I’ve written extensively about my ancestor Christian Hoover and the search for his family. Now that I’ve got another piece of evidence that his parents were Philip Hoover and Hannah Thomas, I thought I’d write about them.
Philip Hoover was born about 1802, most likely on his father’s property on Plum Creek in Armstrong County.1 He was the third son and fourth child of Christian and Barbara (Harmon) Hoover. He died in May 1882 in Burlingame Township, Osage County, Kansas.2
About 1820, Philip married Hannah Thomas, daughter of John and Margaretta (Mackin) Thomas. She was born 14 July 1802 in Armstrong County and died 16 August 1880 in Burlingame Township.3 Hannah’s sister Sarah had married Samuel Hoover, Philip’s eldest brother, several years earlier. They lived in Plum Creek Township where Philip was a farmer.
On 21 August 1820, Philip had 73 acres surveyed.4 The survey was returned 28 June 1825. Philip sold this land on 3 February 1826.5 When his father died in 1850, Philip received land from his estate. He sold this land in a series of transactions in January 1876 and April 1877 before he and his wife headed west with his son Jacob and his family. Philip and Hannah both died in Burlingame several years later. Jacob and his family continued moving west, finally settling in Grays Harbor County in Washington by 1889.6
Based on census records, Philip and Hannah (Thomas) Hoover had children, born in Armstrong County:
- Christopher Hoover was born circa 1821 and died 1 October 1887, Covington Township, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. He married Caroline Kinnard, also of Armstrong County. She was born about 1830 and died 11 February 1877 in Covington Township.
- Mary Ann Hoover was born 22 Nov 1825. She may have married a Fisher.
- John Thomas Hoover was born 4 November 1827.
- Margaret Hoover was born 1831. She married Stewart Davis Pitt.
- Barbara Hoover was born 1833. She may have married a Gibson.
- William Hoover was born 1835.
- Jacob Hoover was born 8 February 1846 and died 14 September 1909 in Aberdeen, Grays Harbor County, Washington. He married Julia Ann Rupert in Pennsylvania.
- Ralston Hoover was born 1839 and died 13 June 1862 at Baltimore Cross Roads in Virginia as a result of injuries sustained during fighting in battle during the Civil War.
- Sarah Hoover was born 1842 and died 1917. She married Henry Blystone on 28 March 1860.
- Samuel M. Hoover was born 1845.
This post is part of a blogging challenge entitled 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, created by Amy Crow of No Story Too Small in 2014. Participants were to write about one ancestor every week. I’m revisiting this challenge for 2017. This is my ninth 52 Ancestors post, part of week eight.
- 1850 United States Federal Census, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Plumcreek Township, page 687, dwelling 107, family 107, Philip Hoover household; online, FamilySearch, “United States Census, 1850” (https://familysearch.org : accessed 24 Feb 2017); citing NARA micropublication M432, roll 749. ↩
- Arleen Bayless and Jill Herzog, editors, Osage County, Kansas Cemeteries and Old Soldiers and Obituaries (Topeka Genealogical Society, Topeka, Kansas, 1996), no page recorded. ↩
- Bayless and Herzog, editors, Osage County, Kansas Cemeteries and Old Soldiers and Obituaries, no page recorded; birth date calculated from age at death: 78 years, 1 month and 2 days. ↩
- Pennsylvania, Copied Survey Book C90:148, Philip Hoover survey (1820); Records of the Land Office, Record Group 17, Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg. ↩
- Armstrong County, Pennsylvania Deed book 10:449, Philip Hoover et ux to Philip Rerich (1826); microfilm, State Archives, Harrisburg. ↩
- 1889 Washington State Census, Chehalis (aka Grays Harbor) County, page 64, Jacob Hoover household; online database with images, Washington State Secretary of State, “Washington State Archives – Digital Archives” (http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov : accessed 24 Feb 2017); citing Washington State Archives Southwest Regional Branch, Chehalis County Territorial Census Roll Reel No. 2, AAA Cab. Drawer 1. ↩