Smith County, Texas

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David Cook

By Andy Leath

 

David COOK born c1833 AL died c1865 (Civil War) married Louisa Merchant. Her father: James Merchant. They were enumerated on the 1850 census of Smith Co., MS.
  • A. Matilda Ann Cook born c1845 MS married ___ Masters, married 2nd 1878 Smith Co., TX, Thomas A. McCarley, married 3rd Adams. Census: 1880 ED 98 p. 206A; 1910 ED 81 p. 1B [Thomas A. McCarley married 1st 1872 Smith Co., TX, Susan M. Murphy]
     
  • B. Abraham James Cook born c1847 MS died 1920 married 1870 Josephine A. Cooke born 1847 TX d. 1893 both buried buried Pleasant Retreat Cemetery, Smith Co., TX. Census: 1870 Etna Beat p. 46; 1880 ED 98 p. 14; 1900 ED 106 p. 5A;
     
    • i. James Wesley Cook b. 1873 Henderson Co., TX, died 1956 Smith Co., TX, married 1896 Smith Co., TX, Lola Glen Hughes born 1878 died 1963, both buried Pleasant Retreat Cemetery.
    • ii. John Terrell Cook born 1878 TX died 1938 Smith Co., TX, married 1898 Smith Co., TX, Mary J. Shelton born 1883 died 1974 Smith Co., TX, both buried Pleasant Retreat Cemetery. Her parents: Abraham Buchanan & Malvina (Luther) Shelton.
    • iii. Emma B. Cook born 1885 TX m. 1908 Smith Co., TX, Thomas French b. 1889 TX, moved to OK 1920s. His parents: James M. & Elizabeth French.
    • iv. Beuna V. Cook born 1887 TX died 1970 Fresno Co., CA, m. c1908 Walter E. Adams b. 1887 TX. Div. 1920s. She m2nd Reed.
       
  • Abraham James Cook married 2nd 1905 Smith Co., TX, Mary Magdalene Sinclair b. 1887 TX died 1964 Smith Co., TX, buried Pleasant Retreat Cemetery, Smith Co., TX. Her father: Andrew J. Sinclair. 1910 Census, ED 81 p. 1B; 1920 Census ED 94 p. 6B; 1930 ED 32 p. 2A [Mary Magdalene Sinclair Cook married 2nd 1922 Smith Co., TX, John Byrd Hawes]
     
    • v. Abram James Cook, Jr., born 1907 Smith Co., TX, died 1977 Tyler, TX, married Mrs. Lou Ellen Sinclair born 1902 TX died 1981 Smith Co., TX, both bur. Rose Hill Cemetery, Tyler, TX..
    • vi. Anna Mae Cook born 1911 TX died 1985 married William Bollinger, lived AR.
    • vii. Ila Magdalene Cook born 1912 Smith Co., TX, died 1997 Tyler, TX, married 1929 Smith Co., TX, Cecil Clede Hawes born 1894 TX died 1979 Smith Co., TX, both buried Pleasant Retreat Cemetery. His father: John Byrd Hawes.
    • viii. Mazie Cook born 1913 TX died 2003 LA married 1937 Smith Co., TX, Fred Johnson born 1911 died 1989 both buried Pleasant Retreat Cemetery
    • ix. Joseph David Cook born 1915 TX died 2002 married Eula Mae ___ born 1920 died 1978 Wood Co., TX, both buried Pleasant Retreat Cemetery.
    • x. Vista Vera Cook born 1917 Smith Co., TX, died 2000 Austin, TX, bur. Pleasant Retreat Cemetery, married 1933 Smith Co., TX, Henry H. Carsten born 1912 Waxahachie, TX, died 1995 Smith Co., TX, bur. Chandler Cemetery, Chandler, TX. Div. 1974. She married 2nd 1975 Smith Co., TX, Jessie J. Butler. Div. 1980.
       
