Absalom Hooper Sr

Absolom Hooper Sr (abt. 1757 - 1845)

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Absolom (Absalom) Hooper Sr
Born about in Broad River Township, Lexington, South Carolinamap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of
Husband of — married in Pistol Creek,Elbert Georgiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in East Laporte, Jackson, North Carolina, United Statesmap
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Categories: Battle of Sullivan's Island | Battle of Stono Ferry | Siege of Savannah | Siege of Charleston | 6th South Carolina Regiment, Continental Army, American Revolution | NSSAR Patriot Ancestors | Prisoners of War, United States of America, American Revolution | Wounded in Action, United States of America, American Revolution.

Absalom Hooper Sr served in the 6th South Carolina Regiment during the American Revolution
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This profile deals with Absolom, Absolem or Absolum Hooper, a Revolutionary War soldier that enlisted into the 6th South Carolina Regiment.
Absalom Hooper Sr is an NSSAR Patriot Ancestor.
NSSAR Ancestor #: P-184452
Rank: Private

Absalom Hooper Sr was a Prisoner of War during the American Revolution.

Absalom Hooper Sr was Wounded in Action twice during the American Revolution.

Youth and War

Absolom is known to have enlisted in 1776.[1] Neither his date of birth, nor his parents, are noted in the War Archives although it is mentioned that he was young when he ran away from home to enlist and was illiterate.

The same record indicates he was born on the main Broad River, South Carolina, near the mouth of Green River, and that he ran away from his widowed mother to join the South Carolina Regiment and implies that his mother was a loyalist and thus the reason he ran away.

His military record was later investigated and provided at the same source[2] This supported the statements made by Absolom in his claim for pension.

His claim states that he was 12 or 13 when he enlisted. His statement, for pension, suggests he was 68 when he applied on 1 January 1883, thus born in 1764. There is conjecture regarding the date of birth. There is evidence, tombstone[3], to suggest that he was born in 1757, although it is noted that this is a new marker, replacing an older one that did not have his date of birth on it.


His record of service[4] indicates that he enlisted in 1776 and served in Captains Richard Doggett's and Jesse Baker's companies in Colonel William Henderson's South Carolina regiment. Although the War Archives do not specify which Regiment this was he is noted on the Muster Roll of the 6th South Carolina Regiment[5]

He is stated to have been "in an engagmrnt [sic] on Sullivan's Island". This the Battle of Sullivan's Island on June 28, 1776. He is stated as being at "the attack on Stone Fort", the location of which is not clear.

He is stated as being wounded by "a musket ball wound in the right arm at the siege of Savannah"

He was again wounded at the siege of Charleston where he received a musket ball wound in the left thigh and was taken prisoner. He was to spend 5 months in hospital as a result of his wounds.

He escaped from the hospital and fled to the home of his uncle (name not given in the War Archives) on the frontier of Georgia. He was captured but released after being confined for five days.

He then enlisted in Captain Daniel Gunnal's company in Colonel Clark's Georgia regiment; he was in a battle with the Cherokee Indians at Long Swamp on the Hightower River and served until peace was declared. He is noticed in Lucian Knight's work "Georgia's roster of the revolution" under Soldiers Grants.[6]

After the war

After peace was declared, he lived first in Georgia, then in upper South Carolina and finally in Haywood (now Jackson ) Co, North Carolina.

After the nationalisation of the war pension scheme he was allowed a national pension on his application executed January 30, 1833, at which time he was a resident of Haywood County, North Carolina, stated as aged sixty-eight years.[7]

The same investigation provided that "Absalom Hooper died December 9, 1845, in Haywood County, North Carolina."[8]

Daughters of the American Revolution

  • HOOPER, ABSALOM Ancestor #: A057725
  • Death: 12-9-1845 HAYWOOD CO NORTH CAROLINA


Absolom Hooper married, at the home of his uncle (name not given) after his escape after Charleston, near Pistol Creek in Elbert County, Georgia, in July, 1782, or in 1783, or in September 1788, Sarah Salers or Silers.[9] The source is uncertain of the date. It seems unlikely that he married immediately after his escape or release (which would have been end of 1780/start of 1781) as he rejoins the cause. It seems more likely he married after the war, thus making the 1788 the most likely choice.

