I am searching for a William H. Hooper born Sept. 1842 in Maine. I don’t have a father or a town. His first born was named Samuel, so that could be a possible father name. He was a sailor in Chicago from at least 1865. I don’t know when he exactly left Maine for Chicago. His parents were both born in Maine. Most of my DNA relatives are from Hancock County. Some from York and one from Machias.
I am going to Maine on vacation in Sept. I may stop at the library in Ellsworth. I have spoken to them, but they have no records of him.
Just was wondering what Hoopers you are researching in Maine.