Archelaus VanHook

Male 1777 - 1844


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  • Born  7 Jun 1777  Russell, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  19 Jul 1844  Crawfordsville, Montgomery, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Masons Cemetery, Crawfordsville, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Father  Samuel VanHook,   b. Abt 1746, Hopewell, Hunterdon, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1813, Nicholas, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family  Jemimah Whaley,   b. 1775, Loudon, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1858, Crawfordsville, Montgomery, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  17 Nov 1799  Bourbon, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • Archelaus VanHook, son of Samuel VanHook was born 7 June 1777 in Washington County (later Russell County) Virginia. He was probably named for Archelaus Woods (relation not known, but Samuel, Archelaus' father, was the administrator of Archelaus Woods' estate). In some of the early records Archelaus was also called Archibald. Many descendents of Archelaus and his brothers and sisters were also named Archelaus.

      When Archelaus reached the age of maturity he moved to Bourbon County, Kentucky where he married Jemimah Whaley 17 October 1798. They were married by Austin Eastin. Jemimah was born about 1775 in Loudoun Co., Va. She was the daughter of William Whaley and his second wife Barbara Remey. (For information regarding Jemimah's ancestry, see Descendants of Burden, Whaley, Talbott by Karl Rosenburg.) The area where Archelaus and Jemimah settled became Nicholas County, Ky. in 1800.

      Archelaus was a surveyor in Nicholas County during the early 1800's, and was a magistrate in the county court beginning in late 1804. He was a county court commissioner in 1812 and 1813 and many of the court records are in his handwriting. Archelaus also served as high sheriff of Nicholas County during the years 1814-1816. After his term as sheriff, he moved to Harrison County, Ky. with his brothers.

      Archelaus served in the 13th regiment, Captain C.A. Collier's company, during the War of 1812. His brothers Martin and Abner were also in this company.

      Archelaus was the census taker for the western division (west of the South Fork of Licking) of Harrison County in the 1820 federal census. His brother-in- law John B. Austin certified the census schedules for him. By 1830 Archelaus had moved to the eastern division.

      On 4 September 1813 messengers were chosen from 5 Kentucky Baptist churches to meet on the fourth Friday in September at Indian Creek Baptist Church for the purpose of forming the "Union Association". These churches were originally in the "Elkhorn Association", and the distance to the association meetings was an inconvenience. Archelaus VanHook was one of the messengers from Indian Creek. He served as the clerk of the new association from 1813 to 1828.

      In October, 1835, Archelaus moved to Crawfordsville, Indiana, with his son Martin. The journey to Indiana was made in wagons, and took three weeks to complete. He died there 19 July 1844, at the age of 67 years. His wife, Jemimah, died 20 May 1858 at the age of 83 years. They are both buried in the Mason's cemetery in Crawfordsville. They are buried next to their son Martin and some of his children.

      Archelaus' will was proved in Montgomery Co., Ind., and mentions his wife Jemimah, also some of his children and grandchildren.

      1796 - Russell Co., Va. Lower District Tax Lists - Archelaus VanHook, 1 Tithe over 16.
      1797 - Russell Co., Va. Lower District Tax Lists - Archelaus VanHook, 1 male over 16.

      17 Nov 1799 - Bourbon County Marriages, Book 2, page 3, Archilles Vanhook & Jemima Whaly - married by A(ugustin) Easton.

      6 July 1801 - The Kentucky Gazette, Volume XIV, #772, Monday - Notice: This is to forwarn any person or persons, from taking an assignment upon two notes given by me and Archibald Vanhook to Garret Burns, to the amount of eighteen dollars, dated I think March 2nd, and payable the first of July- As I am determined not to pay said notes, until such times as a settlement will take place between said Burns and myself, concerning Wheat delivered in the mills he rented of Isaac Ruddle. (signed) William Trousdale (One William Trousdale was the father of Archelaus' stepmother, Hannah Trousdale)

      1801 - Nicholas Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Archiles VanHook, 1 voter, 1 white tithable, 2 horses, 32< acres on Indian Creek.

      27 Feb 1804 - Nicholas Co., Ky. Court Records - "There being two magistrates needed in this county to fill the number allowed by law, the ct. doth recommend (a majority concurring) Cornelius Hall & Archilas Vanhook on the So. Side of Licking and Valentine Peers and James Kays living on the No. side of the River, as proper persons to fill that office." (documented again in April 1804 court).

      1803 - Nicholas Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Archiles VanHook, 1 tithable, 63 acres on Indian Creek.
      12 June 1804 - Nicholas Co., Ky. Tax Lists, page 9 - Archibald VanHook, 1 tithable, 1 horse, 62 acres on Indian Creek.

