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James William Henry Andrew Jackson Cook

James William Henry Andrew Jackson Cook

Male 1834 - 1909  (74 years)

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  • Name James William Henry Andrew Jackson Cook  [1
    Born 14 Aug 1834  Culpeper County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Buried Feb 1909  Nevada Municipal Cemetery, Nevada, Story County, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 17 Feb 1909  Nevada, Story County, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I306  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  [3
    Family ID F58  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Aug 1834 - Culpeper County, Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Feb 1909 - Nevada Municipal Cemetery, Nevada, Story County, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Feb 1909 - Nevada, Story County, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    James William Henry Andrew Jackson Cook and wife Sarah Ellen Barnes
    James William Henry Andrew Jackson Cook and wife Sarah Ellen Barnes

  • Notes 
    • He married Sarah Ellenor Barnes on 26 Nov. 1857 in Licking Co., Ohio. She was born 2 Apr. 1836 in Oneida Co. New York. She lived in Ohio since early childhood.

      When their son George was 16 months old they loaded their pos­sessions into a covered wagon, tied the cow behind so as to have food for the baby, and started the long journey to Iowa. They drove a team of horses and so came faster than by oxen. They were 30 days making the trip. It took real courage for a man to travel far then and great bravery for the young mother to leave her parents and move to far—away Iowa.

      They finally reached Story County and settled here on a farm 2-1/2 miles east of Nevada, Iowa, where their other 8 children were born. Their out-fitting was simple. Jim had only to cut the trees to make their beds, tables, chairs and even their wash pan was hallowed from a block of wood. Of course, their house was a log cabin. Sarah's sister, Julia Barnes came with her and married Lew Williams.

      During the Civil War Sarah took charge of the farm while Jim served in the Union Army. During that time two children died.

      In 1892 Jim and Sarah moved closer to Nevada, 3 miles east, on an acreage joining the town of Nevada.

      James died 17 Feb. 1909 in Nevada and is buried there.

      Sarah died 9 Aug. 1904 of cardiac failure in Nevada and is buried there. [4]

  • Sources 
    1. [S41] The Cook Book, Evelyn Cook Hall, 1 (Reliability: 2), 1975.
      "James William Henry Andrew Jackson Cook Born l4 Aug. l834. Died 17 Feb. 1909. Married 26 Nov. 1557 to Sarah Ellenor Barnes."
      His name is given also as James William Henry Cook.

    2. [S41] The Cook Book, Evelyn Cook Hall, 1 (Reliability: 2), 1975.
      "James William Henry Andrew Jackson Cook Born l4 Aug. l834. Died 17 Feb. 1909. Married 26 Nov. 1557 to Sarah Ellenor Barnes."

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

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