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 Descendants of Edward Patterson Cook
  
  
  
          
 Generation 1
          
 1. 

EDWARD PATTERSON1 COOK was born on 13 May 1733 in Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. He died on 26 Jul 1826. He married LYDIA CHANDLER.

 

   
   Edward Patterson Cook and Lydia Chandler had the following children:
       i. 

PETER2 COOK was born in 1758. He married MARY MORRIS.

 

        
         
          
       ii. 

JOHN COOK was born on 06 Sep 1761.

 

        
         
          
       iii. 

AMOR COOK was born in 1764. He married DEBORAH BREWER.

 

        
         
          
   2.  iv. 

JOB COOK was born in 1767 in Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. He died in 1821 in Covert, Seneca, New York, USA. He married MARY JOHNSTON.

 

         
          
   3.  v. 

JAMES COOK was born in 1770 in Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. He died in Aug 1816. He married MERCEY ALLEN.

 

         
          
   4.  vi. 

WILLIAM COOK was born in 1773 in Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. He married Mary Potter, daughter of David Potter in 1796.

 

         
          
   5.  vii. 

EDWARD PATTERSON COOK was born in 1776 in Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. He died about 1850. He married Sarah Jones on 14 Oct 1804. She was born about 1784.

 

         
          
       viii. 

BENJAMIN COOK was born in 1780. He died on 12 Oct 1829.

 

        
         
          
 Generation 2
          
 2. 

JOB2 COOK (Edward Patterson1) was born in 1767 in Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. He died in 1821 in Covert, Seneca, New York, USA. He married MARY JOHNSTON.

 

   
   Job Cook and Mary Johnston had the following children:
   6.  i. 

EZEKIEL3 COOK was born in 1790. He died in Mar 1850 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA (Cascade Cemetery). He married Charity Laraway in 1813 in Seneca, New York, USA. She was born in 1796 in New York, USA.

 

         
          
   7.  ii. 

EDWARD PATTERSON COOK was born on 30 Nov 1793 in Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. He died on 04 Jul 1868 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. He married DEBORAH FERRIS. She was born on 31 Jan 1796 in New Jersey, USA. She died on 14 Sep 1868 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

         
          
   8.  iii. 

JESSE COOK was born on 03 Mar 1796. He died on 17 Apr 1872. He married (1) RACHEL FISHER, daughter of John Fisher in 1817 in Seneca, New York, USA. She was born in 1799. She died in Feb 1884 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA (Cascade Cemetery). He married RACHEL FISHER.

 

         
          
   9.  iv. 

LEWIS COOK was born on 08 Oct 1802 in Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. He died on 22 Jun 1884 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. He married ELIZABETH A. TEEPLE. She was born on 16 Jul 1811 in New York, USA. She died on 16 Apr 1871.

 

         
          
   10. v. 

ASHER COOK was born in 1809 in Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. He married ORPHA UNKNOWN. She was born in 1812 in New Jersey, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. She died on 23 May 1861. He married REBECCA A UNKNOWN.

 

         
          
   
11.
 
vi.
 

HIRAM COOK was born on 04 Jul 1811. He married CATHERINE. She was born in 1817 in New York, USA.

 

         
 Generation 2 (con't)
   
11.
 
vi.
 

HIRAM COOK was born on 04 Jul 1811. He married CATHERINE. She was born in 1817 in New York, USA.

 

        
         
      vii. 

JANE M COOK was born in Sep 1828 in New York, USA.

 

       
        
         
      viii. 

REBECCA COOK.

 

       
        
         
   12. ix. 

HARMON COOK.  He married CATHARINE VERCELIS. She was born on 05 Jan 1823.

 

        
         
   13. x. 

UNKNOWN COOK.

 

        
         
      xi. 

DEBORAH COOK was born in 1816.

 

       
        
         
 3. 

JAMES2 COOK (Edward Patterson1) was born in 1770 in Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. He died in Aug 1816. He married MERCEY ALLEN.

 

   
   James Cook and Mercey Allen had the following children:
      i. 

MASSE3 COOK.

 

       
        
         
      ii. 

JOHN COOK was born in 1787. He married ESTHER BRANDT.

 

       
        
         
      iii. 

JOSEPH COOK was born in 1789. He married AMY FRAZEE.

 

       
        
         
      iv. 

SUSAN COOK.

 

       
        
         
      v. 

DEBORAH COOK.  She married William Harris on 24 Nov 1823.

 

       
        
         
      vi. 

SARAH ANN COOK.  She died in 1825.

 

       
        
         
      vii. 

REBECKAH COOK.  She married John Reynolds on 03 May 1823.

 

       
        
         
      viii. 

MERCY COOK.  She died in 1823. She married Amos Gifford on 03 May 1818.

 

       
        
         
      ix. 

HANNAH COOK.  Hannah married Peter Clayton on 18 Apr 1827.

 

       
        
         
 4. 

WILLIAM2 COOK (Edward Patterson1) was born in 1773 in Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. He married Mary Potter, daughter of David Potter in 1796.

 

   
   William Cook and Mary Potter had the following children:
      i. 

RUTH3 COOK was born on 09 Sep 1797. She married ISSAC WARDELL.

 

       
        
         
      ii. 

JAMES COOK was born on 23 Oct 1799. He married MARY A.SAILOR.

 

       
        
         
      iii. 

GEORGE COOK was born on 15 Mar 1802.

 

       
        
         
      iv. 

LYDIA ANN COOK was born on 01 Apr 1806. She married JACOB KISNER.

 

       
        
         
      v. 

WILLIAM COOK was born on 29 Mar 1809.

 

       
        
         
      vi. 

MARY COOK was born on 15 Oct 1811. She married JOSEPH PARKER.

 

       
        
         
      vii. 

MORRIS COOK was born on 15 Mar 1814. He married JANET ANSILLETA HERBERT. He married ELIZABETH COOPER.

 

       
        
         
         
 Generation 2 (con't)
 5. 

EDWARD PATTERSON2 COOK (Edward Patterson1) was born in 1776 in Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. He died about 1850. He married Sarah Jones on 14 Oct 1804. She was born about 1784.

 

   
   Edward Patterson Cook and Sarah Jones had the following children:
      i. 

JOHN3 COOK was born about 1805. He married ELIZABETH JONES.

 

       
        
         
      ii. 

JAMES COOK was born about 1809. He married HANNAH WARDELL.

 

       
        
         
      iii. 

DAVID FALKINBRIDGE COOK was born on 04 Apr 1812. He died on 25 Mar 1858. He married Margaret Noble on 18 Mar 1835. She was born in 1818. She died on 17 Feb 1892.

 

       
        
         
      iv. 

ENOCH COOK was born in 1814. He married PRUDENCE CHADWICK. He married ELEANOR HERBERT.

 

       
        
         
      v. 

ABRAHAM W. COOK was born on 05 Jan 1817. He married ELIZABETH ANN WARDELL. He married LYDIA A. FISHER.

 

       
        
         
      vi. 

WILLIAM COOK was born in 1820. He married REBECCA MARIA WARDELL.

 

       
        
         
      vii. 

EDWARD PATTERSON COOK was born on 08 Mar 1824. He married SARAH VAN NOTE.

 

       
        
         
 Generation 3
         
 6. 

EZEKIEL3 COOK (Job2, Edward Patterson1) was born in 1790. He died in Mar 1850 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA (Cascade Cemetery). He married Charity Laraway in 1813 in Seneca, New York, USA. She was born in 1796 in New York, USA.

 

   
   Ezekiel Cook and Charity Laraway had the following children:
      i. 

ORSON4 COOK was born in Jul 1814. He married MARIETTA RICE.

 

       
        
         
   14. ii. 

CLEVELAND C. COOK was born in 1816. He died in 1891. He married ELIZABETH UNKNOWN.

 

        
         
      iii. 

JOBS COOK.

 

       
        
         
      iv. 

SILAS COOK was born in 1822. He died in 1890.

 

       
        
         
      v. 

SALLY COOK was born in 1824. She married B. C. Weaver in 1850.

 

       
        
         
      vi. 

ARISTON J. COOK was born in Oct 1833. He died in Jun 1912. He married HANNAH K. UNKNOWN. She was born in Apr 1837 in Pennsylvania, USA.

 

       
        
         
 7. 

EDWARD PATTERSON3 COOK (Job2, Edward Patterson1) was born on 30 Nov 1793 in Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. He died on 04 Jul 1868 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. He married DEBORAH FERRIS. She was born on 31 Jan 1796 in New Jersey, USA. She died on 14 Sep 1868 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

Notes for Edward Patterson Cook:

History of CASCADE TOWNSHIP. This township is situated south of Ada, west of Lowell, north of Caledonia, and east of Paris Township. It is Town 6 North, and Range 10 West, the center of the town being about ten miles southeast from Grand Rapids, on what is known as the old " Gull Road." SETTLEMENT, ORGANIZATION,/ETC. Lewis Cook, from New Jersey, is reputed to have been the first settler within the present limits of this town from New Jersey, is reputed to have been the first settler within the present limits of this town, followed in the same year by Hiram Laraway, a brothe'-in-law, and in 1837 or 1838, the little band was strengthened by the addition of Edward Linen, James May, John Farrel, James and Wm. Annis, David Petted, Michael Eardley and his brothers Christopher and Patrick, Michael Mathews, and Frederick A. Marsh. Peter and George W. Teeple, also came to Cascade in 1837. George Teeple built the second house near Cascade, Mr. Cook having built the first. Among other very early settlers were: Peter Whitney, of Ohio, who settled at Whitneyville about 1840, followed by a father and brother, Zerah, and Ezra Whitney, in 1842. E. D. Gove, of Massachusetts, and Horace Sears, of New York, also came in about the same time, with others. At the time of the first settlement of Cascade, and the platting of the" village, about three hundred and fifty of the aborigines, known as the 9later Indians, resided at or near the village, but in 1845 they were attacked by a pestilent disease which carried off about one hundred and-fifty in a few weeks, and ten years later they had been reduced to about fifty. -8The first township meeting was held.at Whitneyville, in the Spring of 1848, and the town was organized, having been a part of Ada for the past ten years. Among the officers elected were: Supervisor--Peter Teeple. Clerk-'John R. Stewart. Treasurer--Asa W. Dennison. Justices-Leonard Stewart, Zerah Whitney. The present officers of the township are: Supervisor-Edgar P. Johnson. Clerk-Charles F. Holt. Treasurer-George W. Gorham. Justices-Henry Denrison, John Proctor, Hugh B. Brown, Milo Baxter. School Inspector-Henry Dennison. Highway Commissioner-,-H; H. Stewart.

 He died in 1875 at the age of eighty-two years. George W. Teeple came to Cascade with his wife and two children. This was soon after Lewis Cook, who was a maternal uncle of the Teeples, had arrived, and soon afterward came Edward Cook, a veteran of the War of 1812, who likewise took up his residence in Cascade. In 1848 George W. Teeple removed his family to Section 18, on the line of Paris township, settling on a tract of 150 acres, and there he died, in 1884, at the age of seventy-four years. In the year 1841, Peter Whitney, of Ohio, moved his family into that part of Cascade which was long known as Whitneyville, and E. D. Gove, of Massachusetts, selected a site for his future home near the center of the township on Sections 22, 15 and 14, to which he 1

 

   
        
        
 Generation 3 (con't)
  

EDWARD PATTERSON3 COOK (Job2, Edward Patterson1) was born on 30 Nov 1793 in Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. He died on 04 Jul 1868 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. He married DEBORAH FERRIS. She was born on 31 Jan 1796 in New Jersey, USA. She died on 14 Sep 1868 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

Notes for Edward Patterson Cook:

History of CASCADE TOWNSHIP. This township is situated south of Ada, west of Lowell, north of Caledonia, and east of Paris Township. It is Town 6 North, and Range 10 West, the center of the town being about ten miles southeast from Grand Rapids, on what is known as the old " Gull Road." SETTLEMENT, ORGANIZATION,/ETC. Lewis Cook, from New Jersey, is reputed to have been the first settler within the present limits of this town from New Jersey, is reputed to have been the first settler within the present limits of this town, followed in the same year by Hiram Laraway, a brothe'-in-law, and in 1837 or 1838, the little band was strengthened by the addition of Edward Linen, James May, John Farrel, James and Wm. Annis, David Petted, Michael Eardley and his brothers Christopher and Patrick, Michael Mathews, and Frederick A. Marsh. Peter and George W. Teeple, also came to Cascade in 1837. George Teeple built the second house near Cascade, Mr. Cook having built the first. Among other very early settlers were: Peter Whitney, of Ohio, who settled at Whitneyville about 1840, followed by a father and brother, Zerah, and Ezra Whitney, in 1842. E. D. Gove, of Massachusetts, and Horace Sears, of New York, also came in about the same time, with others. At the time of the first settlement of Cascade, and the platting of the" village, about three hundred and fifty of the aborigines, known as the 9later Indians, resided at or near the village, but in 1845 they were attacked by a pestilent disease which carried off about one hundred and-fifty in a few weeks, and ten years later they had been reduced to about fifty. -8The first township meeting was held.at Whitneyville, in the Spring of 1848, and the town was organized, having been a part of Ada for the past ten years. Among the officers elected were: Supervisor--Peter Teeple. Clerk-'John R. Stewart. Treasurer--Asa W. Dennison. Justices-Leonard Stewart, Zerah Whitney. The present officers of the township are: Supervisor-Edgar P. Johnson. Clerk-Charles F. Holt. Treasurer-George W. Gorham. Justices-Henry Denrison, John Proctor, Hugh B. Brown, Milo Baxter. School Inspector-Henry Dennison. Highway Commissioner-,-H; H. Stewart.

 He died in 1875 at the age of eighty-two years. George W. Teeple came to Cascade with his wife and two children. This was soon after Lewis Cook, who was a maternal uncle of the Teeples, had arrived, and soon afterward came Edward Cook, a veteran of the War of 1812, who likewise took up his residence in Cascade. In 1848 George W. Teeple removed his family to Section 18, on the line of Paris township, settling on a tract of 150 acres, and there he died, in 1884, at the age of seventy-four years. In the year 1841, Peter Whitney, of Ohio, moved his family into that part of Cascade which was long known as Whitneyville, and E. D. Gove, of Massachusetts, selected a site for his future home near the center of the township on Sections 22, 15 and 14, to which he 1

 

  Edward Patterson Cook and Deborah Ferris had the following children:
     i. 

GEORGE W.4 COOK was born in 1816.

 

      
       
        
     ii. 

SAMUEL F. COOK was born in 1818.

 

      
       
        
  15. iii. 

ALFRED COOK was born in 1820 in Covert, Seneca, New York, USA. He died in 1850 in Canton, Wayne, Michigan, USA. He married Elizabeth Wright on 24 Nov 1842. She was born in 1826.

