1- Their eldest son, George,b. before 1842 died in the army in the Civil War. His mother filed application #264674 for his pension in May 1880.
2- Emily Cooke,born 28 Aug. 1843 CombeMartin ,Devon,England, married Garrett Harvey Voorhees in 1865 in Valley Township, Stark County, IL. They had 7 children of whom the youngest, Lucia, had the most interesting life.
3- Caroline Cooke b. 31 Jul. 1847 married Theodore B. Marsh, 20 Dec. 1871 and died 24 Feb. 1944 in Freeport, Harper County, Kansas
4- Edward Cooke b. 6 June 1849 lived and worked with his sister Emily and her husband before going east to New York. He married his cousin,Caroline Merrill Vicary 2 Sept 1875. They headed west to Freeport, Kansas where they lived for the rest of their lives.The Cookes and their associated families were all buried in the Protestant cemetery in Silver Creek Township. Click here to see Carol Peterson's web page for this cemetery
Edward and Caroline's family
5- Mary Bertha Cooke b. ca1854,in Il. married Edward M. Moss 28 Oct 1874. They too moved to Freeport. They belonged to a group that came en mass from Jubilee,Peoria county, Illinois with their minister.They had 4 children, the last two, twins. Bertha died in child birth. The twins were given to Cooke relatives to be raised.
6- Henry Cooke b. ca.1856 in Il. (no further info)
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A 1919 map showing the location of Cooke land in MidLothian which is located 2 miles south of Freeport and not quite 2 miles east on Sections 12,13 &25
An old map of Harper County - 121K
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