|Birth: ||Oct. 31, 1852|
|Death: ||Dec. 26, 1925|
When MARY ANN COOK was born on 31 Oct 1852, in Gasper, Preble County, Ohio, her father, JIMISON 'JAMESON' COOK (1817–1891), was 35 and her mother, MARY JANE BEASLEY (1826–1891), was 25. She was born third out of four children, with three daughters and one son:
•Nancy Jane Cook 1846-
•Elizabeth ‘Fanny' Cook Arbogast Thomas 1847-
•Mary Ann Cook Vermillion Sams Daniels 1852-1925
•William Albert ‘Willie' Cook 1856-
At age 15½, on 2 Apr 1868, she married TAYLOR JACKSON VERMILLION, and they had seven children between 1869 and 1878. Their first child, Narcissa, lived less than 2 months. Then, in 1880, when Mary Ann was 27 years old, her husband died at his age 33, leaving her with six children, ages 10, 8, 7, 5, 3 and 1½. When she remarried 11 months later, the six children were not included in the home of her next husband. What happened to those six children?
•Narcissa Vermillion 1869–1869
•William Edward 'Will' Vermillion 1870–1932
•Serena Jane Vermillion Proffitt Morgan1871–1950
•Alice Jeannette Vermillion Morgan 1873–1916
•Arthur Clayton Vermillion 1875–1933
•Flora Elin Vermillion Oaks 1877–1957
•John Taylor Vermillion 1878–1951
On 7 Apr 1881, she then married a second time to ABRAHAM ABSALOM 'ABRAM' SAMS, SR., and they had four children together between 1882 and 1888:
•Julia Ann Sams Green 1882–1968
•Abraham Sams, Jr. 1884–1884
•George Wessley Sams, Sr. 1886–1976
•James Robbie Sams 1888–1888
At her age of 31 in Oct 1883, she filed for divorce in Daviess County, Missouri, from her second husband with the claim of ‘cruelty and non-support' from Abraham. She then felt pressured in 1884 to withdraw her claim.
In Dec 1884 in Daviess County, Missouri, Abraham sold the 160-acre farm that he and Mary Ann had bought together for $4,800 cash. He took all the money and bought rental houses, loaned some to others, and gave the rest to his older sons, making sure his wife had nothing.
In Jan 1885, in De Kalb County, Missouri, after divesting himself of the $4,800 cash that he got from selling the farm that also belonged to his wife, Abraham borrowed more money to purchase a farm only in his name, excluding his wife. The farm was about 5 miles west, near Gridley on Grindstone Creek.
In Abraham's will dated 8 Mar 1888, he left nothing to Mary Ann. He left $1 each to 3 sons, a mare and colt to another son, a mare and wagon to another son; and all personal property and real estate to be sold and divided between George, Julia and Ira, his three youngest children.
When Abraham died 5 days after signing his will on 13 Mar 1888, he left Mary Ann pregnant. Receiving nothing from his will, she had to move back with her parents. She did petition the Court 1 year later in Mar 1889 for money, but only received $60. Some of the sons later saw to it that she received $500 in 1890 when the estate was settled.
Then 7½ years after her abusive second husband died, she was married to WARREN HARRY DANIELS on 5 Nov 1895 in Caldwell County, Missouri, and they had 30 years together.
According to her death certificate, Mary Ann died at the age of 73 on 26 Dec 1925, in Sheridan Township, Daviess County, Missouri. She and her third husband, Warren Daniels, both died of pneumonia within 2 days of each other, and they were both buried the same day on 27 Dec 1925, in the Wooderson Cemetery in Kidder, Daviess County, Missouri.
Abraham Absolom Sams (1832 - 1888)
Warren Daniels (1852 - 1925)*
George Wessley Sams (1886 - 1976)*
Created by: walter gillespie
Record added: Feb 08, 2007
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