Hood Genealogy Page 2
The following records of some of my Hood ancestors is taken from the web page dedicated to the Popenoe and Allied Families of the Shenandoah Valley. The researcher lists the source of this information as being taken from a book by Dellman O. Hood detailing the genealogy of the Tunis Hood line of the Hood family. (I have been informed from fellow Hood researchers that some of the information in this book is either incorrect or to be taken lightly) I have yet to find a copy of this book for my own perusal.

My research is focusing on Lucas Hood, Jr., Son of Lucas and Johannah in this account. It is my belief that this is the Lucas Hood (Lucas Hood, Jr.) who had a son named Andrew who is the same man who settled on the East Fork of the Obey River in what is now Fentress Co. TN. and started my direct line of descent. Following is the excerpt from the Popenoe and Allied Families site:

John Hood (said to be from Ulster County, NY) had 1,175 acres of land surveyed in 1734 on the Potomac River at Little Georgetown about four miles NE of Hedgesville. He died by 1742, leaving a widow Rachel and son Tunis Hood. According to the Hood genealogy, Lucas Hood (1708-1771) was baptized (Luykas Hoed) in NYC, and settled in Readington, Somerset County, NJ where he married Johannah Van Stockholm and had at least his first two children. He probably moved to the Shenandoah Valley after 1745, following the death in 1742 of his older brother, John. They seem to have become Quakers. He is believed to have first settled near his brother’s home place on Back Creek in Berkeley County or near Shepherdstown. Lucas Hood Sr. (assignee of Thomas Swearingen in 1765 who was assignee of Lucas Hood Jr. in 1762) received a Fairfax grant for 133 a. on Sleepy Creek 26 Aug 1765.[45] He must have settled here much earlier, however. On 20 July 1772, his son, John Hood of Berkeley County purchased from William Smith of Mecklenburg Co, North Carolina, 248 acres at the end of Sleepy Creek Mountain “including his own where he liveth adj. Lucas Hood.” This land was surveyed in 1755 with Lucas Hood Sr. and Jr. as chain carriers. John Hood received a Fairfax grant for this tract on Warm Springs Road on 8 Oct 1773 and sold the tract to Stephen Barnes in 1782. At some point prior to 1772, Lucas Hood sold land here to John Grier.

The children of Lucas and Johannah Hood were:

1. Aaron Hood, 1742-, moved to Wilkes Co, NC. His children moved to TN.
2. John Hood, 1745- , was in Berkeley County till 1803, then probably moved to eastern KY where the name appears in Montgomery and Bath Counties.
3. Andrew Hood, to be discussed further below.
4. Lucas Hood, c1750-c1825. Served in Revolution and believed to have settled in Montgomery Co, KY.
5. Thomas Hood. Believed to have moved to PA. Daughters: Catherine, m – Smith; Leora or Lena, m –Francis;
Margaret and Hannah, both unmarried in 1771. According to Harvey Morgan, John Constant married Sarah Hood around 1745[47], although Gerald Collins says he can find no evidence to support this. According to Clinkinbeard, Major Hood and Constant both married sisters back in “Capon”, (daughters of Rev. Shadrach Willis of Staunton. That would be Constant’s second marriage).

Misc. Info on other Hoods from these bothers who are not in my direct line:

Now let’s follow Andrew (Major) Hood. In 1769 he married Massa Sudduth (b 1748 in Frederick County). They lived for a time in Shepherdstown. They moved in 1774 to Pennsylvania. He served in the Revolution as a private under George Rogers Clark. Around 1784 he moved to KY (perhaps to take up bounty land for his war service) and established Hood’s Station, near Strode’s Station, north of Winchester, KY. He was listed there in 1787 in the tax list of what was then Bourbon County, which became Clark Co. in 1792. In 1794 he had 150 acres of land in Clark Co and 1000 in Mason County. In 1795 he paid taxes on 250 acres at Hood’s Creek, and in 1796 he transferred it to Ralph Morgan. It appears that he had moved his residence to Mason County around 1792, at least before 1796 when there are references to a road passing by “Major Hood’s old place.” He died about 1805 in Greenup County (formed from Mason in 1803) about half a mile above Little Sandy. It had been used as a meeting place for the first courts. Daniel Boone’s brother Jesse lived just above him. Children:

1. John Hood, b 1769 in Shepherdstown, m Dec 29, 1794 in Clark Co, KY Margaret Sudduth (1769-1835, dau. Of Ann Sudduth). He d 1853 in Sangamon County, IL to which they moved from KY in 1829. Both are buried in Constant Cemetery, Buffalo Hart, Sangamon County. John Hood was listed as a taxpayer in Clark County from 1793 through 1809.
2. Lucas Hood III, more commonly known as Luke Hood, b 1770 in Berkeley Co, VA, d 1843 in Clark Co, KY, m Frances Wills. Both are buried in the old Hood burying ground, 5-6 miles east of Winchester, KY. Luke Hood appears to have been a restless, adventurous man, more interested in fighting Indians than acquiring large tracts of land and tilling the soil. He was a member of the KY militia in Gen. Harmer’s ill-fated expedition to Ohio in 1790. Three years later he was a spy in Gen. Wayne’s Indian campaigns and participated in the Battle of Fallen Timbers in 1794. Luke’s land was on Stoner Creek which ended up in Montgomery County when it was cut off from Clark in 1796.
3. Other children: Lewis Hood, 1773- ; Sybbee Hood, 1779- ; Thomas Hood, 1782-c1825; Andrew Hood Jr, 1784->1884; Rachel Hood, 1786- , m 1810 Joseph Howe; Henry Hood, 1788- , m 1811 Margaret Cain; Elizabeth Hood, 1790-c1825, m 1811 Solomon Brown; Margaret Hood, 1792- , m 1818 Cary Clark; Martha Hood, 1794- , m. James Howe; Catherine Hood, 1796- , m 1826 Solomon Brown, her sister’s widower

The 1771 will of Lucas Hood, Sr. ( Luykas Hoed)

From the book History of Fentress County Tennessee published by Albert R. Hogue Copyright 1916 & 1920.

James Alvin Hood – 1872

Alvin Hood lives on the East Fork of the Obey in the southern part of the county, where he was born. He is the son of Solomon Hood, grandson of Elisha Hood, and great- grandson of Andy Hood, who came from North Carolina with his family and was the first settler on Bill’s Creek, settling at the mouth of the creek. Some very old apple trees still stand to mark the spot. Andy died about 1850. His son Elisha was born in 1803 and died about 1889 on the East Fork and is buried there. He had five sons – Jeremiah, Thomas, Solomon, Zephaniah and John, all of whom are dead. The Hood families, who love in the southern part of the county, are the descendants of these five brothers. Alvin and his brothers – Seymour and Anderson – have taught school. They attended the Jamestown School. Alvin is a member of the M. E. Church, South and a Democrat.

Historical Documents from an 1833 hearing in Jamestown where John Hood, brother of my Ancestor Andrew Hood, makes his application and testimony for a Revolutionary War Pension.  Thanks to Clyde Hood for so generously providing me with this treasured information.  I have the complete transcripts and typed translations, below are just a couple of the scans.