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1.1. Michael Hugh COOLEY 1.2. Lonnie Rae COOLEY
2ND GENERATION
2. Allison Claude COOLEY 3. Billie Dell HOGUE
3RD GENERATION
4. McCabe COOLEY 5. Marie Henrietta HENNEQUIN 6. Hugh Wallace HOGUE 7. Birdie Nina MCDOWELL
4TH GENERATION
8. Joseph William COOLEY 9. Araminta D JOHNSON 10. Louis Francois HENNEQUIN 11. Marguerite STEWARD 12. Robert Irwin HOGUE 13. Nancy Joanna FOSTER 14. William Ellis MCDOWELL 15. Euphemia Ruth ASHENHURST
5TH GENERATION
16. Greenbury COOLEY 17. Amelia Mohler PETTIT 18. Wesley Phillip JOHNSON 19. Susan Isabel FISK 20. Louis HENNEQUIN 21. Maria Theresa DRAVIGNEY 22. John Joseph STEWARD 23. Fanny LAURENT 24. John HOGUE 25. Ann R SIMPSON 26. John A FOSTER 27. Martha Jane STRUTHERS 28. William Erwin MCDOWELL 29. Maria HART 30. Oliver Taylor ASHENHURST 31. Sara Eva SOUTHERN
6TH GENERATION
32. David COOLEY 33. Laurinda AIKEN 34. Joseph PETTET 35. Elizabeth MOHLER 36. Elijah JOHNSON 37. Anna Jane FOSTER 38. Edward Curtis FISK 39. Arminta D WOOD 40. Xavier HANNEQUIN 41. Marie Magdeleine BELOT 42. Pierre Joseph DRAVIGNEY 43. Marie Thérèse GILBERT 44. Joseph STEWARD 46. Jean Baptiste LAURENT 47. Jeaninne Henriette VANDERMEULEN 48. James HOGUE 49. Margaret IRWIN 50. Isaac SIMPSON 51. Elizabeth RICHARDSON 52. Samuel FOSTER 53. Nancy ____ 54. James STRUTHERS 55. Elizabeth SAVILLE 56. John MCDOWELL 57. Anna CURRY 58. Joseph HART Sr 59. Susan PICKENS 60. Oliver ASHENHURST 61. Euphemia BISHOP 62. Charles William SOUTHERN 63. Ruth Ruema HOOVER
7TH GENERATION
64. John COOLEY 65. Sela WRIGHT 66. William AKINS 67. Rebecca MCCLINTICK 73. Ruth ____ ? 76. John R FISK 77. Mahala KEMP 78. John WOOD 79. Charity CORSON 85. Jeanne Claude DRAVIGNEY 86. Josph GILBERT 87. Agathe LANGARD 102. Matthew RICHARDSON 103. Ann STOCKTON 104. James Couples FOSTER 105. Jane MORROW 108. William STRUTHERS 109. Janet LINDSAY 110. Robert SAVILLE 111. Deborah ____ 112. John MCDOWELL 113. Jane ERWIN 116. Edward HART 117. Nancy Ann STOUT 118. John PICKENS 120. William ASHENHURST 121. Nancy ASHENHURST 122. Peter BISHOP 123. Eleanor ____ 124. John SOUTHERN 125. Elizabeth DUNCAN 126. John HOOVER? 127. unknown
8TH GENERATION
128. Edward COOLEY 129. Martha RAPER 130. William WRIGHT 131. Martha MORGAN 132. William EAKIN 133. Mary WALLACE 134. John MCCLINTICK 135. Mary Jane MCDOWELL 152. Richard FISK 154. William KEMP 155. Sukey DAMANT 158. Eli CORSON 159. Christianna THOMPSON 206. Richard Witham STOCKTON 207. Mary Ann HATFIELD 210. Samuel ? MORROW ? 218. James LINDSAY 219. Margaret WATSON 220. Samuel SAVILLE 221. Ann BOOTH 224. John MCDOWELL 225. Esther HARRISON 226. William ERWIN 227. Mary ERWIN 232. John HART Signer 233. Deborah SCUDDER 234. St Leger Codd STOUT 235. Susannah SIMPSON 248. William SOUTHERN 249. Magdelaine FORD 250. Charles DUNCAN 251. Margaret KIRK 252->255. unknown
9TH GENERATION
256. John COOLEY 257. poss Sarah MATTHEWS 258. Thomas RAPER 259. Martha HAM 260. Richard WRIGHT Sr103 261. Ann 262. James MORGAN 263. Mary DAVIS 316. Jacob CORSON Jr 317. Charity STILLWELL 318. Benajah TOMSON 319. Prudence ELDREDGE 412. Samuel STOCKTON 413. Rachel STOUT 414. Joseph HATFIELD 415. Phoebe CLARK 442. Robert BOOTH 443. Ann GASTON 452. John ERWIN 453. Jane WILLIAMS 454. Francis ERWIN 455. Jane CURRY 464. Capt Edward HART 465. Martha FURMAN 466. Richard Betts SCUDDER Jr 467. Hannah STILLWELL 468. James STOUT 469. Mary Ann CODD 496. John SOUTHERN ? 497. Margaret KIDD ? 500. Charles DUNCAN 502. John KIRK Sr 503. Margaret BROOKS 504->517. unknown
10TH GENERATION
518->823. unknown 632. Jacob CORSON Sr 633. Naomi 634. Nicholas STILLWELL 635. Sara HAND 824. Richard STOCKTON 825. Susannah WITHAM 826. Col Joseph STOUT 827. Ruth BRYMSON 828. Abraham HATFIELD 829. Phoebe OGDEN 829. John CLARK 904. Edward ERWIN 905. Frances FRANCIS 908. see 904 909. see 905 910. William CURRY 911. Sally YOUNG 928. John HART 2nd 929. Mary HUNT 930. Josiah FURMAN 2nd 931. Sarah STRICKLAND 932. Richard Betts SCUDDER Sr 933. Hannah REEDER 936. see 826 937. see 827 938. Capt St Leger CODD 939. Mary HANSON 1000. John DUNCAN 1001. Dinah BRADFORD 940->1035. unknown
11TH GENERATION
