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Augustus G. "Gus" Hooks[1, 2]

Male Abt 1849 - 1932  (~ 83 years)


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  • Name Augustus G. "Gus" Hooks 
    Born Abt 1849  Early county, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aug 28, 1932  [3
    Notes 
    • He had 6 children by Martha and 5 by Francis, according to the book by Dr. H.A. Hooks.  (This researcher has questions.  The evidence he finds does not support Gus marrying Frances Durham.  He is with Martha in 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910 and 1920 -- and none of the children attributed to Frances show up on those censuses.  In 1880, Frances Durham is living with he and Martha. It is also interesting that none of the children attributed to Frances are found (as children) with her on any census this researcher can find -- except in 1910 when she is listed as "Frances Durham", widowed and living with her son Ab Hooks.  Did Gus maintain two households and have children by both women during the same time period?  Why does Frances say she is widowed in 1910?)
          In 1884, a vote to change the seat of Hardin county Texas from Hardin to Kountze failed by 11 votes.  Folk lore has it that the fastest man in the county, Gus Hooks, was encouraged by city leaders of Kountze, Texas to set fire to the courthouse in the neighboring city of Hardin.  Known to be the fastest runner in the area (some say he could outrun a horse), by the time local authorities got suspicious and started looking for Hooks, he was in home in bed. ( http://www.bigthicketdirectory.net/bee/bee28.html )  Whether this is what actually happened or not, Kountze did become the seat of Hardin county.
          He served in Company F of the 3rd Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment.
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      1870 census, Hardin cty, TX
      HOOKS, Gus, 21, farmer, GA
      HOOKS, Martha, 21, AL
      HOOKS, Pink, 2, TX
      HOOKS, Rose, 6/12, TX
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      1880 census, TX, Hardin
      Augustus HOOKS, 26
      Martha HOOKS, 26
      Pinkney Hooks, 12
      Ross HOOKS, 10
      Charlotte HOOKS, 6
      Lina J. HOOKS, 4
      Dara L. HOOKS, 5/12
      Fanny DURHAM, 22
      Peyton DURHAM, 2
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      1900 census, TX, Hardin, jp 5, ed 9
      June 21 1900, HH 260
      HOOKS, Gus, head, W, M, 1853, 47, m 30 yrs, GA, GA, GA
      HOOKS, Marth, wife, W, F, 1853, 46, m 30 yrs, 7/5 children, AL, AL, AL
      HOOKS, Lan(?), dau, 1881, 18,TX
      HOOKS, Lina, dau, 1883, 17, TX
      HOOKS, Lum, son, 1887, 13, TX
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      1910 census, TX, Hardin, jp 5
      HOOKS, Gus, 60, GA
      HOOKS, Martha, 65
      HOOKS, Wright, Lina, 24
      HOOKS, Sister, 5
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      1920 census, Hardin cty, TX
      HOOKS, Gus G, head, 71, GA, GA, GA
      HOOKS, Martha, wife, 72, AL, MS, GA
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    Person ID I2880  mykindred
    Last Modified Jun 16, 2016 

    Father Austin \ Alston Hooks,   b. Between 1805 and 1810, Bladen county, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 29, 1888, Tyler county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Mother Mary "Polly" Cravey,   b. Abt 1812, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1869, Tyler county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Married May 12, 1835  Early county, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F761  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Martha Durham,   b. Abt 1848, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 27, 1927, Hardin county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Married Jan 10, 1867  Hardin county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Pinkney "Pink" Hooks,   b. 1868,   d. Jan 06, 1932  (Age 64 years)
    +2. Rose Hooks,   b. Jan 1870, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 19, 1954  (Age ~ 84 years)
    +3. Charlotte Hooks,   b. 1874,   d. 1926  (Age 52 years)
    +4. Lina J. Hooks,   b. 1876,   d.
     5. Clara Hooks,   b. Abt 1879, Hardin county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d.
     6. Lillie Hooks,   d.
    Family ID F1847  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Francis J. "Fannie" Durham,   b. Jun 15, 1857, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d.  
    Married Abt 1871  Silsbee, Hardin county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Julia Ann Hooks,   b. Sep 18, 1866, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 12, 1942  (Age 75 years)
    +2. Lafayette "Fate" Hooks,   b. Jun 30, 1871, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 16, 1966, Beaumont, Jefferson county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     3. Alvey J. "Abb" Hooks,   b. Abt 1886, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 12, 1950  (Age ~ 64 years)
    +4. Frank O. Hooks,   b. Sep 05, 1891, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 04, 1964  (Age 72 years)
    +5. Lemuel James Hooks,   b. Aug 08, 1895, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 25, 1969, Hardin county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Family ID F12053  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S73] Hooks, Dr. H.A.

    2. [S695] Gedcom - Hutto, George.

    3. [S74] The History of Hardin County, Texas.


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