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Abt 1740 - 1813 (~ 73 years)
Has no ancestors but 16 descendants in this family tree.
||Absolom Hooper |
|Relationship||with Francis Fox|
||Davidson County, TN
||9 Oct 2001 |
- Absolom Hooper was born c1740 and is shown as serving in the South
Carolina First Regiment. At the time of the Revolution he would be
about thirty-six years of age. He inlisted in the Sixth Regiment on
February 9, 1778. Roster of South Carolina Patriots in American
Revolutionary War states he also served in the First Regiment and was
a servant to Lieutenant John P. Ward prior to his desertion in
John P. Ward served as Lieutenant in the First Regiment from October
27, 1779 and was taken prisoner at Charleston, After being exchanged
during October 1780, the next month he reports Absolom as a deserter.
Ward then served until the end of the war.
Absolom is shown on Davidson county records as being in Tennessee
prior to 1785. Another mystery in his military record is a deed which
states " By act for the relief of the Officers and Soldiers of the
Continental Line, in consideration of the services of Col. Martin
Armstrong, surveyor, granted unto Absolom Hooper, assignee of said
Martin Armstrong served 263 days as a Lieutenant before and after the
fall of Charleston. In addition he served 64 days as Private in the
same regiment as Absolom Hooper! One wonders why he would assign, even
for cash, to a deserter from his ranks. He is one of the few
Revolutionary War soilders that has not been used by DAR members as an
Whatever the reason , Absolom Hooker was a owner of a plantation near
Nashville and became a prosperous farmer and businessman. He is listed
as serving on the Davidson County Court and in numerous real estate
transactions. He died sometime in 1813 leaving a will dated August 15,
1811 which lists his children including his son Joseph.