Genealogy Report (Custom)
Children of John1 Cooke and Elizabeth Gurney were:
2. John2 Cooke (John1); a Revolutionary War patriot and first permanent settler of present day Wyoming County, WV was born on June 28, 1752 in London, England. He married Nellie Pemberton circa 1773. He married Ann Hendrix on June 28, 1813. He died on November 21, 1832 in Oceana, Logan Co. (now Wyoming Co.), VA (now WV), at age 80. He was buried in Delilah Cemetery, Oceana, Wyoming Co., WV; This cemetery is located on the right side of the "Delilah Chapel", on Weaver Street, in Oceana. There is a road side marker for John Cooke beside the sidewalk on Main Street. His grave is located about 50 yards directly behind it. There are no dates on John Cooke's headstone. John Cooke was born in London, England on June 28, 1752 of well to do parents. When John was seventeen years of age, he and a young widow friend, Nellie Goodall, who"s maiden name was Pemberton, were invited aboard a vessel in the Thames river in London for dinner with friends who were sailing for the Colony of Virginia. As it turned out, the invitation was a ruse to get the young couple aboard ship and while aboard the Captain hoisted anchor and both Cooke and Nellie, who was thirteen years of age at the time, were "Shanghaied... to America as indentured passengers against their will. "Shanghaiing... was a nefarious tactic many ship captains of the time used to supplement their personal income. The ship on which John and Nellie sailed was probably the Ark or the Dove, ironically owned by the Lyon Shipping Company of London. I state this because of the reputation the Captains of these ships had for such practice. As indentured passengers, both were victims of the colonial labor system of "slavery with a time limit..., used to provide England"s colonies with much needed white labor. Upon arrival at the Port of Norfolk in the Virginia Colony, John and young Mrs. Goodall were indentured to a planter in the valley of Virginia located on the James River for payment of their passage. Cook served out his indenture, probably in the year 1773, and then helped Nellie serve hers, feeling no doubt, guilt and obligation for her misfortune. Misfortune it must have seemed at first, but the opportunity in the new world frontier soon became obvious to both of them for upon completion of their terms of bonded servitude they were married. With their "gifts... of a barrel of corn, an ox or horse, and fifty acres of land to each, which was the custom upon completion of indenture, they established their home in the Valley of Shenandoah County, Virginia.1
John fought in the "Battle of Point Pleasant" against the Indians led by Chief Cornstalk. He was a member of Captain Thomas Buford's Bedford County Riflemen, marching with General Andrew Lewis on October 10, 1774 in Pt. Pleasant, VA (now WV).1 John and his oldest son, Thomas, were with Capt. Hugh Caperton's company of Virginia Rangers at Fort Lee, at the mouth of Elk River (present day Charleston WV) guarding the frontier settlements against the Indians on May 27, 1793.
From Early Settlers of Wyoming County:
"The Mingo, Shawnee, Wyandotte, and other Indian tribes used this region, of what is now Wyoming County, as a hunting ground, setting up camps and villages along streams. The white man followed these Indian trails as they came to Clear Fork Valley. They found plain indications that villages had been located on the choice bottom land along the Clear Fork River.
The first white man within the boundaries of present day Wyoming County was David Hughes, a Tory from North Carolina, who visited the region around 1778. While David Hughes never lived in this region, it was he who led Edward McDonald to the region in 1780 in trade for a bed blanket and a rifle. McDonald made a second trip to present-day Wyoming County in 1784 to make the first survey for later settlements. Because of Indian unrest in this area, McDonald did not attempt to develop his lands until seven years after the county was opened to immigration by Wayne's Treaty with the Indians in 1795.
In 1798, John Cooke, Sr. explored the present-day county and discovered a large, level area below present-day Oceana. He returned in October of 1799 with his wife Nellie Pemberton and their four sons: Thomas, John, Jr., William, and James to establish their home on the land granted to John for his Revolutionary War services. John and his four sons built a log cabin near the Laurel and Clear Forks which stood until around 1922.
Other settlers soon followed Cooke to this region. His first neighbor, and the county's second settler, was Captain Ralph Stewart, who brought his family here and built his cabin a few miles from the Cooke homestead on Clear Fork in 1800. Cooke and Stewart both migrated from Virginia after serving in the Revolutionary War. These two became fast friends. Their children have intermarried until it's almost impossible to be related to one family without being related to the other."2
John obtained a land grant for 150 acres around his cabin in what is now Wyoming County, WV. This land grant was signed by James Monroe, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1806.
His second marriage on June 28, 1813, in Monroe County, Virginia, was to Ann Hendrix. The marriage was proved by Polly Abbott and Francis Hendricks, residents of Monroe County.
John filed a pension application for a Revolutionary War veterans pension. Pension was granted on September 17, 1832 and also bounty land warrant for 160 acres. His pension was at an annual rate of $137.08, or $11.42 per month. He died on November 21, 1832 and didn't get to enjoy his pension for long. Ann Hendrix Cook continued to collect a pension as his widow until her death on August 29, 1853. His grave is marked by D.A.R. and War Department.
Revolutionary War Pension File Abstract:
"COOKE, John Service-Virginia Va. No. 23208 No. W-1232-B.L. Wt. 11017 Born in London, England, 1754, and died in Logan County, Virginia, November 21, 1832. He was connected with Thomas Buford's company of Radford's Riflemen in Dunmore's War, and served in the Revolutionary Army, largely under General Daniel Morgan. He enlisted in Shenandoah County, Virginia, in January, 1777, and served as a private in Captain Jonathan Langdon's, Abraham Hite's and George Werle's companies, in Colonel James Wood's Eighth and Twelfth Virginia regiment. He was in the battles of Monmouth and Stony Point. He was discharged, December 29, 1779." Library of Congress records indicate that John also saw service at Valley Forge.3
The Cook Family of Wyoming County
By ROY LEE HARMON
Poet-Laureate of West Virginia, March 11, 1937-November 1, 1943, read at a Cook Reunion and appeared in the Princeton Observer Newspaper. Probably written late 1930's or early 1940's
God must have smiled long, long ago and called this valley good,
This land of scenic splendor where the oaks and poplars stood,
Oh I can picture long gone days when Redmen came this way
To hunt and fish and pitch their tents near where we stand today.
And I can picture bear and deer here in Wyoming hills,
The silence of the wilderness among the rocks and rills.
And here was wealth the Redskin braves had never dreamed about
And here were sites for homes of men whose hearts were good and stout.
No white man save a roving stray called Milam then had seen
This land of fertile valleys and of hillsides lush and green.
But John Cook, Prince of Pioneers, his rifle on his arm,
Came forth to build a cabin and clear out a little farm.
Now John Cook left the quiet life and took a long, long chance
To settle in Wyoming, land of promise and romance.
He didn't walk a well-chopped trail some other man had made,
He was a Cook, remember, so he led the big parade.
It took a lot of doing to get settled in the hills,
It took a lot of chopping, building homes and water mills.
It took a lot of nerve and grit and courage and hard work,
But Cooks have never been the kind who chose to loaf or shirk.
John built a home - made empire where the mountain skies looked down,
Where men wore buckskin breeches - and there wasn't any town.
But he lived on and prospered and his children prospered, too,
Where God smiled on Wyoming - and the skies were mighty blue.
And Cooks were up the creek and down the creek and everywhere
And they were good Americans, the kind who do and dare,
American as ham and eggs, as dauntless as could be,
The kind of mountaineers, my friends, who always shall be free.
The dim gray years went sliding by, the country growing up,
This family quaffed the bitter or the sweet within life's cup.
Yes, quaffed it well and asked no odds from this strange thing called fate
And never dealt in evil ways, dishonestly or hate.
They helped to build the churches and they furnished preachers, too,
A Cook could always grub or hoe or plow or preach or hew.
They built the schools and highways, yes they kept the modern pace,
And I'm proud to visit with them any time or any place.
In olden times when wars came on the Cooks were right and ready,
Their eyes were clear, their hearts were true, their hands were always steady.
Oh, when duty's trumpet sounded no one ever had to look
The second time to locate anyone whose name was Cook.
The Cooks are running stores or farms or sawmills or they're teaching,
Or dabbling some in politics or real estate, or preaching.
John Cook is dead - his spirit lives and is an inspiration
For brawny men like modern Cooks who helped to build this nation.
And now we face the future which is just a mystic haze,
When our Uncle Sam is threatened with some very trying days.
But we'd be calm and happy, we would wear no worried looks
If the whole United States was just about filled up with Cooks.
No, we'd just relax and say, just that fellow Hitler rave,
No American will ever be a foolish Nazi slave
For the Cooks will fight injustice and we know that they will win,
If oppressors want a battle let them simply buckle in.
Cooks are honest friends and neighbors, they're the kind I like to praise,
They're Americans. . . who'll figure in the news in future days.
If I wrote down all their virtues I would fill a dozen books,
May God bless this noble family - the old Wyoming Cooks..
Nellie Pemberton was born circa 1755 in Scotland. She died in 1812 in Oceana, Logan Co. (now Wyoming Co.), VA (now WV). She was buried in Delilah Cemetery, Oceana, Wyoming Co., WV; John Cooke's wife, Nellie Pemberton, and his son, Thomas Cooke, along with other members of his family, were buried in Delilah Cemetery until the late 1950's. At that time all the graves were moved, except for John and William's. The graves were moved because Delilah Chapel was putting in a basement, and the chapel had been built on top of the cemetery. The graves were relocated 1/4 mile to the east, on a hillside, near the Oceana/Kopperston intersection. Nellie may still be buried at Delilah, but if so, there is no headstone or marker. One interesting note about when the graves were moved, all the young men who had helped move the graves, and all the men living near the chapel, contracted "Mumps" after the work was done. She may have also been known as Nellie Goodall.
Children of John2 Cooke and Nellie Pemberton were as follows:4
There were no children of John2 Cooke and Ann Hendrix.
3. Thomas3 Cooke (John2, John1) was born on July 24, 1776 in Shenandoah Co., VA. He married Nancy Ellen Riggins in 1799. He died in 1854. He was buried in Delilah Cemetery, Oceana, Wyoming Co., WV; This cemetery is located on the right side of the "Delilah Chapel", on Weaver Street, in Oceana. There is a road side marker for John Cooke beside the sidewalk on Main Street. John Cooke's wife, Nellie Pemberton, and his son, Thomas Cooke, along with other members of his family, were buried in Delilah Cemetery until the late 1950's. At that time all the graves were moved, except for John and William's. The graves were moved because Delilah Chapel was putting in a basement, and the chapel had been built on top of the cemetery. The graves were relocated 1/4 mile to the east, on a hillside, near the Oceana/Kopperston intersection. Nellie may still be buried at Delilah, but if so, there is no headstone or marker. One interesting note about when the graves were moved, all the young men who had helped move the graves, and all the men living near the chapel, contracted "Mumps" after the work was done.5
Children of Thomas3 Cooke and Nancy Ellen Riggins were as follows:
Children of John3 Cooke Jr., Esq. and Jennie Albert were as follows:
William was successful in farming and business. He built and operated a Gristmill at the "Narrows of Laurel." He was active in promoting separation of Logan Co. to form Wyoming Co., and even more so in promoting establishment of the County Seat on his land near Clearfork River. For this purpose he donated an acre of his best land for the Public Square.2
Catherine Stewart was born in 1789 in Giles Co., VA (now KY). She married Rev. Layne Shannon circa 1859 in Wyoming Co., WV.7 She died on May 26, 1888 in Wyoming Co., WV. She also went by the name of Katie. She was a charter member of the Guyandotte Baptist Church in 1812.
