Absolom Hooper

Absolom Hooper

Male Abt 1740 - 1813  (~ 73 years)    Has no ancestors but 16 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Absolom Hooper 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born Abt 1740 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1813  Davidson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I314794  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 9 Oct 2001 

    Children 
    +1. Joseph Hooper,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 9 Oct 2001 
    Family ID F125860  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 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
      November 1780.
      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
      Armstrong...".
      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
      ancestor.
      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.


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