Biography of George H. Cook
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Cook, George H., was born in Clarendon in 1839, a son of Merritt Cook. The latter was a son of Lemnel, jr., and grandson of Lemuel Cook, who was a native of Pompey, Conn., and served in the Revolution. He settled first in Onondaga county, and from there removed to Clarendon, this county, at an early date. He was a farmer and lived to the great age of 107 years, dying in Clarendon. His children were: Miles, who served in the war of 1812; Lyman, Lemuel, jr., Curtis, Seeley, Worthy, Gilbert, Hannah, Esther and Electa, all of whom lived to old age. Meriitt, son of Lemuel, Jr., settled in Olarendon, and was a farmer. He married Jane Darrow, and their children were: Mary, George H., Charles, Emma, Ella and John. Mary married Alson Blodgett, and settled in Minnesota; Charles is a farmer of Clarendon and married Eveline Glidden; Emma married Lyman Smith of this town; Ella married Judson Bolton, also of this town; John married Mary Morton and settled in Michigan. George H., with the exception of a few years (spent in Wisconsin), resided in Clarendon till 1885, when he removed to Murray and bought a farm south of Sandy Creek. In 1861 he married Mary Field of Oakfield, N. Y., and they have an adopted daughter, Sadie, and an adopted son, David H. Cook. George H. Cook died in 1892.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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