How did the Hooper family emigrate from Massachusetts in 13 colonies

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The Hooper's came to Massachusetts in the 1600's from England. Where did they emigrate to in the original thirteen colonies from there ?

John Hooper
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My Grandmother was Bessie Hooper 1906 Brevard, Transylvania County, N.C to 1963 Greenville County, S.C and her dad Was a   Grandson of Captain Andrew Dillard Hooper CSA,  Captain Andrew Dillard Hooper CSA his Great Grandfather was the The Signer of The Declaration of Independence but no one likes to here Absalom Hooper Revolutionary War Soldier is a son of The Signer of The Declaration of Independence,  and with out help to explain to people,  no one likes to hear anything they just don't want to hear is what it is , Absalom Hooper had alot of children his son William Hooper Esq my 4th Great Grandfather ended up with the land at Table Rock,  S.C , area  if you get time look in to this set of Hooper's my 23andme Paternal R1b1b2a1a Maternal J1c2 Gedmatch kit # M416339,  I'm also a down the line a Grandson of Elizabeth Hooper Mayo of The Northern Neck of Virginia Ancestors I don't know much about her going to Virginia Society Library in October,  Thanks for the help hope you can help.
After much research, I do not believe that Absalom is related to the Signer.  Absalom was born in SC in 1764 and death in NC Dec 9, 1845.  After reading much research and books, I believe that is a dead end.  I believe  you may have the wrong Absalom, my 4th ggrandfather.

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Well, to start things off I went to the 1790 census on and a search for Hooper gives 125 families.  of these: MA = 35, MD= 27, ME= 18, SC=11,. NY, NC, NH= 7 each, PA= 5 and CT and RI = 2 each.  Looks like they spread out but not everywhere.  You might want to do the same search and notice what towns they are in.
by Dave Dardinger G2G6 Pilot (409k points)
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Dave is correct - there are a lot of Hooper families in MA. You may want to look up the Hoopers of Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts who are quite well researched by Sidney Perley. They are the progenitors of the Hoopers of Essex county. They may be your ancestors - at least they will be very interesting place to start. Download this PDF from the Marblehead Museum:

Also look up his other publications:

The Hoopers of Marblehead are fascinating! Especially if you like old sea stories.


by R B G2G6 Mach 3 (39.7k points)

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