History of the Swope Family and Their Connections. 1678-1896

History of the Swope Family and Their Connections. 1678-1896

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ... May 2, 1810, in Lincolnton, N. C. He was educated chiefly at Capt. Partridge's Military Academy, Middletown, Conn. He then studied'law with Judge Tucker, of Virginia, and finished with Hon. R. H. Burton. In 1834 he was elected a member of the House of Representatives for Lincoln county, which office he held continuously until 1842. In 1844 he was nominated as Democratic candidate for governor against Hon. Wm. A. Graham, and "such was the fairness of his conduct, his open, generous temper, his elevated mode of argument, that even in high excitement, party spirit forgot its rancor, and he won, as he deserved, the regard and respect of all parties." He died suddenly, 1844. It is believed that he would have been elected governor had he lived. He was a member of the Episcopal Church. He married Frances Burton. They had issue: --62. i. Mary Brent Hoke; m. Dr Hildreth H. Smith. 63. ii. Gen. Robert L. Hoke; m. Lydia Van Wyck. iii. Dr. George Hoke; m. Violet McLean. They had two children--Ellen died at the age of 23 years, and Augustus, who married Hattie, daughter of Charles F. Hoke, and granddaughter of Col. F. A. Hoke, of Seneca, S. C. She died Nov. 25, 1891, leaving a daughter six weeks old, now living with her father at Atlanta, Ga. XXVI. Sarah Elizabeth Hoke5 (Col. John Hoke', Sabina (Swope) Hoke2, John Swope8, Yost Swope1) was born Dec. 19, 1816, in Lincolnton, N. C. She married, May 14, 1835, Dr. Andrew Barry Crook, who was born Oct. 16, Dr. Crook's maternal grandfather was Capt. Andrew Barry, of Spartanburg, S. C., who fought during the whole Revolutionary war as 1802. He died, June 11, 1862, from brain fever resulting from overwork in caring for the wounded after the battle of Manassas. He was an eminent physician and practiced his...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236551516
  • 9781236551511