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Descendants of James Hooper

Generation No. 2


2. BAILEY2 HOOPER (JAMES1) (Source: From the James Hooper Family of Union County, Kentucky by Kenneth Verdaine Hooper.) was born Abt. 1769 in Virginia, and died Abt. 1855 in Humphreys County, Tennessee. He married FRANCIS PARKER. She was born 1772 in Virginia, and died Aft. 1860 in Humphreys County, Tennessee.

Notes for B
AILEY HOOPER:
From an early 1800 tax list for Kentucky, Bailey paid taxes in Jefferson County, Kentucky on 3 September 1800. He was here for a while as at least three of his children reported on the 1850 census that they were born in Kentucky. Bailey is reported to have been among a group of settlers from Virginia who settled in Humphreys County, Tennessee in 1802. Land was surveyed for Bailey on 10 February 1808 and granted to him by the State of Tennessee. The land was in Dickson County and consisted of 200 acres in the first district on White Oak Creek. The grant stated "..including his improvements as an occupant".

Some sources indicate that he was granted some land in Humphreys County for service in the Revolution. However, if his birth date is anywhere near the census data, it is highly unlikely that he served in the Revolutionary army. Bailey lists his birthplace as Virginia. He married Francis ___, thought to be a Parker. She, too, was born in Virginia, both according to the 1850 census.

Bailey was apparently a prosperous man according to his will. He inherited all the agricultural tools which his father had and was in Humphreys County at the time of his father's death. Some accounts say that he was granted 640 acres of land here for his Revolutionary War service. Bailey's will was written on the 9th day of March 1854, witnessed by Silvester Adams and Joseph B. Adams. It is signed by Bailey's (X) mark, indicating either that he could not write or was incapacitated in some manner. He appointed his son, William Hooper, and his son-in-law, James Hooper, to be executors to the estate. The estate consisted of land, slaves, outstanding loans and personal property. The will was probated in March 1855. All of the above children are mentioned in the will. Samuel had apparently died as his portion was to go to "...his legitimate heirs, exclusive of his widow". Bailey also left property or goods to a granddaughter, Josephine Turner, a grandson, L. K. Hooper and a granddaughter, Mary J. Hooper. Mary J. is the daughter of his son Demcy. A Josephine was married to Isaac Turner before 1841. According to the 1850 census for Humphreys County, Tennessee she was born around 1823.





     
Children of B
AILEY HOOPER and FRANCIS PARKER are:
  i.   WILLIAM3 HOOPER, b. Abt. 1793, Kentucky; d. Unknown; m. LEAH PARKER; b. Abt. 1798; d. Unknown.
  Notes for WILLIAM HOOPER:
It would appear that William was the oldest child of Bailey Hooper as the oldest son was usually appointed executor for the estate and the 1850 census indicates he is 57 years of age, being born in Kentucky. His spouse is shown to be Leah, and like her mother-in-law, thought to be a Parker, born in Virginia. The 1840 census lists William's household as having a male and a female, aged 15-20, living there. They could be the grandchildren, L. K. Hooper and Josephine Turner, whom Bailey named in his will. William only received $10 from the estate.

9. ii.   SAMUEL HOOPER, b. Abt. 1795; d. Bef. 1854, Tennessee.
  iii.   SARAH HOOPER, b. Abt. 1800, Kentucky; d. Unknown; m. JAMES HOOPER; b. Abt. 1800, Georgia; d. Unknown.
  Notes for SARAH HOOPER:
Marriage licenses often list the bride's surname as being the same as the groom's. However, in this case, the bride and groom's surname was the same...Hooper. Sarah's husband, James Hooper, was apparently born in Georgia. According to the 1850 census, they were both 50 years of age. The census also indicates that they were probably married before 1829, and possibly as early as 1817. It would seem that this generation of the original James Hooper family (of Kentucky) began to get away from the given names carried through the family. This family used the name Osmon and Lankford and Susan. It is possible that the James Hooper listed on the 1850 Tennessee census (age 33) is also the son of James and Sarah. If this is so, this family picked up the names of Louise and Cyrus. At any rate, the names of John and James and Samuel and Dempsey began to become less prominent in the families.




10. iv.   DEMCY J. HOOPER, b. Abt. 1810, Tennessee; d. August 09, 1894, Tennessee.
11. v.   NANCY HOOPER, b. 1824, Tennessee; d. Unknown.


3. WILLIAM2 HOOPER (JAMES1) (Source: LDS Ancestral File.) was born Abt. 1771, and died Abt. 1809 in Henderson County, Kentucky. He married ELIZABETH BECK March 15, 1808 in Henderson County, Kentucky, daughter of JOHN BECK and ELIZABETH TAYLOR. She was born Abt. 1775, and died Unknown.

Notes for W
ILLIAM HOOPER:
William Hooper was married in Henderson County, Kentucky in 1808 and died about 1809. His estate was settled and at the sale of the property we find Enoch Hooper, Samuel Hooper, James Hooper, John Hooper and William Davis all buying items. So all of these were apparently in Henderson County before 1810.


More About W
ILLIAM HOOPER and ELIZABETH BECK:
Marriage: March 15, 1808, Henderson County, Kentucky
     
Child of W
ILLIAM HOOPER and ELIZABETH BECK is:
  i.   MARY ANN3 HOOPER, b. Abt. 1808; d. Unknown.


4. ENOCH2 HOOPER (JAMES1) was born Abt. 1773, and died Bef. 1840 in Perry County, Tennessee.

Notes for E
NOCH HOOPER:
Enoch Hooper moved on to Perry County, living there as of 1821 when the county was formed, according to Ray's "Tennessee Cousins", as he signed the petition to form the county and was appointed one of its
first magistrates.
     