1036->1263. unknown 1264. Jan CARSTENSEN 1265. Maria Elias DAAS 1268. John STILLWELL Jr 1270. George HAND 1648. Richard STOCKTON 1649. Abigail ____ 1650. Robert WITHAM 1651. Ann HOAG 1652. Jonathan STOUT 1653. Anne BOLLEN 1654. Daniel BRYMSON 1655. Frances GREENLAND 1856. John HART 1st 1857. Mary ____ 1858. Ralph HUNT 1859. Elizabeth JESSUP 1860. Josiah FURMAN 1st 1862. Edmund STRICKLAND 1863. Hannah ____ 1864. John SCUDDER Jr 1865. Joanna BETTS 1866. John REEDER 2nd 1867. Hannah BURROUGHS 1876. Col St Leger CODD 115 1877. Anna BENNETT 115 1878. Col Hans HANSON 1879. Martha Kelts WOODARD 2002. John BRADFORD 2003. Mary MARR 1880->2071. unknown
12TH GENERATION
2072->2079. unknown 2528. Carsten JANSEN 2529. Barbara 2530. Elias DAAS 2536. John STILLWELL 2537. Elizabeth PERRIN 2540. Thomas HAND 2541. Katherine STUBBS 3296. John STOCKTON 3296. Eleanor CLAYTON 3304. Richard STOUT 3305. Penelope VAN PRINCIS 3306. Capt James BOLLEN 3307. Anne VAUQUELLIN 3308. William BRINSDON 3309. Margaret ____ 3310. Dr Henry GREENLAND 3311. Mary BAREFOOT 3312. Thomas HATFIELD 3313. Anna 3314. Cornelius MELYN 3316. John OGDEN 3317. Jane BOND 3718. Edward JESSUP 3719. Elizabeth BRIDGES 3720. John FURMAN 3728. John SCUDDER Sr 3729. Mary KING 3730. Capt Richard BETTS 3731. Joanna CHAMBERLAYNE 3732. John REEDER 1st 3733. Hannah THORPE 3734. Jeremiah BURROUGHS 3735. Hannah WAY 3752. Col William CODD 115 3753. Lady Mary ST LEGER 115 3754. Gov Richard BENNETT 3755. Mary Ann LONGWORTH113 106 3756. Andrew HANSON 3757. Annika ____ 4006. John MARR Sr 3758->4143. unknown
13TH GENERATION
4144->4159. unknown 5072. William STILLWELL 5073. Hannah 5074. Daniel PERRIN 5075. Elizabeth 5080. John HAND 5081. Elizabeth GRANSDEN 6592. John STOCKTON 6593. Eleanor CLAYTON 6608. John STOUT 6609. Elizabeth BEE 6614. Robert VAUQUELLIN 6615. Jeanette 6622. Walter BAREFOOT 6632. Richard OGDEN 6633. Elizabeth HUNTINGTON 7456. Thomas SCUDDER 7457. Elizabeth LOWERS 7458. William KING 7459. Dorothy HAYNES 7460. John BETTES 7461. Mary BIGGS 7462. Rev Robert CHAMBERLAYNE 7463. Elizabeth STOUGHTON 7466. William THORPE 7467. Garthered BLITHE 7468. John BURROUGHS 7469. Johanna JESSUP 7470. James WAY 7504. William CODD 7505. Hester LAMPORD 7506. Sir Warham ST LEGER115 7507. Dame Mary HAYWARD115 7508. Thomas BENNETT 7509. Anstie Tomson SPICER 7512. John HANSON 8012. Daniel MARR 7511->8287. unknown
14TH GENERATION
8288->8319. unknown 10144. Nicholas STILLWELL 10145. Ann 10148. Pierre PERRIN 10149. Andrienne JUBRIL 10160. John HAND 10161. Joan SIMMONS 10162. Henry GRANSDEN 13624. Edward OGDEN 13624. Margaret WILSON 14912. Henry SCUDDER 14913. ____ LOWERS 14914. John LOWERS 14920. Alexander BETTES 14921. Joan LARKYN 14926. Rev Thomas STOUGHTON 14927. Katherine 14936. Jeremiah BURROUGHS 14938. John JESSUP 14939. Joanna KERRICH 15012. Sir Anthony ST LEGER 115 15013. Mary SCOTT 115 15014. Sir Rowland HAYWARD 115 15015. Katherine SMYTHE 15016. Robert BENNETT 15017. Elizabeth EDNEY 15024. Col. John HANSON 15025. Frances PRICHARD 15026->16575. unknown
15TH GENERATION
16576->20289. unknown 20298. Jean JUBRIL 20299. Juvine LOMBARD 20326. William GRANSDEN 20327. Ann 26528. William OGDEN 26529. Abigail GOODSALL 26530. Richard WILSON 26531. Margaret 29792. William de STIRKELAUNDE 29840. Robert BETTS 29876. Francis JESSOP 29877. Frances WHITE 30024. Sir Warham ST LEGER 115 30025. Lady Ursula NEVILLE 107 115 30026. Sir Thomas SCOTT 115 30027. Elizabeth BAKER 115 30028. George HAYWARD 30029. Margaret WITHBROKE 30030. Sir Thomas SMYTHE 30031. Alice JUDDE 30032. John BENNETT 30033. Margery 30034. John EDNYE 30048. Thomas HANSON 30049. Janet G GLEDHILL 30050. John PRICHARD 30051->33151. unknown
16TH GENERATION
33152->33279. unknown 53056. Richard OGDEN 53057. Mabel de HOOGAN 53058. Henry GOODSALL 59584. William de STIRKELAUNDE 59752. Richard JESSOP 59753. Ann SWIFT 59754. Alexander WHITE 59755. Eleanor SMITH 60048. Sir Anthony St LEGER 111 60049. Agnes WARHAM 112 60050. George NEVILLE 60051. Lady Mary STAFFORD 60052. Sir Reginald SCOTT 115 60053. Emiline KEMP 115 60054. Sir John BAKER 115 60055. Elizabeth DINLEY 115 60056. John HAYWARD 60060. John SMYTHE 60061. Joan BROUNCKER 60062. Andrew JUDDE 60057. Agnes GLOVER 60096. John HANSON 60097. Agnes SAVILE 60098. John GLEDHILL 60099->66303. unknown
