Eleanor (Ellen) Thompson

Female 1812 - 1897


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  • Born  28 Feb 1812  Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  12 Aug 1897  Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Father  Joseph Thompson, Sr.,   b. Abt 1776, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1835, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Nancy Charlton,   b. 2 Oct 1778, Montgomery, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1812, Rockcastle, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family  Martin L. VanHook,   b. 8 Aug 1809, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1870, Rockcastle, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1829  Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Married:
    • Martin VanHook, son of Benjamin VanHook and Susannah Higgins was born in Pulaski County, Kentucky, 09 August 1809, as given in his father's Bible that was in possession of Dr. Samuel Munson of Springfield, Illinois, in the 1930's. It also agrees with his age as shown in all census records.

      Martin's wife, Eleanor Thompson, was born about 1812. They were married by 1829. Their marriage record has not been found. Martin died after 1870. Supposedly he is buried in eastern Pulaski Co., KY on the Plano-VanHook Road in a little cemetery. His stone says "Martin L. V." and the owner of the land confirmed the cemetery was "VanHook's".

      Family tradition says that 5 sons of this family served in the civil war, 2 on the Confederate side and 3 on the Union side:

      The records of Kentuckians in the war confirm Joseph C. (Clem) Van Hook and Andrew Van Hook as serving under the Confederate flag, Company C (Captain M.B. Perkins Co.), Sixth Kentucky Cavalry (Grigsby's Regiment). They both enlisted 13 September 1862 at Somerset, Ky.

      (From "Report of the adjutant general of the state of Kentucky", 1867)
      Martin Van Hook enrolled 24 Jul 1861 as a private in the Kentucky Volunteer Calvary, Third Regiment, Company "K". He was mustered in 8 Oct 1861 at Camp Dick Robinson. He was "killed in action" at Stones River, Tennessee, on 31 Dec 1862 (only 5 people out of 105 in this company that were killed).The Battle of Stones River began on the last day of 1862 and was one of the bloodiest conflicts of the Civil War. The battle produced important military and political gains for the Union. Martin's mother, Ellen Van Hook, filed for his pension 23 Dec 1887.

      Private James Vanhook enlisted in Company B, 12th Kentucky Infantry, enlisted at Camp Hoskins, Pulaski County, Ky., 12 October 1861. He never actually joined his company, being sick in the hospital at Somerset, and died 2 April 1862. His mother Ellen also filed for pension under James' name on 23 Dec 1887.

      The only Benjamin Vanhook listed in Kentucky Union lists was in Company A, 12th Kentucky Infantry. He joined 15 October 1861 at Somerset, and died at Tuscambia, Alabama, 28 July 1862. No Micajah can be found.

      There was a Private George Vanhook enlisted in Company G, 13th Kentucky Cavalry, 13 August 1863 in Pulaski County. His age at this time was given as 30, so he could not be the George shown above. The other sons were probably too young to have served and no records can be found that could apply to them.

      After John Lewis Van Hook (Martin's younger brother) died in 1912, his widow Mary Jane Hunter (VanHook) lived from time to time with her relatives. She would visit Andrew Jackson (Andy), James (Jimmy), George, and John Mason, the sons of Martin (1809-1910) and Eleanor Van Hook. Jimmy, George and John seemed to be elderly Gentlemen living and farming together. In Mary's letters they are mentioned as "The Boys."

      1850 - Pulaski Co., Ky., Census, page 47 - Shows Martin's occupation as farmer with property worth $600.
      Martin Vanhook «tab»«tab»M «tab»41 «tab»Kentucky
      Elenor Vanhook «tab»«tab»F «tab»38 «tab»Kentucky
      Benjamin Vanhook «tab»«tab»M «tab»21 «tab»Kentucky
      Josep Vanhook «tab»«tab»M «tab»19 «tab»Kentucky
      Micajah Vanhook «tab»«tab»M «tab»17 «tab»Kentucky
      Rebecca Vanhook «tab»«tab»F «tab»14 «tab»Kentucky
      Harriet Vanhook «tab»«tab»F «tab»13 «tab»Kentucky
      Martha Vanhook «tab»«tab»F «tab»10 «tab»Kentucky
      James Vanhook «tab»«tab»M «tab»8 «tab»Kentucky
      Andrew J Vanhook «tab»«tab»M «tab»6 «tab»Kentucky
      George C Vanhook «tab»«tab»M «tab»4 «tab»Kentucky
      William Vanhook «tab»«tab»M «tab»3 «tab»Kentucky
      John Vanhook «tab»«tab»M «tab»1 «tab»Kentucky
      "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M652-QC3 : 9 November 2014), Martin Vanhook, Pulaski county, part of, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States; citing family 654, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

      15 September 1852 - Pulaski Co., Ky., Deeds Volume 15, page 164 - Ezekial Hamm and Kezziah Hamm sold to Martin Vanhook 200 acres on Buck Creek for $200.

