James C. Cook

Male 1821 - 1901  (~ 79 years)


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  • Name James C. Cook 
    Born Sep 1821  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1 Jun 1850  Pike County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation 1 Jun 1850  Pike County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Property 29 Sep 1856  Butler County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Property 23 May 1860  Butler County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 1 Jun 1860  Precinct 15, Butler County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Military Service 14 Jan 1864  Ft. Gaines, Dauphin Island, Mobile County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Physical Description 11 Jun 1865  [8
    Residence 1866  Butler County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence 7 Aug 1867  Crenshaw County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Census 1 Jun 1870  Township 7, Crenshaw County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Census 1 Jun 1880  Shorterville, Henry County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Census 1 Jun 1900  Vernon, Washington County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Died 21 Mar 1901  Washington County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Buried Pleasant Grove Untied Methodist Church Cemetery, Hinsons Crossroads, Washington County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • If there was an original headstone for James it is long gone. The United Daughters of the Confederacy placed a marker on his grave using the incorrect Regiment that Emily used for her pension. The dates on the headstone say 1822–1902.
    Person ID I135  CookFolger
    Last Modified 9 Jun 2019 

    DNA Tests  1 DNA test is associated with James C. Cook 

    Father Private 
    Mother Private 
    Family ID F743  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Wife 1 Ancestors Elizabeth Holland,   b. Abt 1822, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 8 Jul 1841  Butler County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    • Butler County, Alabama, had a major loss of records in an 1853 courthouse fire. No marriage record found in Butler or Pike Counties, Alabama.[1] Estate file of Mary Holland lists her heirs, including “Elizabeth Cook, wife of James C. Cook.”[2] Elizabeth is likely the female 15–19 in her father, James's, household in 1840. James & Elizabeth’s first child, Sarah, was born in April 1842. Based on those dates, they were likely married between 2 June 1840 and sometime in July 1841. Tom King, a descendant of William Benson & Sarah Cook, says he has copies of a Bible that lists their marriage as 8 July 1841. He has not supplied a copy for me. This date fits in the time frame above.[3]

      [1] Pike County, Alabama, Marriages, September 1830–January 1849, Cook surname; images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : viewed 24 July 2016); FHL microfilm 1,033,193.
      [2] Butler County, Alabama, Estate Files, Box 6, folder 37, Mary Holland (1863); FHL microfilm 2,417,359.
      [3] Tom L. King [(e-address for private use),] to Lori Cook-Folger, e-mail, 24 November 2016,“Benson-Holland-Cook”; privately held by Cook-Folger.
    Children 
    +1. Sarah Ann Cook,   b. Apr 1842, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1919, Munson, Santa Rosa County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
    +2. William S. Cook,   b. 29 Nov 1843, Butler County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1907, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     3. Stephen L. Cook,   b. Abt 1845, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +4. Mary E. Cook,   b. 28 Jan 1847, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1910, Pigeon Creek, Crenshaw County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     5. Martha Cook,   b. 6 Jun 1848, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +6. James David Cook,   b. 6 Jun 1848, Butler County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1912, Crenshaw County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    +7. John N. Cook,   b. 2 Aug 1850, Butler County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1934, Pigeon Creek, Butler County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +8. Robert Marion Cook,   b. 11 Nov 1851, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1930, Kosse, Limestone County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +9. Furman Jackson Cook,   b. 14 Apr 1862, Butler County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1949, Covington County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 23 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F69  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Wife 2 Ancestors Harriet Emily Harris,   b. 7 Feb 1858, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1930, Vernon, Washington County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married Between 1871 and 1875 
    • Emily’s brother, Ezekial, is living in the household of James C. & Elizabeth Cook in 1870, and Elizabeth is listed as the head of household rather than James. His Confederate pension states that he had suffered diphtheria and “wounded by being struck on the head with a ball.” If James was physically impaired, Ezekial may have been there to help the family with farming chores. Emily and her mother were living just a few farms from James & Elizabeth. No marriage record has been found for James and Emily or a divorce for him and Elizabeth. It is likely that they were never legally married. Emily’s widow’s pension of 1908 says they were married in Crenshaw County, Alabama in 1871, she did not remember the date. The 1927 application she lists about 10 January and no year. Elwood was born c. 1875 or 1876. The 1880 census only shows one child: Elbert, age 5, who is most likely Elwood.
    Children 
    +1. James Elwood Cook,   b. 11 Jan 1876, Crenshaw County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1955, Vernon, Washington County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +2. Daniel S. Cook,   b. 12 Jun 1880, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1924, Chattahoochee, Gadsden County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
    +3. Rhoda Viola Cook,   b. 3 Dec 1883, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1959, Hickory, Catawba County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +4. Wren Clifton Cook,   b. 7 Apr 1889, Chipley, Washington County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1919, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
    +5. John Thomas Cook,   b. 13 Feb 1893, Chipley, Washington County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1962, Chattahoochee, Gadsden County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 24 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F48  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Sep 1821 - North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Jul 1841 - Butler County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Jun 1850 - Pike County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - 1 Jun 1850 - Pike County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty - 29 Sep 1856 - Butler County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty - 23 May 1860 - Butler County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - War Between the States - 14 Jan 1864 - Ft. Gaines, Dauphin Island, Mobile County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1866 - Butler County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 7 Aug 1867 - Crenshaw County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Jun 1880 - Shorterville, Henry County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Jun 1900 - Vernon, Washington County, Florida Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Mar 1901 - Washington County, Florida Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Pleasant Grove Untied Methodist Church Cemetery, Hinsons Crossroads, Washington County, Florida Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    James C. Cook Confederate Service
    James C. Cook Confederate Service

