US Civil War
Why was Joseph Hooker famous?
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What made John Hooker famous?
That depends on which John Hooker you mean. There have been several: John Hooker (1527-1601) was a famous writer. John Hooker (1816-1901) was a famous abolitionist. John D Hooker (1838-1911) became famous for donating money to make the Hooker Telescope. John L Hooker (1912-2001) was a famous singer.
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Did Joseph Hooker the Civil War general have children?
From " From "Homes of the Massachusetts Ancestors of General Joseph Hooker" By Isaac Paul Gragg - 1900 It is a most interesting fact that the direct ancestors of General Hooker, for five generations back to the probable emigrant ancestor to these shores, were all named Joseph Hooker, and more singular still, that among all the other Hooker families of New England, as far as research has developed, there has not been another Hooker by the name of Joseph, so that the name for the present, ceases with the General, he leaving no descendants.