Hon. John HOOKER

Male 1665 - 1746  (81 years)


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  • Name John HOOKER  [1, 2, 3
    • Hon. John Hooker, was one of the most noted men of his day. For many years he was the leading man of the town. He was he magistrate who did most of the business of the town and he was Judge of the Supreme Court of the Colony from 1724 to 1732. He was a member of he Lower House of the Assembly from 1699 to 1723. He then went into the Upper House. He served twenty-one sessions of which he was Clerk two sessions, and Speaker, six. He was chosen assistant in 1723, and rechosen annually for eleven years. He was on important committees and was Frequently sent to settle difficulties in towns, churches, etc.; he was charged with important public trusts, etc., and the papers in file in the office of the Secretary of State, attest the carefulness, as well as the confidence, reposed in him.

      When he married, his father purchased and gave him a site on the west side of the main street, some distance north of the Meeting House at Farmington, and here he built his house under the branches of a beautiful elm tree, where it soon became a center of generous hospitality, and a familiar gathering place for the sages of the own, who in the pleasant summer evenings seated under he leafy canopy of the Hooker Elm, discussed the passing events, while their long pipes gave forth clouds of fragrant incense, which curling upwards, dispensed itself among the leaves of the beautiful tree. [1]
    Prefix Hon. 
    Born 20 Feb 1664/5  Farmington, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Feb 1745/6  Farmington, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I83084  Main Tree
    Last Modified 10 Aug 2020 

    Father Rev Samuel HOOKER,   b. 14 Nov 1633, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1697, Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
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    Mother Mary WILLETT,   b. 10 Nov 1637, Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1712, Norwalk, Fairfield Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 22 Sep 1658  [1
    Family ID F36433  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Abigail STANDLEY,   b. 25 Jul 1669, Farmington, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1742/3, Farmington, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 24 Nov 1687  [1, 2
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F33951  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Feb 1664/5 - Farmington, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Feb 1745/6 - Farmington, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S9212] The Descendants of Rev. Thomas Hooker, Hartford, Conn., 1586-1908, Edward W. Hooker.

    2. [S3597] "Genealogical Notes on the Founding of New England" My Ancestors Part in that Undertaking, Ernest Flagg.

    3. [S11481] The Stanley Families of American as Descended from John, Timothy, and Thomas Stanley of Rartford, Ct. 1636, Israel P. Warren, D.D.