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 William Chapman “Chap” Cook

William Chapman “Chap” Cook

Birth
Oceana, Wyoming County, West Virginia, USA
Death 18 Aug 1914 (aged 73)
Bald Knob, Boone County, West Virginia, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 88163325 · View Source
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William Chapman "Chap" Cook was born on December 14,1840 in what is now Oceana, Wyoming County, The eldest son of Floyd and Mary (Walker) Cook. Chap was married four time and had children by each marriage.
Chap and his first wife Rhoda (Mooney)Cook, were just beginning to get settled when the Civil War broke out and their home was disrupted by his enlistment in the Union Army, on December 19, 1861, to serve three years. He was discharged on January 25, 1865 at the expiration of service. He was wounded in the leg on April 3, 1862 in a skirmish with guerrillas while on an assignment in Logan County, recruiting men for the Union Cause. By his marriage to Rhoda, Chap had nine children. Following Rhoda's death in January 22, 1881 Chap Cook was married a second time on May 10, 1882 in Boone County to Nancy Perry, the daughter of William and Hannah Perry. Before their marriage ended in a divorce they had two children. Then Chap married a third time to Lucretia Workman and had one son. After Lucretia's death Chap married a fourth time in Boone County West Virginia to Eliza (Workman)Cook and she was the doughter of Columbus and Almira (Coon) Workman. Eliza had been married to Chap's brother Lewis Cook and doing this marriags they had a doughter. Chap fought in the Civil War as a Union solider with the 7th WV Cavalry and his grave in up on Cook Mountain and in marked with a Civil War markes. Set apart from the family cemetery.


In 2011 on July 2, U.S Route 26 from Van West Virginia to Twilight West Virginia in Boone County West Virginia was dedicated as a memorial Highway in the honoed if William Chapman "Chap" Cook as a Civil War Veteran. Chap's grandson Danny Ray Cook had the memoial highway happen Danny is Chap's sixth great-grandson.


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  • Created by: Danny Ray Cook
  • Added: 6 Apr 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 88163325
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Chapman “Chap” Cook (14 Dec 1840–18 Aug 1914), Find A Grave Memorial no. 88163325, ; Maintained by Danny Ray Cook (contributor 47310097) Unknown.