In a story told by Ohley Cook, her youngest grandson:
"Katie and her older half-brothers were in a field pulling flax before the family left Kentucky, taking the usual precaution of carrying with them a loaded rifle, which leaned against a tree conveniently near their work. Although a child of tender years, she could shoot a gun almost as well as her older half-brothers. As the children proceeded with their work, unknown to them two Indians crept up close to them, concealed by the bushes and timber which surrounded the clearing. They first made their presence known by firing a shot at the boy which struck him in the hip, and he fell. A second Indian sped toward him for the kill. The boy, acutely aware of his danger, was strong and active. Instantly he grappled with the Indian and warded off the fatal blow for the moment. Katie, watching, also aware of the danger, instantly seized the rifle and, as the second Indian ran from the woods to aid his companion, she shot him and he faltered. As he fell, she raised the gun by the barrel and advanced to where the two were grappling on the ground. With the gun butt, she clubbed the Indian over the head and killed him before he succeeded in knifing her brother, thus saving her brother from instant death and herself from a horrible fate, all of which happened in much less time than it takes to tell the story."1
During the Civil War, when Andy Gunnoe and his raiders visited Wyoming County, they were scavenging for food and anything else they could get their hands on. When they visited where Catherine was staying, she would be on her rocker on the front porch. Unknown to the raiders, underneath the rocker was the family coffee supply, which they never found, covered by her long skirts.3
Children of William3 Cooke and Catherine Stewart were as follows:
Children of James3 Cooke Sr. and Docia Meadows were as follows:
Children of William4 Cooke and Chloe Bailey were as follows:
Children of David Judson4 Cooke Sr. and Sarah Bailey were as follows:
There were no children of Thomas4 Cooke Jr. and Margaret Miller.
Children of Thomas4 Cooke Jr. and an unknown spouse were:
Children of James Wilson4 Cooke and Deborah Cozort were:
Children of James Wilson4 Cooke and Sarah Meadows were as follows:
Children of John4 Cooke III and Mary A. Jarrell were as follows:
Children of Nancy4 Cooke and Charles Stewart were:
Children of Jacob Hartley4 Cooke and Malinda Chambers were as follows:
Children of Issac4 Cooke and Leatha Meadows were as follows:
Children of Issac4 Cooke and Sophrana J. Dempsey were as follows:
Children of Margaret4 Cooke and George P. Stewart were:
Children of John Logan4 Cooke and Sarah G. Ellison were as follows:
Children of James4 Cooke Esq. and Martha Cooke were as follows:
Rockcastle Baptist Church
By 1858, the Rockcastle area was fairly well settled and in need of a church. Many people living in the area attended and belonged to the Guyandotte Baptist Church in Oceana. During the first week of November 1858, ten members of Guyandotte Baptist who lived in Center District were granted letters of dismissal in order to join a new organization at the Rockcastle settlement.
November 8, 1858: At the Rockcastle Creek home of Silvestor Cooke (present day Rockview), Elders Matthew Ellison and William Walker, being a Presbytery, convened to draft a constitution for a new church. On a motion from Matthew Ellison, William Walker was chosen Moderator and Isaac Bailey, Clerk, after which Rev. Ellison requested the members wishing to go into the Constitution go give their names, All of whom "signed" the Constitution.
The ten former members of Guyandotte Baptist who signed the new Constitution and Declaration of Faith were, John and Tamsey Browning; John Browning Jr.; Thomas and Rebecca Cooke; Sally Cooke; Silvester and Eliza Cooke; David Goode, and Rodah J. Stewart.
William Walker then requested other church members present to unite in counsel with the Presbytery in regard to the Constitution of the new church, and desired those disposed to do so to give their names, whereupon: Aury Bailey, Isaac Bailey, Nancy Bailey, Thomas Bailey, Ann Clay, James Cooke Sr., James Cooke Jr., Jane Cook, Josiah Cooke, Martha Cooke, Nancy Cooke, Andrew Gunnoe, Christena Gunnoe, the names given.
Matthew Ellison and Isaac Bailey were appointed to the committee to draft a constitution for the new church.
November 9, 1858: The convention was called to order by the moderator, William Walker. After a prayer by Brother John Stewart, the letters of dismissal of those to be constituted into the new church were handed in. Brother Ellison then read the Church Covenant and Declaration of Faith.
The Convenient and Declaration was unanimously adopted by the following members: Silvestor and Liza Cooke; John W. and Tamsey Browning; Thomas and Rebecca Cooke; John H. and Elizabeth Stewart; Hubbard and Judy Meadors; Edmond and Cinthy Browning; John Browning Jr.; David Goode Jr.; Roda Stewart; and Sally Cooke.
Rebecca Jane Sizemore was born in 1816 in NC.5 She died on December 11, 1861.5 She was buried in Key Rock, Wyoming Co., WV; Mitchell Harris Cook Cemetery is located about 4 miles from the Stewart Family Cemetery. As you drive up Key Rock, it sits on the right hand side of the road, on top of a grassy hill side. Across the road is an old (white) Methodist church.5
Children of Thomas Munsey4 Cooke and Rebecca Jane Sizemore were as follows:
BIOGRAPHY - Probably written about 1916 - author unknown:
"Rev. William Henry Harrison Cook
The Baptist cause in Southern West Virginia, owes more to the venerable Senator W.H.H. Cook, of Wyoming County, than to any other Baptist minister who has ever labored here. I think he was born in this county Nov. 5, 1840, and is now in his 76th year. He served as a Union Soldier in the 7th Regiment, West Virginia Cavalry from 1863 until the close of the war in 1865. On the 27th day of November 1865, he organized and taught the first free school in Wyoming County, teaching in his father's kitchen just above the Rock Castle Baptist Church. He was converted and joined the Rock Castle Baptist Church at its third Sunday, Aug. meeting in 1869 and was baptized the third Sunday in Sept. 1869. He preached his first sermon on Christmas Day, 1870 in the home of Monroe Wyatt, on the Bear-Hole Fork of Rock Castle Creek, about two miles south of Rock Castle Church. (Mr. Wyatt has been for many years a distinguished Primitive Baptist or Hardshell preacher). Brother Cook soon developed remarkable strength and wonderful gifts as a preacher. His services were in demand everywhere, a number of churches calling him as pastor, among their number of the Guyandotte and Rock Castle Churches, both of which he has served in that capacity for the greater part of the past 45 years. Brother Cook was ordained to the ministry at the second session of the Raleigh Association which was held at Oceana October 11, 1873; with Elders Matthew Ellison, J. L. Marshall, Martin Bibb, Jonathin Smith and J. Calvin Prppeote composing the ordaining council. In addition to preaching the gospel, serving churches, building church houses and baptizing hundreds of converts, he has found time to serve his county and district in the House of Delegates, and State Senate of West Virginia Legislature for 12 years since 1886, serving two terms in each capacity. And while thus serving his constituency, he introduced the first bill that had for its object state wide prohibition in West Virginia. He served as moderator of the Raleigh Association for 14 years, and has served the Rock Castle Association as moderator for 10 years and is the present incumbent.
W.H.H. Cooks Brothers:
Cook, John A., born Mercer Co., Preacher, Ord. June 22, 1893.
Cook, Thomas Boyd, born Wyoming County, Preacher, Ord. Nov. 3, 1896. Pastor, Rock Castle Baptist Church, WV
Cook, George Frederick, born Chatham, Va., preacher, Ord. Oct. 8, 1892.
Son: Rev. John J. Cook, Pastor, 20th St. Baptist Church, Huntington, WV."
In 1904, the Eastern Cherokees won a judgement against the United States Government because of violations of the treaties of 1835 and 1836, and again in 1845. The payments were to go to all living persons who had been a member of the Eastern Cherokee Tribe at the time of the Treaties, or to their descendants if they were deceased. Over 46,000 people filed claims to their "rightful" portion of the claim, Anna Cook Bailey and Marinda Cook Horton being among them. The "Sizemore claimants" were rejected due to insufficient proof of their connection to the Cherokee Tribe.18
ECA #12939 of Mary Marinda Horton, living at Joe Branch, Wyoming County dated January 21, 1907, wherein she gave the names of her children: Kern Cook b. 1870; William B. Cook b. 1872; Ambrose E. Cook b 1874; So__ Cook b. 1876; May Cook b. 1879; Beecher Cook b. 1881; Arizona Cook b. 1883; Dexter Cook b. 1885; Dwight Cook b. 1888; Arnold Browning b. 1895 and Yandle Browning b. 1892. J. N. Horton "Beige" was age 44. Her mother died about 1861.18
In 1904, the Eastern Cherokees won a judgement against the United States Government because of violations of the treaties of 1835 and 1836, and again in 1845. The payments were to go to all living persons who had been a member of the Eastern Cherokee Tribe at the time of the Treaties, or to their descendants if they were deceased. Over 46,000 people filed claims to their "rightful" portion of the claim, Anna Cook Bailey and Marinda Cook Horton being among them. The "Sizemore claimants" were rejected due to insufficient proof of their connection to the Cherokee Tribe.18
ECA #10488 of Anna Bailey, living at Dott, Mercer County dated 1/9/1907, states her birth as 2/10/1856, a daughter of Thomas Cook and Rebecca Sizemore. She married Augustus I. Bailey (age 56 at application date). She states her father, Thomas Cook, died 11/22/1884 and her mother died February 1861. She gives the names and dates of her brothers and sisters: Sarilda Cook b. 1840/42; Calvin J. Cook died 4/1/1882; Edward H. Cook b. 3/18/1842 d. 1862; John N. Cook (11/15/1844-1/9/1875); George P. Cook d. 1906; Mary M. Cook age 53; Annie Cook age 51; T. B. Cook age 48; Nellie C. Cook age 46; W. H. H. Cook age 67; and E. Jane Cook (no date). Her paternal grandparents were William Cook and Catherine Stewart. Her maternal grandparents were Ned Sizemore Jr. and Annie Baldwin. She also lists her son Eli C. Bailey born October 2, 1895. As a further affidavit, for her daughter, she provides the following: Augustus A. Meadows, Ezra Meadows, Marinda A. Meadows and Lewis Meadows are children of Charlotte S. Meadows, daughter of Annie Bailey, a daughter of Rebecca Sizemore that married Thomas Cook, and she was daughter of Ned Sizemore Jr., son of George Sizemore, son of Old Ned Sizemore. Charlotte S. Meadows died July 14, 1902.18
Children of Thomas Munsey4 Cooke and Nancy P. McComas were as follows:
Children of Mitchell4 Cooke and Jane Minerva Pasley were:20. Richard Madison4 Cooke (William3, John2, John1) was born in 1822. He married Mary Gunnoe, daughter of Andrew Gunnoe and Sarah Stewart.
Mary Gunnoe was born in 1821. She died in 1885. She was Catherine Stewart's granddaughter, therefore, Richard M. Cook's niece. New information - This may be incorrect, The Reference Book of Wyoming County History states that Mary's mother, Sallie Stewart, was Catherine Stewart's sister, which would make Mary, Catherine's niece and Richard M. Cooke's first cousin.
