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David Cook

Male Between 1796 and 1799 - Between 1870 and 1880  (~ 74 years)


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  • Name David Cook  [1, 2
    Born Between 1796 and 1799  (?) Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 1870 and 1880  (?) Hill County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I2708  Nichols
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2014 

    Father James Cook,   b. Abt 1750, Unkn Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1812, Jefferson County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Margaret Hawthorne,   b. Abt 1755, (Poss) Liberty County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1820 and 1830, (?) Jefferson County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married Abt 1773  (?) Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F277  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Elizabeth Scarborough 
    Married 22 Feb 1821  Jefferson County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F902  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Hellen [Cook],   b. Abt 1829, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1900, (?) Hill County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married Abt 1850  (?) Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F903  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • ----- Original Message ----- From: "John & Elnora Wyrick" To: "Diana M Williams" Sent: Saturday, September 13, 2003 5:39 PM Subject: David Cook Hi Diana, Have you done any research on David Cook? I have put together what I've been able to find, this is the only "David Cook" that even looks like he could be ours but have no documentation to prove it. What do you think? Have attached my info. Hope you have time to take a look. Love, Elnora ************************************************************************ BLM-Land Grants; 4 Grants in Amite Co., MS to David Cook dated 1828 to 1833, do not know if they belonged to our David Cook or not? Have not at this point been able to find him in MS Census 1830-40; Texas General Land Grant: Found four grants, 2 in Hill Co., and 2 in Ellis Co., TX, one of the Hill Co., Grants was to Thos. J. Tenery and Patented by David W. Cook, all are 3rd Class- Headrights-Issued to those who arrived between 1 Oct 1837 & 1 Jan 1840, Head of family rec'd 640 acres. Single men rec'd 320 acres. All grants are for 320 acres, indicating a Single Man. Looks like his first wife was probably dead by then and he may have gone to TX with or shortly after Henry did. Since he married Elizabeth Scarborough in 1821 he could have had grown/ almost grown children by 1837-40 so, he was not considered a "Head of Family", if he had any children they had to be gone from home. What we need to find are; #1. 1830-40 census with/without children, #2. Deeds/Wills?? No Proof that any of this is for our David Cook. ************************************************************************ Marriages Found: David Cook to Elizabeth Scarborough, 22 February 1821 in Jefferson Co., MS, David Cook to Mary J. Cannon, 12 June 1842-Nacogdoches Co., TX; No Proof that either of these are our David Cook. ******************************************************************** POSSIBLE CENSUS FOR DAVID COOK 1850 Census, Smith Co., TX, Pg 55, 15 Oct. 1850, Line 18, HH# 182/182; David W. Cook, 51, WM, Farmer, Real Estate Value, $800., b. GA; Hellen, 22, WF, b. MS; 1860 Census, P.O. White Rock, Hill Co., TX, Pg 107, Sheet 45, 18 July 1860, Line28, HH# 391/364; David W. Cook, 61, WM, Farmer, Personal Value, $1,400, R.E. Value, $9,300, b. GA; Hellen, 33, WF, b. KY; *N.H. Stockman, 12, WF, b. AL; *Who could this be? 1870 Census, P.O. Hillsboro, Hill Co., TX, Prec., #1, Sheet 46, 29 July 1870, Line 11, HH# 329/329; Cook, David W., 71, WM, Farmer, Personal Value, $5,000, R.E.Value $8,000, b. GA; Hellen, 42, WF, b. in a River-Boat; **Lessard, Nancy, 22, WF, AL; Robert Lee, 1, WM, b. TX; *Patrick, 11, Blk M, b. TX; **Is this the young woman, is it the same young girl (N. H Stockman age 12), living with them on the 1860 census, is she a relative?? *this young man is listed as surname being "Lessard", is he a relative of Nancy Lessard or is he a Cook, is he really Black or is that a mistake?? Next house is a Black Family headed by a female, Julia Cook, age 26, b. MS, she has 6 children born in TX, their ages 2-12 and an older Black woman, Charlotte, age 53 b. in VA who has a 16 yr old son born in TX. 1880 Census Place: District 78, Hill, Texas Source: FHL Film 1255311 National Archives Film T9-1311 Page 425D Relation, Sex, Marr, Race, Age, Birthplace John PARKS, Self, M, M, W, 68, VA, Occ:Farmer, Fa: VA, Mo: VA; Elizabeth PARKS, Wife, F, M, W, 51, VA, Occ:K. House, Fa: VA, Mo: VA; Calvin PARKS, Son, M, S, W, 22, MO, Occ:Farmer, Fa: VA, Mo: VA; Mary PARKS, Dau, F, S, W, 19, TX, Fa: VA, Mo: VA; Welden PARKS, Son, M, W, 16, TX, Occ:Farm Worker, Fa: VA, Mo: VA; Robert PARKS, Son, M, W, 14, TX, Occ:Farm Worker, Fa: VA, Mo: VA; Virginia PARKS, Dau, F, W, 