Descendants of McAllister Agnew Hooker

Contributed by Patrick J. Anderson.

Generation No. 1


1.  McAllister Agnew3 Hooker  (Robert2, ?1) was born January 13, 1838 in Henderson County, Kentucky, and died March 29, 1913 in East St. Louis, Illinois.  He married Elizabeth Jane Cottingham January 13, 1858 in McLeansboro, Illinois, daughter of Ephriam Cottingham and Mary Ashby.  She was born October 23, 1839 in Henderson County, Kentucky, and died January 09, 1922 in Hamilton County, Illinois.

Notes for McAllister Agnew Hooker:
McAllister Hooker was the Child of Robert Hooker and Levicey Harmon.  It was a second marriage for both of his parents each of whom had been previously married to Ashby family members.  Therefore McAllister had brothers and sisters and half brothers and sisters from both parents and was thereby related to many of the Ashby families of the area now Webster County
KY.  However his Hooker half-brothers died young and I know of little contact between he and his Hooker half sisters.  He may have spent sometime in the household of his Ashby Half brothers after the death of his father and mother. He apparently came to Hamilton County, IL with the family of Ephraim Cottingham and wife Mary Elder Ashby whose daughter Elizabeth he married. A booklet containing transcriptions of McAllister Hooker's letters home to his wife during the civil war is available from Patrick Anderson.
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Hopkins County, Kentucky
03/24/1859 Deed Book
This indenture made and entered into this   day of January 1859 Between W. Absalom Ashby, McAllister Hooker and Elizabeth Hooker his wife Westem Sellers and Juli Ann Sellers his wife formerly Julia Ann Hooker John R. Rask and Sally Rask his wife formerly Sally Hooker and Presley S. Hooker of the County of Hopkins and State of Kentucky of the first part and Samuel Ashby and Thomas H. Ashby of the county and State aforesaid of the second part   Witnesseth that the said parties of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of one dollar to them in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have given granted released ratified approved and confirmed and by these presents do give grant release ratify approve and confirm unto the said Samuel Ashby and Thomas H. Ashby all the estate and interest which the parties of the first part inherited from their brother Allison Ashby now deceased and from their mother Mrs. Hooker now deceased in a one hundred and twenty acre headright survey of land in the waters of Green River in said County which was granted to the said Thomas H. Allison Samuel and Absalom Ashby by patent dated 21st day of February 1840 and which is described in a
deed from Orlean Bishop commissioner to Thomas H Ashby dated 28 July 1849 and recorded in the clerks office of the county court of said county which survey of land is bounded as followeth towit Beginning at a hickory and gum corner of a military survey running with the military line N 80  West 160 poles to two maples and ash thence N 10  East 14 poles to a stake in Henry Ashby's line thence with said line S 55  W 115 poles to 3 Elms in Peter Ashby's line
thence South 55  East with his line 160 poles to two ashes and an elm in a military line thence North 45  East with said line 170 poles to he beginning To have and to hold the interest which the parties of the first acquired by inheritance from their deceased brother Allison Ashby and their deceased mother Mrs. Hooker unto the said Samuel and Thomas H. Ashby their heirs and
assigns forever and to their only proper use benefit and behoof  In testimony whereof the said parties of the first part have hereunto subscribed their names and affixed their seals the day and year first above written.

McAllister Hooker (seal)
Elizabeth J. Hooker (seal)
Westem (his mark) Sellers (seal)
Julia A. Sellers (seal)
W. A. Ashby (seal)
Sarah J. Rask (seal)
Presley L. Hooker (seal)
John R. Rask       
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Hamilton County, Illinois probate papers

See Hamilton Co., IL Wills
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McAllister is buried in Oddfellows Cem., McLeansboro, Illinois east of town on Route 14. He is located about 3/4 of the way back along the western most edge of the cemetery at the lane side.

More About Elizabeth Jane Cottingham:
Burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Hamilton County, Illinois
Obituary: January 26, 1922, "Times", Hamilton County, Illinois

Children of McAllister Hooker and Elizabeth Cottingham are:
2 i. George Lee4 Hooker, born December 16, 1858 in Henderson County, Kentucky; died June 23, 1888 in Hamilton County, Illinois.  He married Hester Mangis March 07, 1883 in Hamilton County, Illinois; born December 29, 1858 in Hamilton County, Illinois; died May 27, 1941 in Hamilton County, Illinois.

More About George Lee Hooker:
Burial: Union Hall Cemetery, Hamilton County, Illinois
Obituary: June 28, 1888, "Times", Hamilton County, Illinois

Notes for Hester Mangis:
Obituary 05 Jun 1941 Times Leader, McLeansboro, IL

3 ii. Charlie Hooker, born Abt. 1860.

4 iii. Sarah Alice Hooker, born June 19, 1862 in Hamilton County, Illinois; died August 31, 1934 in Hamilton County, Illinois.  She married Joseph William Leslie November 17, 1880 in Hamilton County, Illinois; born February 27, 1857; died March 02, 1934 in Hamilton County, Illinois.

