My name is Charlotte Bustelos, and my great-great grandmother was Rachel Jane Hooks, the sister of your Mary Ann Hooks. Rachel was married to William Hooten McNair, the brother of your Daniel Murdock McNair. Yes, you do have the right Thomas J. Hooks. His father's name was Hillery...spelled several different ways. Are you by any chance related to the late Jimmy Reynolds of Montgomery, Alabama? He is a 2nd cousin. My daughter, Cathy, and I are both interested in genealogy, and we have hit a few brick walls ourselves. Let us hear from you. I think that my email address will be included in this post.