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Ch 1 - Sterling   |   Ch 2 - Martha   |   Ch 3 - Elizabeth   |   Ch 3.7 - Andrew W Halford   |   Ch 4 - Joel   |   Ch 5 - Frances
Ch 6 - Benjamin   |   Ch 7 - William B.   |   Ch 7.1 - Frances Jane   |   Ch 7.1.2 - Cynthia F. Sears   |   Ch 7.3 - Thomas D.
Ch 7.4 - William Marble   |   Ch 7.6 - Mary A.   |   Ch 7.7 - Benjamin A.   |   Ch 7.8 - Elizabeth M.   |   Ch 7.11 - Mahala E.
Ch 8 - Catherine   |   Ch 8.1 - Alfred R. Hicks   |   Ch 8.2 - Mary A. Hicks   |   Ch 8.3 - Mahala Hicks   |   Ch 8.4 - Martha J. Hicks
Ch 8.5 - James J. Hicks   |   Ch 8.6 - William B. Hicks   |   Ch 8.7 - Catherine Hicks   |   Ch 8.8 - Frances Hicks   |   Ch 9 - Mary

Descendants of Frances Harris

Chapter 5 of Part III -- Descendants of Wooten Harris

By Garda M. Hodgson

CHILDREN OF FRANCES HARRIS AND JONATHAN A. COOK
(Child #5 of Wooten Harris and Frances Adams)

Frances Harris3 (Wooten2, Isaac1) was born June 14, 1793, in that section of Burke County, North Carolina, that became part of Rutherford County after 1795. She married Jonathan Alexander Cook on December 25, 1811, in Rutherford County, North Carolina. He was born October 20, 1793, in North Carolina. They moved to Tennessee in about 1818 at the same time as the rest of the Harris family. At first they were living in Hickman County, but when Wayne County was formed from Hickman County in 1819, their home was in that county. Later, shortly before 1830, the Harris clan moved to Illinois. Jonathan and Frances Cook made their home in Christian County where Frances died on March 23, 1864. Jonathan Alexander Cook died December 27, 1876, in Sharon Township, Fayette County, Illinois.

The birth and death dates of Frances and Jonathan Cook and their children and some of their grandchildren were found in the Cook Family Bible which was published in the Fayette County Genealogical Society Quarterly, Fayette Facts, Vol. VIII, No. 3, p. 63.

    Children:
    1. + Sarah "Sally" COOK b 3 Dec 1812; m Jonathan KELLEY
    2. Selah COOK b 24 Jun 1814, Rutherford Co., NC
    3. Frances COOK b 4 Mar 1816, Rutherford Co., NC
    4. + Benjamin Harris COOK b 13 Jun 1818; m 1st Elzira KELLEY; m 2nd Emeline "Emily" (BURRIS) NAPLES
    5. Mary "Polly" COOK b 22 May 1821, Wayne Co., TN; m 27 Aug 1838, Fayette Co., IL, Isaac LANDERS
    6. + William Thomas COOK b 19 Aug 1823; m 1st Minerva RILEY; m 2nd Mary M. HINTON
    7. Drucilla COOK b 3 Jan 1827, Wayne Co., TN.
    8. Ashley R. COOK b 21 Jul 1830, Christian Co., IL.
    9. Elizabeth COOK b 9 Dec 1831, Christian Co., IL: m 13 Feb 1857, Christian Co., IL, Benjamin RHODES [s/o Anderson RHODES (Alex1) and Susannah HARRIS3 (Zach.2, Isaac1)]; children listed under his name in Part VIII, Chapter 9, Descendants of Susannah Harris
    10. + Jonathan Wilson COOK b 22 Jul 1834; m Jemima SUTLEY
    11. + John Wesley COOK b 9 Jun 1838; m Lucy Caroline HALFORD, m 2nd Sarah HUMPHREY
    12. Martha COOK b 2 Nov 1842, Christian Co., IL


CHILDREN OF SARAH COOK AND JONATHAN KELLEY
(Child #1 of Frances Harris and Jonathan Alexander Cook)