17TH GENERATION
66304->66559. unknown 106112. Robert OGDEN 106113. Joan 106114. Johannes de HOOGAN 119504. William JESSOP 119505. Emotte CHARLESWORTH 119506. Robert SWIFT 119508. Thomas WHITE 119510. William SMITH 119511. Katherine PORTER 120096. Ralph St LEGER 120097. Anne HART 120098. Heughe WARHAM 112 120099. Mary Ann COLLES 120100. George NEVILLE 120101. Margaret FENNE 120102. Edward STAFFORD 120103. Eleanor PERCY 120104. Sir John SCOTT 115 120105. Anne (Amy) PYMPE 115 120106. Sir William KEMP 111 115 120107. Elynor BROWNE 111 115 120108. Richard BAKER 120109. Elizabeth DYNELEY 120110. Thomas DINLEY 115 120112. William HAYWARD 120113. Agnes BALLY 120122. Robert BROUNCKER 120192. John HANSON 120193. Catherine BROOKE 120194. John SAVILE Esq. 120195. Margery GLEDHILL 120196->132607. unknown
18TH GENERATION
132608->132608. unknown 239020. Thomas SMITH 239021. Margaret CLARKE 239022. Augustine PORTER 240192. Ralph ST LEGER 240193. Anne PROPHET 240194. Sir Edward HART 240196. Robert WARHAM 240197. Elizabeth ____ 240198. Geoffrey COLLES 240200->240207. Royal Lineage 107 240208. Sir William SCOTT 115 240209. Sybil LEWKNOR 115 240210. Reginald DE PYMPE 115 240211. Elizabeth PASHLEY 115 240212. Sir Thomas KEMP 111 115 240213. Emelyn CHICHE 111 115 240214. Robert BROWNE 111 240215. Mary MALLETT 115 240218. Thomas DYNELEY 240224. William HAYWARD 240225. Elizabeth BROCKTON 240226. William BALLY 240384. John HANSON 240385. Cicely RAVENSHAW 240386. John BROOKE 240390. John GLEDHILL 240391->265215. unknown
19TH GENERATION
265216->266241. unknown 480384. Ralph ST LEGER 480385. Margaret TYRREL 480400->480415. Royal Lineage 107 480416. Sir John SCOTT 480417. Agnes BEAUFITZ 480418. John LEWKNOR 115 480420. Sir William DE PYMPE 115 480421. Elizabeth WHETEHILL 480422. Sir John PASHELY 115 480423. Lowys GOWER 115 480424. Thomas KEMP 111 480425. Beathris LEUKENER 111 480426. Sir Valentine CHICHE 480427. Philippa CHICHELEY 480428. Sir Thomas BROWNE 111 115 480429. Alianor DE ARUNDEL 115 480430. William MALLETT 115 480448. William HAYWARD 480449. Jane WILCOCKES 480450. William BROCKTON 480768. John HANSON 480769. Cicely DE WINDEBANKE 480770. John RAVENSHAW 480826. Vincent CHICHELE 115 480827->530431. unknown
20TH GENERATION
530432->960767. unknown 960768. John ST LEGER 960769. Margery DONNETT 960824->960829. Royal Lineage 107 960830. Sir Walter D'EVEREAUX 107 960831. Elizabeth MERBURY 107 960832. William SCOTT 960833. Isabella HERBERT 960834. William DE BEAUFITZ 960842. Sir Richard WHETEHILL 960844. Sir John PASHLEY 115 960845. Elizabeth WYDVILLE 115 960846. Sir Thomas GOWER 115 960848. Sir John KEMP 111 960850. Sir Thomas LEUKENER 111 960851. ____ HOO 111 960854. Robert CHICHELEY 960858. Sir Thomas DE ARUNDEL 115 960859. Joan MOYNE 115 960896. John HAYWARD 960897. Margery WEVER 961536. John HANSON 961537. Alice WOODHOUSE 961538->1060863. unknown
21TH GENERATION
1060864->1921537. unknown 1921538. James DONNETT 1921648->1921661. Royal Lineage 107 1921662. John MERBURY 107 1921666. Vincent HERBERT 115 1921688. Sir Robert PASHELY 115 1921689. Philippa CERGEAUX 115 1921690. Sir Richard WYDVILLE 115 1921691. Elizabeth LYONS 1921696. Raulf KEMP 111 1921702. Sir Thomas HOO 111 1921716. John DE ARUNDEL 1921717. Elizabeth DESPENSER 115 107 1921792. James HAYWARD 1923072. Henry DE RASTRICK 1923074. Henry DE WOODHOUSE 1923075->2121727. unknown
22ND GENERATION
2121728->3843075. unknown 3843076->3843327. Royal Lineage 107 3843328->3843375. unknown 3813382. Sir Thomas TUNSTALL 3843376. Robert PASHLEY 115 3843377. Anne HOWARD 115 3843378. Sir Richard CERGEAUX 115 3843379. Philippa FITZALAN 115 3843382. Sir John LYONS 3843432. John FITZALAN 3843433. Alianor MALTRAVERS 107 115 3843436->3846143. unknown 3846144. John DE RASTRICK 3846148. Alexander DE WOODHOUSE 3846149. Beatrice TOOTHILL 3846150->4243455. unknown
23RD GENERATION
4243456->7686151. unknown 7686152->7686655. Royal Lineage 107 7637760. Sir William PARR 7637761. Elizabeth de ROS 7686754. John HOWARD 115 7686756. Richard CERGEAUX 115 7686757. Margaret SENESCHAL 115 7686758. Edmund FITZALAN 115 7686759. Sibyl DE MONTEGU 115 7686864->7686865. Royal Lineage 107 7686866. Sir John MALTAVERS 107 7386867->8486910. unknown
 
