A Grandfather’s Story and Family Record by One of the Family (Joseph Cooke born Nov 14, 1825 in Adams, Jefferson Co, New York)
My Dear Grandchildren
It is my desire to tell you a story, and if it does not interest you now the time will come when it will probably be of interest to you, for I am going to tell about our ancestors and every one should know something of their grandfathers, as so I want to tell you all I can of ours. I have no record of the Cooke family farther back than my grandfather’s birth; what else is told is from what I have myself known or have been told by my father, grandfather, or other members of the family.
My grandfather Joseph Cooke was one of five brothers: Samuel, Amasa, Asaph, Joseph, and Charles. Their father was one of two brothers: Amasa and Asaph. It is claimed for them by those of the family who have had better facility for knowing than I, that they were descendents (sic) of the Cookes, who were of the Mayflower pilgrims; while of this I have no record I have no doubt but that it is true. (Russell Miller's note: It is NOT true!)One of these brothers (Asaph I believe) was killed by an indian and left no children. I do not know the date of this homicide but will tell the story as I used to hear grandfather tell it. This uncle of grandfather’s was a young man and had been but a short time married; it was winter, he had been a short journey and was one his return and when but a few miles from his home, had stopped for a night at a village inn, and as was always the custom then, a liquor bar was a prominent feature of the house, and among its patrons that night was an indian who lived near by, who after being filled with rum became boisterous and quarrelsome, and the landlord wanted Cooke to help to put him out, but he advised the landlord not to attempt it as he thought the indian would go of his own accord if left to himself, which in fact he soon id (sic); but in stead of going home as an honest indian hould (sic) have done, he lurked about the door waiting for the landlord. Soon after Cooke, on going out, received a fatal blow on the head from the point of an old flat-iron which the indian had armed himself. The indian fled, pursuit was made, and his house searched; his squaw said he was not a home and had not been that night; but as the pursuers were about to leave the house she asked, “Is that man dead?” and then they knew that she had lied to them and upon a more thorough search the indian was found, tried, condemned, and hanged for the crime. He said he was sorry he killed Cooke, it was the landlord he meant to kill. Asaph Cooke’s death left his older brother, my grandfather the patriarch of the family so far as this story is concerned.
Besides the five sons that I have named there were two or three daughters. One married a man named Meacham, who lost his life in the battle of Bunker Hill. When the Americans were driven from the field he was seen by his comrades sitting under a tree with one of his thighs badly shattered by a musket ball. When they wanted to help him away he told them to leave him and save themselves. His people supposed that he either died there or in a British hospital, for that was the last they ever heard of him.
Another daughter married a man named Merrick. I remember seeing her, when she made grandfather a iasit (sic) when I was six or seven years old. I think grandfather had another sister who married a man by the name of Haight.
Upon the outbreak of the Revolution, grandfather then about eighteen years old, enlisted in the patriot army in which he served until the end of the war. It was a great pleasure to me when a boy to hear him tell his old war stories, or when two or three of his compatriots would chance to meet, to listen to them as they would “fight their battles over again.” He was with Gen. Arnold, in 1776 on his memorable march through the woods of Maine, and the following winter, suffered from smallpox which in a malignant form afflicted the American army at Quebec that winter. One morning when the doctor was making his daily round, of the hospital, he said to the nurse, as he was leaving grandfather’s bed, “Cooke will march up the hill tomorrow dressed in a wooden jacket.” This rough speech of the doctor was overheard by the patient, who immediately replied, “No I will not, I am going to home to see my mother first.” He kept his word, but the next summer, after an absence of two years when permitted to visit his home, he was so changed his mother did not know her boy.
In the spring of 1777, Gen Burgoyne came up the St. Lawrence river with a large army, and forced the American army to evacuate Quebec. It chanced that at this time grandfather with two comrades in arms, had been put on picket guard, at a distance from the camp. The time came that they should have been relieved but no relief came; they waited from morning until noon, still no relief; and as the afternoon dragged its slow and weary hours along, they began to know there was something wrong, so at last they decided to leave their post and go to camp, well knowing the penalty they incurred in so doing. They found the camp deserted, the army had left in the night, and in the hurry and confusion of a hasty retreat their guard had been forgotten. The army was fifteen hours ahead of them and the British vanguard was in close pursuit, and held the road between them and their friends. So they took to the fields and woods, and after three days of untold toil and privation, weary and starved, they overtook the army. When they passed through the deserted camp grandfather took from a table, a pint flask that prove to be filled with rum. This with a loaf of bread and a pan of sour milk was all the food the three men had for three days, as they did not dare to shew (sic) themselves to the inhabitants of the country, lest they would betray them to the enemy. The invasion of Canada having proved a total failure, the little army made haste to leave that country. The story of this campaign, and retreat, furnished a most interesting chapter of history.
