Diane L. Hood Family Papers, 1914-1959
This collection contains genealogical materials relating to the Hood Family, to include a family Bible, newspaper clippings, baptismal record, and other relevant materials. The Bible includes birth, marriage, and death dates. The earliest birth date recorded is Lester Puckett (Sr.), born May 22, 1869, and the latest death date recorded is Lester Puckett Jr. in 1966.
The Bible is in fair/poor condition due to fragile binding and water stains on pages. Other materials are in good condition. Materials dated 1914-1959.
- 1914 - 1959
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This collection is open to the public without restriction. The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.
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Permission to duplicate or publish material from this collection must be obtained from the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.
Biographical / Historical
The family Bible was given to Lester Alexander Puckett (Puckett's Meats) and Alice Goodrum Puckett by Dianne Leslie Hood's (donor) grandpaternts, Raymond V. Hood, Sr. and Paulina Jane Puckett. Lester Puckett was the son of Violet Davidson Alexander (great-granddaughter of John McKnitt Alexander) and James Puckett.
The earliest birth recorded in the Hood family Bible is Lester Puckett born May 22, 1869. Other births recorded include: Alice Goodrum (Puckett) (1870-1928), Leland Oscar Puckett (1893-1970), Sadie Puckett (Smith) (1895-1929), ? Puckett (1897), Lester Puckett Jr. (1903-1966), Hugh Puckett (1906), Raymond Veal Hood Junior (1918), William Lester Hood (1919), Alice Glencora Hood (1921), Robert Bernard Hood (1923), Dorothy Elizabeth Hood (1924), Ann S. Hood (1925) James Brian Hood (1940), Darlene Elizabeth Williams (1943), Michael Lester Hood (1946), Alice Claudia Williams (1947), Susan Gail Hood (1950), John Raymond Hood (1950) Patrick Raymond Hood (1955), John Raymond Terry (1952), Diane Leslie Hood (1956), Edward Dale Terry (1958).
Marriages recorded in the family Bible include: Sadie Puckett and Jake Smith (1913), Leland Puckett and Nellie Hinson (1914), Pauline Puckett and Raymond Hood (1916), Lester Puckett Jr. and Mary Fuschund (1921), Hugh Puckett and Pauline Barkley (1928).
Deaths recorded in the family Bible include: Alice Goodrum Puckett (1928), Sadie Puckett Smith (1929), Lester Alexander Puckett Sr. (1934), Pauline Puckett Hood (1965), Lester A. Puckett Jr. (1966).
The early Bible entries are in Lester Puckett’s hand, then his son Lester, Diane Hood’s grandmother (name unidentified by donor), Alice Goodman Puckett, Diane Hood herself, followed by her son (name unidentified by donor).
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Language of Materials
The Hood Family Bible was given to Lester Alexander Puckett (of Puckett’s Meats) and Alice Goodrum Puckett by Raymond V. Hood Sr. and Pauline Jane Puckett. Lester Alexander Puckett was the son of James Puckett and Violet Davidson Alexander, Violet being the great-granddaughter of John McKnitt Alexander. Dates of birth, marriage, and death may be found in the Bible. Other miscellaneous genealogical information is found in this collection as well, but through newspaper clippings and other historical materials.
This collection contains a family Bible with genealogical information, newspaper clippings, and a baptismal record.
Materials are arranged in chronologial order.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Presented by Diane L. Hood, July 2010.
The Bible is in fair/poor condition due to fragile binding and water stains on pages. Other materials are in good condition.
The processing, arrangement, and description of this collection was completed by Sydney Carroll, January 2021.
- Baptismal records Subject Source: Local sources
- Bible records Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Correspondence Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Family Papers/Genealogy Subject Source: Local sources
- Genealogy Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Programs Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Diane L. Hood Family Papers, 1914-1959
- In Progress
- Sydney Carroll
- Language of description
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