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John Hooker

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  John Hooker was born in in of Blaston, Leicestershire, England; died between 6 Nov 1558 and 17 Jan 1559.

    Family/Spouse: Alice Stanyerne. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 2. Thomas Hooker  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1553 in of Marefield, Tilton, Leicestershire; died before 24 Jul 1635; was buried on 24 Jul 1635 in Marefield, Tilton, Leicestershire.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Thomas Hooker Descendancy chart to this point (1.John1) was born about 1553 in of Marefield, Tilton, Leicestershire; died before 24 Jul 1635; was buried on 24 Jul 1635 in Marefield, Tilton, Leicestershire.

    Notes:

    "A yeoman farmer and overseer of the Digby family's properties." [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography]

    He and his wife were ancestors of Aaron Burr.

    Family/Spouse: (Unknown wife of Thomas Hooker). (Unknown died before 16 Apr 1631; was buried on 16 Apr 1631 in Marefield, Tilton, Leicestershire. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 3. Dorothy Hooker  Descendancy chart to this point died in 1662 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut.
    2. 4. Rev. Thomas Hooker  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1586 in Marefield, Tilton, Leicestershire; died on 7 Jul 1647 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in Center Church burying ground, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut.


Generation: 3

  1. 3.  Dorothy Hooker Descendancy chart to this point (2.Thomas2, 1.John1) died in 1662 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Notes:

    After her husband's death, she emigrated to New England in the company of her brother, the Rev. Thomas Hooker. As "Dorothy Chester," her name is on the Founders Monument in downtown Hartford.

    Dorothy married John Chester on 1 Jun 1609 in Birstall, Leicestershire, England. John (son of Leonard Chester and Bridget Sharp) was born in in of Blaby, Leicestershire, England; died between 28 Jul 1628 and 15 Oct 1628 in Blaby, Leicestershire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 5. Leonard Chester  Descendancy chart to this point was born before 15 Jul 1610; died on 11 Dec 1648 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in Wethersfield Village Cemetery, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut.

  2. 4.  Rev. Thomas Hooker Descendancy chart to this point (2.Thomas2, 1.John1) was born about 1586 in Marefield, Tilton, Leicestershire; died on 7 Jul 1647 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in Center Church burying ground, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Notes:

    One of the most important founding figures of Connecticut. His name is on the Founders Monument in downtown Hartford.

    From Wikipedia:

    Thomas Hooker was a prominent Puritan colonial leader, who founded the Colony of Connecticut after dissenting with Puritan leaders in Massachusetts. He was known as an outstanding speaker and an advocate of universal Christian suffrage.

    Called today "the Father of Connecticut," Thomas Hooker was a towering figure in the early development of colonial New England. He was one of the great preachers of his time, an erudite writer on Christian subjects, the first minister of Cambridge, Massachusetts, one of the first settlers and founders of both the city of Hartford and the state of Connecticut, and cited by many as the inspiration for the "Fundamental Orders of Connecticut," which some have called the world's first written democratic constitution establishing a representative government.

    From the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography:

    After leaving Cambridge, Hooker gave occasional sermons in his home county of Leicestershire, but his first settled post-academic position was as rector of St George's in Esher, Surrey. The patrons of that church were Sir Francis Drake and Joan, Lady Drake. Hooker became an important counsellor to Lady Drake, who was spiritually distraught, believing she had committed the unpardonable sin. Despite her previous care by several puritan ministers, including the venerable John Dod, it was Hooker, apparently drawing on the experience of his own recent spiritual struggles, who succeeded in bringing her relief. The case was witnessed by one Jasper Heartwell, a London barrister, whose pseudonymous Trodden Down Strength (1647) records the story, up to the moment of Lady Drake's death on 18 April 1625 in a state of assurance of her salvation.

    On 3 April 1621 Hooker had married her woman-in-waiting, Susannah Garbrand, in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, Joan Drake's birthplace. [...]

