Mercy Hooker

17 January 1741–
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Mercy

When Mercy Hooker was born on 17 January 1741, in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Joseph Hooker, was 36 and her mother, Sarah Lewis, was 34.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Hooker
1704–1764
Sarah Lewis
1706–1767
Abigail Hooker
1735–1772
Noadiah Hooker
1737–1823
Mercy Hooker
1741–
Ruth Hooker
1744–1803
Joseph Hooker
1751–1799

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 35

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 35

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 40

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

Name Meaning

English (mainly southeastern): variant of Hook (in the occupational or topographic and habitational senses), with the addition of the agent suffix -er.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Mercy Hooker, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Mercy Hooker, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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