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   Name: Ruth Ruema Hoover
   Born: 20 Jan 1825
  Place: Champaign Co., OH
   Died: 6 Jun 1905
  Place: Mercer Co., IL
 Buried: 
  Place: Bethel Cemetery, Mercer co IL

Ruth Hoover is my matrilineal ancestor--my mother's mother's mother's mother's mother. As such, each cell of my body includes hundreds of copies of her mitochodrial DNA (mtDNA), which is passed down only from the mother. Mitochondria does nothing much more than regulate a cell's energy and doesn't dictate in any way my appearance, behavior or anything else that might distinguish me as an individual. However, it is the one thing of Ruth's that I possess. If only for that reason, I find her very special.

Ruth (Hoover) Southern's Obituary

This is a transcription of a photocopy I received from the Mercer County Illinois Genealogical Society sometime in the 1980s. The newspsper it was taken from wasn't noted.

Ruth's name passed down through several generations. Her granddaughter was Euphemia Ruth Ashenhurst and her granddaughter was Patsy Ruth Hogue.

Mrs. Charles Southern

Mrs. Charles Southern, mention of whose death and burial was made in this paper last week, was born in Champaign county, Ohio, January 20, 1825. Her maiden name was Hoover. She was married William McMannis January 16, 1845. To this union was born one daughter. Mr. McMannis died May 23, 1847.

