Regarding Joseph (the 1st) Bookout and his Father - Please look up William Isaac Wood on rootsweb searches - he is down
mid-way - born 1803 in North Carolina; died between 1850 & 1860 in Tennessee; the Database is cmae. If you continue on thru his ancestry you will see it ends with Capt John Bookout. Also look up Isaac Bookout - I am sure he was Capt John's Father. Please check this out and see if you agree.