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Joel Cook, Sr
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Birth: Aug. 5, 1746
Plymouth
Litchfield County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Sep. 6, 1836
Potterville
Bradford County
Pennsylvania, USA

Son of Ebenezer Cook & Phebe Blakeslee

Joel & Dinah Cook's children:
Levi, Chloe, Dinah, Huldah, Uri, Lucy, Phebe, Sally, & Joel

Joel COOK, a native of Connecticut, was a true patriot of the Revolution, enlisting in 1776 and serving three years. His father took his place in the army for a short time, at his own request, was taken sick and died; and, notwithstanding this event, the son returned to the army and claimed his place and again answered to the name of Joel Cook, served his time out and got an honorable discharge. Among other engagements he participated in the siege of Mud Island and the battle of Germantown. The following circumstance during his service is related: "While the division of the army to which he belonged lay at Valley Forge, he was taken sick, being cared for by an Indian. The doctor gave up his case as hopeless and left him for the night. His Indian nurse went up to his chamber and went to sleep. In the night his thirst became almost unendurable and he was unable to awaken the Indian. He remembered he had a four-ounce bottle of liquid camphor, which, with much difficulty, he managed to get from his knapsack, only intending to wet his lips, but soon found he had taken it all, and very soon was in the highest state of perspiration, which, instead of proving the means of his death, saved his life. The doctor said in the morning that the fever was entirely gone but wondered that the dose of camphor had not killed him." Mr. Cook married Dinah Dunbar of Wallingford, Conn. They had four sons and six daughters. Huldah married Truman Johnson, an Orwell pioneer. In 1814 Mr. Cook came to Orwell with his son, Uri, and lived until his death, September 6, 1836 at the age of 90 years and 32 days. His remains rest in the Darling cemetery. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Dinah Dunbar Cook (1751 - 1821)
 
 Children:
  Joel Cook (1791 - 1886)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Darling Cemetery
Orwell
Bradford County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: LDR
Record added: Dec 03, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45072920
Joel Cook, Sr
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