Jasper Newton Cook

My great great grandfather, Jefferson Davis Cook, was known as J. D. Cook and as "Dave" Cook. According to his death certificate his father was Nuton Cook and he was born in Calloway County, Kentucky. Researching census records lead me to Jasper Newton Cook. The dates for Jefferson Davis Cook to be a member of this family really don't line up very well as there was an Andrew J. Cook born in 1860 to Jasper Newton Cook and Catherine Hawkins. I am hoping that someone will be able to tell me the fate of the children of Jasper Newton Cook. There is a Jefferson Cook, age 10, in the 1860 census, however.

Family Group Report Husband: JASPER NEWTON COOK

Birth: 1830 Place: Tennessee, USA
Birth: 1826 Place: Tennessee, USA
F Child: NANCY E COOK; Birth:1850 Place: Kentucky
M Child: HENRY M. COOK; Birth: Dec. 2, 1852 Place: Calloway Co, KY
M Child: WILLIAM MONROE COOK; Birth: 25 Apr 1856 Place: Kentucky
M Child: ANDREW J COOK; Birth: 1860 Place: Kentucky
Notes: Newton (Nuton) Cook is identified on Jefferson Davis Cook's death certificate as his father. Newton could be the middle name.


1850 Calloway County, KY

Jasper N Cook, 18, farmer, born: Tennessee

wife: Catherine, 25, born: Tennessee
daughter: Nancy born: Kentucky

1860 Calloway County, KY

#1489 J. N. Cook 30, m. farmer, 0-205 b: Tn

wife: C. J. (Cath. Hawkins) 34, HW b: Tn
daughter: Nancy E. 10, b: Ky
son: Wm. M. (Monroe) 4 (b:4-25-1856) b: Ky
son: Andrew J. 7/12 b: Ky

1870 Census

1880 Census Calloway County, KY


A Book, "Marshall Co, Births", identifies Henry M. Cooks born: Dec. 2, 1852 to Nuton Cooks and Cath. Hawkins - child born in Calloway Co, Ky. At the LDS I found an entry for Jasper Newton Cook married to Elizabeth Poole 24 Feb 1876, Shelby Co, Ky.