
Revolutionary War*19 April 1775James also served in the Revolutionary War in Captain Nathan Mitchell's company of Minute Men who marched from Bridgewater on 19 April 1775.2
Revolutionary War4 March 1776First Cousins James Hooper and Luther Hooper were both listed as soldiers during the Revolutionary War on 4 March 1776 in the company of Captain Abram Washburn on the march to Hough's Neck, near Quincy Bay in Norfolk, County, Massachusetts. They also both went on the expedition to Bristol, Bristol County, Rhode Island, on 8 Dec 1776 in the company of Captain Joseph Keith in Colonel Edward Mitchell's regiment.2
Children*James and Susanna Hooper had nine children, 5 sons, 3 daughters and 1 unnamed.2
Death*31 October 1828He died of "old age" on 31 October 1828 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. The record stated his age as "82 last May."5

Family

Susanna Washburn b. 18 May 1749, d. 9 Mar 1833

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Third Generation, pages 10-19. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  2. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, Hooper Genealogy, Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Fourth Generation, pages 19-32.
  3. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, Hooper Genealogy, Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Fourth Generation, pages 19-32, the date noted as 6 Feb 1771.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 186, the date recorded as 6 Feb 1772. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  5. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Deaths, Volume II, page 494.

Jerusha Hooper1

b. 9 October 1742, d. 1829
Father*Thomas Hooper1 b. 20 Jul 1699, d. 6 Feb 1759
Mother*Sarah Packard1 b. 1705, d. 3 Feb 1780
Baptism*9 October 1742Jerusha Hooper was baptized on 9 October 1742.1
Marriage*18 November 1778She married first, as his third wife, Robert Latham, son of Chilton Latham and Susanna Kingman, on 18 November 1778 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).1,2,3
(Wife) Death9 December 1788Jerusha became a widow when Robert Latham died on 9 December 1788.3,4
Marriage*14 April 1791She married, second, twice widowed Jacob Mitchell, son of Seth Mitchell and Ann Latham, on 14 April 1791 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.5,6,1,7
No Issue*Jerusha had no children by either husband.6
Death*1829She died in 1829 at the stated age of 85.5

Family 1

Robert Latham b. 16 Aug 1711, d. 9 Dec 1788

Family 2

Jacob Mitchell b. 1740, d. 1827

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Third Generation, pages 10-19. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume II, Marriages, page 186. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Latham, pages 230-233. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Deaths, page 511, his surname spelled "Lathum."
  5. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Mitchell, pages 251-258.
  6. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Hooper, pages 195-197.
  7. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Marriages, page 259.

John Hooper1

b. 1739, d. 15 April 1807
Father*Thomas Hooper2 b. 20 Jul 1699, d. 6 Feb 1759
Mother*Sarah Packard2 b. 1705, d. 3 Feb 1780
Birth*1739John Hooper was born in 1739 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),1
Baptism11 November 1739 and baptized on 11 November 1739.1
French & Indian War*1758He enlisted and served in the French and Indian War, and was on an expedition to Canada in 1758.3
French & Indian War2 April 1759John Hooper and his uncle Nathaniel Hooper both re-enlisted on 2 April 1759, as did our ancestor John Bolton and his uncle Nathaniel Bolton a few days later. They were all on the payroll of Captain Lemuel Dunbar's company at Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia Province, as having served from 31 Mar to 1 Nov 1759.3
French & Indian War11 January 1761He also served from 1 Jan 1760 to 11 January 1761.1
Biographical Info* After the war he became quite wealthy and was called "Money John Hooper."1
Marriage*25 September 1766He married Sarah Pool on 25 September 1766 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).4,1
Residence*They lived in Bridgewater in the last house on Plymouth Road to Halifax.1
Research Notes*An individual named John Hooper erected the memorial gravestone in the Old Graveyard, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, for Mary Bolton who died in Bridgewater in 1786. We don't yet know Mary's maiden name, and thought that by identifying the correct John Hooper and learning more about him and his family, we might discover why he erected her gravestone which could lead us to more information about Mary and her life before she married Elisha Bolton. After researching several generations of Hoopers, we have selected John Hooper of Bridgewater as the most logical choice for our "gravestone candidate". He served in the French and Indian War in the same company as Mary and Elisha Bolton's son, John Bolton, and after the war he became quite wealthy and was known as "Money John Hooper". More research needs to be done, of course, because neither of these two pieces of information tells us why he erected the gravestone for Mary.5,1,6
No Issue*John and Sarah Hooper had no children.7,1,3
Will*2 June 1803John Hooper wrote a will dated 2 June 1803 in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. To his beloved wife Sarah, he bequeathed the use and improvement of all the land and buildings he had already conveyed by deed to Ebenezer Hathaway. He also gave her the use of a seat in his pew in the meeting house during her natural life, and a list of articles, to be at her own disposal, out of his personal estate. Included was all of his moveable household furniture located within the door, a tool called "his hone & chain", two cows, five sheep and the swine that shall be on the place at the time of his decease, and so much of the provisions on hand as shall be sufficient in her opinion to carry her through the year or to another crop.

Ebenezer Hathaway, the husband of John's niece Chloe (Hooper) Hathaway, and identified as "of Bridgewater" and a bricklayer, was named as a primary beneficiary. He was bequeathed the use and improvement of all John's real estate which he had not previously conveyed to him during the natural life of John's sister Jerusha Mitchell, the wife of Jacob Mitchell. Additionally, John bequeathed to his grandnephew John Hooper Hathaway, the son of Ebenezer Hathaway and John's niece Chloe (Hooper) Hathaway, his heirs and assigns forever, after the death of John's sister Jerusha, the aforesaid real estate, with the exception of the seat in the pew in the meeting house he gave to his wife during her lifetime. And, finally, John bequeathed all his wearing apparel to Ebenezer.

John Hooper Tuft, who was described as a kinsman of Glocester, Rhode Island, was bequeathed John's silver watch, silver spun shoe buckles, knee buckles, stock buckles and sleeve buttons, all of which were silver.

Lastly, Benjamin Cushing, identified as "of Halifax", was named as the sole Executor. The will directed the Executor to sell all the remainder of John's personal estate not otherwise bequeathed and, after paying all just debts, funeral and other charges, to divide the remainder equally between John Hooper Palmer, the son of Ezekiel Palmer of Woodstock, Vermont, nephew Asa Leach, of Scituate, Rhode Island, and Michael Kennedy, his nephew living in some part of the state of Vermont.

Ephraim Tilson Jr., James Crocker Jr. and Obadiah Lyon signed as witnesses to the will.8
Death*15 April 1807He died on 15 April 1807 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts,9
Burial and was buried in Section A, grave number109 in the Old Graveyard, East Bridgewater. His stone read "Mementi Mortis. Mr. John Hooper, died April 15, 1807, in his 68th year. Death by the ruins of the fall, Doth reign and triumph over all; Yet by the gospel life is given. And dying souls made heirs of heaven.7,10"
Probate*4 May 1807John's will was proved on 4 May 1807 in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. It was presented for probate by Ebenezer Hathaway of Bridgewater, a yeoman, in the presence of two of the original 1803 witnesses, Ephraim Tilson Jr. and Obadiah Lyon. Because Benjamin Cushing had moved from the area, Ebenezer Hathaway was appointed Administrator and gave bond as required by law. Ebenezer was then instructed to return an inventory of the estate to the Judge of Probate and also to advertise for all persons owing debts or having claims against the estate. On the same day the judge appointed a committee consisting of Benjamin Pope, Nathan Hudson and Asa Thomson to appraise, under oath, all of the estate.8,1
Inventory20 May 1807On 7 May 1807 appraisers Asa Thomson, Nathan Hudson and Benjamin Pope completed the inventory on the estate of John Hooper late of Bridgewater. Two days later, on 9 May, the three appraisers appeared before the Judge of Probate and made solemn oath that the inventory was "a true and just appraisement" of the deceased's estate according to their best skill and judgment. Then on 20 May 1807, Administrator Ebenezer Hathaway appeared before the judge with a copy of the ordered advertisement and made oath that the inventory contained the whole of John Hooper's estate as far as he knew, and if he learned of more would account for it before the judge. The inventory's total value was shown as $3384.81 and consisted of real estate $719, a pew in the meeting house $200, securities for cash $1810, quick stock $310.75, farming utensils $53.06, household furniture $200, wearing apparel $60, one watch $20 and other silver $12.8

