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  • ID: I022941
  • Name: Isabella Holmes Beecher 1
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 22 FEB 1822 in Litchfield, Litchfield, CT
  • Death: 1907 in Hartford, Hartford, CT
  • Note:
    1880 US Federal Census:
    Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
    John HOOKER Self M Male W 64 CT Lawyer CT CT
    Isabella B. HOOKER Wife M Female W 58 CT Keeping House CT ME
    Edward B. HOOKER Son M Male W 25 CT Physici
    Martha K. HOOKER DauL M Female W 26 CT At Home CT ME

    "Every woman has rights as human being first, which belong to no sex, and ought to be as freely conceded to her as if she were a man"

    Isabella was the first child of Lyman Beecher and his second wife Harriet Porter Beecher. Isabella began her education at Catharine Beecher's Hartford Female Seminary and lived with her sister Mary Perkins. In 1841 she married John Hooker, a descendant of Thomas Hooker, the founder of Hartford. In the early 1860s Isabella became involved in the woman's suffrage movement. Along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, Isabella organized the National Woman's Suffrage Association in 1869. She was also a founding member of the Connecticut Woman's Suffrage Association. Isabella's ideas of equality were influenced by John Stuart Mills' political work, On Liberty and the Subjection of Women.

    In 1871, Isabella organized the annual convention of the National Woman's Suffrage Association in Washington D.C. and was invited to present her argument before the Committee on the Judiciary of the United States Senate. Her husband, John Hooker, believed in his wife's abilities and supported her activity. John Hooker helped Isabella draft a bill presented to the Connecticut Legislature giving married women the same property rights as their husbands. The bill passed in 1877. Isabella annually submitted a bill granting women the right to vote, but never witnessed its passage

    Father: Lyman Beecher b: 12 SEP 1775
    Mother: Harriet Porter b: 1790

    Marriage 1 John Hooker b: 19 APR 1816 in Farmington, Hartford, CT
    • Married: 5 AUG 1841
    1. Has No Children Thomas Beecher Hooker b: 1842 in Farmington, Hartford, CT
    2. Has No Children Mary Hooker b: 15 AUG 1845 in Farmington, Hartford, CT
    3. Has No Children Alice Hooker b: 26 AUG 1847 in Farmington, Hartford, CT
    4. Has No Children Edward Hooker b: 26 FEB 1855 in Farmington, Hartford, CT

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