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The Cook Family of Kershaw District South Carolina

This web page has been updated in May/June of 2011. The original intent of this site is the same as it has always been; to provide a FREE tool for researchers to help each other by the sharing of information - please support this intent by helping to keep it as accurate as possible. The information on this page represents the combined efforts of several researchers. I have verified the information by Wills, Equity, Deeds, Census and Cemetery Records where possible. Where no source is given, the information is unproven/unverified. Additions and corrections are welcome (rude emails are not). When writing, please include the Page Title and Web Address. Proper credit is always awarded to the provider of information. Happy Researching! Keep the circle of sharing intact, include the following if you take information for your own records: !Source: Lori McLeod Wilke; "Walking with ghosts", Research 2000 - 2011


Connection to our McLeods

Alice H. Cook, daughter of (Capt) William Lewis Cook and Elizabeth Alice DuPre Barnes, married Mannius Baum McLeod. Baum was the son of John N and Kitsy Davis McLeod.

As is the way with many of the families documented in this website, all of these families were related several times in addition to this marriage.In addition to being her son in law, Baum was the grand nephew of Elizabeth Barnes Cook. More of the various relationships can be found by following the links provided.


John Cook

b. Unknown in Unknown

d Abt. June 21, 1782 in Charlestown South Carolina (
Will of John Cook WILL OF JOHN COOK Recorded in Will Book A1 Page 256 Recording Date Not Available Ord. Not Known Apt 130 Pkg 5110 Kershaw Wills


Married to Elizabeth (--?--)
Will of John Cook WILL OF JOHN COOK Recorded in Will Book A1 Page 256 Recording Date Not Available Ord. Not Known Apt 130 Pkg 5110 Kershaw Wills

b. unknown in unknown

d. Aft. June 21, 1782 in Charlestown South Carolina
Will of John Cook WILL OF JOHN COOK Recorded in Will Book A1 Page 256 Recording Date Not Available Ord. Not Known Apt 130 Pkg 5110 Kershaw Wills


Children of John and Elizabeth Cook

1. William Cook b. bef. June 21, 1782 in York County, Virginia (Will of John Cook WILL OF JOHN COOK Recorded in Will Book A1 Page 256 Recording Date Not Available Ord. Not Known Apt 130 Pkg 5110 Kershaw Wills d. about 1826 in Kershaw South CarolinaWill of John Cook WILL OF JOHN COOK Recorded in Will Book A1 Page 256 Recording Date Not Available Ord. Not Known Apt 130 Pkg 5110 Kershaw Wills married to Jemima Flake b. unknown d. unknown (source of wife's name -a researcher who chooses to remain unnamed - reference not yet verified)

2. John Cook b. bef. June 21, 1782 Will of John Cook WILL OF JOHN COOK Recorded in Will Book A1 Page 256 Recording Date Not Available Ord. Not Known Apt 130 Pkg 5110 Kershaw Wills d. unknown

3. Mary Muscall Cook or Mary Cook Muscall b. bef. June 21, 1782 (Will of John Cook WILL OF JOHN COOK Recorded in Will Book A1 Page 256 Recording Date Not Available Ord. Not Known Apt 130 Pkg 5110 Kershaw Wills d. unknown

4. Elizabeth Cook b. bef. June 21, 1782 Will of John Cook WILL OF JOHN COOK Recorded in Will Book A1 Page 256 Recording Date Not Available Ord. Not Known Apt 130 Pkg 5110 Kershaw Wills d. unknown

Grandchild of John and Elizabeth Cook (parentage unknown as of 6/18/03)

JOHN SAMUEL b. bef. June 21, 1782 Will of John Cook WILL OF JOHN COOK Recorded in Will Book A1 Page 256 Recording Date Not Available Ord. Not Known Apt 130 Pkg 5110 Kershaw Wills d. unknown


Will of John Cook

WILL OF JOHN COOK Kershaw, SC SC

Will Transcriptions Vol. 1 1770-1841, page 160, 161 Microfilm Roll 14 South Carolina-

In the name of God Amen I JOHN COOK late of Camden District and now of Charlestown being in perfect Health mind and memory and Calling to mind that all mankind has once to die do make publish pronounce and declare this to be my last Will and Testament hereby revoking disallowing and disannulling All other last Will and Testaments by me at any time heretofore made and Executed and declare this to be my last Will and Testament

First I recommend my Soul to God who have it and my body to the Earth to be decently butied [buried] at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named and my Worldly Estate after payment and satisfaction of all my Just Debts and funeral Expences-I Give and Bequeath to my beloved Wife ELIZABETH COOK to Negro wenches names PHILLIS and NANCY and all my Household furniture to her and her Heirs Executors. Administrators and Afsigns for Ever-Also I Give and

