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Kentucky Cook Families and Genealogy Links

These links were created as a resource for Cook Researchers searching the Commonwealth of Kentucky for their Cook Ancestors. We hope that these tidbits will help aid in your quest for family tree information.

The four main pages on this site are:

Jackson Purchase General Information and Family Groups http://www.geociites.com/Heartland/Esatates/4375/cookmain.html
Census Information for all of Kentucky and Tennessee - sorry only Cook Families http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Estates/4375/cookcens.html
Tennessee Cook Information http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Estates/4375/tennessee.html
This page - Kentucky Cook Information outside of the western part of Kentucky http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Estates/4375/kentucky.html

Kentucky Cook Families:

Kentucky Cabinet Makers
Old Kentucky Will Index
Davies County, KY - Bethabara Baptist Church Cemetery Extract
Mason Co, KY - Old Rice Graveyard Extract
Warren County, Kentucky Marriages
Wayne County, Kentucky Marriages
Census Information

Harrison Co, KY Cook Families

Aaron Cook
Newton Cook, Harrison Co, KY - died 1864 9th KY Volunteer Infantry
Harrison Co, KY - Griffith / Cook Cemetery Extract

Shelby County, KY Families are listed on the Main Page

Union and Webster Co, KY Cook Families

Stephen Cook, born ca 1795 NC > TN > Hopkins Co, KY, Webster Co, KY
Joseph Cook of Union and Webster Co, KY born ca 1808 in Tennessee
William Cook, Union Co, KY
Webster County, KY Census Information (not on this site but surf over to check out the Cook's)

In General

Ellie's COOK COOKE KOCH HOMEPAGE
Cyndi's List  http://www.CyndisList.com
Kindred Konnections http://www.kindredkonnections.com/
U. S. GenWeb http://www.usgenweb.com/
Ancestry  http://www.ancestry.com Social Security Death Index
Family Tree Marker Search http://www.familytreemaker.com/
Rootsweb Search Engines http://www.rootsweb.com/rootsweb/searches/
Books We Own http://www.roosweb.com/~bwo/ owned by others willing to do look ups
Kentucky Biographies http://www.starbase21.com/kybiog
Genealogy Resources on the Net http://www-personal.umich.edu/~cgaunt/kentucky.html lists lots of links
Everton's http://www.evertons.com
Family History.Com http://www.FamilyHistory.com
Kentucky Archives Project - US GenWeb - http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/ky/kyfiles.html
Julia's Southern Links Page http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Meadows/5387/KENTUCKY.html
Want to find the grave of a famous person? http://www.preservenet.cornell.edu/pnetlink.htm

Marriages:

KYGENWEB Trigg County - Marriage (Groom) Registry has the following structure:

     http://www.aplusdata.com/kyseeker/trigggroomreg.cfm 

History and Military History

Kentucky History http://www.kentuckyhistory.org/
Kentucky Home Guard http://hometown.aol.com/jweaver302/CW/kystgrd.htm
Civil War - Kentucky
Kentucky Civil War Queries
USGenWeb Archives KY in the Civil War http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/ky/military/civilwar.html
Orphan Brigade http://www.rootwseb.com/~orphanhm/backgr.htm
Cemetery Records Orphan Brigade http://www.rootsweb.com/~orphanhm/index.html
To request NATF Form 80 by phone at (202) 501-3590. http://www.nara.gov/genealogy/civilwar.html
Kentucky in the Civil War http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/ky/civilwar/toc.html
Union Regiments in Kentucky http://www.members.tripod.com/~DutchR/7cav/index.html
Order photos of your ancestors during the civil war! http://carlisle-www.army.mil/usamhi/PhotoDB.html
More on the Main Page of this site http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Estates/4375/cookmain.html
7th KY Infantry - Union http://www.geocities.com/union_7th_kentucky_infantry/index.html 

*** new *** Kentucky Land Grant Listing 

Census Resources

NEW:If any of you are looking for ancestors in AL, GA, IA, IN, KY, MO or TX...... there are several census, marriage, tax lists, Civil War soldiers online for these areas. The databases are searchable. Take a peek for your lost ancestors. URL is http://www.imagin.net/~tracers/census1.htm

