Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday (NOT)

I know it's Tombstone Tuesday, but I am anxious to post a link to a wonderful website with tons of information about Coote's Store, Virginia.

Carolyn, owner of the site, has graciously given me permission to post this on this blog and provide a link to her wonderful website! Thank you, Carolyn!

This area, where Coote's Store is, is where some of my Hoover family were born and raised. Carolyn has posted photos, stories written by schoolchildren, history, and much more!

To give you a little taste of what you will find here, the following was written by 13 year old Mabel E. Turner:

"The little village of Cootes Store is located at the junction of the roads leading from Broadway to Ft. Seybert W. Va. and from Dayton to the Orkney Spring Grade.

Old documents show that the village is built either on the Trumbo or Brock grant of land, which was issued by the English from Williamsburg about the year 1760.

There are several old buildings still standing but we are not able to find out when they were built. The Cootes house was built in 1834 by Samuel L. Cootes, who came to this section from Pennsylvania.

A post office was established about a year after Mr. Cootes settled here. He was appointed postmaster. From this point mail was distributed for miles including Brocks Gap country. It was the home of Mr. Gailey, the first mail carrier to Ft. Seybert. The mail was carried on horse back."

Please take a few moments and visit. You can find it here:


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Thomas Benton Hoover
my great-grandfather
b: 05 Apr 1865
d: 22 Feb 1943
Brighton,Washington, IA
buried: Hillcrest Cemetary, Brighton,,Iowa

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday

Thomas Benton Hoover - My great-grandfather
born:05 Apr 1865
died:22 Feb 1943
Brighton,Washington, IA

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday

Catherine (Ritchie) Hoover
29 Oct 1810 - 20 Oct 1864
Burial: Fellowship Cemetery, Melrose, Virginia

Catherine is my 3rd great-grandmother. She married John Hoover.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

My Hoover Clan

Beginning with Jacob Hoover, Sr. and his wife, Elizabeth (unknown maiden name) to his son Jacob, Jr. and his wife also named Elizabeth (maiden name Shoemaker).

Onward to his son, John and wife Catherine (Ritchie), to their son, Isaac (named after his maternal grandfather, Isaac Ritchie) and Isaac's wife Louisa Marie Racer (of the DeCoursey line) and on down the generations...

I intend, with this blog, to document my Hoover family history with photos of family members and the cemeteries they are buried in. I will also post photos of headstones and interesting history of the family and these cemeteries.

Here is a photo of Isaac Hoover, born 11 Nov 1834 in Brocks Gap, Rockingham, VA, USA and died 14 Jan 1916 in Brighton, Washington, IA, USA.

Isaac is buried in Hillcrest Cemetery: Brighton, Washington County, Iowa, USA

Here is a view of the old section of Hillcrest Cemetery in Brighton: