Jacob Griest Cookson

about 1827–
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life 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 married Mary Jane Bond on 25 November 1852, in Fairfield, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. 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 Bond
Marriage: 25 November 1852
Amanda Cookson
Mary A Cookson
Mahlon M. Cookson
Laura Alice Cookson
William John Cookson

Spouse and Children

25 November 1852
Fairfield, Ohio, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Julia Elma Cookson



    Louisa Cookson


    Esther Cookson


    Sarah Ann Cookson


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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 (3)

  • Jacob Cookson in household of John Cookson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jacob Cookson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Jacob Cookson in entry for Laura Alice Lang, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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