Children of Richard Madison4 Cooke and Mary Gunnoe were as follows:
Children of Nellie4 Cooke and William Roach were as follows:
Green M. and his wife, Minerva, were instrumental in the reorganization of the Guyandotte Baptist Church in 1866, and the relocation of this church from Oceana to Jesse. He donated a site for the meeting house and made substantial contributions of labor and materials for the construction of the church house, which was first used for services on 24 Aug 1895.1,5
Children of Green M.4 Cooke and Margaret Cook were as follows:
Minerva and her husband, Green M., were instrumental in the reorganization of the Guyandotte Baptist Church in 1866, and the relocation of this church from Oceana to Jesse. He donated a site for the meeting house and made substantial contributions of labor and materials for the construction of the church house, which was first used for services on 24 Aug 1895.
There were no children of Green M.4 Cooke and Minerva Perry.
Children of James B.5 Cooke and Matilda Shannon were as follows:
Green M. and his wife, Minerva, were instrumental in the reorganization of the Guyandotte Baptist Church in 1866, and the relocation of this church from Oceana to Jesse. He donated a site for the meeting house and made substantial contributions of labor and materials for the construction of the church house, which was first used for services on 24 Aug 1895.1,5
Children of Margaret5 Cook and Green M. Cooke were as follows:
Children of William Irvin5 Cook and an unknown spouse were:
Martha Acord was born circa 1842 in Logan Co. (now Wyoming Co.), VA (now WV).9
Children of James A.5 Cooke and Martha Acord were as follows:
Nancy E. Shumate was born circa 1848 in Raleigh Co., WV.9
Children of James A.5 Cooke and Nancy E. Shumate were as follows:
Lucinda O'Neal was born in December, 1851 in Raleigh Co., WV.22
Children of Charles F.5 Cooke and Lucinda O'Neal were as follows:
There were no children of George W.5 Cooke and Virginia Williams.
Children of George W.5 Cooke and Martha Trump were:30. Charles T.5 Cooke (Jacob4, John3, John2, John1) was born circa 1844 in Logan Co. (now Wyoming Co.), VA (now WV).13,9 He married Elmira Kitts on March 22, 1866 in Wyoming Co., WV.
Elmira Kitts was born circa 1845 in Wythe Co., VA.9
Children of Charles T.5 Cooke and Elmira Kitts were as follows:31. Margaret5 Stewart (Margaret4Cooke, John3, John2, John1)2 was born on October 21, 1847 in Wyoming Co., VA (now WV). On August 23, 1866 John N. Cook and Margaret Stewart were married by John S. Mullins, Minister of the Primitive Baptist Church in Wyoming Co., WV.24 She died on February 20, 1911 at age 63. She was buried in Burton's Cemetery, Piedmont, Mercer Co., WV.3
Children of Margaret5 Stewart and John N. Cooke were as follows:
Daniel Samuel Perdue was born in Wyoming Co., WV.9
There were no children of Clarinda Ruth5 Cooke and Daniel Samuel Perdue.
Children of Clarinda Ruth5 Cooke and Thomas Wilburn Sizemore were as follows:
Children of Catherine5 Cooke and James H. Stewart were as follows:
"The family home was established on Widemouth Creek, Mercer Co., WV. A large log cabin was erected, where he cleared a large farm and reared his family.
John N. Cook was a Union soldier and the hardships he endured permanently impaired his health. His active career was farming. A Baptist deacon for twenty years, he served as a member of the school board and was influential in community affairs. He, his brothers Calvin and Reverend Thomas Boyd Cook, and the Bailey family formed the Giatto Baptist Church. He was ordained on June 22, 1883" in 1874.3
"Brief History of the Seventh West Virginia Cavalry
Adapted from Loyal West Virginia 1861-1865, by Theodore F. Lang
The Eighth Regiment, Virginia Infantry, (of the Union Army) was organized in the Kanawha Valley, by Major John H. Oley, during the fall of 1861, headquarters being at Charleston. The regiment was ordered to New Creek in April, 1862, becoming a part of General Fremont's Mountain Department, and with the Sixtieth Ohio Infantry, was organized as an advance brigade, and placed under the command of Colonel Cluseret, A.D.C. to General Fremont. In the pursuit of Stonewall Jackson up the Shenandoah Valley, this brigade had the advance, and were engaged in several skirmishes with Turner Ashby's cavalry, following him closely to Harrisonburg, where they engaged him, resulting in the death of Ashby. This brigade occupied the center at the Battle of Cross Keys and was complimented by General Fremont for its gallantry.
The regiment became a part of General Bohlen's brigade, Sigel's Corps, in General John Pope's campaign, and served with great gallantry in all the engagements of that campaign, including the Second Battle of Bull Run. On arriving at Washington, D.C., the regiment was transferred to General Milroy's brigade, and returned with him to western Virginia, and was again assigned to duty in the Kanawha Valley. In November, 1862, it was transferred to Colonel Moor's brigade. On the assignment of General Averell to the Fourth Separate Brigade, this regiment was mounted, and became a part of his brigade, as the Seventh West Virginia Cavalry, with which it served as long as the organization existed.
The regiment spent the last years of its term in the Kanawha Valley, occupying the following different posts: Charleston, Coalsmouth, Winfield, Point Pleasant, and Guyandotte. Early in January two or three brigades of Confederate troops were sent to winter in the counties immediately in the front of these posts, and the regiment was kept very actively engaged during the winter, to prevent incursions by them, and in the protection of loyal citizens and their property. Several small engagements took place, in which a number of the enemy were killed, and about two hundred prisoners taken. About the 1st of February, 1865, six officers and nearly one hundred fifty men were discharged by reason of expiration of term of service, but the regiment was immediately filled to the maximum by the muster-in of recruits.
From the time of the surrender of Lee's army the regiment was engaged in patrolling the twenty counties of southwestern Virginia, composing the District of Kanawha, for the purpose of paroling returned Confederates and maintaining order in the country. Over 5000 Confederates were paroled by the officers of this regiment. In June, 1865, Colonel John H. Oley, who had been in command in the Kanawha Valley for a year previously, received an appointment as Brevet Brigadier-General, to rank from March 13, 1865, for gallant and meritorious service in West Virginia.
The regiment was mustered out at Charleston, West Virginia, on August 1, 1865.
The regiment lost during the war: killed in battle and died of wounds, 5
officers and 28 enlisted men; died of disease or accident, 2 officers and 201
enlisted men; total, 236.
Service of the 7th West Virginia Cavalry
Adapted from Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick Dyer
8th REGIMENT INFANTRY
Organized at Buffalo, W. Va., November, 1861. Attached to District of the Kanawha, W. Va. Unassigned to May, 1862. Cluseret's Advance Brigade, Dept. of the Mountains, to June, 1862. Bohlen's Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Corps, Pope's Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. Milroy's Independent Brigade, Defences of Washington, D.C., to October, 1862. Point Pleasant, W. Va., District of the Kanawha, W. Va., Dept. of the Ohio, to March, 1863. Averell's 4th Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps, Middle Department, to June, 1863. Averell's 4th Separate Brigade, Dept. of West Virginia, to December, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, Army of West Virginia, to January, 1864.
SERVICE.--Post duty at Buffalo, W. Va., till April, 1862. Ordered to New Creek, W. Va. At Franklin till May 25. Pursuit of Jackson up the Shenandoah Valley May 26-June 19. Mt. Carmel Road near Strasburg June 1. Strasburg and Staunton Road June 1-2. Harrisonburg June 6. Battle of Cross Keys June 8. Port Republic June 9. Moved to Strasburg June 19-22, thence to Middletown June 24, and duty there till July. Middletown July 7. At Winchester till August 2. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 2-September 22. Fords of the Rappahannock August 20-23. Freeman's Ford August 22. Sulphur Springs August 23-24. Waterloo Bridge August 25. Gainesville August 28. Groveton August 29. Bull Run August 30. In the Defences of Washington, D.C., till September 29. Moved to Mt. Pleasant, W. Va., September 29-October 9. Outpost duty at various points in District of West Virginia, till June, 1863. Skirmish, Gilmer County, W. Va., April 24, 1863. Regiment mounted at Bridgeport June, 1863. Moved to Grafton June 17. Beverly July 2-3. Huttonsville July 4. Moved to Cumberland, Md., July 7. Hedgesville and Martinsburg July 18-19. Averell's Raid through Hardy, Pendleton, Highland, Bath, Greenbrier and Pocahontas Counties, W. Va., August 5-31. Huntersville August 22. Warm Springs August 24. Jackson River August 25. Rocky Gap near White Sulphur Springs August 26-27. At Martinsburg till November, Averell's Raid against Lewisburg and the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad November 1-17. Mill Point November 5. Droop Mountain November 6. Covington November 9. Averell's Raid to Salem on Virginia & Tennessee Railroad December 8-25. Gatewood's December 12. Covington, Jackson River and Scott's or Barber's Creek December 19. At Martinsburg till January, 1864. Designation changed to 7th West Virginia Cavalry January 26, 1864.
7th REGIMENT CAVALRY
Organized from 8th West Virginia Mounted Infantry January 26, 1864. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, West Virginia, to April, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division, West Virginia, to June, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division, West Virginia, to July, 1864. 1st Separate Brigade, Kanawha Valley, W. Va., to August, 1865.
SERVICE.--Duty at Martinsburg and Charleston, W. Va., to April, 1864. Crook's Raid on Virginia & Tennessee Railroad May 2-19. Rocky Gap May 6. Cloyd's Mountain May 9. New River Bridge May 10. Cove Gap May 10. Blacksburg May 11. Union and Pond Mountain Gap May 12. Meadow Bluff May 24. Hunter's Raid to Lynchburg May 26-July 1. Buffalo Gap June 6. Lexington June 11. Buchanan June 13. New London June 16. Diamond Hill June 17. Lynchburg June 17-18. Liberty June 19. Buford's Gap June 20. About Salem June 21. At Loup Creek June 29. Ordered to the Kanawha Valley and duty at Charleston, Coalsmouth, Winfield, Point Pleasant and Guyandotte till August, 1865. Coalsmouth September 30, 1864. Skirmish at Winfield October 26, 1864 (1 Co.). Operations in the Kanawha Valley November 5-12. Mustered out August 1, 1865."25
"John N. Cook Will
This Will and Testament of John N. Cook, made this 8 day of January, 1898, and Thomas B. Cook, A. B. Godfrey called as Witnesses, That John N. Cook will as follows: The entire lot of property belonging to John N. Cook is to be willed to Margaret Cook including three horse __, two cows and 1, 2 year heifer, four calves, 29 sheep, five hogs, 40 chickens and all the house hold and Kitchen furniture and wills the following lands. 1st tract Known as the home place where the said John N. Cook now resides. 2nd tract Known as the Angle Place where Troy Waddle now resides. First tract to be deed __ to W. S. Cook, my son by Margaret Cook. Second tract to be deeded to Cozette Cook my daughter by Margaret Cook - 3rd tract lying on the west side of a ridge running off to M. E. Bailey's and adjoining the lands of R. S. Cook, H. I. Cook, Wm. T. Meadows, et al to be deeded to Bellgand Cook my daughter by Margaret Cook. 4th tract lying on the Little Fork ridge adjoining the lands of W. S. Cook and Wm. T. Meadows to be deeded to May Cook my daughter by Margaret Cook. Fifth tract of land on Coal lands to which I hold a title bond to from Wm. I. Meadows & wife, to be deeded to Ora Dell Cook my daughter by Margaret Cook. Also all of my farming tools including 1 Wagon, all the plows, 1 Harrow, also the hoes & Mattocks. 1 cross cut saw, 1 ax 1 kit of carpenters tools, 1 buggy, one half of one Mowing Machine, one half of one Hay Rake, All my Harness and Gearing, 1 Log Chain, 1 Kit of Black Smith tools, 4 Hay forks, all the saddles & bridles, Also one dollar to W. S. Cook my son, one dollar to S. R. Cook, my son, one dollar to E. H. Cook, my son, one dollar to H. I. Cook, my son, one dollar to H. E. Cook my son, one dollar to Belyogs Cook, my daughter, one dollar to Ora Dell Cook my daughter, one dollar to Cozettie Cook my daughter, one dollar to May Cook, my daughter, also all my books to Margaret Cook. Also I appoint Margaret Cook administrator, further I will Margaret Cook all out standing notes and bonds, also all the Bee hives, 1 Clock. Signed & sealed this 8 day of January, 1898, in the presents of Thos. B. Cook and A. B. Godfrey as Witnesses.
John N. (his X mark) Cook
T. B. Cook
A. B. Godfrey
West Virginia. In Mercer County Court Clerk's Office, February 15, 1898.
This day the last will and testament of John N. Cook, deceased, was presented in said Office for probate and proven by the oaths of T. B. Cook and A. B. Godfrey, the two subscribing witnesses thereto, who made oath that they were each present and witnessed the Signature of said testator and that they each at the same time and place signed the same as witnesses in the presence and at the request of the testator and in the presence of each other, and the same is ordered to be recorded.
Teste: A. J. Heann, Clerk
A true copy from the record.
Teste: A. J. Heann, Clerk."26
Margaret Stewart2 was born on October 21, 1847 in Wyoming Co., VA (now WV). She died on February 20, 1911 at age 63.
Children of John N.5 Cooke and Margaret Stewart were as follows:
He moved to Mercer County in 1876. He was ordained on November 3, 1896 in Rockcastle Baptist Church, Wyoming Co., WV, as pastor. In 1903 Thomas Boyd Cook was active in the organization of Spruce Grove Baptist Church in Wyoming Co., WV. This church was a charter member of the Rockcastle Association.
The following was written by his grandson, William W. Lyons:
"Thomas Boyd Cook was born May 8, 1859, at Rockview, Wyoming County, Virginia (now West Virginia). He was the son of Thomas Munsey Cook and Rebecca Sizemore and died March 1914.
His father and mother were God-fearing people and his mother spent much time in prayer. When she began to worry about the perplexing problems that faced her in the domestic life, she would grab up her little boy (little Boyd then about twelve months old) and hasten down to her favorite prayer place behind a large rock at the lower edge of the lawn. There with her baby in her arms, she would kneel and pour her whole heart out to God, dedicating her child to God to be used in His service.
The Rev. T. B. Cook had a limited education which he received mostly in the Wyoming County schools around 1871. His father moved to Mercer County when he was a teenage boy and settled on Widemouth Creek where he met and married Nancy McCommas. He was twenty-one, when he met and married Louisa Estus Thompson, a daughter of Gordon Thompson, a Civil War Confederate soldier. She was born April 19, 1861.
At the age of twenty-five he felt keenly the call to the ministry. Before he was twenty-five there was an epidemic of smallpox in Mercer and the edge of Wyoming Counties which took its toll of human lives before it ended. There were so many deaths that it was hard to get people buried and it was impossible to get anyone to wait on the sick. The entire Cook family, the father, mother and three children were down at the same time. No one would come into the home to help the sick on account of the fear of taking the disease. The neighbors would prepare the food and place it where the family could get it. They also prepared wood for the fire. Old Dr. Carr, the grandfather of Daniel Carr, was the only available doctor for this epidemic, who would venture into the homes and treat the sick.
After the epidemic, Thomas Boyd Cook obeyed his call to the ministry. The mantle of some departed soul-minister had fallen on his shoulders and he began preaching like a whirlwind. In early ministry he let his beard grow long as was the custom in those days, but in later years he was smooth shaven with a mustache. During his lifetime he baptized, married and preached the funerals of hundreds of people.
In 1898 - 1902, he served as Sheriff and Deputy Sheriff under the late James "Jim" White who died about the middle of his term of office, at which time the Rev. Cook was appointed to fill the unexpired term by the Mercer County Court. At that time there was only one Deputy Sheriff in the County and he did the collections of taxes and served as a Peace officer.
After his term of Sheriff was over, he settled down to farming and preaching. He owned a farm at Pinoak near Matoaka where he lived all of his life. He also owned quite a boundry of surface land over the Springston mines where he did most of his farming. The Springston Coal Company in mining out the coal and water broke the surface in many places; consequently he was instituting suit against them for damages and at which time the Pocahontas Land Company came to their rescue and paid Reverend Cook $10,000. for his farm.
In 1907, he moved to the town of Athens for the purpose of educating his children. He bought a home in Athens at the North end of State Street and a farm of 103 acres where the Brunks now live. Here he settled down again to farming and preaching. The great burden of his life was the saving of his children. Out of his large family he only saw three of them baptized. Thomas Boyd Cook is buried in the Athens Cemetery with his wife and five children near him.
Thomas Boyd Cook and Louisa Thompson were married on October 27, 1877. They were the parents of Forest P., Wayne M., Jay, Ted B., Dale, Gester, Mrs. Effie Oaks, Mrs. Robert Campbell, Mrs. Emerson Walker, Mrs. John Lyons, and Lake W."33
The following is a prayer he wrote:
Our moments together in this life is not to be compared to Eternity, may God's Blessings follow us and prepare us for the duty Enjoined on Father and Mother to raise their children in the nuture and admonition of the Lord; May this Blessed book be our guide; his will ours to do and when Life is over and the Master calls us home to Glory, May we together with the offspring which God has given us; all get home to be with the Lord God and the Blessed is my prayer for Jesus' sake."
OBITUARY - March, 1914, The Bluefield Daily Telegraph:
"REV. T. BOYD COOK VICTIM OF PNEUMONIA
End Came at His Home at Athens Last Night After an Illness of Only Six Days
Rev. T. Boyd Cook, aged fifty-six years and father of eleven children, died at his home at Athens last night, after an illness of six days of pneumonia. Mr. Cook's illness had scarcely been heard of outside of Athens and his death will be the source of general surprise and regret to his friends throughout the county. Rev. Mr. Cook was a man who had affiliated himself with public affairs of the county and had formed a wide and popular acquaintance. He was ordained into the ministry of the Missionary Baptist denomination about twenty-five years ago and his church work throughout this course of time has extended pretty generally all over the county. At the time of his death he held under his charge the church work at Dunns, Little Bluestone and Daniel, this county. Aside from his church work he took a deep interest in the county's affairs, once having served as deputy sheriff of the county and performing other duties in a public way.
Rev. Mr. Cook was the father of five daughters and six sons - Mrs. Effie Fulton of Colorado; Mrs. Bertha Campbell , of Kentucky; Mrs. Barty Wyatt of Pineville; Mrs. Emerson Walker, of Lashmeet, this county, and a single daughter at home, Miss Winnie; Forest Cook of Pin Oak, this county; and Edgar Cook of Athens, both married, and Jay, Wayne, Theodore and Dale Cook, of Athens. His widow, who was a Miss Thompson, of Lashmeet, also survives him, as do two brothers and two sisters, Senator William H.H. Cook, of Wyoming county; Ollie Cook, of Giatto; Mrs. A. Bailey, of Dott, and Mrs. Hartless, of Godfrey.
The funeral services will be held at Athens at noon Saturday, internment following at that place. The deceased was member of both the Odd Fellows and Masons, but whether these fraternities will conduct the burial rites was not known at the midnight hour, at which time the news of Mr. Cook's death was received by the Telegraph."
FROM A COPY OF A NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - date and paper unknown (probably after 1938):
"The late Rev. Thomas Boyd Cook, who died in Athens in 1914 was one of the well known and interesting characters of Mercer county a half century ago. He was a brother to the late Rev. W.H. Cook, Pineville, and came to Mercer county in 1876 where he married the late Louise Thompson and became a Baptist preacher and one of the latest circuit riders.
Cook built a home on the headwaters of Rich Creek, near the Pinoak post office. Part of the building is still standing; although it has been remodeled and is at present occupied by one of his eldest daughters, and husband Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Walker.
During Cook's ministry he became a deputy sheriff for a four year period from 1896 to 1900 under County Sheriff James White. While he was in office and while conducting a meeting in Spanishburg, he arrested a man charged with disturbing public worship, handcuffed him - then brought him to the front of the church and resumed the services.
In 1908, Cook bought property in Athens and moved his family there for the purpose of educating the younger children at Concord College. The move was ill-fated in one respect. One son, Jay "Red" Cook attended school there and became a popular baseball and football player. During a football game; his neck was broken.
The offspring of the Cook family, part of whom are still living, are: Forest P. Cook, Wayne M. Cook, Jay Cook, Ted B. Cook, Dale Cook, Geter Gook, Mrs. Effie Oakes, Mrs. Robert Campbell, Mrs. Emerson Walker and Mrs. John Lyons, and Lake Wyatt.
Cook numbered among his closest friends J. Sam Bennett of Princeton and the late H.W. Straley of Princeton and Dr. Sam Holroyd of Athens."
Children of Thomas Boyd5 Cook and Louisa Estas Thompson were as follows:
Children of Lane S.5 Cook and Mary Stewart were as follows:
Children of Sarah Jane5 Cook and Charles Witcher Cook were:
Children of Anthony Conrad6 Cook and Mary Louise Neal were:
Children of Charles Witcher6 Cook and Sarah Jane Cook were:
Children of William Sherman6 Cooke and Minerva Lambert were as follows:
Children of R. Scott6 Cook and Betty Huffman were as follows:42. E. Hamilton6 Cook (Margaret5Stewart, Margaret4Cooke, John3, John2, John1) was born on July 24, 1872 in Wyoming Co., WV.27 He was a Baptist minister.
Children of E. Hamilton6 Cook and an unknown spouse were as follows:43. Henry Ingraham6 Cook (Margaret5Stewart, Margaret4Cooke, John3, John2, John1)3 was born on February 10, 1875 in Wide Mouth Creek, near Dott, Mercer Co., WV. He married Amanda Jane Meadows, daughter of William Thomas Meadows and Martha Ellen Rinehart, on November 6, 1895 in Wyoming Co., WV. He died on November 18, 1934 in Mercer Co., WV, at age 59. He also went by the name of H. I. Cook.
"He was a Baptist minister. He received his early education in the schools of Rock District and at twenty became a teacher in the rural schools, where he taught for two years. The next eight years were spent in farming. For the next seven years he was called away from the farm by his zealous services as a minister of the Missionary Baptist Church, joining in 1892 and becoming an ordained minister at twenty one. At varying intervals he pastored all Missionary Baptist churches in most of Mercer County having served at Rock, Giatto, Spanishburg, Helen, Mountain Creek, Camp Creek, Rich Creek, Wenonah, Matoaka, Sophia, Crane Creek, Goodwill and Flat Top, to name a few. He was a charter member of the Matoaka Baptist Church established in 1925 and was pastor. On June 19, 1906, he and his wife, Amanda, deeded one acre and five poles of land for a church and cemetery where Cook's Chapel, formerly the Pinoak Baptist Church, now stands. For some reason the cemetery was never started. At the time the property was deeded the trustees were R. S. Cook, W. W. Lilly and Thomas Boyd Cook. Much of H. I.'s pastoral service was without compensation. At the time of his death he was the pastor at Amigo.
Although he led a busy life as a preacher of the Gospel, he found time to take part in civic affairs. He ran for the House of Delegates on the Prohibition ticket (c.1915) knowing defeat was destined. In 1918 he moved to Matoaka and was elected justice of the peace to fill the unexpired term of his brother, Harrison, murdered in the line of duty. He was reelected in 1920. In 1921 he was elected mayor of Matoaka. On July 5, 1921, Mayor Cook was attacked by a man he had fined in his capacity of justice of the peace. The man shot Mr. Cook four times, another bullet holed his coat. This did not deter Mr. Cook from serving two more terms as mayor and continuing his Christian work. While truly a remarkable escape from death, one of the bullets still in his body caused an infection resulting in his death in 1934.
The funeral was held in the Matoaka High School auditorium and was attended by the largest crowd ever assembled for a funeral in that community. The services were unique in that they let many of his friends of long acquaintance pay their last tributes of respect at this service. Practically everyone in the crowded auditorium paid a final tribute by raising their hand in acknowledgment that "Brother" Cook had influenced their lives through his loyal and faithful service to the community.
A recognized leader of the Republican party in Mercer County, he was affiliated with the Knights of Khorassan, Knights of Pythias, and the Masons.
Both he and his wife are buried at Woodlawn Cemetery."3
From History of West Virginia, page 527
"Rev. H. Ingram Cook is not only a clergyman of the Missionary Baptist Church but is also serving as justice of the peace and as mayor of the thriving little City of Matoaka, Mercer County. His high ideals are expressed in his general social, official and religious relations, and he commands high place in public estimation in his native county.
Mr. Cook was born on a farm on Widemouth Creek, Mercer County, February 10, 1875, and is a son of John N. and Margaret (Stewart) Cook, both of whom were born in Wyoming County, this state in the year 1845. The death of the father occurred January 8, 1898, and that of the mother in 1911. The family home was established on the Widemouth farm in Mercer County in the year 1874. John N. Cook served as a Union soldier in the Civil war, and hardships which he endured in this connection permanently impaired his health. He gave his active career to farm enterprise, served as a member of the schoold board, was influential in community affairs, and both he and his wife were devout members of the Missionary Baptish Church, in which he served twenty years as a deacon. Of the nine children the subject of this sketch was the fourth, and the following are living: R. Scott Cook is a timber contractor at the Ennis coal mines; Rev. E. Hamilton Cook is in the employ of the American Coal Company at Widemouth and is a clergyman of the Missionary Baptist Church; Rev. H. Ingram Cook, of this sketch, is the next younger; Laura B. is the wife of R. W. Laxton, of Widemouth; Ora Dell is the wife of Barnett Laxton, of Matoaka; and Cozetta is the wife of Riley Akers, of Arista, Mercer County. Sherman, another of the sons, was forty-two years old when he met his death in a coal mine accident. Harrison, another son, likewise met a tragic death, he having been assassinated while in performance of his official duty as justice of the peace at Matoaka in 1918.
Rev. H. Ingram Cook received his early education in the schools of Rock District, Mercer County, and at the age of twenty years he became a teacher in the rural schools, his service in this capacity continuing two years. For eight years thereafter he was actively engaged in farm enterprise, and for the ensuing seven years he was called away from the farm by his zealous services as a minister of the Missionary Baptish churches in a goodly part of Mercer County, and he continues active in church work, especially the Sunday School, he being at the time of this writing the teacher of a class of young women in the Sunday school at Giatto, Mercer County. After resuming his active association with farm industry Mr. Cook continued his residence on the farm until 1918, when he removed to Matoaka, where in November of that year he was elected justice of the peace, an office to which he was re-elected in November, 1920. In 1921 he was elected mayor of Matoaka, and he is serving effectively in both of these official positions. On the 5th day of July, 1921, Mayor Cook was attacked by a man whom he had fined in his capacity of justice of the peace, the man having shot Mr. Cook four times and another bullet having made a hole through the latter's coat - a truly remarkable escape from death.
On the 6th of November, 1895, was solemized the marriage of Mr. Cook and Miss Amanda Meadows, who was born in Wyoming County, this state, February 3, 1870, a daughter of William T. Meadows. Of the four children of Mr. and Mrs. Cook two are living: Roy L. is a student in Staunton Military Academy, Staunton, Virginia; and Neva is attending the public schools of Matoaka. Walter, who was born September 6, 1896, died February 22, 1901, and D. West Cook died in infancy."
"REV. H. I. COOK OF MATOAKA, PASSES
Pastor of Baptist Church at Amigo Succombs
Funeral Services Will Be Held On Wednesday Afternoon
The Rev. H. I. Cook, 59, pastor of the Amigo Baptist church at Amigo, W.Va., died at 1:30 yesterday afternoon at his home in Matoaka following a baffling illness which he developed on November 5.
Mr. Cook was a life-long resident of Mercer county and was widely known and highly esteemed.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in Matoaka. Complete arrangements had not been announced last evening.
He is survived by his widow and two children - Roy L. Cook, of Matoaka, and Mrs. O'Ferrell Quillen, of Matoaka. He also leaves one brother and several sisters. The present location of his brother is unknown to th Rev. Mr. Cook's family, and if anyone knows of his whereabouts they are asked to notify Roy L. Cook at Matoaka."
"RITES TODAY FOR REV. H.I. COOK
Services For Beloved Minister Of Matoaka Will Be Held This Afternoon
Death Occurred Monday Afternoon
The Rev. H.I. Cook, 59, of Matoaka, whose career as a minister extended over a period of thirty-eight years, heard and answered on Monday afternoon the call of the Master whom he served so faithfully and well, and the last rites for him will be held in the Matoaka high school auditorium this afternoon at 2 o'clock, followed by internment in Woodlawn.
Mr. Cook was a native of Mercer county and spent the greater part of his life in Matoaka where he served as pastor for some time.
During the early part of his ministry he was pastor at Rock, W.Va., then came years of work in different churches, much of which was without compensation. He served the Baptist congregations at Giatto, Spanishburg, Helen, Mountain Creek, Camp Creek, Rich Creek, Wenonah, Crane Creek, and Goodwill. At the time of his death he was pastor at Amigo.
Although he led the busy life of a preach, Mr. Cook found time to take part in civic affairs, and was well known because of his early stand against the liquir traffic. About twenty-five years ago he had the courage to make the race for the house of delegates on the Prohibition ticket, knowing that we was destined to be defeated.
Since he was interested in the betterment of his community, he served the unexpired term of Harrison Cook as justice of the peace, following which, he was elected for a term of four years. While discharging his official duty, he was seriously wounded by a drunken desperado. Undaunted by such an experience, he continued to serve as a peace officer and later in the capacity of mayor of Matoaka for two terms. Politically, his views were those of the Great Emancipator, and he was a recognized leader of the Republican party in Mercer county.
Mr. Cook was affiliated with the Knights of Khorassan, Knights of Pythias, and Masons. He seemed to enjoy the fellowship found in these fraternal orders.
He was a fine, benevolent, Christian gentleman whose zeal for right and hatred of wrong won for him a few enemies and a host of friends, fulfilling this statement of Tennyson's: He never made a friend who never made a foe."
He is survived by his widow, Amanda Meadows Cook; one son, Roy L. Cook, and one daughter, Mrs. L. O. Quillen of Matoaka, and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Rufus Laxton, Widemouth; Mrs. Riley Akers, Arista; Mrs. Burnette Laxton, Matoaka; Mrs. J. H. Akers, Princeton; R. Scott Cook, whereabouts unknown; Rev. Hamilton Cook, Dott; and the families of Harrison and Sherman Cook, of Matoaka.
The flower bearers will be selected from among the Matoaka high school girls and the pall bearers will be: Wilbur Martin, Reginald Davidson, R.S. Orton, T.L. Williams, Johnson Martin, A.A. Hadden, O.J. Garrett and Roger Brown.
Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the numerous churches that he served and friends too numerous to mention in Matoaka, Bluefield, Princeton and elsewhere."
"NOTED DIVINE, H. I. COOK OF MATOAKA, DIES
Had Been Ill Since Early In Month
Was Life-Long Pastor of Amigo Baptist Church and
Served As Justice of The Peace.
Funeral services for the Rev. H. I. Cook, 59, of Matoaka, were held at 2 o'clock, Wednesday afternoon, in Matoaka. His death occurred Monday Afternoon at his late home, following an illness which started early in November.
Mr. Cook, a life-long resident of the county, was widely known and universally respected. He was pastor of the Amigo, W.Va., Baptist church, located on the Mullens-Beckley highway.
Mr. Cook was perhaps best known because of his record as Justice of the Peace of Rock District, during the twenties, during which time he was a terror to evil doers.
His widow and two children, Roy L. Cook, Matoaka, and Mrs. L. O. Quillen, of Matoaka, a brother and several sisters survive."3
Children of Henry Ingraham6 Cook and Amanda Jane Meadows were as follows:
Ella Blankenship3 was born in possibly in Mercer Co., WV.
Children of Harrison E.6 Cook and Ella Blankenship were as follows:45. William Henry Harrison6 Stewart (Catherine5Cooke, John4, William3, John2, John1) was born on December 19, 1866 in Key Rock, Wyoming Co., WV.5 He married Martha Victoria Halsey in 1887.9 He died on November 12, 1951 in Welch, Wyoming Co., WV, at age 84.5 He was a school teacher in the Wyoming Co. school system for 45 years.
Children of William Henry Harrison6 Stewart and Martha Victoria Halsey were as follows:
Children of Thomas Boyd6 Cook Jr. and Ruby Bailey were as follows:47. Forrest P.6 Cook (Thomas5, Thomas4Cooke, William3, John2, John1) was born on August 24, 1889. He married Bertha M Shrewsbury, daughter of Henry Shrewsbury and Emma Basham.35
There were no children of Forrest P.6 Cook and Bertha M Shrewsbury.
There were no children of Leora Effie6 Cook and (--?--) Fulton.
Barton "Uncle Barty" Wyatt3 was born on June 8, 1880 in Rockview, Wyoming Co., WV. He married Minnie L. Walker on April 4, 1919.37 He married Virginia Cooper.37 He died on May 13, 1973 at age 92.33 He was buried in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV.33 Reference: Birth - Louella Wyatt Bailey Family Bible.37 He was a Candidate in the Democratic primary for U.S. Representative from West Virginia 5th District in 1934.37 The Mercer County Court appointed a Historical Commission to serve as a nucleus of Association to be formed later in 1960. "Barton Wyatt, affectionately called "Uncle Barty" by all who knew him, was born June 8, 1880, at Rock View, Wyoming County, West Virginia. He was one of the sons of the Reverend John Wyatt and Mary Jane Tilley.