At this time grandfather’s parents were living in the town of North Adams, in the north west corner of Mass. And when on their retreat the army reached a point near there, grandfather obtained a furlough and went home. He had been there but a few days when Burgoyne sent a detachment under Col. Baum to Bennington to capture a quantity of military stores the Americans had collected at that place. The militia of the surrounding country was called to the defence (sic) of Bennington, and grandfather was anxious to go, but his father told him he could not, Amasa and Asaph were going, but he wanted him to stay at home and work. He then sent him to drive up and yoke the oxen but watched him as he went threshing the thistle heads with his goad, until he saw him stop and begin to madly whip an old stump, then he called to him; “Here, Joe if you are so anxious to fight, take your gun and go.” When Baum found the stores would not be given up without resistance, he entrenched himself and sent back to Burgoyne for reinforcements.
On the 16 th of August Gen. Stark, with an army of four hundred “Green Mountain Boys” and militia took Baum and his host. In the morning of that day Gen. Stark called for a company of volunteers to open the battle by an attack on the enemy’s rear, grandfather was one of this company which was led by Gen. Stark, and to whom he made that little speech, that will be quoted as long as the story of the battle of Bennington is told. When he had got his little company ready to start, pointing to the enemy he said: “Boys you see those redcoats over there, now we will have them before night or Molly Stark will be a widow.”
In gaining a position in the rear of the enemy, the Americans passed through a piece of woods, soon after which, they came within range of the British, and they fight commenced. Only a few shots had been fired when a man at grandfather’s side fell by a shot from the rear, and then a ball hit the tip of his ear and another cut his hatband on the opposite side of his head, all coming from the rear; then his and two others who stood by him faced about to watch from whence they came; they soon saw an indian look out from behind a tree in the woods they had just passed, they all fired at him, and had nor more trouble from that direction, and when they looked there the next day, they found a “good indian.” The British being attacked in front and rear were soon defeated and made prisoners. But a few hours had passed and the prisoners just marched off, when a reinforcements from Burgoyne appeared on the field, but they they soon met the fate of the friends they were sent to relieve, and were marched off prisoners of war. I cannot follow grandfather’s career through the war as I would like to do, but must hasten on. After the war - through which he served with honor to its end - grandfather married Rachel Langdon and settled in the town of Granville Washington Co, New York where I think all his children were born.
Of grandmother’s family I know but little; there was one - I think it must have been her greatgrandmother of whom I have heard tell- who when a girl was living with her parents in London, during the great plague of 1665, The next spring she married and left London, for the West Indies. The voyage across the Atlantic in those days was long, and before they reached their destination the husband sickend and died. The young widow having no friends in the West Indies, left the ship at Philadelphia where she afterwards married Langdon.
In 1806 grandfather moved to Adams Jefferson Co, where with the help of his two boys Charles L. and Chauncy, he cleared up a farm from the dense forest that then covered the country. For several years almost their only resource for obtaining money was from potash which they made from the ashes of the wood they burned in clearing the land. Forest game furnished them with meat, as deer and bear were plenteous in the woods.
In the war of 1812 father did service in the militia, was at the battle of Sackets Harbor, and was in the field three or four months that year. 1813, serving as Regimental Adjutant. Father and Uncle Chauncy, continued to occupy, and improve the farm in grandfather’s old age, he making his home with uncle Chauncy. Grandmother died, in the spring of 1833. She was confined to her bed for near three years before her death, from an injury received by a fall she had while walking in the yard one morning; by making a misstep she fell breaking her thigh close to the hip joint; the fracture never healed so as to permit her to walk or stand.
In the Spring of 1838 father and uncle sold the old homestead and dividing their interests removed to Ohio and settled at what is now North Monroeville but was then, and for more than half a century, known as Cooke’s Corners. It was here in a most beautiful and desirable country, that Asaph Cooke and his family made their homes soon after the war of 1812.
I was twelve years old when we went to Ohio; we make the journey of nearly five hundred miles in wagons starting in April and arriving at the place of our destination in five or six weeks. Father here bought land for a farm which he improved, and on which in 1841 he built a comfortable residence where he and mother made their home for the remainder of their lives. Mother was born in Harrington Conn. Her father William Benton, followed the business of contractor and builder. He moved to Adams about the same time as did grandfather Cooke, where for some years he ran a hotel. He had two sons, Pomeroy and Wells and four daughters, Lois, Maria, Nancy and Julia. Pomeroy went to Canada near the time of his father’s death, and for many years his people heard nothing from him, but a few years ago I heard he married there and raised a family. Wells lived in Adams and was for many years a Justice of the Peace, and later sheriff of Jefferson County. He had two daughters, Sarah and Augusta, of whom I know but little. Mother’s sister Maria married a man named Smith; they lived in Adams and raised a large family. Nancy married T.C. Chittenden a lawyer who served one or two terms in Congress, and I think was afterwards Circuit Judge. Julia married John Fay who for a number of years was sheriff of Jefferson County. Both Nancy and Julia raised families of sons and daughters, but I have no record of their names, and could recall but a few of them.