      25 Sep 1804 - Nicholas Co., Ky. Court Records - "There being three magistrates needed to fill up the number allowed by law in this county, the Court doth recommend (a majority concurring) Archillis Vanhook and William McFarland on the waters of Indian Creek, and Cornelius Hall and William Holladay on waters of Brusy fork and William Shields and Francis Vanoy in the neighbourhood of Bedingers Mill as proper persons to fill that office."

      24 Dec 1804 - Nicholas Co., Ky. Court Records - "Certificate of the qualification of Archillis Vanhook as a magistrate of this county was produced & O.R. thereupon he took his seat." (he appears as a magistrate of the court in many sessions following)

      22 July 1805 - Nicholas Co., Ky. Deeds, Book A, page 288 - James Ellis 1st part, ... Archelles VanHook ... and Justices of the County Court of Nicholas County second part.

      1805 - Nicholas Co., Ky. Tax Lists, page 9 - Archilles VanHook, 1 tithable, 1 horse, 62< acres on Indian Creek.
      1807 - Nicholas Co., Ky. Tax Lists, page 10 - Archilaus VanHook, 1 tithable, 3 horses, 61 acres on Indian Creek.
      1808 - Nicholas Co., Ky. Tax Lists, page 13 - Archer VanHook, 1 tithable, 4 horses, 61 acres on Indian Creek.
      1809 - Nicholas Co., Ky. Tax Lists, page 12 - Archil. VanHook, 1 tithable, 4 horses, 61 acres on Indian Creek.
      1810 - Nicholas Co., Ky. Tax Lists, page 18 - Archilaus VanHook, 1 tithable, 4 horses, 150 acres on Indian Creek.

      1810 - Nicholas Co., Ky. Census, page 435 - Arch'd VanHook, 3 males under 10, 1 male 26 to 45, 3 females under 10, 1 female 26 to 45, 4 slaves.

      21 March 1811 - Nicholas Co., Ky. Deeds, Book C, page 331 - John Berry of Harrison Co. sold to Archelaus Vanhook of Nicholas Co. 45 acres in Nicholas Co. on the waters of Indian Creek for 42 pounds. Part of a survey of the Heirs of Valentine Crofford's and Robert Johnson. (This land is next to Archelaus' other property.) Recorded 3 August 1812.

      1811 - Nicholas Co., Ky. Tax Lists, page 27 - Archelaus VanHook, 1 tithable, 2 horses, 196 acres of 3rd rate land on Indian Creek.
      1812 - Nicholas Co., Ky. Tax Lists, page 11 - Archelaus VanHook, 1 tithable, 3 horses, 196 acres of 3rd rate land on Indian Creek.

      3 November 1812 - Harrison Co., Ky. Deeds - John Lee sold 100 acres to Peter Baker for 25 pounds. Witnessed by Archelaus B. VanHook, John Baker, Henry Fryman.

      1813 - Nicholas Co., Ky. Tax Lists, page 20 - Archelaus VanHook, 1 tithable, 3 horses, 210 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.

      13 May 1815 - Nicholas Co., Ky. Deeds, Book D, page 240 - Archilaus VanHook 1st part, Andrew Hughes 2nd part.

      26 December 1815 - Nicholas Co., Ky. Deeds, Book D, page 261 - Archilaus VanHook 1st part, Henry Buckner 2nd part.

      1815 - Nicholas Co., Ky. Tax Lists, page 20 - Archilaus VanHook, 1 tithable, 5 horses, 210 acres on Indian Creek. Served in 13th regiment, Captain C.A. Collier's company.

      22 January 1816 - Nicholas Co., Ky. Court Records Book C, page 235 - Archelaus Vanhook, high sheriff of the county, posted bonds in penalty of $10,000 conditioned for the collection of Revenue Tax.

      13 July 1816 - Nicholas Co., Ky. Deeds, Volume 5, page 131 - Archelaus VanHook of Nicholas Co. sold to Samuel Munson 45 acres on headwaters of Indean Creek for $360. signed Archelaus VanHook and Jemima VanHook. Attest: John Johnson and John Berr.

      22 July 1816 - Nicholas Co., Ky. Court Records Book C, page 265 - William Purnell sues Archelaus VanHook sheriff for $20 and costs. Judgement in favor of Purnell.

      26 August 1816 - Nicholas Co., Ky. Court Records Book C, page 277 - Ordered that summons be issued to summon John Boyle, Archelaus Vanhook, and Samuel Irvin to appear here at the next court to give cause if any the Court why they shall not be fined and Treble taxt, for failing to List their Taxable Property with the commissioners of the Tax for the year 1816. Returnable here.

      October 1816 - Nicholas Co., Ky. Court Records Book C, page 289 - Archelaus VanHook, sheriff, allowed $40 pay.

