Family: Abner Lewis VanHook/Freelove Hall (F1193)

m. 6 Feb 1808


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  • Father | Male
    Abner Lewis VanHook

    Born  7 Feb 1775  Russell, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  12 Mar 1852  Harrison, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Married  6 Feb 1808   
    Father  Samuel VanHook | F530 Group Sheet 
    Mother   

    Mother | Female
    Freelove Hall

    Born  23 Dec 1776  Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  30 Sep 1854  Harrison, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Father  William Hall | F2035 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Nancy | F2035 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Male
    Nelson VanHook

    Born  14 Nov 1809   
    Died  25 Jan 1826   
    Buried     

    Child 2 | Male
    William H VanHook

    Born  5 Dec 1811  Harrison, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  6 Mar 1847  Harrison, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Sarah (Sally) Marshall | F2216 
    Married     

    Child 3 | Male
    Samuel VanHook

    Born  25 May 1814   
    Died  7 Sep 1849  Bracken, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Elizabeth J Veach | F2227 
    Married     

    Child 4 | Female
    Nancy VanHook

    Born  9 Nov 1816  Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  9 Jul 1877  Sabina, Clinton, OH Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Sabina Cemetery, Sabina, Clinton, OH Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  William Harvy Hall | F2036 
    Married  Abt 1837  Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 5 | Male
    John Wilson VanHook

    Born  6 Oct 1818  Harrison, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Bef 1910  Paris, Bourbon, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Paris Cemetery, Bourbon, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Margaret Isgrig | F2039 
    Married  Nov 1844   

    Child 6 | Female
    Hannah VanHook

    Born  27 Mar 1820  Harrison, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  26 Jan 1859   
    Buried     
    Spouse  Robert Scott | F2037 
    Married  23 Aug 1846   

    Child 7 | Male
    Henry Hall VanHook

    Born  11 Jan 1823   
    Died  18 Jun 1907  Harrison, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  20 Jun 1907  Battle Grove Cemetery, Harrison, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Eglantine (Tina) Redmon | F2138 
    Married  26 Aug 1852  Harrison, KY Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 8 | Male
    Archelaus VanHook

    Born  27 May 1825   
    Died  18 Jan 1857   
    Buried     
    Spouse  Elizabeth J VanHook | F1969 
    Married  1851   

    Child 9 | Female
    Amanda VanHook

    Born  26 Jan 1828   
    Died  1 Nov 1851   
    Buried     

    Child 10 | Male
    Martin Lewis VanHook

    Born  28 May 1830   
    Died  17 Jan 1837   
    Buried     

  • Notes  Married:
    • Abner Lewis VanHook son of Samuel VanHook was born 7 February 1775 in Washington County (later Russell County) Virginia. About 1800, Abner moved to Bourbon Co., Ky. (Nicholas Co. a year later) where his brother Archelaus was at that time.

      Abner married Freelove Hall in Bourbon County, Ky. 6 February 1808. Freelove was the daughter of William and Nancy Hall. She was born 23 December 1776 according to her tombstone. Abner served in the 13th regiment, Captain C.A. Collier's company, during the War of 1812. His brothers Martin and Archelaus were also in this company.

      Abner was one of the founders of Indian Creek Baptist Church and served as church clerk there for 15 years, from 1813 to 1827. His brother Archelaus is listed as the first clerk of the Union Association of Baptists in the Indian Creek Baptist Church history.

      About 1816 Abner and his family moved from Nicholas to Harrison County, Ky. He lived there until his death at 73 of "old age" on 12 March 1852. His wife Freelove died 2 years later on 30 September 1854. Abner, his wife, and his wife's parents are buried on the old Abner VanHook farm a few miles northeast of Cynthiana, Ky. in Harrison County.

      From "History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison, and Nicholas Cos., Ky." by Perrin, page 497 -

      John W. Vanhook, farmer; P.O. Paris; was born Oct. 6, 1818, in Harrison County, in Cynthiana Precinct, the fourth child born to his parents, who were Abner and Freelove (Hull) Vanhook. The grandfather of J.W. was a native of Virginia, and emigrated to Kentucky when Indians were plentiful and the settlements were few and far between, he having to remain at the station for sometime for protection. He was among the first white men who came down the Licking river in a boat. Abner, the father of our subject, began in the world with nothing, having to make his own commencement in life, having nothing; he died March, 1852; his wife survived him two years after. Their children were: William, Samuel, Archie, Henry, J.W. and Amanda... (see rest of entry under John W. VanHook notes)

      (The information on Abner's children are taken primarily from "VanHook and Allied Families" by Keister, page 105, as given there by Mrs. Gladys V. Luh from the Abner VanHook Bible. Also from a letter dated 2 December 1934 from Mrs. Capitola VanHook of Oklahoma City to Dr. Samuel Munson of Springfield, Illinois. In her letter, Capitola VanHook says that Samuel VanHook, the father of Abner, was one of the founders of the Indian Creek Baptist Church, and that Abner was the church clerk from 1813 to 1827. She also gives bible dates for Abner, his brothers and sisters and his children.)

