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William Henry Cooke

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Born: 15 May 1784
Culpeper Co., VA

Died: 31 Jan 1830
McMinn Co., TN
Conasauga Baptist Church Cemetery; McMinn Co, TN (

Parents

Father:

Robert Cooke
f: John Cooke
   gf: Robert Cooke
   gm: Sarah Fielding
m: Elizabeth Burch
Mother:

Susannah Watson

Siblings

Mary Cooke
  +George Pirtle
        Susanah Pirtle
        Nancy Pirtle
        Charity Pirtle
        Sarah Pirtle
        Charlotte Pirtle
        George W. Pirtle
        William G. Pirtle
        Lucinda Pirtle
        Robert Cooke Pirtle
James Watson Cooke
  +Mary Riddle
        Samuel Cooke
        Felix M. Ellison Cooke
        John Flemming Cooke
        Robert Meriman Cooke
        Benjamin Franklin Cooke
        James Watson Cooke
        Hezekiah Gardner Cooke
        Randolph Cooke
        Ellison Cooke
Sarah L. Cooke
  +William Goodgion
        Mary A. M. Goodgion
        Nancy Susan Goodgion
        James Watson Goodgion
        Alexander William Goodgion
John Oliver Cooke
  +Susannah Morgan
        William Brantley Cooke
        Elizabeth Cooke
        Augustine M. Cooke
        Melinda Cooke
        Medianna A. Cooke
        Wilford Watson Cooke
        Robert Marshall Cooke
        Patrick Henry Cooke
        Felix G. Cooke
Hezekiah Gardner Cooke
  +Mary Head
        Robert Jasper Cooke
        John Spaulding Cooke
        William Wilson Cooke
        Richard Watson Cooke
        Nancy Cooke
richard fielding cooke
Richard Fielding Cooke
  +Margaret Cox
        Attaline Layne Cooke
        Minerva Payne Cooke
        Watson McSwain Cooke
        Louisa Cooke
        Dorinda Cooke
        Rebecca Zenira Cooke
        Calvin Whitley Cooke
        Boliver Houston Cooke
        Harriett Newell Cooke
Margaret Cooke
  +James Huddleston
Alexander Cooke
  +Lettie Cornelius
        Elizabeth Cooke
        William Cooke
        Ausborn Cooke
        Mahalath Cooke
        Austin Cooke
        Marinda Cooke
        Lucinda Cooke
  +Mary S. Dean
        Dorcus Cooke
        Nancy Cooke
        Robert Cooke
        Stephen Cooke
        Lettice Cooke
Elias Green Cooke
  +Martha Bazel Prater
        William Prater Cooke
        Hulda Cooke
        Parmelia Cooke
        Susannah Cooke
        Martha Matilda Cooke
        Mary Caroline Cooke
        Clarissa Cooke
        Robert Washington Cooke
        Elias Middleton Cooke
        John L. Cooke
        Joseph H. Cooke
        Elizabeth Cooke
  +Willa Ann Moore unknown
Elizabeth Cooke
  +Moses Byers
        Osborn Washington Byers
        Elias Harrison Byers
        Malinda Byers
        Oliver Perry Byers
        Andrew Nelson Byers
        Alexander Watson Byers
        Emily Byers
        Leonidus Byers
        Algernon Sidney "Sidney" Byers
        Richard Fielding Byers
        William Jasper Byers
Nancy Cooke
  +Sebird Smith Rhea
        Spartan Fielding Rhea
        Mariah Rhea
        Betsy Marinda Rhea
        Susan Cook Rhea
        Robert Perry Rhea
        Ransom Huston Rhea
        Amanda Miscilla Rhea
        William Rhea
        Marcus L. Rhea
        Permilia Helen Rhea
        Moses Clayton Rhea
        Sebert M. Rhea
        Louisa J. Rhea
Susannah Cooke

