Bulter County, Kentucky Genealogy - Cook Surname
Butler County is located in the south-central part of the state. It is between Owensboro and Bowling Green on either the Natcher Parkway or Hwy 231. The county seat is Morgantown.
1820 Census Index
Cook George Butler 313
1830 Census Index
dwelling #312 James Cook age 28 M farmer $500 b. Ky.
dwelling #313 Phoebe Cook age 52 F $700 b. Va.
dwelling #515 James M Hampton age 22 M blacksmith b. Ky.
dwelling #531 Elijah Cook age 59 M Tavern Keeper b. Va.
dwelling #847 George Neal age 67 M farmer $350 b. Ga.
Early DEED Information
Butler County, Kentucky - Cook Births source: Judi Hawbaker
4 Mar 1859 Cook, Lucenda FAW Butler Co., KY Cook, G. W. Sublet, Sarah Ann
10 Sep 1859 No Name, Henry MAB Butler Co., KY Cook, J. M. No Name, no name
31 Dec. 1858 Cook, Jas. L MAW Butler Co., KY Cook, G. W. Sublett, Sarah Ann
2 Dec. 1857 Cook, James L. MAW Butler co., KY Cook, G. W. Sublett, Sarah Ann
Sep 1856 Cook, No Name MDW Ohio Co., KY Cook, E.. P. Martin, Eliza J.
3 Feb 1856 Cook, Saura FAW Butler Co., KY Cook, Jas. M Kukendall, Mary D.
30 Jun 1855 Cook, Sara J. FAW Butler Co., KY Cook, John Haney, Eliza J.
29 Jul 1854 Cook, Mary E. FAW Morgantown, KY Cook, E. P. Martin, Eliza J.
G. W. Cook and Sarah are Judi's great great grandparents.
4/17/1853 Elijah P. Cook age 21 Single place of birth Russellville, Logan Co., KY married Elizah J. Martin age 15 Single place of birth, Butler Co., KY.
6/11/1873 John W. Felty and Slizabeth Cook were married 6/13/1873 with consent of James Cook at the home of James Cook in the presence of J. Cook and G. N. Layson. signed by James Howard
5/15/1883 Andrew Cook and Josephone Daughety were married 5/15/1883 with consent of T. A. Pharris at the home of A. J. Snodgrass in the presence of W. J. Snodgrass and G. W. Snodgrass. signed by A. J. Snodgrass, M.G.
6/12/1884 R. P. Hatcher and Sarah A. Cook were marrined 6/12/1884 with consent of Adam Rone at Emeline Mason's in the presence of J. W. Hood and W. R. Chapman signed by C. F. Guffy, M.G.
11/26/1884 H. M. Arendell and Eliza J. Cook were married 11/26/1884 with consent of R. B. West at the residence of c. T. Porter in the presence of R. B. West, S. H. Tanner and C. T. Porter. Signed B.L.D. Guffy, P.J.B.C.C.
MARRIAGE: Vetrees & Bruner, 1909, Grayson Co., KY MALE groom Charles M. Vertrees, age 23, carpenter
father James Vertrees - Hardin County, KY
mother Margaret Cook - Hardin County, KY
bride Cordelia Bruner, age 18
bride's father H.A. Bruner Grayson Co. Ky.
bride's mother Nancy E. Middleton " " "
RESEARCHER NOTES: My illusive Cook is Elijah. According to the 1850 Butler County, KY census he was born in Virginia about 1791. He is shown with wife Jane G., dgtr - Elizabeth (blind); and sons - George, Andrew and Alexander. He died between 1860 and 1880, probably in Butler County. He is still shown on the 1860 census, but by 1880 Jane and Elizabeth are living with relatives. Any help on making a connection with a Cook family would be appreciated. Judi Hawbaker
I am trying to locate information concerning ancesters of Louisa Cook. She is shown on the 1850 Tn. I don't have the county. Cook, Wm. 72 , Mary 64 , Elvira 36, Louiza 27. Then in all caps. JOHN GEORGE 18. She later married John Anderson George. Dates for Louisa are: Born - December 29, 1823 in Jefferson Co., Tn. Died - February 14, 1866. It has always been said that Louisa was Cherokee. Not sure if full blood, and that her parents owned extensive land. We have always been told that Louisa was a 'crippled girl' (don't know in what way) and that John A. George was their gardner and that parents strongly objected to the marriage. After we found the census, we discovered that she was also quite a bit older which may have been the problem as well. She had two children: Mary Ann Eveline George - b.April 17, 1855 in Butler Co. Ky (we think Bowling Green), d.January 24, 1937, Booneville, Ar. AND Isaac Alonzo George - b. April 04, 1858 in Ky. d.April 08, 1939 in Oronogo,Jasper Co.Mo.--Nashville,Mo. Cem. Mary Ann is my ggrandmother who married John Thomas Finney in August 25, 1870, Cassville, Barry Co. Mo. Mary Ann Ray