Family

Sarah Pool b. c 1737, d. 14 Oct 1828

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Fourth Generation, pages 19-32. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  2. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, Hooper Genealogy, Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Third Generation, pages 10-19.
  3. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hooper, pages 195-197. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume II, Marriages, page 186. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  5. [S747] Williams Latham, Epitaphs in Old Bridgewater, Massachusetts: Illustrated with Plans and Views, downloaded from Google Books, (Bridgewater, Massachusetts: Henry T. Pratt, Printer, 1882), page 93. Hereinafter cited as Epitaphs in Old Bridgewater.
  6. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index cards, 1603-1779. Microfilm of cards at Massachusetts State Archives, Boston, Massachusetts: FHL Film# 2428118, Muster Roll index card# 14381 for John Bolton referencing Volume 97, page 289 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779.
  7. [S747] Williams Latham, Epitaphs in Old Bridgewater, page 202.
  8. [S624] Probate records, 1686-1903; with index and docket, 1685-1967, Massachusetts Probate Court (Plymouth County), microfilm of originals at Plymouth, Massachusetts on 157 microfilm reels filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, 1968. Includes Index. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, FHL Film# 550902, 1807, John Hooper will and probate# 10647, Volume 42, pages 83-85 and Volume 39, pages 437-438. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, John Hooper, Memorial# 65404775
    . Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  10. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Hooper, Memorial# 65404775.

John Hooper1

b. 5 July 1670, d. 9 January 1708/9
Father*William Hooper1 b. c 1617, d. 5 Dec 1678
Mother*Ruth ______;

Although not confirmed in the source, it is suspected by this researcher that Ruth, William's second wife, was John's mother because Ruth Hooper signed the document for the relinquishment of her dower on 14 Dec 16641
Birth*5 July 1670John Hooper was born on 5 July 1670 in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,2
Relationship Note*According to Thomas Hooper, the compiler of Part I of the Hooper Genealogy, a family story developed within his branch of his family and came to be believed by some of the descendants of John Hooper of Bridgewater that their ancestor John Hooper was a native of England and came to America as a fugitive from justice, having taken part in the rebellion of the Duke of Monmouth. While researching the family story to determine its validity, Thomas Hooper and his father, also a Thomas Hooper, learned that there was, in fact, a John Hooper among the Monmouth prisoners at Wells, England on 20 Sep 1685 waiting, with other prisoners, for transportation to Barbados. They also learned that a John Hooper arrived at Boston from Barbados in the ship John and Dorothy on 30 Jun 1712.

That date, however, was seven years after their ancestor John Hooper had purchased land in Bridgewater. Adding to the evidence that John Hooper was the John Hooper first of Reading and then Bridgewater, was the fact that two of the daughters of William Hooper of Reading, Elizabeth Hooper and Ruth Hooper, also relocated to Bridgewater and settled there after their father's death and John Hooper's purchase of Bridgewater land. The two Thomas Hooper researchers concluded, as a result of the above evidence, as well as the intimacy of the families, that John Hooper of Bridgewater was the brother of William Hooper of Reading and also the son of William Hooper of Reading.2,3
Occupation*He was a carpenter.2
Residence*1692John was still residing at Reading in 1692 when his brother William died, and was one of the appraisers and also a bondsmen for his sister-in-law at the settlement of the estate.2
Land Transfer*23 March 1695He continued to live at Reading for several more years. On 23 March 1695, he sold 8 1/2 acres of land in Reading to Thomas Damon.2
Marriage*He married Sarah Harden, daughter of John Harden and Hannah ______.2
Land Transfer23 May 1705 On 23 May 1705, for 65 pounds, he purchased 65 acres of land in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, from Benjamin Orcutt. The property was bounded northerly and easterly by Benjamin Hayward's land, easterly in part also by John Hayward, southerly by the town river and westerly by Daniel Hudson's land.2
Residence*1708John and Sarah Hooper's land in Bridgewater was on the southerly slope of the Sprague Hill, southeast of the water works, near Hayward Street. John built a home there for his family, and it burned in 1708.2
Death*9 January 1708/9John received serious injuries during the fire to his home and died on 9 January 1708/9 at age 38.2
Estate*23 June 1709Sarah Hooper was appointed Administrator of her husband's estate on 23 June 1709.2
(Deceased) Estate19 May 1719John Hooper, son of the deceased John Hooper and his widow Sarah (Harden) Hooper Woods, was appointed Administrator of his father's estate on 19 May 1719, after coming of age. As Administrator, John made an agreement with Francis Woods and his mother, who was by then the wife of Francis Woods, in order that she might receive her third part of the deceased John Hooper's estate. Francis Woods and Elisabeth Bridgham were surety on John's bond.2
(Deceased) GuardianshipAfter John's death, Francis Woods, his widow Sarah (Harden) Hooper Woods's second husband, was appointed guardian for John and Sarah's young children, Nathaniel Hooper, Sarah Hooper and James Hooper.2

Family 1

Child1.John Hooper2 b. b 1692

Family 2

Sarah Harden b. 3 Dec 1679, d. 19 May 1749
Children1.John Hooper+2 b. 6 Nov 1697, d. 19 Aug 1741
2.Thomas Hooper+2 b. 20 Jul 1699, d. 6 Feb 1759
3.William Hooper+2 b. 26 Dec 1701, d. 1 Jul 1755
4.Nathaniel Hooper+2 b. 16 Nov 1703, d. 27 Oct 1774
5.Sarah Hooper+2 b. 9 Oct 1705, d. 10 Aug 1750
6.James Hooper+2 b. 4 May 1708, d. 30 Jun 1784

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, pages 1-6. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  2. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, Hooper Genealogy, Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Second Generation, pages 6-10.
  3. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hooper, pages 195-197 with the speculation that Ruth and Elizabeth Hooper "might" have been the daughters of John Hooper of Bridgewater. Later research would prove that they were actually his nieces. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.

