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Sarah Frances Cook

Sarah Frances Cook

Female 1839 - 1923  (83 years)

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  • Name Sarah Frances Cook  [1
    Born 26 Jun 1839  Licking County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Buried Jun 1923  Colo Cemetery, Colo, Story County, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 20 Jun 1923  Maxwell, Story County, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I199  Swier-Huff Family Tree
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2017 

    Father John Wesley Cook,   b. 1810, Culpeper County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1846, Perry Township, Licking County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Nancy Ann Edwards,   b. 1813, Culpeper County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1895, Story County, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 1832  Culpeper County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F58  Group Sheet

    Family Conrad Langdon Gearhart,   b. 8 Mar 1838, Newark, Licking County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1899, Collins, Story County, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 19 Dec 1858  Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. George Douglas Gearhart,   b. 15 Jul 1860, Licking County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1929, Maxwell, Story County, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     2. Rosanne Elizabeth Gearhart,   b. 1 Jun 1862, Licking County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1948, Iowa Center, Story County, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     3. William Henry Gearhart,   b. 7 Sep 1864, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1936, Collins, Story County, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     4. Flora Jane Gearhart,   b. 16 Apr 1867, Colo, Story County, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1936, Maxwell, Story County, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     5. Ollie Belle Gearhart,   b. 21 Mar 1870, Story County, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1959, Nevada, Story County, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     6. John Alva Gearhart,   b. 22 Aug 1872, Colo, Story County, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1948, Colo, Story County, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     7. Eva Alice Gearhart,   b. 24 Feb 1877, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1879, Story County, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F42  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Jun 1839 - Licking County, Ohio, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Dec 1858 - Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Jun 1923 - Colo Cemetery, Colo, Story County, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Jun 1923 - Maxwell, Story County, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Conrad Gearhart and Sarah Cook Gearhart
    Conrad Gearhart and Sarah Cook Gearhart
    Wedding portrait.
    Conrad Langdon Gearhart and Sarah Frances Cook
    Conrad Langdon Gearhart and Sarah Frances Cook

  • Notes 
    • She married Conrad L. Gearhart on 19 Dec. 1858 in Licking Co., Ohio. Sarah was nicknamed "Frank" and Conrad was called "Coon."

      Conrad was born 9 Mar. 1838 in Licking Co., Ohio. His parents are unknown.

      "Coon" and "Frank" had eight children, the first three being born in Licking Co., Ohio.

      About 1865-66 Grandma Nancy Edwards Cook decided to come to Iowa and live with James Cook. She still had John Wesley and Henry Michael at home so she and Sarah and Henry came through on the train to Nevada, Iowa.

      John Wesley, Jr. and "Coon" came later by way of Canada.

      "Coon" and "Frank" settled on a farm four miles south of Colo, Story Co., Iowa, where their other five children were born.

      "Coon" worked on the railroad for a time. He bought his farmland south of Colo for $4.00 per acre. They all lived there in a three-room house and married and raised their families in the same neighborhood.

      Flora Gearhart Fish tells a story told to her by her parents:

      "Father took my mother home from singing school with only the lining of his trousers left. They had no carpets then so the floors were bare and were scoured with sand and kept white and clean. They had just one cow and she died. They had no money to buy another one. It was really hard times!"

      Conrad died 3 Oct. 1899 at Collins, Story Co., Iowa and is buriĀ­ed at Colo, Story Co., Iowa.

      Sarah died 20 June 1923 at Maxwell, Story Co., Iowa and is buried at Colo, Story Co., Iowa. [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S41] The Cook Book, Evelyn Cook Hall, 1 (Reliability: 2), 1975.
      "Sarah Francis Cook. Born 26 June 1839. Died 20 June 1923. Married 19 Dec. ld58 to Conrad L. Gearhart."
      Sarah's middle name is frequently spelled Francis, but this transcription error often occurs with this name; the feminine spelling is Frances.

    2. [S41] The Cook Book, Evelyn Cook Hall, 1 (Reliability: 2), 1975.
      "He married about 1832 in Culpeper Co., Virginia to Nancy Ann Edwards."

    3. [S41] The Cook Book, Evelyn Cook Hall, 3-4 (Reliability: 2), 1975.