Benjamin VanHook

Male 1768 - 1854


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  • Born  Feb 1768 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  27 Jul 1854  Rockcastle, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Vanhook Cemetery, Chestnut Grove Rd., Brodhead, Rockcastle, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Father  Samuel VanHook,   b. Abt 1746, Hopewell, Hunterdon, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1813, Nicholas, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family 1  Frances Higgins,   b. 15 Feb 1773,   d. Bef 1808, Harrison, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Samuel VanHook,   b. 22 Feb 1792, Russell, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1841 and 1845, Science Hill, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Hannah VanHook,   b. 16 Jan 1795, Harrison, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1868, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Elizabeth VanHook,   b. 2 Oct 1796, Cynthiana, Harrison, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1862, Afton, Union, IA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Margaret (Peggy) VanHook,   b. 14 Jul 1798,   d. Aft 1850, Lincoln, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Mary Ann (Polly) VanHook,   b. 22 May 1800,   d. Bef 1850, Rockcastle, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Benjamin VanHook,   b. 23 Dec 1801, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1880, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Frances VanHook,   b. 16 Oct 1803,   d. Between 1842 and 1850, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Nancy VanHook,   b. Abt 1805, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1883, Rockcastle, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Henry Thomas VanHook,   b. 11 Apr 1806, Harrison, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1847, Rockcastle, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  20 Apr 2015 
    Family ID  F521  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Susannah Higgins,   b. 7 Mar 1785, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1860, Rockcastle, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  21 Oct 1808  Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • 10 March 1790 - Russell Co., Va. Upper District Personal Property Tax Lists -
      Benjamin VanHook, 1 tithable over 21, 1 horse.
      3 June 1793 - Russell Co., Va. Upper District Personal Property Tax Lists -
      Benjamin VanHook, 1 white male over 21, 2 horses.
      1794 - Russell Co., Va. Upper District Personal Property Tax Lists - Benjamin
      VanHook, 1 white male over 21, 3 horses.
      10 July 1795 - Harrison Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Benjamin VanHook, 1 white male, 2
      horses, 3 cattle, 50 acres 3rd rate land on Beaver Creek.
      28 June 1796 - Harrison Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Benjamin VanHook, 1 white male, 2
      horses, 3 cattle, 50 acres 3rd rate land on Beaver Creek.
      18 August 1797 - Harrison Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Benjamin VanHook, 1 white male
      older than 21, 3 horses, 100 acres 3rd rate land on Beaver Creek.
      May 1799 - Harrison Co., Ky. Tax Lists, page 32 - Benjamin VanHook, 1 white
      male older than 21, 6 horses.
      4 June 1800 - Harrison Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Benjamin VanHook, 1 white male
      older than 21, 4 horses, 100 acres 3rd rate land on Beaver Creek (land
      originally surveyed for Thomas Logwood).
      1800 - Harrison Co., Ky. Census - Benjamin VanHook. (Reconstructed census from
      1800 tax lists.)
      27 May 1801 - Harrison Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Benjamin VanHook, 1 white male
      older than 21, 4 horses, 100 acres 3rd rate land on Beaver Creek.
      25 May 1802 - Harrison Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Benjamin VanHook, 1 white male
      older than 21, 4 horses, 100 acres 3rd rate land on Beaver Creek.
      1 March 1803 - Harrison Co., Ky. Deeds, Volume 1, Page 760 - Caleb Hall and
      Company sold to Benjamin VanHook 2 parcels of land on Beaver Creek, each
      parcel is 100 acres. Sold for 40 pounds. William Winslow attorney for
      Hall. Recorded 1 August 1803. Witnesses: Walter Evans, William Turney,
      Henry Davis.
      24 March 1803 - Harrison Co., Ky. Deeds, Volume 2, Page 46 - Ben and Frances
      VanHook sold to John McFarland 100 acres on the Brushy Fork of Beaver Creek
      for 46 pounds 10 shillings. (For some reason this transaction is shown in
      the deed books as taking place 22 August 1785). Recorded 2 September 1805.
      This was part of land Benjamin bought from Caleb Hall and Co. 1 March 1803.
      9 April 1803 - Harrison Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Benjamin VanHook, 1 white male
      older than 21, 5 horses, 200 acres 3rd rate land on Beaver Creek.
      6 February 1804 - Harrison Co., Ky. Deeds, Volume 2, Page 77 - Christopher
      McConnico sold to Benjamin VanHook 100 acres on Brushy Fork of Beaver Creek
      for 15 pounds. Recorded 2 April 1804.
      15 March 1804 - Harrison Co., Ky. Tax Lists. Benjamin VanHook, 1 white male
      older than 21, 4 horses.
      4 December 1804 - Harrison Co., Ky. Deeds, Volume 2, Page 82 - Benjamin and
      Frances VanHook sold to John Davis 100 acres on Beaver Creek for 30 pounds.