Sarah, as the widow of Absalom Hooper, was allowed a pension on her application executed February 14, 1847, at which time she stated that she was eighty-two years of age and a resident of Haywood County, North Carolina. She stated that she moved to South Carolina about ten years after her marriage, to a place called Table Rock where she and her husband lived for twelve years and that about 1810 they moved to Haywood County, North Carolina.[10]

Sarah Hooper applied for bounty land on May 8, 1855, at which time she was living in Jackson County, North Carolina, and at this time she stated she was about ninety-three years of age. She received Warrant # 191510 for 160 acres under the Act of March 3, 1855.[11]

The same source suggests that Absolom and Sarah had twelve children and named some:

  1. James Hooper (1782 - 1871), stated as the eldest. In 1848 he was living in Macon County, North Carolina, and stated that he was about 59, thus born 1789. These dates support a marriage of his parents in 1788.
  2. Elizabeth Hooper Moss (1786 - 1874)
  3. Eleanor Hooper.
  4. Andrew Hooper (1792 - 1849)
  5. Sarah Hooper Shelton (1795 - 1851)
  6. Kizziah Hooper Brown (1796 - 1880)
  7. Mary Hooper Brown (1800 - 1889)
  8. Nancy Hooper Chastain (1797 - 1877)
  9. Margaret Hooper. She married --- Bell.
  10. Absolom Hooper (1799 - 1862)
  11. Cassa Hooper.
  12. Enos McHenry Hooper (1805 - 1882)
  13. Isaac Hooper (1810 - 1894)
  14. Edward Chastain Hooper (1818 - 1885)
  15. William Hooper (1807 - 1893)* He is stated as living in Haywood County, North Carolina in 1851 and then stated he was 45.[12]

In 1855 the report suggests there was a William Hooper living in Jackson County, North Carolina, but was not clear whether he is identical with Absolom's son, William.

The same report indicates that he had a brother "in 1852, Clemmons Hooper, aged about eighty-two years, stated that he was the younger brother of the soldier."[13]


Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, (http://www.dar.org/ : accessed March 23, 2016), "Record of Absalom Hooper", Ancestor # A057725.

Jackson-Haywood-Cherokee County NcArchives Military Records.....Hooper, Absolom 1832-1854 Revwar - Pension Henderson's South Carolina Regiment. Details available on line

A Glimpse Into The Past of Hooper and Related Families ( 1763-1993 ) Before Absalom died he made a will and gave William most of his Land Absalom Hooper is my 5TH GREAT GRANDFATHER William Deaver Hooper is my 4th great grandfather, Capt. Andrew Dillard "Deaver" Hooper is my 3rd great grandfather Michael "Mike" Hooper is my 2nd great grandfather, Donald Welborn Hooper is my great grandfather, He is Buried in Piedmont Rose Hill Cemetery as David "Webb" Hooper worked in Piedmont Manufacturing Company lived in Piedmont, Greenville County, South Carolina. Military Service saw him in many places during the war, He was under the command of General Howe at Sullivan's Island in South Carolina. But the British General Sir Henry Clinton Conquered the Island and Howe and his forces at the St. Mary's River, From there Charleston, to Purrsourg, South Carolina. and finally Georgia. He was in the attack against the British at Stono Fort on the Edisto River. His Regiment than went to Beaufort Island, Back to Savannah he was wounded in the right arm. From there they returned to Charleston where Absolom received another wound, that time in his left thigh, He was imprisoned and was in the enemy prison hospital until he somewhat recovered. He escaped and went to Georgia to find refuge in his Uncle's frontier home. The Tories captured him, held him five days and brought him to trial, but released him.

HOOPER 101, [[1]]

East Laporte Cemetery: Find A Grave: Memorial #24169682

The 1763 birth year is listed with the DAR other records list birth as 1757.