 

       
        
     iv. 

MINERVA COOK was born in 1821 in Michigan, USA. She died in 1866.

 

      
       
        
  16. v. 

WILLIAM J. COOK was born on 08 Oct 1826 in Ovid, Seneca, New York, USA. He died on 29 Nov 1904 in Moline, Allegan, Michigan, USA. He married Amy Babcock, daughter of Unknown Babcock and Delia Unknown on 01 Jan 1852 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA. She was born on 29 Sep 1830 in Wayne, New York, USA. She died in 1904.

 

       
        
     vi. 

JANE M. COOK was born in 1828. She married JOHN FISH.

 

      
       
        
     vii. 

OLIVE J. COOKE was born in 1830 in New York, USA. She died in 1900 in Michigan, USA.

 

      
       
        
     viii. 

ORRIN COOK was born in Jun 1833. He married CARRIE UNKNOWN.

 

      
       
        
  17. ix. 

WELLS COOK was born in Mar 1835 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. He married Lydia Ann Burgess on 02 Jan 1860. She was born about 1839 in Michigan, USA.

 

       
        
  
18.
 
x.
 

SAMANTHA COOK was born on 08 May 1814. She died on 04 Sep 1895 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. She married (1) GEORGE WILLIAM TEEPLE, son of William Teeple and Rachel Unknown on 07 Jun 1832 in Plymouth, Wayne, Michigan, USA. He was born on 08 Apr 1810 in Essex, New Jersey, USA. He died on 29 Oct 1883 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. She married GEORGE WILLIAM TEEPLE.

 

         
         
 Generation 3 (con't)
   
18.
 
x.
 

SAMANTHA COOK was born on 08 May 1814. She died on 04 Sep 1895 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. She married (1) GEORGE WILLIAM TEEPLE, son of William Teeple and Rachel Unknown on 07 Jun 1832 in Plymouth, Wayne, Michigan, USA. He was born on 08 Apr 1810 in Essex, New Jersey, USA. He died on 29 Oct 1883 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. She married GEORGE WILLIAMTEEPLE.

 

        
         
 8. 

JESSE3 COOK (Job2, Edward Patterson1) was born on 03 Mar 1796. He died on 17 Apr 1872. He married (1) RACHEL FISHER, daughter of John Fisher in 1817 in Seneca, New York, USA. She was born in 1799. She died in Feb 1884 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA (Cascade Cemetery). He married RACHEL FISHER.

 

Notes for Jesse Cook:

COOK, Addison B., m., b. 10 Aug., 1867, at Cascade. Parents:-Wm. F. Cook, b. N.Y., and Marshy A. Cook, b. N.Y. Res. Cascade. Occ. Farmer.

 

COOK, Albert, m., b. 20 July, 1870, at Grand Rapids. Parents:-Miner Cook, b. Michigan, and Kate Cook, b.--. Res. Ottawa St. Occ. Carpenter.

 

COOK, Frank, m., b. 3 Oct., 1871, at Algoma. Parents:-Embry Cook, b. New York, and Marinda Cook, b. Same Place. Res. Algoma. Occ. Farmer.

 

COOK,George, m., b. 28 Nov., 1871, at Plymouth, Michigan. Parents:-Zenas Cook, b. Michigan, and Flora Cook, b.--. Res. Byron. Occ. Farmer.

 

COOK, Homer P., m., b. 19 Sept., 1869, at Grattan. Parents:-Joel P. Cook, b. Michigan, and Ordelia C. Cook, b. Michigan. Res. Grattan. Occ. Farmer.

 

COOK, Lue, m., b. 1 Apr., 1869, at Byron. Parents:-Cleveland C. Cook, b. N.Y., and Elizabeth Cook, b. Michigan. Res. Byron. Occ. Farmer.

 

COOK, Ray, m., b. 3 July, 1870, at Gaines. Parents:-Martin Cook, b. Michigan, and Delia Cook, b. Michigan. Res. Gaines. Occ. Farmer.

 

COOK, Shuman S., m., b. 13 Aug., 1868, at Cascade. Parents:-Sylvester R. Cook, b. N.Y., and Melissa Cook, b. Same Place. Res. Cascade. Occ. Farmer.

 

COOK, Willie, m., b. 14 Dec., 1870 at Michigan. Parents:-Wm. F. Cook, b. New York, and Marcia Anna Cook, b. New York. Res. Cascade. Occ. Farmer.

 

COOK, Wm. Henry, m., b. 23 Aug., 1867, at Byron. Parents:-Wm. Cook, b. N.Y., and Ann Cook, b. N.Y. Res. Byron. Occ. Farmer.

 

COOK, Wilson E., m., b. 12 Feb., 1869, at Michigan. Parents:-Thomas Cook, b. N.Y., and Mary Cook, b. R.I. Res. Cascade. Occ. Carpenter.

 

 

 

   
   Jesse Cook and Rachel Fisher had the following children:
      i. 

AMANDA4 COOK was born in 1818. She married UNKNOWN BIGELOW.

 

       
        
         
      ii. 

MARY ANN COOK was born in 1820. She married UNKNOWN FINNEY.

 

       
        
         
      iii. 

CORNELIA COOK was born in 1822. She married UNKNOWN DEAN. He was born in 1822.

 

       
        
         
   19. iv. 

WILLIAM F. COOK was born in 1827 in New York, USA. He married MARTIA ANNA UNKNOWN. She was born on 07 Sep 1835 in New York, USA. She died on 27 Oct 1878. He married BARBARA KEGEL.

 

        
         
   20. v. 

SYLVESTER R. COOK was born on 28 May 1830 in Hornellsville, Steuben, New York, USA. He married MELISSA BAILEY. She was born in 1839 in New York, USA. She died on 15 Mar 1878. He married MAGDALENA DIEFENBECKER. She was born in 1857 in Canada.

 

        
         
      vi. 

CYRENE COOK was born in 1832. She died on 27 Jun 1855. She married NELSON HENRY.

 

       
        
         
   21. vii. 

JOHN F. COOK was born on 23 Feb 1834 in New York, USA. He died on 29 May 1908. He married MARY JANE SPAULDING. She was born on 01 Apr 1838 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. She died on 20 Jan 1904.

 

        
         
   22. viii. 

ABRAHAM F COOK was born on 17 Nov 1837 in Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan, USA. He died in 1930 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA. He married Mariah L. Patterson, daughter of Jacob Patterson and Rose Ann Carlton on 31 Dec 1859. She was born in 1841 in Michigan, USA. She died in 1908.

 

        
         
      ix. 

LYDIA M. COOK was born in 1839. She married UNKNOWN BANFIELD.

 

       
        
         
      x. 

J R COOK.

 

       
        
         
 9. 

LEWIS3 COOK (Job2, Edward Patterson1) was born on 08 Oct 1802 in Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. He died on 22 Jun 1884 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. He married ELIZABETH A. TEEPLE. She was born on 16 Jul 1811 in New York, USA. She died on 16 Apr 1871.

 

Notes for Lewis Cook:

EARLY SETTLEMENT. This township was at first a part of the township of Ada. Lewis Cook, a native of New Jersey, is said to have been the first settler within the limits of Cascade. He removed from that State to Seneca county, New York; from hence to Washtenaw county, in this State; from which he came, a pioneer settler to Cascade in 1836. At or near this time also came Mr. Hiram Laraway to this place from New York. His wife being a sister of Mrs. Cook. But, discouraged by the hardships of the wilderness, he soon returned to his native place.

 

Sometime during 1839 or 1840, Mr. Laraway returned to his Cascade possessions, and was frozen to death between that place and Ada, in the winter of 1841. Widow Laraway bravely met the heavy burdens of pioneer life, and trained up three sons and a daughter to lives of usefulness. While the name of aunt Mary Laraway became a household word in the community and a synonym of virtue and piety. She lived to see her children settled in life, and died suddenly in the summer of 1869. Her oldest son is well known as the proprietor of a stone cutting establishment in Grand Rapids. Peter and George Teeple came to Cascade during these years, joining the settlers on the west side of the Thornapple, while the eastern side was yet unmarked by civilization, but inhabited on and near sections 23 and 26, by a colony of about 350 natives, known, through the adoption of the name of their missionary, as the Slater Indians. In the year 1841, Peter Whitney, of Ohio, moved his family into that part of Cascade known as Whitneyville, and E. D. Gove, of Mass., selected a site for his future home near the center of the township on sections 22, 15 and 14, to which he brought his family in the summer of 1842.

 

ORGANIZATION. The first township meeting was held at Whitneyville, April 3, 1848, and the following board of township officers was elected: Supervisor-Peter Teeple. Clerk-John R. Stewart. Treasurer-Asa W. Denison. School Inspectors-James H. Woodworth, Thomas I. Seeley. Commissioners of Highways �Ezra Whitney, Fred. A. Marsh, Win. Degolia. Justices of the Peace-Leonard Stewart, Zerah Whitney. Assessors-Thomas I. Seeley, Harry Clark. Constables-Morris Denison, 0. P. Corson, Win. Cook, Peter J. Whitney. Of the above board, Peter Teeple is yet a respected member of the township.

 

The first cabin, with split log roof and floor and chimney of clay and sticks, was built by Nathan Boynton. Lewis Cook, Peter and George Teeple and Hiram Laraway were the 1836 pioneers of Cascade. In the year following, Edward Linen was the first of the Irish pioneers, and soon afterward a number of Irishmen, who had come to labor on the canal, decided to remain as farmers and located in this vicinity. Among these were James May, David Petted, John Farrell, James and William Annis, Michael Matthews and Christopher, Michael and Patrick Eardley. Wyoming township was organized as Byron township, May 2, 1836, with Charles Oakes as supervisor, G. H. Gordon as clerk, and I. A. Allen, Robert Howlett and E. P. Walker as justices. In 1835 the city of Grandville was founded by the so-called Grandville Company, composed of Eastern men, who platted eight acres, with additions, in 1836. They offered lots at $25 each for building purposes and at $200 each for speculators.

 

The township was organized April 2, 1838. The first election was held on the date above given, at the house of J. W. Fisk. Edward Robinson was moderator, and Peter Teeple was clerk of the election. Officers were elected as follows: Supervisor, Sidney Smith; township clerk, Nelson Robinson; assessors, Rix Robinson, Hamilton Andrews and Peter Teeple; collector, Carlos Smith; overseers of the poor, Tory Smith and Miniers Jipson; commissioners of highways, William Slosson, Edward Robinson and Lewis Cook; constables, Carlos Smith, Rix R. Church and Michael Early; commissioners of schools, Nelson Robinson, George Teeple and Lewis Cook.

 

The first town meeting of Ada was held at the house of Joh W. Fisk, April 2, 1836, with Edward Robinson as Moderator and Peter Teeple, Clerk.  The results for the election was as follows: Lewis Cook For highway commissioner received 23 votes, and for School Commissioner received 12 votes.

 

History of Kent County, Michigan; Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Townships... By Chas. C. Chapman & Co

 

 

   
        
  

LEWIS3 COOK (Job2, Edward Patterson1) was born on 08 Oct 1802 in Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. He died on 22 Jun 1884 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. He married ELIZABETH A. TEEPLE. She was born on 16 Jul 1811 in New York, USA. She died on 16 Apr 1871.

 

Notes for Lewis Cook:

EARLY SETTLEMENT. This township was at first a part of the township of Ada. Lewis Cook, a native of New Jersey, is said to have been the first settler within the limits of Cascade. He removed from that State to Seneca county, New York; from hence to Washtenaw county, in this State; from which he came, a pioneer settler to Cascade in 1836. At or near this time also came Mr. Hiram Laraway to this place from New York. His wife being a sister of Mrs. Cook. But, discouraged by the hardships of the wilderness, he soon returned to his native place.

 

Sometime during 1839 or 1840, Mr. Laraway returned to his Cascade possessions, and was frozen to death between that place and Ada, in the winter of 1841. Widow Laraway bravely met the heavy burdens of pioneer life, and trained up three sons and a daughter to lives of usefulness. While the name of aunt Mary Laraway became a household word in the community and a synonym of virtue and piety. She lived to see her children settled in life, and died suddenly in the summer of 1869. Her oldest son is well known as the proprietor of a stone cutting establishment in Grand Rapids. Peter anGeorge Teeple came to Cascade during these years, joining the settlers on the west side of the Thornapple, while the eastern side was yet unmarked by civilization, but inhabited on and near sections 23 and 26, by a colony of about 350 natives, known, through the adoption of the name of their missionary, as the Slater Indians. In the year 1841, Peter Whitney, of Ohio, moved his family into that part of Cascade known as Whitneyville, and E. D. Gove, of Mass., selected a site for his future home near the center of the township on sections 22, 15 and 14, to which he brought his family in the summer of 1842.

 

ORGANIZATION. The first township meeting was held at Whitneyville, April 3, 1848, and the following board of township officers was elected: Supervisor-Peter Teeple. Clerk-John R. Stewart. Treasurer-Asa W. Denison. School Inspectors-James H. Woodworth, Thomas I. Seeley. Commissioners of Highways �Ezra Whitney, Fred. A. Marsh, Win. Degolia. Justices of the Peace-Leonard Stewart, Zerah Whitney. Assessors-Thomas I. Seeley, Harry Clark. Constables-Morris Denison, 0. P. Corson, Win. Cook, Peter J. Whitney. Of the above board, Peter Teeple is yet a respected member of the township.

 

The first cabin, with split log roof and floor and chimney of clay and sticks, was built by Nathan Boynton. Lewis Cook, Peter and George Teeple and Hiram Laraway were the 1836 pioneers of Cascade. In the year following, Edward Linen was the first of the Irish pioneers, and soon afterward a number of Irishmen, who had come to labor on the canal, decided to remain as farmers and located in this vicinity. Among these were James May, David Petted, John Farrell, James and William Annis, Michael Matthews and Christopher, Michael and Patrick Eardley. Wyoming township was organized as Byron township, May 2, 1836, with Charles Oakes as supervisor, G. H. Gordon as clerk, and I. A. Allen, Robert Howlett and E. P. Walker as justices. In 1835 the city of Grandville was founded by the so-called Grandville Company, composed of Eastern men, who platted eight acres, with additions, in 1836. They offered lots at $25 each for building purposes and at $200 each for speculators.

 

The township was organized April 2, 1838. The first election was held on the date above given, at the house of J. W. Fisk. Edward Robinson was moderator, and Peter Teeple was clerk of the election. Officers were elected as follows: Supervisor, Sidney Smith; township clerk, Nelson Robinson; assessors, Rix Robinson, Hamilton Andrews and Peter Teeple; collector, Carlos Smith; overseers of the poor, Tory Smith and Miniers Jipson; commissioners of highways, William Slosson, Edward Robinson and Lewis Cook; constables, Carlos Smith, Rix R. Church and Michael Early; commissioners of schools, Nelson Robinson, George Teeple and Lewis Cook.

