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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

From the Files of Marguerite Cook Clark: Uncle Joe (Joseph W. Cook)

Joseph W. Cook
1846 - 1934

Click here to read about Joe and
Josie's 52nd Anniversary Celebration
Joseph "Joe" W. Cook was born April 19, 1846, to Samuel Boggs Cook and Elizabeth Ann Harling in South Carolina. According to Public Member Trees at, he was a first cousin to both Napoleon Bonaparte Cook and Millard Fillmore Cook who were also residents of Bienville Parish, Louisiana. 

Joseph "Joe" W. Cook and Joseph "Josie" Sarah Catherine Bryan were married on November 20, 1873. They lived in Bienville Parish.  Josie was the biological daughter of Joseph Bryan and Sarah Wimberly and the adopted daughter of James Bryan (brother to Joseph) and Alice Wimberly (sister to Sarah).

Joe and Josie had five children - Lula Laura Cook, Karl Franklin Cook, Alice Belle Cook, Mary Elizabeth Cook, and James Bryan Cook. 

Joe and Josie are buried in Wimberly Cemetery in Bienville Parish, Louisiana.

Remember this post - Friday's Photo: Dr.
Edward Clifton Cook and Family Plus One
Man and a Dog
. The man pictured right was
not identified, but I believe this man is
 Joe Cook, Uncle Joe to Maggie Martin Cook.

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Sources Public Member Trees [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: 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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