  • Sources 
    1. [S358] 1900 U.S. census, Washington County, Florida, population schedule, Vernon, E.D. 123, p. 160B, dwelling/family 74, James Cook; digital image, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 March 2014); citing NARA microfilm T623, roll 177.

    2. [S166] 1850 U.S. census, Pike County, Alabama, population schedule, p. 159A, line 26, dwelling/family 317, J C Cook; digital image, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 March 2014); citing NARA microfilm M432, roll 13.

    3. [S167] 1850 U.S. census, Pike County, Alabama, agriculture schedule, p. 415, line 14, SC Cook; digital image, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 6 July 2015).

    4. [S168] James C. Cook (Butler County) cash entry file, certificate no. 50301, W1/2 of NW1/4, Greenville, Alabama, Land Office; Land Entry Papers, 1800–1908; Records of the Bureau of Land Management, Record Group 49; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

    5. [S170] Bureau of Land Management, Records Improvement [U.S. Tract Books], microfilm, 1,265 rolls (Washington, D.C.: Department of the Interior, 1957), Alabama, Greenville Land Office, vol. 57, p. 129, entry for James C. Cook, 29 September 1856, W1/2 of NW1/4, Section 1, Township 7, Range 16, certificate of purchase no. 33528; digital image, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 24 January 2016) via “United States Bureau of Land Management Tract Books, 1820–1908,”>Alabama>Vol 57 (Greenville)> image 82 of 226.

    6. [S169] James C. Cook (Butler County) cash entry file, certificate no. 52143, Greenville, Alabama, Land Office; Land Entry Papers, 1800–1908; Records of the Bureau of Land Management, Record Group 49; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

    7. [S286] 1860 U.S. census, Butler County, Alabama, population schedule, Precinct 15, p. 3, dwelling/family 24, J.C. Cook; digital images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 5 August 2009); citing NARA microfilm M653, roll 3.

    8. [S30] Compiled service record, James C. Cook, Pvt., 2nd Co. H, 1st Confederate Inf.; Carded Records, Volunteer Organizations, Civil War; Record Group 109: War Department Collection of Confederate Records, 1825–1927; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

    9. [S126] 1866 Alabama state census, Butler County, population schedule, p. 46, J. C. & W. S. Cook households; digital image, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 4 December 2015); citing Alabama Department of Archives, Montgomery.

    10. [S125] Alabama, “Alabama, Voter Registration, 1867,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 28 June 2010), entry for James C. Cook; citing Alabama Department of Archives, Montgomery.

    11. [S127] 1870 U.S. census, Crenshaw County, Alabama, population schedule, Township 7, p. 23A, dwelling/family 206, Elisabeth Cook; digital image, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 5 August 2009); citing NARA microfilm M593, roll 12.

    12. [S355] 1880 U.S. census, Henry County, Alabama, population schedule, Shorterville, ED 85, p. 674A, line 46, James Cooke, image, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 10 March 2014); citing NARA microfilm T9, roll 16.

    13. [S358] 1900 U.S. census, Washington County, Florida, population schedule, Vernon, E.D. 123, p. 160B, dwelling/family 74, James Cook; digital image, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 March 2014); citing NARA microfilm T623, roll 1773.

    14. [S28] Soldier's and Widow's Pension Claim, October 1899–September 1927, application no. A02824, James C. Cook and Emily Cook, widow, Co. A, 33rd Regiment Alabama Infantry; Confederate Pension Files; Records of the State Board of Pensions, RG 137; State Library and Archives of Florida, Tallahassee.

    15. [S67] Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, (Shakey Joe Rd. near Hinsons Crossroads, Washington County, Florida), James C. Cook marker, photographed by Lori Cook-Folger, 24 December 2006.

    16. [S124] Tom L. King [(e-address for private use),] to Lori Cook-Folger, e-mail, 24 November 2016, “Benson-Holland-Cook”; privately held by Cook-Folger.


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