Judge James Hooker

Is your surname Hooker?

Research the Hooker family

Judge James Hooker's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Share

James Hooker

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Death: Died in Farmington, Hartford, CT, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Reverend Samuel Hooker and Mary Hooker
Husband of Mary Hooker
Father of Mary Hart; Hannah Smith; William Hooker; Sarah Bartlett and Mehitable Smith
Brother of Thomas Hooker, M.D.; Samuel Hooker; John Hooker; Roger Hooker; Nathaniel Willett Hooker and 6 others

Managed by: Randy Stebbing
Last Updated:
view all 20

Immediate Family

About Judge James Hooker

James Hooker 1666 - 1742

Biography

James Hooker was born on 27 OCT 1666 in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut to Rev Samuel Hooker (1633-1697) and Mary Willet (1637-1712).[1][2][3] He died on 12 MAR 1742 in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut.[4] On 1 Aug 1691 in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut he married Mary Leete (1671-1753).[5] Mary Leete was born on 11 Jan 1671 in Guilford, CT to William Leete and Mary Fenn.[3] She died 5 Oct 1752/3.[6][7] He was the first Judge of the Court of Probate for the District of Guilford, and a Magistrate.[8]

A deed records the relationship of the daughters of James Hooker and Mary Leete (and their respective husbands). On 27 Sep 1743 Widow Mary Hart of Guilford with her two sisters Hannah (wife of Thomas Smith Jr of the Highlands of province of Orange, NY) and Mehetable (wife of John Smith of Rye in Westchester County) conveyed land their their sister Sarah (wife of Capt John Bartlet) including all interests in lands of the estate of their father the late James Hooker Esq deceased.[9] From this was can deduce the following:

Children born in Guilford:

  1. Mary b 5 NOV 1693 ("Hooker, Mary da. mr James & Mary b. 5 Nov. 1693")[10] m Rev John Hart (Guilford VR p 36 Mary, Mrs., m. Rev. John Hart, b. of Guilford, Dec. 6, 1720, by Rev. Thomas Ruggles)[11]
  2. Hannah b. 26 Jan 16945 ("Ann da. mr James & Mary b. 26 Jan 16945")[10] m Thomas Smith Jr of the Highlands of province of Orange, NY(Guilford VR p 36 Hannah, of Guilford, m. Thomas Smith, of Smithbury, N.Y., Apr. 11, 1726, by Rev. Thomas Ruggles)[11]
  3. Sarah b. 26 Feb 1696 (sarah da. mr James & Mary b. 26 Feb 1696[10] m Capt John Bartlet (Guilford VR p 36 Sarah, m. John Bartlet[t], b. of Guilford, May 8, 1718, by Rev. Thomas Ruggles)[11]
  4. William b. 16 Oct 1702 ("William s. Mr James & Mary b. 16 Oct 1702")[10] never married, died young. (Guilford VR p 36 William, s. James, d. Mar. 20, 1723, in his 22nd y.)[11]
  5. Mehitable b. 10 May 1704 ("Mehitobell da. Mr James & Mary b. 10 May 1704") [10] m John Smith of Rye in Westchester County (Guilford VR p 36 Mehitable, Mrs., of [Guilford], m. [John Smith], of New York, [May 6, 1724])[11]

Sources

  • The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records, White, Lorraine Cook, ed. (Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD 1994-2002) Vol. 1-55.
  • Farmington Page: 81 : James, s. Samuell, b. Oct. 27, 1666 and James, [s. Rev. Samuel & Mary (d. Capt. Thomas Willett )], b. Oct. 27, 1666.
  • Guilford Page: 136: "James, d. Mar. 12, 1742, in the 77th y. of his age"
  • Hooker, Edward. The Descendants of Rev. Thomas Hooker, Hartford, Connecticut, 1586-1908 (Rochester, N.Y., 1909)Page 12, Page 22 #31
  • Leete, Edward. The Family of William Leete (Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor, New Haven, 1884) Page 9, 11, 17
  • Hale Collection of Connecticut Cemetery Records Hartford, Connecticut: Connecticut State Library. Alderbrook Cemetery 208-1 # 4 Vol 18.
  • Ancestor Lineages of Members Texas Society/National Society Colonial Dames Seventeenth Century, Page 106.

Footnotes

  • 1. ↑ Barbour Collection: Farmington Page: 81
  • 2. ↑ Hooker
  • 3. ↑ 3.0 3.1 James Savage, A genealogical dict. of the first settlers of New England, showing three generations of those who came before May, 1692. (Boston, MA: 1861) v.3:75 Vol. 2, Page 458-9, Vol.3, Page 75.
  • 4. ↑ Barbour Collection: Guilford Page: 136
  • 5. ↑ Torrey’s New England Marriages Prior to 1700. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015. 2:785 HOOKER, James (1666-1740?) & Mary LEETE; 1 Aug 1691; Guilford, CT/Farmington, CT {TAG 25:92; Hooker 22; Leete 17; Baldwin 51; Dwight 645; Hamlin (,2) 37; Cutter Anc. 2:21}
  • 6. ↑ Connecticut, Hale Collection of Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629-1934; Alderbrook Cemetery 208-1 # 4 Vol 18
  • 7. ↑ Guilford Vital Records [NEHGS], in Connecticut, United States. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records, 136. "Hooker, … Mary, Mrs., d. Oct. 5, 1752 [2:139]"
  • 8. ↑ Leete
  • 9. ↑ The American Genealogist. New Haven, CT: D. L. Jacobus, 1937-. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009 - .) Vol 25 p 92 (see also 6:273 and TAG 30:19) link
  • 10. ↑ 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 American Genealogist. New Haven, CT: D. L. Jacobus, 1937-. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009 - .) Guilford Vital Records Vol 16 p 184 link
  • 11. ↑ 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.) From original typescripts, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, 1928. p 36 link
view all

Judge James Hooker's Timeline

1666
October 27, 1666
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
1693
November 5, 1693
Age 27
Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
1695
January 26, 1695
Age 28
Hartford,Hartford Co,Connecticut?
February 26, 1695
Age 28
Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
1702
October 16, 1702
Age 35
Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
1704
May 10, 1704
Age 37
Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut
1743
March 12, 1743
Age 76
Farmington, Hartford, CT, USA