Hooker, John, 1664 - 1746

John Hooker was born in Farmington, Connecticut, on Feb. 20, 1664, the son of the Rev. Samuel and Mary (Willet) Hooker. He served as justice and register of Farmington. He also served as a representative from Farmington to the Connecticut General Court from 1699 to 1723, and assistant from 1724 to 1732. As assistant, he also served as judge of the Superior Court of Connecticut. He was commissioner of the Mohegan’s sequestered land at New London and provided a statement for the Connecticut General Court in 1738 that the ninety acres of land at Indian Neck belonged and had always belonged to the Tunxis Indians. He died at Farmington on Feb. 21, 1746. He married Abigail Standley (1669-1743) of Farmington on Nov. 24, 1687. L. J. Hooker, “Edward Hooker, Commander, U.S. Navy,” The "Old Northwest" genealogical quarterly (Columbus, Ohio: "Old Northwest" Genealogical Society, 1898-), VII, 12; Edward Hooker, Descendants of Rev. Thomas Hooker, Hartford, Connecticut, 1586-1908: Being an Account of What is Known of Rev. Thomas Hooker's Family in England: and More Particularly Concerning Himself and His Influence upon the Early History of our Country: Also All Items of Interest which it has been Possible to Gather Concerning the Early Generations of Hookers and their Descendants in America (Rochester, NY: Margaret Huntington Hooker, 1909), 19.
Prefix: 
Hon.
Born: 
Feb. 20, 1664
Died: 
Feb. 21, 1746