Leonard Cookston

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

The Life Summary 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
Martha E. Killian
Marriage: about 1846
Alice Angeline Cookston
Louisa Cookston
Nancy Ellen Cookston
Thomas Joseph Cookston
Eliza Jane Cookston
James Marion Cookston
Ruth Elizabeth Jane Cookston
Marzenia Louieann Cookston
William Henry Cookston
John Robert Cookston
George W Cookston
Sarah Elizabeth Cookston

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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.
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 (15)

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

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