Margaret "Jane" (Hope) Booker was the daughter of James Hope and his third wife Aletha H. Sorrels. She was born in Austin's Colony in Texas about 1829 and married Ferdinand Caldwell Booker 21 Sep 1843 in Houston, Harris Co., Texas. Margaret and Ferdinand had the following children: Edward Ferdinand Booker, Samuel Jacob Booker, Sarah Jane Booker, Martha Mary Booker, Elizabeth Booker, and Mary Coritha Booker.
Jane Hope was living with her widowed mother in the home of Captain and Mrs. James Butler Hogan of Houston, Texas when she was married to Ferdinand C. Booker in the Hogan House. They had six children. Ferdinand went off to war and everyone thought he died in the war as he didn't come home to his wife. He died later however in Clayton, Indiana in 1887. The family found out when Edward (his son) had to pay his burial bill.
Jane wrote the following letter to her son, typed as written. It is a very sad latter.
Richmond March 3 1882
I write a few lines to tell you when I am gon, I want to be laid by the side of Mollie. be sure dont forget
I want to be buried in my black drefs
I am willing to go for I cant get well and I dont want to stay here and suffer. I hate to leave you all but then I will be at rest. I wish you would go and see Sallie as often as you can to visit Annie. Dont forget tell Sam to be a good boy. I would have liked to have seen them all very much. if there is any of the things you would have, take them. what ever it may be. giv Sallie the bedstead if she wants it, the little rocking chair is for Nettie if you or Sallie dont want them sell them.
I wish you would take the trunk that had Mollie clothes in it and keep it if you can for Sallie had no place for it. tell your Father I would have liked to hav seen him and talked to him but he did not com
I trust we will meet in a better world soon
dont forget to lay me by Mollie
Your affectionate Mother
James Hope (1775 - 1833)
Aletha Brooks (1807 - 1885)
Edward Ferdinand Booker (1844 - 1888)*
Samuel Jacob Booker (1861 - 1914)*
Mary Corinth Booker (1863 - 1880)*
Prosper Hope (1802 - 1863)**
Amanda Hope Wilkinson (1805 - 1860)**
Augusta Ann Hope Chriesman (1806 - 1850)**
Adolphus Hope (1807 - 1853)**
Eleanor Hope Roberts (1811 - 1860)**
Richard Hope (1814 - 1887)**
Mary Hope (1816 - ____)**
Jane Hope (1818 - ____)**
Ann Hope Shapard (1821 - 1870)**
Mary Hope Moffatt (1825 - 1854)*
Margaret Jane Hope Booker (1828 - 1882)
Hoover Bulla Cemetery
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