Hooker, George P.
The following data is extracted from Hinsdale, Cheshire County, New Hampshire History.
George P. Hooker, son of the venerable Henry Hooker, born May 3 1820, married Lucretia J. Ashcroft, October 25, 1843, and settled upon the farm he now occupies in 1849. He began life without any means, but with habits of industry and sterling integrity combined with sound judgment. the time he settled here this farm contained only fourteen acres of tillable land, and his barn, a structure 24x34 feet, was sufficiently large to store crops. Without adding anything to the size of his farm, however, he added to the capacity of his barn till the structure is 40x100 feet, eighteen, feet posts, and is scarcely large enough to accommodate his crops. Forty acres of his farm when he came here was a bog swamp, producing nothing; but by judicious underdraining, for which purpose he has used several carloads of drain tile, it is fully reclaimed. This enterprise he has carried out in all his farm details, resulting in a fine place and making him a rich farmer. Mr. and Mrs. Hooker are the parents of four children, viz.: Della L., who married S. W. Puffer, and resides in Chester, Vt.; Cassius M., who married, and owns a cattle ranch in Arizona; Augusta, who married W. N. Pike, and resides in Wendell, Mass.
Source: Hinsdale, Cheshire County, New Hampshire History