Sarah "Sally" Cook4 (Frances Harris3, Wooten2, Isaac1) was born December 3, 1812, in Rutherford County, North Carolina. She married Jonathan Kelley on September 9, 1831, in Fayette County, Illinois. He was the son of John Kelley and Mary Whitesides of Rutherford County, North Carolina. His brother, William Russell Kelley, married Florella M. Halford, the daughter of Elizabeth Harris and Andrew Halford. (See Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois by John C. Power, p. 425.) Jonathan Kelley died June 23, 1873; his wife, Sarah, died in 1900. They were buried in Kelley Cemetery, Curran Township, Sangamon County, Illinois.

    Children:
    1. William W. KELLEY b 11 Feb 1833; m 2 Aug 1855, Sangamon Co., IL, Mrs. Alameda (DAVIS) MacMURRAY

      Children:
      1. Thomas J. KELLEY b Sangamon Co., IL
      2. Sarah E. KELLEY b Sangamon Co., IL

    2. Mary F. KELLEY b 10 Jun 1834, Sangamon Co., IL; m 26 Nov 1853, Sangamon Co., IL, William B. COBB b 1829 (31-1860), Ohio; lvd Blueville, Christian Co., IL when 1860 census taken

      Children:
      1. Lucinda COBB b 1854 (6-1860), IL
      2. James B. COBB b 1856 (4-1860), IL
      3. David W. COBB b 1858 (2-1860), IL

    3. + John C. KELLEY   b 27 Mar 1837; m 1st Emily J. KELLUMS, m 2nd Mary J. WOODS
    4. Elizabeth A. KELLEY b 5 Oct 1839, Sangamon Co., IL; m 10 Oct 1872, Charles A. JACKSON of NY, lvd in NE
    5. Harriet L. KELLEY b 20 Jan 1842, Sangamon Co., IL; m 1st William D. KELLEY (s/o Elisha KELLEY and Nancy SIMS) b 1830, Sangamon Co., IL; m 2nd Erastus CANFIELD
    6. Benjamin F. KELLEY b 12 Apr 1848, Sangamon Co., IL; m Margery S. HIBBS, of Marion Co., IL, lvd near Curran, Sangamon Co., IL
    7. Melissa E. KELLEY b 1851, Sangamon Co., IL, d 1852
    8. Sarah Ellen KELLEY


CHILDREN OF JOHN C. KELLEY AND WIVES
(1)   EMILY J. KELLUMS   (2)   MARY J. WOODS

(Child #3 of Sarah Cook and Jonathan Kelley)

John C. Kelley4 (Frances Harris3, Wooten2, Isaac1) was born March 27, 1837, and died in 1925. He was buried in Old Salem Cemetery, Gardner Township, Sangamon County, Illinois. He was married twice. His first wife was Emily J. Kellums, and his second wife was Mary J. Woods.

    Children of John C. Kelley and Emily J. Kellums:
    1. Casius Ed KELLEY b Dec 1860, d 27 Mar 1947; m 19 Mar 1882, Christian Co., IL, Cynthia Alice CARLOCK   [d/o John Henry CARLOCK and Katherine Jane HAINES5 (Nancy M. Halford4, Elizabeth Harris3, Wooten2, Isaac1)] b Oct 1865, Christian Co., IL, d 2 Apr 1931; both bur Edinberg Cem, Christian Co., IL

      Children:
      1. (daughter) KELLEY b 3 Aug 1883, Buckhart Twp., Christian Co., IL , d before 1900
      2. Charles KELLEY b 24 Mar 1886, Buckhart Twp., Christian Co., IL
      3. Tima KELLEY b 20 Jul 1888, Buckhart Twp., Christian Co., IL
      4. Ola F. KELLEY b Aug 1894, Buckhart Twp., Christian Co., IL
      5. Meda KELLEY b Oct 1896, Buckhart Twp., Christian Co., IL
      6. Luther KELLEY b May 1899, Buckhart Twp., Christian Co., IL

    2. Ida B. KELLEY b Buckhart Twp., Christian Co., IL
    3. Mary E. KELLEY b Buckhart Twp., Christian Co., IL
    4. Lydia A. KELLEY b Buckhart Twp., Christian Co., IL

    Children of John C. Kelley and Mary J. Woods:
    1. Emma I. KELLEY
    2. John H. KELLEY


CHILDREN OF BENJAMIN H. COOK AND ELZIRA KELLEY
(Child #4 of Frances Harris and Jonathan Alexander Cook)

Benjamin Harris Cook4 (Frances Harris3, Wooten2, Isaac1) was born June 13, 1818, in Wayne County, Tennessee. His date of birth was recorded in the Cook Family Bible. He married his first wife Elzira Kelley, daughter of William Kelley and Dicey Ann Cook, on November 3, 1836, in Sangamon County, Illinois. She was born in Rutherford County, North Carolina, in 1819, and died March 14, 1861 in Sharon Township, Fayette County, Illinois. After her death, Benjamin married Emeline "Emily" (Burris) Naples November 7, 1861, in Fayette County, Illinois. She was born in Indiana in about 1828; she was age 42 according to the Sefton Township, Fayette County, Illinois 1870 Census. Benjamin died November 29, 1881 in Fayette County, Illinois. He and his first wife, Elzira, were buried in Cook Cemetery, Shafter Township, Fayette County, Illinois. Her birth and death dates were found on her tombstone there.

    Children of Benjamin H. Cook and Elzira Kelley:
    1. William A. COOK b 1837 (13-1850), Sharon Twp., Fayette Co., IL, d 9 Mar 1861, age 23y 6m 20d, bur Cook Cem., Shafter Twp., Fayette Co., IL
    2. + James W. COOK   b 1840 (10-1850; m 1st Anne Frances GRISSEL, m 2nd Mary Catherine (GARRETT) BROWN
    3. Dicy Frances COOK b 20 Mar 1842, Sharon Twp., Fayette Co., IL, d 12 Dec 1927, bur Rush Cem, Shafter Twp., Fayette Co., IL; m Ashley H. PETTIBONE (s/o Chancy PETTIBONE and Sarah STANTON) b 16 Mar 1839, d 28 Dec 1917, bur Rush Cem, Shafter Twp., Fayette Co., IL

      Children:
      1. Hiram O. PETTIBONE b 1 Oct 1866, Sharon Twp., Fayette Co., IL, d 30 Apr 1917; m Winnie R.  ?  b 15 May 1873, d 14 Jun 1953; both bur Rush Cem, Shafter Twp., Fayette Co., IL
      2. Benjamin C. PETTIBONE b 26 Sep 1868, Sharon Twp., Fayette Co., IL, d 3 Mar 1914; m 27 Mar 1901, Fayette Co., IL, Edith E. PARADEE (d/o William T. and Margaret PARADEE) b 1872 (8-1880), IL; children named in will of Ashley H. PETTIBONE written 27 Mar 1916, Fayette Co., IL

        Children:
        1. (son) PETTIBONE b 1902, d 1902, bur Rush Cem., Shafter Twp., Fayette Co., IL
        2. Olivia PETTIBONE
        3. Mattie PETTIBONE
        4. Byron O. PETTIBONE
        5. Frances A. PETTIBONE

      3. Rosa Bell PETTIBONE b 1871 (9-1880), Sharon Twp., Fayette Co., IL; m 5 Apr 1894, Fayette Co., IL, Henry Thomas DONALDSON (s/o Robert DONALDSON and Amanda YOUNG) b 1866 (28-1894), Montgomery Co., IL

        Child:
        1. L. Clifford DONALDSON

      4. James Sanford PETTIBONE b 1873 (7-1880), Sharon Twp., Fayette Co., IL
      5. Stella May PETTIBONE b 1874 (21-1895), MO; m 2 Oct 1895, Bingham, Fayette Co., IL, Charles M. CUNNINGHAM, (s/o John CUNNINGHAM and Nancy MATHIAS) b 1868 (27-1895), IL
      6. Eliza PETTIBONE b 1875 (5-1880), Sharon Twp., Fayette Co., IL
      7. Pearl PETTIBONE b 8 Nov 1877, Sharon Twp., Fayette Co., IL, d 25 Apr 1888, bur Rush Cem., Shafter Twp., Fayette Co., IL


