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Amanda Josephine (Powell) Cook (1847 - 1884)

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Amanda Josephine Cook formerly Powell
Born in Cass, Illinois, United Statesmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 23 Feb 1869 in Chandlerville, Cass, Illinois, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Virginia, Cass, Illinois, United Statesmap
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Profile last modified 27 Sep 2019 | Created 26 Feb 2019
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Birth 28 Aug 1847. Virginia, Cass, IL, USA.


  • 1860. Virginia, Cass, IL, USA.
  • 1870-1880. Ludlow, Champaign, IL USA.

Marriage 23 Feb 1869. Chandlerville, Cass, IL, USA to William Bartley Cook.

Baptism 11 Jan 1872. Ludlow Church of Christ, Ludlow, Champaign, IL, USA.

Death 13 Jun 1884. Virginia, Cass, IL, USA. (consumption)

Buried 1884. Powell Cemetery, Chandlerville, Cass, IL, USA.


  1. Miranda J. Cook, b. Jan 1873. Ludlow, IL, d. abt 1918, Kankakee, IL. (never married, confined to Kankakee State Mental Hosp due to epilepsy)
  2. Davis Cook, b. Jan 1875, Ludlow, IL, d. 4 Mar 1875, Ludlow, IL. (died young)
  3. James Yancy Cook, b. 6 Jan 1876, Ludlow, IL, d. 13 Aug 1933, Stevens, MN. Married 22 Jan 1902, Shelby Co, KY to Mary Francis Perry, b. 3 Jun 1884, Waddy, KY, d. 26 Nov 1979, Morris, MN. (7 sons, 3 daughters)
  4. Elizabeth Fannie "Lydia" Cook, b. 27 Jan 1879, Ludlow, IL, d. 5 Jul 1907, Paxton, IL. Married 25 Jan 1898, Champaign Co, IL to William Henry Walker III, b. 21 Jan 1873, Ludlow, IL, d. 18 Jun 1933, Ludlow, IL. (2 sons, 1 daughter)
  5. John Franklin Cook, b. 11 Jan 1882, Ludlow, IL, d. 11 Jun 1964, Urbana, IL. Married 17 Jun 1905, Paxton, IL to Gail Bonner, b. 6 Oct 1888, Ludlow, IL, d. 10 Sep 1963, Galton, IL. (6 sons, 6 daughters)


  • FSFTID 9ZWL-D5J. [1]
  • Ancestry Family Trees. [2]
  • 1860 U.S. Federal Census. Census Place: Virginia, Cass, Illinois; Roll: M653_160; Page: 69; Family History Library Film: 803160.
  • 1870 U.S. Federal Census. Census Place: Ludlow, Champaign, Illinois; Roll: M593_193; Page: 152A; Family History Library Film: 545692.
  • 1880 U.S. Federal Census. Census Place: Ludlow, Champaign, Illinois; Roll: 179; Page: 161C; Enumeration District: 013.
  • Illinois, County Marriage Records, 1800-1940. Various Illinois County collections.
  • Illinois, Marriage Index, 1860-1920. Original data: Illinois State Marriage Records. Online index. Illinois State Public Record Offices.
  • Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947. Index entries derived from digital copies of original records.
  • Web: Illinois, Select Deaths Index, 1877-1916. Original data: Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916. Illinois State Archive. [3]
  • U.S. Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current. [4]
  • Detailed information provided verbally from memory of granddaughter, Shirley (Cook) Williams, during interview by Jack Briggs (ca.1995).

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