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William and Elijah Hook

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Re: William and Elijah Hook

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The folks at the Roanoke Library, Virginia Room are great and may help you.

Salem is just north and west, near old Fort Lewis and along Route 11.

Here's the Franklin County Settler's map on the website. Just enlarge Jubal Early, go down to The Franklin County and look to the left

The Library of Virginia is great too

By the way, John Hook along with great-great-great grandfather, Daniel Huddleston were tried for High Treason during the Rev. War. I don't know what happened to John Hook but Daniel Huddleston was pardoned. For your notes. This document is located in the Library of Virginia archives:

Act for granting pardon to certain offenders"
October 5th 1780

"WHEREAS a number of ignorant people in the southwestern parts of this state have been deluded and misled by the emissaries of the common enemy, who have given a fresh proof that they spare no expense, and employ means the most dishonourable for accomplishing their purposes, bribing and seducing where their valor cannot subdue, and imposing by direct falsehoods upon the credulous, ignorant and unwary, whereby some of the citizens of this commonwealth have been induced to take an oath of allegience to the King of Great Britain; and engaged to enlist for or into his service; and whereas it is represented to this general assembly, that the said offending citizens have repented of their crimes and are humbly and sincerely solicitous to obtain pardon from their injured and offended country, and it is expediant to extend mercy and clemency to them; Be it enacted by the General Assembly, that all and every person and persons whatsoever in the counties of Henry, Bedford, Pittsylvania, Botetourt, Montgomery, and Washington, who shallprevious to the first day of November in the present year, have been guilty of taking an oath of fidelity to the King of Great Britain, since the expiration of the year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy Six, or enlisted others, or engaging to enlist themselves or others into the service of the said king; and who have not superadded to the taking such oath and enlistment, any overt act criminal by law, shall and may go befor some justice in any one of the said counties on or before the last day of February next ensuing, and tyake the oath of fidelity to this commonwealth, and subscribe the same in the presence of the justice administering it. And whereas Joseph GREER, WAYMAN SINCLAIR, John WILKS, William CHOKE, Jacob FEAZLE, Anthony EPPERSON, John AYERS, Thomas HUNT, Richard BANDY, Rowland WHEELER, Josiah MEADOWS, Randolph RICHARDSON, Joseph WILSON, Daniel HUDDLESTON, Thomas WATTS, and Edward HORE, were lately committed in order to their trial for the offences before recited, several of whom now remain in close confinement, and others of them were lately enlarged upon bail, and it is just that the benefit of this act should be also completely extended to them; Be it farther enacted that all and every of the persons before named and now in the publick Jail, may take and subscribe the oath of allegiance in the presence of some justice of the peace of Henrico; and upon certificate to the governor from the justice administering the same, and notification thereof from the govorner to the keeper of the publick jail, shall be by him discharged; and that every one of the persons before named who were lately enlarged by the judges of the general court upon bail, may take and subscribe the same oath before some justice of the peace of the said county of Henrico, or of the county in which he resides, and upon certificate thereof from the justice to the judges of the general court, produce at any day of their session in the month of December in the present year, one thousand seven hundred and eighty, or on the first day of their session in March next, shall be fully discharg from his regognizance. and every such person herin before named or described, and so taking and subscribing the said oath, shall from thenceforth be held, deemed, and taken to be fully and absoutely pardoned, exempted, cleared and exonerated from all and every punishment, pains and penalties whatsoever for the said offences.

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