In 1960, the Mercer County Court appointed a Historical Commission to serve as a nucleus of an Association to be formed later. Barty served on the commission until its disbandment. He contributed regularly, genealogical articles on various pioneer families of the region to the Princeton Times and other area newspapers until 1970.
He lived several years in Athens, where he graduated from Concord College (then Normal School) with the Class of 1912. He was a member of Concord Lodge 48, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; a member of the Athens Baptist Church; and former President of Mercer County Realtors Association. He taught in the public schools of Mercer, Raleigh and Wyoming counties.
In August 1905 Barton Wyatt married Lake Erie Cook, the third daughter of the Reverend Thomas Boyd Cook and Louisa Estus Thompson, a well known pioneer family of Pinoak in Mercer County. Thomas Boyd Cook was the son of Thomas Munsey Cook.
Barty and Lake had the following children: Claren Harley Wyatt, a professional soldier who was Port Captain at the Port of New Orleans, Louisiana during World War II and who earlier served with the 24th Infantry, US Army in China (1930's); a daughter, Glenna, who married Oscar Weeks, a chemist with I.E. Dupont at Charleston; and daughter Jeanous Wyatt Kirk. Aunt Lake Erie died during the Influenza epidemic of 1918 and is buried at Athens Cemetery with her parents and other members of the Cook family.
Barty's second marriage was to Virginia Cooper, who preceded him in death in 1970. Barty died while residing at his home at 1315 Princeton Ave., Princeton, WV, where he was a member of Princeton Chapter Old Guard. He left a brother Johnny Wyatt and a sister Mrs. Brady Wyatt Epling, both of Matoaka, WV, at that time. Uncle Barty lived to be ninety-three years old. He died May 13, 1973, and is buried at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton."33
Children of Lake Erie6 Cook and Barton "Uncle Barty" Wyatt were as follows:
Children of Brada E.6 Cook and Emerson Walker were as follows:
Bluefield Daily Telegraph - Beaver - Wilford Grant Walker, 74 of Beaver, formerly of Mercer County, died peacefully at the home of his daughter, Thursday evening, Jan. 4, 2001.
Born Feb. 13, 1926, in Pinoak, he was the son of the late Emerson Clayton (E.C.) and Brady Cook Walker. He was educated in Mercer County, a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Navy. He was a retired coal miner having worked for the Ranger Fuel Company, a division of Pittston Coal. For more than 20 years, he served as a security guard for several coal companies in Raleigh County.
He was preceded in death by a son, Danny Walker along with two grandsons, Roger Pipkin, Jr. and Nicolas Jason Walker.
Survivors include one daughter, Sandra Radford of Beaver, with whom he made his home; three sons, Timothy Grank Walker and wife, Romana of Beckley, Thomas Gary Walker and wife, Rochelle of South Carolina and Terry B. Walker of Josephine; one sister, Ada Ruth Lovell of Pinoak; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Elder Bobby Hawks officiating. Burial will follow in the Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery, Princeton.
Friends may call Sunday from 1 p.m. until time of services..
Children of Wayne McKinley6 Cook and an unknown spouse were:52. Winnie Hobart6 Cook (Thomas5, Thomas4Cooke, William3, John2, John1) was born on June 20, 1896 in Mercer Co., WV. She married John Arley Lyons, son of William Josiah Lyons and Amanda Louemma Tabor, on August 1, 1917 in Princeton, Mercer Co., WV.31 She died on April 1, 1979 in Concord, Cabarrus Co., NC, at age 82.
John Arley Lyons was born on October 16, 1894 in Camp Creek, Mercer Co., WV; In 1955, he had his birth record corrected at the Court House from 10-15-1894 to 10-16-1894. He died on November 1, 1963 in MacArthur, Raleigh Co., WV, at age 69; cause of death was Coronary Occlusion, Arteriosclerotic heart disease.38 He was Head Bookkeeper and Office Manager for the E.C. Mentor Coal Company.
Children of Winnie Hobart6 Cook and John Arley Lyons were as follows:
Children of Richard Wade6 Cook and an unknown spouse were as follows:Nancy Jane Purdue39 was born in 1870.39 She died in 1930.39
There were no children of Richard Wade6 Cook and Nancy Jane Purdue.
Children of Viola6 Cook and (--?--) Belcher were as follows:55. Walter R.6 Cook (Lane5, Richard4Cooke, William3, John2, John1) married (--?--) ?
Children of Walter R.6 Cook and (--?--) ? were:
Children of A. Elmer6 Cook and Addie (--?--) were as follows:
Children of Anthony Conrad7 Cook and an unknown spouse were:
Children of Walter Ray7 Cooke and Grayce Hamilton were as follows:
"He was educated in the public schools of Rock District, Staunton Military Academy, where he played in the marching band, and the National Business College, Roanoke, Va.
During the late 1920's he worked as bookkeeper and store manager at Covel, W.Va. and Springton, W.Va., was Chief of Police at Matoaka for several years during the 1930's, during World War II he was clerk of the local draft board in the Memorial Building in Princeton and was later a state auditor for the Selective Service System. He later found employment as an agent of the Internal Revenue Service. Upon retirement, he owned and operated Cook's Tax Service, Marlington, W.Va., where he served as an accountant and tax consultant for several years. He retired to Kegley, W.Va. in 1974, residing there until his death in 1979.
He believed a strong defense of the United States is the greatest safeguard to world peace and was on the National Advisory Board of the American Security Council to which he devoted much of his time. He was a Thirty-second degree Mason and a member of Beni Kedem Shrine Temple. A ham radio operator (WA8GGI), he was cited for his actions in relaying messages over many hours during the Alaskan earthquake in 1964.
He is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery."3
Children of Roy Leon7 Cook and Goldie Beatrice Wilkinson were as follows:
Leland O'Ferrall Quillin40 was born in 1899 in Midway, VA. He died in 1960.
Children of Neva Alma7 Cook and Leland O'Ferrall Quillin were as follows:
Children of Alberta A.7 Stewart and Thomas E. Cook were as follows:
John Blake Cook was born on March 12, 1894 in Rockview, WV.21 He died on June 19, 1978 in Matheny, WV, at age 84; Cardic Arrest, due to Toxemia, due to Carcinoma of Lungs.41,21 He was a veteran of World War I, serving in France when the war ended on November 11, 1918.
Children of Hattie Alma7 Stewart and John Blake Cook are as follows:
Children of Jay H.7 Stewart and Verda Walker were as follows:
Children of Forest D.7 Stewart and Merlie Cook are as follows:65. Sylvia Victoria7 Stewart (William6, Catherine5Cooke, John4, William3, John2, John1) was born on September 2, 1914. She married Paige Cook. In the late 1950's Sylvia and Page moved from Mabscott WV to Orlando FL.
Children of Sylvia Victoria7 Stewart and Paige Cook are as follows:66. Catherine7 Cook (Thomas6, Thomas5, Thomas4Cooke, William3, John2, John1) married Arbe Phibbs.
Children of Catherine7 Cook and Arbe Phibbs were as follows:67. Ruth7 Cook (Thomas6, Thomas5, Thomas4Cooke, William3, John2, John1) married Charles Johnson. She died in 1960.
Children of Ruth7 Cook and Charles Johnson were:68. Joe7 Cook (Forrest6, Thomas5, Thomas4Cooke, William3, John2, John1) married Mary (--?--).
Children of Joe7 Cook and Mary (--?--) were as follows:
Children of Tommy7 Cook and an unknown spouse were as follows:
Children of Ilene7 Cook and "Dub" Brown are:71. Imogene7 Cook (Forrest6, Thomas5, Thomas4Cooke, William3, John2, John1) married (--?--) Shumate.
Children of Imogene7 Cook and (--?--) Shumate were as follows:72. Illa7 Cook (Forrest6, Thomas5, Thomas4Cooke, William3, John2, John1) married Lacy Brooks.
Children of Illa7 Cook and Lacy Brooks are:73. Kenneth7 Cook (Forrest6, Thomas5, Thomas4Cooke, William3, John2, John1) married Avon (--?--).
Children of Kenneth7 Cook and Avon (--?--) were:
Children of Strong7 Oakes and an unknown spouse were as follows:75. Ada R.7 Walker (Brada6Cook, Thomas5, Thomas4Cooke, William3, John2, John1) was born on May 10, 1906 in Pinoak, Mercer Co., WV.35 She married Wiley E. Shrewsbury. She married (--?--) Lovell.
Children of Ada R.7 Walker and Wiley E. Shrewsbury were as follows:
"Gladys Walker (1901 - 1985), the daughter of the late Emarson and Brada Cook Walker, married Zeather Daniel Vaughan, son of Dennis and Sarah Carrico Vaughan of Crystal. They lived all of their lives in Mercer County except for seventeen years during which they owned and operated Vaughan's Shell Station in Pineville, West Virginia. They were both members of Rich Creek Primitive Baptist Church and served the Princeton Community Hospital as volunteers. "33
Children of Gladys7 Walker and Zeather D. Vaughn were as follows:
Children of Wilber7 Walker and Grace (--?--) were:78. John Arley7 Lyons Jr. (Winnie6Cook, Thomas5, Thomas4Cooke, William3, John2, John1) was born on June 10, 1918 in Fireco, WV. He married Joyce (--?--). He married Ruby Adams. He married Clyde Qualls. He married Carol (--?--).
Children of John Arley7 Lyons Jr. and Joyce (--?--) are as follows:
His obituary appeared in the Telegraph, Macaon, GA on October 10, 2001:
William W. "Bill" Lyons, Sr. -CENTERVILLE - William W. "Bill" Lyons, Sr., 80, died Monday, October 8 at his residence. Funeral services will be Thursday at 2P.M. in the chapel of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Macon Memorial Park with full military honors. Mr. Lyons was born in Sullivan, WV to the late John Arley and Winnie H. Lyons, but has lived in Centerville for the past 10 years. He was a retired MSgt with the United States Airforce and the State Labor Department after 20 years. Mr. Lyons was of the Catholic faith. Survivors include his wife, Donna Lyons of Centerville; three children, Twila C. Nyland of Manassas, VA, William W. Lyons, Jr. of Warner Robins, and Mark Arley Lyons of Macon; brothers and sisters, John A. Lyons, Jr. of Broken Arrow, OK, Emma L. Lyons of Beckley, WV., Joseph F. Lyons of Eugene, OR, James C. Lyons of Wirtz, VA, Patricia L. Parker of Hollywood, FL and Louis J. Lyons of Macarthur, WV; nine grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. The family will receive friends at Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home Wednesday from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Children of William Warren7 Lyons Sr. and Lillian Estelle Wade were as follows:
Children of Joseph Frederick7 Lyons and Helen (--?--) are:81. James Calvin7 Lyons (Winnie6Cook, Thomas5, Thomas4Cooke, William3, John2, John1) was born on December 2, 1924 in Beckley, Raleigh Co., WV. He married Marjorie Doreen Box on September 21, 1946 in St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Beckley, Raleigh Co., WV.
"Jim was born in Beckley, West Virginia, on December 2, 1924. He was the fifth child out of nine born to Winnie Hobart Cook Lyons and John Arley Lyons. He spent his early years growing up in coal camps in southern West Virginia, particularly Hot Coal, Wyco, and Tams. His family finally moved to MacArthur (outside Beckley), where he lived until joining the Army in 1943.
Upon returning to Beckley after World War II, Jim married Marjorie Doreen Box, whom he had met in school at Woodrow Wilson High School. He and Doreen were married on September 21, 1946, at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Beckley.
Jim attended school at Concord College in Athens, West Virginia, as well as Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. He and Doreen moved from Georgia to Lexington, Virginia, where Jim attended and graduated from Washington & Lee University with a law degree in 1951.
After graduation, Jim and Doreen moved to Pineville, West Virginia, where Jim began his law practice. During Jim's career in law, he served in many capacities in the judicial system. He was an assistant prosecuting attorney, mental health commissioner, and divorce commissioner at the local level. He also served on the Worker's Compensation Appeal Board of West Virginia, and was a justice for the state's Court of Claims before his retirement in 1990.
Doreen, a registered nurse, worked in Pineville for a general practitioner and obstetrician, as well as at an area hospital before becoming a County Health Nurse. She retired in 1990 after twenty-seven years with the Wyoming County Health Department.
While living in Pineville, Jim and Doreen were actively involved in many civic, professional, and social organizations. They were also active members of the First United Methodist Church.
Jim and Doreen have three daughters: Marjorie Pamela Lyons Cook, who is married to Newman Earl Cook, works as a curriculum specialist for a school district. Earl is a superintendent of a mine. Pam and Earl have two sons, Jeffrey Earl and James Lyon Garrett.
Suzanne Dawn Lyons Cook is married to Arlis Dewayne Cook, formerly of Pineville. They now live in Wyoming, on a private ranch. They are the parents of one daughter, Amanda Dawn. Arlis manages a ranch, and Suzanne works as the bookkeeper for a lumber company.
Rebecca Elaine Lyons Durham lives in West Virginia, and has one daughter, Rebecca Caitlyn.
Upon retiring in 1990, Jim and Doreen moved to rural Virginia. Jim spends much of his time reading about the history of the region, gardening, cutting brush, mowing grass, and generally puttering around in his workshop. Doreen tries to find time to read, quilt, cross-stitch, paint, and weave baskets when Jim doesn't have her "helping" him putter around. They are both active members of their Church, and they enjoy spending time with their friends and family."
Children of James Calvin7 Lyons and Marjorie Doreen Box are as follows:
Children of Patricia7 Lyons and Raymond Harold Smith are as follows:
Children of Patricia7 Lyons and Richard Daniel Sr. were as follows:
"He was the 6th child born to John Arley and Winnie H. Cook Lyons. His father was a bookkeeper for the coal company and they lived in a house furnished by the coal company. It was a fine brick home. The family moved to MacArthur when George was a young boy.
All of the boys went to the war (World War II) and it was a very trying time for the mother and father to endure as they had to watch each of them leave. George joined the US Air Force on October 16, 1945 and served until October 5, 1948. He had not graduated from high school when he went in the service but he was given his diploma from Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley when he returned.
He joined the US Army on December 2, 1949 and was serving in Korea when the Korean war broke out. He served in the army until December 1, 1952. He returned and was in the West Virginia Air National Guard from October 28, 1953 until June 1, 1954. He had been attending college and working at different jobs during this period.
On June 2, 1954, he went to work for the West Virginia Air National Guard in Charleston as an airplane mechanic. He also, at that time, continued to attend Morris Harvey College in Charleston. In September 1954 he met Janet Hylton at the skating rink in MacArthur, WV and they were married on April 29, 1955. He continued to work at the airport in Charleston until September of 1955 when he resigned and George and Janet moved to Macon, GA where George attended Mercer University taking pre-law. However, in January of 1956 Janet found she was pregnant and at that time women didn't work very long when they were pregnant. George quit school and they returned to Beckley where George worked at different jobs until September 8, 1956.
In September, 1956 George went to work for the West Virginia Air National Guard. Daniel Wayne was born on October 9, 1956. George worked as an airplane mechanic for several years and then he became a supervisor of the line crew.
On October 17, 1961 James Todd was born. In March 1963 George and Janet bought their house which is where they have resided since. On February 10, 1966 Ronald Duane Lyons was born.
George continued to work at the Air National Guard as a training supervisor until December of 1983 when he retired from full time work, but he had been appointed the Chief Enlisted Advisor for the state of West Virginia. He was to serve as an advisor from the enlisted men to the Adjutant General of the state. This was to be a part time duty and he was sworn in on January 3, 1984. On February 22, 1984 George had a serious heart attack and on March 22, 1984 he had quadruple bypass surgery. He did very well after the surgery but was unable to pass the physical that the Air Force required so he was forced to resign his position.
George loved his family and he was always involved in the activities of the boys. He also loved to work on the house and the cars and was always starting new projects. In 1980 he built a 2 car garage in the back yard and after his heart attack he made a family room out of the garage that he had added to the house in 1965. It became the favorite room in the house.
Janet had worked as a telephone operator before she married George but she resigned so she could go to Georgia with George in 1955. She stayed home and kept the boys until 1967 when she returned to the telephone company to work again. She worked as an operator for several years when she transferred to the plant department and became a repair clerk. She worked at this job until the company began to go to computers and the job title was changed to maintenance administrator. This really meant that the phone lines were all tested for trouble by computer. She continued to work for the phone company until she retired in April of 1992.
In 1990 they bought a lot in Florida in hopes of having a winter home there. In February of 1991 they spent their first night in their new home. They continued to go as often as possible and stay as long as they could. Since Janet was not retired yet, their time was limited for the first couple of years. Then on October 18th of 1994 they rode the auto train to Florida and planned to stay until December 1st, when they would go back home to spend Christmas with their family. On November 20, 1994 they went to early church and came back home and George went to the flea market to get grapefruit and then he came back home and said he was going to wash the car. He went out to do that and in a few minutes he came in and he sat down at the table and he said he didn't feel real well. In a couple of minutes his head dropped forward and his hands dropped to his side and he said "Oh Janet" and he was gone. He had lived a very good and active life and if he could have chosen, Janet feels sure that would have been the way he would have chosen to go. He is buried in West Virginia.
Janet continues to live in the home they purchased in 1963. She does some volunteer work for her church. She enjoys her friends and the family which consists of the three sons and daughters in law and the seven grandchildren. They all live close and visit frequently."
Children of George Robert7 Lyons and Janet Nila Hylton are as follows:
Beckley, WV Register Herald and Columbus Dispatch Obituary on September 10, 1999
Mary E. Wallace
MARION, Ohio - Mary Elizabeth Lyons Wallace, 70, formerly of Beckley, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 1999, in a Marion hospital.
Born Aug. 19, 1929, at Hot Coal, she was the daughter of the late John and Winnie Cook Lyons. Mrs. Wallace was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by a brother, George Lyons.
Survivors include her husband, Richard S. Wallace Jr.; a son, Richard S. Wallace III and his wife, Judy; a daughter, Susan E. Richmond; brothers and sisters, John, Fred, Bill, Louis, Jim Lyons, Patricia Parker and Emma Lyons; a sister-in-law, Janet Lyons; and many other relatives and friends.
Services will be 4 p.m. Sunday at Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home, Worthington
Chapel, 515 High St., Worthington, Ohio. Burial will follow at a later date.
Friends may call one hour before services Sunday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home, Worthington.47
Harry Overton Lockman Jr. was born on March 10, 1910 in Handley, Kanawha Co., WV. He married Ela Blackwell circa 1934; This was a "shotgun" wedding. He and Ela Blackwell were divorced. He died on May 5, 1951 in Beckley, Raleigh Co., WV, at age 41; cause of death was a basal fracture of the skull & 1st & 2nd cervical vertebrae.38 He was buried; in London Memorial Park near Montgomery, WV. After graduation from Virginia Politechnical Institute, he worked for the Civilian Conservation Corp. - probably in Cincinnati, OH. Later he worked in Cincinnati, OH for the Edna Brass Steel Manufacturing Company as an accountant. He was described as 6' 4", black hair and blue eyes. Harry was a very brilliant man whose hobby was model rail roading. He created a miniature town on plywood, making mountains, tunnels, water towers, train station with stores and houses, small tracks with switching stations, traffic crossing. He was shy to some extent but he would enjoy talking about his trains, also his college days at VPI in Blacksburg, VA. He was graduated from Virginia Politechnical Institute in 1933.
Children of Mary Elizabeth7 Lyons and Harry Overton Lockman Jr. are:
Children of Mary Elizabeth7 Lyons and Richard Stanley Wallace Jr. are:
His Obituary was published in the Bluefield Daily Telegraph, October 22, 2001:
Louis J. Lyons
VAN METER, Iowa - Louis J. Lyons, 67, of Van Meter, formerly of Macarthur, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001 at his home.
Born Oct. 24, 1933 at Hot Coal, he was the son of the late John A. Lyons Sr. and Winnie Cook Lyons. He was a veteran of the Korean War and was a retired funeral director. He attended Saint Frances DeSales Catholic Church in Beckley. He was a former Alderman in the town of Grain Valley, Mo., and was a life member of the V.F.W. and the D.A.V.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Elizabeth Wallace; and two brothers, George R. Lyons and William W. Lyons.
He is survived by one daughter, Susan Lynn Doyel and husband, Chris of Grain Valley; three brothers, John A. Lyons Jr. and wife, Joyce of Independence, Kan., Joseph F. Lyons and wife, Helen of Eugene, Ore., and James C. Lyons and wife, Doreen of Wirtz, Va., formerly of Pineville; two sisters, Emma Louise Lyons of Beckley, and Patricia Parker and husband, John of Hollywood, Fla.; one sister-in-law, Janet Lyons; and five grandchildren, Jessica, Brittney, Caitlen, Shelby, and Dakota.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of Bailey-Kirk Funeral home in Princeton with the Rev. Larry Dyer officiating. Interment will follow at the Oakwood Cemetery, Princeton where military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 175 of Bradshaw, V.F.W. Post 1144 of Ieager and the Mercer County Veterans Council. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. today.
The following is Louis' autobiography:
Louis was the nineth and youngest son born to John A. and Winnie Cook Lyons at Hot Coal, Raleigh County, West Virginia. He attended schools in Raleigh County and Beckley. On Oct 24, 1950, his seventeenth birthday, he enlisted in the US Army. He arrived at the 24th Infantry Division north of Seoul Korea, at the age of 17 years and 4 months old. He was one of the youngest American soldiers in Korea at that time. During his last few months of duty in Korea he was assigned to the 17th Field Artillery, known as the Persuaders because of their 8" Howitzers that wrecked havoc on the North Koreans and Chinese. After 10 years of service he was discharged in 1960.
Louis was a country music diskjockey for eight years in Charleston, WV. He, then, spent the next twenty-five years in the funeral business in Florida, before leaving to become a representative of a national manufacturer of embalming fluid.
On May 11, 1963 he married Amelia Danello. They had one daughter Susan. He had five grandchildren. During the 1990's, he lived in Grain Valley, Jackson County, Missouri, where he was a City Alderman. Louis' hobby was politics. He researched the life of President Harry Truman, from President Truman's birth in Lamar, Missouri to his death in 1972 in Independence, MO and the Jackson Democratic Club with Tom Pendergast that propelled the man from Missouri to the highest office in this land.