Child of E
NOCH HOOPER is:
12. i.   DEMPSY JAMES3 HOOPER, b. September 09, 1810, Kentucky; d. Abt. 1878, Cass County, Texas.


5. ELIZABETH (BETSY)2 HOOPER (JAMES1) was born September 15, 1775 in South Carolina, and died July 25, 1841 in Calloway County, Kentucky. She married JAMES MARTIN MATHIS 1801 in Virginia. He was born October 16, 1774 in Virginia (Source: Information on the James Martin Mathis family came from Jim K. Washam, Goldsboro, NC (1993-94)), and died April 07, 1838 in Calloway County, Kentucky.

Notes for E
LIZABETH (BETSY) HOOPER:
Elizabeth, James' second daughter, was married to Martin Mathis and probably came to Kentucky ahead of James' family. The Mathis family moved on west into Calloway County Kentucky. Elizabeth was known by the name of Betsy and named her children after all her brothers.


Notes for J
AMES MARTIN MATHIS:
James' principal occupation was carpenter.


More About J
AMES MARTIN MATHIS:
Burial: Unknown, Buried in Marshall County, Kentucky

More About J
AMES MATHIS and ELIZABETH HOOPER:
Marriage: 1801, Virginia
     
Children of E
LIZABETH HOOPER and JAMES MATHIS are:
13. i.   ELIZABETH ANN3 MATHIS, b. July 19, 1802, Rowan County, Kentucky; d. April 18, 1847, Marshall County, Kentucky.
  ii.   WILLIAM MARTIN MATHIS, b. October 20, 1809, Rowan County, Kentucky; d. April 24, 1844, Marshall County, Kentucky; m. ELIZABETH SUTHERLAND, Abt. 1834, Kentucky; b. Abt. 1810, Calloway County, Kentucky; d. May 11, 1844, Marshall County, Kentucky.
  More About WILLIAM MATHIS and ELIZABETH SUTHERLAND:
Marriage: Abt. 1834, Kentucky

  iii.   JAMES MATHIS, b. October 02, 1811, Rowan County, Kentucky; d. Unknown.
  Notes for JAMES MATHIS:
James is buried at the Brewer-Mathis Cemetery in Marshall County, Kentucky.

  More About JAMES MATHIS:
Burial: Unknown, Buried at the Brewer-Mathis Cemetery, Marshall County, Kentucky

  iv.   NANCY MATHIS, b. October 06, 1812, Rowan County, Kentucky; d. Abt. 1848; m. WILLIAM CHRISTIAN MILLER, April 14, 1829, Calloway County, Kentucky; b. Abt. 1810; d. Unknown.
  More About WILLIAM MILLER and NANCY MATHIS:
Marriage: April 14, 1829, Calloway County, Kentucky

  v.   BAILEY MATHIS, b. October 27, 1814, Rowan County, Kentucky; d. November 10, 1857, Marshall County, Kentucky; m. MARTHA M. REEVES, August 17, 1856, Kentucky; b. Abt. 1816; d. Abt. 1870.
  More About BAILEY MATHIS and MARTHA REEVES:
Marriage: August 17, 1856, Kentucky

  vi.   DEMPSEY MATHIS, b. January 23, 1817, Todd County, Kentucky; d. Unknown; m. SARAH ANN CHESTER, February 07, 1843; b. 1822; d. 1902.
  More About DEMPSEY MATHIS and SARAH CHESTER:
Marriage: February 07, 1843

  vii.   CLARENDER MATHIS, b. January 23, 1817, Todd County, Kentucky; d. January 26, 1892, Marshall County, Kentucky; m. MARIAN MATILDA MOSS, March 27, 1841; b. 1822; d. 1911.
  More About CLARENDER MATHIS and MARIAN MOSS:
Marriage: March 27, 1841

  viii.   MARIA LOUISE MATHIS, b. January 07, 1818, Union County, Kentucky; d. Unknown; m. CHARLES BREWER, March 17, 1837; b. Abt. 1818; d. Unknown.
  More About CHARLES BREWER and MARIA MATHIS:
Marriage: March 17, 1837

  ix.   SAMUEL MATHIS, b. November 27, 1820, Jackson Purchase Of Western Kentucky; d. October 17, 1874, Marshall County, Kentucky; m. ELIZABETH ANN RAY, September 05, 1844, Kentucky; b. Abt. 1820; d. Unknown.
  Notes for SAMUEL MATHIS:
Samuel is buried at the Brewer-Mathis Cemetery in Marshall County, Kentucky.

  Notes for ELIZABETH ANN RAY:
Elizabeth is buried at the Ray Cemetery in Marshall County, Kentucky.

  More About SAMUEL MATHIS and ELIZABETH RAY:
Marriage: September 05, 1844, Kentucky

  x.   THOMAS MATHIS, b. September 03, 1822, Jackson Purchase of Western Kentucky; d. November 30, 1897, Marshall County, Kentucky; m. MARTHA MELISSA RAY, December 22, 1852, Wayne County, Illinois (Source: (1) Wayne County Press, Fairfield, Wayne County, IL Issue of 12 Sep 1946, (2) Wayne County Press, Fairfield, Wayne County, IL Issue of 12 Sep 1946); b. Abt. 1825; d. Unknown.
  Notes for THOMAS MATHIS:
Thomas is buried at the Spence Chapel Cemetery in Graves County, Kentucky.

  Notes for MARTHA MELISSA RAY:
Martha is buried at the Spence Chapel Cemetery in Graves County, Kentucky.

  More About THOMAS MATHIS and MARTHA RAY:
Marriage: December 22, 1852, Wayne County, Illinois (Source: (1) Wayne County Press, Fairfield, Wayne County, IL Issue of 12 Sep 1946, (2) Wayne County Press, Fairfield, Wayne County, IL Issue of 12 Sep 1946)



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