June 30th 1827 - Be it Remembered that on the thirtieth day of June 1827. A Marriage license issued to Thomas Hook and Sally Davis to be both of this County authorising any person authorised to join together in the state of Matrimony the said applicants (word unrecognizable) and Marriage between the parties above named July 5th 1827. - It is signed Joseph (Unreadable) Peace.


From Peoples Guide for Bartholomew Co., 1874 Clifty Township

CLIFTY TOWNSHIP is located on the east side of the county, and is bounded as follows: On the north by Haw Creek Township; on the east by Decatur County; on the south by Rock Creek, and on the west by Clay, and contains an area of (20) twenty square miles. The surface is generally level or rolling. Except the breaks along the creeks the soil is very rich and productive, and the farm improvements of this township are scarcely second to any other in the county. Its only village is Newbern, situated in the northwest part of the township. The church and school privileges of the township are good; the citizens enterprising and industrious. Some of the first settlers of the township were Wm. McClintic, Francis Miller and Thomas Hook.

The population of the township in 1870 was 1,133. The present population is about 1,300. The vote for Governor, in 1872, for Brown, 122; For Hendricks, 111; total 233; Republican majority, 11.

Township Trustee, John Park.
Justices of the Peace. J.W. Higgins and Watson Merrick.
Value of school property, $7,500


Little Sand Creek Baptist Church; membership, 120; value of church property, $2,000; pastor in charge, Rev. Albert Carter; Sabbath school superintendent, D. C. Shirk; average attendance of Sabbath school, 50.


From People's Guide for Bartholomew Co., Clifty Township, 1874 page 299 reads:

Hook, Thomas; retired farmer; 1&1/2 m s e Newbern. Born in Md. 1799; settled in B. C. 1826. Dem. Universalist.

-> If written out would read: Hook, Thomas; retired farmer; 1&1/2 miles south east of Newbern. Born in Maryland 1799; settled in Bartholomew County, 1826, Democrate, Universalist.


Columbus, Indiana - Friday October 18, 1878

ANOTHER GONE - Thomas Hook Newbern, Ind.

Again we are called upon to record the death of an old man of 83 year, who died in his home in Newburn last night, of old age and general debility. He has been a citizen of this county for a number of years, and by his straightforward life he has won the respect of all who knew him. He has been very feeble for some time, and his death, though not unexpected, casts a gloom over the community in which he lived, and his neighbors will not soon forget old Uncle Tommy.


1840 Bartholomew County Census shows:

Thomas Hook 2 boys under 5; 2 boys ages 5-10; 1 boy 10-15; 1 female 10-15; 1 female 20-30


1850 Bartholomew County, Clifty Township, Indiana Census, pg: 398 reads:

Dwelling# 386; Family# 390; Enumeration Date; 9/13/1850 Real Estate Value: $800

Thomas HOOK age - 50; sex - M; Occupation - Carpenter; Birthplace - MD;
Sarah age - 40; Sex - F; Birthplace - NC
Martin (Matthias) age - 20; Sex - M; Occupation - Farmer; Birthplace - IN (This was Matthias)
McKinney age - 18; Sex - M; Birthplace - IN; In School
Ransom age - 17; Sex - M; Birthplace - IN; In School
Ephraim age - 14; Sex - M; Birthplace - IN; In School
William H. age - 11; Sex - M; Birthplace - IN; In School
John M. age - 9; Sex - M; Birthplace - IN; In School
Jesse M. age - 7; Sex - M; Birthplace - IN; In School
Hannah age - 4; Sex - F; Birthplace - IN
Andrus age - 1; Sex - M; Birthplace - IN (This could be Andrew Ardery or visa versa)

Hook Family Tree

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