Make your own free website on Tripod.com

Hook Documents
Home Up

 

Have a copy of Williams Pension Papers & Hospital Muster Roll

Wm. was in Co. G-6th IN. Vol. Inf. Enrolled 9-17-1861 at Newbern. 
Mustered into service 12-31-1861 as a Corporal at Camp Wood in Co. G 
Separated 9-22-1864. 
Absent since 11-1863 
Wounded in the hand at Mission Ridge, TN. on 11-25-1863 at the Battle of Chattanooga where his brother, John M. was killed.


Shelby Co., Court Records
Probate Order Book #2, pg. 150 reads:

In petition for partition of real estate are meant.; John W. and Sarah Hook and George and Mary Wooley' and others.' p. 185

Pg. 151 reads:

In petition for partition of real estate are listed; John W. and Sarah Hook, George and Mary Wooley, Hamilton, Rebecca, Caroline, Phebe, Ann and George Pearson Dec. 5. 1856 p. 207

Probate Order Book #3 pg. 173

In a report of the sale of the real estate of Adam Pierson dec. to Squire G. Parker and David Thurston are mentioned; John W. and Sarah Hook; Hamilton, Rebecca, Carolina, Phoebe, Ann and George Pierson and Mary Woolley wife of George. Mar 16. p. 168


From the Complete Record Probate Book 'C' 1842-1847 reads:

Hon. Mathias M. Hook is now judge of the court.


From the Complete Record Probate Book 'D' 1848-1849 reads:

Hon. Mathias M. Hook is Judge of the Court.


From the Complete Record Probate Book 'E' 1846-1848 reads:

Hon. Mathias M. Hook is now Judge of the Court.


Shelby County Court Records
Probate Order book (1orD) 1847-1849 pg 125 reads:

Mathias Hook Executor of the will of Adam Rhoads dec. p. 237


1879 Atlas of Bartholomew County, pg. 7
under Judicial & Legislative it states:

"As appears from the records, the first Probate Court of this county was held by John PENCE and Ephraim ARNOLD, on the 5th day of April, 1822, and all the duties appertaining to the office were discharged by them as Associate Judges, from the formation of the county in 1821 Henry B. ROLAND, his successor, discharged the duties of this office [Probate Judge] until 1847, and was relieved by Matthias M. HOOK, who served from that date till the date of his resignation, February 19, 1852.--- and pg.12, under "Hartsville University," M. M. Hook is listed among its first Trustees. This school was run by the United Brethren Church.


Shelby County, Indiana Court Records 1862-1876

page 230. The will of Adam Rhoads Sr. dec. is filed in court Jan. 20, 1854. Henry Bass and Samuel Copple were witnesses to this will which was dated July 11, 1853. Mathias M. Hook is confirmed as executor of the will with Beaten Rhoads as his security. William Montgomery and John McAllister were appraisers of the personal property which includes several promissory notes. The pre. prop. is sold at private sale. beaten Rhoads is listed as the father of Adam Rhoads Jr. who is Adam Sr.'s only legatee. Nov. 12, 1861


Probate Order Book 4 1861-64

page 120. Beaton Rhodes was app. gdn. of Adam Rhodes minor heir of Adam Rhodes dec. with Mathias M. Hook as his security. Nov. 11, 1861.


Probate order Book 4 1861-64

page 141. Mathias M. Hook executor of the will of Adam Rhodes dec. distributes the residue of this estate to Beaton Rhodes the father and gdn. of Adam Rhodes the sole heir of Adam Rhodes dec. Nov. 12, 1861


MATTHIAS' WILL: (Will Record "G", Box 18, April 1879-July 1882, Marion Co., Indiana, pg. 289

dated the 26th day of December 1879, appoints his sons-in-law, David Elliott [Mollie], Henry Gundrum [Louisa], and Amos Ashcroft [Martha] to assist Samuel Hook [Matthias' son] in settling Matthias' estate. He owned considerable real estate in Indianapolis and elsewhere. He authorizes his wife Amanda and their son, Samuel,

.... to sell and convey any or all the lands or town or city lots, either in the city of Indianapolis or elsewhere that I may possess at the time of my decease by general warrantee deed, as effectually as I could do if living provided said sales are for the payment of my debts and the equalization of the payment of my heirs and I hereby give and bequeath to my said wife during her natural life, all my estate, personal and real lots or land, accounts, notes, moneys, or whatever I may possess at the time of my decease, excepting whatever amount it may take to pay my debts and equalize the payment of the heirs herein mentioned.