Grandfather died in 1830. I remember him quite well although I was scarce five years old at his death. Grandmother lived several years after grandfather’s death; she had two brothers, Jacob and Abijah Kellogg, living in towns adjoining Adams.
I know but little of the Benton family, more than that they were of “the old New England stock,” who must have settled in that country in an early day.
I have but little to say of myself as my life has not been an eventful one and would furnish but little of interest for a story, and I would pass it without comment, but that perhaps some of my greatgrandchildren of the fourth or fifth generation, if this record shall chance to fall into the hands of such, may want to know something about its compiler. It is for such an one then that this page is written. I was born, as you may see in the record, in Adams Jefferson County N.Y. Nov. 14th 1825, where I lived until father moved to Ohio in the spring of 1838, and there my youthful years were spent; years full of interest to me as the years of youth are to every one, for them we owe the formation of character thought and habit that govern all out after lives.
I lived the life of a farmer boy until I was eighteen when I left the farm for the carpenter’s bench, and in that business in some of its forms I have spent the most of my life. My school days were mostly passed within the walls of the country schoolhouse. I attended school one winter in the Norwalk Academy, and in forty six and forty seven I was a year in the Oberlin Institute. At that time Rev. Asa Mahan was President of the Institute, and Rev. C G. Finney Professor of Theology, and I used to hear one or both of them preach every Sunday while I was there.
In the early days of 1851 I decided to come to the Pacific coast. The journey then could not be made in four or five days as it now can, for there was then not a mile of railway west of the Mississippi river. The journey had to be made by water from some Atlantic port via, Panama or Cape Horn, in from six weeks to six months, or it might be made across the continent with ox wagons in five or six months. I chose the latter route. I left home the last week of February by rail to Cincinnati, and thence by steamer down the Ohio and up the Mississippi to St. Louis, and on up the Missouri to Weston, Platt Co.; here we left the river and bought oxen and continued our journey by land up the Missouri to Council Bluffs. Our company to this point was Hiram Smith and family, Israel Cooke, myself and four or five more young men. At Council Bluffs we met more of Smith’s company, E.N. Cooke and family and some others who had made the journey to that place by land during the winter. Our train was here made up of about fifteen or twenty wagons drawn by from two to four yoke of oxen to each wagon, and three or four family carriages usually drawn by horses or mules. Our company now numbered from twenty-five to thirty “able bodied men besides women and children”. We were well supplied with provisions, such as flour, cornmeal, bacon, dried fruit and beans; and the cows we drove, furnished milk, and sometimes a little butter.
On the 6th of May we crossed the Missouri river at where is now the city of Omaha but was then only the site of an Indian agency, surrounded by scores of wigwams full of Indians. Here began what has been so often described as “that long wearisome, and dangerous journey across the plains.” Long it was, and to the oxen that hauled the wagons it was no doubt a weary one indeed as very many of them fell by the way; to me it did not prove particularly wearisome, but a pleasure trip I greatly enjoyed, and I have ever counted that Summer as among my “red letter days.” We went by the way of Salt Lake where we stopped four weeks and gave the teams a much needed rest, and Smith and E. N. Cooke traded with the Mormans for stock, giving in exchange dry goods which they had brought for that purpose.
I arrived in Portland Oregon the middle of October, there I stopped until the first of December and then went to Salem where I made my home. At this time Oregon included all the country west of the Rocky Mountains from British Columbia to its present southern boundry (sic). It was but ten or fifteen years since the first permanent settlement had been made. Portland was a village in the woods with more big fir stumps than houses, and there was but one brick building in the then broad Territory of Oregon; that was a small store at Oregon City and it was washed away by the flood of December 1861.
The early settlement of the country is often spoken of as a time of great privation destitution and suffering, but I doubt if there was then really as much want and hunger in this land as there has been during the past two or three years. I know we were then without many luxuries of food, raiment, furniture, houses, and equipage, that some now consider necessaries. Many of us have continued without these things to this day, without being counted as suffering privation or hunger. There was at times much suffering in “crossing the plains.” Many spent their all for team and outfit, then if their oxen died, or sickness came upon them there was trouble such as try men’s souls, but when once the Willamette was reached the weary and hungry found food and rest, and those without money could get plenty of work at big wages. Then Oregon was a land where a poor man could live with less worry and toil than he can today; then all stood more nearly on a social level, and money had not the power as a social factor has now.
