Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Cook

April 1855–4 July 1926 (Age 71)
Robertson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth "Betty"

When Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Cook was born in April 1855, in Robertson, Tennessee, United States, her father, Robert Greenwood Cook, was 23 and her mother, Mary J. England, was 19. She married Monroe Jones on 15 November 1874, in Robertson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 4, Fannin, Texas, United States for about 20 years and Justice Precinct 4, Rains, Texas, United States in 1910. She died on 4 July 1926, in Rains, Texas, United States, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Monroe Jones
Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Cook
Marriage: 15 November 1874
Mattie Jones
Mary Jane "Mollie" Jones
Nesbit W. Jones
Callie Jones
James Jones
Clarence G Jones

Spouse and Children

15 November 1874
Robertson, Tennessee, United States


    Mattie Jones


    Mary Jane "Mollie" Jones


    Nesbit W. Jones


    Callie Jones


    James Jones


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings




    James Levi Cook


    J. R. Cook


    Archibald "Archie" Davis Cook


    Charles Green Cook


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 7

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 20

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • M E Jones, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Betty Jones in household of M Jones, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary E Jones, "United States Census, 1910"

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