Biography of Homer Cook of Pavilion, NY

Homer Cook was born January 14, 1841, where he now resides, on Burleigh Hill. He was a son of Ambrose and Betsie (Beckwith) Cook. Ambrose Cook was born in Onondaga County, N. Y., and came to Pavilion with his parents in 1819. They settled on Burleigh Hill, where he resided during his life, except three years spent in Wyoming County. He had seven children: Harriet, who died in Illinois, Levi, Warren, Esther, Mahala, of Michigan, Ambrose, and Homer. Mahala and Homer only are living. He died in 1859, aged 53. He was a son of Levi and Betsey (Brown) Cook, who came from New Marlboro, Mass., to Vernon, Oneida County, N. Y., and thence to Pavilion. He served as justice for a time, and reared four sons and three daughters. His father was Hezekiah Cook, of Massachusetts, who had five Sons and one daughter. Homer Cook received a good English education in the district schools. His father having left a debt of $4,000 on the homestead at the time of his death, young Homer, then but 17, took charge of the farm, and, being energetic and ambitious, he paid off the indebtedness, and now possesses one of the best farms in the county. He has given considerable of his time to fruit growing, and now owns one of the largest pear and quince orchards in the town. His residence is so located that he commands a view of the country for many miles. For the past 14 years he has served as highway commissioner. Mr. Cook married, November 24, 1864, Kate, daughter of James Fisher. Their children are JennieF., Jay, Mary, and Alice B.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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