Samuel VanHook

1792–1841 (Age 48)
Harrison, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel VanHook was born on 23 February 1792, in Harrison, Kentucky, United States, his father, Benjamin VanHook, was 24 and his mother, Frances Higgins, was 19. He married Margaret " Peggy " CLAUNCH on 2 August 1812, in Pulaski, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died in 1841, in Science Hill, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Brodhead, Rockcastle, Kentucky, United States.

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Samuel VanHook
Margaret " Peggy " CLAUNCH
Marriage: 2 August 1812
Polly Vanhook

Spouse & Children

2 August 1812
Pulaski, Kentucky, United States


  • Polly Vanhook


Parents & Siblings

  • Male1768–1854Male

  • Frances Higgins




+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 2

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1796 · Wilderness Road Opens to Wagons

Age 4

In 1796, the Wilderness Road opened up for wagon use. The route was used by colonial and early settlers to reach Kentucky from the East. It started in Virginia, and went southward to Tennessee and then went north to Kentucky. The main danger of this route was Native American attacks.

Age 16

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Dutch Van Hoek, a habitational name for someone from any of various places in the Netherlands and Belgium called Hoek, for example in East and West Flanders, Zeeland, North Brabant, Gelderland, and elsewhere, or from the Hook of Holland (Hoek van Holland). Compare Vandenhoek .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Samuel Vanhook, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Samuel Vanhook in entry for Rebecca Elizabeth Higgins, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1962"
  • Samuel Vanhook, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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