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Amos Augustus Cook
March 1840 - May 20, 1902
From the Archives - Jennings County Public Library

    Amos Cook lived most of his life near Lancaster in Jefferson County. He served in the Civil War in in Company F of the 28th U.S.C.I. and was a member of the Melville Thomas Post No. 515 of the G.A.R. which was organized on August 20, 1887 in 1891 its location was changed to Paris. The medal he is wearing signifies his membership in the G.A.R. He is buried in Nelson Cemetery in Lancaster, Jefferson County. His son Benjamin Harrison Cook lived in Jennings County and served in World War I in the 809th Pioneer Infantry. There are still descendants here in Jennings County.

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