|Birth: ||Feb. 2, 1840|
|Death: ||Sep. 13, 1916|
Father: James Nathan Hooker born 1813 in Adair, Kentucky.
Mother: Rebecca Guise Hooker was born 1815 in Buncombe, NC.
Thomas was born on a farm in Franklin County, Alabama.
Wife: Martha Ann Auten born, January 6, 1840 in TN. They were married in Corinth, Mississippi, on July 29, 1860. The wedding ceremony was performed by Mock Potts. Thomas and Martha had a total of 14 children including three sets of twins.
Martha and Thomas had 14 children:
1. daughter: Nancy M. Hooker - born: September 16, 1861
2. son: John H. Hooker - born: September 16, 1861
3. son: T. J. Hooker - born: December 17, 1862
4. daughter: Hester Ann Hooker - born: May 26, 1866
5. daughter: Rebecca "Becky" Ann Hooker - born: May 26, 1866
6. daughter: Laura Ida Hooker - born: August 6, 1868
7. son: William Benton Hooker - born: May 29 1870
8. daughter: S. G. Hooker - born: June 20, 1872
9. son: George Washington Hooker - born: August 31, 1874
10. daughter: Armanda Madie Hooker - born: May 18, 1877
11. son: Alva Rado K "Alvie" Hooker - born: May 18, 1877
12. daughter: Arsular "Sula" M. Hooker - born: July 24, 1879
13. son: James Edward Hooker - born: July 7, 1881
14. unknown child - born: dead
Thomas Benton Hooker had several siblings, including David R. Hooker, born in Alabama in 1844. Thomas and David were close being together in the Civil War and later settling in Guys, McNairy County, Tennessee.
Thomas was 21 years old when enlisted in the Confederate Army in December of 1861 by joining the 27th Alabama Infantry Regiment under Col. Hughes and served in Capt. Moore's Company "A". This was in Newberg, Alabama. After about 5 month this unit was captured at Fort Donelson in 1862.
Thomas then escaped and joined the 33rd Mississippi Infantry Regiment under Col. Hardcastle. With the 33rd Mississippi Regiment, Thomas made a raid into Kentucky under General Bragg and again captured at Bandstown, Kentucky. After this capture he was paroled at Perryville, Tennessee, this occurred in 1863 as a prisoner exchange.
After the prisoner exchange, Thomas enlisted into the 19th Tennessee Cavalry in the spring of 1863. He then entered the 11th Alabama after the Okolona fight in which Col. Jeff Forrest was killed.
During his service with the forces of The Confederate States of America, Thomas was in several battles, including, but not limited to:
The Battle of Athens Alabama, Brices Cross Roads, Okolona Mississippi and Hamburg Mississippi. He received a flesh wound at Pulaski, Tennessee. He also lost his hearing in one ear at the siege of Fort Henry.
Thomas' unit surrendered to the Union Forces on May 19, 1865. This surrender occurred at Danville, Alabama. At the time of this surrender the 13th Alabama Cavalry was commanded by Josiah J.B. Beitnell. Thomas Benton Hooker's brigade was commanded by Josiah Patterson and it was under his authority that Thomas was mustered out of the Army. Thomas was mustered out of the Confederate Army on May 19, 1865. Thomas Benton Hooker took his oath of amnesty on August 24, 1865.
After the war in 1868, Thomas and Martha settled in Guys, McNairy County, Tennessee and raised their family and farmed.
On March 12, 1912, Thomas applied for a confederate Army Pension from the State of Tennessee.
NAME: Hooker, T. B.
PENSION #: S13458
UNIT: 27th Ala. Inf.
The pension was denied due to missing or lost records.
At the time of the application, Thomas had an annual income of $120.00 and a farm valued at $700.00. He suffered from hearing loss, was blind in one eye and visually impaired in the other eye from cataract. He also suffered a double hernia.
On April 14, 1917, under number 6727, Martha applied for a pension as a widow of a Confederate Veteran of the Civil war. This request was made to the State of Tennessee. The request was also denied due to lack of documentation.
Due to searching the internet, I found records of my Great-Grandfather serving in the Civil War.
27th AL Infantry
T. B. Hooker Company I
Number 13th child is my grandfather. He was called Papa, by his children and grandchildren.
Rebecca Ann Hooker Hicks (1866 - 1943)*
New Hope Cemetery
Eastview (McNairy County)
Created by: Peace, Comfort and Hugs,...
Record added: Dec 13, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23386507