I must now draw my story to a close, I have already made it much longer than I had intended. If any of you to whom it is addressed want to know more about its compiler your can ask your father or mother to tell you. A grandfathers life is but short and soon mine will be only a memory, I have tried to live it so as to pass the name down to you unstained and honorable as I received it from my fathers. When I commenced the foregoing pages I did not think to make so long a story but only to write three or four pages and then a record from grandfather’s family down; but becoming interested I began looking for material and finding much more than I had expected, it has already outgrown my first design. I also find that I should have spent six months or a year on what I have attempted to do in a few days. I might then have avoided some errors I have fallen into., I will give some extracts from a letter from my brother Charles now living at “the Corners” near the place where many of the family are “sleeping with their fathers.” He writes: “Shortly before father’s death he received several letters from a man who was gathering material for a history of the Cooke family. He said he had collected a large amount of facts, and it would be one of the most interesting family histories ever written. He claimed that all the New England Cookes were descendants of two brothers who came over in the May Flower. “I think you are mistaken in the name of the one killed by the Indian, I tkink (sic) it was Moses. I remember hearing father say he left no children but that was a mistake. He left one or more daughters and I think a son but of this am not positive. Several years ago I met a man in Norwalk whose name I can not now recall, who claimed to be a descendant of this Cooke that was killed, and I think he told me he left a son. One of the last times I saw old uncle Charles, grandfather’s brother, he told me of a minister that once preached at Sackets Harbor who was a great-grandson of the man killed.” Quite sufficient proof I think to establish the fact that this Asaph or Moses Cooke did not die childless.
I have also reviewed since commencing this little history some pages of a similar record begun by E. N. Cooke which I very much regret he did not finish. He made no mention of the man killed by the Indian, and he gave the name of our greatgrandfather as Asaph which I have been taught was Amasa. He also names but four brothers in grandfather’s family omitting Samuel. I have often heard father speak of his “uncle Samuel”, but I know nothing more of him or his family, but from hearing father speak of him as I have, an impression is on my mind that he lived in Washington Co., New York.
And now if my narrative thus far is faulty and disconnected I hope it may stimulate some one who is better qualified to take it in hand, who will produce a better narrative than I have done. I will give as full a record of the family from my greatgrandfather down, as I am able; in many cases all I can give will be the names, and many families of the later generations I have no data whatever.
Descendants of Amasa Cooke
Generation No. 1
Amasa Cooke date of birth and death unknown
Children of Amasa Cooke are:
2 i. Samuel Cooke
3 ii. (Joseph left one out)
+ 4 iii. Asaph Cooke, 1748 died September 02, 1826.
5 iv. Amasa Cooke
6 v. (Daughter) Cooke married Meacham.
7 vi. (Joseph left one out)
+ 8 vii. Joseph Cooke, born April 13, 1757 died August 26, 1845
9 viii. (Daughter) Cooke, married Haight
+ 10 ix. Charles Cooke, born May 09, 1764; died May 13, 1855.
11 x. Lois Cooke, She married Robert Merrick.
Generation No. 2
4. Asaph Cooke was born 1748 and died September 02, 1826 He married Thankful Parker.
Children of Asaph Cooke and
12 i. (Joseph left one out)
+ 13 ii. Hannah Cooke,.
+ 14 iii. Asaph Cooke
15 iv. (Joseph left one out)
16 v. Chloe Cooke, married John Adams, no children
+ 17 vi. Eleutherus Cooke, born December 25, 1787
+ 18 vii. Sarah Cooke, married - Farwell of Sandusky.
19 viii. Thankful Cooke, died unmarried
+ 20 ix. Erastus Cooke,
21 x. (Joseph left one out)
22 xi. Israel Cooke, died unmarried
23 xii. Elmina Cooke, died unmarried
Asaph Cooke and his wife and all their children but one are buried in the cementry at the "the Corners".
8. Joseph Cooke was born April 13, 1757 in Wallingford CT, and died August 26, 1845 in The Corners Ohio. He married Rachel Langdon, who was born at Wilbrath Mass Oct 6, 1757 and died at Adams Jefferson Co, New York April 9, 1833
Children of Joseph Cooke and Rachel
+ 24 i. Charles Landgon Cooke, born August 05, 1788 d 1861
+ 25 ii. Electa Cooke, born January 07, 1793.