      Recorded 4 March 1805. Benjamin bought this land from Caleb Hall and Co.
      4 March 1805 - Harrison Co., Ky. Deeds, Volume 3, Page 27 - Benjamin and
      Frances VanHook sold to Walter Evans 96 acres 136 poles for 100 pounds.
      Benjamin will defend claim from Thomas Logwood and Christopher McConnico.
      Recorded 5 March 1805. Witnesses: Christopher McConnico, John Davis,
      William Rayman (Raymond). (Benjamin bought this land from Christopher
      McConnico 6 February 1804.)
      16 March 1805 - Harrison Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Benjamin VanHook, 1 white male
      older than 21, 5 horses, 135 acres on Second Lick.
      2 April 1805 - Harrison Co., Ky. Deeds, Volume 2, Page 72 - Samuel and
      Elizabeth McIlvain sold to Benjamin VanHook 107 acres on Sycamore and Second
      Lick Creeks for 6 shillings. Part of a 600 acre tract purchased from Thomas
      Logwood. Recorded 11 November 1805. Witnesses: James Miller, John
      McIlvain, John Craig. Benjamin VanHook only has recourse against Thomas
      Logwood. Sold to McIlvain's 6 February 1789, 600 acres at 10 shillings per
      acre.
      11 July 1806 - Harrison Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Benjamin VanHook, 1 white male
      older than 21, 3 horses, 130 acres 2nd rate on Second Lick.
      11 May 1807 - Harrison Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Benjamin VanHook, 1 white male
      older than 21, 5 horses, 85 acres on Second Lick.
      22 June 1808 - Pulaski Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Benj'n VanHook, 255 acres 3rd rate
      land on Pitman Creek, 1 white male over 21, 1 white male over 16, 6 horses.
      14 July 1809 - Pulaski Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Benjamin VanHook, 255 acres 3rd
      rate land on Pitman Creek, 1 white male over 21, 1 white male over 16, 5
      horses.
      July 1810 - Pulaski Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Benjamin VanHook, 255 acres on Pitman
      Creek, 1 white male over 21, 7 horses.
      1810 - Pulaski Co., Ky. Census, Page 130 - Benjamin VanHook, 1 male 26-45
      (Benjamin), 1 male 16-26 (Samuel), 1 male 10-16 (Benjamin Jr.), 1 male 0-10
      (Thomas), 1 female 26-45 (Susannah), 3 females 10-16 (Elizabeth, Peggy, and
      Polly. Hannah, the oldest daughter was married by this time to John
      Higgins), 2 females 0-10 (Frances, Nancy), no slaves. (Martin, the son born
      the previous year, is not accounted for.)
      1811 - Pulaski Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Benjamin VanHook, 255 acres on Pitman
      Creek, 263 acres on Buck Creek, 1 white male over 21, 7 horses.
      1812 - Pulaski Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Benjamin VanHook, 255 acres on Pitman
      Creek, 1 white male over 21, 7 horses.
      1813 - Pulaski Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Benj'n VanHook, 255 acres on Pitman Creek,
      1 white male over 21, 6 horses.
      1814 - Pulaski Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Benj' VanHook, 1 white male over 21, 5
      horses.
      1815 - Pulaski Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Benjamin VanHook, 100 acres on Buck Creek,
      1 white male over 21, 5 horses.
      12 September 1817 - Pulaski Co., Ky. Deeds, Book 4, Page 333 - William and
      Esther Sloan (or Stone or Slown) sold to Benjamin Vanhook 100 acres on Buck
      Creek for $350. Recorded 27 April 1818.
      1817 - Pulaski Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Benj'n VanHook, 100 acres on Buck Creek, 1
      white male over 21, 4 horses.
      1818 - Pulaski Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Benj'n VanHook, 100 acres on Buck Creek, 1
      white male over 21, 4 horses.
      1819 - Pulaski Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Benj'n VanHook, 110 acres on Buck Creek, 1
      white male over 21, 3 horses.
      25 April 1820 - Pulaski Co., Ky. Deeds, Book 6, Page 525 - Benjamin and
      Susannah VanHook sold to Thomas Crow Jr. 85 acres on Buck Creek for $300.
      1820 - Pulaski Co., Ky. Census, Page 40 - Benjamin VanHook, 1 male older than
      45 (Benjamin), 1 male 16-26 (Thomas?), 1 male 10-16 (Martin), 1 female 26-45
      (Susannah), 1 female 16-26 (Polly), 5 females 0-10 (Sally, Lydia, Rebecca,
      Harriet, Eliza Jane).
      1820 - Pulaski Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Benj' VanHook, 100 acres on Buck Creek, 1
      white male over 21, 3 horses.
      1821 - Pulaski Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Benj'n VanHook, 110 acres on Buck Creek, 1
      white male over 21, 2 horses.
