Last Update 4/28/2007.

Elisha Cook

First Generation


1. Elisha COOK was born about 1765. He died in 1843. Elisha married Margaret about 1803. Margaret was born in 1776. She died in 1865.

They had the following children:(Note There are other children for Elisha and Margaret and I will add them as I do the research.)

2a Ann Cook born 22 Feb 1795 and died 18 Jun 1875, Catawba Co, NC. Ann married Charles Bleckley on 4 Jul 1821. Both Ann and Charles are buried at Hopewell United Methodist Church, Sherrills Ford, Catawba Co, NC.

5 of Ann and Charles 6 children are also buried at Hopewell United Methodist Church Cemetery. Azmillia, Franklin Alexander,
Mary E, Lucinda M and James Monroe Bleckley.

+2b M i. Berryman W COOK was born about 1794. He died on 23 Jun 1880. Berryman married Delphia Childers daughter of Robert Childers and Lydia Wilkinson, born abt 1803 and died 2 Nov 1859 on 4 Jul 1821, Lincoln Co, NC. Delphia and Berryman are buried at Hopewell United Methodist Church, Sherrills Ford, Catawba Co, NC. Berryman does not have a headstone.

Second Generation

2. Berryman W COOK (Elisha) was born about 1794 in VA. He died on 23 Jun 1880. Farmer and Yarn Baler. 1880 Census listed as invalid. Article in Western Democrat stated that he died near Powell's factory at very old age. Berryman married Delphia CHILDERS daughter of Robert CHILDERS and Lydia WILKINSON on 2 Jul 1821 in Lincoln Co, NC. Delphia was born about 1803 in NC. She died on 2 Nov 1859. She was buried in Hopewell Methodist Church, NC, Sherrills Ford NC.

They had the following children:
+3 M i. Albert Boydton COOK was born on 25 Nov 1824. He died on 26 Dec 1910 and is buried at Hopewell Methodist Church, Sherrills Ford, Catawba Co, NC.

4 M ii. Robert H COOK was born about 1823. He died after 1884. Robert married (1) Sarah Jane BALLARD. Robert married (2) Azmillia BLECKLEY.

5 M iii. John COOK.

6 F iv. Mary J COOK was born about 1826. She died on 13 Sep 1855. Mary is buried at Hopewell United Methodist Church, Sherrills Ford, Catawba Co, NC

7 F v. Lydia COOK was born about 1826. She died in Nov 1888.

8 F vi. Nancy C COOK was born in 1836. She died on 30 Mar 1915 in Catawba Co, NC. Nancy married Jacob Anthony STILES.

9 F vii. Sophia COOK was born about 1836. She died in 1894. Sophia married Robert R BOGLE.

10 F viii. Lucinda L COOK was born about 1838. She died on 23 Jan 1889.


Third Generation

3. Albert Boydton COOK (Berryman W, Elisha) was born on 25 Nov 1824. He died on 26 Dec 1910. He was buried in Hopewell Methodist Church, Sherrills Ford, NC. Albert married Elizabeth Salena LOFTIN on 16 Jul 1847 in Catawba Co, NC. Elizabeth was born about 1828. She died about 1853.

They had the following children:
+ 11 M i. France G COOK was born on 15 Jul 1853. He died on 22 Oct 1927.
12 F ii. Sarah Jane L COOK was born about 1849.
13 M iii. James Monroe COOK was born on 4 Apr 1850 in Catawba Co, NC. He died on 10 Mar 1935. He was buried in Mays Chapel Methodist Church Catawba Co, NC.

Fourth Generation

11. France G COOK (Albert Boydton, Berryman W, Elisha) was born on 15 Jul 1853. He died on 22 Oct 1927. He was buried in Maiden City Cemetery, Cat Co, NC. Frances married Susan Laura E SIGMON daughter of James Washington SIGMON and Anna Minerva FISHER on 5 Feb 1874. Susan was born on 6 May 1854 in Catawba Co, NC. She died on 1 Nov 1937 in Catawba Co, NC. She was buried in Maiden City Cemetery, Cat Co, NC.

