Well I see your grandparents are not in the 1930 census. The Dickey family arrived in Texas sometime after 1916, thereabouts. The Hooten family was in Hopkins County in 1850. I was born in Hopkins county a hundred years later!
Hooten, Earl A. married Dickey, Leota 09 Aug 1924, Hopkins
Hooten, Earl married Allen, Poshia 18 Jun 1938, Hopkins
Dickey, E. D. married Hooten, Lucy 02 Aug 1924, Hopkins Co
The above marriage license were never picked up and are in the possession of the Hopkins Co Gen Soc. These may be obtained by immediate family member for $2.00 fee. Many licenses have already been picked up. Contact the research library for more details. 212 Main St, Sulphur Springs.
Some people did not have very good handwriting and then the people who had to transcribe these records did the best they could to read it. Your Hooten family was transcribed as Holten for the 1900 record. I finally used just the first name of Earl, born 1898.
June 1900; Census Place: Justice Precinct 1, Hopkins, Texas; Roll: T623 1646; Page: 17B; Enumeration District: 47.
James Hooten, born 8/1871 in TX, age 28, married 9 yrs, father from TX, mother MS, owned farm land no mortgage, could read/write
Allise, wife, 10/1873, age 26, TX, father AR, mother TX, 5 children born of the marriage, 4 living.
Asa, son, 1/1892, 8
Roy, son, 10/1893, 6
Bertie, dtr, 1/1895, 5
Earl, son, 12/1898, 1
1910: 1-Pct, Hopkins, Texas
T624-1565 Page 57A
James A Hooten, 47?, married 19 yrs, this time father from TN
[has been transcribed as 47 yrs of age looks like 42 to me]
Alice, 38, 11 children born, 10 living...parents same as 1900
Asa D, 18
Jessie, 1 +
Jewel?, 7 months
1920: Sulphur Sprngs, Hopkins, Texas
T625-1817 Page 9A Ed 63
James A Hooten, 58
Ury, dtr, 19
Harland Dillard, grandson, 4 yr 8 mos...must be Berta/Bertie's son. Jewel must have died ?
1930; Census Place: Dallas, Dallas, Texas; Roll: 2320; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 85; Image: 15.0.
Delbert T Hooten, 26, married at 21, says parents from TN, tire changer at tire co; Anetta, wife, 24, TX, clerk at electric co.
1930; Census Place: Precinct 5, Lubbock, Texas; Roll: 2372; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 27; Image: 736.0.
Roy L Hooten, 37, teaching school
Emma, 37, teaching school
Mary A, dtr, 4
Apr 1930; Census Place: Precinct 1, Lubbock, Texas; Roll: 2372; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 11; Image: 447.0.
Jesse Hooten, 22, married at 20, laborer on stock farm
Vera O, wife, 18, TX
Jesse G, son, 1 month
Still did not find Earl Hooten and family in 1930 record nor brother Herman nor James and Alice and nephew Harland Dillard.
1920: Sulphur Springs, Hopkins, Texas
T625-1817 Page 11B ED 66
Asa Hooten, 26, mechanic for ? shop
Eva R, wife, 25, born LA, parents LA
Lee and Clee, 3 yr 7 mos
Louise, age ?..can't determine somewhere around age 2
1920: 5Pct, Hopkins, TX
T625-1817 Page 1A ED 75
Roy L Hooten, 26
Emma, wife, 26, born TX, parents TX
...both teaching school
1920, Sulphur Springs, Hopkins
T625-1817 Page 1B ED 62
Sulphur Springs & Reilly Springs Road
R L Dickey, 43, born AL, parents AL, renting farm land
Louise, wife, 42, AL, parents AL
Dowling, son, 17, AL
Leota, 14, AL
Lucille, 12, AL
Mattie B, 8, AL
Ruth, 7, AL
Lorena, 4?, AL
Here is some of the documents pertaining to your direct line of Hooten's in Hopkins county from Rootsweb. Select "Special Projects" - "Search Engine"http://www.rootsweb.com/~txgenweb/
Old Tarrant cemetery is located about 4 miles north of Sulphur Springs.
From the Sulphur Springs town square go north on Hwy 19. Right after you
pass FM road 1537, on your right, slow down, the next right turn is road
leading to cemetery. It is easy pass this road before you see it. The
cemetery sign is on the left side of the road, just across from where you
Hooten, James Augusta - b. 31 Aug. 1863, d. 5 Jly. 1950 (W. O. W.)