August 6, 1851, deceased was united in marriage to Charles Southern and since that time had lived continuously at the family residence south of Gilchrist. To this union five children were born. Three children survive to mourn the loss of a loving mother. They are one son, Marion, and two daughters, Mrs. George W. Martin, who resides near the family home, and Mrs. Ashenhurst of Tingley, Iowa.

Mrs. Southern was a member of the United Presbyterian church at Viola, but during the past ten years of her life she was confined most of the time at her home on account of her health and only once in the past seven years had she been able to go to the church of her faith.

Ruth's daughter by William McManus was named Lovina. I think she was the Lovina Knox (1845-1874) found at Find A Grave Memorial #10361820. Her youngest child was named Ruth (1871-).

The search for her parents

I have found virtually no records that describe Ruth's relationship to anyone other than her husband and her children. We have to infer what we can:

  1. We know from her obituary that Ruth was born in Champaign county, Ohio in 1825. Without that bit of information, my research would probably be going nowhere. Because the 1820 and 1830 census schedule for Champaign (see below) show several Hoovers, we have something tangible to work with.
  2. According to the 1880 and 1900 census, Ruth's father was born in Virginia. But the same census records are contradictory for her mother, showing her born in Virginia (1880) and in Maryland (1900).
  3. Ruth married twice in Mercer County, IL: William McManus 1845 (at the age of 20) and Charles Southern in 1851. We can assume, then, that her family was in Illinois by the beginning of the 1840s.
  4. She lived the last 60 or more years of her life in Mercer county, Illinois, dying there in 1905, just a month after my grandmother's birth. Living in the same county was Mary Hoover, a daughter of Michael and Mary (Bodkin) Hoover. As it turns out, Mary was also born in Champaign county, Ohio--about six weeks before the birth of Ruth. This discounts any possibility that Michael Hoover was Ruth's father.
  5. A granddaughter of Michael Hoover's, born in Mercer county, was named Ruth Ruemma Hoover (1882-1944). I don't think that can be written off as coincidence.
  6. Ruth may have been the sister of Mary A Stanton. The 1850 Mercer county IL census (Twp 15 N Range 5 W, p 391) shows a household of only women and their children. I list them here by age:

    • Mary A Stanton, 35, VA
    • Ruth McMannus, 25, OH
    • Rachel A Hoover, 20, IN
    • Rachel Hoover, 16, IN
    • Hannah D Stanton, 12, IN
    • William Hoover, 11, IN
    • Sarah Stanton, 9, IL
    • Michel M Stanton (m), 7, IL
    • Lavina McMannus, 5, IL

    It's known that Mary Hoover married Richard Stanton in Vigo county, Indiana in 1834. Census records (see below) indicate that Michael Hoover had relocated there by 1830. His son, Ancil B Hoover,4 was born there in 1824.5
  7. Elizabeth Jane Hoover married George Shaunce in Mercer county in 1841. Although I have found nothing that links Elizabeth to Ruth Hoover it's worth noting that the 1880 census (Mercer county, IL) described her as being born in Ohio c1823 and both parents born in Virginia. Certainly that fits Ruth's profile. It's plausible that they were sisters but I think it's possible that Elizabeth is an unrecorded daughter of Michael's. Per Shirleymae Pajkos's worldconnect pages, Elizabeth (Hoover) Shaunce died 22 Nov 1893 in Mercer county.
  8. Michael Hoover, who is looking very much like he may have been Ruth's uncle, was born in Pendleton county, Virgina. He is believed to have been the son of Michael Hoover Sr, a veteran of the Revolution, and grandson of German immigrant Sebastian Hoover who died in Pendleton county in 1808. A number of Sabastian Hoovers are found among the family, the presence of at least one of which in Champaign county, Ohio and Madison county, Indiana helps substantiate, I believe, the Michael Hoover lineage.
  9. According to a 2001 post at genforum by Howard Chinn, the Sebastian Hoover who married Elizabeth McCray in Pendleton county VA on 8 Mar 1824 (see below) died in McDonough county, Illinois on 20 Sept 1838. His widow is found on the 1840 and 1850 census readings for the same county:

    1850 McDonough County IL, page 300:
    976  976  Hover    Elisabeth    51    F VA
                       Mary         21    F OH
                       John         19    M OH        
                       Brice        17    M IL        
                       Robert       15    M IL
                       Margaret     12    F IL
              Snedley  Sarah E      2     F IL
              Hover    James        25    M OH
                       Lucinda      26    F KY
                       Martha A     7/12  F IL
    
    I find Elizabeth's son, James Hoover, and his family in Wood township, Carroll county, MO in 1880. As expected, his father is listed as being born in Virginia. Although the above suggests that Sebastian was in Ohio as late as 1831, we do not know if he was the Sebastian Hoover of Champaign county.

We still have nothing that tells us who Ruth's parents were but we do now have something from which to build. The assumption, which may prove to be false, is that Ruth was closely related to Michael Hoover, although almost certainly not his daughter.

