Biography of Nelson R. Cook


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Cook, Nelson R, was born in the town of Alexandria, July 29, 1821. His father, Michael Cook, came to Jefferson county in 1810, and was a miller and farmer. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Avery. Nelson B. Cook was educated in the common schools and followed farming until 1865, moving to Redwood in 1866, where he engaged in lumbering and milling. In 1853 he married Lydia A., daughter of Romeo W. Marshall, and they had six children: John M., Benton D., Clarence N., Helen A., Addie L. and Hattie V. Mr. Cook is one of the representative men of his town, taking an intelligent interest in educational and religious institutions and is recognized as a man of sterling integrity, whose life has proven his word as good as his bond.

Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1898

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