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David HOOVER

Male 1781 - 1866  (85 years)


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  • Name David HOOVER  [1
    Born 2 Apr 1781  Hooverhill , Randolph County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    • Birth date based upon Center MM record
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Justice of the Peace and Fourteenth Clerk of Wayne County, Indiana. State legislator for numerous terms. 
    Religion Quaker 
    Died 12 Sep 1866  Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 6
    Notes 
    • David Hoover. ñ This gentleman was one of the honored pioneers who aided in laying the foundation on
      which to erect the superstructure of Wayne countyís present prosperity and progress. Through the period
      of early development he was an important factor in the improvement and advancement of this section of
      the state, and was also concerned with the broader interests which had to do with the welfare of the
      commonwealth.

      David Hoover was born in Randolph county, North Carolina, on the 14th of April, 1781, and was a son of
      Andrew and Elizabeth (Waymire) Hoover. He removed with his fatherís family to Ohio in 1802, and in 1807
      came to Whitewater, Indiana. He was one of the earliest settlers in this section of the state. The
      land was still in its primitive condition, the forests were uncut and the work of progress and
      civilization had scarcely been begun. Mr. Hoover was married March 31, 1807, to Catharine Yount, near
      the Great Miami, and removed to the land selected and entered in 1806, and on which, before his removal,
      he had erected a log cabin. There he made his home until his death in 1866. Although his educational
      privileges were exceedingly limited, having, as he wrote, ìnever had an opportunity of reading a
      newspaper nor seen a bank note until after he was a man grown,î he accumulated a fund of practical
      knowledge which fitted him for the various public trusts confided to him by his fellow citizens. In
      1810 he was appointed a justice of the peace of Wayne county and filled that office for many years,
      discharging his duties with marked fairness and ability. In 1815 he was appointed an associate judge of
      the Wayne county circuit court and his service in that position covered an extended period. In
      February, 1817, he was elected clerk of that court, and held the office by re-election nearly fourteen
      years. He would undoubtedly have been continued in that position for a longer period had it not been
      incumbent upon him as an office-holder to remove to the county seat. He preferred the farm, however,
      and in consequence retired from office. He served as a member of the Indiana senate for six years and
      left the impress of his strong individuality, clear insight and sound judgment upon the statutes of the
      state. A man of strong intellectuality, of honorable purpose and keen discernment, he was well fitted
      for leadership in matters of public moment, and in the first half of the century was one of the most
      prominent men of Indiana. He delighted in reading and collected a large and valuable library, embracing
      a wide range of literature, science and general knowledge. This more than supplied the deficiency in
      his school education, and his example strongly commends itself to the thousands of young men who, like
      him, have been deprived of early advantages, but who, following in his footsteps, may attain success,
      and perhaps fame. He stated his political position thus: ìIn politics I profess to belong to the
      Jeffersonian school,î and he took his motto from Jeffersonís first inaugural, ìEqual and exact justice
      to all men.î He declared himself a firm believer in the Christian religion and was opposed to all wars
      and to slavery.

      Unto Mr. and Mrs. Hoover were born ten children. Elizabeth, the eldest, married Jacob Thornburg, of
      Newcastle, and after his death became the wife of Simon T. Powell, of that place; Hiram married
      Elizabeth Marmon, and after her death removed to Kansas, where he married Mary Price and spent his
      remaining days; Mary died in childhood; Susan was the wife of William L. Brady, of Richmond; Sarah was
      the wife of Benjamin Hill, of Wayne township, Wayne county; Isabel married James M. Brown, of Richmond;
      Esther became the wife of Henry Shroyer, of Newcastle; William and Rebecca died in early childhood; and
      David married Phoebe Macy, and resided on the old family homestead until his death. His children are
      Andrew M., Henry Irvin and David Simon.

      Judge Hoover died in 1866, in his eighty-sixth year, and his wife passed away in 1865, in her seventy-
      sixth year. His was a long, active, useful and honorable life, and his name is indelibly inscribed on
      the pages of Wayne countyís history.

