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Beth Noble (#47852948)
 member for 2 years, 6 months, 14 days
RE: family
I am still reading.... I have some info to add

Della Derrick Russell Find A Grave Memorial# 27169563
Cochran Cemetery
McMinn County
Tennessee, USA

Samuel Houston (Find A Grave Memorial# 7239104
) Derrick's wife, Harriett Lou Ella Martin, I think she may be Find A Grave Memorial# 55046972. Still needs verifying. Let me know if you need info on their children.

Most all the info that I have comes from Houston's daughter Lucy Gay. I met her about 20 years ago on a visit.

Next, my great grandmother, Emily Jane Derrick Givens. Burial info should be
Hollywood Cemetery
Gaston County
North Carolina, USA
and spouse was Joseph Henry Givens.

James Larkin Cooks father in law was a Wilson Peeler, I am wondering if it is the same Wilson Peeler that is my new step-2nd great grandfather...

Ed Cook is James Edgar Cook Find A Grave Memorial# 27169100
and Melvina Culberson Cook Find A Grave Memorial# 27169101, there are several children buried there and a good obit on their daughter Rosa Gook Gibson

Ralph D. Cook Find A Grave Memorial# 27169102

Carrie Elina Cook was married to a Gaddis not a Dobbs Find A Grave Memorial# 7732741

Martha Elizabeth Cook Crockett Find A Grave Memorial# 50503008

OK - I have to go to bed!!

Added by Lanie on Jul 16, 2012 4:20 AM

Cook Connection
Hi - So sorry for the delay in responding, I have been so busy with my grandfather in the hospital and I have gotten so far behind!

I am so excited to have found you. First, I want to say how much I like your blogspot, I have been having fun looking it.

I have some questions, I am just going to address them as I come to them while I am on your site.

First, there is an article about JAW Cook that you have posted, what is that from? I notice it says his parents are Leonard and Netta Carolina Cardin. Do you know anything about them? I have James & Martha and another connection, George Wilson does as well. However, I did not site my source in my records, so I could be wrong. Anyway, I think that they may be Find A Grave Memorial# 43777567 and Find A Grave Memorial# 43777718.

Another reason that I asked about the article is that I would like to read more, it ends on my 2nd great grandmother, Mary Ann Cook Derrick, I was curious about what it said about her.

Do you have JAW Cook Confederate Veteran application, I do have it somewhere and I will share with you, if you do not have. Turns out he was born in Meck. Co., N.C. where I live.

Do you know where JAW Cook is buried and his 2nd wife Eri Bowers Holcomb. My records show Eleazer, but his grave cannot be found.

I do not know anything else about Eri, parents, other marriages, etc.

BIG Question: Mary Ann Cook Derrick (my 2nd great grandmother), I do not know anything about Wilson D. Peeler (I think he is Find A Grave Memorial# 69409202). I do not know anything about this marriage (not that it didn't happen - I just know very little about her). Your records give both her marriages that same wedding date (which is the date I have to Gus), is he maybe her 2nd husband, her children were born in 1880's with Derrick has name. Anyway, I appreciate any info you have on this!

Holy cow - I just got to the pic of my 2nd great grandmother - (and Wilson Peeler) - I have NEVER seen a photo of her. excited. Can you tell I am writing this as I go. Is there anyway that I can get a copy of happy to have found it!

I went back to looking at the picture of her, I think it answers my question due to the ages of the couple. It looks like she married him after Gus died in 1891. Maybe that is why I am having trouble with her grave, I did not know about Peeler!

I know this is a lot but it was the questions that I came up, I appreciate your help!!
your cousin,
Melanie Wynter

Added by Lanie on Jul 16, 2012 1:20 AM


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