  • C. Mary Jane Cook born 1849 MS died 1936 married 1864 Smith Co., TX, Smith Terrel Shelton born 1847 AL died 1935, both buried Pleasant Retreat Cemetery, Smith Co., TX. His parents: Smith A. & Olive Shelton. Census: 1870 Etna Beat p. 46; 1880 ED 98 p. 14; 1900 ED 106 p. 4B; 1910 ED 81 p. 1B; 1920 ED 94 p. 7A; 1930 ED 32 p. 2A
     
    • i. Sarah J. Shelton born 1865 TX died 1871 buried Pleasant Retreat Cemetery.
    • ii. Robert William Shelton born 1869 TX died 1946 married 1889 Smith Co., TX, Laura O. Shiflet born 1872 TX, both buried Dean Cemetery, Smith Co., TX. Her father: J. W. Shiflet.
    • iii. Nettie A. Shelton born 1870 TX died 1938 married 1886 Smith Co., TX, John H. Carson born 1864 GA died 1937 both buried Pleasant Retreat Cemetery, Smith Co., TX.
    • iv. Matilda O. Shelton “Ollie” born 1872 TX died 1959 married 1887 Smith Co., TX, Moses Owen Carson born 1866 GA died 1945 both buried Rose Hill Cemetery, Tyler, TX.
    • v. Mary A. Shelton born 1875 TX died 1882 buried Pleasant Retreat Cemetery.
    • vi. Abram Smith Shelton born 1878 TX died 1966 Smith Co., TX, married 1902 Smith Co., TX, Helen M. Kendrick born 1873 AL died 1958, both buried Rose Hill Cemetery, Tyler, TX.
    • vii. J. David Shelton born 1880 TX, lived Dallas, TX.
    • viii. Henry M. Shelton born 1883 TX died 1963 married 1900 Ethel G. Stallings born 1883 TX died 1968 both buried Pleasant Retreat Cemetery, Smith Co., TX. Her parents: William C. & Ida R. Stallings.
    • ix. Elijah Shelton born 1885 TX, lived Kingsville, TX.
    • x. Ada Shelton born 1888 TX died 1985 Smith Co., TX, married 1909 Ebb C. Hughes born 1885 died 1970 Smith Co., TX, both buried Rose Hill Cemetery, Tyler, TX.
    • xi. Lee R. Shelton b. 1891 TX died 1983 Smith Co., TX, married 1910 Jewell Irene Thedford born 1890 TX died 1970 Smith Co., TX, both buried Rose Hill Cemetery, Tyler, TX. Her parents: Hiram Edward & Mollie (Crook) Thedford.

David COOK married 2nd, in MS, Rebecca Fletcher born 1833 died 1924 Smith Co., TX. Her father: T. J. Fletcher. Census: 1860 Seven Leagues, p. 67; 1870 Etna Beat p. 50, 1880 ED 98 p. 13; 1900 ED 106 p. 3B; 1910 ED 81 p. 1B, 1920 Ed 94 p. 7B

  • D. Louisa E. Cook born c1853 MS died c1871 married 1870 Smith Co., TX, W. Jarrell Ellis born 1841 GA died 1876, no children. Census: 1870, Etna Beat, p. 46
     
  • E. Lucy Cook born 1855 MS died 1907 married 1872 Smith Co., TX, W. Jarrell Ellis born 1841 died 1876, both buried Beaird Cemetery, Smith Co., TX. Census: 1880 ED 98 p. 13; 1900 ED 106 p. 8B
     
    • i. L. Burlie Ellis born 1873 TX died 1908 married 1894 Smith Co., TX, Oliver L. Hill born 1868 GA died 1937 Tyler, TX, both buried Beaird Cemetery. His parents: Thomas T. & Sarah A. Hill.
    • ii. James W. Ellis born 1875 TX died 1959 married 1893 Smith Co., TX, Fannie M. McFarland born 1875 TX died 1924, both buried Beaird Cemetery. Her parents: Henry Clay & Larissa C. (Erwin) McFarland.
    • iii. Dora B. Ellis born 1876 TX died 1956 married William D. Adams “Willie” born 1874 TX died 1920 both buried Beaird Cemetery.
       
  • F. Emily Cook “Emma” born 1856 MS died 1948 married 1871 Smith Co., TX, William Blanchet Dingler born 1852 died 1872 buried Pleasant Retreat Cemetery, Smith Co., TX. His parents: John & Mary Dingler.
     
