John Cook

3 October 1795–before 1905 (Age 109)
Greenbrier, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Cook was born on 3 October 1795, in Greenbrier, Virginia, United States, his father, John Cook, was 40 and his mother, Mary Fleshman, was 27. He married Edna Scruggs on 22 October 1836, in Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Greenbrier Parish, Greenbrier, Virginia, United States in 1850. He died before 1905, in Virginia, United States, at the age of 109.

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Family Time Line

John Cook
1795–before 1905
Edna Scruggs
1814–1875
Marriage: 22 October 1836
James Madison Cook
1828–1911
Elizabeth Susan Cook
1838–1864
Thomas Micheal Cook
1840–1866
William George Cook
1844–1876

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 October 1836Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States
  • Children

    (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (14)

    +9 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 5
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
    1812 · Monumental Church Built
    Age 17
    The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
    1824 · "Mary Randolph Publishes ""The Virginia Housewife"""
    Age 29
    “The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Cookson
    Cocke
    Coke
    Kuhar
    Cooke
    Kew

    Sources (3)

    • John Cook, "United States Census, 1850"
    • John Cook, "United States Census, 1860"
    • John Cook, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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