COOK

_____ John Cook . . . First Known Generation

John Cook is first found in the Russel County, Virginia censes.  Estimated birth date is around 1804.  He married Hannah Fields (b. ca 1812) daughter of John Fields and Unknown.  John and Hannah owned a farm lying  on Sandy Ridge, Indian Creek, and Weavers Creek in the area now known as Buchanan County.

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James Cook, b. 1831
Lavicy (Louisa) Cook, b. 1833
Isaac Newton Cook, b. 1836
Henry Jasper Cook, b. Apr. 9, 1837
Elijah Cook, b. 1839
Thomas J. Cook, b. 1839
John W. Cook, b. 1841, Russell Co., Va. married (1) Sept. 19, 1883 to Sarah Bradley, b. ca. 1842 and (2) March 16, 1889 to Julia Smith.
William Cook, b. 1843
George Washington Cook, b. Mar. 5, 1848
Edward Doctor Kerman Cook, b. 1846
Sarah A. Cook, b. 1850
Hannah Cook, b. May 9 1855, Russell Co., Va. married January 25, 1882 to Elihu Hess, b. ca 1859, (son of Aaron Hess and Jane Ball).
Jacob A. Cook, b. Mar. 31, 1859, Russell Co., Va.

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_____ Isaac Newton Cook . . . Second Generation

Isaac Newton Cook, b. 1836, Russell Co., Va. married (1) June 21, 1860 to Leah Cook, b. ca 1842, daughter of Henry Cook and Mary Polly (?) and (2) to Esta McGlothlin.   Isaac was a soldier in the Confederate Army.  He enrolled on March 29, 1862 and was in Company I, 16th KY.

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Louise Cook, b. March 12, 1861, married on November 7, 1879 to James Looney, b. ca 1858, son of W. Looney and Elizabeth (?).
William Flem Cook, born July 1, 1866
Mary A. Cook, b. ca 1869
Josephine Cook, b. ca 1870 married July 1, 1884 John Looney, b. ca 1865, son of Daniel Looney and Amy Yates.
Emily Jane Cook, b. ca 1873
Dock Emmitt Cook, b. Aug. 4, 1878
Ada Cook, b. ca 1878 married Unknown Deel
John Cook
Matilda Cook

Child of Isaac Newton Cook and Esta McGlothlin is:

1.  Leora Cook

_____ William Flem Cook . . . Third Generation

William Flem Cook was born July 1, 1866 and died on April 8, 1943.  He married Mary McGlothlin, born March 18, 1859 and died February 4, 1950.  Mary was the daughter of Harvey McGlothlin and Syridely Jackson.  Mary and Flem owned a farm near the top of the mountain called Back Hurricane in Buchanan County, Va.

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Sophia Mahalia Cook, b. Sept. 12, 1888
Ira C. Cook
Ethel Cook
Emory Peters Cook, b. July 29, 1859, d. May 14, 1937
Alden Cook, b. Aug. 26, 1899, d. Mar. 17, 1966, married Bessie Boyd, daughter of William A. Boyd and Nancy C. Duty
Artie Rell Cook
Thelma Cook
Isa Cook
Sherman Cook, b. Dec. 31, 1908, d. Mar. 16, 1946, married Ellie Street, b. Jan. 23, 1912, d. Mar. 13, 1974, daughter of John H. Street and Louise Jackson.  

_____ Sophia Mahalia Cook . . . Fourth Generation

Sophia Mahalia (Sofie) Cook, b. Sept. 27, 1888, d. Mar. 26, 1979, married John Henry Keen, son of Mathias Keen and Malinda Vandyke.  Sophia and John first lived at Little Garden, moved to Honaker, Va. for a short time and them on to Council, Virginia where they raised their family.  They owned a "country store" in Council and raised large gardens and tobacco.   

Children of Sophia Mahalia Cook and John Henry Keen are:

Ora Lee Keen, b. May 1, 1908, d. Oct. 1976, married Clarence Combs.
Ernest Keen, b. April 29, 1910, married Hazel Fields.
Ollie Keen married Dennis Keen, son of Garland B. Keen and Bertha Hale.
Carl Keen married Irene (Toots) Massey.
Marvin Willard Keen, b. Jan. 25, 1920, d. Dec.13, 1998, married Chloe Rema Ownbey, b. Aug. 29, 1920, d. Sept. 11, 1993, daughter of John Ellis Ownbey and Lucy Ellen Turner.
Malinda Pearl Keen, b. Nov. 2, 1917, married Sylvester Claude Wade, b. June 22, 1909, d. Apr. 25, 1991.
Perry Oliver Keen, b. May 6, 1922, d. Apr. 18, 1980, married Helen Wampler.
Beulah Keen, b. Apr. 16, 1925, married Thomas Messineo, b. May 22, 1920, d. Feb. 4, 1998, son of Joseph Messineo and Salvatric Amato.
Myrle Keen married Finley Nuckels.

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_____ Marvin Willard Keen . . . Fifth Generation

Please see the Keen Branch for a continuation of this line.

Please note I have included only my line of the Cook family.  Information on other branches of the John Cook family available upon request.  All rights reserved.

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