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Uriah Cook
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Birth: May 7, 1801
Newberry County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 9, 1864
Westmoreland
Pottawatomie County
Kansas, USA

Mr Cook was a sheriff in Missouri and a sheriff, and Justice of the Peace of Pottawatomie County. Scores of cattle thieves and other outlaws were tried in his home which also served as a trading post. Because of his religious faith, he became a friend to the Indians and although many massacres took place in his neighborhood, his family was never molested. During the civil war, when Missouri border ruffians were praying on Kansas settlers, Mr.Cook took a large part in law enforcement. His section of the county was never raided. Mr. Cook was a Birthright Quaker by faith and Politically a Democrat. He married out of church and for this reason was dropped from the rolls of Quaker faith. Having been kicked out of one church, as he stated it, he never joined another, but retained his Quaker ways and always lived a devout Christian life. He read the Bible daily and was very strict. religiously with his children. His wife was a a active worker in the ME Church South, which was the first church started in her neighborhood. Mr. Cook was the father of 15 children: Israel, Ann Cook Avery, Elizabeth Cook Lantz Berry, Martha Cook Fleming, William, Edward Corbin, Mary Cook Gard, George F., Mariah Jane Cook, John, James, Benjamin Franklin, Rebecca Cook Van Dusen, Frances Cook Cochran, and Mamie Cook.
Printed in the Westmoreland Recorder in 1864. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Joseph Cook (1763 - 1841)
  Mary Herbert Cook (1765 - 1807)
 
 Spouses:
  Rebecca Hollingsworth Cook (1805 - 1828)
  Mary Haworth/Cooper Cook (1812 - 1886)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Cook Gard (1821 - 1886)*
  Israel Cook (1823 - 1896)*
  Anna Cook Isbell (1823 - 1900)*
  Elizabeth Cook Lantz (1826 - 1904)*
  Martha Cook Fleming (1832 - 1904)*
  Edward Corbin Cook (1837 - 1903)*
  Mariah Jane Cook (1840 - 1857)*
  Benjamin Franklin Cook (1846 - 1862)*
  Rebecca Cook Vandusen (1849 - 1924)*
  Frances W Cook Cochran (1853 - 1928)*
 
 Siblings:
  Nancy Ann Cook Battin (1783 - 1829)*
  Herbert Cook (1787 - 1807)*
  Charity Cook (1788 - 1789)*
  Rachel Cook (1790 - 1795)*
  Thomas Cook (1792 - 1794)*
  Jacob Cook (1794 - 1795)*
  John Cook (1796 - 1864)*
  Joseph Cook (1799 - 1887)*
  Uriah Cook (1801 - 1864)
  Peter Cook (1805 - 1880)*
  Sarah Cook Barnett (1810 - 1870)**
  Rebecca Cook Beeson (1813 - 1888)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Old Westmoreland Cemetery
Westmoreland
Pottawatomie County
Kansas, USA
 
Created by: Judy
Record added: Nov 07, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44029709
Uriah Cook
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Uriah Cook
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Uriah Cook
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- Genie Angel
 Added: Jun. 19, 2014
Third great-grandfather. Kansas became a "free state" in part because of your courageous stand. Thank you.
- Eileen
 Added: Dec. 5, 2013
3rd cousin 5 times removed
- Larry & Helen in Ok.
 Added: Aug. 12, 2013
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