Alice Hoover

Brief Life History of Alice

When Alice Hoover was born about 1842, in Greenbriar, Chesterfield, Virginia, United States, her father, Alexander Hoover, was 38 and her mother, Malinda Gwinn, was 28.

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Alexander Hoover
Malinda Gwinn
Leander Webster Hoover
Sobeliski M Hoover
Marie Hoover
Norman G Hoover
Alice Hoover
Mary Alice Hoover
Charles B. Hoover

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    World Events (3)

    1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

    In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.


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


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

    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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