Gilbert Cook

1798–5 January 1886 (Age 88)
Lyme, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Gilbert

When Gilbert Cook was born in 1798, in Lyme, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States, his father, James Cook, was 38 and his mother, Clarissa Gilbert, was 32. He married Mary Potter on 13 April 1834. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Macedon, Macedon, Wayne, New York, United States for about 10 years and Palmyra, Palmyra, Wayne, New York, United States in 1880. He died on 5 January 1886, at the age of 88, and was buried in Palmyra Cemetery, Palmyra, Palmyra, Wayne, New York, United States.

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Gilbert Cook
Mary Potter
Marriage: 13 April 1834
Clarissa M. Cook
Thomas L Cook
George Cook

Spouse and Children


    Mary Potter


13 April 1834


    Clarissa M. Cook


    Thomas L Cook


    George Cook


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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

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.
1808 · Concord Becomes the Capital

Age 10

In 1808, Concord became the capital of New Hampshire. It was originally the Penacook Plantation given to the state by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 29

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.

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)

  • Gilbert Cook, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Gilbert Cook, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Gilbert Cook in household of Thomas Cook, "United States Census, 1880"

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