Horace Hooker 1746-1813

Horace Hooker (Nathaniel,4 Nathaniel,3 Samuel,2
Thomas1), son of Nathaniel and Eunice (Talcott) Hooker, of
Hartford, Conn., b. Aug. 24, 1746, at Hartford ; m. Aug. 2, 1769,
Elizabeth Filer, daughter of Samuel and Ann Filer, of Wind
sor, Conn., b. Oct. 25, 1750, at Windsor. He was a member of
the great firm of Hookers and Chaffee, and after their reverses
he removed to Western New York and finally settled at
Sacketts Harbor, N. Y., and engaged in business there. He d.
at Herkimer, N. Y., May 29, 1813. She died at Herkimer, N. Y.,
Nov. 9, 1813.
CHILDREN, HOOKER.
*802 Mary, b. Windsor, Conn., Nov. 26, 1771.
*803 Hannah, b. Windsor, Conn., Jan. 15, 1773.
804 Nathaniel, b. Windsor, Conn., April 16, 1775 ; d. Sacketts Harbor,
N. Y., 1810; unmarried. He was a merchant at Sacketts Har
bor.
805 Ann, b. Windsor, Conn., Feb. 16, 1778; d. Herkimer, N. Y., April.
1840.
*806 Samuel Filer, b. Windsor, Conn., Aug. 6, 1780.
807 Harry, b. Windsor, Conn., July 3, 1784; d. Pillow Point, N. Y.,
April 24, 1868; unmarried. He was buried at Sacketts Harbor.
808 Eunice, b. Windsor, Conn., Nov. 6, 1786; d. Herkimer, N. Y.,
Age 28, May 15, 1814; unmarried.

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Horace Hooker was part of the merchant shipping firm of Hooker and Chaffee, together with his brother James and John Chaffee. Hooker’s house, on Palisado Avenue in Windsor, was built in 1791. The firm lost money in the 1790s and by 1800 the Hooker family had left Windsor for New York state.

connecticut public records. Upon the application of James and Horace Hooker;, shewing to this Board that they have been appointed by Isaac Foster, Esq”, D. director-gen- eral &c., to receive and store a large quantity of hospital-stores for the use of the United States, part of which have already arrived at Windsor and the rest dayly expected, and that they had orders from said Foster to apply to [bis] Excellency for a guard &c.; praying for a proper guard &c., as per application on file: Resolved by this Board, that Colo. Roger Newberry be and he is hereby directed to furnish and supply from the regiment under his command, in such manner as he shall judge most convenient, to the said James Hooker; and Horace Hooker; a proper guard of one sergeant and twelve men for the present; and in case he shall judge it necessary, that lie increase said guard to the number of eighteen men to guard said stores till further order, and that proper pay-rolls be made up and presented to the Committee of Pay-Table for payment, who are hereby directed to liquidate the same and draw on the Treasurer for the sum that shall appear to be due thereon and charge the same to the account of the United States….