 

The first town meeting of Ada was held at the house of Joh W. Fisk, April 2, 1836, with Edward Robinson as Moderator and Peter Teeple, Clerk.  The results for the election was as follows: Lewis Cook For highway commissioner received 23 votes, and for School Commissioner received 12 votes.

 

History of Kent County, Michigan; Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Townships... By Chas. C. Chapman & Co

 

 

  Lewis Cook and Elizabeth A. Teeple had the following children:
  23. i. 

GEORGE4 COOK was born on 01 Jan 1829. He died on 23 Oct 1885 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. He married Hannah A Gillette on 19 Feb 1866 (Rev. P. VanWinkle, First Baptist Church). She was born on 06 Apr 1840 in New York, USA. She died on 05 Nov 1893 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

       
        
     ii. 

SELINA COOK was born on 24 May 1828 in Plymouth, Wayne, Michigan, USA. She died on 28 Jul 1915 in Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

      
       
        
  24. iii. 

MADISON COOK was born on 10 May 1834 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died on 06 Jun 1916 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA (Soldiers Home). He married Lucy J. Cross on 22 Feb 1857 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

       
        
  25. iv. 

ANDREWN JACKSON COOK was born on 29 Dec 1834 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died on 07 Feb 1905. He married HARRIET M. DAVIS. She was born on 18 Oct 1839.

 

       
        
     v. 

JAMES C. COOK was born in 1839 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died in 1884. He married Emma L. Hodges on 21 Feb 1861.

 

Notes for James C. Cook:

COOK, James C. (w) 21, Cascade, and Emma L. HODGES (w) 17, same place.  21 Feb. 1861 by Isaiah F. Fay, Min.  Amos HODGES, and Mary HODGES, witnesses.  3:324

 

      
       
        
     vi. 

HARRIET COOK was born in 1840 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

      
       
        
     vii. 

JOHN COOK was born on 30 Jul 1843 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died on 25 Sep 1874 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

      
       
        
  26. viii. 

LORAINE HARRIET COOK was born on 12 Feb 1848 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. She died on 22 Oct 1902 in Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA. She married Minor P. Spaulding, son of Orleans L. Spaulding and Aurilla Ann Patterson on 12 May 1868 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. He was born on 05 Feb 1843 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died on 23 May 1892 in Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

       
         
        

LORAINE HARRIET COOK was born on 12 Feb 1848 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. She died on 22 Oct 1902 in Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA. She married Minor P. Spaulding, son of Orleans L. Spaulding and Aurilla Ann Patterson on 12 May 1868 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. He was born on 05 Feb 1843 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died on 23 May 1892 in Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

         
 10. 

ASHER3 COOK (Job2, Edward Patterson1) was born in 1809 in Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. He married ORPHA UNKNOWN. She was born in 1812 in New Jersey, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. She died on 23 May 1861. He married REBECCA A UNKNOWN.

 

   
   Asher Cook and Orpha Unknown had the following children:
      i. 

ANN4 COOK.

 

       
        
         
      ii. 

SCOTT COOK was born in Dec 1835. He married Ellen Atchinson in 1861. She was born in Apr 1837.

 

       
        
         
      iii. 

MARY COOK was born in 1838. She died on 26 Aug 1839.

 

       
        
         
      iv. 

SARAH COOK was born in 1842.

 

       
        
         
      v. 

GEORGE COOK was born in 1845.

 

       
        
         
 11. 

HIRAM3 COOK (Job2, Edward Patterson1) was born on 04 Jul 1811. He married CATHERINE. She was born in 1817 in New York, USA.

 

   
   Hiram Cook and Catherine had the following child:
   27. i. 

OLIVER P.4 COOK.  He married ELLEN P. UNKNOWN. She was born in 1858.

 

        
         
 12. 

HARMON3 COOK (JOB2, EDWARD PATTERSON1).  He married CATHARINE VERCELIS. She was born on 05 Jan 1823.

 

   
   Harmon Cook and Catharine Vercelis had the following child:
   28. i. 

CASPER4 COOK was born in 1848 in Michigan, USA. He died in 1880. He married MARY C. UNKNOWN.

 

        
         
 13. 

UNKNOWN3 COOK (JOB2, EDWARD PATTERSON1).

 

   
   Unknown Cook had the following child:
   18. i. 

SAMANTHA4 COOK was born on 08 May 1814. She died on 04 Sep 1895 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. She married (1) GEORGE WILLIAM TEEPLE, son of William Teeple and Rachel Unknown on 07 Jun 1832 in Plymouth, Wayne, Michigan, USA. He was born on 08 Apr 1810 in Essex, New Jersey, USA. He died on 29 Oct 1883 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. She married GEORGE WILLIAMTEEPLE.

 

        
         
 Generation 4
         
 14. 

CLEVELAND C.4 COOK (Ezekiel3, Job2, Edward Patterson1) was born in 1816. He died in 1891. He married ELIZABETH UNKNOWN.

 

   
   Cleveland C. Cook and Elizabeth Unknown had the following child:
      i. 

LEWIS5 COOK was born on 01 Apr 1869.

 

       
        
         
 15. 

ALFRED4 COOK (Edward Patterson3, Job2, Edward Patterson1) was born in 1820 in Covert, Seneca, New York, USA. He died in 1850 in Canton, Wayne, Michigan, USA. He married Elizabeth Wright on 24 Nov 1842. She was born in 1826.

 

   
   Alfred Cook and Elizabeth Wright had the following child:
      i. 

MINEERVA5 COOK was born in 1847.

 

       
        
        
        
 16. 

WILLIAM J.4 COOK (Edward Patterson3, Job2, Edward Patterson1) was born on 08 Oct 1826 in Ovid, Seneca, New York, USA. He died on 29 Nov 1904 in Moline, Allegan, Michigan, USA. He married Amy Babcock, daughter of Unknown Babcock and Delia Unknown on 01 Jan 1852 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA. She was born on 29 Sep 1830 in Wayne, New York, USA. She died in 1904.

 

   
   William J. Cook and Amy Babcock had the following child:
     i. 

LOVISA ALZINA5 COOK was born on 31 Oct 1852 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. She died on 18 Jul 1938 in Eureka, Montcalm, Michigan, USA. She married JAMES MARTIN ROUSE. He was born in 1852 in Wisconsin, USA.

 

      
       
        
 17. 

WELLS4 COOK (Edward Patterson3, Job2, Edward Patterson1) was born in Mar 1835 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. He married Lydia Ann Burgess on 02 Jan 1860. She was born about 1839 in Michigan, USA.

 

Notes for Wells Cook:

COOK, Wells (w) 24, Cascade, and Lydia Ann BURGESS (w) 21, Cannon. 2 Jan. 1860 --received for record. By Samuel B. Smith, Min. N. J. PARNTERS (or PAINTERS), Nelson, Knit Co., Michigan, and Erastus BURGESS, Cannonsburg, witnesses. 3:246

 

 

   
   Wells Cook and Lydia Ann Burgess had the following children:
     i. 

EMMA A.5 COOK was born about 1863 in Michigan, USA.

 

      
       
        
     ii. 

SHERMAN A. COOK was born about 1865 in Michigan, USA.

 

      
       
        
     iii. 

CYRUS M. COOK was born about 1877 in Michigan, USA.

 

      
       
        
     iv. 

ELMER COOK.  He died in Mar 1886.

 

      
       
        
     v. 

CHILD COOK.

 

      
       
        
 18. 

SAMANTHA4 COOK (Edward Patterson3, Job2, Edward Patterson1) was born on 08 May 1814. She died on 04 Sep 1895 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. She married (1) GEORGE WILLIAM TEEPLE, son of William Teeple and Rachel Unknown on 07 Jun 1832 in Plymouth, Wayne, Michigan, USA. He was born on 08 Apr 1810 in Essex, New Jersey, USA. He died on 29 Oct 1883 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. She married GEORGE WILLIAMTEEPLE.

 

   
        
   

Notes for George William Teeple:

ALFRED C. TEEPLE, a well known and highly respected farmer on section No. 23, Paris township, was born in Cascade township, Kent county, Mich., May 4, 1842. George W. and Samantha (Cook) Teeple, parents of Alfred C. Teeple, were natives of Seneca county, N. Y., whose families came to Michigan in an early day and located in Wayne county, near Plymouth, where the parents of the subject were married. In 1836, when the family consisted of two children, they came to the Grand River country, locating in Cascade township, Kent county, where the family has sifice had representatives. That was assuredly at a pioneer period. Scarcely a dozen houses stood at the then mere trading-post, where now the hum of hundreds of extensive factories, employing thousands of men, indicates the second city of importance in the state. The woods, through which the beautiful Thornapple flowed, were scarcely yet trod by white man's feet, and the placid waters of the beautiful stream still often reflected the swarthy face of the Indian warrior or his no less dusky maiden. About the same time Lewis Cook, maternal uncle of the subject, also arrived; and soon afterward came his father, Edward Cook, a veteran of the war of I812, who likewise took up his residence in Cascade. When Alfred C. was six years of age, his parents removed to section No. 18, on the line of Paris township, where they settled on a tract of 150 acres. Of this about ten acres had been partially improved, the remainder being subsequently cleared by his father, who died on the place at the age of seventy-four years. His wife survived him twelve years, dying at the age of eighty-two. This farm is now owned by their son, William E. Teeple, who makes it his home. George W. Teeple was a stanch democrat and an influential party worker; he was quite popular with his party as well as with the general public. He was of a sociable nature, liberal in his relations to all. He was very fond of hunting, a sport in which he was invariably successful, having attained an enviable record among hunters as one whose skill in many instances excelled that of the Indian. Of his twelve children, ten grew to maturity, and nine are still living. One son, Marcus D., who was a resident of Paris township, was accidentally killed at the age of fifty-four years, by logs rolling over him through some mishap while he was at work. but his widow and one daughter still reside on their farm. Alfred C. Teeple remained on the home farm until thirty-one years old, for five years having had full charge of its operation. At his marriage he located on part of the homestead, where he lived about eighteen months. when he removed to a farm in Jamestown, Ottawa county, on which he lived six years, making extensive improvements upon it. Ever being handy in the use and operation of machinery, he engaged in the lumber manufacture in Grand Rapids for a period of five years.

 

The township was organized April 2, 1838. The first election was held on the date above given, at the house of J. W. Fisk. Edward Robinson was moderator, and Peter Teeple was clerk of the election. Officers were elected as follows: Supervisor, Sidney Smith; township clerk, Nelson Robinson; assessors, Rix Robinson, Hamilton Andrews and Peter Teeple; collector, Carlos Smith; overseers of the poor, Tory Smith and Miniers Jipson; commissioners of highways, William Slosson, Edward Robinson and Lewis Cook; constables, Carlos Smith, Rix R. Church and Michael Early; commissioners of schools, Nelson Robinson, George Teeple and Lewis Cook.

 

Peter and George Teeple came to Cascade in these early years, joining the settlers on the west side of the Thornapple, while the eastern side was as yet unmarked by civilization, but inhabited on and near Sections 23 and 26 by a colony of about 350 natives, known, through the adoption of the name of their missionary, as the Slater Indians. The Teeples were born in Essex, N. J., sons of Jonas Teeple, who, with his entire family of grown sons and daughters, came to Michigan and settled where the village of Plymouth, Wayne County, now stands. Jonas made several visits to Kent County, but died in Wayne County when past eighty years old. His three sons-Peter, George and James-all settled in Kent County, Peter and George coming in 1836 and James some years later, settling at Sparta. Peter Teeple was the father of seven children when he came to Kent County. He had sold a large farm at Plymouth, and in Cascade township bought 700 acres of government land at $1.25 per acre-all practically in one tract. He built a little log house on Section 18 and there passed the remainder of his life, the little log house, however, giving place to a fine dwelling in 1855. Mr. Teeple was for many years agent for speculators who owned large tracts of land in the county, and of these he sold many acres to settlers, doing much to people this region. Although he was but eight miles from Grand Rapids, then nick-named "Bob-o-link," it took him two days to make the trip. For five years he was supervisor of his township, and he kept up his interest in public affairs until he had attained an advanced age. He died in 1875 at the age of eighty-two years. George W. Teeple came to Cascade with his wife and two children. This was soon after Lewis Cook, who was a maternal uncle of the Teeples, had arrived, and soon afterward came Edward Cook, a veteran of the War of 1812, who likewise took up his residence in Cascade. In 1848 George W. Teeple removed his family to Section 18, on the line of Paris township, settling on a tract of 150 acres, and there he died, in 1884, at the age of seventy-four years. In the year 1841, Peter Whitney, of Ohio, moved his family into that part of Cascade which was long known as Whitneyville, and E. D. Gove, of Massachusetts, selected a site for his future home near the center of the township on Sections 22, 15 and 14, to which he 1/

 

       
  

Notes for George William Teeple:

ALFRED C. TEEPLE, a well known and highly respected farmer on section No. 23, Paris township, was born in Cascade township, Kent county, Mich., May 4, 1842. George W. and Samantha (Cook) Teeple, parents of Alfred C. Teeple, were natives of Seneca county, N. Y., whose families came to Michigan in an early day and located in Wayne county, near Plymouth, where the parents of the subject were married. In 1836, when the family consisted of two children, they came to the Grand River country, locating in Cascade township, Kent county, where the family has sifice had representatives. That was assuredly at a pioneer period. Scarcely a dozen houses stood at the then mere trading-post, where now the hum of hundreds of extensive factories, employing thousands of men, indicates the second city of importance in the state. The woods, through which the beautiful Thornapple flowed, were scarcely yet trod by white man's feet, and the placid waters of the beautiful stream still often reflected the swarthy face of the Indian warrior or his no less dusky maiden. About the same time Lewis Cook, maternal uncle of the subject, also arrived; and soon afterward came his father, Edward Cook, a veteran of the war of I812, who likewise took up his residence in Cascade. When Alfred C. was six years of age, his parents removed to section No. 18, on the line of Paris township, where they settled on a tract of 150 acres. Of this about ten acres had been partially improved, the remainder being subsequently cleared by his father, who died on the place at the age of seventy-four years. His wife survived him twelve years, dying at the age of eighty-two. This farm is now owned by their son, William E. Teeple, who makes it his home. George W. Teeple was a stanch democrat and an influential party worker; he was quite popular with his party as well as with the general public. He was of a sociable nature, liberal in his relations to all. He was very fond of hunting, a sport in which he was invariably successful, having attained an enviable record among hunters as one whose skill in many instances excelled that of the Indian. Of his twelve children, ten grew to maturity, and nine are still living. One son, Marcus D., who was a resident of Paris township, was accidentally killed at the age of fifty-four years, by logs rolling over him through some mishap while he was at work. but his widow and one daughter still reside on their farm. Alfred C. Teeple remained on the home farm until thirty-one years old, for five years having had full charge of its operation. At his marriage he located on part of the homestead, where he lived about eighteen months. when he removed to a farm in Jamestown, Ottawa county, on which he lived six years, making extensive improvements upon it. Ever being handy in the use and operation of machinery, he engaged in the lumber manufacture in Grand Rapids for a period of five years.