CHILDREN OF JAMES W. COOK AND MARY C. GARRETT
(Child #2 of Benjamin Harris Cook and Elzira Kelley)

James W. Cook5 (Benjamin H4., Frances Harris3, Wooten2, Isaac1) was born in 1840 in Sharon Township, Fayette County, Illinois. He married his first wife, Anne Frances Grissell, August 8, 1861, in Fayette County, Illinois. The family has no knowledge of her or if she had any children. He and his second wife, Mary Catherine [Garrett] Brown, daughter of Isbell Garrett and Lisa Dodson, were married July 31, 1879, in Fayette County, Illinois. She was born in March, 1844, according to the 1900 census of Montgomery County, Illinois, but tombstone dates in Old Hurricane Cemetery are 1840-1932. This was her third marriage. She was previously married to Robert Merriman on March 22, 1859. He was killed in a sawmill accident on April 24, 1860. Her second husband, Cornelius S. Brown, deserted her. James W. Cook died in February, 1888, at age 48, and was buried in the Whitten (Old Hurricane) Cemetery, Fayette County, Illinois. Mary married a fourth time to Wilson Merriman, son of Dempsey Merriman and Matilda Scribner, on December 14, 1892, in Montgomery County, Illinois. Wilson Merriman was born May 2, 1852, and died August 20, 1929, and was buried in Stokes Cemetery, located near Fillmore, Montgomery County, Illinois.

    Children of James W. Cook and Mary C. Garrett:
    1. Edward COOK (twin) b 8 Sep 1880, near Van Burensburg, South Fillmore Twp., Montgomery Co., IL, d 17 Sep 1961; m Gertrude BLANKENSHIP b 1883, d 7 Nov 1971; both bur MacIntruff Cem., no children
    2. Fred COOK (twin) b 8 Sep 1880, near Van Burensburg, South Fillmore Twp., Montgomery Co., IL, d 18 Apr 1960, bur Greenville Cem., Bond Co., IL; m 23 Jul 1905, Mary Alice CARLOCK   [d/o Pleasant Frank CARLOCK and Mary Elizabeth JERDAN5, (Alex. M4., Mary Harris3, Wooten2, Isaac1)] b 18 Nov 1888, Fayette Co., IL, d 7 Jan 1972, bur Greenville Cem., Bond Co., IL

      Children:
      1. Claudia COOK b 3 Apr 1911, Greenville, Bond Co., IL, d 1912
      2. Cleda COOK b 30 Jan 1912, Greenville, Bond Co., IL; m 1st Chester CARTER, div; m 2nd 21 Feb 1954, Walter Emery "Cotton" COIN

    3. Thomas Eugene COOK b 20 Dec 1881, near Van Burensburg, South Fillmore Twp., Montgomery Co., IL, d 16 Aug 1968, Shafter Twp., Fayette Co., IL; m 12 Feb 1905, Shafter Twp., Fayette Co., IL, Martha Edith ELAM (d/o James ELAM and Martha KIMBRO) b 16 Oct 1887, Bond Co., IL, d 27 May 1969; both bur Greenville Cem., Bond Co., IL

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM T. COOK AND WIVES
(1)   MINERVA RILEY   (2)   MARY M. HINTON

(Child #6 of Frances Harris and Jonathan Alexander Cook)

William Thomas Cook4 (Frances Harris3, Wooten2, Isaac1) was born August 19, 1823, in Wayne County, Tennessee. He died March 13, 1879 in Sharon Township, Fayette County, Illinois and was buried in Cook Cemetery, there. He married Minerva Riley, daughter of Barnabus Riley and Margaret McKenzie. She was born in about 1827 in Fayette County, Illinois. She was age 23 in 1850. They had two children. He married a second wife, Mary Mahala Hinton, daughter of William and Elizabeth Hinton, on February 20, 1855, in Fayette County, Illinois. Her tombstone in Browning Cemetery, Fayette County, Illinois, gives her death date as December 21, 1888, age 51y 7m 1d. Her birthdate was computed to be May 20, 1837. She was age 13 in the 1850 census report for Fayette County, Illinois, which also listed her birthplace as Illinois. The family was living in Fayette County, Illinois when the censuses were taken in 1870, 1880, and 1900.

    Children of William T. Cook and Minerva Riley:
    1. + John Wesley COOK   b July 1847, IL; m Sarah Jane ORR
    2. + Barnabus Riley COOK  b 3 Jan 1851; m Ruth Arminda WILSON

    Children of William T. Cook and Mary Mahala Hinton:
    1. Sarah F. COOK b 16 Dec 1855, Fayette Co., IL, d 7 Jan 1902 (age 46y 21d); m 1 Apr 1885, Fayette Co., IL, William T. SEARS (s/o John Johnson SEARS and Oma Prudence POPE) b 2 Sep 1852, Fayette Co., IL, d 29 Apr 1898, Wilburton Twp., Fayette Co., IL
    2. Henry COOK b 1860 (10-1870), Fayette Co., IL
    3. Dicey A. COOK b 1862 (8-1870), Fayette Co., IL
    4. Laura B. COOK b 1863 (7-1870), Fayette Co., IL
    5. Alzira COOK b 26 Jul 1864, Fayette Co., IL, d 22 Feb 1934; m 24 Nov 1892, Fayette Co., IL, James A. HILL (s/o Elijah HILL and Hanna Mahala SEARS) b Sep 1858, Fayette Co., IL, d 9 Jun 1908, Fayette Co., IL

      Child:
      1. Carl A. HILL b Dec 1894, IL (15-1910 IL); m Emma SNOW

    6. James COOK b 1866 (4-1870), Fayette Co., IL , d 29 Aug 1887 (age 21y)
    7. America E. COOK b 1868, Fayette Co., IL
    8. Virgil S. COOK b Apr 1870 (born Apr, age 3mo-1870), Fayette Co., IL
    9. Jonathan COOK b 1872 (8-1880), Fayette Co., IL
    10. Paulina Isadora COOK b 7 Apr 1875, Fayette Co., IL , d 22 Jan 1929; m 23 Dec 1894, Fayette Co., IL, George Louis HUGGINS (s/o David HUGGINS and Eliza WEAVER) b Oct 1872, Clinton Co., IL; they were living in Fayette Co., Illinois when census taken in 1900, and in Montgomery Co., IL when census taken in 1910

      Children:
      1. Claud C. HUGGINS b Oct 1895, Fayette Co., IL
      2. Grace HUGGINS b Dec 1896, Fayette Co., IL
      3. Pauline HUGGINS b Jul 1899, Fayette Co., IL
      4. Newell HUGGINS b 1910 (age 4mo-1910), Montgomery Co., IL

    11. Homer COOK b 20 Jan 1878, Fayette Co., IL ; m 18 Oct 1898, Viola ENGLAND


CHILDREN OF JOHN W. COOK AND SARAH J. ORR
(Child #1 of William Thomas Cook and Minerva Riley)

John Wesley Cook5 (William T.4, Frances Harris3, Wooten2, Isaac1) was born in July 1847 in Illinois. He married Sarah Jane Orr on September 1, 1874 in Christian County, Illinois. She was born in November 1855 in Morgan County, Illinois. They were living in Buckhart Township, Christian County, Illinois in 1880, and in Locust Township, Christian County, Illinois in 1900.

