John Hood

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Hood, John, the inventor of a surveying instrument known as Hood's compass theodolite, was born at Moyle, in the County of Donegal, in 1720. He was the author of a Treatise on Land Surveying (Dublin, 1772). Mr. Hood is said to have anticipated the invention of Hadley's quadrant. He died about 1783. His grandson, Samuel Hood, who emigrated to Philadelphia in 1826, was the author of a Practical Treatise on the Law of Decedents (Philadelphia, 1847), and other works.

Sources

16. Authors, Dictionary of British and American: S. Austin Allibone. 3 vols. Philadelphia, 1859-'71.

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