 

The township was organized April 2, 1838. The first election was held on the date above given, at the house of J. W. Fisk. Edward Robinson was moderator, and Peter Teeple was clerk of the election. Officers were elected as follows: Supervisor, Sidney Smith; township clerk, Nelson Robinson; assessors, Rix Robinson, Hamilton Andrews and Peter Teeple; collector, Carlos Smith; overseers of the poor, Tory Smith and Miniers Jipson; commissioners of highways, William Slosson, Edward Robinson and Lewis Cook; constables, Carlos Smith, Rix R. Church and Michael Early; commissioners of schools, Nelson Robinson, George Teeple and Lewis Cook.

 

Peter and George Teeple came to Cascade in these early years, joining the settlers on the west side of the Thornapple, while the eastern side was as yet unmarked by civilization, but inhabited on and near Sections 23 and 26 by a colony of about 350 natives, known, through the adoption of the name of their missionary, as the Slater Indians. The Teeples were born in Essex, N. J., sons of Jonas Teeple, who, with his entire family of grown sons and daughters, came to Michigan and settled where the village of Plymouth, Wayne County, now stands. Jonas made several visits to Kent County, but died in Wayne County when past eighty years old. His three sons-Peter, George and James-all settled in Kent County, Peter and George coming in 1836 and James some years later, settling at Sparta. Peter Teeple was the father of seven children when he came to Kent County. He had sold a large farm at Plymouth, and in Cascade township bought 700 acres of government land at $1.25 per acre-all practically in one tract. He built a little log house on Section 18 and there passed the remainder of his life, the little log house, however, giving place to a fine dwelling in 1855. Mr. Teeple was for many years agent for speculators who owned large tracts of land in the county, and of these he sold many acres to settlers, doing much to people this region. Although he was but eight miles from Grand Rapids, then nick-named "Bob-o-link," it took him two days to make the trip. For five years he was supervisor of his township, and he kept up his interest in public affairs until he had attained an advanced age. He died in 1875 at the age of eighty-two years. George W. Teeple came to Cascade with his wife and two children. This was soon after Lewis Cook, who was a maternal uncle of the Teeples, had arrived, and soon afterward came Edward Cook, a veteran of the War of 1812, who likewise took up his residence in Cascade. In 1848 George W. Teeple removed his family to Section 18, on the line of Paris township, settling on a tract of 150 acres, and there he died, in 1884, at the age of seventy-four years. In the year 1841, Peter Whitney, of Ohio, moved his family into that part of Cascade which was long known as Whitneyville, and E. D. Gove, of Massachusetts, selected a site for his future home near the center of the township on Sections 22, 15 and 14, to which he 1/

 

  George William Teeple and Samantha Cook had the following children:
    i. 

ALBERT B5 TEEPLE was born on 25 Mar 1833 in Plymouth, Wayne, Michigan, USA. He died on 12 Sep 1914 in Alaska, Kent, Michigan. He married MARY C. FISH. She was born in 1842 in Otisco, Ionia, Michigan, USA. She died in 1922 in Alaska, Kent County, Michigan.

 

Notes for Albert B Teeple:

Prominent Cascade Farmer Passed Away

 

 

Elbert B. Teeple, eldest son of George and Samantha (Cook) Teeple, was born in Plymouth, Wayne county, Michigan, 25 March 1833, and died at Alaska, Kent county, Mich., 12 September, 1914, aged 81 years, 6 months.

 

In 1837, when a child of 4 years, he removed with his parents to this county, making the trip in the winter with an ox team and sleigh and bringing all of their possessions with them making their own road through the forest in many places.

 

They went at first to the home of his mother�s uncle, Lewis Cook, whose home was at that time the only house in Cascade township.

 

Soon after reaching their destination, his father purchased land on section 6 of Cascade and built the second house in the township, which stood until five years ago, when it was torn down.

 

Mr. Teeple often told of those early pioneer days, when the family heard with joy the sound of an axe far off in the forest, telling them that they had a new neighbor, although they might be several miles away; also of going long distances through the woods to the home of some neighbor to get fire to rekindle their own, which through some mishap had gone out.

 

Of their struggles against the wild beasts of the forests, their fear of the red men, of the trials and hardships of wresting a home from the forest, and of Grand Rapids, than a mere hamlet, which he watched grow into the beautiful city that it is today.

 

In 1848 he removed with his father�s family to a farm on section 18, Cascade, where he resided until in 1861.

 

On 10 February 1861, he was united in marriage with Mary C. Fish of Otisco, Ionia county. Soon after their marriage they went to their new home which they had prepared on section 33 of Cascade and which was then a wilderness. Then began the struggle to hew from the forest a home and a competency. How well he succeeded is attested by the beautiful farm which he still owned at his death.

 

In 1905, Mr. and Mrs. Teeple left their farm and settled in Alaska, where they have since resided.

 

Mr. Teeple was a man of sterling worth, of high moral principles, strict integrity, indomitable courage and untiring energy.

 

He was respected by all who knew him for his high sense of justice, and loved by all his large circle of friends for his kindly disposition. He was a kind neighbor and a true friend, always ready to extend a helping hand.

 

He was a charter member of the Whitneyville grange and until failing health made it impossible for him to do so, took an active interest in it.

 

Beside his widow, Mr. Teeple is survived by two brothers and two sisters. They are Alfred C. Teeple of Grand Rapids, William Teeple of Cascade, Mrs. Almina D. Spaulding of Harbor Springs and Mrs. Harriet J. Sanford of Mineapolis, Minnesota. He is also survived by nine nephews and nine nieces and several grand nephews and grand nieces, besides many other relatives and friends, and also his tow foster sons, James Carlton and his son, Glen Carlton, of Grand Rapids.

 

Funeral services were conducted by Mrs. B. W. Woodward of Dutton at the Baptist church in Alaska. Music furnished by Mrs. D. McKersie, Mrs. Allie Gillett and Miss Grace McKersie.

 

 

     
      
       
      

ALBERT B5 TEEPLE was born on 25 Mar 1833 in Plymouth, Wayne, Michigan, USA. He died on 12 Sep 1914 in Alaska, Kent, Michigan. He married MARY C. FISH. She was born in 1842 in Otisco, Ionia, Michigan, USA. She died in 1922 in Alaska, Kent County, Michigan.

 

Notes for Albert B Teeple:

Prominent Cascade Farmer Passed Away

 Elbert B. Teeple, eldest son of George and Samantha (Cook) Teeple, was born in Plymouth, Wayne county, Michigan, 25 March 1833, and died at Alaska, Kent county, Mich., 12 September, 1914, aged 81 years, 6 months.

 

In 1837, when a child of 4 years, he removed with his parents to this county, making the trip in the winter with an ox team and sleigh and bringing all of their possessions with them making their own road through the forest in many places.

 

They went at first to the home of his mother�s uncle, Lewis Cook, whose home was at that time the only house in Cascade township.

 

Soon after reaching their destination, his father purchased land on section 6 of Cascade and built the second house in the township, which stood until five years ago, when it was torn down.

 

Mr. Teeple often told of those early pioneer days, when the family heard with joy the sound of an axe far off in the forest, telling them that they had a new neighbor, although they might be several miles away; also of going long distances through the woods to the home of some neighbor to get fire to rekindle their own, which through some mishap had gone out.

 

Of their struggles against the wild beasts of the forests, their fear of the red men, of the trials and hardships of wresting a home from the forest, and of Grand Rapids, than a mere hamlet, which he watched grow into the beautiful city that it is today.

 

In 1848 he removed with his father�s family to a farm on section 18, Cascade, where he resided until in 1861.

 

On 10 February 1861, he was united in marriage with Mary C. Fish of Otisco, Ionia county. Soon after their marriage they went to their new home which they had prepared on section 33 of Cascade and which was then a wilderness. Then began the struggle to hew from the forest a home and a competency. How well he succeeded is attested by the beautiful farm which he still owned at his death.

 

In 1905, Mr. and Mrs. Teeple left their farm and settled in Alaska, where they have since resided.

 

Mr. Teeple was a man of sterling worth, of high moral principles, strict integrity, indomitable courage and untiring energy.

 

He was respected by all who knew him for his high sense of justice, and loved by all his large circle of friends for his kindly disposition. He was a kind neighbor and a true friend, always ready to extend a helping hand.

 

He was a charter member of the Whitneyville grange and until failing health made it impossible for him to do so, took an active interest in it.

 

Beside his widow, Mr. Teeple is survived by two brothers and two sisters. They are Alfred C. Teeple of Grand Rapids, William Teeple of Cascade, Mrs. Almina D. Spaulding of Harbor Springs and Mrs. Harriet J. Sanford of Mineapolis, Minnesota. He is also survived by nine nephews and nine nieces and several grand nephews and grand nieces, besides many other relatives and friends, and also his tow foster sons, James Carlton and his son, Glen Carlton, of Grand Rapids.

 

Funeral services were conducted by Mrs. B. W. Woodward of Dutton at the Baptist church in Alaska. Music furnished by Mrs. D. McKersie, Mrs. Allie Gillett and Miss Grace McKersie.

 

 

       
    ii. 

MINERVA TEEPLE was born on 25 Jun 1834. She died on 18 Oct 1906.

 

     
      
       
    iii. 

ELMER TEEPLE was born on 28 Oct 1835. He died on 26 Jan 1850.

 

     
      
       
    iv. 

OSCAR TEEPLE was born on 29 May 1838 in Michigan, USA. He died on 26 Feb 1905 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

     
      
       
    v. 

ALFRED C. TEEPLE was born on 04 May 1842 in Michigan, USA. He married DeEtte L. Loomis, daughter of Alexander Loomis on 26 Mar 1872. She was born in 1850 in Michigan, USA.

 

Notes for Alfred C. Teeple:

Title: The City of Grand Rapids and Kent County, Mich.: up to date, containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens.

 

ALFRED C. TEEPLE, a well known and highly respected farmer on section No. 23, Paris township, was born in Cascade township, Kent county, Mich., May 4, 1842. George W. and Samantha (Cook) Teeple, parents of Alfred C. Teeple, were natives of Seneca county, N. Y., whose families came to Michigan in an early day and located in Wayne county, near Plymouth, where the parents of the subject were married. In 1836, when the family consisted of two children, they came to the Grand River country, locating in Cascade township, Kent county, where the family has sifice had representatives. That was assuredly at a pioneer period. Scarcely a dozen houses stood at the then mere trading-post, where now the hum of hundreds of extensive factories, employing thousands of men, indicates the second city of importance in the state. The woods, through which the beautiful Thornapple flowed, were scarcely yet trod by white man's feet, and the placid waters of the beautiful stream still often reflected the swarthy face of the Indian warrior or his no less dusky maiden. About the same time Lewis Cook, maternal uncle of the subject, also arrived; and soon afterward came his father, Edward Cook, a veteran of the war of 1, who likewise took up his residence in Cascade. When Alfred C. was six years of age, his parents removed to section No. 18, on the line of Paris township, where they settled on a tract of 150 acres. Of this about ten acres had been partially improved, the remainder being subsequently cleared by his father, who died on the place at the age of seventy-four years. His wife survived him twelve years, dying at the age of eighty-two. This farm is now owned by their son, William E. Teeple, who makes it his home. George W. Teeple was a stanch democrat and an influential party worker; he was quite popular with his party as well as with the general public. He was of a sociable nature, liberal in his relations to all. He was very fond of hunting, a sport in which he was invariably successful, having attained an enviable record among hunters as one whose skill in many instances excelled that of the Indian. Of his twelve children, ten grew to maturity, and nine are still living. One son, Marcus D., who was a resident of Paris township, was accidentally killed at the age of fifty-four years, by logs rolling over him through some mishap while he was at work. but his widow and one daughter still reside on their farm. Alfred C. Teeple remained on the home farm until thirty-one years old, for five years having had full charge of its operation. At his marriage he located on part of the homestead, where he lived about eighteen months. when he removed to a farm in Jamestown, Ottawa county, on which he lived six years, making extensive improvements upon it. Ever being handy in the use and operation of machinery, he engaged in the lumber manufacture in Grand Rapids for a period of five years. He also worked two and a half years as a carpenter, his skill being such that although he had never worked at this trade before, he soon received the best wages paid to skilled mechanics. He had abandoned farming on account of ill health, but, his temperament and disposition were such that he must be actively engaged in remunerative labor. The old love for the pursuits of agriculture had not been outgrown or forgotten, but its independence came more forcibly to mind after these years spent in mechanical life, and so in the fall of 1 Mr. Teeple secured his present farm, which had formerly been owned by Alexander Loomis, his father-in-law, and comprised forty acres. He next purchased eighty acres adjoining on section No. 23, known as the Thomas Skinner farm. He rebuilt the dwelling and barns, made other desirable improvements, and now has the finest farm of its dimensions in Paris township, and, owing to the skill and intelligence in its operation, it is one of the most prolific in the crops grown upon it. He also keeps a flock of choice sheep, in which he justly takes great pride; in keeping with the whole, all his live stock is in fact of the best breeds. Mr. Teeple is a democrat in politics, has often attended as delegate the county, district and state conventions of his party, and has worked hard for its success. He never shirks responsibility in upholding and advocating its principles, being well informed, not only upon questions of party belief, but also in all political history, and is naturally a stanch supporter of the Chicago platform. 'His fraternal relations are with the I. O. O. F., with which he has held a quiet connection for several years. Mr. Teeple was joined in marriage March 26, 1872, with Miss DeEtte L. Loomis, a native of Gaines township, Kent county, Mich., and to this felicitous union have been born two children �Lotta B. and E. Clyde-both still at home. Mr. Teeple, like those only who have been careful students of the Bible and thoughtful in reaching conclusions, is a Unitarian in his religious belief, though at present he is not related to any church society. Recognizing their value in a community, he liberally contributes to the churches of the vicinity. He is of a tough, wiry physique and nervous temperament; thoughtful and meditative, he endeavors to seek the reason for all things before he considers them worthy of his faith and sanction.. He is greatly respected as a man of independence of thought, honorable living, and his many excellent personal qualities. His family are also held in unalloyed esteem by their numerous friends and neighbors.   

