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Cook - George W.


Source: H. W. Beckwith History of Montgomery Co. Indiana (Chicago: HH Hill, 1881) p 570

George W. COOK, farmer and stock dealer, Darlington, born in Maryland, Montgomery County in 1808 is the son of Abraham and Violet ( WILSON) Cook, both natives of Maryland. They emigrated to Ohio in 1812 and settled in Clermont County, near Richmond. Abraham Cook was a farmer and shoemaker. George W's paternal grandfather was a native of Germany, and came to America in colonial times. His great paternal grandmother emigrated to America and died in Maryland. On his mother's side of the family his grandparents were formerly from Ireland. Mr. Cook was married in 1830 to Mary A.  CORBIN of Ohio, daughter of Nicholas & Nancy INLOSE (sic). The former died in 1848 and latter is still living and is nearly a centurian. By this marriage, he has 3 living children: Eleanor, John I. and Shederic. This first wife died in 1864 aged 48 years. He was married a second time, to Lucy A. WINTERS, daughter of John and ELizabeth Winters, by whom he has 3 children: Elizabeth, Louisa J, Abraham L. Mr. Cook has lived in Sugar Creek Twp on the same farm since 1834. In 1830 he entered 160 acres and now owns 600 acres, 200 of which is in Tippecanoe County. His early education was very limited, but his practical education and business judgement are good. He has several times been called to fill public offices; was once elected township trustee and once elected county commissioner against his will, which office he resigned. Mr. Cook is a republican of the first rank. His father, when 14, fought in the Revolution. His son, John I, fought in the late rebellion in the 11th Ind Vols, 3 years and was in the following battles: Ft. Donelson, siege of Vicksburg, Shiloh and was at New Orleans. He regards the history of his people and country with great reverence.

Source: Atlas of Montgomery Co IN (Chicago: Beers, 1878) p 52

COOK, George W., PO Darlington; Farmer and Stock Raiser, Sec 33; native of Montgomery Co OH; settled in this county in 1834
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