The Hoover/Stanton Family

I found this at genforum:

Richard Stanton married Mary Hoover 14 July 1834
Posted by: Len Marker (ID *****5094) Date: April 19, 2004 at 14:43:19

This information was found by a cousin in two of the family bible left to her. There was no location listed, though the family has been found in the 1840 Mercer County, IL Federal Census, with 1 male child. The family has 6 children listed in the bibles: Eliza J. Stanton, 12 April 1838; Marion D. Stanton (other family records indicate the D. stands for Decatur), 17 August 1839, Terre Haute, Vigo County, IN; Sarah J. (Jane) Stanton, 07 May 1841, Michael M. (Mortimer) Stanton, 10 February 1842; Timothy Stanton, 14 October 1845; Susan Stanton, 12 November 1846. Mary Stanton is on the 1850 Federal Census with Marion, Sarah and Michael. The bibles have a death date listed for Richard, 24 March 1848. There is no further mention of the other children. Descendants for Marion and Michael are known. Sarah married Washington Purkapile, 22 November 1866, Mercer County, Illinois. I haven't seen anything about her after the marriage record.

I responded to Len's posting and received the following a short time later.

I think the Hoover daughters may be the children of Sebastian and Mary Jones Hoover, married 12 November 1812, Pendleton County, West Virginia, (this was originally VA) USA. Sebastian also had a father named Sebastian so things can get confusing...There were at least three sisters, Mary, Ruth and Elizabeth Jane that ended up in Mercer country, IL.

I have not been able to find the Richard Stanton 1840 listing but I trust that Len is correct and that it is there, listing one male child. However, I do find this record of land sale for Vermillion county:

http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/PublicLandSalesNameServlet
STANTON RICHARD NESE 25 18N 12W 2 06/01/1836 VERMILION

Pendleton County, (West) Virginia

According to the Rootsweb archive (http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvpendle/marriages.htm) the following marriages were performed in Pendleton county, Virginia:

  • Sebastian Hoover and Mary Jones,2 12 Nov 1812 by Otho Wade, minister
  • 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
  • John Hoover and Sarah Harholt, 27 May 1817 by Fardenand Lair
  • Michael Hoover and Mary Bodkin, 22 Feb 1821
  • Sebastian Hoover and Elizabeth McCray, 8 Mar 1824
  • Samuel Hoover and Margaret Brady, 5 May 1825
  • Eli Hoover and Phebe Miller, 7 Dec 1826

A Sebastian Hoover was born in Germany in 1723 and is supposed to have married Catherine Muller (1723-1807) at Tolpehocken PA. It seems that there is some dispute as to just when he immigrated (and, therefore, where he married) as his son, Michael Hoover, is said in one source to have been born in Germany.

http://home.comcast.net/~hahoover/hoovol4.htm

John Hiner, the fifth child of John and Magdalena (Burner) Hiner, was born on the old Hiner homestead near Doe Hill, Highland County, Virginia on 12 Feb 1781. For a wife, he chose Rachel Hoover. She is also of German ancestry, believed to be the daughter of Michael Hoover, born in Germany in 1752, naturalized in 1773, died 1842, served during the Revolutionary War and believed the son of Sebastian Hoover who was killed in 1780. Rachel was born in Pendleton County, Virginia on 23 Oct 1788. John and Rachel left Virginia in Sept 1836 and reached Peru, Miami County, Indiana on 19 Nov 1836. John Hiner died 30 Jun 1851 and Rachel Hoover Hiner died 16 Sep 1872. Both are buried in Tillett Cemetery, Miami County, Indiana.

And there appears to be some mixup over the dates of deaths between the elder Sebastian and his son Sebastian, one dying in Pendleton county, VA in 1808 (or possibly a year earlier). The other was killed, as noted above, in 1780.

In addition to the younger Sebastian, both Michael and George are believed to have had sons named Sebastian.

In Pendleton Co., VA, Will Book 1:27 (1791), a Sebastian Hoover is stated as guardian of another Sebastian Hoover and of Catharine Hoover, orphans of Sebastian Hoover. We have three Sebastians right there and probably three successive generations.

A family chart found on the net gives the following as the children of Sebastian and Catherine:

  • John Hoover 1744
  • Sebastian Hoover 1750
  • Jacob Hoover 1751
  • Michael Hoover 1752
  • George Hoover 1757
  • Thomas Hoover 1758-1835 m Barbara Dunkle
  • Lawrence Hoover 1760
  • Peter Hoover 1761
  • Catherine Hoover 1764

Could the deceased Sebastian be the same man mentioned on page 62 of Oren Frederic Morton's A History of Pendleton County, West Virginia?

There were petty raids by the tories, but there would seem to have been little bloodshed. The only loss of life that we locate was the killing of Sabastian Hoover by a settler from Brushy Fork.

