Joseph Thomas Cook

6 December 1808–17 August 1858 (Age 49)
Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Joseph Thomas

When Joseph Thomas Cook was born on 6 December 1808, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, his father, Lemuel Cook, was 23 and his mother, Sarah Ligon, was 22. He had at least 8 sons and 8 daughters with Lucinda Bates. He lived in Bodcaw Township, Hempstead, Arkansas, United States in 1850. He died on 17 August 1858, in Hempstead, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Falcon Cemetery, Falcon, Nevada, Arkansas, United States.

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Joseph Thomas Cook
Lucinda Bates
Amelia Catherine Cook
Sarah J Cook
Mary P. Cook
Lucinda M Cook
John T. Cook
Cornelia Cook
Martha A. Cook
James W Cook
Joseph F. Cook
Minerva Adaline (Addie) Cook
David W. Cook
Melvina B Cook
Henry C. Cook
Harvey Carl Cook
William Madison Cook
Finis B. Cook

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+11 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Mary Polly Cook


    Nancy Cook




    Lemuel Samuel Cook


+2 More Children

World Events (6)


Age 4

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 4

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1822 · Slave Rebellion

Age 14

"On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called ""the rising."" The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it."

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)

  • Joseph T Coon, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jas. T. Cook in entry for Mary Pocahontas Mckinney, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"
  • Joseph Thomas Cook, "Find A Grave Index"

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