      1822 - Pulaski Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Benj'n VanHook, 85 acres on Buck Creek, 1
      white male over 21, 3 horses.
      1823 - Pulaski Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Benj'n VanHook, 85 acres on Buck Creek, 1
      white male over 21, 3 horses.
      1824 - Pulaski Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Benj'n VanHook, 85 acres on Buck Creek, 1
      white male over 21, 2 horses.
      1826 - Pulaski Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Benjamin VanHook Senr., 85 acres on Buck
      Creek, 1 white male over 21, 4 horses.
      1827 - Pulaski Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Benj'n VanHook, 85 acres on Buck Creek, 1
      white male over 21, 3 horses.
      1828 - Pulaski Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Benjamin VanHook, 85 acres on Flat Lick
      Creek, 1 white male over 21, 3 horses.
      16 August 1828 - Pulaski Co., Ky. Deeds, Book 7-1, Page 577 - Baptist Church
      of Christ at Union Meeting House appoints Benjamin VanHook as trustee.
      1830 - Rockcastle Co., Ky. Census, Page 91. Benjamin VanHook - 1 male 50-60
      (Benjamin), 1 male 5-10 (James Harvey), 1 male under 5 (John Lewis), 1
      female 40-50 (Susannah), 1 female 20-30 (?), 1 female 15-20 (Rebecca), 2
      females 10-15 (Eliza Jane, Susan), 1 female under 5 (Nancy?).
      28 September 1833 - Rockcastle Co., Ky. Deeds, Book K, Page 272 - Ben Vanhook
      bought 100 acres from John Chance and wife.
      8 September 1835 - Pulaski Co., Ky. Deeds, Book 8, Page 213 - Benjamin and
      Susan VanHook sold to Micajah Sutton, 25 acres for $125.
      14 September 1850 - Rockcastle Co., Ky. Census, Page 208, family 340, Northern
      District gives the following names and ages: Benj. VanHook, age 79, farmer,
      born North Carolina; Susan, 65, Ky.; Sarah Jane, 28, Ky.; James, 26, Ky.;
      Susanna, 25, Ky.; John, 22, Ky.
      28 September 1833 - Rockcastle Co., Ky. Deeds, Book K, Page 272 - We
      sur(veyed) Ben Vanhooks 100 acres by a copy of a deed from John Chance and
      wife to s'd Vanhook executed 28th Sept'r 1833. Beginning at a white oak (at
      46) Corner Joe Famars and in line of said Vanhook Thence with said Vanhook's
      line reversed S9 ptns; newly made con. by Processioners (at 47) Thence S25E52 po's to a white
      oak with a white oak & black oak ptn's (at 48) Thence N57E28< po's to a
      poplar and dogwood. Thence... to a locust crossing Sam Potts spring branch
      at... N19W80 po's to 2 Elms cor. also to Thos Vanhook. Thence with his
      lines N78W138 po's to a fallen popler and double dogwood connecting cor. to
      Ben & Thos Vanhook & Joe Famars surveys. Thence with Famars line S9 po's to the above beginning. We processioned only the line which touch the
      unsold land of this survey.
      The above land is where Benjamin and Susannah were buried. Their son
      Henry Thomas VanHook owned land ajoining it. After they died, the land
      passed to some of their children, the legal heirs, who transferred the
      property to James Harvey VanHook, one of the youngest sons:

      7 August 1865 - Rockcastle Co., Ky. Deeds, Book J, Page 208 - Know all men by
      these presents that we Benjamin Vanhook, Hannah Higgins late Hannah Vanhook,
      Martin Vanhook, Nancy Allbright late Nancy Vanhook, Robert Swinney & Lydia
      Swinney late Lydia Vanhook, Harriet Ann Ormes late Harriet Vanhook, John E.
      Woodyard & Jane his wife late Jane Vanhook, Susan Vanhook & John Vanhook
      heirs of Benjamin Vanhook Dec'd. for and in consideration of one dollar to
      each of us in hand & cer't the receipt - whereas is hereby ack'd do by these
      presents assign and convey to James H. Vanhook all right title and interest
      that we have or might have in the old house & farm of our father Benjamin
      Vanhook Dec'd and same place where the said James Vanhook now lives lying
      and being in the county of Rockcastle & State of Kentucky. To have and hold
      the same in his own right to dispose of as he may see proper.
      Given under our hands this the 7th day of August 1865.
      Witness: Jane Woodyard
      Green B. Parsons John E. Woodyard
      James H. Woodyard John L. Vanhook
      J.H. Allbright Susan Vanhook
      S.W. Brown Martin Vanhook
      Robert Vanhook Nancy Allbright
      John R. Higgins, attest. Robert Swinney
      Lydia Swinney
      Benjamin Vanhook
      Hannah Higgins
      H.W.J. Ormes
      James H. Vanhook states that the parties whose names appear to the forgoing
      bond was signed by them in good faith and all of their signatures thereto is
      genuine. Given under my hand this 5th day of Sept'r 1865.
