This is a family that begins with Abraham Cooke, an apparent immigrant to Old Rappahannock County, Virginia who first appears there in 1684.

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Papers on each generation of my own Cook line:

  • Abraham Cook (c1660 – 1720s) of Old Rappahannock, New Kent, and Hanover counties.  This includes a discussion of the evidence for identifying his likely children.  For a discussion of the identity of his wife see the McAllister paper below.
  • Benjamin Cook (1690s – 1759/60) a possible son of Abraham Cooke who lived in Hanover (later Louisa) County, Virginia and who had two known sons, William and Benjamin.
  • William Cook (c1730 – 1801) of Louisa and Charlotte County, Virginia and later of Surry County, North Carolina.  This paper includes discussion of his eleven children and his wife Keziah Burch.
  • Samuel Cook (12 September 1774  – 13 July 1828) of Surry County, North Carolina and Jones County, Georgia including identification of his two wives, Elizabeth Hendrick and Sarah Jull, and his large family.
  • Asa Barrett Cook (28 January 1806 – 6 December 1848) of various Georgia counties and Titus County, Texas.  For the details of his divorce from his wife Elizabeth W. Ivey, see paper below.
  • Andrew Barney Cook (3 April 1836 – 19 November 1902) of Titus County, Texas, founder of the town of Cookville, and husband of Sarah Gray Rountree.  (My great-great-great-grandfather)

 Supplemental information about my Cook Ancestors:

Some Miscellaneous Cook Files: