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oor and other unfavorable conditions existed quently attends conventions as a delegate, and
D make the life of a farmer unsatisfactory. he helped to swell the multitude that shouted
Or. Hooper decided, after a number of years, for Cleveland and Stevenson at the last Chio
seek a better country. He accordingly cago convention.
ame on a prospecting tour to Texas. lie was March 24, 1881, Mr. Hooper married Miss
o well pleased with what he saw that he re- Jnlia R., daughter of Charles M. Pearson, o
turned to Alabama for his family and brought Alabara. Mr. Pearson was a merchant and
;hem out at once. He now resides near Tay- miller of Springville, Alabama a very suc.
or on a fine farm, well improved, and is con- cessful business mil, estimated to be worth,
tented, prosperous and happy. at his death, $60,000. He owned the first
C. C. Hooper was engaged in merchandis- and the finest mill in St. Clair county. He
ing, milling and farming, after reaching his died at the age of thirty-two years, just one
majority. In May, 1883, he received a mes- year after the birth of his daughter. His
sage from Morgan C. Hsmilton, ex-United wife, whose maiden name was Miss Nancy
States Senator from, Texas, and a wealthy Coupland, is a daughter of Hugh Coupland,
capitalist of this State, announcing his inten- who married Karen Hamilton, a sister of
tion to visit the family. He is an uncle of Morgan C. Hamilton, before mentioned. Tbe
Mrs. Hooper's another, to whom, being one parents of Senator Hamilton were James
of the heirs of Hugh Coupland, he was de- Douglas and Nancy (Riley) Hamilton, who
sirous of making a present of one-fifth inter- reared seven children. The children of Hugh
est in a tract of land, containing 8,000 acres, Coupland were; Constantine; Hattie, who
near Taylor, and the same interest in 1,000 married Marcus Mlcillion; Nancy J.; T.
head of cattle and other property. This was V.; James D., who married Mollie Buchanan;
a complete and appreciated surprise to the Julia, the wife of Jesse Stancel; and Frankmembers
of the family. Arrangements who died unmarried. Mrs. Pearson is
at once inade to move to Texas after rMr. now a widow, and resides with her daughter,
Hooper should visit the property and learn her husband having died in 1862.
something of its value. The following year Two children have been born to Mr. and
the family moved out, a division of the prop- Mrs. Hooper: Charles Morgan,and an infant
erty was soon made for the benefit of the which died in 1886.
heirs, and the family located onrthe portion
chosen by them. Here they are laying the
foundation for an admirable home. In 1886
a residence costing $3,700 was erected. The 0. COX.-The termination of the
farm has been inclosed by fifteen miles of Mexican war of 1846-'47 in favor o
barbed-wire fence, and 700 acres have been the United States and the disbanding
brought under cultivation. Besides hiscoun- on Texas soil of many volunteer regiments
brought under cultia.Bss
try property, Mr. Hooper owns twelve acres from the older States brought to the feebhl
on Washington Heights, near Taylor, a most settlements of this state a large number o
desirable piece of property for invest ent. valuable citizens whose services were needed
Politically, Mr. Hooper is interested n the in the ommunities where they took up thei
success of the Democratic party. He fre- residence. Stalwart young men, these fo
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Lewis Publishing Company, publisher. History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties : containing a concise history of the state, with portraits and biographies of prominent citizens of the above named counties, and personal histories of many of the early settlers and leading families, book, 1893; Chicago. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29785/m1/565/: accessed January 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .