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Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Family of Napoleon Bonaparte Cook and Sophronia Pauline Porter Cook of Bienville Parish

The Cook family prior to January 1906. Click to see a larger version. 


Here is another photo from the collection of Marguerite Cook Clark. This is a fabulous family find for those researching this family who lived in both Bienville Parish, Louisiana and Jasper County, Mississippi. Napoleon Bonaparte Cook died on January 16, 1906, so this photo would have to have been taken on that day or prior. 

Most of what I know about this family was told to me by Marguerite Cook Clark's daughter and what I have read in newspaper clippings, and on Ancestry.com. 

I have other copies of photos and clippings from Marguerite Cook Clark's collection related to this family. I have written twelve simple posts to share these items beginning with this one. These posts will contain very little research, but many photos and newspaper clippings that may not be easily found when researching these families. 

Click on the photo to enlarge
I have numbered the photo above and enlarged and identified faces by the numbers and names below. I have added married names for the women/girls as that is the way I found it on the back of the photo. However, all of the girls were not married at the time the photo was taken. 

I am sorry to say that I made a very poor scan of the back of the photo and some names were cut off. You can see the scan at the bottom of this post. 

1. Napoleon Bonaparte Cook
"Grandpa"

2. Roberta Cook
"Aunt Bert"

3. Sophronia Pauline Porter Cook
"Grandma"

4. Elizabeth Pauline Cook McGraw
"Aunt Pauline"

5. Anne Cook Martin
"Aunt Anne"

6. Clayton Cook
"Uncle Clayton"

7. Alice Cook Baker
"Aunt Alice"

8. Ina Cook Bryan
"Aunt Ina"

9. Samantha Cook
"Bannie"

10. Edward Clifton Cook
This was Marguerite's father.
Under his name, "pop" or "pap"
might be written. 

11. Phillip Porter Cook
"Uncle Phil"

12. John Jacob Cook
"Uncle Jake"





A note to my BRYAN family readers  - This Cook family is not the family of Joseph W. Cook who married Josie Bryan in Bienville Parish. I always assumed there was a very close connection, but cursory research found Joseph W. Cook connected to South Carolina Cooks. Napoleon Bonaparte Cook is from Mississippi, but his father is from South Carolina.  More research would need to be completed to determine a connection.

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Diana
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Sources

Ancestry.com. Public Member Trees [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2006. Original data: Family trees submitted by Ancestry members.

Family photographs and documents from the collection of Marguerite Cook Clark. Accessed April 28, 2014, September 14, 2014, and November 9 to 11, 2016. Used with permission.

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