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2037. Cook, Sybel, wf of Titus R. and dau of the late Capt. William Hall, of Phelps, d 2/25/23 in Scauys (sic) (3-3/5)
The surrogate record of Laura Carter:
Percy COOK, Minard COOK, John COOK whose places of residence are unknown to your petitioners, and other, to petitioners unknown, descendants of Sophia COOK her deceased maternal aunt.
From other records Sybil Hall m Titus R Cook and died in 1823. He then married Sophronia Kennedy who I find living in Jackson Co, MI as were Percy & Minard on census records for MI so Sophia was not Titus' second wife. Did Sophia also marry a Cook? Or is the surrogate record wrong and should have stated Sophia's sister Sybil? For now I have left the children as sons of Titus and Sybil but more research is needed. ____________________________________________________________________ Some Cook's found early in Seneca Co Jabex Cook 1806 jury list - Junius David Cook 1806 surveyer of Waterloo Capt Nathan Cook one of the first settlers of town of Fayette, 1804 jury list Washington, 1811 Fayette Silas Cook 1815 jury list Ulysses COOK Sarita Cook-Kelly, email@example.com April 30, 2000 I am researching the Cook surname in Seneca county. From census records I have located JESSE COOK and his wife HARRIETT TURNER in the town of Fayette in 1810. Also from this census, Jesse Cook is surrounded by Cook family heads in the names Nathan, Samuel, and Nathan Jr. JESSE COOK had a son GEORGE W. COOK (b. circ 1807-1808). I believe George W. Cook married LUCRETIA BATES and had at least one child DAVID ALEXANDER COOK. I would like to collaborate with anyone else who might be working on this line or surnames. _____________________________________________________________________ Scauys was an early name for Waterloo http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~springport/pictures46/00004638.html MR. DELAFIELD'S SURVEY OF SENECA COUNTY. 394 ......At Little Falls, Rome, Jack?s Rift, Seneca Falls, and Scauys, he was obliged to pass the falls and rapids by carrying his boat and baggage across the portages on wheels. 398 [ASSEMBLY The rapids of the Seneca river at ****Scauys, or Scauas****, attracted an industrious population to its vicinity, and a village soon sprang into being. It had advanced so rapidly that the need of a grist mill was much felt. Mr. Samuel Bear determined to erect one of good dimensions, sufficient to supply the wants of all the neighboring country. The brothers Yost were the mill-wrights, who applied themselves diligently upon the frame work, that it might be covered early in the season. The posts and girths, the sills and plates, in short every piece was accurately worked, and was ready to be framed, when it was discovered that all the force of the neighborhood was inadequate to raise the first bent. Mr. Yost was in the constant habit of attending church at Geneva, and while in that place mentioned his dilemma to the officiating minister, who advised Mr. Yost to have boats prepared and in readiness at Geneva on the following Sunday. The day arrived, and after the services were ended, the minister explained the case to his hearers, when a suggestion was made that every willing hand should at once be lent to a work of such necessity to the welfare of all. The proposition was adopted by acclamation, the boats were manned, and before darkness had shnt out the day, the last bent was raised and the whole frame pinned together. Order, quietness, and propriety prevailed, and the citizens of Ontario returned to their homes, conscious of doing good to their fellow-men, unconscious of error, and trusting that the motive and intention would be viewed with lenity, if not with entire approbation.
http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyseneca/bear.htm Samuel Bear, First permanent white settler of Seneca Co., NY .....Continuing on up the western shore of Cayuga Lake, he pitched his tent in Scauyes. For some reason there was a marked difference in the lands north and south of the outlet, those on the south being regarded as much more valuable. A journey was made to Albany were Bear purchased three hundred acres of lot No. 4, fifty acres of lot No. 5, and a portion of lot No. 3, all being bounded on the north by Seneca Outlet...............The mill soon became a point of settlement, and various persons located near by, so that, as we shall have occasion to mention, another mill was erected, a town plat made, and the foundations of Waterloo laid."... p. 15 "The Indian village called Scauyes was once the home of Seneca Indians, who had purchased from the Cayugas. The place was pleasant and prosperous, and orchards bloomed in their season, and the ears of corn plucked from the neighboring fields contributed to the autumnal feasts. A force detached by Sullivan under command of Colonel Harper destroyed the village and laid waste the fields........The circumstances appearing favorable for the growth here of a village, S. Bear caused a survey and plat of the land to be made by ***David Cook*** in 1806.