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Of the family detailed below Samuel Hookway moved to Mt Vernon Ohio, gradually the rest of the family filtered out to be with him.
Please see the Richard HOOKWAY (1799-1889) & Mary SARGEANT (1793/95-1873). Moved to American in 1874 to be with his son Samuel, just after his wife’s death.
? Samuel Hookway (1824-1881 plus). Married Susannah Pickard and then Sarah F Pitkin October 1st 1878. Had 5 children from his first marriage
? Emma Hookway - stayed in UK ? Eliza Hookway – moved to America with husband 1870 ? Sarah Hookway – moved to America with husband 1870 ? John Hookway – moved to America 1880
From "History of Knox County", compiled by N.N. Hill, Jr, published 1881:
"Hookway, Samuel, Liberty township, farmer, was born in the county of Devonshire, England in 1824. His father was a farmer, and he was reared on a farm. In 1851, he emigrated to Mt. Vernon, Ohio. In December, 1861, he enlisted in company H, Twentieth Ohio volunteer infantry, and participated in the battles of Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Vicksburgh, and in the campaign with Sherman from Atlanta to Savannah, participating in all the different engagements of that memorable campaign. He was discharged at Savannah after serving his adopted country faithfully for three eventful years. After his return home he worked in the Cooper machine works until 1868, when he purchased the farm on which he now resides and moved on it.
He is a good farmer, and his farm shows that he was well educated as a farmer. He is possessor of a fine flock of thorough-bred sheep. Mr. Hookway began life poor. His mother died in England, and his father,Richard Hookway, came to the United States in 1874. He resides with him. Mr. Hookway was twice married. His first wife was Susannah Pickard. They had five children. His second wife was Miss Sarah F. Pitkin. They were married October 1, 1878. She is the daughter of Rev. Pitkin, a retired minister of Milford township."