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Sgt Solomon Floyd Cook
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Birth: 1829
Haywood County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Nov. 11, 1864

Enlisted: July 11, 1862
G, 62nd Regement of the NC Infantry
Served in Capt. Andrew D Hooper's troop. Solomon showed leadership potential & after training was promoted to Sargeant.
Solomon fought in several battle fronts from Tennessee to NorthernViginia.
His last recorded "pay call" was April 30, 1864, by Capt. W. V. Deadrick.
Captured at Cumberland Gap, TN on September 11, 1963.
Listed on Col. James W. Reilly's Roll of Prisoners of War.
He and the other POWs were sent north, stopping at Louisville, KY on September 24. They joined 30,000 other starving and ill POWs in Chicago on the 26th in a prison camp. He remained there in until he died of smallpox the following year.

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Solomon Floyd Cook, the 2nd child of Hence Marvin Cook lived across the ridge from his father on Caney Creek where he was a livestock farmer.

He married Martha Ann Shelton (1829-1881) October 9, 1953 in a double wedding with her sister Mary Shelton who married Thomas Hooper. L.C. Hooper officiated at the service.

Solomon and Martha soon started their family having 4 boys over the next 7 years.

On July 11, 1862, with the Civil War raging, Solomon answered the call to duty and joined Company G, 62nd Regement of the NC Infantry by enlisting up for 3 years.

He left Martha and the boys to tend to the farm. Solomon never did see his daughter Mary Jane since he left 5 months before she was born.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Hence Marvin Cook (1805 - 1885)
  Eleanor McCall Cook (1810 - 1889)
 
 Spouse:
  Martha Ann Shelton Cook (1829 - 1881)*
 
 Children:
  Marion Monroe Cook (1856 - 1913)*
  Thomas Cook (1858 - 1898)*
 
 Siblings:
  Solomon Floyd Cook (1829 - 1864)
  Henry Benson Cook (1831 - 1907)*
  Ethan Allen Cook (1835 - 1919)*
  Malinda Sarah Jane Cogdill (1837 - 1887)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Woods Cemetery
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Elizabeth Marlow O.
Record added: Aug 20, 2009
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