Joseph Hockett

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Hockett was born on 1 March 1828, in Randolph, Indiana, United States, his father, Joseph Hockett, was 38 and his mother, Martha Smith, was 29. He married Ruhama Davis on 5 October 1854, in Salem, Henry, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Iowa, United States in 1870 and Linn Township, Dallas, Iowa, United States in 1885. He died on 18 May 1908, in Salem, Henry, Iowa, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Salem South Cemetery, Salem, Henry, Iowa, United States.

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Joseph Hockett
Ruhama Davis
Marriage: 5 October 1854
Theodore Shirner Hockett
Warner Hockett
Caroline L. Hockett
Harriet Hockett

Sources (29)

  • Jos Hocket, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joseph Hockett, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.


Historical Boundaries: 1836: Des Moines, Michigan Territory 1836: Des Moines, Wisconsin Territory, United States 1836: Henry, Wisconsin Territory, United States 1838: Henry, Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Henry, Iowa, United States

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

Name Meaning


from the Middle English personal name Hoket, apparently a diminutive (Hocc-et) of Old English Hocca; see Hock 7.

variant of Hoggett, itself either a variant of Hoggard or a diminutive of Hogge, a Middle English pet form of Roger .

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

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