John Hooper1

b. 27 December 1708, d. before 8 January 1762
Father*Thomas Hooper1 b. 2 Apr 1668
Mother*Elizabeth Richards1
Birth*27 December 1708John Hooper was born on 27 December 1708 in Medfield, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Marriage*19 December 1732He married Mary Hartshorn on 19 December 1732 in Walpole, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2
Death*before 8 January 1762He died before 8 January 1762 when Jonathan Billings was appointed Administrator of his estate.2

Family

Mary Hartshorn
Children1.Elizabeth Hooper2 b. 5 Aug 1733, d. 13 Nov 1733
2.Mary Hooper2 b. 2 May 1735, d. b 12 Aug 1749
3.John Hooper2 b. 30 May 1736, d. 5 Nov 1756
4.Elizabeth Hooper2 b. 19 Feb 1741
5.Chloe Hooper2 b. 12 Oct 1742
6.Asa Hooper2 b. 12 Mar 1745
7.David Hooper2 b. 7 Apr 1747
8.Mary Hooper2 b. 12 Aug 1749
9.Ezekiel Hooper2 b. 15 Dec 1752

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Second Generation, pages 6-10. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  2. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, Hooper Genealogy, Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Third Generation, pages 10-19.

John Hooper1

b. before 1692
Father-Possible*John Hooper1 b. 5 Jul 1670, d. 9 Jan 1708/9
Birth*before 1692John Hooper was born before 1692 in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). The source noted that all of the information regarding the existence of this child was inferred because his father was recorded as "John Hooper Sen." when he appraised the estate of his brother William in Reading in 1692.1
Death*He would have died quite young, since a second son John was born in 1697.1

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Second Generation, pages 6-10. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.

John Hooper1

b. 6 November 1697, d. 19 August 1741
Father*John Hooper1 b. 5 Jul 1670, d. 9 Jan 1708/9
Mother*Sarah Harden1 b. 3 Dec 1679, d. 19 May 1749
Birth*6 November 1697John Hooper was born on 6 November 1697 in Braintree, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Estate*19 May 1719John Hooper, son of the deceased John Hooper and his widow Sarah (Harden) Hooper Woods, was appointed Administrator of his father's estate on 19 May 1719, after coming of age. As Administrator, John made an agreement with Francis Woods and his mother, who was by then the wife of Francis Woods, in order that she might receive her third part of the deceased John Hooper's estate. Francis Woods and Elisabeth Bridgham were surety on John's bond.1
Marriage*23 April 1722He married Elizabeth Packard, daughter of John Packard and Judith Winslow, on 23 April 1722.2
Death*19 August 1741He died on 19 August 1741 in Bridgewater at age 432,3
Burial* and was buried in Section B, grave number 121 of the Old Graveyard, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).4

Family

Elizabeth Packard b. 1702, d. 10 Jul 1744
Children1.Elisabeth Hooper2 b. 11 Apr 1723, d. 20 Feb 1724/25
2.John Hooper+2 b. 1 Dec 1725, d. 7 May 1750
3.Winslow Hooper2 b. 19 May 1729
4.Hezekiah Hooper+2 b. 30 Jun 1732, d. 22 Feb 1813
5.Joseph Hooper2 b. 15 Mar 1735, d. 1766
6.Rebecca Hooper+2 b. 27 Mar 1738, d. 15 Jan 1820
7.Benjamin Hooper2 b. Aug 1741, d. b 3 Jun 1745

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Second Generation, pages 6-10. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  2. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, Hooper Genealogy, Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Third Generation, pages 10-19.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume II, Deaths, page 494, with conflicting dates. His gravestone in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater recorded his death as 19 Aug 1741, a private record that supposedly didn't begin until 1766 was noted to have recorded that John "Hoper" died on 10 Aug 1741 and a gravestone at Mount Prospect Cemetery recorded 20 sep 1741. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, John Hooper, Memorial# 22158694

    . Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.