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Joseph William Cook (1831 - 1890)

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Joseph William Cook
Born in Locke, Cayuga, New Yorkmap
Husband of — married in Ostego, WImap
Died in Grant Township, Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo County, Iowamap
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Biography

…The next settlers [to Cerro Gordo County, Iowa] came in 1865. Among their number were J.W. Cook, Messrs King and Thompson, also Silan Noyes who sold to James Goodwin land which he first improved on Section 31. McReady Martin and Mr. Faulp settled in 1866 on Section 32, a year later, Charles Boothe came to the township. J.W. Cook became a resident of Cerro County and Grant Township in 1865. He brought 0 with him, and he invested 0 in land, devoting the balance to improvements. His property now includes 226 acres of land, in the best condition, one of the best planned barns in the county and a good residence. Mr. Cook was born in Locke, Cayuga Co., NY, Jan 14, 1831. The year following his birth the family moved to Ohio. There Mr. Cook's mother died in 1846, leaving seven children. His father still lives on the homestead in the Buckeye State. Mr. Cook, Sr., was born in the year 1800. His children are: Mrs. McCauley, James, the custodian of his father's interests; Nathan, settled in Lincoln township, Cerro Gordo county, and died in 1867; Lois, Mrs. Ezra Scoville, of Hebron, Neb.; Betsey, Mrs. Helsel, of Hillsdale Co., Mich.; Joseph W., and Euphemia, now Mrs. Henry B. Ogram, of Kossuth County. Mr. Cook shared in the family labors on the homestead farm until 1854, when he went to Columbia Co., Wis. There he married Zelia E., daughter of Frank and Elmira Folsom. Their children are - William M., Fremont E., Florence E., Sheridan G., Permelia E., Robert E., Bertha May and Maud E. James H. Dickerson, a member of Mr. Cook's family and associating with him in his farming interests, was born in Vermont, April 10, 1832. He went to Wisconsin in 1853 and enlisted in February in February, 1865, in Company E, 50th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry and was in the service of the Union for one year. He came to Iowa immediately after his discharge and has since been a resident of Cerro Gordo county.[1]
Joseph Williams' children are: Mrs. McCauley, James, the custodian of his father's interests; Nathan, settled in Lincoln township, Cerro Gordo county, and died in 1867; Lois, Mrs. Ezra Scoville, of Hebron, Neb.; Betsey, Mrs. Helsel, of Hillsdale Co., Mich.; Joseph W., and Euphemia, now Mrs. Henry B. Ogram, of Kossuth County. J.W. Cook became a resident of Cerro County and Grant Township in 1865. He brought $450 with him, and he invested $300 in land, devoting the balance to improvements. His property now includes 226 acres of land, in the best condition, one of the best planned barns in the county and a good residence. Mr. Cook was born in Locke, Cayuga Co., NY, Jan 14, 1831.[2]

Residency

Place: 1832-1854 - Resided in Ohio; 1854-1865, in Wisconsin; 1865 onward, Cerro Gordo County, Grant Township[3]

Census

Date: 25 SEP 1850
Place: USA, OH, Trumbull Cnty, Mecca Township
Living with Father, and brother James' family, in Mecca, Trumbull, Ohio
In 1850, Joseph Cook was a farmer.[4]
Date: 22 JUL 1870
Place: Grant, Cerro Gordo, Iowa - with family.[5]
Date: 1880
Place: Grant, Cerro Gordo, Iowa[6]

Marriage

Date: 28 NOV 1857
Place: Ostego, WI[7]

Occupation

Constable for Grant Township, Cerro Gordo County, From 1871 to 1872

Death

Date: 23 NOV 1890
Place: Grant Township, Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa[8]

Burial

Date: 25 NOV 1890
Place: Ellington Cemetery, Hancock County, near Miller, Iowa[9]

