Facts and Events
George Hooke was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
- Page 443.--7th October, 1784. George Hooke's estate sold at vendue to, viz: Martha Kennedy, Wm. Hooke, Wm. Hooke, Jr., Thos. Blackley, Wm. Bean, Daniel Joseph, Daniel Fitzgeral, Robt. Heslip, John Jasper, George Hook Roe (?).
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 106.--268 acres patented to Barbara Smith 1st March, 1773. Teste: George Hooke, Arthur Connely, Thos. Bleakely.
- Page 397.--22d October, 1783. William Hook relinquishes to George Hook his right to administer on estate of James Hook. Teste: George Fraizer, Samuel Hill.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH 16, 1784. - (173) Admn. of estate of James Hook, deceased, granted George Hook, William Hook, the eldest brother having relinquished his right.
- Vol. 1 - SEPTEMBER 21, 1784. - (310) Admn. of estate of Mathew Kenny granted George Hook.
- From Genforum Message Board:
- George Hook was the third son born to Robert and Jean, and from many records in our collective family archives we believe him to have been born 1749 in Orange County Virginia. He tried his wings early and moved to Chester County Pennsylvania when about 18. There he met and married Susan Williams, a recent immigrant from Sussex England in the early spring 1769 ... Marriage record proves the marriage took place at Nantmeal Village, Chester County, Pennsylvania. The exact date cannot be determined because of very poor condition of extant Church Records.
- To the marriage of George and Susan twin boys were born ... they were born early summer of 1770 ... the boys were named ... George Jr. & James. Susan died shortly after childbirth leaving George in a terrible predicament, so he went home to Orange County ... Somehow the twins survived the trip, and we know nothing about how the trip was made.
- George Hook Sr. served in the Revolutionary War from Virginia, in the Virginia Continental Line, and dully credited with his service according to still available records. NOTE: We do not know who filed a claim for benefits; however, the claim was rejected on grounds of insufficient evidence. We know of no application for Bounty Lands by either George Jr. or James.
- George Hook Sr. died before 22 Oct 1783 (Note: s/b bef. 7 October 1784)at Augusta County Virginia - and the Probate Records are easily accessed to prove such. His brother William, and son William Hook Jr. were both buyers of part of the estate of George Hook, as were Martha Kennedy, Thomas Blackley, William Bean, Daniel Joseph, Daniel Heslip, John Jasper, and George Hook Jr., his son. His mother Jean (usually reads Jane in public records) was Administratrix of his estate.
- The Administratrix of George Hook Sr.'s estate was in fact his mother Jean Hook, who was also the Administratrix for the estate of her own son Robert Hook III. Because family members wanted to buy items of George's estate, they could not be Administrators under the laws in effect at that time. The last buyer listed was in fact George Hook Jr., not someone named Roe............