Person:Jacob Cook (11)

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Jacob Cook
b.abt. 1743 Germany
d.25 December 1818 Rockingham County, Virginia
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Name Jacob Cook
Alt Name Jacob Koch
Gender Male
Birth? abt. 1743 Germany
Death? 25 December 1818 Rockingham County, Virginia

Jacob Cook was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Records of Jacob Cook in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:


  • Vol. 2 - Cook vs. Cook--O. S. 304; N. S. 108--Bill, 6th December, 1819, by Jacob Cook, son of Jacob Cook of Rockingham, who died 25th December, 1818, intestate, leaving children, viz: Orator, Valentine; Elizabeth, wife of Adam Powlass (Paulis), living in Augusta; John, living in Botetourt; Barbara, wife of Henry Frezner, living in Ohio; Catharine, wife of James Hanna, living in the Genessee; Polly, wife of Jacob Deal, living in Ohio. Defendants claim that plaintiff was born before marriage of father and mother. 10th October, 1820, John Widick, aged 41, deposes, in Robertson County, Tenn., he lived near neighbor of Cooks in Rockingham. Jacob, Jr., evidently moved to the Western Country. 12th June, 1821, John Boyers deposes, in Rockingham, John, son of Cook, Sr., married a daughter of John Rine of Keezletown. 12th June, 1821, Michael Earman deposes, he knew Cook and wife before their marriage in Pennsylvania. She lived in York County, Penna. She was sister of John Rine. Jacob Shirey deposes, Peter Barnhart was a school teacher as was also Jacob's father. 27th June, 1821, Jacob Shirey, Jr., deposes, his (?) sister Ann lived near Cook, Sr., and married John Aldaffer. Old man Cook told deponent that his son Jacob who lived out on Cumberland River had sent him a bottle full of oil that was procured from a spring in the river and said it would be a good thing for every kind of complaints, pains, &c., &c. John Rine deposes, that he lived with his father's family in York County, Penna. His sister returned from Baltimore in company with Cook (after her confinement) and they were married. He understood that Cook had been purchased by a Mr. Sly, a sort of relation, to serve for his passage from Europe. His sister was pregnant by Nicholas Trorobaugh.