Susan Jane Earl

1826–November 1895 (Age 69)
Seneca, Ontario, New York, United States

The Life of Susan Jane

When Susan Jane Earl was born in 1826, in Seneca, Ontario, New York, United States, her father, Jesse Earl, was 33 and her mother, Jane Hooker, was 37. She married Hiram Cook on 4 July 1847, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Tebo Township, Henry, Missouri, United States in 1870 and Deepwater Township, Bates, Missouri, United States in 1880. She died in November 1895, in Missouri, United States, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

Hiram Cook
Susan Jane Earl
Marriage: 4 July 1847
George Willis Cooke
Mary E. Cook
Perry Cook
Charles Franklin Cook
Lois Cook
Alfred Cook
Jesse Earl Cook
William M. Cooke
Carrie Amelia Cook

Spouse and Children

4 July 1847
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Jesse Earl


    Jane Hooker




+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 1

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.
1829 · Missouri State Library

Age 3

The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.
1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 21

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.

Name Meaning

English: originally, like most of the English names derived from the ranks of nobility, either a nickname or an occupational name for a servant employed in a noble household. The vocabulary word is a native one, from Old English eorl ‘nobleman’, and in the Middle Ages was often used as an equivalent of Norman count.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Susan Cook in household of Hiram Cook, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Susan J Cook in household of Hiram Cook, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Susan J Cook in household of Hiram Cook, "United States Census, 1850"

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