Allison Clark Looker (b: 1793 in Westfield, Essex County, New Jersey) is son of Othniel and Pamela (Clark) Looker. Othniel Looker was 5th Gov. of Ohio and lived in Cincinnati. Othniel was son of John Looker, immigrant from England to Long Island, NY and New Jersey; mother not known but was a schoolteacher from Hanover, Morris Co., N.J.
Pamela Clark was dau. of Henry (Jr.) and Mary (Valentine) Clark of New Jersey and Long Island before that. Henry Clark Jr. was 2nd cousin (if I remember correctly) of Abraham Clark, signer of Dec. of Independence. Allison's brother was James Harvey Looker (newspaper publisher) who married Rachel Hough (she married first Allison Looker and had children) and had my GG grandfather Thomas Henry Looker (Rear Admiral, Paymaster General of the Navy) who m. Lucilia Brigham and moved to Washington, D.C. I have some information to share. Email: email@example.com
Benjamin Hough was son of Amos and Elizabeth (Wilson) Hough of Waterford, Virginia and then Washington Co. Pa. Amos, father John Hough was a prominent landowner, surveyor and miller in Waterford, Loudon Co., Virginia. Amos' mother Sarah Janney was first cousin to his mother-in-law (Elizabeth Wilson's mother was Elizabeth Janney). These are old Quaker lines (Hough, Janney, Wilson, Taylor, Biles, Stacey, Stackhouse) back to Pennsylvania and England. Benjamin was Chief Surveryor for State of Ohio among other positions.
Catherine "Katy" Carrel was daughter of Hercules and "Katy" (Catherine?) (____) Carrel (not Carroll) of Washington Co. Pa., son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Richey) Carrel of Dover, NY. Thomas was son of immigrant Daniel Carrel and wife Margaret Young.
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