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Alexander Hooper was born about December 1840 in Indiana or Ohio.1 Alexander served with Company G, Unit 79 Illinois Infantry in the Union Army during the Civil War, where he was injured, loosing sight in his right eye and partially in his left. 2

Following the war, Alexander married Julia Ann Webster, the daughter of Levi and Nancy Webster, in Montgomery County, Illinois on 1 Jan 1868.3

Montgomery County, Illinois, Marriage Register, vol. 5, 1326-2600, p. 61, no. 3547,
Alexander Hooper–Miss Julia A. Webster, 1 Jan 1868.

Alexander and Julia soon moved to Bond County, Illinois where they began their family. Ann was born in 1868, who died as a child, and Levi was born in 1873.4 In 1880, Alexander and Julia sold their 22 acres in Bond County they’d purchased in 1875 and moved to Macoupin County, where Olive May was born on 29 Jan 1881 and Alfred Leroy was born in 1889.5 Alexander and Julia had two other children who died as infants.6

Alexander and Julia lived in Macoupin County for the remainder of their lives.7 Alexander died on 6 Feb 1913 and Julia died on 20 Jan 1923.8 Both are buried, along with their children, Levi and Olive May, are buried in Gillespie City Cemetery in Gillespie, Macoupin County, Illinois. Their son, Alfred, is buried in Houston, Texas9


Citing this page: Kimberli Faulkner Hull, author, “Alexander Hooper” Chasing Light Media, Cool Adventures ( https://cooladventures.com/genealogy/alexander-hooper/ : posted 2021).



  1. 1900 U.S. census, Gillespie Township, Macoupin County, Illinois, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 58, sheet 9, dwelling 194, Alexander Hooper household.
    – Alexander Hooper, age 59, farmer, married 31 years, born in Dec 1840 in Indiana

  2. Office of the Illinois Secretary of State, Illinois State Archives, 1929 Illinois Roll of Honor, Macoupin County, vol. 2, p. 188, Alexander Hooper. Civil War, Company G, Unit 79 Illinois Infantry, Gillespie Cemetery. Also, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Washington D.C., Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards, 1907-1933, record group 15, roll 1080, Alexander Hooper, death 6 Feb 1913.

  3. Montgomery County, Illinois, Marriage Register, vol. 5, 1326-2600, p. 61, no. 3547, Alexander Hooper–Miss Julia A. Webster, 1 Jan 1868. Also,
    1850 U.S. census, Bond County, Illinois, population schedule, dwelling 144, Levi Webster household.
    – Levi Webster, age 28, farmer, born in Tennessee
    – Nancy Webster, age 24, born in Kentucky
    – Emaline Webster, age 7, born in Illinois
    – Angeline Webster, age 7, born in Illinois
    – Julia Ann Webster, age 1, age 7, born in Illinois

  4. 1870 U.S. census, McCord, Bond County, Illinois, population schedule, p. 23, dwelling 169, Alex Hooper household.
    – Alex Hooper, age 29, farmer, born in Ohio
    – Julia Hooper, age 21, keeping house, born in Illinois
    – Ann Hooper, age 2, born in Illinois


    1880 U.S. census, Cottonwood Grove Precinct, Bond County, Illinois, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 65, p. 16, dwelling 169, Alexander Hooper household.
    – Alexander Hooper, age 39, farmer, born in Indiana
    – Julia A. Hooper, age 31, wife, keeping house, born in Illinois
    – Levi Hooper, age 7, son, born in Illinois

  5. Bond County, Illinois, Deed Record, vol. 13, p. 591, William and Sarah F. Cruthis to Alexander Hooper, 6 Feb 1875. Also, Consideration: $150. Property: Pt NE SE. Sec16. t 6. R 4. Recorded 21 Aug 1879. Also, Consideration: $150. Property: Pt NE SE. Sec16. t 6. R 4. Recorded 21 Aug 1879.
    Also, Bond County, Illinois, Deed Record, vol. 21, p. 138, Alexander and Julia Ann Hooper to John T. Wade, 22 Sept 1880. Consideration: $150. Property: 22 acres. Recorded 22 Sept 1880.
    For Olive Hooper’s birth, see Illinois, Marriage Index, 1860-1920, Macoupin County, Illinois, Henry Guckes–Olive M. Hooper, 20 July 1897. Also, U.S., Social Security Death Index, Olive Hooper Guckes, Jan 1982. Birth: 29 Jan 1881.
    For Alfred’s birth, Texas Department of State Health Services, certificate of death, no. 16067, Houston, Harris County, Alfred Leroy Hooper, Sr., 16 Mar 1958. Birth: 10 Oct 1889, Woodburn, Macoupin County, Illinois. Parents: Alexander Hooper and Julia Ann Webster. Burial: Forest Park Cemetery.

  6. 1900 U.S. census, Gillespie Township, Macoupin County, Illinois, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 58, sheet 9, dwelling 194, Alexander Hooper household.
    – Alexander Hooper, age 59, farmer, married 31 years, born in Dec 1840 in Indiana
    – Julia A. Hooper, age 51, wife, born in Apr 1849 in Illinois, 6 children born, 3 children living, married 31 years
    – Levi Hooper, age 26, son, born in Jan 1873 in Illinois, single
    – Alfred Hooper, age 10, son, born in Oct 1889 in Illinois, single
    Also, Illinois, Marriage Index, 1860-1920, Macoupin County, Illinois, Henry Guckes–Olive M. Hooper, 20 July 1897.

  7. 1910 U.S. census, Gillespie Township, Macoupin County, Illinois, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 51, sheet 56B, family 116, Alexander Hooper household.
    – Alexander Hooper, age 69 born in Ohio
    – Julia Hooper, age 61, born in Illinois
    Also,
    1920 U.S. census, Gillespie Township, Macoupin County, Illinois, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 54, sheet 56B, dwelling 138, Julia Hooper household. – Julia Hooper, age 70, widow, born in Illinois

  8. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Washington D.C., Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards, 1907-1933, record group 15, roll 1080, Alexander Hooper, death 6 Feb 1913.

  9. For Alexander, Office of the Illinois Secretary of State, Illinois State Archives, 1929 Illinois Roll of Honor, Macoupin County, vol. 2, p. 188, Alexander Hooper. Civil War, Company G, Unit 79 Illinois Infantry, Gillespie Cemetery. Also,
    Find A Grave, memorial 222366809, Alexander Hooper (1840–1913), Gillespie City Cemetery, Gillespie, Macoupin County, Illinois; memorial created by Kimberli Faulkner Hull (contributor 49572158).
    For Julia, Find A Grave, memorial 223277936, Julia Ann Webster Hooper (1850–1923), Gillespie City Cemetery, Gillespie, Macoupin County, Illinois; memorial created by Kimberli Faulkner Hull (contributor 49572158).
    For Levi, Find A Grave, memorial 223281817, Levi Hooper (1873–1936), Gillespie City Cemetery, Gillespie, Macoupin County, Illinois; memorial created by Kimberli Faulkner Hull (contributor 49572158).
    For Olive May, Find A Grave, memorial 119746710, Olive May Guckes (1881–1982), Gillespie City Cemetery, Gillespie, Macoupin County, Illinois; memorial created by gravewalker (contributor 46607871).
    For Alfred, Find A Grave, memorial 183755078, Alfred Leroy Hooper (1889–19), Gillespie City Cemetery, Gillespie, Macoupin County, Illinois; memorial created by Beth (contributor 46910696).

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