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Re: William Jefferson Cook
Posted by: Joan E. Rambo (ID *****8863) Date: March 08, 2003 at 09:48:35
In Reply to: William Jefferson Cook by Gary Ginn of 65474

I copied and pasted this information from Jack Co, TX 1880 census, so spellings are as they appear on the site:

Categories: Name; Relationship to head of household; Marital Status; Gender; Race; Age; Birthplace; Occupation; Father's Birthplace; Mother's Birthplace.

Wlm. J. COOK Self M Male W 43 KY Farmer KY KY
Susan A. COOK Wife M Female W 37 MO Keeping House TN GA
John B. COOK Son S Male W 18 MO Farm Hand KY MO
James C. COOK Son S Male W 16 MO Farm Hand KY MO
Eliza J. COOK Dau S Female W 13 MO At Home KY MO
Nancy I. COOK Dau S Female W 11 MO At Home KY MO
Didaimoniah COOK Dau S Female W 10 MO At Home KY MO
America E. COOK Dau S Female W 8 MO KY MO
Mary A. COOK Dau S Female W 6 MO KY MO
Louisa A. COOK Dau S Female W 3 TX KY MO
Sarah F. COOK Dau S Female W 1 TX KY MO

Looks like they moved from MO to TX between births of daughters Mary and Louisa. William may have come from Taney Co, MO, but looks like he was born in KY. I would check 1870 & 1860 censuses for Taney Co, then check out land records there, too. See if William shows up involved in sale of any land as an heir. Land records sometimes tell us lots of things. (^_^)

Check Jack Co, TX GenWeb site, some GenWeb counties are not only putting their cemeteries online, but other county records, too. Be sure to check the archived section of the TX GenWeb Project for additional county records.

Post a query on that county site, see if anyone has a county history and would they check for any possible information on the the Cook family. If he was a doctor, there's a good chance something will at least be mentioned in a county history.

I would also "play around" with Cooks on Taney Co, MO census records, the following from 1880. Note James is old enough to be father William, and born in KY as William shows his father was also born. If this James is not his father, good chance he is connected, maybe an uncle. Angeline must have been a popular name in that area. Note widowed dau of James.

James COOK Self M Male W 74 KY Farmer NC NC
Cathrine COOK Wife M Female W 74 TN SETLAND SETLAND
Angeline HENRY Dau D Female W 37 MO Keeping House KY TN
Cathrine HENRY GDau S Female W 9 MO MO MO

Happy Hunting (^_^)




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