They had the following children:
+14 M i. Robert Brevard COOK was born on 9 Nov 1874. He died on 5 Dec 1967.
+15 M ii. James Oscar COOK was born on 9 Dec 1877. He died on 8 Feb 1973. He was buried at Maiden City Cemetery, Catawba Co, NC.
16 F iii. Essie S COOK was born in 1880.
17 M iv. Avery Little COOK was born on 18 Jul 1882. He died on 19 Dec 1966 in NC. He was buried in Maiden City Cemetery, Cat Co, NC. Avery married Alice M KEENER.
18 F v. Eva COOK was born about 1883 in NC. She died on 23 Jul 1978 in Lincolnton, Lincoln Co, NC. Eva married (1) John Wesley LANEY. Eva married (2) Milas T SHRUM.
19 F vi. Georgia COOK was born in 1889 in NC. She died after 1937. Georgia married J Marvin WITHERS.
20 M vii. Clyde Odell COOK was born on 4 Apr 1890 in NC. He died on 7 Feb 1983 in Shelby, Cleveland Co, NC. He was buried in Maiden City Cemetery, Cat Co, NC. Clyde married Teddys Elvira PIERCY, she is buried at Maiden City Cemetery, Catawba Co, NC.

Clyde and Teddys had two infant children to die. Both are buried at Maiden City Cemetery, Catawba Co, NC. Mabel Cook & David Thurston Cook.
21 M viii. Ivey COOK was born in 1895. He died after 1937. Ivey married Anna WITHERS.

Fifth Generation

14. Robert Brevard COOK (Frances G, Albert Boydton, Berryman W, Elisha) was born on 9 Nov 1874. He died on 5 Dec 1967 in Morganton, Burke Co, NC. He was buried at Maiden City Cemetery, Cat Co, NC. Robert married Mary Ellen WHISNANT born 25 Nov 1873 and died 18 Dec 1967, Catawba Co, NC.

They had the following children:
+22a M i. Earl COOK born 12 Jun 1916, Lincoln Co, NC and died 2 Feb 2007, Catawba Co, NC.

+22b F Opehlia Alma "Cookie" Cook born 28 Jun 1904, Catawba Co, NC and died 2 Apr 2005, Bassett, VA. Opehlia is buried at Maiden City Cemetery, Catawba Co, NC.

BASSETT, Va. - Ophelia (Cookie) Alma Cooke Shepherd, 100, of Stanleytown Health Care Center, Bassett, died Saturday, April 2, 2005, at Stanleytown Health Care Center, Bassett. She was born June 28, 1904, in Maiden, N.C., a daughter of the late Robert Brevard Cook and the late Mary Ellen Whisnant Cook. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David Hill Shepherd; three sisters, Lala Cooke, Edna Cooke and Irene Wood; and two brothers, Raymond Cook and Elam Cook. She graduated from Boiling Springs High School. She attended Meredith University and received her degree from Boiling Springs Junior College, Now Gardner-Webb University, with a music education degree. She became an instructor at McNellís Beauty School in Wytheville in the early 1940s, and operated beauty shops at Laurel Fork and Martinsville for over 40 years.

A devoted Baptist her entire life, she was active in all aspects of church life. A member of First Baptist Church of Martinsville, where she was a member of The Placide Mitchell Sunday School class. At Stanleytown Health Care Center, she was active and attended numerous activities, especially those of musical origin. One of her greatest pleasures was a trip to Europe in the late í80s. She lived a long and accomplished life and personified a positive outlook on life through her love for music, flowers and family. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Ernie B. Shepherd and his wife, Verna R., of Bassett; her brother, Earl D. Cook of Maiden, N.C.; and two grandsons, Brentley (Brent) David Shepherd and Kenten (Ty) Taylor Shepherd of Bassett. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at 11 a.m. at Collins Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Bobby Rakes officiating. A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. in Maiden City Cemetery, Maiden, N.C., with the Rev. Nathan Austin officiating. The family will receive friends tonight, Monday night, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Collins Funeral Chapel, and other times at the home of Ernie and Verna Shepherd, 513 Fairmont Drive, Bassett. Memorials may be made to Stanleytown Health Care Center, c/o Cookie Shepherd Activity Fund, P.O. Box 538, Stanleytown, Va. 24168.


