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John Wesley Cook

John Wesley Cook[1]

Male 1844 - 1932  (88 years)

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  • Name John Wesley Cook 
    Born 25 May 1844  Licking County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Buried Dec 1932  Nevada Municipal Cemetery, Nevada, Story County, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 7 Dec 1932  Nevada, Story County, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I309  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

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 May 1844 - Licking County, Ohio, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Dec 1932 - Nevada Municipal Cemetery, Nevada, Story County, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Dec 1932 - Nevada, Story County, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    John Wesley Cook, Jr. and wife Rebecca Jackson
    John Wesley Cook, Jr. and wife Rebecca Jackson

  • Notes 
    • John was three years old when his father died in Ohio. His mother kept her family of children together and helped in support­ing them by weaving, while the children assisted by doing the farm work until all were grown. In l864 he came to Story Co., Iowa with his mother, sister and brother.

      John went to work at 9 years of age for a Mr. Grant, a neigh­bor farmer, for 50¢ a week. He didn't collect his wages for 10 years intending to collect all at one time but Mr. Grant went broke so consequently John was left empty-handed.

      He married 21 Feb. l66Y to Rebecca Emiline Jackson, daughter of Thomas Jackson and Anna Lane. She was born 28 Feb. l845 in Boone Co., Indiana. She died 25 May l9l4 in Nevada, Story Co., Iowa and is buri­ed there. Her family moved to Iowa in time for Rebecca to see the first train go through Nevada, Iowa on the 4th of July l864.

      John and Rebecca settled on a farm in the S.W. corner of Sec­tion 22, Richland Township on 220 acres. He was a successful far­mer and businessman and by his industry and thrift accumulated a comfortable fortune consisting of money and lands.

      Retiring from farm work, he brought his family to Nevada in 1695, where the children were educated and were married.

      He had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for over half a century and until later years had been one of the active spir­its in that organization in Nevada.

      After the death of his wife he continued his home at l034 8th St. and here for many years he lived with and was cared for during his declining years, by his daughter, Mrs. J. Neal Clemmer and family. John died 7 Dec. 1932 in Nevada, Story Co., Iowa and is buried in Nevada, Iowa. [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S41] The Cook Book, Evelyn Cook Hall, 1 (Reliability: 2), 1975.
      "John Wesley Cook, Jr. Born 25 May l844. Died 7 Dec. 1932. Married 21 Feb. 1867 to Rebecca Emiline Jackson."

    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, 5 (Reliability: 2), 1975.