I see that my dear cousin, Jim Bumstead, has previously written to you about this. My data conflicts with Jim's and I would like to find out which is correct. We differ in that he shows Austin (Alston?) Hooks to be Vernon Hooks' father, while I have that Austin/Alston is his grandfather -- my data having his father being Henry Allen Hooks. I suspect that both Jim's and my data show the same woman as being his mother -- an Alice Bumstead, though the name we have for her may be in error or incomplete (missing a middle or nick name). (I also think that, if my understanding of Jim's data is correct, that it makes his data suspect ... I believe we have Austin's marriages -- to Elizabeth Forehand and then to Mary "Polly" Cravey well-documented. He would have had to had a child by the Bumstead woman after his marriage to Polly Cravey and he would have been 87 years old at Vernon's birth!)
Below is what I have -- note that my only (recorded) sources are tombstones and SSDI:
Descendants of Henry Allen Hooks
1. Henry Allen Hooks was born in 1864 to Austin/Alston Hooks (1805/06 - 1888) and Mary "Polly" Cravey (ca 1808-aft 1869). He died on November 7, 1933.
Henry Allen Hooks was married to Marjory Walton (daughter of Ben Walton) in 1883. Marjory Walton was born on April 11, 1866. She died in 1897. Henry Allen Hooks and Marjory Walton had the following children:
2 i. daughter Hooks died in 1883.
He was married to Lizzie Smith on July 29, 1888.
He was married to Alice Bumstead on April 7, 1892. Alice Bumstead was born about 1870.
Henry Allen Hooks and Alice Bumstead had the following children:
+3 i. Vernon C. Hooks (born on January 20, 1893).
He was married to Ola Mae Reid in 1914.
He was married to Annie Bellow in 1927. Annie Bellow was born about 1870.
He was married to Mollie Lazenby in 1936.
3. Vernon C. Hooks (Henry Allen-1) was born on January 20, 1893. He died on April 11, 1963. He was buried in Hooks Cemetery, Hardin county, Texas. tombstone: HOOKS, Vernon 1893 - 1963 He had Social Security Number 459 03 9243. VERNON HOOKS, 20 Jan 1893, Oct 1963, LR Texas, 459-03-9243, issued TX
He was married to Dottie L. Vera Sanson.