Joseph Hood


Born: Bef 1754 in ?

Died: 13 May 1818 in ?

Father: Thomas Hood Jr. (? – 1762)

Mother: Rebecca Shute (? – ?)

Family #1

Spouse/Partner: Mary Fawkes (? – ?)

Married: 8 Jun 1774 in ?


The year for Joseph's birth is unknown, but was probably well after 1740, and before 1754. The known information is 9-23-17xx.

On Sep 18 1775, Joseph and Mary sold the deed to the Robin Hood Tavern to William Woodward of Northern Liberties.

Joseph purchased 67.5 acres, 19 perches from his father-in-law Richard for £540 on 1 May 1777, and another 20 acres, 3 roods, 20 perches for £104 on 14 Aug 1787.

On 16 Feb 1790, he added another 44.5 acres for £268.13, from Ezra Thomas, of Newton. This land had been purchased from the estate of Joseph's father-in-law, Richard Fawkes, the previous day.

On 16 May 1801, he purchased 3 acres, 32 perches for $60 from Samuel Caley and wife, Hannah.

He sold a messuage including 6 acres, 98 perches in Marple to William Grim, of Marple, for $1000. This had previously been purchased 6 Oct 1794 from John Ryan and his wife Hannah.

On his death, Joseph had a net worth of $7117.16¾.

Change Date

This data was last changed on 29 Mar 2007, and is stored in datafile B.

Primary and Secondary Sources

(see About Sources)

Genealogy of the Dunwoody and Hood Families and Collateral Branches
by Gilbert Cope; Minneapolis: Tribune Printing Co., 1987. [applies to death, marriage, notes]
Genealogy of the Smedley family descended from George and Sarah Smedley, settlers in Chester Co., Penna.
by Gilbert Cope; Lancaster, Pa.: Wickersham Printing Co., 1901. [applies to name, marriage]

Research Notes (source comments, unreliable information)

He probably had a son Richard.