Dr. Ely Cook

Male29 January 1811–29 January 1878

Brief Life History of Ely

When Dr. Ely Cook was born on 29 January 1811, in Schenevus, Otsego, New York, United States, his father, Charles Cook, was 40 and his mother, Sylvia Sedgwick, was 36. He married Caroline D. Haskell on 7 December 1834, in Blandford, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Truxton, Cortland, New York, United States in 1850. He died on 29 January 1878, in Pompey, Onondaga, New York, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Delphi Falls Baptist Church Cemetery, Delphi Falls, Pompey, Onondaga, New York, United States.

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Dr. Ely Cook
Caroline D. Haskell
Marriage: 7 December 1834
Rosantha Cook
Adaline Cook
Aden Cook
Charles H. Cook
Emmaretta Cook
Frances Cook
Charles H Cook
Mary E Cook
Francis Cook

Sources (22)

  • Ely Cook, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Eli Cook, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Ely Cook, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 December 1834Blandford, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (7)


    Age 1

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

    Age 16

    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.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 19

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a cook, a seller of cooked meats, or a keeper of an eating house, from Middle English cok, coke, cook, couk, cuk(e) (Old English cōc) ‘cook’ or ‘seller of cooked foods’. See also Kew .

    Irish and Scottish: usually identical in origin with the English name (see 1 above), but in some cases a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cúg ‘son of Hugo’ (see McCook ).

    Americanized form (translation into English) of various European surnames meaning ‘cook’, such as German and Jewish Koch , Dutch Kook , Polish Kucharz and Kucharczyk , Slovenian and Croatian Kuhar , North German Kuk .

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

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