A Pendleton county deed dated 27 March 1813 states that "said Jacob, Henry, Peter, William, John, Samuel, George, Catharine, Barbara and Elizabeth are children--heirs and devisees of Peter Hoover dec'd and Sebastian Hoover and Catherine, children heirs of Sebastian Hoover the younger, dec'd." The deed further states that Catharine was married to Isaac Smith, Barbara to John Waggy and Elizabeth to George Sevey. Also mentioned are "Michael Hoover and Mary his wife, Thomas Hoover and Barbara his wife". This is likely the Thomas who married Barbara Dunkle. He and Michael are probably the sons of the elder Sebastian, who died five years earlier. And, finally, Lawrence Hoover, George Hoover and "Catherine Stone formerly Catherine Hoover of the County of Woodford and the state of Kentucky" are listed, likely also children of the elder Sebastian.

Champaign County, Ohio

I received the following from Pat Stickley, Corresponding Secretary of the Champaign County Genealogical Society in February, 1992. I'm not recognizing any of these as being of the same family. Perhaps I'm missing something. In any case, here it is for the record.

Champaign County, Ohio Marriages:
A-7 John Hoover/Hannah Blaircon(?) 20 Mar 1808 C-148 John Hoover/Nancy Moore 12 Dec 18233 C-304 William Hoover/Mary Fuson 19 Oct 1837 C-402 Margaret Hoover/William Humphries 30 Apr 1840 D-43 Margaret Hoover/Talbert Poland 11 Jul 1841 D-51 Sarah Hoover/John Adair 21 Oct 1841
Champaign County, Ohio Deeds:
G-431 Geo Hoover, wife Cath, to Harry Neal 4211 VMS Union Twp 3 Oct 1826 H-66 John Hoover to Thomas Groves 4772 VMS 10 Feb 1827 G-274 John Hoover from Andrew Pence 4772 VMS 6 Feb 1826 N-502 Jacob Hoover from Jno Pearson S22T5R1 10 Jun 1837 O-394 ditto to Wm Curl and Jeptha Dunlap S22T5R1 15 Sep 1838 O-420 ditto and wf Anna Marie to Stephen Dunlap S22T5R11 9 Oct 1838 O-421 ditto to James Dunlap S22T5R11 11 Oct 1838 O-521 ditto to John Gray bus prop s. edge of Urbana 21 Nov 1838

There are no Hoover will or estate records indexed prior to 1850.

Census readings

Pendleton county was formed from Rockingham county (and other counties) in 1787. The 1784 census for Rockingham lists the following. We know that the eldest Sebastian was living so this is probably him and his sons:

  • Peter Hoover, 9 whites
  • Laurence Hoover, 6 whites
  • George Hoover, 5 whites
  • Sebastian Hoover, 3 whites

The 1810 census for Pendleton county lists Henry, George, Jacob, Jacob Sr, John, Mary, Michal, Peter, Thomas, William. Where was the 3rd generation Sebastian? Both Senior and Junior were dead by then but Sebastian would have been at least 30 years old. Was he already on the move?

The 1820 census for Pendleton county goive the following. This is important as we see that Michael's sons, John and Sebastian are not present:

Hoover, George of Jacob page 69 Hoover, George of Miche page 68 Hoover, Hines page 67 Hoover, Jacob Sr page 68 Hoover, John H page 67 Hoover, Michael page 68 Hoover, Peter page 67 Hoover, Samuel page 68 Hoover, Thomas page 68 Hoover, William page 67

Ruth Hoover was born in Champaign county, Ohio in 1825. The 1820 census is obviously very helpful. All four men are reported as being 20-45. However, Sebastian shows only one child, a male. If Mary is accurately represented, she would have been in one of the other households.

    John Hoover      100010 20100 (pg 256 Union Twp)
    Sebastin Hoover  100010 00010 (pg 258 Union Twp)
    Samuel Hoover    400010 32010 (pg 267 Wayne Twp)
    Peter Hoover     220010 31010 (pg 267 Wayne Twp)

The 1830 Madison county, Indiana census entries are significant because several children in the Mary Stanton household in 1850 were born in Indiana and Mary herself was married in Vigo county, Indiana. However, the Sabastian Hoover listed here was 30-40 years old. He'd have been born no earlier than 1790. If his age is accurately listed, he could not have been the son of the Sebastian Hoover killed in 1780. His wife is 20-30 making her likely too young to have been the Mary Jones married in 1812. Furthermore, a cursory look at the ages could suggest that John Hoover (p 342) was the patriarch of this family.