Bequeath to my Beloved Son JOHN COOK my large Bible and my Gun to him and his Heirs for Ever- Also I Give and Bequeath to my Beloved Daughter MARY MUSCALL a Negro Garl named JANE to her and the Heirs of her body for Ever-Also I give and Bequeath to my beloved Son WILLIAM COOK A Negro Boy named CYRUS and all my Stock to him and his Heirs for Ever- Also I Give and Bequeath to my Beloved Daughter ELIZABETH COOK one Negro Garl named LUCY to her and the Heirs of her Body for Ever-Also I Give and Bequeath to my Beloved Granson JOHN SAMUEL August one Negro Boy named STEPHEY to him and his Heirs for Ever-

And Lastly I do hereby Constitute HENRY RUGELEY and HENRY MASCALL to be and they are hereby appointed and Constituted Jointly my Executors to this my last Will and Testament to which I have set my Hand and fixed my Seal this 21st June 1782.- In the year of our Lord one thousand seven Hundred and Eighty two---- Signed Sealed published pronounced and Delivered by ) the Testator to be and Contain his Last Will and Testa-) ment who in his presens and of-each of each other at his) request Subscribe our names as Witnefses hereto-- )

JOHN COOK(Seal)
JOHN FIELDS
JAMES HARRISON

Recorded in Will Book A1 Page 256 Recording Date Not Available Ord. Not Known Apt 130 Pkg 5110


Generation Two
William Cook - son of John Cook

b. bef. June 21, 1782 in York County, Virginia Will of John Cook WILL OF JOHN COOK Recorded in Will Book A1 Page 256 Recording Date Not Available Ord. Not Known Apt 130 Pkg 5110 Kershaw Wills

d. about 1826 in Kershaw South CarolinaWill of John Cook WILL OF JOHN COOK Recorded in Will Book A1 Page 256 Recording Date Not Available Ord. Not Known Apt 130 Pkg 5110 Kershaw Wills

married to Jemima Flake

b. unknown

d. unknown (source of wife's name -unverified)

1800 Kershaw District Census

409 24 Cook William Males to-10 = 3; 10-16 = 0; 16-26 = 1; 26-45 = 1; 45+ = 1 Females to-10 = 0; 10-16 = 0; 16-26 = 0; 26-45 = 0; 45+ = 1; Others = 0; Slaves = 8

Occupation: Bricklayer (source: Trish Sanders Brown )

Property: Lots 1049-1051 (source: Trish Sanders Brown )

Children of William and Jemima Flake Cook

i) James Cook b. bef. 1826 in York County, Virginia Will of John Cook WILL OF JOHN COOK Recorded in Will Book A1 Page 256 Recording Date Not Available Ord. Not Known Apt 130 Pkg 5110 Kershaw Wills d. unknown in Kershaw District, South Carolina married to Barbara Teams b. bef 1826 in Berks County, Pennslyvania d. unknown in Kershaw District, South Carolina

ii) John Cook b. bef. 1826 Will of John Cook WILL OF JOHN COOK Recorded in Will Book A1 Page 256 Recording Date Not Available Ord. Not Known Apt 130 Pkg 5110 Kershaw Wills

iii) Henry E Cook b. bef. 1826 Will of John Cook WILL OF JOHN COOK Recorded in Will Book A1 Page 256 Recording Date Not Available Ord. Not Known Apt 130 Pkg 5110 Kershaw Wills

iv) Francis Cook b. bef. 1826 Will of John Cook WILL OF JOHN COOK Recorded in Will Book A1 Page 256 Recording Date Not Available Ord. Not Known Apt 130 Pkg 5110 Kershaw Wills

v) Henry L Cook b. bef. 1826Will of John Cook WILL OF JOHN COOK Recorded in Will Book A1 Page 256 Recording Date Not Available Ord. Not Known Apt 130 Pkg 5110 Kershaw Wills

vi) Jemima Cook b. bef. 1826 Will of John Cook WILL OF JOHN COOK Recorded in Will Book A1 Page 256 Recording Date Not Available Ord. Not Known Apt 130 Pkg 5110 Kershaw Wills

vii) Henry J Cook b. bef. 1826 Will of John Cook WILL OF JOHN COOK Recorded in Will Book A1 Page 256 Recording Date Not Available Ord. Not Known Apt 130 Pkg 5110 Kershaw Wills

viii) Benjamin Cook b. bef. 1826 Will of John Cook WILL OF JOHN COOK Recorded in Will Book A1 Page 256 Recording Date Not Available Ord. Not Known Apt 130 Pkg 5110 Kershaw Wills


Generation Three
James Cook- son of William Cook

b. bef. 1826 in York County, Virginia Will of John Cook WILL OF JOHN COOK Recorded in Will Book A1 Page 256 Recording Date Not Available Ord. Not Known Apt 130 Pkg 5110 Kershaw Wills

d. unknown in Kershaw District, South Carolina

married to Barbara Teams

b. bef 1826 in Berks County, Pennslyvania

d. unknown in Kershaw District, South Carolina

Possible Records:

RMC (Deeds): Index to Grantor and Grantee Conveyance 1802-1871 (AZ) C81113 (on film SU 1 at South Carolina State Archives):

CC - Keller, George - to Jas. B. Cook - 1812 [506?] p. 500 - Release
CC - Kellar, Jane - to Jas B. Cook - 1812, p. 507 - Release
Children of James and Barbara Teams Cook

i) William Lewis (Capt) Cook


Generation Four
William Lewis Cook (Capt) - son of James Cook

b. April 1828 in North Carolina (1880 Kershaw District Census)

d. October 1909 in Kershaw District, South Carolina

buried Salem Cemetery near where Swift Creek, Red Hill and Lee County all meet (Trish Sanders Brown, descendant)

married to Elizabeth Alice DuPre Barnes

b. June 18, 1826 Kershaw District, South Carolina

d. October 1902 in Kershaw District, South Carolina

buried Salem Cemetery near where Swift Creek, Red Hill and Lee County all meet (Trish Sanders Brown, descendant)

1880 Census Place De Kalb, Kershaw, South Carolina Family History Library Film 1255232 NA Film Number T9-1232 Page Number 64D

W. L. COOK Self M Male W 52 SC Farmer VA NC

Ea. D. COOK Wife M Female W 51 SC Keeps House SC SC

Frances COOK Dau Female W 17 SC At Home SC SC

W. Lewis COOK Son Male W 15 SC At School SC SC

Epsey COOK Other S Female W 13 SC At School SC SC

Barnes C. B. COOK Other S Male W 10 SC At School SC SC

Susan C. COOK Other S Female W 10 SC At School SC SC
Military - Possibly fought with 5th SC Infantry, Company F or C

Children of William and Elizabeth


1. Mary M Cook b. about 1852 in Kershaw District South Carolina (Trish Sanders Brown, descendant) d. unknown

2. Alice H. Cook b. November 16, 1854 in Kershaw District South Carolina (Family Bible, Patricia Brown, Alice Cook McLeod's g g granddaughter, info recieved via email ) d. March 27, 1922 in Kershaw District South Carolina buried Antioch Baptist Church married to Mannius Baum McLeod son of John N and Kitsy Davis McLeod, b. December 18, 1852 d. May 17, 1923 Cleveland School Commencement Kershaw County, South Carolina buried in the Mass Grave at Buelah Baptist Church

3. Charles E Cook b. about 1856 in Kershaw District South Carolina (Trish Sanders Brown, descendant) d. unknown married December 21, 1876 to Matty English On December 21, 1876, by Rev. J. E. Rodgers, Mr. C. E. Cook and Miss Mattie English, all of Kershaw, S. C. b. about 1860 d. unknown

i) Susan Cook b. about 1879 in Kershaw District South Carolina

Source Information: 1880 Census Place De Kalb, Kershaw, South Carolina Family History Library Film 1255232 NA Film Number T9-1232 Page Number 64D

Charles COOK Self M Male W 24 SC Farmer SC SC
Matty COOK Wife M Female W 20 SC SC SC
Susan L. COOK Other S Female W 1M SC SC SC
4. Margeret E Cook b. about 1857 in Kershaw District South Carolina (Trish Sanders Brown ) married November 23, 1875 to T.C. Sessions (Trish Sanders Brown)

5. R.A. Cook b. about 1858 in Kershaw District South Carolina (Trish Sanders Brown, descendant)

6. M.A. Cook b. about 1860 in Kershaw District South Carolina (Trish Sanders Brown, descendant)

7. Francis Dupree Cook b. about 1860 in Kershaw District South Carolina (Trish Sanders Brown age 17 1880 Census Place De Kalb, Kershaw, South Carolina Family History Library Film 1255232 NA Film Number T9-1232 Page Number 64D)

8. William Lewis Cook b. about 1862 in Kershaw District South Carolina (Trish Sanders Brown /1880 Census Place De Kalb, Kershaw, South Carolina Family History Library Film 1255232 NA Film Number T9-1232 Page Number 64D age 15)

9. Epsey Cook b. about 1865 in Kershaw District South Carolina (Trish Sanders Brown /1880 Census Place De Kalb, Kershaw, South Carolina Family History Library Film 1255232 NA Film Number T9-1232 Page Number 64D age 13)

10. Barnes Caleb B. Cook b. about 1869 in Kershaw District South Carolina (Trish Sanders Brown /1880 Census Place De Kalb, Kershaw, South Carolina Family History Library Film 1255232 NA Film Number T9-1232 Page Number 64D age 10)

11. Susan Cook b. about 1869 in Kershaw District South Carolina (Trish Sanders Brown /1880 Census Place De Kalb, Kershaw, South Carolina Family History Library Film 1255232 NA Film Number T9-1232 Page Number 64D age 10)



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