+ 26 iii. Chauncey Cooke, born September 08, 1796
+ 27 iv. Rachel Cooke, born September 18, 1798;
10. Charles Cooke born May 09, 1764 died May 13, 1855 aged 91 years. He married Betsy Curtis.
Children of Charles Cooke and Betsy
+ 28 i. Betsy Cooke, born February 24, 1791.
29 ii. Daniel Curtis Cooke, born May 20, 1793 died Sept 4, 1816 unmarried
+ 30 iii. Horace Cooke, born November 05, 1795 Died June 9, 1869. He had two sons: John Cooke who was living in Pekin Ill about 1896 and Horace Cooke who died unmarried
31 iv. Charles Cooke, born May 12, 1798 He died Jan 1863. He had two daugthers
+ 32 v. Elisha Cooke, born April 12, 1801 He married Eunice Fuller, their children were: Louisa Cooke, Charles Cooke, Henry Cooke, and Sarah Cooke.
Elisha died in Oxford Erie Co. Ohio Sept 20, 1851.
+ 33 vi. Laura E. Cooke, born September 10, 1804
34 vii. Hiram Cooke, born January 15, 1807
35 viii. Louisa Cooke, born November 10, 1811; died August 22, 1834.
Generation No. 3
13. Hannah Cooke She married Lewis Stone
Children of Hannah Cooke and Lewis
+ 36 i. Lewis Stone
37 ii. Asaph Stone. Died unmarried
38 iii. William Stone. Married Amelia Hoyt. They had several children.
+ 39 iv. Lydia Stone,
+ 40 v. Chloe Stone.
41 vi. Hannah Stone. She married Hiram Smith.
14. Asaph Cooke was born 1780 He married Mary Stuart 1803
Children of Asaph Cooke and Mary
+ 42 i. Apaph Cooke, born 1806 in Granville New York
+ 43 ii. Julia Cooke, born 1808 in Granville
+ 44 iii. Edwin Nathinal Cooke, born February 26, 1810 in Adams, Jefferson, New York
+ 45 iv. Edward W. Cooke, born 1815 in Granville New York.
46 v. (Joseph left one out) Cooke
+ 47 vi. Charles P. Cooke, 1825 in Ohio
Asaph Cooke moved from New York to Ohio in 1817. He died in Sandusky Co, Ohio July 25, 1842.
17. Eleutheras Cooke was born December 25, 1787 in Granville, New York, and died December 2, 1864. He married Martha ______
Children of Eleutheras Cooke and
Martha Caswell are:
48 i. Sarah Cooke.
49 ii. Pitt Cooke, born Abt. 1815 or 1816
+ 50 iii. Jay Cooke, born abt 1818
51 iv. (Joseph left one out) Cooke,
52 v. Henry David Cooke, born 1825
During the Civil War Jay Cooke and Co. acted as agent for the Government in selling its bonds. Under Grants Administration Henry D.Cooke was Governor of the District of Columbia.
Jay Cooke was largely interested in the first N.P. R.R. Company. The failure of that Co. left him insolvent to the amount of many thousands of dollars. He again established himself in business and in a few years paid his creditors every dollar of their claims. He is now living in Philadelphia (in 1896)
18. Sarah Cooke was born 1791, and died February 28, 1827 She married Moors Farwell
Child of Sarah Cooke and Moors
53 i. Sara Farwell. She married Mr. Cochran of Sandusky
24. Charles Landgon Cooke was born August 05, 1788 in Granville Washington Co., New York, and died November 02, 1861 in Four Corners Ohio. He married Lois Benton February 09, 1814, she was born at Harrington Conn. March 9 1796 and died at "the corners" Aug 12, 1861
Children of Charles Cooke and Lois
+ 57 i. Delia Maria Cooke, born January 18, 1816 in Adams Co, New York; died August 07, 1863.
58 ii. Eliza Cooke, born November 14, 1818 in Adams New York; died March 26, 1832 in Adams New York.
+ 59 iii. Horace Catlin Cooke, born October 08, 1820 in Adams New York.
+ 60 iv. Narcissa Cooke, born March 11, 1821 in Adams New York; died September 1892 in Etter Minn.
+ 61 v. Joseph Cooke, born November 14, 1825 in Adams New York.
+ 62 vi. Samuel Mills Cooke, born June 14, 1828 in Adams New York.
63 vii. Charles Benton Cooke, born January 08, 1831. He married Julia Edith Cook November 23, 1862.
64 viii. Lois Eliza Cooke, born September 20, 1836; died August 05, 1838.
25. Electa Cooke was born January 07, 1793 in Granville New York, and died 1855. She married Seth Gaylord. They lived in Adams New York were their children were born.
Children of Electa Cooke and Seth
65 i. David Gaylord. He married Miss Andrews. They had two children
66 ii. Althera Gaylord. She married William North. They had three children.
