Name: Michael Hoover Sr
Place: Pendleton co (W)VA
Michael Hoover's Pension Records
He moved south of where he was born and bought property which was still in
Pendleton at the time. He lived there until he died. His will was probated
July 7, 1842. That portion of Pendleton was later split off and became part
of Highland County, Va. (Michael Hoover Sr's will named children John,
Sebastian, George, Mary, Michael, Thomas and Rachel. A daughter Catharine
most likely predeceased Michael Sr.)
The first couple of generations of desendants from Michael's son, Michael
Jr, are fairly well known. Ruth is unlikely to be among
Michael Hoover was born, lived and died in Pendleton Co., Virginia. Even
though he was a Quaker, he served a few months in the Revolutionary War. He
applied for his Rev. War pension at the age of 79 yrs. It was granted on
Jan. 11, 1833. Quakers were moving west at that time and they seemed to
move and settle together. Michael and first wife Mary must have spent some
time in Ohio, as his wife, Mary, died there of childbirth according to
Quaker records. They were the parents of at least eight children. Michael
married again to Susanna Crummit on Nov 13, 1830 when he was 77 years old.
She had children of her own so the Hoover house was full.
Pendleton county did not exist at the time Michael was born. This, from
Pendleton County was created by the Virginia General Assembly in 1788 from
parts of Augusta, Hardy, and Rockingham Counties and was named for Edmund
Pendleton, a distinguished Virginia statesman and jurist.
$20.00 ANNUAL ALLOWANCE
$60.00 AMOUNT RECEIVED
JANUARY 11, 1833 PENSION STARTED
||Married John Blagg.
||Married John Hiner.
||War of 1812. May be the Sebastian on 1820 census,
Champaign OH with wife and young son. He marred secondly Elizabeth
McCray, 8 Mar 1824, Pendelton co (W)VA. His will 19 Sep 1839 and is
recorded in McDonough Co., IL. It names his wife Elizabeth, sons Geird
T, James N, John H, Rice R [Brice], and Robert Y; and daughters Sarah,
Mary, and Margaret. Sebastian was buried in the Vawter cemetery, McDonough Co IL. His
widow and family are living in McDonough County IL and appear on the
1840 and 1850 (1850 census, page 300). Elizabeth is said to have died
|George Washington Hoover
||Married Catherine Simmons. They had son Isaac
Hoover (1829-1925) m Elizabeth Sutton. He and his brother John married on
the same day.
||He m1 Sarah Jones 1813, perhaps m2 Sarah Harholt
1817 (both Pendleton co (W)VA.1 Prob on 1820 Champaign OH census with
one son and two daughters (all under 10).
||Married 1819 John Hoover (1798-), s/o Thomas and
|Michael Nicholas Hoover, Jr.
||Married Mary Bodkin, 1821 Pendleton co VA. Died
Mercer co IL. Find A Grave Memorial# 23080126.
||Married Frances Rexroad. Children: William, Michael,
Daniel, Washington, Charles, Henry, Jacob, Jane, Noah, and Mary. Died
Note that Michaels sons George and John had a double wedding in 1813:
George Hoover and Susannah Simmons, 21 Mar 1813 by Rob't W. Bolton
John Hoover and Sarah Jones, 21 Mar 1813 by Rob't W. Bolton
The following is from a genforum post by Pat Ade Hansen.
Re: HOOVER, HINER in VA, IN early/mid 1800s
Posted by: Pat Ade Hansen (ID *****8087)
Date: July 26, 2007 at 07:51:01
In Reply to: HOOVER, HINER in VA, IN early/mid 1800s by Brent
Rachel's father was Michael Hoover b abt. 1753. He was a Revolutionary War
Patriot. His pension papers say he was born on the South Fork of the Potomac
River in Pendleton Co. VA just 12 miles from where he enlisted and still
lived at the age of 80. Rachel is listed in his Will (7, July 1842). Her
mother's name may have been Mary. His Will lists Rachel's stepmother who was
Susannah Crumitt (m 13 Nov. 1830). His other children were Mary, Sebastian,
Michael, John, George, and Thomas. He lists a grandson by Mary in his Will
by the name of Michael. Michael Hoover's parents may have been Sebastian
Hoover and Catharina Muller. There is an indenture made 26 Mar 1813 in
Pendleton Co. VA which leads many to believe that. There are lots of land
records on the Hoovers in that area of VA. I'm turning proofs into the DAR
on this Patriot through Rachel Hoover Hiner. Michael hadn't been recognized
yet. I hope they go through.
From Abstract of Wills in McDonough County, Illinois, 1834-1857,
WIT: Samuel Calvin, William Holton, Jr
EXEC: Wife, Elizabeth and John McCullar of Macopin County
HEIRS: Wife, Elizabeth; Sons, Geird T, James N, John H, Rice R, Robert Y.
Daughters, Sarah, Mary and Margaret
From History of Ritchie County, West Virginia, pages 307-308
Thomas Hoover was an early settler on Dog run, a small tributary of Indian
creek. He came here from Pendleton county near 1844, and established his
home on the head of the stream, where Peter Jones now lives, he having
purchased this tract of woodland of Henry Rexroad. He later purchased
adjoining tracts, until his territory numbered four hundred forty-five
acres. He sold the original tract to Peter Simmons, early in the fifties,
and the other tracts, to later settlers from Pendleton county.
He gave the grounds for the Spruce Grove M. E. church, deeding it to the
trustees and their successors (William and Conrad Mullenax and William and
Isaac Cokeley being the original trustees).
He afterwards patented two tracts of land on the waters of Devil Hole,
Indian and Elm runs (696 acres in all), which is now owned by John Simmon's
heirs, and the Layfields. He went from this county to Wood, and later to
Missouri, where he died.
He married Miss Frances Rexroad, sister of Zachariah Rexroad, and was the
father of ten children: William, Michael, Daniel, Washington, Charles,
Henry, Jacob, Jane, and Mary, who became Mrs. Samuel Sinnett, of Indian
creek; Michael, Noah, Washington, and Henry were Union soldiers of the Civil
war. Part of the family went West, and John, and Jefferson, of near
Cokeley's, are the only families of this name in the county, that are
descended from Thomas. They are the sons of William and Emily Cunningham
Hoover. Grant and Herbert Hoover, who are well-known among the young
teachers of the county, are the sons of Jefferson.
Michael Nicholas Hoover, Jr
Like Ruth Ruema Hoover, Michael lived and died in
Mercer County, Illinois. The following are his children from Mary
|John Hoover||1823-1908||He married Delilah Ann Robinson
|Mary Hoover||1824-1898||She m1 George L Wade m2 James S Garner
|James Hoover||1828-1879||He m1 Elizabeth A Johnson m2 Sarah Jane
|Margaret Ann Hoover||1829-1878||She married Daniel Perkins
|Williamson Hoover||1838-1901||He married Lucinda Elizabeth
Ditto. He's living with Mary Stanton and Ruth McMannus on
the 1850 census.
|Ancel B Hoover||1839-1918||He married Charlotte A. Houghtaling.
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