I’m double related to Charles A. Hooks, III. He’s my 1st cousin 2x removed. His grandfather, Charles A. Hooks was the sibling of my 3rd great-grandmother, Jane Nancy Hooks Smith on my mother’s side of the family. On my father’s side of the family, my great-grand aunt Minnie Williams Hooks is his mother.
I would really like to find a descendant of Charles’. I find it very odd that I was able to buy his diary off of eBay and it really makes me wonder what has happened to all of his belongings. There have been several of his medical degrees offered up on eBay as well. See this post, Family Heirlooms on eBay for more information.