      2 October 1852 - Pulaski Co., Ky., Deeds Volume 15, page 166 - Martin Vanhook
      and Eleanor his wife sold to William Price 200 acres on Buck Creek for $400
      (the land he bought 15 September 1852).

      3 December 1853 - Kentucky Birth Records, Pulaski Co. - born Franklin P.,
      father Martin Vanhook, mother Elender Thompson.

      14 June 1860 - Pulaski Co., Ky. Census, page 61, district 1. Shows Martin's occupation as farmer with property worth $600. The following names and ages are given:
      Martin Vanhook «tab»«tab»M «tab»50 «tab»Kentucky
      Ellen Vanhook «tab»«tab»F «tab»48 «tab»Kentucky
      Harriet Vanhook «tab»«tab»F «tab»21 «tab»Kentucky
      Martin Vanhook «tab»«tab»M «tab»20 «tab»Kentucky
      James Vanhook «tab»«tab»M «tab»17 «tab»Kentucky
      Andrew Vanhook «tab»«tab»M «tab»16 «tab»Kentucky
      George Vanhook «tab»«tab»M «tab»14 «tab»Kentucky
      William O B Vanhook «tab»«tab»M «tab»11 «tab»Kentucky
      John M Vanhook «tab»«tab»M «tab»10 «tab»Kentucky
      Sarah E Vanhook «tab»«tab»F «tab»9 «tab»Kentucky
      Franklin P Vanhook «tab»«tab»M «tab»7 «tab»Kentucky
      Robert W Vanhook «tab»«tab»M «tab»5 «tab»Kentucky
      "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZBZ-MH5 : 30 December 2015), Ellen Vanhook in entry for Martin Vanhook, 1860.

      1870 US Census - Rockcastle Co., KY - District 2, PG 2
      (note - surname is shown as "Vankirk" in ancestry.com index)
      Martin Vanhook «tab»«tab»M «tab»60 «tab»Kentucky
      Ellen Vanhook «tab»«tab»F «tab»58 «tab»Kentucky
      John M Vanhook «tab»«tab»M «tab»20 «tab»Kentucky
      Franklin P Vanhook «tab»«tab»M «tab»16 «tab»Kentucky
      Robert W Vanhook «tab»«tab»M «tab»13 «tab»Kentucky

      United States General Index to Pension Files
      Name «tab»Martin Van Hook
      Event Type «tab»Pension
      Event Date «tab»23 Dec 1887 (date of filing)
      Event Place «tab»Kentucky, United States
      Application Number 365.262
      Certificate Number 295.606
      Service Company K, 3rd Kentucky Infrantry
      Beneficiary's Name «tab»Ellen Van Hook (mother)
      Remarks: child - see James Van Hook, B.12 Ky Inf. M.O. 365.262 2 sons
      "United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJDP-YFN2 : 3 April 2015), Martin Van Hook, 1887.

      United States General Index to Pension Files
      Name «tab»James Van Hook
      Event Type «tab»Pension
      Event Date «tab»23 Dec 1887 (date of filing)
      Application Number 365.262
      Certificate Number 295.606
      Service Company B, 12th Kentucky Infrantry
      Beneficiary's Name «tab»Ellen Van Hook (mother)
      Citing this Record
      "United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJDP-YN2G : 3 April 2015), James Van Hook, 1887.
    Children 
     1. Benjamin Franklin VanHook,   b. 24 Jan 1830, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1910, Rockcastle, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Joseph Clem VanHook,   b. 18 Jul 1831, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1911, Oldham, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Micajah J. VanHook,   b. 1833, Rockcastle, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1885 and 1900, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Rebecca Jane VanHook,   b. 1836, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1880 and 1894, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Harriet VanHook,   b. Sep 1838, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1900
     6. Martin A. VanHook,   b. 1840, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1862, Stones River, TN Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. James VanHook,   b. 1843, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1862, Somerset, Pulaski Co, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Andrew Jackson VanHook,   b. 1844,   d. 1863
     9. George C. VanHook,   b. 9 Oct 1846, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1934, Lexington, Fayette, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. William B. VanHook,   b. 1848,   d. 1895, Pendleton, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. John Mason VanHook,   b. Abt 1849, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1890 and 1900, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Sarah J. VanHook,   b. 1851
     13. Franklin Pierce VanHook,   b. 3 Dec 1853, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1922, Fayette, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     14. Robert Wooley VanHook,   b. 7 Nov 1856, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1893, Birmingham, Jefferson, AL Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  2 Jul 2019 
    Family ID  F1041  Group Sheet