      October 1816 - Nicholas Co., Ky. Court Records Book C, page 290 - Archelaus VanHook term as sheriff about to expire, commissioners recommend Luke Towler or Thomas Metcalfe for sheriff. (Luke Towler was appointed sheriff in January 1817.)

      21 January 1817 - "Acts passed at the session of the General Assembly for the Commonwealth of Kentucky", Published 1817 J. Bradford, printer to the Commonwealth, pp 48-49 - "An act for the relief Archeldus Vanhook late sheriff of Nicholas county"

      10 February 1817 - The Kentucky Gazette, Volume III, #6, Vol. 31, Monday - List of acts passed by Kentucky legislature - An act for the relief of Archeldus Vanhook late sheriff of Nicholas county.

      May 1817 - Nicholas Co., Ky. Court Records Book C, page 346 - Ordered that the sheriff of this county Pay Archelaus Vanhook the sum of $1.12< cents out of the Deposition in his hands, being the amount of Three Tythes Improperly charged for the year 1815.

      1817 - Harrison Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Archilaus VanHook, 1 tithable, 4 horses, no land mentioned.

      1817 - Harrison Co. Order Book E, pages 248, 259, 361, etc. - Archelaus, Abner, and Sarah VanHook appointed administrators of estate of Martin VanHook, deceased. (Martin was brother of Archelaus and Abner and married Sarah Hardin. )

      1818 - Harrison Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Archilairs VanHook, 1 tithable, 4 horses, 66 acres on Mill Creek.

      1819 - Harrison Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Archillis VanHook, 1 tithable, 4 horses, 58h acres on Mill Creek.

      1820 - Harrison Co., Ky. Census, page 170 - Archilaus VanHook, 3 males under 10, 2 males 10 to 16, 1 male 26 to 45, 5 females under 16 to 26, 2 females 26 to 45, 1 female over 45.

      8 January 1821 - 1820 Harrison Co., Ky. Census - On this date Archilaus finished totaling the census schedule for the western half of Harrison County and signed the schedule certificate. On 20 January 1821 John B. Austin and Lewis Day certified that Archilaus had posted 2 copies of the schedule in public places.

      1821 - Harrison Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Archilaus VanHook, 1 tithable, 4 horses, 100 acres on Mill Creek. Archilaus as guardian for Ralph, Harry, Martin - 32 acres on Mill Creek, 2 horses. Same as agent for George Eaton - 127 acres on Beaver Creek. (George Easton was an Elder at Indian Creek Baptist Church with Archelaus VanHook.)

      9 September 1822 - Harrison Co., Ky. Deeds, Volume 8, page 267 - Archilaus VanHook and wife Jemima to Samuel Monson.

      23 June 1823 - Bourbon Co., Ky. Marriage Bonds - Archilaus VanHook signed permission paper for the marriage of his daughter Barbara.

      1826 - Harrison Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Archilies VanHook, 1 tithable, 4 horses, 209 acres on Sycamore Creek.

      12 February 1827 - Harrison Co., Ky. Wills, Book B, page 294 - Archilaus VanHook witness on will of John Hind.

      1827 - Harrison Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Archilas VanHook, 1 tithable, 7 horses, 209 acres on Sycamore Creek, 127 acres on Beaver Creek.

      1828 - Harrison Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Archilaus VanHook, 1 tithable, 8 horses, 209 acres on Sycamore Creek, 127 acres on Beaver Creek.

      1829 - Harrison Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Archilles VanHook, 1 tithable, 9 horses, 210 acres on Sycamore Creek, 127 acres on Beaver Creek.

      1830 - Harrison Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Archilles VanHook, 1 tithable, 10 horses, 211 acres on Sycamore Creek. Same as agt. for heirs of George Eaton - 127 acres on Beaver Creek.

      1830 - Harrison Co., Ky. Census, page 184 - Archilaus VanHook, 1 male 5 to 10, 1 male 15 to 20, 1 male 20 to 30, 1 male 50 to 60, 1 female 15 to 20, 1 female 20 to 30, 1 female 40 to 50.

      About 1832 - Harrison Co. Order Books (Do not have exact date for this) - Archelaus, Abner, and Sarah VanHook appointed administrators of estate of Martin VanHook, deceased. (Martin was brother of Archelaus and Abner and married Sarah Hardin.)

      1833 - Harrison Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Archilus VanHook, 1 tithable, 12 horses, 211 acres on Sycamore Creek.

      1834 - Harrison Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Archelaus VanHook, 1 tithable, 15 horses, 211 acres on Sycamore Creek.

      1835 - Harrison Co., Ky. Tax Lists - Archilles VanHook, 1 tithable, 13 horses, 211 acres on Sycamore Creek.