Hooten, Alice Robertson - b. 4 Oct. 1872, d. 9 Feb. 1953
[WOW means he has a Woodmen of the Word headstone]
Hooten, Alpheus W. - b. 30 Dec. 1896, d. 28 Aug. 1898, s/o J. A. & Alice
Hooten, Jessie - b. 30 Jly. 1907, d. 27 Sept. 1980
Hooten, Vera F. - b. 12 Ap. 1911, d. 27 Sept. 1998, married Jessie
Hooten, 7 Aug. 1927
Hooten, Saralice - b. 25 Aug. 1925, d. 16 Aug. 1934, (d/o Earl A. & Leota
(Obit - Saralice Hooten, the little daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Earl Hooten, passed
away 17 (sic) August 1934. She leaves her father and mother, two brothers,
William Byrd Hooten and James Arthur Hooten, and one sister, Mattie Lee
Hooten. Burial made in Mt. Sterling cemetery)
Hooten, Florence - b. 18 Ap. 1928, d. 5 Jan. 1929, d/o E. A. & Leota Hooten
(Obit - Florence Hooten, 9 mo. old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Earl Hooten, died
Friday morning from pneumonia. Services took place at Mt. Sterling)
Hooten, Earl A. - 1898 - 1972
Hooten, Leota - 1905 - 1937, on stone with Earl A. Hooten (b. 20 Oct. 1905, in Crenshaw Co., Ala., d. 3 Ap. 1937 - Parents Robert L. Dickey, b. Ala., and
_____Myers. Murray Funeral Home records)
Hooten, William Byrd 17 June 1929, Hopkins Co
Hooten, "female" 30 Jan 1932, Hopkins Co
Hooten, "male" 7 June 1933, Hopkins Co
Leota Dickey - Earl Arthur Hooten
Dickey, Lee Dowling 1-2-1928, Lubbock County
Dickey, Charley Avon born 2-25-1935, Hopkins
Lucy Golden Hooten - Emory Dowling Dickey
...Lucy and Emory Dowling Dickey not found in 1930 census either.
Hooten, Mary Lenora 10-29-1935, Hopkins
Vera Frederick - Jesse Hooten
Odd Fellow Cemetery - Hopkins
Hooten, Asa D. - 1892 - 1967
Hooten, Jessie D. - 1904 - _____
1880 Delta Co, TX
W A Hootin, age 38, born TN, parents TN
S E Hootin, wife, 38, MS, parents MS
James A, son, 16, TX
Manervy R, dtr, 6, TX
1870 Hopkins Co, Charleston Post Office
William A Hooten, age 27, born TN, farmer, $100 real estate, $800 personal wealth.
Leona Hooten, age 30, born AR
James A Hooten, age 7, born TX
..."S E" Hooten was not mother of James A.
1850 Hopkins County
James Hooten, 30, TN
Susan Hooten, 22, TN
Andrew J, 10, TN
William A, 8, TN
Robert C, 6, TN
Thomas W, 4, TN
Martha A, 1, TX
1880 Hopkins Co, TX
Andrew M Robertson, 39, born MO, parents KY
Isabel J, wife, 43, TX, father ?, mother TN?
Mary Agar? step dtr, 20, TX, fther SC
Jesse S Agar, stp son, 17, TX
David Robertson, son, 12, TX
John J Robertson, son, 10, TX
Alice R Robertson, dtr, 7, TX
Josephine Robertson, 3, TX
1870 Hopkins Co, Bright Star Post Office
Andrew M Robertson, 27, farmer, $1000 real estate, $600 personal, MO
Isabella, 31, TX
William Robertson, 12, TX Robertson or Agar?
Mary Robertson, 10, TX...listed as stp dtr on 1880 record
Jesse Robertson, 7, TX...listed as stp son on 1880 record
David Robertson, 3, TX
John Robertson, 5 mos, TX
Andrew Robertson was in Hopkins county in 1900, born MO and not AR as indicated by Alice...if this is right family which I think it is. W A Hooten also listed in 1900 with wife Sinora?, married 36 yrs, 4 children of the marriage only one child living, born MS. W A also owned his farm land.
Happy Hunting to you...let me know if you need or want more help. I've enjoyed looking...hope you don't mind.
There are 105 items transcribed on the Hopkins county website on Rootsweb pertaining to Hooten surname, the 1850 census is on that website and has been transcribed.