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Friday, November 17, 2017

The Cook Family of Bienville Parish

Marguerite Cook Clark and her husband, Albert "Al" Clark

For the last three months, I have been posting items related to Cook family members who lived in or had family who lived in Bienville Parish. Most were saved in Marguerite Cook Clark's collection of genealogical materials. She was lucky to have had Bryan and Cook photos and other documents passed down to her from both sides of her family. Some items date as far back as the mid-1800s. I was very lucky to have had access to them. 

Although I have posted most of the Cook items in her collection, there are many more items related to Bryans, Wimberlys, and other Bienville Parish families to be posted. 

Many of these Cooks were in no way connected to me. A few married Bryans who were descendants of Reddick and Elizabeth Regan Bryan (my great-great-grandparents) so there may be Cooks out there who match a little of my DNA.

Napoleon Bonaparte Cook, Marguerite Cook Clark's paternal grandfather. 


Joseph B. Bryan, Marguerite Cook
Clark's maternal great-grandfather
Marguerite Cook Clark was both a Bryan and Cook descendant. Napoleon Bonaparte Cook was her grandfather on her father's side. On her mother's side, her great-grandfather was Joseph Bryan, the brother to my great-grandfather, Terrell Bryan. 

Marguerite and I would be third cousins. 

This collection of photos and clippings is a bonus for anyone researching the Cook family. I perused a few library collections, Ancestry.com, historical newspapers, and FamilySearch without finding many photos connected to this Cook family. 

If you are a Cook descendant and have old family photos, share them! Post them on a relevant Facebook page or in an online family tree. Make sure other family members know you have them. If no one wants your old photos and family records, donate them to a library that takes genealogical materials. 

For Cook researchers, there must a lot more to find. There are 168 Cooks found at Find-A-Grave in Bienville Parish cemeteries. Cooks lived in surrounding counties, there were many in Mississippi and probably much to find in South Carolina.

AND, if you didn't see all my posts relating to the Cook family, check-out the links below.

Friday's Photo: Margaret Cook

Friday's Photo: Dr. Edward Clifton Cook's Car and Cyril Lesche's Garage

Friday's Photo: Dr. Edward Clifton Cook and Family Plus One Man and a Dog

From the Files of Marguerite Cook Clark: James Bryan Cook And
Ollie Reed Cook of Bienville Parish, Louisiana

From the Files of Marguerite Cook Clark: Bert and Susie Porter Ellis

From the Files of Marguerite Cook Clark: Lloyd Byron Cook 

From the Files of Marguerite Cook Clark: Mrs. L. B. Cook

From the Files of Marguerite Cook Clark: Mrs. L. A. Cook

From the Files of Marguerite Cook Clark: Her Father, Dr. Edward Clifton Cook

From the Files of Marguerite Cook Clark: Anna Cook Moorehead, Daughter of Marshal Cook

From the Files of Marguerite Cook Clark: Could this be Ellen Cook Kelly? 

From the Files of Marguerite Cook Clark: Lorry Alan Cook

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

From the Files of Marguerite Cook Clark: Miss Samantha Cook

Friday's Photo: P. P Cook's School, Iverson LA

From the Files of Marguerite Cook Clark: Some Descendants of Millard Fillmore Cook

From the Files of Marguerite Cook Clark: Philip Porter and Ella Mae Ratcliff Cook  

From the Files of Marguerite Cook Clark: Mary Samantha Cook Clayton

From the Files of Marguerite Cook Clark: Frank Kelly

From the Files of Marguerite Cook Clark: Huey P. Cook

From the Files of Marguerite Cook Clark: John Jacob "Jake" Cook

Friday's Photo: Ina and Bert Cook

From the Files of Marguerite Cook Clark: Sophronia Pauline Porter Cook

From the Files of Marguerite Cook Clark: Anne Cook Martin

From the Files of Marguerite Cook Clark: 60th Wedding Anniversary - James 
Bryan Martin and Anne Cook Martin

From the Files of Marguerite Cook Clark: Is this Napoleon Bonaparte Cook?

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

Friday's Photo: A Bryan - Cook Gathering in Bienville Parish 

From the Files of Marguerite Cook Clark: Joe and Josie Bryan Cook 

Friday's Photo: An Important Celebration in Bienville Parish

Friday's Photo: Marguerite Cook Clark 

Friday's Photo: Thomas "Tom" Corley and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Cook

From the Files of Marguerite Cook Clark: Mary Marguerite "Maggie" Martin Cook


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Diana

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Sources

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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