Sources

  • RootsWeb WorldConnect Project. A collection of family data sets submitted by researchers - not always reliable, but useful.
  • Family Search.org
  • Cook-Folsom Manuscript. Collection of small writings in ink and pencil - ca. 1880-1955. Some pieces used have dates (1904, 1955) printed on the page.
  • Cerro Gordo Historical Society, The Townships of Cerro Gordo County, 1871-1872
  • Merle Herbig Some Information on the Joseph William Cook Family (Seattle - 1985 -- 2 pages; Source Manuscript)
  • Merle Herbig, The Ancestry Chart of Merle Herbig (Seattle - 1985 -- 2 pages; Source Manuscript)
  1. Cerro Gordo Historical Society, History of Cerro Gordo County' (1896), Chapter 27, Pg. 863-864, Grant Township
  2. ibid.
  3. Written on a store receipt from the "Minot Grocery Co. - est. 1904" Joseph Wm. Cook was born Loche Cayuga County, N.Y. Jan 14, 1831. The following year the family moved to Ohio, where Joseph shared the family labors of the farm until 1854 when he went to Combia City, Wis. and was there married to Zelia Emily Folsom. He became a resident of Cerro Gordo Co., Grant Twp in 1865, bringing $450 with him. He invested $300 in land and spent the balance in improvements and on this farm he lived up to the time of his death Nov. 22, 1890 aged 59 years. Zelia Emily Folsom was born March 27, 1843 in Warren Tp, Trumble Co., Ohio. She is the mother of eleven chidren 7 girls and 4 boys. Minnie Elizabeth Cook the oldest was born Jan 2, 1859 and died when 18 months old. William Monroe Cook was born Nov 18.
  4. USA 1850 Census: Mecca, Trumbull, OH - line 13, house 1857, family 1931
  5. USA 1870 Census, Grant, Cerro Gordo, Iowa - Pg. 2, 15; 15 - continued to Pg. 3 Cook, Jos. W., 38, M, W, Farmer, $3,000, $1,000, NY Z. Emily, 28, f, w, keeping house, OH; Wm. M., 9, m, w, at school, WI; F. E., 6, m, w, at home, WI; Florence E, 5, f, w, at home, WI; S.G. Cook, 3, m, w, at home, Iowa.
  6. USA 1880 Census, Grant, Cerro Gordo, Iowa; Roll: 331; Family History Film: 1254331; Page: 228A; Enumeration District: 041; Image: 0662. Data: Text: Birth date: abt 1831 Birth place: New York
  7. Etchings of both Joseph W. Cook and his wife Zelia E. Cook. Merle's additions are the name of the minister.
    Zelia Emily Folsom married a Mr. Joseph W. Cook on 25 Nov 1857 at Otsego, Wisconsin. They were married by Rev. Charls Powers. Mr. Cook shared in the family labors on the homestead farm until 1854, when he went to Columbia Co., Wis. There he married Zelia E., daughter of Frank and Elmira Folsom. Their children are – William M., Fremont E., Florence E., Sheridan G., Permelia E., Robert E., Bertha May and Maud E. James H. Dickerson, a member of Mr. Cook’s family and associating with him in his farming interests, was born in Vermont, April 10, 1832. He went to Wisconsin in 1853 and enlisted in February in February, 1865, in Company E, 50th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry and was in the service of the Union for one year. He came to Iowa immediately after his discharge and has since been a resident of Cerro Gordo county.
  8. Mason City Times, 26 Nov 1890.
    Death called and took in its flight Mr. Joseph Cook on Sunday morning He leaves a wife and children to mourn the loss of one who is never forgotten. They have the sympathy of all.
  9. Mason City Times - 3 Dec 1890 - Grant Township
    Mr. Joseph Cook, an old and respected citizen of this township, died on Sunday last and was buried in the Ellington Cemetery on Tuesday. Mr. & Mrs. Henry Wetrock, of Thompson were in the vicinity last week to attend the funeral of her father, Mr. Cook.


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On 21 Oct 2015 at 14:58 GMT Bert (Cook) Crabb wrote:

Cook-3404 and Cook-12437 appear to represent the same person because: These two represent the same person down too living in Ohio in 1850



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