Photo Archive

Robert  Cooke
Mary  Cooke
James Watson Cooke
Sarah L. Cooke
John Oliver Cooke
William Henry Cooke
Hezekiah Gardner Cooke
Richard Fielding Cooke
Margaret  Cooke
Alexander  Cooke
Elias Green Cooke
Elizabeth  Cooke
Nancy  Cooke
Susannah  Cooke
Attaline Layne Cooke
Cooke Family Record (2 of 4)
Robert  Cooke
Richard Fielding Cooke
George W. Pirtle
Lucinda  Pirtle
Susanah  Pirtle
William  Earles
Charity  Pirtle
Nancy  Pirtle
Hosea  Stamps
Sarah  Pirtle
William G. Pirtle
Robert Cooke Pirtle
James Watson Cooke
Sarah L. Cooke
John Oliver Cooke
William Henry Cooke
Hezekiah Gardner Cooke
Margaret  Cooke
Alexander  Cooke
Elias Green Cooke
Moses  Byers
Elizabeth  Cooke
Sebird Smith Rhea
Nancy  Cooke
Edward E. Hooper
William  Farley
Deed: Robert Cook, Heirs to Isham Cook et al
Richard Fielding Cooke
William Henry Cooke
James Burch Cooke
State Senator Richard Fielding Cooke
William Henry Cooke
James Burch Cooke
Richard Fielding Cooke
State Senator William Henry Cooke

General Sources

  1. Charles Leonard Papers
    TSLA Mf #1421 Reel #2 - Robert Cook, Family bible of Richard F. Cooke
    He lived on the Saluda River in South Carolina
    They were buried in the Cooke Graveyard on Conasauga Creek in McMinn Co., TN
    He was one of the commissioners and the surveyor who established and laid out the town of Athens, TN, the county seat of McMinn Co.
  2. The Cantrill - Cantrell Genealogy
    Page 98
    1093. iii. Mary, b Dec. 13, 1784, in South Carolina; m. William Henry
    Cooke, in 1804. He was b. May 15, 1784, in Culpepper county,
    Va., and was a son of Robert and Susannah Watson Cooke.
    Robert Cooke was in the Revolutionary War and served under
    Washington at Valley Forge; d. Nov. 12, 1841, at the age of
    eighty-nine years.

    William Henry cooke was deputy surveyor in Spartanbury
    county, S.C., in 1807. In 1820 he moved with his family to
    McMinn county, Tenn., where he purchased a large tract of
    land in the Hiwassee district, on the Conesuaga. One of his
    descendants writes:
      "It is over eighty years since William and Mary
    Cantrll Cooke came to their new home in Tennessee. The
    country was new and they reached the end of their long, tire-
    some journey just at nightfall. It was raining; there was no
    house to receive them and a temporary shelter was hastily
    erected. Beneath that, wrapped in quilts, with her babe in he
    arms, all through that dark, rainy night, sat Mary Cantrell
    Cooke weaping, so dreary and lonely seemed the prospect.
    Nevertheless she was a woman of strong mind and great capa-
    bilities. Her husband was an upright and enterprising citizen,
    but she was the poetent factor in the training of her children:
    one of their sons became a noted lawyer and judge; another a
    Baptist minister; another an excellent physician, and still
    another, one of the most influential citizens in the section in
    which he lived. She was founder and promoter of the Conesauga
    Baptist church. The hill where the family spent their first
    night in Tennessee was afterward given as a burial spot for his
    kindred by William H. Cooke: his wife was the first to be laid
    there, and one week later he was placed by her side. Now many
    of the descendants of the first, second and third generation are
    sleeping there."
  3. James R. Blanks
    • Burial: Conasauga Baptist Church Cemetery; McMinn Co, TN (Cooke Cemetery)
    • Census 1: 1830, McMinn Co, TN; Page 190; 110120101-032100101
    • Census 2: 1840, McMinn Co, TN; Page 134; 00102001-00120001
    • Location: 1820, Moved to McMinn Co, TN
    • died October 09, 1848 in McMinn Co, TN

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