Sarah Matilda Land

16 March 1833–after 1910 (Age 76)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Sarah Matilda

When Sarah Matilda Land was born on 16 March 1833, in North Carolina, United States, her father, Rev. Isaac Land, was 29 and her mother, Rebecca Bevins, was 29. She married Richard V Cook on 13 July 1848, in Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Pickens, Georgia, United States in 1900 and District 1026, Pickens, Georgia, United States in 1910. She died after 1910, at the age of 78, and was buried in Cagle, Pickens, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard V Cook
Sarah Matilda Land
Marriage: 13 July 1848
Gazway N Cook
John Jackson Cook
Martha Rebecca Ann Cook
Issac Richard Cook
James Jasper Cook
George Washington Cook
William Henry Cook

Spouse and Children

13 July 1848
Georgia, United States



    John Jackson Cook


    Martha Rebecca Ann Cook



    James Jasper Cook


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Rebecca Bevins




    Jeremiah W Land


    Benjamin B Land


    Isaac Newton Land



    Rachel Catherine Land


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1835 · Treaty of New Echota

Age 2

A minority group of Cherokees including John Ridge, Major Ridge, Elias Boudinot, and Stand Waite, signed the Treaty of New Echota which ceded all Cherokee territory east of the Mississippi in exchange for five million dollars. The majority of Cherokees did not agree and 16,000 Cherokee signatures were gathered to protest the treaty. Boudinot and both Ridges were killed several years later by angry Cherokees for signing the treaty.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 20

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

Age 28

Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.

Name Meaning

1 English and German: topographic name from Old English land, Middle High German lant, ‘land’, ‘territory’.This had more specialized senses in the Middle Ages, being used to denote the countryside as opposed to a town or an estate.2 English: topographic name for someone who lived in a forest glade, Middle English, Old French la(u)nde, or a habitational name from Launde in Leicestershire or Laund in West Yorkshire, which are named with this word.3 Norwegian: habitational name from any of three farmsteads so named, from Old Norse land ‘land’, ‘territory’ (see 1 above).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah M Cook in household of Richard Cook, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah Cook in household of Richard Cook, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah Cook in household of Richard V Cook, "United States Census, 1910"

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