Abraham Cook

8 September 1774–20 April 1778 (Age 3)
Warrington Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Abraham

When Abraham Cook was born on 8 September 1774, in Warrington Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Jacob Cook, was 28 and his mother, Mary John, was 22. He died on 20 April 1778, in York, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 3.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Cook
1746–1809
Mary John
1751–1828
Isaac Cook
1772–1824
Abraham Cook
1774–1778
Mary Cook
1777–1804
Lydia Cook
1779–1828

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 2

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 2

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 2

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

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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  • Births in family of Jacob Cook and Mary his wife at Menallen Mm, Adams, PA 1772-1779: Isaac 1772, Abraham 1774-1778, Mary 1777, Lydia 1779

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