Leonard Cookston

October 1824–23 January 1892 (Age 67)
Hamilton, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Leonard

When Leonard Cookston was born in October 1824, in Hamilton, Tennessee, United States, his father, Joseph A Cookson, was 26 and his mother, Christina Vandegriff, was 19. He married Martha E. Killian about 1846, in Hamilton, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Tennessee, United States in 1870 and District 3, Marion, Tennessee, United States in 1880. He registered for military service in 1863. He died on 23 January 1892, in Marion, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Teague Cemetery, Powells Crossroads, Marion, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Leonard Cookston
1824–1892
Martha E. Killian
1830–1881
Marriage: about 1846
Alice Angeline Cookston
1848–1926
Louisa Cookston
1852–
Nancy Ellen Cookston
1855–1880
Thomas Joseph Cookston
1861–
Eliza Jane Cookston
1850–1891
James Marion Cookston
1856–1947
Ruth Elizabeth Jane Cookston
1858–1892
Marzenia Louieann Cookston
1865–1899
William Henry Cookston
1866–1932
John Robert Cookston
1868–1927
George W. Cookson
1870–1938
Sarah Elizabeth Cookston
1872–1948

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1846
Hamilton, Tennessee, United States
children

(12)

    Alice Angeline Cookston

    Female1848–1926Female

    Female1850–1891Female

    Louisa Cookston

    Female1852–Female

    Nancy Ellen Cookston

    Female1855–1880Female

    Male1856–1947Male

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph A Cookson

    Male1798–1865Male

    Christina Vandegriff

    Female1805–1838Female

siblings

(6)

    Joseph A Cookson Jr

    Male1822–1898Male

    Male1824–1892Male

    James Cookston

    Male1825–1888Male

    Isaac Cookston

    Male1826–1912Male

    Aaron Cookson

    Male1832–1896Male

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 11

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1846

Age 22

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from any of several places named Cookston, in Fife, Grampian, and Tayside. The surname is now rare or extinct in Scotland.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Story Highlight

Cookson Sons Fought On Opposite Sides In Civil War

Cookson Sons Fought On Opposite Sides In Civil War Friday, September 07, 2001 - TheChattanoogan.com Joseph Cookson was one of Hamilton County's earliest residents, and he had both a white and an Indi …

Sources (3)

  • Leonard Cookson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lenard Cookston, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Leonard Cookston, "United States Census, 1860"

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