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
Iantha Gibbs
Marriage: 18 June 1809
Dotha G Cook
Eliza A Cook
Sarah Maria Cook
Emma H Cook
David B Cook
Charlotte A. Cook
Marion Julia Cook

Spouse and Children

18 June 1809
Shoreham, Addison, Vermont, United States



    Eliza A Cook


    Sarah Maria Cook




+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings




    Milo Cook



    Daniel Dewey Cooke



+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.

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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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