67 iii. Caroline Gaylord. She married Julius Fox. They had one daugther. Caroline was living in Oakland California in 1896.
68 iv. Charles Gaylord. He married (?), no children.
69 v. Sarah Gaylord. She married Henry Kingsley. They had one child. Sarah was living in Monroeville Ohio in 1896.
70 vi. Elvira Gaylord, born 1813. She married William Babcock of Adams New York. They had five children.
71 vii. Electa Gaylord, born 1815 and was living in 1890 unmarried.
26. Chauncey Cooke was born September 08, 1796 in Granville New York, He married Dorcas Mandeville. She was from Adams New York.
Children of Chauncey Cooke and
Dorcas Mandeville are:
72 i. Chauncy Louis Cooke, born 1823 (?). He married Theodosia Smith. They had one daugther who married a ____ Williams in Monroeville Ohio.
In 1896 Chauncy Louis Cooke was living in Springfield MO with his third wife.
73 ii. Harriot Cooke, born 1826. She married Lafayette Jennison. No Children.
Rachel Cooke born September 18, 1798, and died May 25, 1844 in Adams
New York. She married Edward Willard. Have no dates of birth for
They were living at "the Corners" in 1896,
Children of Rachel Cooke and Edward
74 i. Stella Willard. She married Percival Salisbury of Adams and moved to Ohio sometime in the 1850's. Their Children: Newel Salisbury who died in infancy; Adelaide.
Lived in Monroeville, Ohio in 1896.
75 ii. Branard Willard. Married Mary La Selle of Monroeville Ohio. Their Children: Edward Willard; Charles who in 1896 lived near Wichita Kanas; Walter Willard.
Branard Williard died in 1888 about 65 years old.
76 iii. Mahala Willard. She married Rev. Bardwell about 1845. He died in 1846 or 47 at Monroeville Ohio. They had one child that died in infancy.
She afterwards married Hubbard Mc.Kee of Adams, New York. They had six children.
77 iv. Mary Ann Willard. She married Wm. Hoyt at "the Corners". Their Children: Judson Hoyt; Julius Hoyt; Edwin Hoyt (died young); Hubbard Mc Kee Hoyt;
Charles Fremont Hoyt; Harry Hoyt died at age 5; Fred Hoyt; Arthur Hoyt; John Hoyt; Ned Hoyt; Frank Hoyt (died young).
78 v. Judson Willard. He married Sarah Matross(?) They had no children. He died in the Army.
79 vi. Emeline Willard. She married Daniel Blackstone. Their Children: Helen Blackstone; ??; Cora Blackstone; Edward Blackstone; Bertha Blackstone; Burton Blackstone.
80 vii. Abby Willard. Married John F. Miller, they had two children: Hiram Smith Miller and Lydia Miller. After John F. Miller died, she married Calvin Thompson
and lived in Missouri, they had four daugthers.
28. Betsy Cooke was born February 24, 1791, and died February 19, 1845. She married Rev Rositer.
Children of Betsy Cooke and Rev
81 i. Mary Rositer. She married William Vaughn. He was from Sackets Harbor.
82 ii. Edward Rositer. He died at Pekin Ill.
30. Horace Cooke was born November 05, 1795, and died June 09, 1869.
Children of Horace Cooke are:
83 i. John Cooke.
84 ii. Horace Cooke.
32. Elisha Cooke was born April 12, 1801, and died September 20, 1851 in Oxford Erie Co, Ohio. He married Eunice W. Fuller.
Children of Elisha Cooke and Eunice
85 i. Louisa Cooke.
86 ii. Charles Cooke.
87 iii. Henry Cooke.
88 iv. Sarah Cooke.
Laura E. Cooke was born September 10, 1804, and died September 13, 1878
Monroville, Ridgefeild Twp, Huron Co, Ohio. She married Ephraim
He died Dec 1843.
Children of Laura Cooke and Ephraim
89 i. Jane Read.
90 ii. Hiriam C. Read, born Abt. 1840; died December 25, 1893 in No. Monroeville, Ridgefield Twp, Huron Co., Ohio.
Generation No. 4
36. Lewis Stone died in Portland Oregon.
Children of Lewis Stone are:
91 i. Frank11 Stone.
92 ii. Ed Stone.
93 iii. Mary Stone. She married Capt West.
94 iv. Hannah Stone. She married Mr. Josephi.
39. Lydia Stone died 1855. She married Capt Miller Abt. 1828 in Sandusky City Ohio. He drowned in Lake Erie. Her second marriage to to _____ Lindsley. They had 1 daugther.
Child of Lydia Stone and Capt
95 i. John F. Miller.
