A cemetery 12 miles South of Sandusky Ohio, near North Monroeville, Ohio. According to a letter from Gary Cooke written on Sept 1979. There is a obelisk about 9 or 10 feet tall with ASAPH COOKE, (obscured), Francis Cooke,(obscured), Mayflower (Obscured), Plymouth Rock (obscured) on it. There are lots of Cooke's buried there - Asaph Cooke, Thankful Parker Cooke, Hannah Cooke Stone, Lewis Stone, Asaph Cooke, Sarah Cooke, Thankful Parker, Erastus Cooke,Israel Cooke, Elmina Cooke. Some stones had fallen over.
More about this Cemetery from COOK'S CRIER June 1975 Page 695
Cook Records of Huron County, Ohio
Copied by Miss Eloise Barthold, Northwood Ohio (She was granddaugther of Amos Emma [ Cook] Crane )
Tombstones Records from the old cemetery in No. Monroeville, Ridgefiled Twp.,Huron Co., Ohio
William Henry Cooke, son of E. N Eliza Cooke, d. 10 July 1812, ly, 10m, 15d.Martha, dau. Of Asaph Polly Cooke, d. 11 Oct. 1824, aged 15 mos
Polly, wife of Asaph. D 5 Feb 1826, aged 48 years
Asaph Cooke d 25 July 1842 in his 63rd year
Erastus Cook d 29 July 1849 aged 54
Elmia Cook d 7 Jan 1852 aged 48
# Thankful P. Cooke d 3 Aug 1858, aged 56
# Asaph Cooke d 2 Sept 1826, aged 78 years 6 months
Israel Cook d 28 Jan 1854, aged 52 years
Sarah (Cook, wife of Moors Farwell) d 28 Feb 1827, aged 36 yrs (m 11 Jan 1819)
Charles E., son of E. W. T.R. Cook, d 20 Aug 1855 , 1 mo. 4 da.
Theodotia B., wife of Edward W. Cooke, d 18 June 1868, 36 yrs 1 mon, __da
Lewis Stone d 29 Dec 1853, aged 75
Hannah (Cook), wife of Lewis Stone) d 30 Aug 1839, aged 60 yrs, 8 mos.
Laura E. Read d 13 Sept 1876, aged 74 yrs, 3 (or 8) da. (maiden name was probably Cook)
Hiram C. Read d 25 Dec 1893, aged 53 yrs, 10 mos, 11 da. (son of Ephraim Laura)
Ephraim Read d 18 Jan 1844, age 39 yrs, 10 mo, 7 da.
E.A. Read 1858-1916
Sarah, dau of Ichabod Eliz. Read, wife of Deacon Moses Thacher, d 20 Apr 1828, aged 60 yrs, 7 da
Moses Thacher d 17 Oct 1845, aged 79 yrs.
Joseph Cook d 28 Aug, aged 87 yrs, 4 mos, 25 da.
Chauncey Cook d 26 Jan 1871, aged 75 yrs
Dorcas, his wife, d 23 Nov 1867, aged 66 or 67
Lois Eliza, dau of C.L Lois Cook, d 5 May 1848, 1 yrs, 10 mo., 17 da. (Charles L.)
# Thankful Cook, in her will, arranged for fence around Cook Family plotperhaps also, the obelisk in plot which states these Cooks descended from Francis of the Mayflower
#Asaph Cook, in DAR Patroit Index; b 1748-d 1826, m. Thankful Parker, Capt.C.S., Enlisted N. Y.
Note - The Cooks Crier also had Listing of a number of Federal Census for the names Cook
There is a book: HISTORY OF THE FIRELANDS, HURON ERIE COUNTIES, OHIO by W.W.Wiiliams, 1879 with mentions of Cook's.
I have the following information on the above people
Asaph Cooke, b 23 March 1781 Granville Washington Co., New York, m 1805 to Mary Stewart (she d 1826) d 2 August 1842
Asaph Cooke, b 6 March 1748 m 17 June 1776 to Thankful Parker (she b 8 Oct 1745 Wallingford CT d 1818 or 1819) d 2 Sept 1826 Ridgefield Four Corners,Ohio.
Hannah Cooke m about 1805 to Lewis Stone she died age 62 Cookes corners
Sarah Cooke b 1791 d 28 Feb 1827, married Moors Farwell
Thankful Cooke d 3 Aug 1858
Erastus Cooke b 1795 married 1827 to Fannie Anderson died 29 July 1849 at Sandusky Ohio
Israel Cooke b 1802 d 28 Jan 1854
Elmina Cooke b 1804 died 7 Jan 1852
Might also be buried at Cooke's Corner
Another son of Asaph Cooke and Thankful Parker
Caswell d 27 Dec 1864 at Sandusky Ohio. His son Jay Cooke was big help in financing the Civil War for the Union.
William Henry Cooke mentioned above was the son of My Ancestor Edwin NathinalCooke b 26 Feb 1810, Adams, Jefferson Co, New York m 5 Sept 1835 to Eliza Vandercook (b 29 April 1814 New York State) They both d in Salem Marion Co,Oregon h 6 May 1879 and she 21 Aug 1900. I have an autobio that E.N. Cooke wrote in 1875.
My Cooke ancestors thought they were descendants of Francis Cooke of the Mayflower. I believe not. I think their first USA Ancestor is Henry Cook who married Judith Birdsall. I am sure just when the COOK became COOKE. Cook and Cooke seems to be so interchangeable among my ancestors.
Any one else looking into this line?
Russell Miller, Seattle Washington July 6 , 1998