Philip Able Hoover

Male16 October 1848–11 March 1873

Brief Life History of Philip Able

When Philip Able Hoover was born on 16 October 1848, in Duck River, Hickman, Tennessee, United States, his father, Samuel S Hoover, was 27 and his mother, Christine Elizabeth Parthena Church, was 20. He married Sarah Jane Bryan on 22 November 1870, in Maury, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Lewis, Tennessee, United States in 1850 and Tennessee, United States in 1870. He died on 11 March 1873, in Duck River, Hickman, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 24, and was buried in Duck River, Hickman, Tennessee, United States.

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Philip Able Hoover
Sarah Jane Bryan
Marriage: 22 November 1870
Anna Eliza Hoover

Sources (11)

  • Phillip Harver in household of Samuel Houver, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Philip Able Hoover - Published information: Handwritten information: birth-name: Philip Able Hoover
  • P A Hoover, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 November 1870Maury, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (5)

    1862 · Battle of Shiloh

    Age 14

    The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.


    Age 15

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1865 · Sultana Tragedy

    Age 17

    In April of 1865, the steamboat the Sultana exploded. The Civil War had been over for awhile so this was considered the worst maritime disaster in US history. Compared to the Titanic where 1,512 people were killed, 1,8000 soldiers were killed on the Sultana. Confederate soldiers that weeks earlier had been fighting with Union soldiers were now fighting to save their lives.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of Swiss German and German Huber .

    Americanized form of Finnish Huovinen: from huovi ‘soldier, horseman’ + the surname suffix -nen.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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