14, TX, Occ: School, Fa: VA, Mo: VA; *Ellen COOK, Other, F, W, W, 51, KY, Occ: Boarder, Fa: VA, Mo: --; *I have a copy of the actual census and it shows her name spelled (Ellen) also, I am convinced this is (Hellen Cook) the Widow of David W. Cook. 1900 Census, Hill Co., TX, Prec. #8, Enum. Dist. #51, Page 185A, Sheet 23, Line 42, HH# 404/413; Ruis/Buis, William M., Head, WM, Dec 1847, 52, Widow, b. MS, Parents NC, Occ. Merchant-Drygoods; James S., Son, WM, March 1879, 21, single, b. TX, Father MS, Mother TX, Occ. Salesman-Drygoods; William E., Son, WM, July 1882, 17, single, b. TX, Father MS, Mother TX, Occ. Salesman-Drygoods; Linch, Mary S., Sister in-law, WF, Sept 1857, 42, Widow, 1 child born, none living, b.TX, Parents TN, Occ., Land-Lord; Cook, Helen, Boarder, WF, Feb 1829, 71, Widow, 0 children born, b. KY, Father Ireland, Mother NC, no Occ; 1910 Census, Not Found; ************************************************************************ HILL COUNTY OLD SETTLERS Towns are in Alphabet order; Hillsboro Mirror, Wednesday August 16,1899. Hill County Old Settlers; The following is a list of the Hill County Old Settlers who joined the association to date with their address and the year in which they came to Texas, which was unavoidably crowded out of last weeks paper. Mrs. Hellen Cook - Hillsboro - 1859 ************************************************************ ----- Original Message ----- From: "DianaWilliams" To: "Wyrick Elnora" Sent: Saturday, September 13, 2003 6:53 PM Subject: David Just a quick look, but I think you have found him. Age looks right and birth in GA and in Hill Co. where Wm. Roberts and a lot of others of the family were makes it right on. Great!!! But I'll bet he had a first wife and some children. And why doesn't Helen have any later? Always new questions. Diana ----- Original Message ----- From: "DianaWilliams" To: "Wyrick Elnora" Sent: Sunday, September 14, 2003 11:21 AM Subject: Roberts Elnora, Look on Hill Co. 1870, pct. 5, first page. #1 is Ebenezer Roberts son of William #2 is William and Nancy Jane #3 son Anon #4 my Thomas Moreman and wife Eurydice (here as Eurittica) There are a lot of family, to me, there then. Several of the Roberts sisters and husbands came. I think Thomas Jefferson Bozeman was the first to follow uncle Henry and then came a flood from Hinds Co. William Roberts is in Smith Co. in 1860 and in Hinds Co. in 1850, but I think he came to TX in 1850 after the census. It would be interesting to know the boundaries of the precincts. I have not tried to do land records in Hill Co. as they have had several courthouse fires, the last just a few years ago. The Moreman family and probably Roberts, lived at Irene, which is on the eastern edge. Irene is not even listed in that list of Old Settlers. Most of my family, except for distant cousins, have left there before that list was compiled. I wonder what happened to Elizabeth Scarborough and whatever children she had? Must have died back in Hinds Co. or the children could have stayed. The John D. Roberts, you name, is probably no kin as he was b. in TN.William's father was James, b. in GA and grfather was John but his origin is unknown. They came to Jefferson co. in 1790. Diana ************************************************************** Henry's daughter Rebecca Dulaney (Cook) Hines also lived in Hill County. We have David marrying Elizabeth Scarborough in 1821 in Jefferson Co., MS, I cannot find him on the 1830 in Census in MS, suspect he may have gone to TX with Henry and Mary Polly. If he did go to TX, that might account for the Land Grant in Hill Co., (but what was he doing in Smith Co., in 1850), more questions? Was he the David Cook that married Elizabeth Scarborough in MS, did he have any children with her? Where and when did he marry this Hellen and what is her Surname? Need some research, wouldn't it be nice if he left a Will?

  • Sources 
    1. [S745] Texas, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1820-1890, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 1999;).
      Name: David Cook
      residence date: 1860
      residence place: Hill County, TX

    2. [S645] 1870 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data - 1870 U.S. census, population schedules. NARA microfilm publication M593, 1,761 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Record;), Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Precinct 1, Hill, Texas; Roll: M593_1591; Page: 398B; Image: 315; Family History Library Film: 553090.
      residence place: Hillsboro, Hill, Texas
      residence date: 1870
      residence place: Precinct 1, Hill, Texas, United States
      birth date: Bet. 17961799
      birth place: (?) Georgia
      Name: David Cook

    3. [S374] Diana Lucile Moreman- Williams.

    4. [S305] Assumed by Elnora Frances Cook-Wyrick.
      Location of birth is assumed by me, EFW

    5. [S305] Assumed by Elnora Frances Cook-Wyrick.
      Wife Hellen is listed as a widow on 1880 Census Hill Co., TX

    6. [S485] Marriage Records, Jefferson Co., MS-.


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