40. Chloe Stone She married William Radcliffe.
Children of Chloe Stone and Wikkiam
96 i. Ariande Radcliffe. She married Platt Fish of Monroeville, Ohio.
97 ii. Henry Radcliffe.
98 iii. Edwin Radcliffe.
42. Apaph Cooke died 1873 in Rock Elem, Pierce Co, Wis. He married Louisa Wheeler
Children of Apaph Cooke and Louise
99 i. Daugther Cooke.
100 ii. Daughter Cooke.
101 iii. Daughter Cooke,
102 iv. Daughter Cooke,
103 v. (Joseph left one out) Cooke,
104 vi. (Joseph left one out) Cooke
105 vii. Edwin Cooke
106 viii. (Joseph Left one out) Cooke
107 ix. Daugther Cooke
108 x. Charles C. Cooke
109 xi. Sylvester Cooke
110 xii. Daugther Cooke
Lived in vicinity of Rock Elem.
43. Julia Cooke was born 1808 in Granville, and died 1829 She married Horace Root 1827. She died leaving an infant daugther, Martha Root who was adopted by her
mother's aunt Mrs Chloe Adams. In 1850 Martha married Joseph Bistol of Findlay O. who died about a year later; she afterwards married Joshua Downing
of Zanesville, Ohio, where she died several years ago.
Child of Julia Cooke and Horace
111 i. Martha Root, born Abt. 1828. She married James Downing.
Edwin Nathinal Cooke was born February 26, 1810 in Adams, Jefferson,
New York He married Eliza Vandercook September 05, 1835.
She was born in Rensselaer Co, New York April 29, 1816
Children of Edwin Cooke and Eliza
112 i. William Henry Cooke born Sept 30, 1840. He died in infancy
113 ii. Frances Mary Cooke, born August 15, 1837
E.N. Cooke came to Oregon in 1851, and located in Salem where for a number of years he engaged in mercantile busines. He served two terms of four years each as State Treasurer; he died May 6, 1879. Mrs. E.N. Cooke was living in Salem in 1896.
45. Edward W. Cooke was born 1815 in Granville New York. He married Theodosia Robinson.
Child of Edward Cooke and Theodotia
114 i. Died young
47. Charles P. Cooke was born 1825 in Ohio He married Susan Elizabeth Brewster October 29, 1851 in Salem Oregon, daughter of Abraham Brewster and Amerlia Vandercook.
Children of Charles Cooke and Susan
115 i. Clara11 Cooke, born 1853 in Oregon.
116 ii. Edwin Cooke, born 1855 in Oregon.
117 iii. Mira Cooke, born 1857 in Oregon.
118 iv. Edward N. Cooke, born 1858 in Oregon; died Abt. November 1925. He married Lois Yocum.
119 v. Eliz Cooke, born 1860 in Oregon.
120 vi. Ella Cooke, born 1862 in Oregon. She married A.B. Whitson November 24, 1878.
50. Jay Cooke was born August 10, 1821 in Sandusky City Ohio, and died February 16, 1905.
Child of Jay Cooke is:
121 i. Jay Cooke.
57. Delia Maria Cooke was born January 18, 1816 in Adams Co, New York, and died August 07, 1863. She married Valiant Mc Cray Horton August 20, 1837.
Children of Delia Cooke and Valiant
122 i. William Horton, died in Salisbury Prison SC.
123 ii. Cornelius Van Rance Horton.
124 iii. Edward White Horton. He married Anne Cook 1877.
125 iv. Eugene Horton.
126 v. Lansing Catlin Horton, born August 1838; died 1840.
127 vi. Mattie Lois Horton, born January 19, 1852.
59. Horace Catlin Cooke was born October 08, 1820 in Adams New York. He married Emily J. Allen September 10, 1849 in Ellsworth Mahoning Co, Ohio.
Children of Horace Cooke and Emily
Allen that were adopted
128 i. Eila Cooke.
129 ii. Florence Cooke.
Narcissa Cooke was born March 11, 1821 in Adams New York, and died
in Etter Minn. She married Elisha Carver January 04, 1852 in Red
He died about 1895.
Children of Narcissa Cooke and
Elisha Carver are:
130 i. Eugene Perry Carver, born October 20, 1852. Married had 4 children, living in 1896 in Wabasha Minn
131 ii. Eudora Eliza Carver, born January 17, 1855. She married Merrill Robinson. Living in South Dakota in 1896, had 4 children
132 iii. Charles Catlin Carver, born January 08, 1858. He married Anna Secord. Living in Etter Minn and had 4 children
133 iv. Clarence Dudley Carver, born January 22, 1860. He married Miss ____ Secord, lives in Etter Minn and had one boy.