  • Emily Cook Dingler married 2nd 1879 Smith Co., TX, L. Martin Thompson born 1850 died 1918. They moved to Hood Co., TX. Census: 1880 ED 98 p. 21
     
  • G. John D. Cook born 1859 TX died 1949 married 1885 Smith Co., TX, Martha L. Powell born 1861 TX died 1910 both buried Pleasant Retreat Cemetery, Smith Co., TX. Her parents: James & Dovey (Lewellen) Powell. Census: 1900 ED 106 p. 3B; 1910 ED 81 p. 1A; 1920 ED 94 p. 7A; 1930 ED 2 p. 1A
     
    • i. John Everett Cook born 1886 TX died 1942 married 1919 Smith Co., TX, Nellie M. Stidham born 1891 TX died 1994 Smith Co., TX, buried Beaird Cemetery, Smith Co., TX. Her parents: Alford & Nannie (Freeman) Stidham.
    • ii. Gus E. Cook born 1888 TX died 1969 married 1907 Smith Co., TX, Hettie L. Woodward born 1889 TX died 1976 both buried Pleasant Retreat Cemetery. Her parents: Felix Alonzo & Lula Jane Woodward.
    • iii. Homer Belcher Cook born 1890 TX died 1936 married 1912 Smith Co., TX, Willie B. Stallings born 1894 TX died 1986 both buried Beaird Cemetery, Smith Co., TX. Her parents: William C. & Ida R. Stallings.
       
  • H. Rebecca Cook born 1861 TX died c1874/5.
     
  • I. Robert D. Cook born 1862 Smith Co., TX died 1941 Smith Co., TX, married 1887 Smith Co., TX, Sophronia E. Brooks born 1868 TX died 1936, both buried Pleasant Retreat Cemetery, Smith Co., TX. Her parents: Benjamin & Dovey (Lewellen) Brooks. Census: 1900 ED 106 p. 3B, 1910 ED 81 p. 1b, 1920 ED 94 p. 7b, 1930 ED 32 p. 1A
     
    • i. Robert Marvin Cook born 1889 TX died 1957 married 1909 Smith Co., TX, Mary Roberta Meador born 1890 TX died 1970 Tyler, TX, both buried Memorial Park Cemetery, Tyler, TX. Her parents: Elijah & Della (Dorough) Meador.
    • ii. Jimmie Ruth Cook born 1897 TX died 1986 Smith Co., TX, married 1916 Smith Co., TX, Thomas R. Meador born 1891 TX died 1975 Smith Co., TX, both buried Pleasant Retreat Cemetery. His parents: Elijah & Ella (Dorough) Meador
    • iii. Birdie May Cook born 1903 TX died 1979 Smith Co., TX, married Rufus Wilson Thedford born 1899 died 1960 both buried Pleasant Retreat Cemetery. His parents: William Pearson & Caledonia (Blackman) Thedford.
    • iv. infant daughter Cook buried Pleasant Retreat Cemetery.

 

 

SOURCES:

Smith County Probate Records, Case:

  • #219 David Cook decd;
  • #5451 S. T. Shelton decd;
  • #5621 Mary J. Shelton decd.

Cemetery Records of Smith County, Texas:

  • Vol. I (Tyler, TX: East Texas Genealogical Society, 1981);
  • Vol. 2 (Tyler, TX: East Texas Genealogical Society, 1983);
  • Vol. 3 (Tyler, TX: East Texas Genealogical Society, 1984)

CHRONICLES OF SMITH COUNTY, TEXAS, Vol. 36, No. 2 (Winter 1997), pp. 25-29 (Civil War letters of David Cook)

Marriage Records of Smith County, Texas 1846-1899 (Tyler, TX: East Texas Genealogical Society, 1979)

Marriage Records of Smith County, Texas, 1900-1926 (Tyler, TX: East Texas Genealogical Society, 1999)

Smith County Deed Records:

  • 176:508 (heirs A. J. Cook),
  • 212:606 (heirs David Cook),
  • 240:55 (heirs Jarrell Ellis)

Obituaries (Tyler newspapers on microfilm at Tyler Public Library)

  • Mary Jane Shelton Nov. 27, 1936;
  • Mattie A. Carson Jan. 11, 1938;
  • R. D. Cook Oct. 10, 1941;
  • William R. Shelton Nov. 14, 1946;
  • James Wesley Cook Sep. 5, 1956;
  • J. W. Ellis May 4, 1959;
  • Ollie Matilda Shelton Carson Jan. 2, 1960;
  • Mary Roberta Cook Jan. 11, 1970;
  • Abram James Cook May 16, 1977;
  • Ila M. Cook Hawes Feb. 13, 1997;
  • Vera V. Carsten Oct. 21, 2000;
  • Mazie Cook Johnson Sept. 20, 2003

 

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