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HappyHunting (#47976875)
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Deb Crisp
Nancy Willis Cates
Thank you so much for posting these pictures. I am also a great-great granddaughter. My grandfather was Edwin Farnsworth Cates, son of Moore Edward Cates, son of Charles Cates and Nancy. We had also heard the story that she was of Cherokee descent, but that she denied it and didn't want anyone to know. So, do we know what the truth is? Thanks again! Debbie
Added by Deb Crisp on Apr 22, 2015 9:02 PM
Marlene Vernon
Richard B Vernon
This is the family member I was inquiring about I have found his link to my family but am interested in the book about the family at this time Any info you have will be greatly appreciated
Added by Marlene Vernon on Jun 10, 2014 5:09 AM
Marlene Vernon
Do you know who his father and family were I am a vernon and have many relatives in this area Hope you can tell me your memorials are very moving and well written where can one find your book
Added by Marlene Vernon on Jun 09, 2014 6:00 AM
RE: Cyrus Strother
Thanks. He was my great grand Uncle, most of my data on the Cooks comes from a family genealogy done by Everett Cook in 1998. Do you have a web site or family tree on line and would you be willing to share some of the information. I know that there is one very large post for Cooks on one site, but primary sources are hard to follow. My Maternal Grandmother's father was Leander Tecumsuh "Tump" Cook.
Added by Jacesgrammie on Mar 25, 2014 2:14 PM
Cyrus Strother "Straud" Cook
While trying to "clean" up some of my notes and files I think there is a typo in the date of death for Straud Cook. My records show it as 1864 and it is listed as 1862, but it appears to be 1864 on the stone in the picture. Is that correct? I can't enlarge the picture enough to be absolutely certain.
Added by Jacesgrammie on Mar 06, 2014 11:08 AM
June Ford
Uncle George!
It wasn't until I saw his picture that I realized you must be a descendant; and since my grandpa Clair Cleveland Cook wasn't listed as a child of Cyrus Strother Cook, you may not even be aware of him. My mother was Elnora Belle (Cook) Gridley, and we went to church with your family in Topeka. In fact, I'm pretty sure that's where I got a hand-me-down blue cape that I wore to church quite often. I'm deep into genealogy on the Willis/Cates family and have quite a lot on the Yoakums - Ella Belle Kimbrel's mother was a Yoakum. Would love to hear from anyone interested in exchanging family info.
Added by June Ford on Oct 23, 2013 2:12 PM
June Ford
Frances Elizabeth Cook
Thank you for posting the information on my ancestor. She was the daughter of Charles & Nancy (Willis) Cates and the story (which she hotly denied to her grandchildren) was that Cyrus Hantsford Cook bought her for land & cattle. It was also said that she was of Indian descent; my grandfather C.C. Cook denied that but everyone else in the family considered it a fact. She owned land in Jefferson County KS which Grandpa's cousin Gene Cook said she paid for with her own money.
Added by June Ford on Oct 23, 2013 1:56 PM
Richard Carter
Thank you for the retrieval of the photo of Richard Carter. Thank you Loubie
Added by Loubie on Feb 06, 2013 6:24 PM
Gina (Ward) Guilfoyle
Underwood Cemetery
Thanks so much for the nice photos you took for the Gantz memorials. I appreciate it!!
Added by Gina (Ward) Guilfoyle on Nov 13, 2012 12:24 PM

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