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John Cook was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records of John Cook in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - SEPTEMBER, 1798 (H to Z). - John Cook and Susanna, his wife, heirs-at-law of Thos. Stephenson vs. John Cooper--Ejectment. 200 acres in Augusta. Copy grant by Harrison, 1784, to Jno. Tate for 400 acres by survey, 1782, near South Mountain on Pine Run, a branch of So. River. James Brownlee's line.
- __ _____, ____-(undated, abt. 1798-1799)-John Cook, administrator of Thomas Stevenson.
- Vol. 2 - John Hughes vs. Jacob Swallow's representatives--O. S. 306; N. S. 109-- Bill, December, 1819. In 1803 orator purchased tract in Augusta on Piney Run from Jacob Swallow. It was conveyed 11th March, 1785, by John Tate to Thomas Stephenson, who died, intestate, and the land descended to his three daughters, viz: Susannah, wife of John Cook; Mary, wife of Jacob Swallow; wife of William Hughes, mother of orator, who died, intestate, when orator was infant only 3 days old and he inherited 1/3 of her interest. Mrs. Swallow died without children. Jacob moved about the State, then went West and there died, testate. Will in Augusta dated 27th October, 1817. Paul Koontz lived in Maryland and is now dead. William Koontz lives in Maryland. Polly Smith, wife of Jacob Smith, lives in Indiana. William Koontz (executor of Jacob Swallow) and Sarah Keller and her husband, Ludwick Keller, live in Rockingham. Samuel Gibson deposes, 14th April, 1821, at house of Thomas Brown in Augusta, he was born and raised in Pennsylvania and resided near neighbors to Thomas Stevenson or Stinson and went to school there with his children; also knew him in Virginia after he moved. John Huse was recognized as Thomas' grandson by his daughter Jane (?), who married William Huse. They were married in Pennsylvania. John is not the son of _____ Cooper, who married Rachel Stinson. The Coopers removed from this country 20-30 years ago. David Brand deposes, as above, John was son of Mrs. Mary Huse. Maj. William Wilson ditto, was well acquainted with William Hughes, who said John was his son. Deed, 25th March, 1805, by Jacob Swallow and John Cook and Susannah, heirs of Thomas Stephenson, deceased, to John Hughes, their interest in tract on Pine Run, 200 acres.
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