 

 

 

 

 

     
      
       
      

ALFRED C. TEEPLE was born on 04 May 1842 in Michigan, USA. He married DeEtte L. Loomis, daughter of Alexander Loomis on 26 Mar 1872. She was born in 1850 in Michigan, USA.

 

Notes for Alfred C. Teeple:

Title: The City of Grand Rapids and Kent County, Mich.: up to date, containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens.

 

ALFRED C. TEEPLE, a well known and highly respected farmer on section No. 23, Paris township, was born in Cascade township, Kent county, Mich., May 4, 1842. George W. and Samantha (Cook) Teeple, parents of Alfred C. Teeple, were natives of Seneca county, N. Y., whose families came to Michigan in an early day and located in Wayne county, near Plymouth, where the parents of the subject were married. In 1836, when the family consisted of two children, they came to the Grand River country, locating in Cascade township, Kent county, where the family has sifice had representatives. That was assuredly at a pioneer period. Scarcely a dozen houses stood at the then mere trading-post, where now the hum of hundreds of extensive factories, employing thousands of men, indicates the second city of importance in the state. The woods, through which the beautiful Thornapple flowed, were scarcely yet trod by white man's feet, and the placid waters of the beautiful stream still often reflected the swarthy face of the Indian warrior or his no less dusky maiden. About the same time Lewis Cook, maternal uncle of the subject, also arrived; and soon afterward came his father, Edward Cook, a veteran of the war of 1, who likewise took up his residence in Cascade. When Alfred C. was six years of age, his parents removed to section No. 18, on the line of Paris township, where they settled on a tract of 150 acres. Of this about ten acres had been partially improved, the remainder being subsequently cleared by his father, who died on the place at the age of seventy-four years. His wife survived him twelve years, dying at the age of eighty-two. This farm is now owned by their son, William E. Teeple, who makes it his home. George W. Teeple was a stanch democrat and an influential party worker; he was quite popular with his party as well as with the general public. He was of a sociable nature, liberal in his relations to all. He was very fond of hunting, a sport in which he was invariably successful, having attained an enviable recoits operation. At his marriage he located on part of the homestead, where he lived about eighteen months. when he removed to a farm in Jamestown, Ottawa county, on which he lived six years, making extensive improvements upon it. Ever being handy in the use and operation of machinery, he engaged in the lumber manufacture in Grand Rapids for a period of five years. He also worked two and a half years as a carpenter, his skill being such that although he had never worked at this trade before, he soon received the best wages paid to skilled mechanics. He had abandoned farming on account of ill health, but, his temperament and disposition were such that he must be actively engaged in remunerative labor. The old love for the pursuits of agriculture had not been outgrown or forgotten, but its independence came more forcibly to mind after these years spent in mechanical life, and so in the fall of 1 Mr. Teeple secured his present farm, which had formerly been owned by Alexander Loomis, his father-in-law, and comprised forty acres. He next purchased eighty acres adjoining on section No. 23, known as the Thomas Skinner farm. He rebuilt the dwelling and barns, made other desirable improvements, and now has the finest farm of its dimensions in Paris township, and, owing to the skill and intelligence in its operation, it is one of the most prolific in the crops grown upon it. He also keeps a flock of choice sheep, in which he justly takes great pride; in keeping with the whole, all his live stock is in fact of the best breeds. Mr. Teeple is a democrat in politics, has often attended as delegate the county, district and state conventions of his party, and has worked hard for its success. He never shirks responsibility in upholding and advocating its principles, being well informed, not only upon questions of party belief, but also in all political history, and is naturally a stanch supporter of the Chicago platform. 'His fraternal relations are with the I. O. O. F., with which he has held a quiet connection for several years. Mr. Teeple was joined in marriage March 26, 1872, with Miss DeEtte L. Loomis, a native of Gaines township, Kent county, Mich., and to this felicitous union have been born two children �Lotta B. and E. Clyde-both still at home. Mr. Teeple, like those only who have been careful students of the Bible and thoughtful in reaching conclusions, is a Unitarian in his religious belief, though at present he is not related to any church society. Recognizing their value in a community, he liberally contributes to the churches of the vicinity. He is of a tough, wiry physique and nervous temperament; thoughtful and meditative, he endeavors to seek the reason for all things before he considers them worthy of his faith and sanction.. He is greatly respected as a man of independence of thought, honorable living, and his many excellent personal qualities. His family are also held in unalloyed esteem by their numerous friends and neighbors.   

 

 

       
    vi. 

MARION E TEEPLE was born on 11 Feb 1844 in Michigan, USA. She married CLARK WASHBURN.

 

     
      
       
    vii. 

MARCUS D. TEEPLE was born on 11 Feb 1844 in Michigan, USA. He died on 28 Jan 1897 in Michigan, USA. He married SARAH C. LAFEVRE.

 

     
      
       
    viii. 

ELMINA DEBORAH TEEPLE was born on 27 Aug 1847 in Harbor Springs, Emmet, Michigan, USA. She died on 09 Dec 1934 in Harbor Springs, Emmet, Michigan, USA. She married Charles Shepard Spaulding, son of Orleans L. Spaulding and Aurilla Ann Patterson in 1868 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. He was born on 05 Feb 1845 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died on 25 Apr 1922 in Harbor Springs, Emmet, Michigan, USA.

 

Notes for Elmina Deborah Teeple:

George W. Teeple was born in Essex, N.J., April 8, 1810. His parents, William and Rachel Teeple, settled in Plymouth, Wayne Co., in 1826, and in 1844 removed to Lenawee County, where they died,--his father in 1866, and his mother in 1863. Mr. T. has made agriculture the purpose of his life. He operated five years on a farm in Plymouth, and in 1836 settled on the place he now occupies, consisting of 100 acres, valued at $60.00 per acre. He was married June 7, 1832 to Samantha Cook of Covert, N.Y. They have had 12 children, nine of whom are living, whose births occurred as follows: Elbert B., March 25, 1833; Minerva, June 25, 1834; Oscar R., May 29, 1838; Alfred C., May 4, 1842; Marcus D. and Marian E. (twins), Feb. 11, 1844; Almira D., Aug. 27, 1847; Harriet J., Jan. 13, 1853; and William E., Feb. 18, 1855. Politically Mr. T. is a Democrat. He has passed through all the severities of pioneer life. His son Marcus enlisted in the 6th Mich. Cavalry, served three years and four months and was under fire at Gettysburg, and in the Battle of the Wilderness. Mrs. T. is a member of the Disciples Church.

 

     
      
       
    ix. 

ELMIRA TEEPLE was born on 27 Aug 1847. She died on 31 Dec 1873. She married UNKNOWN LOWWRY.

 

     
      
     x. 

RACHEL TEEPLE was born in 1848 in Michigan, USA.

 

      
       
        
     xi. 

HARRIET TEEPLE was born on 13 Jan 1853 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. She married HAROLD D. SANFORD.

 

      
       
        
     xii. 

WILLIAM E TEEPLE was born on 18 Feb 1855 in Michigan, USA. He married Adaline O. Dennison, daughter of Leman Dennison and Helen on 08 Jan 1887 in Ada, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

      
       
        
 19. 

WILLIAM F.4 COOK (Jesse3, Job2, Edward Patterson1) was born in 1827 in New York, USA. He married MARTIA ANNA UNKNOWN. She was born on 07 Sep 1835 in New York, USA. She died on 27 Oct 1878. He married BARBARA KEGEL.

 

Notes for William F. Cook:

William Cook and Peter J. Whitney, constables.

 

COOK, Willie, m., b. 14 Dec., 1870 at Michigan. Parents:-Wm. F. Cook, b. New York, and Marcia Anna Cook, b. New York. Res. Cascade. Occ. Farmer.

 

   
   William F. Cook and Martia Anna Unknown had the following children:
     i. 

ADDISON B5 COOK was born on 10 Aug 1867.

 

Notes for Addison B Cook:

COOK, Addison B., m., b. 10 Aug., 1867, at Cascade. Parents:-Wm. F. Cook, b. N.Y., and Marshy A. Cook, b. N.Y. Res. Cascade. Occ. Farmer.

 

      
       
        
     ii. 

WILLARD COOK was born on 14 Dec 1870.

 

Notes for Willard Cook:

COOK, Willie, m., b. 14 Dec., 1870 at Michigan. Parents:-Wm. F. Cook, b. New York, and Marcia Anna Cook, b. New York. Res. Cascade. Occ. Farmer.

 

      
       
        
     iii. 

GEORGE A..COOK was born in Apr 1856. He married HATTIE UNKNOWN.

 

      
       
        
     iv. 

JENNIE COOK was born in 1859.

 

      
       
        
     v. 

SYLVESTER COOK was born on 05 Jun 1865. He died on 26 Jun 1905 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

      
       
        
     vi. 

LYDIA COOK.

 

      
       
        
   William F. Cook and Barbara Kegel had the following children:
     vii. 

IDA COOK was born in 1880.

 

      
       
        
     viii. 

UNKNOWN COOK was born in 1883.

 

      
       
        
     ix. 

UNKNOWN COOK was born in 1886.

 

      
       
        
     x. 

LENA COOK was born in Apr 1889.

 

      
       
        
     xi. 

ROYAL COOK was born in Feb 1891.

 

      
       
        
 20. 

SYLVESTER R.4 COOK (Jesse3, Job2, Edward Patterson1) was born on 28 May 1830 in Hornellsville, Steuben, New York, USA. He married MELISSA BAILEY. She was born in 1839 in New York, USA. She died on 15 Mar 1878. He married MAGDALENA DIEFENBECKER. She was born in 1857 in Canada.

 

Notes for Sylvester R. Cook:

a prosperous farmer in section No. 28, Cascade township, Kent county, Mich., and an ex-soldier of the Civil war, was born in Hornellsville, Steuben county, N. Y., May 28, 1830, and is a son of Jesse and Rachel (Fisher) Cook, the former of whom was a shoemaker by trade and came to Wayne county, Mich., when the subject of this sketch was but four years old. At the age of eighteen years, Sylvester R. Cook went to Livingston county and ran a threshing machine and separator, and in 1853 operated an eight-horse separator-more than likely the first ever used in Kent county-and it was known to be the first ever set up at Grand Rapids. In I857 he bought land in Cascade township, the tract then comprising eighty acres, all heavily timbered, and to this he added another equally wild tract of eighty acres. He had but few neighbors within miles, and no roads, so that he found it difficult to define the boundaries of his possessions. He succeeded in hewing out a profitable farm from the beech and maple forest, and it is hardly necessary to say that this was accomplished only by the hardest kind of work. Nor is this all; he continued to purchase additional land, until he eventually owned 300 acres, of which he still owns I60, having divided the remainder among his sons, who are located near by and all of whom are prospering. At the age of twenty-six years, Mr. Cook married Miss Melissa Bailey, sister of Sluman S. Bailey, and for thirty years they were helpmates, he managing the farm and she the household affairs. Two years after his wife's

 

Res. Cascade. Occ. Farmer

 

   
   

SYLVESTER R.4 COOK (Jesse3, Job2, Edward Patterson1) was born on 28 May 1830 in Hornellsville, Steuben, New York, USA. He married MELISSA BAILEY. She was born in 1839 in New York, USA. She died on 15 Mar 1878. He married MAGDALENA DIEFENBECKER. She was born in 1857 in Canada.

 

Notes for Sylvester R. Cook:

a prosperous farmer in section No. 28, Cascade township, Kent county, Mich., and an ex-soldier of the Civil war, was born in Hornellsville, Steuben county, N. Y., May 28, 1830, and is a son of Jesse and Rachel (Fisher) Cook, the former of whom was a shoemaker by trade and came to Wayne county, Mich., when the subject of this sketch was but four years old. At the age of eighteen years, Sylvester R. Cook went to Livingston county and ran a threshing machine and separator, and in 1853 operated an eight-horse separator-more than likely the first ever used in Kent county-and it was known to be the first ever set up at Grand Rapids. In I857 he bought land in Cascade township, the tract then comprising eighty acres, all heavily timbered, and to this he added another equally wild tract of eighty acres. He had but few neighbors within miles, and no roads, so that he found it difficult to define the boundaries of his possessions. He succeeded in hewing out a profitable farm from the beech and maple forest, and it is hardly necessary to say that this was accomplished only by the hardest kind of work. Nor is this all; he continued to purchase additional land, until he eventually owned 300 acres, of which he still owns I60, having divided the remainder among his sons, who are located near by and all of whom are prospering. At the age of twenty-six years, Mr. Cook married Miss Melissa Bailey, sister of Sluman S. Bailey, and for thirty years they were helpmates, he managing the farm and she the household affairs. Two years after his wife's

 

Res. Cascade. Occ. Farmer

 

   Sylvester R. Cook and Melissa Bailey had the following children:
     i. 

WILLIAM I5 COOK was born on 05 Jun 1859 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. He married Lina S. Unknown on 01 Jan 1852. She was born in Feb 1860.

 

Notes for William I Cook:

COOK, William (w) 25, Cascade, and Miss Amy BABCOCK (w) 21, Grand Rapids. 1 Jan. 1852 at Grand Rapids by James Miller, J. P. Ezekiel WELCH and Phebe WELCH, both of Grand Rapids, witnesses. 1:23

 

 

      
       
        
     ii. 

JOSEPH S. COOK was born on 30 May 1863 in Cascade, Michigan, USA. He married MYRTLE UNKNOWN. She was born in Feb 1871.

 

      
       
        
     iii. 

SLUMAN B. COOK was born on 13 Aug 1868 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

Notes for Sluman B. Cook:

COOK, Shuman S., m., b. 13 Aug., 1868, at Cascade. Parents:-Sylvester R. Cook, b. N.Y., and Melissa Cook, b. Same Place. Res. Cascade. Occ. Farmer.

 

      
       
        
     iv. 

MARY MELISSA COOK was born in Michigan, USA. She married RALPH DARLING.

 

      
       
        
     v. 

CHARLES H. COOK was born on 18 May 1861 in Michigan, USA. He married MARGUERITE COOK. She was born in Sep 1891 in Michigan, USA. He married MARGUERITE UNKNOWN. She was born in Aug 1861 in New York, USA.

 

      
       
        
   Sylvester R. Cook and Magdalena Diefenbecker had the following child:
     vi. 

RAY G COOK.

 

      
       
        
 21. 

JOHN F.4 COOK (Jesse3, Job2, Edward Patterson1) was born on 23 Feb 1834 in New York, USA. He died on 29 May 1908. He married MARY JANE SPAULDING. She was born on 01 Apr 1838 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. She died on 20 Jan 1904.

