|Death: ||Oct. 7, 1849|
Aristocratic farmer, patriarch and owner of Hazlewood, a 505-acre farm in Columbia, MD.
George Cooke grew up in Baltimore, MD, the son of wealthy parents, and won the right to purchase the Hazlewood property in an 1819 auction. He paid $36 per acre, for a total of $18,180.
He was the father of 12 children.
George Cooke's father, William Cooke, was a lawyer and tobacco merchant from Prince George's County, MD, who also served on the Baltimore City Council. His mother, Elizabeth, belonged to the Tilghman family of the Eastern Shore.
George Cooke grew tobacco, wheat and potatoes, among other crops, as well as rye, clover and timothy. He and his wife, Eleanor, enjoyed visiting their neighbors at Blandair and Oakland Manor.
Eleanor A. Cooke (1795 - 1853)
Elizabeth S. Cooke Powell (1819 - 1845)*
Georgiana Cooke Williams (1823 - 1901)*
Mary C. Cooke (1832 - 1848)*
Cooke Family Cemetery
Created by: Susan Lewis Arday
Record added: Aug 29, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75692928
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