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Cook Family Papers
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Papers belonging to the Cook family of New York including American Civil War soldier James Clinton Cook, and his grandfather, Lemuel Cook, one of the last documented survivors of the Revolutionary War.
James Clinton Cook (1823-1863) a Civil War soldier, was a grandson of Lemuel Cook (1759-1866), one of the last documented survivors of the Revolutionary War. James Clinton Cook, who went by Clinton, was married to Mary C. Gates (1827-1901), a native of Albion, New York. The couple had three children: Lucy Cook Slater, Luther L. Cook (1853-1905), and Charles Clinton Cook (1856-1889). The family lived in Burns, Allegheny County, New York. In August 1863, Cook enlisted as private of Co. 1 of the 130th Regiment of New York Infantry Regiment. He was stationed in Suffolk County, Virginia, serving as a hospital nurse. On January 23, 1863, he was discharged by reason of disability and died six days later in Baltimore. In the 1870s, his widow married Silas Wardner (1833-1909); they lived in Painesville, Ohio. Luther L. Cook married Clara D. Sylvester; they had four children: Charles Sidney Cook (1872-1952), Flora Cordelia Cook (1881-1961), Arthur James Cook (1885-1945), and Herbert Sylvester Cook (born 1895). In the early 1900s, the family moved from Ohio to California.
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