 

   
   John F. Cook and Mary Jane Spaulding had the following child:
     i. 

CHARLES S.5 COOK was born in 1861 in Michigan, USA. He died in 1921. He married GEORGIA E.PEET. She was born on 15 Oct 1868 in Michigan, USA. She died on 16 Nov 1968.

 

      
       
    
 22. 

ABRAHAM F4 COOK (Jesse3, Job2, Edward Patterson1) was born on 17 Nov 1837 in Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan, USA. He died in 1930 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA. He married Mariah L. Patterson, daughter of Jacob Patterson and Rose Ann Carlton on 31 Dec 1859. She was born in 1841 in Michigan, USA. She died in 1908.

 

Notes for Abraham F Cook:

COOK, Abram F. (w) 23, twp. Paris, and Maria PATTERSON (w) 18, same place.  31 Dec. 1859 by N. F. EVERTS, Min.  Miner PATTERSON, and Wm. F. COOK, witnesses.  3:240

 

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ABRAM F. COOK.-Succeeding generations will search with interest and anxiety to learn something definite of those who, braving the dangers and sharing the privations incident to a new, wild country, peopled mainly with wild animals and still wilder men, carved out for themselves and their successors permanent and substantial homes, and, dying, passed from the scenes of effort, handing to sons and daughters a heritage made more honored and valued by the bravery and self-sacrifice shown in its making. Western New York was peopled mainly by those brave men who won undying honor and renown, as soldiers, under the gallant Sullivan, in the memorable expedition, during the Revolution, against the five nations who were seduced by British emissaries into taking up arms against the colonists. Steuben county especially presented attractions and advantages for many of them, and from such ancestors the Cook family, who were pioneers in Kent county, Mich., sprang. Jesse Cook was born in that grand county, name'd in honor of a hero; there married Rachael Fisher, and sought a home in Ontario. He was not of the brood that was contented to live under king and queen, and soon came into the then territory of Michigan. They settled at first at Pontiac, Oakland county,where they resided some thirteen years, and where Abram F. Cook was born on the I7th day of November, 1836. In the spring of I849, half a century ago, they came to Kent county, and going deep into a wilderness, secured the land that is now embodied in the farm of their son. Covered with beech and maple trees, centuries old, and presenting a defiant attitude in their broad branches, and great trunks three feet in thickness, that would have daunted any but a bravehearted, strong-armed, stout-limbed man, supported by a no less brave woman, to whom too much credit cannot be accorded in the encouragement extended and fortitude displayed. Not an ax had ever sounded in this wild, but now its blows could be heard, startling the birds and squirrels from their aerial homes. It was the first of millions such, and was followed up with Maria L. Patterson, a daughter of Jacob and Rose Ann (Carlton) Patterson, and a niece of Miner Patterson, whose life sketch will be found on another page of this work; Mrs. Cook was born on a farm where the Paris schoolhouse now stands; she and her husband were school-mates and reared almost together from childhood. To their happy union have been born three children, viz: Frank J., who is abstracter in the county register's office, and resides in Grand Rapids. He had served as deputy register for two years, and for two years worked in the county treasurer's office. Byron L., the second child, was for six years in the commission house of Mosley & Stevens, Grand Rapids, where he attained an admirable record, being held in greatest respect by all his associates. He died July 26, I898, at the age of thirty-three years. He was a remarkably bright and industrious young man, whose friends were numbered by the score. Fred A., the third child, is the able assistant of his father on the home farm. Mr. and Mrs. Cook are members of the Church of Christ at Cascade, of which he is one of the official board, and in politics is a republican, yet he is not at all demonstrative or aggressive in his political manifestations. Jacob Patterson, father of Mrs. Cook, died at the age of sixty-two years, and his wife at the age of seventy-eight. The latter was born in Washtenaw county, where she was married and was the mother of one child when they came to live in Kent county, where the last four years of her life were passed at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cook. The children born to Mr. and Mrs. Patterson were eight in number, all of whom are still living excepting Frank, who died at the age of thirty-five years. The survivors are Sarah, of Fremont county, Iowa, and wife of Nelson Henry; Rilla, married to Edwin Bailey, of Paris, Mich. James of Oklahoma; Maria (Mrs. Cook); Clara, wife of H. H. Henshaw, of Chicago, Ill.; Hewitt, a mailcarrier, of Grand Rapids, and Bert, a boot and shoe dealer, of the same city stroke and stroke, till a log house was erected, fields cleared, fences constructed, and another home was made where peace and contentment have reigned, from whence, in these later years, men have gone forth to take up other duties no less onerous or less important than those done half a century past. Here Jesse Cook made his home until called from earth, about 1874, at the age of seventy-six years. His widow survived him eleven years, when she passed away in her eighty-fourth year. Of their eleven children, ten grew to maturity, but of these four only now are living, viz: S. R. and J. R., of Cascade township; Abram F., the subject of this review, and Lydia M., a widow, residing in California. \William Cook, one of the sons, who lived in Cascade township, died about seven years ago, and his daughter, Lydia, is now a member of his brother's family. Abram F. Cook assisted his father on the home place until twenty-threeyearsold and then started in to make a separate set of improvements on the farm, and after his mother's death purchased the homestead, which he still owns and were he resides. At the age of twenty-three, also, Mr. Cook married Miss Maria L. Patterson, a daughter of Jacob and Rose Ann (Carlton) Patterson, and a niece of Miner Patterson, whose life sketch will be found on another page of this work; Mrs. Cook was born on a farm where the Paris schoolhouse now stands; she and her husband were school-mates and reared almost together from childhood. To their happy union have been born three children, viz: Frank J., who is abstracter in the county register's office, and resides in Grand Rapids. He had served as deputy register for two years, and for two years worked in the county treasurer's office. Byron L., the second child, was for six years in the commission house of Mosley & Stevens, Grand Rapids, where he attained an admirable record, being held in greatest respect by all his associates. He died July 26, I898, at the age of thirty-three years. He was a remarkably bright and industrious young man, whose friends were numbered by the score. Fred A., the third child, is the able assistant of his father on the home farm. Mr. and Mrs. Cook are members of the Church of Christ at Cascade, of which he is one of the official board, and in politics is a republican, yet he is not at all demonstrative or aggressive in his political manifestations. Jacob Patterson, father of Mrs. Cook, died at the age of sixty-two years, and his wife at the age of seventy-eight. The latter was born in Washtenaw county, where she was married and was the mother of one child when they came to live in Kent county, where the last four years of her life were passed at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cook. The children born to Mr. and Mrs. Patterson were eight in number, all of whom are still living excepting Frank, who died at the age of thirty-five years. The survivors are Sarah, of Fremont county, Iowa, and wife of Nelson Henry; Rilla, married to Edwin Bailey, of Paris, Mich. James of Oklahoma; Maria (Mrs. Cook); Clara, wife of H. H. Henshaw, of Chicago, Ill.; Hewitt, a mailcarrier, of Grand Rapids, and Bert, a boot and shoe dealer, of the same city.

 

   
       
 Generation 4 (con't)
  

ABRAHAM F4 COOK (Jesse3, Job2, Edward Patterson1) was born on 17 Nov 1837 in Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan, USA. He died in 1930 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA. He married Mariah L. Patterson, daughter of Jacob Patterson and Rose Ann Carlton on 31 Dec 1859. She was born in 1841 in Michigan, USA. She died in 1908.

 

Notes for Abraham F Cook:

COOK, Abram F. (w) 23, twp. Paris, and Maria PATTERSON (w) 18, same place.  31 Dec. 1859 by N. F. EVERTS, Min.  Miner PATTERSON, and Wm. F. COOK, witnesses.  3:240

 

 

 

 

REV N. F. EVERTS

 

ABRAM F. COOK.-Succeeding generations will search with interest and anxiety to learn something definite of those who, braving the dangers and sharing the privations incident to a new, wild country, peopled mainly with wild animals and still wilder men, carved out for themselves and their successors permanent and substantial homes, and, dying, passed from the scenes of effort, handing to sons and daughters a heritage made more honored and valued by the bravery and self-sacrifice shown in its making. Western New York was peopled mainly by those brave men who won undying honor and renown, as soldiers, under the gallant Sullivan, in the memorable expedition, during the Revolution, against the five nations who were seduced by British emissaries into taking up arms against the colonists. Steuben county especially presented attractions and advantages for many of them, and from such ancestors the Cook family, who were pioneers in Kent county, Mich., sprang. Jesse Cook was born in that grand county, name'd in honor of a hero; there married Rachael Fisher, and sought a home in Ontario. He was not of the brood that was contented to live under king and queen, and soon came into the then territory of Michigan. They settled at first at Pontiac, Oakland county,where they resided some thirteen years, and where Abram F. Cook was born on the I7th day of November, 1836. In the spring of I849, half a century ago, they came to Kent county, and going deep into a wilderness, secured the land that is now embodied in the farm of their son. Covered with beech and maple trees, centuries old, and presenting a defiant attitude in their broad branches, and great trunks three feet in thickness, that would have daunted any but a bravehearted, strong-armed, stout-limbed man, supported by a no less brave woman, to whom too much credit cannot be accorded in the encouragement extended and fortitude displayed. Not an ax had ever sounded in this wild, but now its blows could be heard, startling the birds and squirrels from their aerial homes. It was the first of millions such, and was followed up with Maria L. Patterson, a daughter of Jacob and Rose Ann (Carlton) Patterson, and a niece of Miner Patterson, whose life sketch will be found on another page of this work; Mrs. Cook was born on a farm where the Paris schoolhouse now stands; she and her husband were school-mates and reared almost together from childhood. To their happy union have been born three children, viz: Frank J., who is abstracter in the county register's office, and resides in Grand Rapids. He had served as deputy register for two years, and for two years worked in the county treasurer's office. Byron L., the second child, was for six years in the commission house of Mosley & Stevens, Grand Rapids, where he attained an admirable record, being held in greatest respect by all his associates. He died July 26, I898, at the age of thirty-three years. He was a remarkably bright and industrious young

man, whose friends were numbered by the score. Fred A., the third child, is the able assistant of his father on the home farm. Mr. and Mrs. Cook are members of the Church of Christ at Cascade, of which he is one of the official board, and in politics is a republican, yet he is not at all demonstrative or aggressive in his political manifestations. Jacob Patterson, father of Mrs. Cook, died at the age of sixty-two years, and his wife at the age of seventy-eight. The latter was born in Washtenaw county, where she was married and was the mother of one child when they came to live in Kent county, where the last four years of her life were passed at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cook. The children born to Mr. and Mrs. Patterson were eight in number, all of whom are still living excepting Frank, who died at the age of thirty-five years. The survivors are Sarah, of Fremont county, Iowa, and wife of Nelson Henry; Rilla, married to Edwin Bailey, of Paris, Mich. James of Oklahoma; Maria (Mrs. Cook); Clara, wife of H. H. Henshaw, of Chicago, Ill.; Hewitt, a mailcarrier, of Grand Rapids, and Bert, a boot and shoe dealer, of the same city stroke and stroke, till a log house was erected, fields cleared, fences constructed, and another home was made where peace and contentment have reigned, from whence, in these later years, men have gone forth to take up other duties no less onerous or less important than those done half a century past. Here Jesse Cook made his home until called from earth, about 1874, at the age of seventy-six years. His widow survived him eleven years, when she passed away in her eighty-fourth year. Of their eleven children, ten grew to maturity, but of these four only now are living, viz: S. R. and J. R., of Cascade township; Abram F., the subject of this review, and Lydia M., a widow, residing in California. \William Cook, one of the sons, who lived in Cascade township, died about seven years ago, and his daughter, Lydia, is now a member of his brother's family. Abram F. Cook assisted his father on the home place until twenty-three years old and then started in to make a separate set of improvements on the farm, and after his mother's death purchased the homestead, which he still owns and were he resides. At the age of twenty-three, also, Mr. Cook married Miss Maria L. Patterson, a daughter of Jacob and Rose Ann (Carlton) Patterson, and a niece of Miner Patterson, whose life sketch will be found on another page of this work; Mrs. Cook was born on a farm where the Paris schoolhouse now stands; she and her husband were school-mates and reared almost together from childhood. To their happy union have been born three children, viz: Frank J., who is abstracter in the county register's office, and resides in Grand Rapids. He had served as deputy register for two years, and for two years worked in the county treasurer's office. Byron L., the second child, was for six years in the commission house of Mosley & Stevens, Grand Rapids, where he attained an admirable record, being held in greatest respect by all his associates. He died July 26, I898, at the age of thirty-three years. He was a remarkably bright and industrious young man, whose friends were numbered by the score. Fred A., the third child, is the able assistant of his father on the home farm. Mr. and Mrs. Cook are members of the Church of Christ at Cascade, of which he is one of the official board, and in politics is a republican, yet he is not at all demonstrative or aggressive in his political manifestations. Jacob Patterson, father of Mrs. Cook, died at the age of sixty-two years, and his wife at the age of seventy-eight. The latter was born in Washtenaw county, where she was married and was the mother of one child when they came to live in Kent county, where the last four years of her life were passed at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cook. The children born to Mr. and Mrs. Patterson were eight in number, all of whom are still living excepting Frank, who died at the age of thirty-five years. The survivors are Sarah, of Fremont county, Iowa, and wife of Nelson Henry; Rilla, married to Edwin Bailey, of Paris, Mich. James of Oklahoma; Maria (Mrs. Cook); Clara, wife of H. H. Henshaw, of Chicago, Ill.; Hewitt, a mail carrier, of Grand Rapids, and Bert, a boot and shoe dealer, of the same city.

 

  Abraham F Cook and Mariah L. Patterson had the following children:
    i. 

FRANK JUDSON5 COOK was born on 30 Oct 1860 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. He married Jennie Thompson, daughter of Leroy L. Thompson and Eliza M. Earle on 21 Sep 1881. She was born on 16 Dec 1863.

 

Notes for Frank Judson Cook:

Frank J. Cook.-The banking interests of Grand Rapids have no more able or worthy representative than Frank J. Cook, cashier of the Farmers' & Merchants' Bank. This institution opened its doors for business only in 1914, and its success, while rapid, has been of the sound and substantial kind, and today the bank occupies a recognized position among the large and important monetary enterprises of the city. Mr. Cook has been long before the public, for prior to entering the field of finance he was the incumbent of a number of city positions, and the able and reliable manner in which he discharged the duties of these offices did much to gain him the confidence of the people, so that when he entered upon his new venture he already had a large and representative following. Frank J. Cook is a product of the agricultural community of Kent county, having been born on a farm in Paris township, Oct. 30, 1860, a son of Abraham F. and Marie L. (Patterson) Cook.