15. James Oscar COOK (Frances G, Albert Boydton, Berryman W, Elisha) was born on 9 Dec 1877 in NC. He died on 8 Feb 1973 in Catawba Co, NC. He was buried in Maiden City Cemetery, Cat Co, NC. James married Rosa Vertna ARNDT daughter of Jacob Elkannah ARNDT and Mary Jane RABB on 25 Feb 1898 in NC. Rosa was born on 9 Nov 1880 in NC. She died on 6 Jul 1967 in Catawba Co, NC. She was buried in Maiden City Cemetery, Cat Co, NC.

They had the following children:
23 M i. Harold COOK was born about 1899.
24 M ii. Fred COOK was born about 1901.

Sixth Generation

22a. Leonard "Earl" Day COOK born 12 Jun 1916, Lincoln Co, NC and died 2 Feb 2007, Catawba Co, NC. (Robert Brevard, Frances G, Albert Boydton, Berryman W, Elisha). Earl married Pauline Tucker.

Earl Day Cook, age 90, of Maiden Hwy, Maiden passed away Friday, February 02, 2007 at Palliative CareCenter & Hospice of Catawba Valley in Newton. Born June 12, 1916 in Lincoln County, he was the son of the late Robert B. Cook and the late Mary Ellen Whistnant Cook. He was a member of East Maiden Baptist Church in Maiden. In addition to his parents, a son, Robert Lester Cook, two brothers, Raymond Cook, Elam Cook and two sisters, Irene Wood and Ophelia Shepard preceded him in death. Survivors include: His wife of 70 years: Pauline Tucker Cook of the home 1 Son and Daughter-in-law: Ricky and Annette Cook of Maiden. 1 Daughter and Son-in-law: Phyllis and James Queen of Maiden. 5 Grandchildren; 7 Great-Grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held Sunday, February 4, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at East Maiden Baptist Church in Maiden with the Rev. Nathaniel Austin officiating. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Lincolnton. The Family will receive friends on Saturday, February 3, 2007 from 6:00 Ė 8:00 p.m. at Burke Mortuary Chapel in Maiden. Memorials may be made to: East Maiden Baptist Church, 1400 East Maiden Rd., Maiden, NC 28650. Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Cook Family.

They had the following children:
+ 25 M i.Robert Lester COOK born 14 Aug 1937 and died 25 May 2005, Catawba Co, NC.

NEWTON - Robert (Rob, Bobby) L. Cook, 67, of 404 W. Twelfth St., Newton, died Wednesday, May 25, 2005, at Catawba Valley Medical Center. Born Aug. 14, 1937, in Lincoln County, he was the son of Earl D. and Pauline T. Cook of Maiden. He was retired as a quality control supervisor with Momís & Popís in Claremont and was assistant manager of Twin City Lanes in Newton. Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife of 48 years, Frances Teague Cook of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Robby and Diane Cook of Newton; a brother and sister-in-law, Rickey and Annette Cook of Maiden; a sister and brother-in-law, Phyllis and James Queen of Maiden; a grandson, Robby W. Cook Jr. of Newton; a granddaughter and her husband, Dawn and Danny Williams of Newton; and several nieces and nephews. A Service of Remembrance will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, May 27, 2005, at Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Nathaniel Austin will officiate. Burial will be in Eastview Cemetery. Music will be by Elaine Clontz. The family will receive friends at the funeral home tonight, Thursday, May 26, 2005, from 6 to 8 p.m.


+ 26 F ii. Phyliss Cook.
+ 27 M iii. Rickey Lane Cook.
Seventh Generation

27. Rickey Lane COOK (Earl, Robert Brevard, Frances G, Albert Boydton, Berryman W, Elisha). Rickey married Sue Annette HUMPHRIES daughter of Benson Carol HUMPHRIES and Zora WARD. Sue was born on 7 Apr 1946 in Lincoln Co, NC.

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