Harriet Irish

Brief Life History of Harriet

When Harriet Irish was born in 1816, in Otsego, New York, United States, her father, Charles Irish, was 29 and her mother, Amy Anna Brown, was 28. She married Clark Cook in 1841, in Sandy Creek, Sandy Creek, Oswego, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Lawrence, Lawrence Township, Van Buren, Michigan, United States in 1870. She died in 1880, in Lee, Lee Township, Allegan, Michigan, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Prospect Lake Cemetery, Lawrence, Lawrence Township, Van Buren, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Clark Cook
Harriet Irish
Marriage: 1841
Mary Margaret Cook
Charles O. Cook
Hannah Elizabeth Cook
Harriet A Cook
George W. Cook
John Cook

Sources (16)

  • Harriet Cook, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Harriet Irish Cook, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Trish in entry for Hannah Elizabath Heulbert, "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952"

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English and Irish (Kilkenny): ethnic name for someone of Irish origin, from Old French Ireis or Middle English Irish ‘Irish’, Latinized as Hiberniens(is). Compare Ireland .

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

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