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Judge Jacob Rossen Cook
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Birth: Apr. 29, 1838
Dearborn County
Indiana, USA
Death: Dec. 31, 1924
Adair County
Missouri, USA

Civil War Veteran
Capt, Adair County Home Guards, Shibleys Point

Enlisted Jun 20, 1861, Shibley's Point, MO
Mustered in Jun 20, 1861, Shibley's Point, MO
Mustered out Sep 15, 1861

Office of Adjutant General
Record of Service Card, Civil War, 1861-1865
Box 17
Reel s00886


Sgt Co B, 11th Regiment Cavalry M.S.M.

Enlisted Feb 25, 1862, Shibley's Point, MO
Consolidated with 2nd Reg't Cav M.S.M. Sep 1, 1862

Office of Adjutant General
Record of Service Card, Civil War, 1861-1865
Box 17
Reel s00843


married, son of Thomas Cook and Leah Johnson, husband of Catherine Cook
d. cert 33685-a

Missouri Death Certificate

JUDGE JACOB R. COOK, son of Thomas Bishop and Leah Cook, was born in Dearborn County, Indiana, April 29, 1838. On July 2, 1865. he was married to Miss Catharine Rider, a daughter of Lewis and Tracy Rider. They have five children: William H., born September 15, 1868: Ida Bell, February 11, 1873: Sole, E., March 16, 1876; George Jacob, February 7, 1879; James Jay, September l0, 1880.

Judge Cook came with his father's family to Adair County, Missouri, in 1856, being eighteen years old. He entered land near Old Nineveh about July, 1859. The county employed him to cut a wagon road through the timber on the ridge, east of Stahl about six miles, connecting with the Milan and Kirksville road. He had ninety hands at work three days and cut the road thirty feet wide.

In 1857 he commenced teaching school; taught first in a log house about two miles southeast of Stahl, in the woods. The house was on Nathan Lay's land. He taught, in all, twelve terms of school.

On November 8, 1870, he was elected Judge of the County Court of Adair County for a term of six years. On the fourteenth day of January, 1884, he was appointed postmaster at Prairie Bird, eleven miles southeast of Kirksville. In 1874 he was elected trustee for Wilson township, under township organization.

In June, 1861, he was elected captain of a company of Home Guards at Shibley's Point, and served three months. On February 23, 1862, he enlisted in Company B., 11th Regiment of the Missouri Cavalry, and served as company quarter- master for three years, being discharged at St. Louis, March 3, 1865.

In 1873 he hauled logs that were hewn from two miles west of Old Nineveh the farm where he now lives, and built his present house, the shingles being made from the whiteoak taken from the same place.

Judge Cook is a Republican, a member of the Methodist church, but has no lodge affiliations.

History of Adair County, 1911
By Eugene Morrow Violette
Page 598 
Family links: 
  Thomas Bishop Cook (1796 - 1878)
  Leah M Johnson Cook (1810 - 1874)
  Catherine Rider Cook (1846 - 1936)
  Emma Alice Cook (1866 - 1868)*
  William Henry Cook (1869 - 1954)*
  Joseph Cook (1870 - 1870)*
  Ida Belle Cook Husted (1873 - 1947)*
  Sophia E. Cook (1876 - 1961)*
  George J. Cook (1879 - 1970)*
  Josiah Lewis Richardson (1831 - 1909)**
  Jacob Rossen Cook (1838 - 1924)
  Rachel Jane Cook Walters (1839 - 1912)*
  Weltha Content Cook Shoop (1841 - 1927)*
  Nancy Dilsen Cook (1842 - 1842)*
  Esther Ann Cook Shibley (1843 - 1912)*
  Elisha Johnson Cook (1845 - 1845)*
  Phoebe Mariah Cook Sibole (1846 - 1930)*
  Mary Elisa [Eleola] Cook (1848 - 1849)*
*Calculated relationship
Gibbs Union Cemetery
Adair County
Missouri, USA
Created by: NE MO
Record added: Oct 22, 2010
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Judge Jacob Rossen Cook
Added by: NE MO
Judge Jacob Rossen Cook
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Judge Jacob Rossen Cook
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