Rev. William Burke Hooper

22 February 1822–1 January 1887 (Age 64)
Haywood, North Carolina, United States

The Life of William Burke

When Rev. William Burke Hooper was born on 22 February 1822, in Haywood, North Carolina, United States, his father, John Thomas Hooper, was 38 and his mother, Margaret Ledbetter, was 27. He married Mary Margaret Carroll on 17 March 1847, in Macon, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in North Carolina, United States in 1870 and River Township, Jackson, North Carolina, United States in 1880. He registered for military service in 1863. He died on 1 January 1887, in Tuckasegee, Jackson, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Hooper Cemetery, East Laport, Jackson, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rev. William Burke Hooper
1822–1887
Susannah Emmaline Slatton
1832–1889
Marriage: 8 May 1853
Henry Berry Hooper
1854–1898
Margaret Alice Hooper
1855–1944
Hillman Perry Hooper
1857–1936
Josephus Chester Hooper
1858–1950
Varina Leuretta Hooper
1859–1887
Jefferson Beauregard Hooper
1861–1933
Alvin Carter Gillam Hooper
1861–1868
Elizabeth B. Hooper
1863–1929
John William Hooper
1865–1925
Ephraim Manasses Hooper
1867–1951
Mary Martha Hooper
1869–1916
Anna Louise Hooper
1870–1953
Dora Dean Hooper
1872–1967
Cannie Cairo Hooper
1874–1953
Susan Nancy Hooper
1878–1943

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
8 May 1853
Jackson, North Carolina, United States
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Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 8

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.
1846

Age 24

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who fitted wooden or metal hoops on wooden casks and barrels, from an agent derivative of Middle English hoop ‘hoop’, ‘band’.

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

Story Highlight

Civil War

He fought in the Confederate Army, possibly drafted, but he was a Union sympathizer.

Sources (3)

  • Wm B, "United States Census, 1870"
  • W B Hooper, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Hooper, "United States Census, 1880"

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