 

 FRANK JUDSON COOK, county abstracter, was born in Paris township, Kent county, Mich., October 30, I860, and is the son of Abram F. and Maria (Patterson) Cook.

On the Ist day of July, I893, Mr. Cook was appointed tax collector in the city treasurer's office, Grand Rapids, under M. H. Sorrick, and served as such till January, I895, when he was appointed by Jonn T. Gould deputy register of deeds, the duties of which position he discharged in an eminently satisfactory manner until January, 1897. Previous to holding either of the above places, Mr. Cook served as treasurer of Paris township, to which he was elected in I890, serving as such until I894, when he was chosen township clerk, holding the latter office one term. In 1897, he was appointed county abstracter and has since given his attention to the office, proving himself in this, as in the various other stations to which he has been called, fully competent and most obliging and courteous in the discharge of the duties pertaining thereto. In addition to his duties as abstracter, Mr. Cook is also justice of the peace for Paris township, to which office he was elected for the full term of four years. Mr. Cook has had a very busy life, and in all of its relations he has fully met the expectations of his friends by acquitting himself with credit and honor. He is now in the prime of life, possesses genial manners and sound scholarship, and his years in the schoolroom, together with the time spent in the various official stations to which he has been called, have been the means of laying a broad foundation for a future of still greater efficiency and usefulness. On the 2Ist of September, I88I, Mr. Cook entered into the marriage relation with Miss Jennie Thompson, of Paris township. She is the daughter of Leroy and Eliza (Earl) Thompson, and her birth dates from the i6th day of December, I863. Mr. and Mrs. Cook are the parents of two children Lillian M., born March 9, I884, and Arthur A., whose birth occurred on the 29th day of March, I893. The family are members of the Church of Christ, in Grand Rapids, and are highly esteemed in religious and social circles of the city. Mr. Cook is active in many fraternal, social and religious organizations, belonging to the Maccabees, Royal League and Knights of PyLhias, being past chancellor and commander of Cowan lodge, No. 89, of the order last named. He is a leading spirit in the Young Men's Republican club of Grand Rapids, holds the position of vice-president of the Lincoln club, and is an associate member of the New Era Life Insurance company of this city. In connection with his official duties, which, by the way, are many, he owns and personally superintends a successful green-house at his home in Paris township, the building covering 7,000 square feet of ground, and being supplied with a fine assortment of plants. The twenty-seven acres comprising his place are devoted to fruit growing and vegetable culture, and he obtains therefrom a comfortable income.

 

     
      
        
 Generation 4 (con't)
       

FRANK JUDSON5 COOK was born on 30 Oct 1860 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. He married Jennie Thompson, daughter of Leroy L. Thompson and Eliza M. Earle on 21 Sep 1881. She was born on 16 Dec 1863.

 

Notes for Frank Judson Cook:

Frank J. Cook.-The banking interests of Grand Rapids have no more able or worthy representative than Frank J. Cook, cashier of the Farmers' & Merchants' Bank. This institution opened its doors for business only in 1914, and its success, while rapid, has been of the sound and substantial kind, and today the bank occupies a recognized position among the large and important monetary enterprises of the city. Mr. Cook has been long before the public, for prior to entering the field of finance he was the incumbent of a number of city positions, and the able and reliable manner in which he discharged the duties of these offices did much to gain him the confidence of the people, so that when he entered upon his new venture he already had a large and representative following. Frank J. Cook is a product of the agricultural community of Kent county, having been born on a farm in Paris township, Oct. 30, 1860, a son of Abraham F. and Marie L. (Patterson) Cook.

 

 FRANK JUDSON COOK, county abstracter, was born in Paris township, Kent county, Mich., October 30, I860, and is the son of Abram F. and Maria (Patterson) Cook.

On the Ist day of July, I893, Mr. Cook was appointed tax collector in the city treasurer's office, Grand Rapids, under M. H. Sorrick, and served as such till January, I895, when he was appointed by Jonn T. Gould deputy register of deeds, the duties of which position he discharged in an eminently satisfactory manner until January, 1897. Previous to holding either of the above places, Mr. Cook served as treasurer of Paris township, to which he was elected in I890, serving as such until I894, when he was chosen township clerk, holding the latter office one term. In 1897, he was appointed county abstracter and has since given his attention to the office, proving himself in this, as in the various other stations to which he has been called, fully competent and most obliging and courteous in the discharge of the duties pertaining thereto. In addition to his duties as abstracter, Mr. Cook is also justice of the peace for Paris township, to which office he was elected for the full term of four years. Mr. Cook has had a very busy life, and in all of its relations he has fully met the expectations of his friends by acquitting himself with credit and honor. He is now in the prime of life, possesses genial manners and sound scholarship, and his years in the schoolroom, together with the time spent in the various official stations to which he has been called, have been the means of laying a broad foundation for a future of still greater efficiency and usefulness. On the 2Ist of September, I88I, Mr. Cook entered into the marriage relation with Miss Jennie Thompson, of Paris township. She is the daughter of Leroy and Eliza (Earl) Thompson, and her birth dates from the i6th day of December, I863. Mr. and Mrs. Cook are the parents of two children Lillian M., born March 9, I884, and Arthur A., whose birth occurred on the 29th day of March, I893. The family are members of the Church of Christ, in Grand Rapids, and are highly esteemed in religious and social circles of the city. Mr. Cook is active in many fraternal, social and religious organizations, belonging to the Maccabees, Royal League and Knights of PyLhias, being past chancellor and commander of Cowan lodge, No. 89, of the order last named. He is a leading spirit in the Young Men's Republican club of Grand Rapids, holds the position of vice-president of the Lincoln club, and is an associate member of the New Era Life Insurance company of this city. In connection with his official duties, which, by the way, are many, he owns and personally superintends a successful green-house at his home in Paris township, the building covering 7,000 square feet of ground, and being supplied with a fine assortment of plants. The twenty-seven acres comprising his place are devoted to fruit growing and vegetable culture, and he obtains therefrom a comfortable income.

 

        
     ii. 

BYRON L. COOK was born on 04 Nov 1867 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died on 26 Jul 1898.

 

Notes for Byron L. Cook:

Cook, Byron L.

b. 4 Nov 1867;  d. 26 Jul 1898

 

Cemetery: OAK GROVE CEMETERY (Sign  -  View  -  Hilliker Headstone)

Alternative Name(s): Oakgrove Cemetery.

Section: 8

Street Address: NW corner of 28th Street and Kalamazoo Avenue.  Access off Kalamazoo.

1401 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI

Ownership: City

 

      
       
        
     iii. 

FRED H. COOK was born in 1879 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

      
       
        
 23. 

GEORGE4 COOK (Lewis3, Job2, Edward Patterson1) was born on 01 Jan 1829. He died on 23 Oct 1885 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. He married Hannah A Gillette on 19 Feb 1866 (Rev. P. VanWinkle, First Baptist Church). She was born on 06 Apr 1840 in New York, USA. She died on 05 Nov 1893 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

   
   George Cook and Hannah A Gillette had the following children:
     i. 

CHARLES D5 COOK was born in 1874 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

      
       
        
     ii. 

JAMES W COOK was born on 22 Jun 1876 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died on 22 Dec 1876 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

      
       
 Generation 4 (con't)
 24. 

MADISON4 COOK (Lewis3, Job2, Edward Patterson1) was born on 10 May 1834 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died on 06 Jun 1916 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA (Soldiers Home). He married Lucy J. Cross on 22 Feb 1857 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

   
   Madison Cook and Lucy J. Cross had the following child:
     i. 

ALICE5 COOK was born on 09 Jan 1859.

 

      
       
        
 25. 

ANDREWN JACKSON4 COOK (Lewis3, Job2, Edward Patterson1) was born on 29 Dec 1834 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died on 07 Feb 1905. He married HARRIET M. DAVIS. She was born on 18 Oct 1839.

 

Notes for Andrewn Jackson Cook:

COOK, Jackson (w) 25, 29th Dec., last, Cascade, and Harriet M. DAVIS (w) 20, 18th Oct., last, Paris.  4 July 1860 at Paris by Horace Henshaw, J. P.  Joseph M. HENSHAW, and Chancy PATTERSON, witnesses.  3:261

 

   
   Andrewn Jackson Cook and Harriet M. Davis had the following child:
     i. 

JESSE5 COOK was born in 1861 in Michigan, USA.

 

      
       
        
 26. 

LORAINE HARRIET4 COOK (Lewis3, Job2, Edward Patterson1) was born on 12 Feb 1848 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. She died on 22 Oct 1902 in Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA. She married Minor P. Spaulding, son of Orleans L. Spaulding and Aurilla Ann Patterson on 12 May 1868 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. He was born on 05 Feb 1843 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died on 23 May 1892 in Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

   
        
   

Notes for Minor P. Spaulding:

Spaulding, Miner P. (w) 25, Paris, b. Paris, occ. Farmer, and Lorane

H. Cook (w) 20, Cascade, b. Cascade. 12 May 1868, at Cascade, by

H.N. Lowry, (J.P.) Charles S. Spaulding, and R.D. Spaulding, and

others, Cascade, witnesses. 6:19

 

American Civil War Soldiers Record

about Minor P Spaulding

Name: Minor P Spaulding ,   

Residence: Michigan  

Enlistment Date: 07 September 1863  

Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE  

Side Served: Union  

State Served: Michigan  

Unit Numbers: 1067 1067  

Service Record: Enlisted as a Sergeant on 07 September 1863 at the age of 20

Enlisted in Company E, 10th Cavalry Regiment Michigan on 12 September 1863.

Promoted to Full Quartermaster Sergeant on 02 October 1865

Promoted to Full Sergeant 1st Class on 02 November 1865

Mustered out Company E, 10th Cavalry Regiment Michigan on 11 November 1865 in Memphis, TN

 

Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 Record

about Miner P. Spaulding

Name: Miner P. Spaulding

State Filed: Michigan

Widow: Loraine Spaulding  

1890 Veterans Schedules Record

about Miner Spaulding

Veteran's name: Miner Spaulding

Home in 1890 (Township, County, State): Caledonia, Kent, Michigan

Year enlisted: 1862  

Year discharged: 1865

Rank: Sergeant

Company: View Image

Regiment or vessel: View Image

Length of service: View  

 

SPAULDING, Minor P.  - also known as �Spalding� - born January 5, 1843, in Paris, Kent county, Michigan.

By 1860 Miner was working as a farm laborer for and/or living with a wealthy farmer named James Patterson in Paris, Kent county; just two farms away lived Orleans Spaulding and his family (see Samuel Spaulding�s biographical sketch below).

Minor stood 5�8� with blue eyes, light hair and a light complexion and was a 19-year-old farmer probably living in Kent county when he enlisted in Company A, along with Samuel Spaulding (to whom he may have been related), on March 3, 1862, at Grand Rapids, and was mustered the same day. Minor was reported absent sick in the hospital in September and was discharged for chronic diarrhea on October 18, 1862, at Fort McHenry, Maryland.

Minor returned to Michigan where he reentered the service in Company E, Tenth cavalry on September 7, 1863, at Grand Rapids for 3 years, crediting Paris, Kent county, and was mustered on September 12 at Grand Rapids where  the regiment was organized between September 18 and November 18, 1863, when it was mustered into service. It left Michigan for Lexington, Kentucky on December 1, 1863, and participated in numerous operations, mostly in Kentucky and Tennessee throughout the winter of 1863-64. Most of its primary area of operations would eventually be in the vicinity of Strawberry Plains, Tennessee.   

In March of 1865 he was at the dismounted camp in Knoxville, Tennessee where he remained through May, and on furlough in June and July. By September he was reported to be �in charge� of the military prison at Jackson, Tennessee,  was promoted to Quartermaster Sergeant on October 2, 1865, to First Sergeant on November 2, and mustered out on November 11, 1865, at Memphis, Tennessee.

After the war, Minor returned to Kent county, and was working as a farmer and living in Paris township when he married Michigan native Loraine H. Cook (1848-1902) on May 12, 1868, at Cascade, and they had at least three children: Carrie (b. 1869), John (b. 1871) and Helen (b. 1875).

By 1870 he was working as a farmer and living with his wife and daughter Carrie in Cascade, Kent county. According to one source, due to ill health he moved to Sherman, Texas where he lived for some years and was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic post in Sherman.   By 1880 he was reported as married but working as a farmer and living with the James Anglin family in Eureka Springs, Carroll county, Arkansas. Curiously, in 1880 Lorraine and their three children were living with her parents in Cascade, Kent county. Minor eventually returned to Michigan and was living in Caledonia, Kent county in 1886 and 1890.

He was a member of the Old Third Michigan Infantry Association. In 1878 he applied for and received a pension (no. 162570).

Minor was confined to his bed for nearly a year and a half before he died on May 23, 1892, and was buried in Lakeside cemetery in Caledonia; see photo G-13.

At the annual reunion of the association held in December of 1892, the following resolution was read and entered into the records: �Whereas - Minor Spaulding, after having served with honor in Co. A in the old Third Mich Infantry� and after being discharged by reason of a disability from which he never recovered, yet was so filled with patriotism, that he could not remain quiet, but re-enlisted in the Tenth Mich Cavalry, and served as long as his strength should permit, And Whereas - said comrade, after long and almost continuous illness, since the close of the war, was, by the Great Commander, ordered to the realms above to join the great Grand Army there, Resolved that we tender to his wife, children, and relatives, our sincere sympathy. That we know their great loss of husband, father and protector, is irreparable, but feel that they must know their loss is his gain; that his brave endurance [sic] during life and his noble efforts to provide for his family, must be rewarded in the hereafter; that we fell ourselves identified with the family and join with them in pride at having been connected with so good a man, true, noble, and generous, in every particular. That we cordially invite the wife of Minor P. Spaulding to become an honorary member of our association.�    

She didn't�t.

In June of 1892 Loraine was still living in Michigan when she applied for and received a pension (no. 359257).

 

HISTORY AND DIRECTORY OF KENT COUNTY Dillenback & Leavitt

CASCADE TO-DAY. Cascade has been an organized township for twenty-two years, and, according to the census for 1870, Has 1175 inhabitants. Children, between the ages of five and twenty, by report of public schools, 1869 �416. Votes cast at the last April election-227. Property assessed, real estate, $204,107; personal, $32,317. rile following is the present B3oardl of township officers: Supervisor, Edgar R. Jollson; Clerk, Henry C. Denison; Treasurer, Geo. W. Gorham; Justices of the Peace, Geo. S. Richardson, John F. Proctor, Lawrence Meach, Hugh B. Brown; School Inspectors, E. R. Johnson, Chas... Holt; Highway Commissioners, Jonathan W. Sexton, Clinton A. Wood, Chas. M. Dennison: Constables, S. G. Fish, T. J. Hulbert, Minor Spaulding, Warren Streeter.