      1797 - Russell Co., Va. Upper District Tax Lists - Abner VanHook, 1 male over 16

      1800 - Bourbon Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Abner VanHook, 1 white tithable. (note: This is also the source of the Abner VanHook entry in the 1800 census of Kentucky)

      1801 - Nicholas Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Abner VanHook, 1 voter, 1 white tithable, 1 horse, 57 acres on Indian Creek.
      1803 - Nicholas Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Abner VanHook, 1 tithable, 57 acres on Indian Creek.
      12 June 1804 - Nicholas Co., Ky. Tax Lists, page 9 - Abner VanHook, 1 tithable, 1 horse, 57 acres on Indian Creek.
      1805 - Nicholas Co., Ky. Tax Lists, page 9 - Abner VanHook, 1 tithable, 57 acres on Indian Creek.
      1807 - Nicholas Co., Ky. Tax Lists, page 10 - Abner VanHook, 1 tithable, 57 acres on Indian Creek.
      1808 - Nicholas Co., Ky. Tax Lists, page 13 - Abner VanHook, 1 tithable, 5 horses, 57 acres on Indian Creek.
      1809 - Nicholas Co., Ky. Tax Lists, page 12 - Abner VanHook, 1 tithable, 4 horses, 57 acres on Indian Creek.
      1810 - Nicholas Co., Ky. Tax Lists, page 18 - Abner VanHook, 1 tithable, 3 horses, 57 acres on Indian Creek.

      1810 - Nicholas Co., Ky. Census, page 435 - Abner VanHook, 1 male under 10, 1 male 26 to 45, 1 female 16 to 26.

      1811 - Nicholas Co., Ky. Tax Lists, page 27 - Abner VanHook, 1 tithable, 4 horses, 57 acres of 2nd rate land on Indian Creek.
      1812 - Nicholas Co., Ky. Tax Lists, page 11 - Abner VanHook, 1 tithable, 3 horses, 57 acres of 2nd rate land on Indian Creek.
      1813 - Nicholas Co., Ky. Tax Lists, page 20 - Abner VanHook, 1 tithable, 4 horses, 57 acres on Indian Creek. Served in 13th regiment, Captain C.A.Collier's company.

      May 1814 - Nicholas Co., Ky. Court Records Book C, page 154 - The Administration of the Estate of Thomas Vanhook Deceased is Granted unto Martin Vanhook who made oath thereto and Together With Archelaus Vanhook and Abner Vanhook his securities entered into and acknowledged Bond in the Penalty of $500...for letters of Administration... Appraisers Joseph Stewart, John Berry, John Smith, and James Johnson... (Martin, Archelaus and Abner were brothers of Thomas. Thomas married Mary Davis.)

      May 1814 - Nicholas Co., Ky. Court Records Book C, page 157 - Archelaus Vanhook and Abner Vanhook are appointed Guardians to Russell, Harriet, Letitia, Wallace and Zerilda Infant Orphans of Thomas Vanhook Deceased... entered into $100 Bond with Jesse Baskett for securing the said Orphans estate.

      1815 - Nicholas Co., Ky. Tax Lists, page 20 - Abner VanHook, 1 tithable, 5 horses, 57 acres on Indian Creek. Served in 13th regiment, Captain C.A. Collier's company.

      26 August 1815 - Nicholas Co., Ky. Deeds, book D, page 382 - William Casey of Harrison County sold to Abner Vanhook of Nicholas County 29¬ acres ajoining Abner's present land. Attest: Abraham Miller, Joel Munson. Certificate proven by oath of Joel Munson 5 October 1815, recorded 6 February 1816. (note: Joel Munson was Abner's brother-in-law, husband of his sister Caty.)