    Like many other puritans, Hooker was increasingly opposed to the English church's ecclesiastical hierarchy and to the use of 'human inventions' -- scripturally unauthorized ceremonies -- in the church's forms of worship. Still, his overarching message was one of spiritual encouragement. In the market town of Chelmsford, his audience included the full range of society. Hooker intentionally 'chose to be where great numbers of the Poor might receive the Gospel from him.' 'His lecture was exceedingly frequented' as 'his ministry shone through the whole county of Essex' (Mather, 1.304). His audience included 'some of great quality among the rest', the most prominent being 'the truly noble Earl of Warwick' (ibid., 1.304–5), a friend and protector of puritans, including, eventually, Hooker and his family. As Mather further notes, Hooker developed a reputation for special power in the 'Use' or 'Application' section of his sermons, the final, and often very long, section where the biblical exegesis and rational explanations of the text were 'brought home' through practical admonitions to the congregation.

    Hooker's great popularity among his listeners was based on this ability to speak the language of the people while conveying the high truths of scripture. Since his ministry in England and later in New England was always focused on encouraging his listeners to think positively and actively about realizing God's 'promise' of salvation in their own lives, he stayed close to the experiences of their lives in the figures of speech that characterized his preaching. He preached in a plain style, eschewing the use of classical languages, in which he was fluent, enlivening his sermons instead with such dramatic tools as imagined dialogue, 'character' sketches, and invitations to his listeners to imagine themselves in real-life situations to which he gave deep spiritual meaning.

    Thomas married Susannah Garbrand on 3 Apr 1621 in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England. Susannah (daughter of Richard Garbrand alias Harkes and Anne) was born about 1593; died on 17 May 1676 in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 6. Rev. Samuel Hooker  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1633; died on 6 Nov 1697 in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut.


Generation: 4

  1. 5.  Leonard Chester Descendancy chart to this point (3.Dorothy3, 2.Thomas2, 1.John1) was born before 15 Jul 1610; died on 11 Dec 1648 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in Wethersfield Village Cemetery, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 15 Jul 1610, Blaby, Leicestershire, England

    Notes:

    Emigrated 1633; first at Watertown, then Wethersfield in 1636.

    Surmounted by a crudely-rendered armorial shield, his grave at Wethersfield Village Cemetery, said to be the third oldest tombstone in Connecticut, proclaims his late-medieval ancestry:

    HERE LYES THE BODY OF LEON
    ARD CHESTER, ARMIGER LATE
    OF THE TOWN OF BLABY AND
    SEVERALL OTHER LORDSHIPS
    IN LEISTERSHEIRE DECEASED
    IN WETHERSFEILD ANNO
    DOMINI 1648 ETATIS 39

    Family/Spouse: Mary. Mary died on 30 Nov 1688 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachussets. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 7. Capt. John Chester  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 3 Aug 1635 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 23 Feb 1698 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut.

  2. 6.  Rev. Samuel Hooker Descendancy chart to this point (4.Thomas3, 2.Thomas2, 1.John1) was born about 1633; died on 6 Nov 1697 in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1635, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    Harvard 1653.

    Samuel married Mary Willett on 22 Sep 1658 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Mary (daughter of Thomas Willett, Mayor of New York and Mary Brown) was born on 10 Nov 1637 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died on 24 Jun 1712 in Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut; was buried in East Norwalk Historical Cemetery, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 8. Mary Hooker  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 3 Jul 1673; died on 1 Nov 1740 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut.


Generation: 5

  1. 7.  Capt. John Chester Descendancy chart to this point (5.Leonard4, 3.Dorothy3, 2.Thomas2, 1.John1) was born on 3 Aug 1635 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 23 Feb 1698 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1634, of Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut

    Notes:

    He was a captain in King Philip's War, and deputy for Wethersfield many times.

    John married Sarah Welles in Feb 1654 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut. Sarah (daughter of Thomas Welles, Governor of Connecticut and Alice Tomes) was born about 1633; died on 12 Dec 1698 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 9. Mary Chester  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 23 Dec 1654 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 10 Jul 1689 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.

  2. 8.  Mary Hooker Descendancy chart to this point (6.Samuel4, 4.Thomas3, 2.Thomas2, 1.John1) was born on 3 Jul 1673; died on 1 Nov 1740 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut.