 

   
  

Notes for Minor P. Spaulding:

Spaulding, Miner P. (w) 25, Paris, b. Paris, occ. Farmer, and Lorane

H. Cook (w) 20, Cascade, b. Cascade. 12 May 1868, at Cascade, by

H.N. Lowry, (J.P.) Charles S. Spaulding, and R.D. Spaulding, and

others, Cascade, witnesses. 6:19

 

American Civil War Soldiers Record

about Minor P Spaulding

Name: Minor P Spaulding ,   

Residence: Michigan  

Enlistment Date: 07 September 1863  

Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE  

Side Served: Union  

State Served: Michigan  

Unit Numbers: 1067 1067  

Service Record: Enlisted as a Sergeant on 07 September 1863 at the age of 20

Enlisted in Company E, 10th Cavalry Regiment Michigan on 12 September 1863.

Promoted to Full Quartermaster Sergeant on 02 October 1865

Promoted to Full Sergeant 1st Class on 02 November 1865

Mustered out Company E, 10th Cavalry Regiment Michigan on 11 November 1865 in Memphis, TN

 

Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 Record

about Miner P. Spaulding

Name: Miner P. Spaulding

State Filed: Michigan

Widow: Loraine Spaulding  

1890 Veterans Schedules Record

about Miner Spaulding

Veteran's name: Miner Spaulding

Home in 1890 (Township, County, State): Caledonia, Kent, Michigan

Year enlisted: 1862  

Year discharged: 1865

Rank: Sergeant

Company: View Image

Regiment or vessel: View Image

Length of service: View  

 

SPAULDING, Minor P.  - also known as �Spalding� - born January 5, 1843, in Paris, Kent county, Michigan.

By 1860 Miner was working as a farm laborer for and/or living with a wealthy farmer named James Patterson in Paris, Kent county; just two farms away lived Orleans Spaulding and his family (see Samuel Spaulding�s biographical sketch below).

Minor stood 5�8� with blue eyes, light hair and a light complexion and was a 19-year-old farmer probably living in Kent county when he enlisted in Company A, along with Samuel Spaulding (to whom he may have been related), on March 3, 1862, at Grand Rapids, and was mustered the same day. Minor was reported absent sick in the hospital in September and was discharged for chronic diarrhea on October 18, 1862, at Fort McHenry, Maryland.

Minor returned to Michigan where he reentered the service in Company E, Tenth cavalry on September 7, 1863, at Grand Rapids for 3 years, crediting Paris, Kent county, and was mustered on September 12 at Grand Rapids where  the regiment was organized between September 18 and November 18, 1863, when it was mustered into service. It left Michigan for Lexington, Kentucky on December 1, 1863, and participated in numerous operations, mostly in Kentucky and Tennessee throughout the winter of 1863-64. Most of its primary area of operations would eventually be in the vicinity of Strawberry Plains, Tennessee.   

In March of 1865 he was at the dismounted camp in Knoxville, Tennessee where he remained through May, and on furlough in June and July. By September he was reported to be �in charge� of the military prison at Jackson, Tennessee,  was promoted to Quartermaster Sergeant on October 2, 1865, to First Sergeant on November 2, and mustered out on November 11, 1865, at Memphis, Tennessee.

After the war, Minor returned to Kent county, and was working as a farmer and living in Paris township when he married Michigan native Loraine H. Cook (1848-1902) on May 12, 1868, at Cascade, and they had at least three children: Carrie (b. 1869), John (b. 1871) and Helen (b. 1875).

By 1870 he was working as a farmer and living with his wife and daughter Carrie in Cascade, Kent county. According to one source, due to ill health he moved to Sherman, Texas where he lived for some years and was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic post in Sherman.   By 1880 he was reported as married but working as a farmer and living with the James Anglin family in Eureka Springs, Carroll county, Arkansas. Curiously, in 1880 Lorraine and their three children were living with her parents in Cascade, Kent county. Minor eventually returned to Michigan and was living in Caledonia, Kent county in 1886 and 1890.

He was a member of the Old Third Michigan Infantry Association. In 1878 he applied for and received a pension (no. 162570).

Minor was confined to his bed for nearly a year and a half before he died on May 23, 1892, and was buried in Lakeside cemetery in Caledonia; see photo G-13.

At the annual reunion of the association held in December of 1892, the following resolution was read and entered into the records: �Whereas - Minor Spaulding, after having served with honor in Co. A in the old Third Mich Infantry� and after being discharged by reason of a disability from which he never recovered, yet was so filled with patriotism, that he could not remain quiet, but re-enlisted in the Tenth Mich Cavalry, and served as long as his strength should permit, And Whereas - said comrade, after long and almost continuous illness, since the close of the war, was, by the Great Commander, ordered to the realms above to join the great Grand Army there, Resolved that we tender to his wife, children, and relatives, our sincere sympathy. That we know their great loss of husband, father and protector, is irreparable, but feel that they must know their loss is his gain; that his brave endurance [sic] during life and his noble efforts to provide for his family, must be rewarded in the hereafter; that we fell ourselves identified with the family and join with them in pride at having been connected with so good a man, true, noble, and generous, in every particular. That we cordially invite the wife of Minor P. Spaulding to become an honorary member of our association.�    

She didn't�t.

In June of 1892 Loraine was still living in Michigan when she applied for and received a pension (no. 359257).

 

HISTORY AND DIRECTORY OF KENT COUNTY Dillenback & Leavitt

CASCADE TO-DAY. Cascade has been an organized township for twenty-two years, and, according to the census for 1870, Has 1175 inhabitants. Children, between the ages of five and twenty, by report of public schools, 1869 �416. Votes cast at the last April election-227. Property assessed, real estate, $204,107; personal, $32,317. rile following is the present B3oardl of township officers: Supervisor, Edgar R. Jollson; Clerk, Henry C. Denison; Treasurer, Geo. W. Gorham; Justices of the Peace, Geo. S. Richardson, John F. Proctor, Lawrence Meach, Hugh B. Brown; School Inspectors, E. R. Johnson, Chas... Holt; Highway Commissioners, Jonathan W. Sexton, Clinton A. Wood, Chas. M. Dennison: Constables, S. G. Fish, T. J. Hulbert, Minor Spaulding, Warren Streeter.

 

        
  
   

Notes for Minor P. Spaulding:

Spaulding, Miner P. (w) 25, Paris, b. Paris, occ. Farmer, and Lorane

H. Cook (w) 20, Cascade, b. Cascade. 12 May 1868, at Cascade, by

H.N. Lowry, (J.P.) Charles S. Spaulding, and R.D. Spaulding, and

others, Cascade, witnesses. 6:19

 

American Civil War Soldiers Record

about Minor P Spaulding

Name: Minor P Spaulding ,   

Residence: Michigan  

Enlistment Date: 07 September 1863  

Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE  

Side Served: Union  

State Served: Michigan  

Unit Numbers: 1067 1067  

Service Record: Enlisted as a Sergeant on 07 September 1863 at the age of 20

Enlisted in Company E, 10th Cavalry Regiment Michigan on 12 September 1863.

Promoted to Full Quartermaster Sergeant on 02 October 1865

Promoted to Full Sergeant 1st Class on 02 November 1865

Mustered out Company E, 10th Cavalry Regiment Michigan on 11 November 1865 in Memphis, TN

 

Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 Record

about Miner P. Spaulding

Name: Miner P. Spaulding

State Filed: Michigan

Widow: Loraine Spaulding  

1890 Veterans Schedules Record

about Miner Spaulding

Veteran's name: Miner Spaulding

Home in 1890 (Township, County, State): Caledonia, Kent, Michigan

Year enlisted: 1862  

Year discharged: 1865

Rank: Sergeant

Company: View Image

Regiment or vessel: View Image

Length of service: View  

 

SPAULDING, Minor P.  - also known as �Spalding� - born January 5, 1843, in Paris, Kent county, Michigan.

By 1860 Miner was working as a farm laborer for and/or living with a wealthy farmer named James Patterson in Paris, Kent county; just two farms away lived Orleans Spaulding and his family (see Samuel Spaulding�s biographical sketch below).

Minor stood 5�8� with blue eyes, light hair and a light complexion and was a 19-year-old farmer probably living in Kent county when he enlisted in Company A, along with Samuel Spaulding (to whom he may have been related), on March 3, 1862, at Grand Rapids, and was mustered the same day. Minor was reported absent sick in the hospital in September and was discharged for chronic diarrhea on October 18, 1862, at Fort McHenry, Maryland.

Minor returned to Michigan where he reentered the service in Company E, Tenth cavalry on September 7, 1863, at Grand Rapids for 3 years, crediting Paris, Kent county, and was mustered on September 12 at Grand Rapids where  the regiment was organized between September 18 and November 18, 1863, when it was mustered into service. It left Michigan for Lexington, Kentucky on December 1, 1863, and participated in numerous operations, mostly in Kentucky and Tennessee throughout the winter of 1863-64. Most of its primary area of operations would eventually be in the vicinity of Strawberry Plains, Tennessee.   

In March of 1865 he was at the dismounted camp in Knoxville, Tennessee where he remained through May, and on furlough in June and July. By September he was reported to be �in charge� of the military prison at Jackson, Tennessee,  was promoted to Quartermaster Sergeant on October 2, 1865, to First Sergeant on November 2, and mustered out on November 11, 1865, at Memphis, Tennessee.

After the war, Minor returned to Kent county, and was working as a farmer and living in Paris township when he married Michigan native Loraine H. Cook (1848-1902) on May 12, 1868, at Cascade, and they had at least three children: Carrie (b. 1869), John (b. 1871) and Helen (b. 1875).

By 1870 he was working as a farmer and living with his wife and daughter Carrie in Cascade, Kent county. According to one source, due to ill health he moved to Sherman, Texas where he lived for some years and was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic post in Sherman.   By 1880 he was reported as married but working as a farmer and living with the James Anglin family in Eureka Springs, Carroll county, Arkansas. Curiously, in 1880 Lorraine and their three children were living with her parents in Cascade, Kent county. Minor eventually returned to Michigan and was living in Caledonia, Kent county in 1886 and 1890.

He was a member of the Old Third Michigan Infantry Association. In 1878 he applied for and received a pension (no. 162570).

Minor was confined to his bed for nearly a year and a half before he died on May 23, 1892, and was buried in Lakeside cemetery in Caledonia; see photo G-13.

At the annual reunion of the association held in December of 1892, the following resolution was read and entered into the records: �Whereas - Minor Spaulding, after having served with honor in Co. A in the old Third Mich Infantry� and after being discharged by reason of a disability from which he never recovered, yet was so filled with patriotism, that he could not remain quiet, but re-enlisted in the Tenth Mich Cavalry, and served as long as his strength should permit, And Whereas - said comrade, after long and almost continuous illness, since the close of the war, was, by the Great Commander, ordered to the realms above to join the great Grand Army there, Resolved that we tender to his wife, children, and relatives, our sincere sympathy. That we know their great loss of husband, father and protector, is irreparable, but feel that they must know their loss is his gain; that his brave endurance [sic] during life and his noble efforts to provide for his family, must be rewarded in the hereafter; that we fell ourselves identified with the family and join with them in pride at having been connected with so good a man, true, noble, and generous, in every particular. That we cordially invite the wife of Minor P. Spaulding to become an honorary member of our association she didn't

In June of 1892 Loraine was still living in Michigan when she applied for and received a pension (no. 359257).

 

HISTORY AND DIRECTORY OF KENT COUNTY Dillenback & Leavitt

CASCADE TO-DAY. Cascade has been an organized township for twenty-two years, and, according to the census for 1870, Has 1175 inhabitants. Children, between the ages of five and twenty, by report of public schools, 1869 �416. Votes cast at the last April election-227. Property assessed, real estate, $204,107; personal, $32,317. rile following is the present B3oardl of township officers: Supervisor, Edgar R. Jollson; Clerk, Henry C. Denison; Treasurer, Geo. W. Gorham; Justices of the Peace, Geo. S. Richardson, John F. Proctor, Lawrence Meach, Hugh B. Brown; School Inspectors, E. R. Johnson, Chas... Holt; Highway Commissioners, Jonathan W. Sexton, Clinton A. Wood, Chas. M. Dennison: Constables, S. G. Fish, T. J. Hulbert, Minor Spaulding, Warren Streeter.

 

   Minor P. Spaulding and Loraine Harriet Cook had the following children:
     i. 

CARRIE E.5 SPAULDING was born on 10 Jul 1869 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. She died on 08 Oct 1916 in Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA. She married Charles H. Kinsey, son of David Kinsey and Nancy Pletzer on 11 Feb 1890 in Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA. He was born on 15 Feb 1860 in Michigan, USA. He died on 16 Jun 1929 in Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

Notes for Carrie E. Spaulding:

SPAULDING, Carrie, f, b. 10 Jul 1869 at Michigan. Parents: Miner Spaulding, b. Michigan and Lorane Spaulding, b. Michigan. Res. Michigan. Occ. Farmer. 1:116

 

      
       
        
     ii. 

JOHN COOK SPAULDING was born on 02 Jun 1871 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died on 29 Nov 1924 in Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA. He married ETHEL BLANCHE KINSEY. She was born on 25 Dec 1881. She died on 25 Mar 1971 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

      
       
        
     iii. 

HELEN LORRAINE SPAULDING was born on 22 Dec 1874 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. She died on 08 Dec 1938 in Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA. She married George W Kraft, son of John B. Kraft and Anna Esther Wismer on 04 Jun 1902. He was born on 26 Oct 1876 in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. He died on 18 Oct 1967 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

      
       
        
 27. 

OLIVER P.4 COOK (HIRAM3, JOB2, EDWARD PATTERSON1).  He married ELLEN P. UNKNOWN. She was born in 1858.

 

   
   Oliver P. Cook and Ellen P. Unknown had the following children:
     i. 

CLAYTON5 COOK was born in 1874.

 

      
       
        
     ii. 

EARL J. COOK was born in 1876.

 

      
       
        
     iii. 

WEBB COOK was born in 1878.

 

      
       
        
     iv. 

MABEL COOK was born in 1880.

 

      
       
        
 28. 

CASPER4 COOK (Harmon3, Job2, Edward Patterson1) was born in 1848 in Michigan, USA. He died in 1880. He married MARY C. UNKNOWN.

 

   
   Casper Cook and Mary C. Unknown had the following children:
     i. 

LEVERN5 COOK was born in 1871.

 

      
       
        
     ii. 

TRACY COOK was born in 1875.

 

      
       
        
     iii. 

NELLIE COOK was born in 1879.

 

      
       

 

 
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