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John Esten Cooke
Birth: Nov. 3, 1830
Winchester
Winchester City
Virginia, USA
Death: Sep. 27, 1886
Boyce
Clarke County
Virginia, USA

Civil War Confederate Army Officer, Author. Born at "Amber's Hill" in Winchester, Virginia, he was the son of John Rogers Cooke and Maria Pendleton. From the 1850's up until January 31, 1862, he served with the "Richmond Howitzers”, and had earned the rank of sergeant. During March and April of that same year, records show that John E. Cooke served voluntarily as an aide for Maj. General J.E.B. Stuart. On May 19, 1862, he was commissioned as a Lieutenant and sent to report to General Stuart. He served as an aide, ordinance officer, assistant adjutant general, and member of Stuart's cavalry up until May 12, 1864, earning the rank of Captain. In 1886, he came down with typhoid fever, but refused treatment until his condition got so bad that he passed out in his chair. He went to bed and died the next day. He had loved writing all his life and was the author of many books including "Wearing of the Gray", "Stories of the Old Dominion", and biographies of "Stonewall" Jackson and Robert E. Lee. John Cooke also contributed to the Richmond-based magazine "Southern Literary Messenger". (bio by: Heather from VA) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary Francis Page Cooke (1840 - 1878)
 
 Children:
  Edmund Pendleton Cooke (1870 - 1905)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Old Chapel Cemetery
Millwood
Clarke County
Virginia, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 39.10678, -78.01443
 
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Originally Created by: Heather from VA
Record added: May 04, 2003
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John Esten Cooke
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John Esten Cooke
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John Esten Cooke
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