Matthias' Will goes on to list his survivors and the amounts bequeathed to them

.... S. T. Hook, having received the sum of Eight Hundred and fifty dollars ($850). See pages of my day book 25, also Ellen McIntosh has received the same amount $850. See page 78: Mollie Elliott has received the sum of Two Hundred and twenty five dollars, $225. See page 25 and Louisa Gundmann has received One hundred dollars in a horse, $100. Dr. F. M. Hook has received more than his share in the first dividend. Now as property has depreciated, in value, thereby making money worth more, hence it is my will, and I hereby direct my said wife to pay out of the above mentioned fund to pay to Martha Ashcroft the sum of Seven Hundred dollars ($700) in addition to the One hundred already paid her, and to Mollie Elliott the further sum of Five Hundred and Fifty dollars. Mrs. Ashcroft and Mrs. Elliott are the only ones to be paid anything in the equalization of my heirs, until after the death of my wife as herein provided.

I wish all my estate remaining to be equally divided between the following heirs, to wit:

.... the children of William Hook, deceased, Melvina and Elvey his daughters, to have his share. Emma Hook, daughter of Lott E. Hook, deceased, to heir his share, the children of Dr. F. M. Hook, deceased, to heir his share, the Estate belonging to the children of ? L. N. ? Hook, deceased.
(Authors Note: The initials are not decipherable, but I believe this may mean the estate belonging to the estate of F. M. Hook, deceased at this time.) I wish kept in some safe way at interest and be paid to them, as they come of age. S. T. Hook, Mollie Elliott, Martha Ashcroft, Ellen McIntosh, and Louisa Gundrum provided Mrs. Gundrum must have deducted from her share One Hundred dollars on account of the one animal and other property not accounted for, and after the decease of my said wife, I wish my son S. T. Hook to place my estate in a condition to be properly divided among the aforesaid heirs.

This, I wish him to do without bond or letters of administration. Of course the other heirs D. J. Elliott, Henry Gundrum, and Amos Ashcroft, will assist in settling my estate in proper condition to be equally divided among the aforesaid.

(Note: Interesting that no where in Matthias' Will is America (F. M's wife) mentioned. The only mention is that F. M. had received more than his share, and I believe this means because of his extended illness his father may have offered him financial support. America and F. M.'s children were mentioned, but note that it was specifically mentioned that "in no event do I wish their estate to be paid to any guardian or other person, but to the heirs, when they come of age."


Shelby Co., Court Records, Probate Order Book #2, pg. 150 reads:

In petition for partition of real estate are meant.; John W. and Sarah Hook and George and Mary Wooley' and others.' p. 185

Pg. 151 reads:

In petition for partition of real estate are listed; John W. and Sarah Hook, George and Mary Wooley, Hamilton, Rebecca, Caroline, Phebe, Ann and George Pearson Dec. 5. 1856 p. 207

Probate Order Book #3 pg. 173

In a report of the sale of the real estate of Adam Pierson dec. to Squire G. Parker and David Thurston are mentioned; John W. and Sarah Hook; Hamilton, Rebecca, Carolina, Phoebe, Ann and George Pierson and Mary Woolley wife of George. Mar 16. p. 168


The following is a notice that appeared in the Indianapolis Evening News dated Oct. 14, 1878. pg.4:

Dr. F. M. Hook, formerly councilman from the old tenth ward, died this morning at New Palestine, IN.

Francis' Will dated August 1878, appoints his brother Samuel to be guardian of his four children. He bequested all his personal property to his wife, except the following two items:

To his mother - "the picture of the funeral of Lincoln"
To his father - "the book called Barue's Notes on Daniel"

One of the witnesses to the will was Thomas S. Johnson. this is probably America's brother, Thomas Standford Johnson.


Copyright 1998-2004 - My Family's Heart Genealogy All information contained within these pages are the personal property of Ruth Ann (nee McGinnis) Gauthier and Tonya Rena (nee Gauthier) Kellum. We kindly ask that you please not take anything from these pages without our written consent first. Much of this information was generously shared with us by other researches and has been so noted. That information is being used with their permission. Thank you kindly!!