Hi! I'm part of this family and have been researching for a number of years. This is the first I've heard of a second wife for Aaron P. Hooper? Have never seen it. Do you know what the circumstances were? Divorce? Ruth's death? My information is that Aaron P. went back to the Portsmouth, Ohio area and apparently died there; have been unable to locate an obit or death cert.
The 1850 census still shows Ruth, age 53, living with Aaron. They have a child, Elizabeth, age 4. Curious as to when the Hooper lady would have entered the family and whether she was still of child bearing age.
Doesn't sound quite right . . . but, then, so much of genealogy is a puzzle.
Look forward to hearing from you.
lyle e davis
san diego, ca.
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