Jesse Carter Hooper

18 December 1791–1 March 1880 (Age 88)
Greenville, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Jesse Carter

When Jesse Carter Hooper was born on 18 December 1791, in Greenville, South Carolina, United States, his father, Richard Brookes Hooper, was 35 and his mother, Elizabeth Sarah Adams, was 38. He married Mary Polly Sparks on 3 November 1816, in Franklin, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Murray, Georgia, United States in 1850 and Georgia, United States in 1870. He died on 1 March 1880, in Dalton, Murray, Georgia, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Springville, St. Clair, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Carter Hooper
Mary Polly Sparks
Marriage: 3 November 1816
Amelia Hooper
Sabra Brooks Hooper
Elijah Hooper
Elizabeth A Hooper
John Wood Hooper
James Adams Hooper
Mary Ann Hooper
William J. Hooper
Monroe Cleveland Hooper

Spouse and Children

3 November 1816
Franklin, Georgia, United States


    Amelia Hooper



    Elijah Hooper


    Elizabeth A Hooper


    John Wood Hooper


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 3

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Age 19

Historical Boundaries - 1810: Mississippi Territory, United States; 1815: Monroe, Mississippi Territory, United States; 1816: Montgomery, Mississippi Territory, United States; 1817: Montgomery, Alabama Territory, United States; 1818: Shelby, Alabama Territory, United States; 1818: St. Clair, Alabama Territory, United States; 1819: St. Clair, Alabama, United States
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 28

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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.

Sources (3)

  • Jesse C Hooper, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jesse C Hooper, "United States Census, 1870"
  • J C Hooper, "United States Census, 1860"

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