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William Thomas Hooper
  1. William Thomas Hooper1742 - 1790
  1. Absalom Hooper1764 - 1845
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Name William Thomas Hooper
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 17 Jun 1742 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Education? 1760 Massachusettsgraduated from Harvard University
Marriage to Elizabeth Clemmons
Death[1][2] 14 Oct 1790 Old Tryon County, North Carolina
Burial[2][3] 1790 Hillsborough Old Town Cemetery, Hillsborough, Orange, North Carolina, United States
Alt Burial[2][3] 1894 Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, Greensboro, Guilford, North Carolina, United Statesdisinterred and reburied
Reference Number? Q1345669?

Moved to NC 1764 and set up law practice in Wilmington. Elected to legislature 1773 - signed Declaration of Independence Had 10 sons (one was Absalom,another, Daniel Boone Hooper) Had 2 daughters

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William Hooper (June 28, 1742 – October 14, 1790) was an American lawyer, politician, and a member of the Continental Congress representing North Carolina from 1774 through 1777. Hooper was also a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, along with fellow North Carolinians Joseph Hewes and John Penn.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 William Hooper, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 William Hooper, in Find A Grave.
  3. 3.0 3.1 William Hooper, in Find A Grave.

    "Reinterred here in 1894, many historians believe that much of his remains are still in his original grave."

Signers of U.S. Declaration of Independence
John AdamsSamuel AdamsJosiah BartlettCarter BraxtonCharles CarrollSamuel ChaseAbraham ClarkGeorge ClymerWilliam ElleryWilliam FloydBen FranklinElbridge GerryButton GwinnettLyman HallJohn HancockBenjamin HarrisonJohn HartJoseph HewesThomas HeywardWilliam HooperStephen HopkinsFrancis HopkinsonSamuel HuntingtonThomas JeffersonFrancis Lightfoot LeeRichard Henry LeeFrancis LewisPhilip LivingstonThomas LynchThomas McKeanArthur MiddletonLewis MorrisRobert MorrisJohn MortonThomas Nelson, Jr.William PacaRobert Treat PaineJohn PennGeorge ReadCaesar RodneyGeorge RossBenjamin RushEdward RutledgeRoger ShermanJames SmithRichard StocktonThomas StoneGeorge TaylorMatthew ThorntonGeorge WaltonWilliam WhippleWilliam WilliamsJames WilsonJohn WitherspoonOliver WolcottGeorge Wythe