Jacob Griest Cookson

about 1827–
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Jacob Griest

When Jacob Griest Cookson was born about 1827, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Cookson, was 27 and his mother, Esther Vanscoyac Griest, was 19. He had at least 3 sons and 4 daughters with Mary Jane Whelchel. He lived in Washington Township, Pickaway, Ohio, United States for about 30 years.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Griest Cookson
Mary Jane Whelchel
Amanda Cookson
Ida Cookson
James Cookson
Mary A Cookson
Mahlon M. Cookson
Laura Alice Cookson
William John Cookson

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+2 More Children

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+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening
Age 3
Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated
Age 9
On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War
Age 33
Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Lancashire): patronymic from Cook .

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

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Sources (14)

  • Jacob Cookson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • J G Cookson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jacob Cookson in household of John Cookson, "United States Census, 1850"

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