    Children:
    1. Mary Alice COOK, b July 1875, IL; m 3 Nov 1901, Christian Co., IL, Henry Arthur FOLLOWELL b 1879 (22-1901)

      Children:
      1. Mildred Glenneth FOLLOWELL b 10 Jul 1904, nr Owaneco, Christian Co., IL
      2. Myrtle Edith FOLLOWELL b 23 Sep 1905, East Taylorville, Christian Co., IL

    2. Lila May COOK b 1878 (2-1880), Buckhart Twp., Christian Co., IL; m J. S. STRONG
    3. Charles B. COOK b 27 Aug 1879, Buckhart Twp., Christian Co., IL
    4. Thomas Edgar COOK b 19 Aug 1881, Buckhart Twp., Christian Co., IL
    5. (daughter) COOK b 10 Mar 1883, Buckhart Twp., Christian Co., IL
    6. Homer COOK b 26 Mar 1884, Buckhart Twp., Christian Co., IL
    7. Grover COOK b 5 Jun 1886, Buckhart Twp., Christian Co., IL
    8. Harry COOK b May 1888, Buckhart Twp., Christian Co., IL
    9. Mattie Edith COOK b 8 Jun 1890, Buckhart Twp., Christian Co., IL
    10. Hattie COOK b Jul 1892, Buckhart Twp., Christian Co., IL
    11. Arthur COOK b Apr 1895, Buckhart Twp., Christian Co., IL


CHILDREN OF BARNABUS R. COOK AND RUTH A. WILSON
(Child #2 of William Thomas Cook and Minerva Riley)

Barnabus Riley Cook5 (William T.4, Frances Harris3, Wooten2, Isaac1) was born January 3, 1851, in Sangamon County, Illinois. He married Ruth Arminda Wilson, daughter of John B. Wilson and Elizabeth Sears, on August 25, 1872, in Montgomery County, Illinois. She was born in April, 1851, according to the Christian County, Illinois 1900 census, Buckhart Township, Edinberg Village. When that census was taken she had eleven children of whom eight were living. Children's names are from the 1880 and 1900 census records of Christian County, Illinois. Complete birthdates are from Christian County birth records.

    Children:
    1. Virgil S. COOK b 1875 (5-1880), Christian Co., IL
    2. Ora A. COOK b 21 Aug 1879, Buckhart Twp., Christian Co, IL
    3. Roy COOK b May 1881, Christian Co., IL
    4. Celesta COOK b 28 Jun 1883 (6th child), Christian Co., IL
    5. Jesse COOK b 10 May 1887, Edinberg Twp., Christian Co., IL
    6. Ina or Ida COOK b 18 Aug 1889 (Ina in birth rec, Ida in census), Christian Co., IL
    7. Rosco COOK b Oct 1892, Christian Co., IL
    8. Golda COOK b Apr 1894, Christian Co., IL


CHILDREN OF JONATHAN W. COOK AND JEMIMA SUTLEY
(Child #10 of Frances Harris and Jonathan Alexander Cook)

Jonathan Wilson Cook4 (Frances Harris3, Wooten2, Isaac1) was born July 22, 1834, in Christian County, Illinois. He married Jemima Sutley who was born in March, 1837. He died in 1904 and she died in 1908. They were buried in Edinberg Cemetery, Christian County, Illinois.

    Children:
    1. Frances M. COOK b Oct 1858, Buckhart Twp., Christian Co., IL; m 10 Sep 1885, Christian Co., IL, John W. WESTBROOK b Sep 1844, Christian Co., IL; lvd South Fork Twp., Christian Co., IL when 1900 census taken

      Children:
      1. Ida WESTBROOK b Jul 1886, IL
      2. Joseph WESTBROOK b Feb 1889, IL
      3. Mary WESTBROOK b May 1894, IL
      4. Everett Russell WESTBROOK b 7 Dec 1895, Blackburn, Christian Co., IL
      5. (child) WESTBROOK b Dec 1899, IL
      6. (female child) WESTBROOK b 17 Feb 1902, Southfork Twp, Christian Co, IL

    2. Henry S. COOK b Jun 1861, Buckhart Twp., Christian Co., IL; m 6 Nov 1890, Christian Co., IL, M. Addie FINLEY b Feb 1868, MO; lvd Buckhart Twp., Christian Co., IL, when census taken in 1900; she reported having had two children, one living

      Child:
      1. Ralph S. COOK b Feb 1894, IL

    3. William F. COOK b 1864 (6-1870), Buckhart Twp., Christian Co., IL; m 11 Sep 1895, Mongomery Co., IL, Hattie REVIS (d/o William REVIS and Polly WILLIAMS)
    4. Robert Weeden COOK b Aug 1868, Buckhart Twp., Christian Co., IL; m Ida GUTHER, d 1 Feb 1931, bur Edinburg Cem., Christian Co., IL

