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Lemuel Cook
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Birth: Sep. 10, 1759
Plymouth
Litchfield County
Connecticut, USA
Death: May 20, 1866
Clarendon
Orleans County
New York, USA

Veteran of the American Revolution, oldest survivor at the time of his death at 106 years, and candidate for consideration as the last surviving veteran of the conflict. Cook was also one of eleven select few survivors to have his documented image preserved through photographic means. His Revolutionary War service is proved through original pension roll documentation. At the age of sixteen, he enlisted in the Continental Army and fought in the Virginia Campaign against Cornwallis. He served as a Private in the 2nd Light Dragoons Connecticut Regiment. On June 12, 1784, he received an Honorable Discharge which was signed by George Washington. Daniel F. Bakeman of Freedom, New York, who died in 1869 at the alleged age of 109 years, is often referred to as the last survivor of the war. However, his name was placed on the pension rolls after the conflict in 1867 by an act of the 39th United States Congress and subsequently his status is recognized by the United States Department of Veterans' Affairs. Bakeman's case, however, lacked verification of his birth and any existing state or National Archives record of his New York service to which he claimed. Additionally, there was no record of testimony prior to the passage of the Congressional Bill regarding Bakeman's alleged service. The sources of the above information was from the Chemistry Daily Encyclopedia at www.chemistrydaily.com; Wikipedia at www.wikipedia.org; the article "The Men Surrounding Washington" from dewinthouse.com;
digitalbookindex.com; and http://www.burrcook.com/history/lemuel.htm

 
 
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 Spouses:
  Hannah Ester Curtis Cook (1768 - 1832)
  Ruth Cook (1787 - 1860)
 
 Children:
  True Worthy Cook (1797 - 1877)*
  Curtis Cook (1802 - 1882)*
  Gilbert Cook (1810 - 1888)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Root Cemetery
Clarendon
Orleans County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Steven Corley
Record added: Apr 03, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18755968
Lemuel Cook
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Lemuel Cook
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Lemuel Cook
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Pleased to say that Mr. Lemuel Cook is a Great Grandfather of mine. Not sure how many back, haven't counted, but my Great Grandmother, Lena Cook is listed in his extensive list of descendants. Honored to be part of his family.
- Lisa C
 Added: Aug. 2, 2014

- Keeper of the Stars
 Added: May. 26, 2014

-Anonymous
 Added: Mar. 26, 2014
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