134 v. Eva Narcissa Carver, born December 06, 1862; died 1865.
135 vi. Addie Imogene Carver, born September 18, 1865. She married Archibald Black and lived near Etter Minn
Joseph Cooke (Author of A Grandfather's Story) born Nov 14, 1825 in
Adams New York. He married Susan Isabelia Walker August 04, 1852
in Portland Oregon.
She was born in Meriden CT March 15, 1834. Her father died when she was about one year old and the years of her childhood were mostly lived with her grandfather
Amos Heald of Chester Vermont; she came to Oregon in 1851 with her aunt, Mrs. George Chandler.
Children of Joseph Cooke and Susan
136 i. Charles Langdon Cooke, born August 14, 1855 in Iris Hills 6 miles South of Salem Oregon; died December 19, 1858 in Near Salem Oregon.
137 ii. Nettie Anna Cooke, born September 22, 1857 in Iris Hill Near Salem, Oregon. She married George Hewit Lee June 10, 1885 in Salem Oregon. She graduated
from Willimette University in class of 1877. He was born Fair Haven CT June 5, 1859. They were living in Seattle WA in 1896. Their children
Jessie Louisa Lee b April 18, 1886, Corvallis Oregon; Charles Marston Lee, born Feb 7, 1888, Corvallis Oregon; Ruth Lee born Feb 17, 1890 at Pendleton Oregon;
Walter Cooke Lee b March 24, 1892 in Seattle WA; Arthur Trumbull Lee b. Nov 24, 1894 at Seattle WA
138 iii. Clyde Benton Cooke, born February 24, 1860 in Salem Oregon. In 1880 he went to Munich where he spent four years studying in the Royal Art Academy;
in 1896 he was living in California.
139 iv. Daniel Clinton Tyng Cooke, born October 04, 1866 in Salem, Oregon. He married Edith May Harris October 04, 1893 in Minneapolis Minn. He graduated from
Rush Medical College of Chicago in the class of 1890. In 1896 he was living in Hutchinson Minn.
140 v. Allyn Heald Cooke, born January 08, 1869 in Salem Oregon; He married U. Grace Bushnell February 01, 1895 in San Francisco Calif. He is a graduate of
Stanford U at Palo Alto and lived in San Francisco in 1896. Had a son Alfred Bushnell Cooke born Feb 7 1896
141 vi. Gaylord Walker Cooke, born May 09, 1872 in Salem Oregon. He married Belle Keel July 28, 1891 in Malden Illionis. Their Children: Gaylord Allyn Keel Cooke,
born at Salem Oregon July 14, 1892. Belle Keel died Sept 25th 1895 aged 27. Gaylord Cooke was living in Los Angeles in 1896.
Samuel Mills Cooke was born June 14, 1828 in Adams New York. He
married Emma Florence Taylor July 16, 1874. He came to Oregon from Ohio
She was born May 17, 1851 and died March 24, 1881.
Children of Samuel Cooke and Emma
142 i. Lois Vinita11 Cooke, born April 08, 1877.
143 ii. Nellie Elizabeth Cooke, born April 27, 1879; died July 08, 1881.
Samuel Cooke and Lois Viniat Cooke were living near Wilhoit Clackamas Co, Oregon in 1896.
Descendants of Edwin Nathinal Cooke
Miller's note: The numbering system is a little messed up from here on)
113.Frances"Fanny" Mary Cooke was born August 03, 1837 She
married Thomas McFadden Patton August 03, 1854 in Salem Oregon, He was
born in Carrolton Ohio on
March 19, 1829 She died in about 1887. He died Nov 29, 1892.
Children of Frances"Fanny" Cooke
Thomas Patton are:
+ 4 i. Lillian Estella12 Patton, born May 31, 1858 in Salem, Oregon
5 ii. Floa Cooke Patton, born November 21, 1862 in Salem Oregon; died March 31, 1864.
6 iii. Edwin Cooke Patton, born August 12, 1869 in Salem Oregon
7 iv. Hal D. Patton, born January 12, 1872 in Salem Oregon
8 v. Roy Verne Patton, born October 16, 1875 in Salem Oregon; died November 03, 1883 in Salem Oregon.
Lillian Estella12 Patton was born May 31, 1858 in Salem, Oregon, She
married John David "JD" McCully May 31, 1880 They were living in Joseph,
Wallowa Co, Oregon in 1896.
Children of Lillian Patton and John
9 i. Eula Frances McCully,
+ 10 ii. Russell Alfred McCully,
by Russell Miller, who
found the autobiography in an 1896 booklet which was authored by Joseph
Feel free to contact Russell if you would like to exchange information
Joseph Cooke or his ancestors.
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