    1830  >  INDIANA  >  MADISON  >  NO TWP LISTED
    Series: M19  Roll: 26

    John Hoover       00013000 11100101 (pg 337)
    Sebastian Hoover  10000100 20001000 (pg 338)
    Michael Hoover    11000100 01000100 (pg 341)
    John Hoover       11000010 12110100 (pg 342)

The 1840 Madison county census lists only a Michael Hoover but of a younger generation:

    1840  >  INDIANA  >  MADISON  >  NO TWP LISTED
    Series: M704  Roll: 88  Page: 188

    Michael Hoover 1100100000000  00001

Other Hoover Notes

The following is found at http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mygermanfamilies/Woodruff.html:

Robert Clarke Woodruff died before 1867 (Civil War??) as his widow Sarah Murphy Woodruff married James Hoover, son of Michael Hoover, on 6/17/1867 in Mercer County (we will be putting up a Hoover page). James Hoover had been a school teacher in Eliza Township in 1850 but was not in Mercer County in 1860, nor is the family found there in 1870. James Hoover died about 1879. His family is found in Plymouth County, Iowa, Washington Township in 1880: Sarah Hoover, 45, born Indiana, father born Virginia, mother born Pennsylvania; Mary Hoover, 12, born Dakota Territory; Eva Hoover, 16, born Il (if age is correct she is not Sarah's child unless she was a Woodruff); Ansil Hoover, 10, born Iowa; Jasper Hoover, 8, Ia; James, 6, born Iowa. Sarah died in Wisconsin in 1917 (obituary courtesy June Carroll).

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Eliza Woodruff is the daughter about whom there are several stories of her legendary temper (see paragraph at the top of the page). She apparently was small and feisty according to Poffenbarger researchers. Eliza married first to John Hoover on 1/12/1846 in Mercer County. He was son of Michael Hoover and brother of the James Hoover who married Robert Clarke Woodruff's widow. The marriage apparently didn't "take" as both later married other people. John Hoover married Delilah Ann Dobbins in Mercer County in 1860 and Eliza married Elias Poffenbarger, son of Michael and Barbara Putnam Poffenbarger, on 2/2/1859 in Mercer County.

John and Eliza Woodruff Hoover are found in New Boston Township in 1850: John Hoover, 27, laborer, born Virginia; Eliza, 21, born Indiana. Apparently John and Eliza had no children.

And at http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mygermanfamilies/Johnson.html we find:

June Carroll mentions daughter Utah Elizabeth. She appears to be listed as Elvira in the 1860 census. She married Michael Hoover, daughter of James Hoover and his first wife, Elizabeth Johnson. James Hoover married second to Sarah Murphy Woodruff, widow of Robert Clark Woodruff of Mercer County. We will be putting up a Hoover page but in the meantime there is information on James and Sarah on the Woodruff page. Michael and Utah Hoover are found in Washington, Plymouth County, Iowa in 1880: Michael Hoover, farmer, 26, born Wi, father In, mother In; Utah, 21, Il, parents Il; Sarah, 4, Ia; Edna, 1 mo, Ia. With them is Sarah Wilson, mother-in-law, 57, born Pa, parents born Pa. Next door to them is step-mother Sarah Hoover, 45, born In; father Va, mother Pa, and her Hoover children. Sarah's obituary is posted on the Woodruff page, courtesy of June Carroll.

To summarize the above paragraphs, we have:

                  Michael Hoover
                        |
               --------------------
               |                  |
          John Hoover        James Hoover
          b c1823            m1 Elizabeth Johnson
          m 12 Jan 1846      m2 17 Jun 1867
          Eliza Woodruff     Sarah (Murphy) Woodruff

A search at worldconnect shows a John Hoover who died in New Boston, Mercer county, IL 26 Nov 1906. He was born 1 Feb 1823 in Rockingham County, Virgina and married Delilah Ann Dobbins. His parents are listed as Michael Nicholas Hoover Jr and Mary Bodkin. John is given a sister named Mary who married a Gardner. This is certainly not Mary (Hoover) Stanton. However, it is particularly noteworthy that she was born in Champaign county, Ohio on 2 Dec 1824. (Ruth was born about 6 weeks later in the same place.) Furthermore, this lineage states that Michael Hoover Jr's father was Michael Hoover (born 1753, Pendelton county, VA), a son of Sebastian and Catherine Hoover. From http://duskcamp.itgo.com/Hoover2.htm:

Michael Hoover, a son of Sebastian and Catherine (Mueller) Hoover, was born before 1765 and died after 1830. His will was dated 1830. He married Mary. His second wife was [Mrs] Susanna Crummet.

Children are listed as Rachel, John, Sebastian, George, Michael, Thomas and Mary. In another post, Mary Kitt says,

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/k/i/t/Mary-Kitt-IA/index.html

I am also researching Michael and Mary Hoover. Both were born in VA. in 1800 and died in Mercer co. IL. Their son Williamson, was my grgrandfather. He married Lucinda Ditto in Mercer co. IL. in 1866.

1. 1900, Mercer county. IL. Series T623, Roll 330, Page: 39
2. Mary Jones is said to have been the daughter of James H Jones, born c1755. He came to Pendleton county c1794-95. Mary's brother, Joseph Jones, is believed to have been born in NJ, 1785.
3. According to Rowena Kennedy in a 2001 post, John and Nancy were the parents of George W Hoover of Logan county OH.
4. Ancil Beach Hoover. He served as a corporal in the Wisconsin 3rd Cavalry.
5. James Hoover, a 22 year-old teacher, is living with the Fisher family, same census (family #658).


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