    Mary married Rev. James Pierpont on 26 Jul 1698 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut. James (son of John Pierpont and Thankful Stow) was born on 4 Jan 1660 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died on 22 Nov 1714 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; was buried in City Burial Ground, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 10. Sarah Pierpont  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 9 Jan 1710 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; died on 2 Oct 1758 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Generation: 6

  1. 9.  Mary Chester Descendancy chart to this point (7.John5, 5.Leonard4, 3.Dorothy3, 2.Thomas2, 1.John1) was born on 23 Dec 1654 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 10 Jul 1689 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Mary married John Wolcott on 13 Feb 1677 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut. John (son of Henry Wolcott and Sarah Newberry) was born on 28 Feb 1645 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 3 Jan 1712 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 11. Mary Wolcott  Descendancy chart to this point died about 1746; was buried in Palisado Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.
    2. 12. John Wolcott  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 20 Nov 1677 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 20 Aug 1750 in South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.

  2. 10.  Sarah Pierpont Descendancy chart to this point (8.Mary5, 6.Samuel4, 4.Thomas3, 2.Thomas2, 1.John1) was born on 9 Jan 1710 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; died on 2 Oct 1758 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 9 Jan 1709, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut

    Sarah married Rev. Jonathan Edwards on 28 Jul 1727. Jonathan (son of Rev. Timothy Edwards and Esther Stoddard) was born on 5 Oct 1703 in East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 22 Mar 1758 in Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 13. Esther Edwards  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 13 Feb 1732 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 7 Apr 1758 in Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey.
    2. 14. Timothy Edwards  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 25 Jul 1738 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 28 Oct 1813 in Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts; was buried in Stockbridge Cemetery, Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts.


Generation: 7

  1. 11.  Mary Wolcott Descendancy chart to this point (9.Mary6, 7.John5, 5.Leonard4, 3.Dorothy3, 2.Thomas2, 1.John1) died about 1746; was buried in Palisado Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Mary married John Eliot on 19 Dec 1706. John (son of Rev. John Eliot and Elizabeth Gookin) was born on 28 Apr 1667; died on 25 Mar 1719 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in Palisado Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 15. John Eliot  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 21 Jan 1717; died on 27 Nov 1790 in Upper Middletown (now Cromwell), Middlesex, Connecticut.

  2. 12.  John Wolcott Descendancy chart to this point (9.Mary6, 7.John5, 5.Leonard4, 3.Dorothy3, 2.Thomas2, 1.John1) was born on 20 Nov 1677 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 20 Aug 1750 in South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.

    John married Hannah Newberry on 14 Dec 1703 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut. Hannah (daughter of Thomas Newberry and Ann Ford) was born on 10 Feb 1680 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 17 Oct 1719 in South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 16. Jerusha Wolcott  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 18 Jan 1719 in South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 2 Jun 1789 in South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.

  3. 13.  Esther Edwards Descendancy chart to this point (10.Sarah6, 8.Mary5, 6.Samuel4, 4.Thomas3, 2.Thomas2, 1.John1) was born on 13 Feb 1732 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 7 Apr 1758 in Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey.

    Family/Spouse: Rev. Aaron Burr. Aaron was born on 4 Jan 1716 in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut; died on 24 Sep 1757 in Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey; was buried in Princeton Cemetery, Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 17. Aaron Burr, 3rd Vice-President of the United States  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 6 Feb 1756 in Newark, Essex, New Jersey; died on 14 Sep 1836 in Daniel Winant's Tavern, Port Richmond, Staten Island, New York.

