|Birth: ||Oct. 25, 1821|
|Death: ||Jan. 23, 1875|
Benjamin Wilmot Hooe was born in Bourbon County, Kentucky. When his father died, his mother, Elizabeth F. Hooe,married William Hall. When Ben was almost 12, he was bound out to learn to be a cabinet maker. When his step father died Ben, his mother and half-brother moved to the Camargo, Illinois area. They lived with a relative from Kentucky for a while.
Ben married Hannah Skinner, daughter of Joseph and Polly Skinner, on August 17, 1841. They had 17 children together, but nine died young due to malaria, diptheria and the ague. The surviving children were William Henry; Enoch; Caroline J.; Hanna Belle; Benjamin Wiley; Charles; Ella; and Sherman.
In March 1861, Ben moved his family to Newman (est. 1857). He enlisted in the Civil War, was commissioned as 2nd Lt., Co. A 70 Illinois Infantry and discharged at age 41. He operated a sorghum mill and owned a lumber business. He was the first Supervisor of Newman township (1868-1873). He died of blood poisoning from a cut received at his ice house. He is buried near his children. His wife Hannah died in January 1892.
(Note: most of this information came from Virginia Biddle Thode, a Hooe descendant).
Elizabeth F Hooe Hall (1797 - 1862)
Hannah R Skinner Hooe (1825 - 1892)*
Infant Son Hooe (1842 - 1842)*
William Henry Hooe (1844 - 1914)*
Sarah Chatman Hooe (1845 - 1863)*
Joseph Skinner Hooe (1846 - 1846)*
Enoch Howell Hooe (1848 - 1923)*
Caroline J Hooe Ellington (1848 - 1907)*
Semele C Hooe (1850 - 1850)*
Mary J Hooe (1851 - 1862)*
John Skinner Hooe (1853 - 1864)*
Phebe A Hooe (1857 - 1861)*
Benjamin Wiley Hooe (1861 - 1943)*
Charles V Hooe (1863 - 1886)*
Ella Hooe Fuller (1864 - 1942)*
Grant Hooe (1867 - 1884)*
Sherman Hooe (1870 - 1955)*
Created by: Andrea Hooe Raum
Record added: Feb 29, 2008
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