Biography of Simeon B. Cook
Marseilles Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies





SIMEON B. COOK was born in Richland County, Ohio, October 10, 1840; the son of James B. and Hannah (Corwin) Cook, she being a second cousin of ex Gov. Corwin. Her parents were natives of Pennsylvania, of German and Irish ancestry. The father was born in 1818; the mother in 1820. They were married in Richland County in 1839, and moved to this. county in 1844, buying eighty acres in Muffin Township and later adding twenty six acres. They had nine children, eight living: Simeon B., T. Ann, Z. Adilla, Solomon H., James M., A. Maria, William, Harriet, and Elizabeth S., deceased. The father died in 1861, aged. forty two years; the mother is still living, aged sixty five years. Our subject attended the schools of his neighborhood and remained with his parents till 1864, May 2, when he enlisted in Company G, One Hundred and Forty fourth Regiment Ohio National Guards; was engaged in the battles of Fredericksburg and Berryville; was wounded in the shoulder at latter place, returning home September 2, 1864, discharged. January 12, 1864, he married Miss Julia llildreth, daughter of Stephen and Jane C. (Mills) Hildreth, whose history is given elsewhere in this book. Six children were the fruits of this union, four living: Frank L., born January 23, 1865 dying January 26, 1875; Willis E., born February 3, 1867; Elton J., July 2, 1869; Julia A., January 19, 1872 died January 3, 1880; Bertha J., March 5, 1876, and Clara L., September 8, 1881. Mr. Cook rented land during the first four years of his married life, buying his present farm of 117 acres in 1870. This farm is well improved and stocked with good grades. Politically he is a Republican, and served four years as Trustee of his township. He is a member of the G. A. R. at Marseilles and also of the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which he has been a Class Leader since 1870. His wife is a member of the Presbyterian Church.

From:
The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884


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