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Pvt Samuel Wiles Cook

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Pvt Samuel Wiles Cook

  • Birth 27 Dec 1812 South Carolina, USA
  • Death 6 Feb 1896 Conecuh County, Alabama, USA
  • Burial Conecuh County, Alabama, USA
  • Memorial ID 7489948

Wiles was a son of Edith "Edy" Cook. His father's name was eother James or William Cook. Wiles Cook's siblings were James R. Cook and Marranda (Cook) Etheridge.

According to his pension record, Samuel Wiles Cook volunteered about June 1, 1836 at Pine Orchard, Monroe County, Alabama as a Private in Capt. William Jones Company in the Creek Indian War of 1836. He also states that "we stood gard and hunted the indeans" in the course of his service and that he was discharged at Irvington (now Eufaula, Alabama) about August 1, 1836.  When he was discharged, both he and his brother James were suffering from measles which was supposedly the source of later medical problems and thus were entitled to pensions. He was partially lame and bedridden in later years. The last affidavit found for Samuel W. Cook in his pension file, 1894, where he is 81 years old and asks for an increase in his pension to $12 per month.  He states that "he is wholly disabled for manual labor by reason of old age and paralysis of the lower limbs rendering him totally helpless and that he is in such destitute circumstances that $8 per month is insufficient".  He was still able to sign his name.  His sister, Marranda Cook Etheridge, stated in her deposition that Samuel W. Cook also had diabetes.


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  • Created by: The Wanderer
  • Added: 25 May 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7489948
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Samuel Wiles Cook (27 Dec 1812–6 Feb 1896), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7489948, citing Asbury Methodist Church Cemetery, Conecuh County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by The Wanderer (contributor 26488191) .