      James H. Vanhook
      (Bond was filed 5 September 1865 and recorded 2 November 1865).

      5 September 1865 - Rockcastle Co., Ky. Deeds, Book J, Page 209 - This deed of
      conveyance and sale made and executed the 5th day of Sept'r 1865 between
      James H. Vanhook & Rebecca his wife of the County of Rockcastle & State of
      Kentucky of the 1st part & Morris J. Harris of the County of Lincoln & State
      afos'd of the 2nd part. Witnesseth: That the party of the 1st part for and
      in consideration of the sum of Eight-Hundred dollars in hand paid the
      receipt whereof is hereby ack'd have bargained and sold to the said Morris
      J. Harris a certain tract of land lying and being in the county of
      Rockcastle on the waters of Dick's river known as the old Vanhook tract of
      land containing one hundred acres more or less and bounded as follows:
      Beginning at a locust about...
      (signed) James H. Vanhook
      Rebecca Vanhook

      This 100 acres was then sold by the heirs of Morris J. Harris 29 August
      1894 to Nancy E. Delaney (Rockcastle Co., Ky. Deeds book 17, page 111).
      Michael and Nancy Delaney sold 25 acres of this land 27 March 1905 to John
      Singleton (book 22, page 225). The Delaneys sold the other 75 acres 17
      September 1909 to R.B. Howard (book 24, page 476). In these two deeds it is
      still referred to as the "old Vanhook tract". From here the 25 acre tract
      was broken up further when John and Ethel Singleton sold 2 acres to Malachi
      Hopkins 28 May 1916 (book 33, page 30). R.B. Howard transferred his 75
      acres to America Howard 27 June 1912 (book 27, page 586), and then she sold
      the land to Malachi Hopkins later that year, 15 October 1912 (book 30, page
      172).
      Eventually Malachi Hopkins ended up with most if not all of the land,
      along with an ajoining 56 acres that was the old Thomas Vanhook tract of
      land. Malachi and Lizzie his wife transferred about 165 acres of land to
      George and James Hopkins (their sons) on 7 September 1917 (book 35, page
      181). George Hopkins transferred about 150 acres of this land to his first
      wife Lula 18 May 1936 (book 55, page 107). George and Lula were divorced
      in 1944 and he sued to get the land back. There were so many children
      involved that a defect in the title was introduced during this period (see
      book 62, page 541, and book 65, pages 26-30). Eventually this was cleared
      up and the land passed to Elihu Saylor on 8 February 1946 (book 65, page
      29), the husband of Retha Hopkins (George's daughter and son-in-law).
      Elihu and Retha transferred the land the same day (book 65, page 31) to
      Tony Saylor.
      Tony Saylor died intestate 13 June 1947 leaving a widow, Delia Saylor,
      and 5 children (see affidavit of inheritance, deed book 85, page 350).
      They sold the land (150 acres) to D.A. and Vivian Robbins 2 February 1966
      (book 98, page 155). In this deed the land is described as being bounded
      on the north by Mrs. John Burham, on the east by Coffey heirs and Fugate
      heirs, and on the south by C.H. Frith, John Singleton, and Sam Roberts.

      4 September 1980 - On this date D.A. and Vivian Robbins deeded by gift to
      the VanHook trustees (Larry VanHook, Nancy VanHook Mullins, and Herbert L.
      VanHook) the land containing the old Benjamin VanHook family cemetery on
      their property (about 1/2 acre). It was on this site the VanHook
      descendents erected a monument in 1981.
    Children 
     1. Martin L. VanHook,   b. 8 Aug 1809, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1870, Rockcastle, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Sarah (Sally) VanHook,   b. 9 Jan 1811, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1830 and 1850, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Lydia VanHook,   b. 11 Jan 1813, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1881, Greene, MO Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Rebecca VanHook,   b. 24 May 1815, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Harriet W.J. VanHook,   b. 26 Jul 1817, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1900, Brodhead, Rockcastle, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Eliza Jane VanHook,   b. 23 Sep 1819, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1908, Rockcastle, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. James Harvey VanHook,   b. 5 Mar 1822, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1888, Ford, IL Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Susan G. VanHook,   b. 24 Apr 1824, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1901, Brodhead, Rockcastle, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. John Lewis VanHook,   b. 23 Oct 1829, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1912, Custer, OK Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  20 Apr 2015 
    Family ID  F531  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Bible record of Benjamin VanHook (1768-1854)
    Bible record of Benjamin VanHook (1768-1854)
    Abstract of Bible record of Benjamin VanHook (1768-1854)copied by Hattie M. Scott in 1934 from the original which was in the possession of Dr. Samuel E. Munson.