William Hooper

William Hooper (1742-1790) was born 17 Jun. 1742 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America. He was the son of William Hooper and Mary Dennie. He married Anne Clark on 16 Aug. 1767 in Boston. He died 14 Oct. 1790 in Hillsborough, Orange Co., North Carolina. He was one of the eminent men for whom Wilford Woodruff initiated proxy temple ordinance work in Aug. 1877.


William B Hooper (L6D8-6XZ), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 4 Jun. 2022). William Hooper, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/william-hooper, accessed 4 Jun. 2022). "Hooper, William,” NCPedia (https://www.ncpedia.org, accessed 6 Jun. 2022). "William Hooper (1742-1790),” North Carolina History Project (https://www.ncpedia.org, accessed 7 Jun. 2022). "Rhode Island, U.S., Vital Extracts, 1636-1899," database with images, Ancestry.com (https://ancestry.com, accessed 6 Jun. 2022); William Hooper, 14 Oct. 1790, p. 496; citing “Arnold, James Newell, Rhode Island Vital Extracts, 1636–1850, 21 volumes,” "Vol. 13: Newspapers: Deaths." The State Gazette of North-Carolina, “Edenton, November 5” (New Bern, North Carolina), 5 Nov. 1790, p. 3; database with images, Newspapers.com (https://newspapers.com, accessed 6 Jun. 2022).

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  • Page 272

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

    August 21, 1877 ~ Tuesday Aug 21, 1877 I Wilford Woodruff went to the Temple of the Lord this morning and was Baptized for 100 persons who were dead including the signers of the Declaration of Independance all except John Hancock and [William Floyd] I was Baptized for the following names [FIGURES] [FIGURE] William Hooper Benjamin Franklin Joseph Hewes John Morton John Penn George Cliymer Button ...
    August 21, 1877