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John T. Cook

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John T. Cook

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Posted: 2 Sep 2000 6:00AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Edited: 23 Jun 2001 9:50AM GMT
Surnames: Cook, Taylor, Morris, Vorse, Ransom, Davis, Blood, Baugher, Kerns, Kincade, King
From History of Huntington County, 1887, pages 865-866

John T. Cook, a citizen of Warren Township, and one of its earliest settlers, is a native of Kent County, Delaware, where he was born, October 27, 1815, being the only child born to James and Sarah (Taylor) Cook, who were also natives of Delaware. Our subject grew to manhood in his native State receiving a limited education in consequence of the poor facilites of those days. Upon attaining his majority, he emigrated to Indiana and first located in Rush County, of which he remained a resident for six years, when in January, 1842, he removed to this county and settled on the farm, where he has since lived. The country was then a wilderness of woods which abounded in game of all kinds. May 11, 1837, his marriage with Mary Morris was solemnized, and to their union seven children were born, of whom these four are now living: Hugh, who married Margaret Vorse; James, whose wife was Eliza J. Ransom; Camilus, whose consort was Elizabeth Vorse, and William, who married Amelia Davis. Oliver, whose wife was Serf Blood, since deceased; John, deceased, lost his life in the service of his country, and Charles, deceased. February 8, 1853, Mr. Cook suffered the bereavement of losing his beloved wife. July 26, 1853, his and Lurana (Baugher) Kerns nuptials were celebrated and three children have been born to them: Minerva now Mrs. David Kincade; Octava, widow of John King, and Artemessa, deceased. Mr. Cook has always made farming his occupation and he has been very successful. He is the proprietor of a fine, well improved farm of 160 acres, all the accumulation of his own industry and economy, and may take rank as one of the self-made men. He and wife are members of the Adventist Church commonly known as Soul Sleepers. In politics he has always been a Republican and he always manifests a good live interest in the political affairs of the county and community in which he lives, where he enjoys the respect and esteem of all who know him.

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