      9 March 1839 - Montgomery Co., Ind., Will Book 1, page 166 (also Probate Order book 2, page 500) -

      In the name of God Amen: I Archelaus Vanhook of Montgomery County, State of Indiana, being of sound mind & Disposing memory but weak in body, and taking into consideration the uncertainty of human life, do make and ordain this my last will and testament of the property that the Lord hath given me, and do hereby dispose of it in manner following (to wit):

      First of all I wish my funeral expenses and all other debts, which are but few to be paid.

      Secondly, I give and bequeath the Farm I now live on to my beloved wife Jemima during her natural life and after death for it to descend to my son Archelaus, all of said tract of land, except so much thereof as is or may be included in the Mill, the said Saw Mill with all its priviledges, I wish to be sold on a Credit of one and two years, and the proceeds thereof to be for the use of my said wife during her life aforesaid, except two hundred and fifty dollars to be given to my son William H. Vanhook out of the first payments.

      Thirdly, I wish all of my personal or perishable property sold on a credit of one year, except my household and Kitchen furniture, which I wish my said wife to have at her disposal during her life aforesaid, and two hundred dollars of the proceeds thereof, I wish my daughter Katherine Bailey to have as soon as it may be collected.

      Fourthly I give and bequeath to my son Martin Vanhook two hundred dollars for which I hold his receipt having let him have it heretofore, Also my Comprehensive Commentary Bible.

      Fifthly, I give and bequeath to my two grandchildren Jemima & Kitty Ann Camplin surviving children of my Daughter Barbary Camplin who is dead, the sum of three hundred dollars to be equally divided between them when they become of lawful age, which is in the hands of their Father John Camplin, which I have let him have heretofore, in addition to which I give and bequeath to each of said infant children ten dollars & no more.

      Sixthly, I give & bequeath to my Son Elkanah Vanhook two hundred and fifty dollars for which I hold his receipt having let him have it heretofore.

      Seventhly, I give and bequeath to the two infant heirs of my son Benjamin F. Vanhook Deceased, whose names are James and Mary Franklin Vanhook two hundred and fifty dollars to be equally divided between them, for which I hold his note having let him have it heretofore, which said sum I wish to be put out at interest for said children till they come to Lawful age, out of their fathers estate, to draw interest from the time their mother Evaline may die or get married.

      Eighthly, I give and bequeath to my daughter Peninah Chadwick two hundred and fifty dollars, for which sum I hold the receipt of her Husband Jehu Chadwick, which I have heretofore let him have.

      Ninthly I wish it distinctly understood that as I have heretofore given to each of my above named children a horse, saddle & bridle, which I estimate at about equal value I wish each of them to have and keep the same.

      Tenthly, I wish it to be discretionary with my wife to make what provision she may think
      6 proper for our little granddaughter Jemima Baily who is now in our care.

      Eleventh, I give and bequeath to my son Ambrose D. Vanhook two hundred and fifty dollars for which I hold his receipt, having let him have it heretofore.

      Twelvthly, all moneys and property that may be on hand at the Decease of my wife, that is not herein disposed of, I wish to be equally divided amongst my said Legal Legatees, except so much as my wife may dispose of to our said little granddaughter Jemima Baily.

      Thirteenth, I do hereby appoint and constitute my son Martin Vanhook my sole Executor of this my last will and testament. In Testimony of which I have hereunto set my hand and seal this ninth day of March 1839.

      (signed, Archelaus Vanhook) (Codicil added 10 November 1841.)
    Children 
     1. Mary (Polly) VanHook,   b. Abt 1800
     2. Catharine VanHook,   b. 27 Oct 1800, Harrison, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1865, Crawfordsville, Montgomery, IN Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Martin VanHook,   b. 1 Jan 1802, Bourbon, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1859, Crawfordsville, Montgomery, IN Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Peninah VanHook,   b. 28 Nov 1804, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1896, Montgomery, IN Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Barbara VanHook,   b. Abt 1806,   d. 18 Jul 1835
     6. Benjamin Franklin VanHook,   b. Abt 1808,   d. Abt 1839, Harrison, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Elkanah VanHook,   b. Abt 1810, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1849, Cincinnati, Hamilton, OH Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Ambrose Dudley VanHook,   b. 14 Feb 1811,   d. 5 Oct 1861, Harrison, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Captain William Henry (Spike) VanHook,   b. 1814,   d. 1883
     10. Archelaus VanHook, Jr,   b. 7 Jul 1815, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1859, Crawfordsville, Montgomery, IN Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Jane VanHook,   b. Abt 1820,   d. 17 May 1854
    Last Modified  20 Apr 2015 
    Family ID  F1186  Group Sheet