Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
NameJohn Cooke 1737
Birthca 17001737
Death1775 Age: 75
FatherAbraham Cooke Sr. (ca1660-<1748)
ChildrenAgnes “Aggy” (1728-1800)
 John (ca1735-ca1801)
 Sarah (ca1739-1815)
 Elizabeth (ca1741-1818)
 James (ca1742-ca1784)
 Agatha (ca1743-<1801)
 Anne (ca1745-)
 Stephen (ca1750-ca1810)
 Mary Noell (ca1753-<1775)
 Frances (ca1755-)
Notes for John Cooke
Will of John Cook, Cumberland County, Virginia - 1775
Will Book 2/ Page 193
Dated 15 April 1775
Probated 25 September 1775

In the name of God amen I John Cook of the county of Cumberland being of perfect sense and memory doe[sic] make this my last will and testament. First, I give my soul to Jesus Christ our blessed lord and savior and now I present my body to the dust to be buried in a decent manner in hopes of a happy resurrection at the last day and as for my worldly estate I leave in the manner and form as followeth: Secondly, I leave all my whole estate consisting of my land in Buckingham that is in dispute with Benjamin Arnold & the land whereon I now live and all my negroes, horses, cattle, hogs, sheep, household & kitchen furniture to be sold to pay my debts and all the money that is left after my debts are paid I give to my dear & beloved wife Mary Cook during her life or widowhood and after her decease or widowhood the the said money to be eaqually[sic] Divided between my son Stephen Cook, Mary Noell, & Frances Cook and all the rest of my children which are as followeth: John Cook jr, Aggy Chambers, Sarah Edwards, Elizabeth Hooper, James Cook, Agathy Bostick, Anne Coleman, nothing more than what I have already given them & I doe[sic] constitute and appoint George Hooper and my son Stephen Cook executors of this my last will and testament whereof I hereunto sett[sic] my hand and seal this fifteenth day of April 1775.
John + Cook LS
Signed, sealed in presence of
John Raine
Henry Walker

EDITORĂ­S NOTE: Mary Cook, wife of the said John Cook, deceased, appeared before the Court of Cumberland and stated that she would not accept the legacy or legacies left her by the will of John Cooke and renounced the will. Although written without the “e”, this family spelled Cook “C-O-O-K-E”.

Jim Cooke

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