Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
NameMary Cook 669
1Peyton Cook 669, 5G Uncle
Birthca 1774
Deathaft 1850 Age: 76
FatherWilliam Nichols Cook (1730-1810)
Marriage13 Nov 1799
ChildrenMartin B. (1803-1889)
Notes for Peyton (Spouse 1)
Peyton Cook (c1777 – aft1850)669 He may have been the poll of William N. Cook in 1796. If so, he evidently was born about 1774. He was certainly born before 1778, for he appears by himself in the tax lists 1798 through 1800. He was a witness for William Meredith in a suit against William Cockerham on 14 February 1797. He married Mary Cook [whose identity is unknown, but perhaps a daughter of John Cook] by bond dated 13 November, probably in 1799, with Zadock Riggs as bondsman. [The year is not written on the bond.] He does not appear in the 1800 census as “Peyton Cook” but is highly likely to have been the “Peter” Cook enumerated consecutively with William N. Cook (probably a clerical copying error – see footnote.)36 He appears first in court records as a juror 15 May 1800 and again on 15 May 1804. He was security for James and Samuel Downey’s administration of the estate of Peter Downey in 1803. He does not seem to have owned land in Surry County, and does not appear in any records after a court appearance on 14 May 1806. It seems likely that he, Grove and Phillip Cook all went to Kentucky at about the same time. He and Phillip Cook were debtors of the estate of Reuben Grant, whose administrator noted in an 1809 accounting that he had “moved to Kentucky.”37 He was in the 1810 census of Garrard County, Kentucky with a household of one male 26-45, one female 26-45, one female over 45, four males under 10, one female under 10, and one female 10-16. He was still there in 1820, with six males and six females in the household. By 1830 he was apparently in Jefferson County, Indiana. The 1850 census of Jefferson County gives his age as 73 and his wife Mary as 66, both born in North Carolina. Censuses suggest he had as many as fourteen children. These evidently included the Jefferson Cook (age 40) and Martin Cook (age 45) enumerated adjacent to him in 1850.
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