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b. c. 1770
Surry County, North Carolina

m. 1st Unknown *
2nd Francis Taylor
March 2, 1795
Surry County, North Carolina

c. Rachel* 1785 m. Thomas Parks, Jr. 3-6-1805
Jacob*2-l8-1786 – 1855 m. 1st Fanny Combs 9-2-1816 (Isaac Stover bondsman),
2nd Nancy Hall
Lawrence* 1790 –1878 m. 1st Lucy Barnett, 2nd unknown, 3rd Polly Ann Murphy
Henry 1795 moves later to Bledsoe Co. TN
Margaret 1796 m. Isaac Stover 12-7-1818
Phillip 1798 m. Susannah Chambers is on the tax records of Sequatchie Co. TN

d. between 1830 – 1840
Wilkes County, North Carolina

In his young adult life John lives close to his father Jacob, in what was then Surry County, North Carolina. He marries but the name of his first wife remains a mystery. After her death, he marries Francis Taylor in Surry County; they move to Wilkes County, North Carolina shortly after their marriage. The 1800 census of Wilkes County, enumeration for John Hoots, shows a man and a woman over the age of 45 living in their household. Most likely these are the parents of Francis because John’s parents still maintained their own household in Surry County. John’s father dies in 1801 and in his will leaves him “100 acres of land whereon he formerly lived and whatever he has of mine in his possession to him and his heirs forever.” By 1805, John has acquired 300 acres of land in Wilkes County.

The following is a compilation of land transactions in Wilkes County:

Book D, page 338
April 20, 1798, William Sloan sold to John hoots for 20 lbs. 50 acres, Corner of Isaac Garrison’s land … Wolbanks corner…Wheatley’s Creek

Book F, page 42
State Grant to John No. 2431, 50 acres on Wheatley Creek, December 28, 1803

Book G & H page 532
October 10, 1812, Benjamin Jones to John Hoots, 194 acres on Roaring River Bank, at the Wagon Ford, for the sum of $300

Book K, page 246
January 12, 1820, John Hoots sold to William Powell, 194 acres on Roaring River Bank, at the Wagon Ford, for the sum of $575

Location in region surrounding Roaring River, North Carolina


An unexplained gift to John Hoots, as stated in the will of Hannah Garrison dated November 1798,”I will and bequeath unto my friend John Hoots the track of land whereon I now live and one feather bed and one white face cow …I will and bequeath unto John Hoots all the rest of my stock and household goods after my funeral expenses are paid….”

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