Paulina L. Cook

1822–12 October 1853 (Age 31)
Lamoille, Vermont, United States

The Life of Paulina L.

When Paulina L. Cook was born in 1822, in Lamoille, Vermont, United States, her father, Jonathan Cook, was 30 and her mother, Sarah (Sally) Felshaw, was 26. She married Simeon M. Bassett on 21 May 1839, in Morristown, Lamoille, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont, United States in 1850. She died on 12 October 1853, in Morristown, Lamoille, Vermont, United States, at the age of 31, and was buried in Morristown, Lamoille, Vermont, United States.

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Family Time Line

Simeon M. Bassett
Paulina L. Cook
Marriage: 21 May 1839
Albert S Bassett
William H. Bassett
Jennie Bassett

Spouse and Children

    Simeon M. Bassett



21 May 1839
Morristown, Lamoille, Vermont, United States


    Albert S Bassett


    William H. Bassett


    Jennie Bassett


Parents and Siblings



    Sarah T. Cooke


    Julliett M. Cooke




    Jane Elizabeth Cook


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World Events (5)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 8

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 10

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

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)

  • Palina Bassett in household of Simeon M Bassett, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Paulina in entry for Albert S. Bassett, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"
  • Pauline Bassett in entry for Jennie Bassett, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"

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