Webster County, KY Census Information http://www.rootsweb.com/~kywebste/
Shelby County, Ky Census Pages
Census-Online
Census Inventory Project http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgwcens/help/ceninventory.html
Kentucky Deeds ftp://ftp.ultranet.com/pub/deeds/kywhitn.mbz
Today's US Census http://www.census.gov/
Don't forget Cook Census for KY / TN on this site http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Estates/4375/cookcens.html
Ballard County, KY 1850 Census http://www.hcis.net/users/tubbz/1850b.c/1850-1.html there are 80 pages here
Scott County, KY tax list http://pw1.netcom.com/~jog1/Scott1800tax_pt1.html
Woodford County, KY tax list http://pw1.netcom.com/~job1/woodfordtx1800.html
Kentucky Archives Project - US GenWeb - http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/ky/kyfiles.html look for Trigg County Census Records here
Nicholas County 1810 census index ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ky/nicholas/census/

Wills

Martin County Wills ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ky/martin/wills/

Maps / Location / Addresses / Phone Numbers

USGS maps
Mapquest http://www.mapquest.com
All search http://www.pacshome.com/
All Search Genealogy - http://www.pacshome.com/All_Search/Genealogy.html

Cemetery / Death Information

Funeral Net http://www.funeralnet.com
Kentucky Vital Records http://ukcc.uky.edu/~vitalrec/, includes: Death Index 1911-1986; 1987-1992; Marriage index 1793-1993; Divorce Index 1973 - 1993

National Archives Web Sites

http://www.nara.gov United States National Archives and Records Administration
http://www.nara.gov/exhall/exhibits.html Exhibit Hall - features documents
http://www.nara.gov/searchnail.html Search through over 100,000 documents
http://www.nara.gov/teaching/teaching.html Educator's site
http://www.nara.gov/publications/publicat.html Classroom publications

Church Records

The ROOTS-L Archives contain many files of value to both beginners and experts. THE PISGAH BOOK 1784 - 1909 By W. O. SHEWMAKER Pastor of Pisgah Church at Pisgah, Woodford County, Kentucky. This executable requires Windows, or you can download a viewer for UNIX or the Mac from http://www.hummingbird.com Double clicking on the executable launches a Common Ground viewer which will bring up the Digital Paper file containing the book. The executable takes 1.5MB including viewer and book. This book is a history of Pisagh church written in 1909 by the Pastor of Pisgah at that time. It includes a roster of members from 1808-1909 which has been indexed alphabetically. Good early history of Woodford County, KY. Talks a lot about the first families to start the church (and Woodford Co) including STEVENSON, GAY, McILVAIN. (note: from Ellie )

Old Photos

Old photographs http://access-one.com/asvra/apa.htm
Provides a descriptive overview of older types of photographs http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/mdbquery.html\
A "Look-Up" site, there are old photographs to be found here! http://www.findagrave.com/pictures/famousindex.html

A Bunch of Search Engines

Some of my favorites: http://www.geocities.com/PicketFence/5198/searchengine.html

Kentucky Biographies http://www.starbase21.com searched on Cook and this is what I came up with

