Finding Alexander Cook's (1845) parents!

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Hello, I am looking to verify the parents of Alexander Bazil Cook, born March 21, 1845 in Philadelphia, PA. He is listed in the 1850 Census as "Alex Cook" age 5, 6th Ward, Kensignton District, Philadelphia, PA

At age 35, he is listed in the 1880 census in Camden, NJ living on Taylor Street. His son, my great-grandfather is also named Alexander Bazil Cook and was born 10/17/1886 in Camden, NJ

In the 1895 NJ State Census, he is listed as 50 and married to Catherine Crowers. I believe this is a 2nd marriage. My grandfather spoke of the Crowers family so that ensures this is the same person.

I believe his father was Archibold B Cook, born 1812 and mother may have been Jane Gregory, born 1819 but I am unable to verify this. Any help verifying his parents and siblings would be GREATLY appreciated!!
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Hello. I am also the great-granddaughter of Alexander. I have some books in which Jennie (Jane) Harley Cook wrote family history and she listed Jane Gregory of Edenboro Scottland and Archibald Cook of Northern Ireland as Alexander's parents. I am in the process of trying to locate the paperwork from Ellis Island to see when these two arrived in America.

In addition, the father of Catherine is listed as John George Crowers born in Philadelphia in 1819. His father is listed as Robert George Crowers born in Germontown in 1790. It goes on to say that Roberts father was named Rudolph Crowers, no birthdate  or place but it says he was supposedly French Canadian.

I would love to swap information with you! Please feel free to contact me at Patty121816@yahoo.com
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