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Joel Cook (abt. 1750 - aft. 1816)

Joel Cook
Born about [location unknown]
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died after after about age 66 [location unknown]
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Joel was born about 1750. Joel Cook ... [1]

Joel was born before 1755. He passed away after 1816.

Research Notes

Per blog of profile manager, Roberta Estes, some connection may be between Clayton Cook and Joel Cook, this is uncertain and needs further research.

1810 Personal Property Tax List, Russell County, Virginia: Shows a Clayton Cook, Joel Cook and a John Cook.*hjywa6*_gcl_dc*R0NMLjE2Mjg2MzQwNjcuQ091V3g5YTlwX0lDRlVUcndBb2RBNlFEblE.&_ga=2.9822195.731410416.1634323083-1342678294.1628111423

Also in Russell, Virginia (and so may be the same Joel as above):

United States Census 1820:
Name Joel Cooks
Event Date 1820
Event Place Dickensonville, Russell, Virginia, United States
Page 138  :
Males age 1-10 One, age 26-45 One
Females age 1-10 Two, age 26-45 One

Source: "United States Census, 1820," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 5 November 2021), Joel Cooks, Dickensonville, Russell, Virginia, United States; citing p. 138, NARA microfilm publication M33, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 141; FHL microfilm 193,700.

Parent Possibilities

Notes below on all possible parents, of the right age, who lived in the area with various Cook, Cooke, Koch spellings: these are not in order of best to worst canidates. Morrison-4392 Please contribute more sources for the canidates and information, as well as any additonal Joel Cook's the Wikitree researchers find !

1. Adam Michael COOK Koch VanKough, BIRTH 15 Aug 1720-1722 Germanna Colony, Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States, DEATH13 dec 1773 Culpeper, Culpeper, Virginia, United States

Adam's parents: Johann MICHAEL COOK Koch Loch VanKough VonKeugh KOUGH (1695–1775) and Mary BARBARA REINER Reiners (1686–1775) one conflicting tree has Adam's parents as Reuben Cooke (1660–1751) and Hannah Atkinson (1665–1758) Adam's Spouse: Barbara Elizabeth Fleishmann (the LNAB is not verified however they seem to have named at least one son Peter and maybe another with the middle name Fleishmann) and there is a marriage record for Adam and Barbara in 1739. Barbara Elizabeth Fleishmann, BIRTH 17 Mar 1732 Culpepper, Culpepper, Virginia, United States, DEATH1796 Culpepper, Virginia, United States. Their children are listed as in trees as; Peter Fleishman (1752–1832), John Fleishman (1754–1836), Catherine (1755–), Adam (1757–1776), Margaret (1758–), John (1759–), Barbara (1760–), Daniel (1763–1823), Frederick (1765–), Elizabeth (1766–), Rhoda Ann (1770–1851), Michael (1773–1844), Ephraim (1775–1806), George (1777–1865), Some trees also list two other older sons : Michael (1747–) and Frederick (1750–).

Reasoning they are a candidate, Brunswick county Virginia, where daughter Sarah was born, was formed in 1749 from Orange County. And it's about 140 to the North to Culpepper where these canidates lived. Joel if born in 1750, being older, could have been off the records and left home already, or he could be a twin to Frederick. More reasearch is pending and records to verify above. They did have a grandson named Joel born in 1795 who married Nancy Farley in 1820 in Virginia. These Cook descendants most all migrated on to middle Indiana, (Hamilton, Rush, Harrison, Hancock Counties ) same as Clayton Cook family. View this family (although light on sources) at There are a couple of other good candidates in this same family, (siblings and cousins of Adam Michael Cook above) for being the father/parent of this profile. They include George Johann Cook born 1723, and any children of Ludtovich Cook-Koch born 1690, which would be cousins to Adam Michael. .

Eliminated Canidates:

Joel Cook born 1759 son of William Cook and Mary Dempsey (uncertain LNAB). Looking at them because they migrated to Sumner County, Tennessee and had a daughter Sarah. However in 1775 when our profiled Joel's daughter Sarah was born, they would have still been in Bertie, North Carolina where he married Bellison Floyd on 26 Mar 1784. This Joel married second 09 May 1797, also in Bertie County, North Carolina, Patience Brassell and their daughter Sarah was not born until 11 Mar 1808 in Sumner, Tennessee.


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  • Sarah, his daughter, gives his name as her father in her War of 1812 pension application.

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DNA Connections
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Joel by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Joel:

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The Joel Cook in Russell County, VA in 1820 and 1830 is much too young to be this Joel Cook who had to have been born at least 20 years before his daughter, Sarah, who was born in 1775.
posted by Roberta Estes
Cook-38202 and Cook-18861 appear to represent the same person because: this is the same person
posted by Kathy (Urbach) Nava
I just added to Clayton Cook's profile Cook-24612 ; which I just posted above all the records I found. He had a wide migration path, from Russell VA , Floyd, KY Hamilton County, Indiana and finally died in Laclede County, Missouri. May give us new places to look for your Joel with a closer birth date to your estimate. I also see Clayton had a brother named Artice S. born about 1770. Would not be surprised if your Joel would not have named a child Artie or Alice. Wish I had returned from my trip a bit sooner and seen to join the challenge.

And, You bet Cousin Roberta ! It's the least I could do for all you have taught me and so many others. Will post anything else I find in Research Notes right on the profile if you like, not to clutter the page or you may post what you like from these comments, and archive afterward, whichever.

posted on Cook-38202 (merged) by Loretta Morrison
Not registered for the Roberta Estes Week 41 WikiTree Challenge.... but might have a lead on what happened to this ancestor Joel Cook ? I don't see a thread here for him anyplace where people are working on him? He could have married an Elizabeth and went to next door Greene County, KY and Christian County KY, if this tree on Geni has the dates wrong ? See link Or, this could be a good lead on a son or grandson ? A descendant might consent to DNA. My husband and I's birth families are from that area, so was familiar with the close distance between the two counties.

Also, see the Clayton Cook he was associated with, per Roberta's recent piece I received earlier today. Clayton Cook in the 1810 Census of Floyd County .......

Exploring Ancestry records and trees... this tree has a Joel Cook not born until 1783 though as a sibling of Roberta's aforementioned Clayton Cook . He married Elizabeth Ring . This Joel also had a son Joel Cook, Jr. See: . Also see Find A Grave for Clayton Cook . I think there is a connection as the migration paths are almost exact. Also family names carried down etc. I know she said no Y-line test of any male for her Cook, maybe some connections to some of the descendants autosomal DNA in Clayton Cook tree? I just found Clayton's profile on Wikitree and improved and added the sources and notes I have found so far. It is profile Cook-24612

posted on Cook-38202 (merged) by Loretta Morrison
edited by Loretta Morrison
Thank you so much for this. I'm not supposed to be looking this week, so I'm trying not to peek. I do know that in Russell County, there was another Joel that married an Elizabeth Ring. I don't know what happened to this couple.

According to the Russell County deeds, this Joel Cook's wife was "Alcy" which I presume was short for Alice. Of course, he could have remarried. This Joel that married Elizabeth Ring could have been his son, or they could have been two distinct lines.

posted on Cook-38202 (merged) by Roberta Estes
edited by Roberta Estes

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