Thursday, January 20, 2011

On This Day: January 20

In 1781, my maternal 4th great-grandparents Thomas Cook and Ann Clayton were married in Rowan County, North Carolina. [Brent H. Holcomb, Marriages of Rowan County, North Carolina 1753-1868 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2001), 83.]

Thomas and Ann had eleven children: Elizabeth, Mary, John, Anne, Martha, Lucy, Thomas, William, Allen, Richard, and Amelia (from whom I descend). In his will dated 25 March 1819, Thomas listed his children from this, his first marriage. Here is a copy of that portion of his will:

[Source:  Wilkes County, North Carolina, Wills, 3:195-198, Thomas Cook; Family History Library microfilm 393,950, Salt Lake City, Utah.]

© 2011 Denise Spurlock

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