Born: 1800-XX-XX Maryland
Flourished: 1832-1864 Jacksonville, Illinois
Hook lived in Morgan County, Illinois as early as 1832, when he joined a militia regiment to fight in the Black Hawk War. The following year, Hook returned to Morgan County, where he married Ann Spencer. An early inhabitant of Jacksonville, he served as a trustee of the town from 1841 to 1843. Politically, he was a Whig. In 1850, Hook was a merchant in Jacksonville.
Proceedings of Whig Convention at Pekin, Illinois regarding Candidates for Congress; History of Morgan County, Illinois (Chicago: Donnelley, Loyd, 1878), 358; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Morgan County, 23 May 1833, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Ellen M. Whitney, comp., The Black Hawk War, 1831-1832: Illinois Volunteers, vol. 35 of Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1970), 1:362; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Morgan County, IL, 174.