http://www.starbase21.com/kybiog/barren/rogers.jg.txt
http://www.starbase21.com/kybiog/jefferson/cummins.gd.txt
http://www.starbase21.com/kybiog/lawrence/geiger.ha.txt
http://www.starbase21.com/kybiog/daviess/cook.s.txt
http://www.starbase21.com/kybiog/harrison/cook.cb.txt
http://www.starbase21.com/kybiog/henry/irwin.et.txt
http://www.starbase21.com/kybiog/christian/forrey.js.txt
http://www.starbase21.com/kybiog/shelby/cook.ac.txt
http://www.starbase21.com/kybiog/warren/jenkins.jl.txt
http://www.starbase21.com/kybiog/barren/garnett.r.txt
http://www.starbase21.com/kybiog/harrison/cook.ja.txt
http://www.starbase21.com/kybiog/hart/strange.ew.txt
http://www.starbase21.com/kybiog/nicholas/throckmorton.hc.txt
http://www.starbase21.com/kybiog/rockcastle/fish.jm.txt
http://www.starbase21.com/kybiog/scott/cook.r.txt
http://www.starbase21.com/kybiog/unknown/ellis.sg.txt
http://www.starbase21.com/kybiog/warren/hespen.f.txt
500 http://www.starbase21.com/kybiog/metcalfe/walker.sc.txt
http://www.starbase21.com/kybiog/nicholas/evans.g.txt
http://www.starbase21.com/kybiog/nicholas/kennedy.wj.txt
http://www.starbase21.com/kybiog/unknown/baker.jm.txt
http://www.starbase21.com/kybiog/christian/anderson.c.txt
http://www.starbase21.com/kybiog/daviess/hite.tt.txt
http://www.starbase21.com/kybiog/harrison/addams.w.txt
http://www.starbase21.com/kybiog/henry/markham.j.txt
http://www.starbase21.com/kybiog/hickman/finch.ga.txt
http://www.starbase21.com/kybiog/jessamine/cook.p.txt
http://www.starbase21.com/kybiog/lyon/wake.rw.txt
http://www.starbase21.com/kybiog/ohio/stewart.wh.txt
http://www.starbase21.com/kybiog/oldham/bright.wh.txt
http://www.starbase21.com/kybiog/scott/cook.d.txt
http://www.starbase21.com/kybiog/boyle/cook.s.txt
http://www.starbase21.com/kybiog/butler/arendell.r.txt
http://www.starbase21.com/kybiog/caldwell/pickering.rr.txt
http://www.starbase21.com/kybiog/crittenden/cook.hm.txt
http://www.starbase21.com/kybiog/crittenden/cook.jw.txt
http://www.starbase21.com/kybiog/daviess/ford.js.txt
http://www.starbase21.com/kybiog/fayette/bassett.he.txt
http://www.starbase21.com/kybiog/fayette/henderson.dp.txt
http://www.starbase21.com/kybiog/pulaski/cook.lb.txt

 

Timeline for Kentucky

1750 - Dr. Thomas Walker explored eastern Kentucky 

1767 - Daniel Boone came to Kentucky

1774 - Harrodsburg, first permanent settlement

1775 - Half of Kentucky purchased from the Indians

1776 - The Kentucky area was taken from Fincastle County, VA

1780 - Kentucky County was divided into 3 counties: Fayette, Jefferson, and Lincoln

1 June 1792 - Kentucky became the 15th state

1803 - Louisana Purchase

1818 - Jackson Purchase region extreme western tip purchased from the Chickasaw Indians

My Old Kentucky Home Words and Music by: Stephen C. Foster

                          The sun shines bright in the old Kentucky home
                                'tis summer, the people are gay,
                         the corn top's ripe and the meadow's in the bloom
                             while the birds make music all the day.
                            The young folks roll on the little cabin floor
                                all merry, all happy, and bright.
                         By'n by hard times comes a-knocking at the door,
                            then my old Kentucky home, good night. 

                                         Chorus: 

                                   Weep no more, my lady,
                                   oh weep no more today.
                         We will sing on song for the old Kentucky home,
                             for the old Kentucky home far away. 

                          They hunt no more for the 'possum and the coon
                               on meadow, the hill and the shore.
                          They sing no more by the glimmer of the moon
                              on the bench by that old cabin door.
                           The day goes by like a shadow o'er the heart
                               with sorrow where all was delight.
                          The time has come when the people have to part
                            then my old Kentucky home, good night. 

                         The head must bow and the back will have to bend
                                 wherever the people may go.
                           A few more days and the trouble all will end
                             in the field where sugar-canes may grow.
                           A few more days for to tote the weary load.
                                No matter, 'twill never be light.
                            A few more days till we totter on the road,
                             then my old Kentucky home, good night.

These pages are full of Cook family information. The primary focus of the researchers who started this effort, Carla  and Pat  was to break down the brick walls in our family tree research. Along the path, we collected lots of information and decided to post it to this web site. Hundreds of Cooks are waiting on these pages to be discovered. But to become a premier site, we need more data. Census data is a number one priority.

How to contribute to this site: You may e-mail Cook census data or family "group" sheets as an attachment or in the body of the e-mail. If you send information as an attachment other than html - the very best way to do this is in plain text format. You can type up the data in windows notepad or wordpad and attach the file to your e-mail. This makes it much easier to cut and paste into a web page. Make sure that you include your e-mail or name and address in the attachment so that you get credit for your work and to make sure that folks who click on that page and find a match, can find you instead of me.

Visitor:

Do you have some Cook Family Data that you can provide? contact us

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