      His grandfather on his motherís side, Rudolph Waymire, was a native of Hanover, Germany, who used to
      boast that he had been a soldier under his Britannic majesty, and that he was in the battle of Dettingen
      in 1743. For some time previous to his emigration to America he also served under Frederick the Great,
      of Prussia, as one of his body guard, a company into which no man was admitted who was not seven feet
      or more in height, he being seven feet eight inches!

      Biographical and Genealogical History of Wayne, Fayette, Union and Franklin Counties, Indiana. Chicago.
      The Lewis Publishing Company. 1899.
      Pages 183 to 185. [7]
    Person ID I2153  Ronald Allen Snowden Family Tree
    Last Modified 9 Jun 2009 

    Father Andrew (Andrew Of Richmond) HOOVER, II,   b. 21 Sep 1752, Mirey Springs, Big Pipe Creek, Fredrick County, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1834, Whitewater, Wayne County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth WAYMIRE,   b. 12 Jul 1752, Aboard the ship Leathly Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1834, Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 1776  , , North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 8
    _UID DB92BC2A93A6478D8A473EF530D45B31F40A 
    Photos
    Plaque commemorating the life of Andrew and Elizabeth
    Plaque commemorating the life of Andrew and Elizabeth
    Family ID F1566  Group Sheet

    Family Catharine YOUNT,   b. 16 Apr 1790, , , North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1865, Wayne Township , Wayne County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 27 Mar 1806  Middle Fork,Wayne County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    • Married near the great Miami
    _UID E77C1A1C8D94409CB4692EF15EDE8ECE6AC4 
    Notes 
    • Mann’s Family Tree appears to be well researched, and the date and location from this document has been used in lieu of the two other referernces as being more accurate. Documents indicate a searach of Quaker records was undertaken, which are presumed to be more accurate than what was used for the other citations.
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth HOOVER,   b. 21 Sep 1807, , Wayne County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1881  (Age 74 years)
     2. Hiram HOOVER,   b. 15 Feb 1809, , Wayne County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1867, , Coffey County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     3. Susan HOOVER,   b. 11 Dec 1812, , Wayne County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1891, , Wayne County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. Sarah HOOVER,   b. 10 Jun 1814, , Wayne County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1885, , Wayne County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     5. Isabelle J. HOOVER,   b. 24 Jan 1817, , Wayne County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1905, Earlham, Wayne County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     6. Esther HOOVER,   b. 28 Jun 1818, , Wayne County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1902, , Henry County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     7. David HOOVER, Jr.,   b. 4 Jul 1823, Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1897, Wayne Township, Wayne County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     8. Mary HOOVER,   d. Infancy
     9. Rebecca HOOVER,   d. Infancy
     10. William HOOVER,   b. , Wayne County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Infancy
    Family ID F1585  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    David Hoover 1781 face
    David Hoover 1781 face

    Headstones
    Headstone of David Hoover
    Headstone of David Hoover
    Located within the Hoover-Bulla Cemetery, Richmond, Indiana
    Grave stone of David Hoover
Bulla-Hoover Cemetery, Richmond, Indiana
    Grave stone of David Hoover Bulla-Hoover Cemetery, Richmond, Indiana

  • Sources 
    1. [S47] William M. Reser, M.D., (Newberry Library).

    2. [S93] Andrew W. Young, (R. Clarke and Company, 1872).

    3. [S95] Mann’s Family Tree.

    4. [S242] 1860 Federal Census--Wayne Township, Wayne County, Indiana, USA.

    5. [S172] Encyclopedia of Amerian Quaker Genealogy, William Wade Hinshaw, (Edwards Brothers, Inc.; Ann Arbor, Michigan).

    6. [S243] 1860 Federal Census--Wayne Township, Wayne County, Indiana, USA.

    7. [S215] (Inter-State Publishing Company, 1884).

    8. [S48] Ancestry.com.