Does anyone have information on John Cook b. 1783 in CT; died after 1860 (census that year he was in Amboy, Lee, IL)

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My 2nd great grandfather was John Cook (b. 1783 in Connecticut; d. after 1860). The only record I can find for him was 1860 census when he was living with my great grandfather (Henry P. Cook) in Amboy, Lee, IL. Has anyone researched this line to discover his birth date/place and parents? I have no information regarding his wife. They had 3 children: John Henry Powell Cook (b. 1824 in Herkimer, NY; d 1882 in Portage Co, OH); James Marin Cook (b. 1826 near Albany, NY; d. 25 Nov, 1896 in Findlay, Hancock, OH) and a daughter (birth and name unknown but I do know she was alive in 1894 per James M. Cook's obit and probably lived near Garrettsville, Portage, OH). Both Henry P and James M are buried in New Freedom Cemetery, Portage,Co, Ohio. Henry P. was married (about 1858) to Margaret Elizabeth Howe (b. 3 Mar 1838 in Lockport, Niagara, NY; d. 1907 in Walsenburg, Huerfano, CO, buried in Masonic Cemetery in Walsenburg). James Martin was married (25 Nov, 1856 at Bloomington, IL) to Angeline Depew (b. 7 Oct 1838 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN; d. 17 Feb 1922 in Willoughby, OH.). I've hit a wall in my research for John Cook and hoping someone else has researched the line and is willing to share information. Thanks.
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Birth appears to have been in CT. 

John Cook

United States Census, 1860

birth: 1783 Ct
residence: 1860 , Lee, Illinois
Name: John Cook
Event Type:  
Event Year:  
Event Place:  
Minor Civil Division: City Of Amboy
Age (Expanded): 77 years
Page: 218
Affiliate Publication Number: M653
GS Film number: 803198
Digital Folder Number: 4213703
Image Number: 00460

Citing this Record

"United States Census, 1860," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 15 Sep 2013), John Cook, 1860.

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)
Frank.  Thanks for the reply.  The data from the 1860 census I already have.  In fact, that's the only mention of John Cook in any records I've found.  However in the 1880 census, my great uncle James Martin Cooks states that his fater was born in Vermont. In 1860 and 1880 the mother is stated to be from England.

I've searched the death records for IL, OH and NY in hopes that I could find informaton regarding John Cook. Unfortunately, the period just after 1860 was the Civil War so there are many John Cooks buried in all 3 of those states with none pointing to my ancestor (he would have been too old to have fought in the war).

Again thanks for your response.



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