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John Cooke
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Birth: Jun. 28, 1752, England
Death: Nov. 21, 1832
Wyoming County
West Virginia, USA

John Cooke was the first settler of Wyoming County. He was born in London in 1752 and kidnapped and sold to a Virginia planter as an indentured servant. He was a Revolutionary soldier and fought in the battles of Point Pleasant, Monmouth, and Stony Point. In lieu of army pay, he was given a grant of land in Montgomery County, Virginia, located on "Little Laurel", on which he and two sons settled in 1799. He is buried here in the Delilah Chapel Graveyard.

Son of John Cooke (1724-Deceased) of England and Elizabeth Gurney-Cooke (1728-Deceased) of England.

Married to Nellie Goodall Pemberton-Cooke (1750-1812) around 1776.

Father of Thomas Cooke Sr. (1776-1854), John "Old Jack" Cooke Esq. (1778-1858), William Doby Cooke Sr. (1784-1853) and James Cooke Sr. (1786-1864).

Also married to Ann Keatley-Cooke (1775-1860). 
Family links: 
  Ann Keatley Cooke (1775 - 1860)
  Nellie Goodall Pemberton Cooke (1756 - 1812)
  Thomas Cook (1776 - 1854)*
  John Cooke (1778 - 1858)*
  William Doby Cook (1784 - 1853)*
  James Cook (1786 - 1864)*
*Calculated relationship
Delilah Methodist Church Cemetery
Wyoming County
West Virginia, USA
Created by: Patty Greene
Record added: Oct 26, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12170471
John Cooke
Added by: Jim Cook
John Cooke
Added by: Jim Cook
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Thinking of you on Veterans Day
- Dee
 Added: Nov. 11, 2015
John Cook is your fifth great grandfather.You → Beatrice Kathleen Brown your mother → Sterling Brisco Cook her father → Richard Wade Cook his father → Lain Shannon Cook his father → Capt. Richard Madison Cook his fathe...(Read more)
- David Brown
 Added: Jul. 24, 2015

- David Brown
 Added: Jul. 24, 2015
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