When Jacob Griest Cookson was born about 1827, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Cookson, was 28 and his mother, Esther Vanscoyac Griest, was 20. He married Mary Jane Bond on 25 November 1852, in Fairfield, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Washington Township, Pickaway, Ohio, United States for about 30 years.
English (Lancashire): from Middle English cok ‘cook’ or the surname Cook + son, denoting either ‘son of (the) cook’ or ‘son of (a man called) Cook’. See Cook .