      26 August 1815 - Nicholas Co., Ky. Deeds, book D, page 346 - William Casey of Harrison County sold to Abraham Miller 29¬ acres ajoining Abner VanHook's land. Attest: Abner Vanhook, Joel Munson. Recorded 5 October 1815.

      8 July 1816 - Nicholas Co., Ky. Deeds, Book D, page 25 - John T. Johnson himself and his heirs and as attorney heirs of Robert Johnson dec'd of Scott Co., Ky. to Abner VanHook for $119, 59 acres Nicholas Co. on the waters of Indian Creek. (This is probably the land Abner had been living on all along. He just got clear title to it at this time.)

      1817 - Harrison Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Abner VanHook, 1 tithable, 6 horses, 88&3/4 acres on Indian Creek.
      1818 - Harrison Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Abner VanHook, 1 tithable, 4 horses, 93&3/4 acres on Indian Creek.
      1819 - Harrison Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Abner VanHook, 1 tithable, 4 horses, 89&3/4 acres on Indian Creek.

      1820 - Harrison Co., Ky. Census, page 202 - Abner VanHook, 3 males under 10, 1 male 10 to 16, 1 male 26 to 45, 2 females under 10, 1 female 26 to 45.

      1821 - Harrison Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Abner VanHook, 1 tithable, 1 horse, 1 slave, 136 acres on Indian Creek.
      1822 - Harrison Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Abner VanHook, 1 tithable, 6 horses, 90 acres on Indian Creek, 3 children ages between 4 and 14 years old.
      1823 - Harrison Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Abner VanHook, 1 tithable, 7 horses, 90 acres on Indian Creek.
      1824 - Harrison Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Abner VanHook, 1 tithable, 7 horses, 90 acres on Indian Creek.
      1825 - Harrison Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Abner VanHook, 1 tithable, 6 horses, 90 acres on Indian Creek.
      1826 - Harrison Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Abner VanHook, 1 tithable, 5 horses, 90 acres and 93 acres on Indian Creek.

      20 May 1826 - Harrison Co., Ky. Deeds - John and Mary Lee sold 91 acres to John B. Austin for $380.50. (John Austin was Mary and Abner's brother-in-law, married to their sister Nancy.) Deed was witnessed by Abner VanHook and Freelove Hall VanHook.

      1827 - Harrison Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Abner VanHook, 1 tithable, 6 horses, 90 acres and 93 acres on Indian Creek.
      1828 - Harrison Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Abner VanHook, 1 tithable, 7 horses, 90 acres and 93 acres on Indian Creek.
      1829 - Harrison Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Abner VanHook, 1 tithable, 7 horses, 90 acres and 93 acres on Indian Creek.
      1830 - Harrison Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Abner VanHook, 1 tithable, 7 horses, 183 acres on Indian Creek.

      1830 - Harrison Co., Ky. Census, page 174 - Abner VanHook, 1 male under 5, 2 males 5 to 10, 1 male 10 to 15, 2 males 15 to 20, 1 male 50 to 60, 1 female under 5, 1 female 5 to 10, 1 female 10 to 15, 1 female 40 to 50.

      about 1832 - Harrison Co. Order Book E, pages 248, 259, 361, etc. - Archelaus, Abner, and Sarah VanHook appointed administrators of estate of Martin VanHook, deceased. (note: Martin was brother of Archelaus and Abner and married Sarah Hardin.)

      1833 - Harrison Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Abner VanHook, 1 tithable, 12 horses, 183 acres on Indian Creek.
      1834 - Harrison Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Abner VanHook, 1 tithable, 8 horses, 180 acres on Indian Creek.
      1835 - Harrison Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Abner VanHook, 1 tithable, 11 horses, 290 acres on Indian Creek.
      1837 - Harrison Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Abner VanHook, 1 tithable, 13 horses, 345 acres on Indian Creek.
      1838 - Harrison Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Abner VanHook, 1 tithable, 11 horses, 340 acres on Indian Creek.
      1839 - Harrison Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Abner VanHook, 1 tithable, 9 horses, 20 cattle, 239 acres on Indian Creek.
      1840 - Harrison Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Abner VanHook, 1 tithable, 10 horses, 20 cattle, 236 acres on Indian Creek, 3 children ages between 7 and 17 years.