Military Service

From the United States Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers:

1845, December 9 (death date) in Ashevill, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States paid to Sarah Hooper.[14]

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On 8 Dec 2018 at 15:31 GMT G Moore wrote:

J.D. Lewis's database on the SC Revolutionary War gives his service record.


On 18 Aug 2018 at 21:13 GMT Mark Burch wrote:

Hooper-5622 and Hooper-1271 appear to represent the same person because: accidentally created a dupe because of spelling variants

On 31 May 2018 at 21:43 GMT Donnie Blackstone wrote:

Proclamation - Jackson County, NC

PDFJackson County, NC › agenda › apr-16 Absalom Hooper Day. April 21, 2018. WHEREAS, Mr. Absalom Hooper was born in the mid 1700's on the main Broad River near the mount of the Green River in the low lands of South Carolina and became of age during ...

On 29 Jun 2017 at 03:33 GMT Donnie Blackstone wrote:

Here is something I found on Absalom Hooper if it is not needed you can remove it but just sharing to all yall cousins; -->>http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/jackson/military/revwar/pensions/hooper427gmt.txt

On 17 Mar 2017 at 20:05 GMT Donnie Blackstone wrote:


On 18 Sep 2016 at 22:23 GMT Donnie Blackstone wrote:

This is a list of children:

More About ABSALOM HOOPER, SR: Burial: East Laporte Methodists, Jackson, NC More About SARAH SALERS: Buried at: Last name may be -Silers-6 Children of ABSALOM HOOPER and SARAH SALERS are: i. JOHN3 HOOPER7, b. 1782, Wilkes County, GA8. ii. JAMES HOOPER9, b. 178310. iii. ELIZABETH HOOPER11, b. WFT Est. 1785, Pistol Creek, Elbert, Wilkes, GA; d. WFT Est. 1874; m. WILLIAM HENRY MOST. Notes for ELIZABETH HOOPER: Source Information: Batch 5026700 Film 1553836 Sheet 34 Mormon Church Record 4. iv. ANDREW HOOPER, b. Abt. 1789, ,Elbert, GA; d. WFT Est. 1850-1882. 5. v. NANCY HOOPER, b. 1794, ,Wilkes, GA; d. WFT Est. 1871, ,Independance, AR. 6. vi. KESIAH HOOPER, b. 1798, Table Rock, Pendleton Dist., GA. 7. vii. MARY HOOPER, b. WFT Est. 1798, ,Pendleton District, SC; d. ,Towns, GA. viii. ELEANOR HOOPER11, b. 180012. 8. ix. ABSALOM HOOPER, JR, b. 1800, ,,SC; d. October 16, 1862, Fodder Creek, Union, GA. 9. x. MARGARET HOOPER, b. 1803; d. 1880. 10. xi. ENOS MCHENRY HOOPER, b. 1805, ,Pendleton District, SC; d. 1887, Robbinsville, Graham, NC. 11. xii. WILLIAM HOOPER, b. 1805. 12. xiii. ISAAC IKE HOOPER, b. 1810; d. November 10, 1894, ,Towns, GA. ALL THIS INFORMATION IS NEEDED TO LOOK OVER , 12 KNOWN CHILDREN THEY ARE 19 LISTED UP TOP SOME ARE DUPLICATES I ALSO GOT THE HOOPER FAMILY BOOK THAT ALSO HAS WRONG INFORMATION AND I GOT INFORMATION FROM THE JACKSON COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY LIBRARY THANK'S

On 29 Jun 2016 at 19:36 GMT Donnie Blackstone wrote:

If anyone knows anything about Absolom Hooper Revolutionary War Soldier dad , This information is requested by Blackstone-170 Thank's

On 27 Jun 2016 at 09:38 GMT Eric Daly wrote:

Hooper-2960 and Hooper-1271 appear to represent the same person because: Clear duplicate

On 25 Apr 2016 at 06:17 GMT M (McQueen) M wrote:

Hooper-1271 and Hooper-3132 appear to represent the same person because: same person

On 5 Feb 2016 at 21:05 GMT Donnie Blackstone wrote:

5th Grandfather of Donnie Alan Blackstone 170,

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