Meriam Cook

27 January 1820–
Sheridan, Chautauqua, New York, United States

The Life of Meriam

When Meriam Cook was born on 27 January 1820, in Sheridan, Chautauqua, New York, United States, her father, Josiah Cook, was 72 and her mother, Meriam Shephard, was 64. She was buried in Augusta, Augusta, Oneida, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Josiah Cook
1747–1817
Meriam Shephard
1755–1834
Miriam Cook
1772–1807
Mary Mercy Cook
1774–
Elizabeth Cook
1776–1804
Dan Cook
1778–1778
Josiah Cook
1779–1821
Joseph A Cook
1781–1821
Ebenezer Cook
1783–1820
Barnabas Cook
1785–1868
Jonathan Cook
1788–1869
Paul Cook
1790–1815
Sally Cook
1792–1863
Silas Cook
1794–1868
Orange Russel Cook
1796–1844
Philander Cook
1799–1879
Meriam Cook
1820–

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World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 7

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.
1863

Age 43

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a cook, a seller of cooked meats, or a keeper of an eating house, from Old English cōc (Latin coquus). There has been some confusion with Cocke .2 Irish and Scottish: usually identical in origin with the English name, but in some cases a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cúg ‘son of Hugo’ ( see McCook ).3 In North America Cook has absorbed examples of cognate and semantically equivalent names from other languages, such as German and Jewish Koch .

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

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