      Children: (of Robert W. Cook and Ida Guther)
      1. Walter William COOK b 25 Sep 1891, Buckhart Twp., Christian Co., IL
      2. Florence E. COOK b Nov 1898, Buckhart Twp., Christian Co., IL
      3. (daughter) COOK b 19 Oct 1903, Buckhart Twp., Christian Co., IL

    5. Mary E. COOK (1875-1877), Buckhart Twp., Christian Co., IL, d age 2y, bur Edinberg Cem., Christian Co., IL


CHILDREN OF JOHN W. COOK AND LUCY C. HALFORD
(Child #11 of Frances Harris and Jonathan Alexander Cook)

John Wesley Cook4 (Frances Harris3, Wooten2, Isaac1) was born June 9, 1838, in Christian County, Illinois. He married Lucy Caroline Halford, daughter of William Smith Halford4 (Elizabeth Harris3, Wooten2, Isaac1) and Elizabeth Sears, on April 26, 1860, in Fayette County, Illinois. They had eight children whose birthdates were included in the Cook Family Bible. Lucy died March 28, 1899. He married a second wife, Sarah Humphrey on May 29, 1901, in Christian County, Illinois. She was born about 1857; she was age 44 in 1901, when she and John Wesley Cook were married. They had no children.

    Children of John W. Cook and Lucy C. Halford:
    1. Frances E. COOK b 20 Apr 1861, Christian Co., IL, d 17 Aug 1862
    2. Benjamin Harrison COOK b 17 Dec 1862, Christian Co., IL, d 22 Jan 1914; m 13 Nov 1889, Susan O. WESTBROOK b Mar 1865 IL; according to the 1900 Christian Co., IL census she was the mother of 5 children, 4 of whom were living

      Children:
      1. George Frederick COOK b 16 Feb 1891, Christian Co., IL
      2. Myrtle Alice COOK b 29 May 1892, Christian Co., IL
      3. Thomas Flood COOK b 28 May 1895, Christian Co., IL
      4. Blanch Ethel COOK b May 1897, Christian Co., IL
      5. (child) COOK b and d abt 1899, Christian Co., IL
      6. Clarence COOK b 4 Aug 1902, Christian Co., IL
      7. Melvin Leslie COOK b 7 Mar 1903, Christian Co., IL
      8. (son) COOK b 18 Feb 1904, Christian Co., IL, birth record
      9. (son) COOK b 7 Mar 1905, Christian Co., IL, birth record

    3. Mary E. COOK b 23 Feb 1865, Christian Co., IL, d 9 Sep 1868
    4. Marion Albert COOK b 23 Sep 1866, Christian Co., IL, d Nov 1968; m 1st 6 Sep 1893, Christian Co., IL, Martha WEEDEN (d/o Roland H. WEEDEN and Sarah Jane HARVEY) b 12 Aug 1872, Christian Co., IL, d 6 Jan 1897; m 2nd 1899, Emma Jane MASON

      Children of Marion Albert Cook and Martha Weeden:
      1. Lelia Florence COOK b 29 Mar 1894
      2. James Archie COOK b 30 Dec 1895

      Children of Marion Albert Cook and Emma J. Mason:
      1. John Wilson COOK b 19 Feb 1904, d 25 Mar 1904

    5. Jonathan E. COOK b 25 Aug 1870, Christian Co., IL, d 9 Oct 1871
    6. William S. COOK b 31 Aug 1873, Christian Co., IL, d 11 Nov 1899
    7. Cora Ann COOK (twin) b 9 Aug 1877, Christian Co., IL, d 12 Oct 1877
    8. Dora Bell COOK (twin) b 9 Aug 1877, Christian Co., IL; m 1st Oliver L. WINTHROW, div 16 Apr 1913, m 2nd 15 Sep 1915, William Milford CARSWELL


Research sources are listed in the Appendix

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