  4. 14.  Timothy Edwards Descendancy chart to this point (10.Sarah6, 8.Mary5, 6.Samuel4, 4.Thomas3, 2.Thomas2, 1.John1) was born on 25 Jul 1738 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 28 Oct 1813 in Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts; was buried in Stockbridge Cemetery, Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    In 1759 Timothy Edwards assumed the guardianship of his orphaned neice Sarah "Sally" Burr, age 5, and her brother Aaron Burr, age 3. The following year he married Rhoda Ogden and moved, with both children, to Elizabeth, New Jersey, where Burr spent the next decade. Edwards was a harsh disciplinarian, fond of corporal punishment, and the young Burr submitted to this with all the inclination toward conformity and obedience that he displayed in his later career, which is to say, he made multiple attempts to run away to sea. Eventually Edwards and the young Burr came to an understanding which included the hiring of a tutor to prepare the boy to enter the College of New Jersey (later Princeton). After an unsuccessful application in 1767, Burr was accepted in 1769, at age 13, with sophomore standing.

    Timothy married Rhoda Ogden on 25 Sep 1760 in Elizabethtown, Essex, New Jersey. Rhoda (daughter of Robert Ogden and Phebe Hatfield) was born on 28 Sep 1742 in Elizabethtown, Essex, New Jersey; died on 2 Nov 1822 in Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut; was buried in Stockbridge Cemetery, Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 18. Mary Ogden Edwards  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 11 Oct 1780 in Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts; died on 23 Jan 1873; was buried in Spring Forest Cemetery, Binghamton, Broome, New York.


Generation: 8

  1. 15.  John Eliot Descendancy chart to this point (11.Mary7, 9.Mary6, 7.John5, 5.Leonard4, 3.Dorothy3, 2.Thomas2, 1.John1) was born on 21 Jan 1717; died on 27 Nov 1790 in Upper Middletown (now Cromwell), Middlesex, Connecticut.

    Notes:

    A.B. Harvard College, 1737. A merchant in New Haven, in 1760 he moved to Spencer, Massachusetts where he owned a mansion house and was much in public life. In 1770 he moved to Upper Middletown, Connecticut, where he died.

    John married Lydia Atwater on 7 Mar 1739. Lydia (daughter of Jeremiah Atwater and Lydia Rosewell) was born on 18 Oct 1715; died on 28 Jan 1776. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 19. Lydia Ann Eliot  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 22 Jun 1760; died on 17 Sep 1836.

  2. 16.  Jerusha Wolcott Descendancy chart to this point (12.John7, 9.Mary6, 7.John5, 5.Leonard4, 3.Dorothy3, 2.Thomas2, 1.John1) was born on 18 Jan 1719 in South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 2 Jun 1789 in South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Jerusha married Maj. Gen. Erastus Wolcott on 10 Feb 1746. Erastus (son of Roger Wolcott, Governor of Connecticut and Sarah Drake) was born on 21 Sep 1722 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 14 Sep 1793 in South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 20. Jerusha Wolcott  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 29 Nov 1755 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 19 Mar 1844 in East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.

  3. 17.  Aaron Burr, 3rd Vice-President of the United States Descendancy chart to this point (13.Esther7, 10.Sarah6, 8.Mary5, 6.Samuel4, 4.Thomas3, 2.Thomas2, 1.John1) was born on 6 Feb 1756 in Newark, Essex, New Jersey; died on 14 Sep 1836 in Daniel Winant's Tavern, Port Richmond, Staten Island, New York.

  4. 18.  Mary Ogden Edwards Descendancy chart to this point (14.Timothy7, 10.Sarah6, 8.Mary5, 6.Samuel4, 4.Thomas3, 2.Thomas2, 1.John1) was born on 11 Oct 1780 in Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts; died on 23 Jan 1873; was buried in Spring Forest Cemetery, Binghamton, Broome, New York.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 21 Oct 1780
    • Alternate birth: 27 Oct 1780
    • Alternate death: 30 Jan 1873

    Mary married Mason Whiting on 26 Apr 1800. Mason (son of Dr. William Whiting and Anna Mason) was born on 8 May 1774 in of Great Barrington, Massachusetts; died on 11 Jan 1849 in Binghamton, Broome, New York; was buried in Spring Forest Cemetery, Binghamton, Broome, New York. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 21. Mary Elizabeth Whiting  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 21 Apr 1801; died on 22 Nov 1882 in Binghamton, Broome, New York; was buried on 25 Nov 1882 in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings, New York.