Jacob Cook Family


Jacob Cook was born in Davidson County, NC in 1814. Died Oct 13, 1859. "He has left a wife and 8 children, and one died before him. He fell from the hay mow in his barn (he had been packing fodder away). The fall injured his head, and although he was able to go into the house without assistance and gave directions to send for a physician, in an hour after he feel he became insensible, and remained so till he died on Thursday night about 10 minutes before 12 o'clock. He was a man greatly esteemed by his neighbors, and a worthy church member." - Records of the Moravians in NC, Volume XII, pg. 6729.


First Generation:

Children of Jacob Cook and Nancy Rebecca Jarvis
Mary Cook (1842-1907) m. William Carlos Strupe (1823-1907)
James H. Cook (1844-1914)
Alpha Cook (1845-1864) (died in Civl War) (Very interesting story)
William Alexander Cook (1846-1931)
Simeon Cook (1849-aft. 1931) m. Mary Rosina Welfare
Sarah Elizabeth Cook (1852-1884) (did not marry)
John Cook (1854-1855)
Frank Cook (1856-1918) m. Adelia Rebecca Cooper (1859-1921), d/o Thomas D. Cooper & Sarah Caroline Womack
Jacob Cook (1858-aft. 1931) m. Mittie Whirlow

Union Repulican, April 25, 1919 -- Mrs. Nancy Cook Dies at Clemmons, Aged 96 -- Mrs. Nancy Cook, aged 96 years, died at her home at Clemmons Thursday afternoon, death being largely due to her advanced age. She is survived by three living children, these being Messrs. Jacob Cook, of this city; Aleck Cook, who resides with the mother and Simeon Cook, of near Side's Mill; also quite a number of grand children. The funeral will be held at the Clemmons Baptist church Saturday morning at 11 o'clock, by her pastor Rev. S. W. Hall, assisted by Rev. Dr. H. A.Brown and Rev. J. E. Hall. For many years Mrs. Cook was an active and consecrated member and worker in the Baptist church at Clemmons, being a teacher in the Sunday school until her health failed.


Second Generation:

Children of Simeon Cook and Mary Rosina Welfare
Conley Welfare Cook (1885-1926)
Alexander Tennison Cook


We have very little information on Jacob Cook's family. If you have information, please contact me at: fmoran@erols.com

Photo of Cook Family circa 1915/1917

On April 2, 1998 Ann Sheek wrote an article for the Winston Salem Journal
Historic: Old Clemmons homeplace has a colorful past

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