Louis was a 100% disabled veteran of the Korean War, and a lifetime member of the DAV and VFW. Late in life, he lived in Princeton, WV, moving there to care for his sister, Emma, who is in a nursing home from a stroke that left her paralyzed on one side and damaged her brain.
Louis had moved to Iowa just weeks before his death.
Children of Louis Johnson7 Lyons and Amy Danello are:
Children of Otto7 Cook and (--?--) ? were:
Children of William C.7 Cook and Pauline Gross were as follows:88. Byron Edsel7 Cook (A.6, Lane5, Richard4Cooke, William3, John2, John1) married Iris Lou Church.
Children of Byron Edsel7 Cook and Iris Lou Church are as follows:
Children of Alfred Neal7 Cook and Ann Cline are as follows:
Children of Patricia Ann8 Cook and an unknown spouse were:
Ruth Anne (--?--)2 was born on April 10, 1930 in
Matoaka, Mercer Co., WV.
There were no children of Walter Ray8 Cooke Jr. and Ruth Anne (--?--).
"Henry Thomas Cook was educated in the Mercer County Schools, Wesleyan University, Princeton University, Concord College, the University of Michigan, where he received an MBA, the Marine Corps Command & Staff College at Quantico, Va. and Old Dominion University.
A veteran of WWII, the Korean War and Viet Nam, he retired from the United States Marine Corps as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1970. He taught school in Norfolk for several years and was the comptroller for a local development company before fully retiring.
He is a member of the Marine Corps Association, the Retired Officer's Association, the American Legion, the Military Order of World Wars, the National Rifle Association, a founder of the Norfolk Tea Party, an anti-property tax group, and for several years Chairman of the Republican Party, House of Delegates District 90.
He and his wife are members of the First Baptist Church of Norfolk and reside in Virginia Beach."3
Children of Henry Thomas8 Cook and Margaret Ann Allen were as follows:
Children of Phyllis Jean8 Cook and Billie Joe Martin all born in Mercer Co., WV, were as follows:
Children of Joan Elizabeth8 Cook and Jackie Byrd are:
Children of Doris Elnora8 Quillin and William Howard Bailey were as follows:
Children of James Otis8 Cook and Mamie Lucille Goddard both born in Kopperston, WV, are as follows:
Children of Dick8 Cook and Edna Clay are as follows:98. Waitman Barbe8 Cook (Hattie7Stewart, William6, Catherine5Cooke, John4, William3, John2, John1) was born on January 24, 1925. He married Maxine Sturgill on July 3, 1946 in Oceana, WV. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the US Navy, in the South Pacific area. He was discharged on April 15, 1946.
Children of Waitman Barbe8 Cook and Maxine Sturgill were as follows:
Children of Clara Dee8 Cook and Charles W. Cook Jr. were as follows:
Children of Teresa8 Cook and Charles McLendon are:101. Evelyn8 Cook (Tommy7, Forrest6, Thomas5, Thomas4Cooke, William3, John2, John1) married Ernest Francis Jr.
Children of Evelyn8 Cook and Ernest Francis Jr. were as follows:102. Garnett8 Cook (Kenneth7, Forrest6, Thomas5, Thomas4Cooke, William3, John2, John1) married (--?--) Goldston.
Children of Garnett8 Cook and (--?--) Goldston were as follows:103. Margaret Faye8 Vaughn (Gladys7Walker, Brada6Cook, Thomas5, Thomas4Cooke, William3, John2, John1)33 married James Estel Blankenship. She is a graduate of Matoaka High School and Little French Beauty Academy, Bluefield, West Virginia. She is a retired beautician, having operated Margaret's Beauty Shop in her home. She is a member of Appalachian Artist Association and enjoys painting.
Children of Margaret Faye8 Vaughn and James Estel Blankenship were as follows:104. Ralph8 Vaughn (Gladys7Walker, Brada6Cook, Thomas5, Thomas4Cooke, William3, John2, John1) married Marjorie Barnett. He is a graduate of Matoaka High School and West Virginia Institute of Technology.
Children of Ralph8 Vaughn and Marjorie Barnett were as follows:105. Bernice Kay8 Vaughn (Gladys7Walker, Brada6Cook, Thomas5, Thomas4Cooke, William3, John2, John1) married Max Willard. Both Max and Kay are graduates of Concord College and operated Willard's Accounting Service.
Children of Bernice Kay8 Vaughn and Max Willard were as follows:106. William Warren8 Lyons Jr. (William7, Winnie6Cook, Thomas5, Thomas4Cooke, William3, John2, John1) was born on August 13, 1946. He married Wanna Suzanne Pope on June 23, 1973. He also went by the name of Buddy.
Children of William Warren8 Lyons Jr. and Wanna Suzanne Pope are as follows:
Children of Marjorie Pamela8 Lyons and Newman Earl Cook are as follows:
Children of Susanne Dawn8 Lyons and Arlis D. Cook are:109. Rebecca Elaine8 Lyons (James7, Winnie6Cook, Thomas5, Thomas4Cooke, William3, John2, John1) was born on October 28, 1954 in Pineville, Wyoming Co., WV. She married A. S. Durham.
Children of Rebecca Elaine8 Lyons and A. S. Durham are:110. Ann Louise8 Smith (Patricia7Lyons, Winnie6Cook, Thomas5, Thomas4Cooke, William3, John2, John1) was born on January 1, 1944 in Wyco, Wyoming Co., WV. She married John Danley. She and John Danley were divorced.
Children of Ann Louise8 Smith and John Danley were as follows:
Children of Romona Sue8 Smith and Ken Griggs are:112. Cheryl8 Daniel (Patricia7Lyons, Winnie6Cook, Thomas5, Thomas4Cooke, William3, John2, John1) was born on October 1, 1948 in Huntington, Cabel Co., WV. She married Richard E. McDorman Sr., son of Harry McDorman and Betty Burton, on June 22, 1968 in Scholfield Barrack, HI. She died on February 6, 1973 in Morgantown, Monongalia Co., WV, at age 24.
Children of Cheryl8 Daniel and Richard E. McDorman Sr. are:
Children of Karen M.8 Daniel and Michael J. Larrick are:114. Daniel Wayne8 Lyons (George7, Winnie6Cook, Thomas5, Thomas4Cooke, William3, John2, John1) was born on October 9, 1956 in Beckley, Raleigh Co., WV. He married Nancy Lee Acree, daughter of John Henry Acree and Mary Lithicum, on March 17, 1980 in Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., WV. He married Lynda Lee McMullen on June 19, 1995 in Winchester, VA.
Children of Daniel Wayne8 Lyons and Nancy Lee Acree all born in Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., WV, are as follows:
Children of James Todd8 Lyons and Donna Marie Cameron are as follows:
Children of Ronald Duanne8 Lyons and Beth Ann Warcholak were as follows:
Children of Susan8 Lyons and (--?--) Billings are as follows:118. Arlis8 Cook (Otto7, Walter6, Lane5, Richard4Cooke, William3, John2, John1) married Ethel Stanley.
Children of Arlis8 Cook and Ethel Stanley were as follows:
Children of Newman Earl8 Cook and Marjorie Pamela Lyons are as follows:
Children of Frances Ann9 Cooke and Robert George were:
Children of Theresa Marie9 Cooke and William Stover were as follows:122. Sandra Gail9 Cooke (Walter8, Walter7, William6, Margaret5Stewart, Margaret4Cooke, John3, John2, John1)2 was born on January 9, 1963 in France.
Children of Sandra Gail9 Cooke and an unknown spouse were as follows:123. Wayne Russell9 Cooke (Walter8, Walter7, William6, Margaret5Stewart, Margaret4Cooke, John3, John2, John1)2 was born on September 9, 1971 in Ogden, Davis Co., UT. He married Dana Mischelle Swier on December 19, 1992 in Green Acres Baptist Church, Warner Robins, Houston Co., GA; were married by Rev. Kenneth "Skip" Fendley.
Children of Wayne Russell9 Cooke and Dana Mischelle Swier were:
Children of Marla Carol9 Cook and Walter Thomas Mooney were:125. Lori Leigh9 Cook (Henry8, Roy7, Henry6, Margaret5Stewart, Margaret4Cooke, John3, John2, John1)3 was born on October 1, 1959. She is a graduate of William & Mary and is now a housewife, caring for her three children after working for General Foods for ten years.
Children of Lori Leigh9 Cook and Randolph Lee Diaz all born in VA were as follows:
Children of Susan Paulette9 Martin and Norman Farley were:
Children of Carol Ann9 Bailey and John Harold Weston Jr. both born in Maryville, TN, were as follows:
Children of Linda Gail9 Bailey and James Hillburn Hendricks both born in Maryville, TN, were as follows:
Children of Sandra Leigh9 Bailey and Michael Rex Stuart both born in Maryville, TN, were as follows:130. Mary Leisa9 Bailey (Doris8Quillin, Neva7Cook, Henry6, Margaret5Stewart, Margaret4Cooke, John3, John2, John1)40 was born on May 11, 1963 in Maryville, TN.40 She married Keith Allen Stanley.
Keith Allen Stanley40 was born on March 21, 1963 in HA.
Children of Mary Leisa9 Bailey and Keith Allen Stanley were as follows:
Children of Donald Lee9 Cook and Arbutus Sharon Morgan are as follows:
Children of Donald Lee9 Cook and Patricia Edwards are:132. Peggy Lou9 Cook (James8, Hattie7Stewart, William6, Catherine5Cooke, John4, William3, John2, John1) was born on October 14, 1945 in Kopperston, WV. She married David Hager before 1964. She and David Hager were divorced. She married Joe Otis Blackburn on March 20, 1965 in Toney Fork, WV. Joe Otis Blackburn was born on November 3, 1942 in Woods, KY. He was in the USAF and worked in car sales.
Children of Peggy Lou9 Cook and Joe Otis Blackburn all born in Beckley, Raleigh Co., WV, were as follows:
Children of Susan Ann9 Cook and Timothy R. Parker are as follows:
Children of Carla9 Cook and an unknown spouse are as follows:135. Vanessa L.9 Danley (Ann8Smith, Patricia7Lyons, Winnie6Cook, Thomas5, Thomas4Cooke, William3, John2, John1) married Paul VanGilder.
Children of Vanessa L.9 Danley and Paul VanGilder are as follows:136. Arlis D.9 Cook (Arlis8, Otto7, Walter6, Lane5, Richard4Cooke, William3, John2, John1) married Susanne Dawn Lyons, daughter of James Calvin Lyons and Marjorie Doreen Box.
Children of Arlis D.9 Cook and Susanne Dawn Lyons are:
Children of Karen Lynn10 Farley and John Norman Fetty Jr were:138. James Lee Roy Blake10 Cook (Donald9, James8, Hattie7Stewart, William6, Catherine5Cooke, John4, William3, John2, John1) was born on February 23, 1964 in Beckley, Raleigh Co., WV. He married Leah Shawn Hager, daughter of David Hager, on June 8, 1984 in Kopperston, WV. He married Dawn Michele Truelove on June 18, 1994 in San Pedro, CA.
Children of James Lee Roy Blake10 Cook and Leah Shawn Hager are:Dawn Michele Truelove was born on July 1, 1965 in Belleflower, CA.
Children of Toni Rene10 Blackburn and Dale Stewart are:
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