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Deputy Quartermaster General Robert Lettis Hooper


Original Member, admitted 1783

Deputy Quartermaster General Robert Lettis Hooper

Assistant Quartermaster of the New Jersey Militia. Commissary of Issues for New Jersey State Troops. Deputy Quartermaster General of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War in 1778. Deputy Commissary of Purchases and Transportation 1779. Served to 1782. Born in New Jersey in 1730 and died in Trenton, NJ on 30 Jul 1797. Member of the New Jersey Legislative Council 1785-1788. Vice-President for three years and President in 1785. Judge of the Court of Common Pleas Hunterdon County, NJ in 1784. Purchased the home “Belleville” in Trenton that was once owned by General Stirling. The home is no longer there. Freemason in Trenton Lodge #5 and the first Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of New Jersey. Birth and death date alternates 1709-1785. Married Elizabeth, the widow of member Robert Erskine. Together they ran the iron works at Ringwood, NJ. [Sources: H; (66); (98); (C); “A History of St. Michael’s Church, Trenton”, by Hamilton Schuyler, 1926; www.famousamericans.net.]


Robert Lettis Hooper is currently unrepresented in the Society of the Cincinnati. Eligible descendants are encouraged to make inquiry regarding membership.

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