City Cemetery

A special grave-marking ceremony will be held in Sulphur Springs’ City Cemetery for a veteran of the War of 1812 this weekend.

The Craig Austin Rowley Chapter of the General Society War of 1812 and the John Cavet Chapter of the United States Daughters of 1812 will be hosting the ceremony for John Hooker on June 8 at 11 a.m.

Hooker served in the War of 1812 in Captain John Allen’s company at Fort Hampton in what was then the Mississippi Territory. He and his wife Mary had at least 10 children, and moved to Texas in 1860, where they settled in Hopkins County. Hooker passed away in 1879 and Mary in 1882. Both are buried in City Cemetery in Sulphur Springs.

More than 15 descendants of Hooker are expected to attend Saturday’s grave-marking ceremony, and the general public is invited to attend. It will be held at 11 a.m. at City Cemetery, located at the intersection of 7th Street and W California Street.