      1840, Harrison County, KY Census - Page 153
      William R. VanHook, Samuel R VanHook, Abner VanHook listed sequentially
      Abner VanHook, 1 male 10 to 15, 1 male 15 to 20, 1 male 20-30, 1 male 60 to 70, 1 female 10 to 15, 1 female 15 to 20, 1 female 40 to 50,

      1841 - Harrison Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Abner VanHook, 1 tithable, 9 horses, 23 cattle, 241 acres on Indian Creek, 3 children ages between 7 and 17 years.
      1842 - Harrison Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Abner VanHook, 1 tithable, 9 horses, 22 cattle, 240 acres on Indian Creek, 3 children ages between 7 and 17 years.
      1843 - Harrison Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Abner VanHook, 1 tithable, 11 horses, 31 cattle, 240 acres on Indian Creek, 1 child age between 7 and 17 years.
      1844 - Harrison Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Abner VanHook, 1 tithable, 1 slave, 14 horses, 30 cattle, 246 acres on Indian Creek, no children 7 to 17.
      1845 - Harrison Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Abner VanHook, 1 tithable, 1 slave, 14 horses, 14 cattle, 240 acres on Indian Creek, no children 5 to 16.

      24 June 1847 - Harrison Co., Ky. Deeds, Book 45, page 267 - Abner VanHook attest. to deed of Isaac Monson to Lucy Hume.

      1850 - Harrison Co., Ky. Census, page 78:
      Abner VanHook, age 70, born VA
      Free, 60, KY
      Henry, 25, KY
      Amanda, 21, KY

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      Abner VanHook Will
      16 May 1850 - Harrison Co., KY
      In the name of God, Amen. I Abner Vanhook of the County of Harrison & State of Kentucky being aged, weak & infirm and hasting to the place appointed for all living but of sound mind and dis( illegible) memory & judgement for which I thank God for every good & perfect gift do make this my last will and testament in the form and manner following to wit;

      First. It is my will that at my decease my body be decently interred in the Earth from whence it was taken & my soul I commit into the hands of God who gave it, hoping he will deal with it according to his Fatherly mercies, love & benevolence.

      Second. I will that all my just debts and funeral expenses be punctually paid.

      Third: It is my will that my tender and beloved wife Freelove Vanhook have one equal third part of all my estate both real and personal, after the payment of just debts & special devises and that she remain in the Mansion house & have full control of said third during her natural life or until dower be assigned (sp?) in accordance of law which assignment (sp?) of dower is left discretionary with my Executors hereafter named at my decease, at which period it is my will that my Executor shall divide my landed Estate among my several heirs taking due care that all the advancements hereafter named shall be duly brought in said division, so as in the final adjustment of my Estate both real & personal all shall be made equal.

      Advancements named to wit.--

      To William eight hundred & fifteen dollars, To Samuel eight hundred and twenty nine dollars which sums were advanced in land and is to stand for the amount named in the final distribution

      Also I have given by way of advancement to my two daughters Nancy Hall & Hannah Scott to Nancy Hall Four hundred and Fifty dollars, To Hannah Scott Three hundred dollars.

      Also to John the sum of Three hundred dollars, all of which sums is to be brought in, in the final adjustment of my estate and in respect of my negro woman slave Mariah it is my will and desire, that should my wife survive me that she shall have her and her future & present increase during her natural life, at which period her & said increase is to go into the final distribution of my estate among my several heirs.

      Also my servant man Peter, whose time of service is recorded in the Harrison Circuit Court, three fourths of said services is mine which is also to go to my wife, the other third of said service belongs to my son Henry, over which I have not control.

      Said Henry Archelaus & Amanda to which heirs I have made no advances, which and all to be made equal in the final distribution of my estate. Further it is my will at the division of my landed estate, that the (word illegible) in said division of said lands, that they put a valuation on on agreeably to quality and that they allot to my son John his portion adjoining his present tract.

      Also to my daughter Hannah Scott they allot their portion adjoining their present farm & further as life is so uncertain and my heirs are all of lawful age I omit the appointment of any one as an Executor of this my last will but leave it to their discretion to select among themselves the most competent one to go forward to Execute this my last will & Testament hereby revoking all other or former wills or testaments which may be produced.

      In witness where of I have hereunto set my hand & affixed any seal this 16th day of May in the year of 1850.

      Signed sealed published and declared ) Abner Vanhook
      as the last will & Testament of the ) (Seal)
      above named Abner Vanhook in )
      presence of vz (?)
      Charles (name illegible) )
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      A Copy Att PWhimitt (word illegible)

      12 March 1852 - Kentucky Death Records, Harrison County - Abner Vanhook, age
      73, died of old age, born Harrison Co., died Harrison Co., parents unknown.