Benjamin Vanhook

North Carolina, USA
Death 27 Jul 1854 (aged 86)
Rockcastle County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Brodhead, Rockcastle County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 26816955 · View Source
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Benjamin Vanhook was married two times. His first wife was Frances Higgins, they married 1786 in Pulaski Co. He then married Susannah "Susan" Higgins, Oct 10, 1808, in Pulaski Co., KY. He had a total of 19 children. From Mt. Vernon Signal, Rockcastle, Co., it tells of a stone erected for Benjamin and his wife, Susan Higgins. It reads: Old Wilderness Road Cemetery, Brodhead, Rockcastle Co. KY. The picture of the stone reads: VanHook Cemetery, there are about 30 other graves there of family members.
Benjamin was captured by the Indians at Ruddles Station with his father Samuel VanHook in about 1781. Indians scalped his mother, Hannah, and took the father and son north to Detroit. They escaped some four years later and made there way back to KY. The Old Benjamin VanHook farm is now owned by A.A. and Vivian Robbins who deeded the grate site to the VanHook heirs. Many of the grave sites were marked only with stones. The farm is situated on the Old Wilderness Trail and nearby is a cliff spring and a cave.

I descend from his first wife Frances, and their daughter Hannah VanHook - Higgins.

June Kennedy



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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Vanhook (Feb 1768–27 Jul 1854), Find a Grave Memorial no. 26816955, citing Old Freedom Cemetery, Brodhead, Rockcastle County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by June Kennedy (contributor 46981319) .