Pioneer Families of Grant County, New Mexico: History of the Hooker-Shelley Families+916 Ranch ~Genealogy ~Ranching ~Silver City ~Gila River


Title: Pioneer Families of Grant County, New Mexico: A History of the Hooker-Shelley Families and the 916 Ranch

Author: La Verne McCauley & Terrell T. Shelley

Description: Boards in red buckram with spine and front cover stamped in gilt. Previous owner's name on front pastedown, else fine with clean and unmarked interior. Illustrations. Index. xi, 500 pages.

An extensive record of the history and lives of the Hooker and Shelley families of Grant County, New Mexico, and related families. The volume generally covers the period up through the 1950s. Includes lots of family stories, descriptions of life in Grant County and ranching along the Gila River, biographies, and has quite a few historic family photos, transcribed letters, and miscellany. This is a thoughtfully compiled collection of materials on these early settlers of Grant County, many residing in Silver City and in the towns of Gila and Cliff.

The fist Hooker to arrive in New Mexico was Seth Worthington Hooker (1824-1885), the son of George Hooker and Minerva Taylor, who were from Hinsdale, Cheshire County, New Hampshire. Seth married Amelia Jane Shackleford.

The first members of the Shelley family (from Clinton County, Kentucky) to move to New Mexico were Peter McKindree Shelley (1852-1935), his wife Emily Jane York, and his siblings.

Name index at rear includes nearly 650 different last names. Last names which have 15 or more persons listed: Allred, Anderson, Barentine, Brown, Clark, Cox, Dinwiddie, Doyle, Eakin, Hollimon, Hooker, McCauley, Rice, Shackleford, Shelley, Williams, and York.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Gateway Press, Inc.
Place: Baltimore
Year: 1987

Keywords: genealogy, Grant County, Cliff, Silver City, Gila, New Mexico, Hooker, Hooker family, Shelley, Shelley family, 916 Ranch, ranching, Seth Worthington Hooker, Hinsdale, New Hampshire, Peter McKindree Shelley, Gila River, Clinton County, Kentucky,

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