John Cook

1795–1905 (Age 109)
Greenbriar, Chesterfield, Virginia, United States

The Life of John

When John Cook was born on 3 October 1795, in Greenbriar, Chesterfield, 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 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Greenbrier Parish, Greenbrier, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Greenbrier, Virginia, United States in 1860. He died before 1905, in Virginia, United States, at the age of 108.

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John Cook
Edna Scruggs
Marriage: 22 October 1836
Elizabeth Susan Cook
Thomas Micheal Cook
William George Cook

Spouse and Children

22 October 1836
Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States


Parents and Siblings




    James COOK



    Millanda COOK



+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

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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Sources (3)

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

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