Leonard Cook

2 February 1814–5 January 1887 (Age 72)
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Leonard

When Leonard Cook was born on 2 February 1814, in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Ransom Harlow Cook, was 30 and his mother, Polly W. Olds, was 30. He married Susan Battenfeld in 1842, in Seneca, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Delaware Township, Hancock, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Jackson Township, Hardin, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. He died on 5 January 1887, in Forest, Jackson Township, Hardin, Ohio, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Leonard Cook
Susan Battenfeld
Marriage: 1842
Sarah Van Horn
Elizabeth E Cook
Elmer E. Cook
Elenora Cook
Lovery Elfucas Cook
Emma Jane Cook
Erastus Harlow Cook
Elnora E Cook
Louis Edward Cook MD

Spouse and Children


    Susan Battenfeld


Seneca, Ohio, United States


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 5

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 15

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 22

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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)

  • Leonard Cook, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lenard Cook, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Leonard Cook, "United States Census, 1860"

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