More About Sarah Alice Hooker:
Burial: I.O.O.F., McLeansboro, Hamilton County, Illinois
Obituary: September 06, 1934, "Times-Leader", Hamilton County, Illinois

More About Joseph William Leslie:
Burial: I.O.O.F., McLeansboro, Hamilton County, Illinois

5 iv. Ella Hooker, born Abt. 1864.

6 v. Eudorah E. Hooker, born August 01, 1866 in Hamilton County,
Illinois; died Aft. 1921 in Lincoln, Logan County, Illinois.

Notes for Eudorah E. Hooker:
The family story is that Eudorah was burned about the head in a fireplace fire while a child. However she appears quite normal in almost all of the family photographs.  Later in life at the time of her father's death she is identified in his probate papers as an incompetent with a conservator.

Burial: I.O.O.F., McLeansboro, Hamilton County, Illinois

7 vi. Oscar Sumner Hooker, born November 22, 1868 in Hamilton County, Illinois; died December 24, 1946.  He married Alta Garrison April 11, 1889 in Hamilton County, Illinois; born April 1870 in Hamilton County, Illinois; died December 21, 1942 in Hamilton County, Illinois.

More About Oscar Sumner Hooker:
Burial: I.O.O.F., McLeansboro, Hamilton County, Illinois
Obituary: January 02, 1947, "Times-Leader", Hamilton County, Illinois

More About Alta Garrison:
Burial: I.O.O.F., McLeansboro, Hamilton County, Illinois
Obituary: December 24, 1942, "Times-Leader", Hamilton County, Illinois

8 vii. Robert B. Hooker, born June 21, 1871 in Hamilton County, Illinois; died January 05, 1937.  He married Carrie Butler September 09, 1894 in Hamilton County, Illinois; born 1875 in Saline County, Illinois.

9 viii. Nellie M. Hooker, born February 01, 1875; died 1941 in McLeansboro, Hamilton County, Illinois.  She married (1) Walter M. Anderson1 August 26, 1894 in Hamilton County, Illinois; born July 21, 1871 in Hamilton County, Illinois; died March 26, 1898 in Hamilton County, Illinois.  She married (2) Charles L. Border October 24, 1906 in Hamilton County, Illinois; born 1871.  She married (3) Oscar Price Harper Aft. 1908; born August 08, 1877; died June 14, 1951 in McLeansboro, Hamilton County, Illinois.

Notes for Nellie M. Hooker:
Nellie Hooker raised her granddaughter Marjorie after the death of her daughter Ruby and her husband

Burial: I.O.O.F., McLeansboro, Hamilton County, Illinois

Notes for Walter M. Anderson:
Preacher & Teacher taught at Harrisburg, Illinois
Minister of Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Bradford, Ohio.  Walter was a teacher in the Anderson school.  See 1891 photograph of Anderson school. His death was caused by laryngitis.  He died at the home of John T. Anderson.

Burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Hamilton County, Illinois Obituary: April 21, 1898, "Times", Hamilton County, Illinois

10 ix. William Hooker, born February 01, 1875 in Hamilton County, Illinois; died October 25, 1888 in Hamilton County, Illinois.

More About William Hooker:
Burial: Union Hall Cemetery, Hamilton County, Illinois

11 x. Amy Gertrude Hooker, born October 07, 1879 in Hamilton County, Illinois; died April 01, 1957 in Dixon, Illinois.  She married Chester Clayborn Anderson2 November 25, 1899 in Hamilton County, Illinois; born August 07, 1875 in Hamilton County, Illinois; died August 13, 1955 in Anna, Illinois.

Notes for Amy Gertrude Hooker:
Sandra Bishop says that grandmother Amy made exceptional white yeast bread and molasses cookies.

Burial: I.O.O.F., McLeansboro, Hamilton County, Illinois
Obituary: April 04, 1957, "Times-Leader", Hamilton County, Illinois

Notes for Chester Clayborn Anderson:
Chester lived just west of McLeansboro, Illinois.  The lands of his father were taken by the county to locate the McLeansboro City reservoir.   Chester operated a farm on the remaining lands. Chester is buried in the Oddfellows Cemetery in McLeansboro, Illinois.   His tombstome is located on the western most edge of the cemetery about 3/4 of the way back long the boundary road where he and Amy Hooker and their child Marian and Everett are buried adjacent the family of McAllister Hooker.

Obituary: August 18, 1955, "Times-Leader", Hamilton County, Illinois

Endnotes

1.  Wallace Julian Anderson, Letter from Wallace Julian Anderson,   (Louisville, Kentucky; 17 April 1993).
2.  Edmund Anderson, etal, Bible of Edmund Anderson,  (Given to the McLeansboro, Illinois Historical Museum).


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