William Cook

1779–20 May 1847 (Age 68)
Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of William

When William Cook was born in 1779, in Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, General Joseph Cook, was 30 and his mother, Ruth Dewey, was 19. He married Iantha Gibbs on 18 June 1809, in Shoreham, Addison, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. He died on 20 May 1847, in Shoreham, Addison, Vermont, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Shoreham, Addison, Vermont, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Cook
1779–1847
Iantha Gibbs
1791–1830
Marriage: 18 June 1809
Dotha G Cook
1810–1887
Eliza A Cook
1810–1902
Sarah Maria Cook
1812–1892
Emma H Cook
1820–1841
David B Cook
1822–1833
Charlotte A. Cook
1826–1879
Marion Julia Cook
1830–1896

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
18 June 1809
Shoreham, Addison, Vermont, United States
children

(7)

    Female1810–1887Female

    Eliza A Cook

    Female1810–1902Female

    Sarah Maria Cook

    Female1812–1892Female

    Female1820–1841Female

    Male1822–1833Male

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

    Male1779–1847Male

    Milo Cook

    Male1783–1820Male

    Male1788–1863Male

    Daniel Dewey Cooke

    Male1792–Male

    Female1794–1872Female

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 2

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 2

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 21

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.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William Cook in entry for Charlotte Cook Sanders, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"
  • William Cook in entry for Charlotte Cook Landers, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • William Cook, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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