Noadiah Hooker 1737-1823 draft

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son of Joseph and Sarah (Lewis) Hooker of Farmington, b.
Aug. 29, 1737, at Farmington; m. Jan. 1, 1765, Rebekah Gris-
‘vvold, daughter of Major Josiah and Mabel (Belden) Griswold
of Wethersfield, Conn., b. Sept. 7, 1744, at Wethersfield, Conn.
He was an officer of the Revolutionary War. He raised the
first troops enlisted at Farmington, and marched in command
of a company of one hundred men or more, the very elite of
the vicinity. They arrived in Boston some three weeks in ad
vance of any other enlisted men from Connecticut. He was
commissioned a Captain by the Colonial Assembly and under
64 The Descendants of Rev. Thomas Hooker
that commission served in several different regiments. In 1776
he was commissioned a Colonel by the State Legislature and
under that commission he served in command of various regi
ments until the close of the War. After the War he was for
a number of years Colonel of the 15th Regiment of State Mili
tia. He represented the town (Farmington, Conn.) for a great
number of sessions ; was for forty years a Justice of the Peace,
and a very prominent and active man in public affairs of both
town and state. He was for many years Treasurer of the
Church Society and took a very active part in the erection of
the church edifice at Farmington. With Mr. Woodruff the
architect and builder, he personally inspected every piece of
timber that was put into the building. He went on horseback
to Maine and there purchased and inspected the shingles for
the roof and the carefulness of his work is attested by the fact
that those shingles were not repaired or replaced for more
than fifty years. He died at Farmington, Conn., June 3, 1823.
She died at Farmington, Conn., Nov. 9, 1816.

from native northeast portal:

Colonel Noadiah Hooker was the son of Joseph Hooker and Sarah Lewis of Farmington, Connecticut.  He marched to Roxbury as a captain in early stages of the American Revolution, he was promoted to colonel in 1776.  After the war, Hooker was colonel in the 15th Regiment of the State Militia.  He was a representative of Farmington to the Connecticut General Assembly and served as the town’s treasurer for thirty years and a justice of the peace for forty years. 

Hooker was one of the defendants in James Wawowos’ suit over Indian land at Indian Neck.  In 1773, he purchased land from Israel Freeman.  On numerous other occasions, he was a functionary on Tunxis legal documents.In 1819, Hooker paid for the education of Peter Augustus (Takonotas), an 18-year-old Oneida boy, at the Cornwall Foreign Mission School.  After a few years at the school, Takonotas took Hooker’s name.

Death Notice.Connecticut Journal, June 17, 1823.  Starr, A History of Cornwall, Connecticut, 316.  Additional sources for this biography come from the Related Digital Heritage Items listed below.

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August 29, 1737

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see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreign_Mission_School for more info on mission school

see https://connecticuthistory.org/an-experiment-in-evangelization-cornwalls-foreign-mission-school/

see https://www.nativeamericantrail.org/visit/driving-tour/the-foreign-mission-school/

https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/03-08-02-0146 – noadia military career

hookers and indian relations: https://nativenortheastportal.com/annotated-transcription?search_api_views_fulltext=hooker&page=4 and https://www.nativenortheastportal.com/annotated-transcription/digcoll2389

Wife and children