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From: "Robert A. Hinton" <>
Subject: RE: [PA-QUAKERS] Cooks, Chester County PA, 1765-1900 +
Date: Sun, 23 Jun 2002 06:58:35 -0500
Dear Mr. Cook,
Congratulations on your success in finding your Cook family ancestry.
I have traced my ancestry to the Boone family (Quakers in the same vicinity
of Pennsylvania). I have discovered that a creek by the name of Antietam
Creek flowed through the farm of my ancestors, Persis Boone Henton and
I am curious about the source of that name, Antietam. The Berks County
Genealogy Society frankly admits, that they do not know. Their best guess
is that the word is derived from the Delaware Indian tribe - perhaps an
'Anglicization' of the Delaware word for the creek?
Frankly, the name does not sound 'American Indian' to me. I tend to
believe, that the name was applied by early Caucasian settlers in the
region - perhaps Quaker settlers? Ditto, for the famous Antietam Creek in
Maryland, which flows into the Potomac. (I have found the word 'etam' in a
Latin Dictionary - and I tend to believe that 'etam' is the likely root
source for the word, "Antietam". According to my Latin dictionary source,
'etam' is the 'remote and inaccessible' nest of a 'bird of prey'.)
Do you happen to know, Mr. Cook, the derivative source for the word,
"Antietam"? Can you provide a reference to an authority on the early Quaker
culture in North America - who might be able to provide an opinion,
concerning the source of the word, "Antietam"?
I will be pleased to receive a reply from any other members of the
PA-QUAKERS-L rootsweb distribution list. Please respond to e-mail:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Larry Cook [mailto:]
> Sent: Saturday, June 22, 2002 11:36 PM
> Subject: [PA-QUAKERS] Cooks, Chester County PA, 1765-1900 +
> Just wanted to pass on a lot of thanks to a woman named Barbara,
> whose last
> name I won't mention for privacy reasons, who gave me the keys to
> discovering not only where my Chester County COOKS are buried,
> but also to
> whole new branches of the family that eventually will number into the
> If you ever get discouraged w/ your research, read on just a little:
> After posting a simple query about the location of a Meeting on
> the Quakers
> list, Barbara replied to me. To make a very long story short, after about
> 20 e-mails back-and-forth, Barbara said she knew where some
> COOKS, WILSONS,
> and HOLLOWBUSHES were buried (the Oak Grove Cemetery, a/k/a Brower's
> Cemetery). She even took some photos of their gravestones and
> e-mailed them
> to me. With all that info, combined with a trip to Chester County
> Historical Society, I discovered the following:
> 1. Identity of my GGGG Grandfather: HENRY COOK, 1765- c. 1840, m.
> ?? (gravestone totally illegible), both buried in Brownback Cemetery.
> 2. Identity of Henry COOK's children:
> A.Samuel COOK, b. 1797, d. 1879, m. Hannah (REIFSNYDER) Cook,
> b. 1795, d.
> B.John COOK, b. 9-10-1799, d. 5-30-1876, m. Mary GRUBB, b.
> 12-31-1801, d.
> C. Jonas COOK, b. 1801, d. 1842, m. Jo Ann LOWERY, b. 1802, d. 1862.
> D.George H. COOK, b. 1813, d. 1-9-1895, m. Christiann
> TRUGLER, b. 1833, d.
> 1902 (may have had as many as 12 children);
> E. Elizabeth (COOK) BARTELETT, b. 1815, d. 1869; m. John BARTELETT, b.
> 1809, d. 1889.
> 3. . Location of my GGG Grandfather SAMUEL COOK's home, which he
> in 1839. It's still standing, and the current owners graciously
> allowed me
> and my cousin to look around.
> 4. Will of SAMUEL COOK, identifying all 6 of his children, all of
> whom were
> born in Chester County, PA:
> Henry COOK (1825-1912)[my GG GF]; m. Mary A. Hollowbush in 1851
> (her father
> Peter HOLLOWBUSH was reverend of the Coventry Church of the Brethren);
> William COOK (1835 -?);
> Samuel R. COOK, Jr. (1837-1925, m. Annie M. Cook, b. 1842, d. 1926);
> Jonas COOK (1829-1879; may have m. Joanna M. Cook, b. 1842, d. 1902);
> Sarah (Cook) DAVIS (b.5-12-1819, d. 8-29-1896; m. William Davis,
> 12-21-1817, d. 2-13-1890).
> Elhanan COOK (b. ?, d. 8-21-1897; m. Lydia (?) Cook (Civil War veteran).
> Elhanan's children:
> a. Mary COOK;
> b. Harry COOK, Spring City;
> c. George COOK (lived on Beech St. near Franklin, Pottstown);
> d. Abraham COOK, Lebanon, PA;
> e. Samuel COOK, Spring City;
> f. Kate (m. Abraham LEVAN, of Shenkles, Chester County);
> g. Morris COOK, South Pottstown;
> h. Martha Cook YEAGER (could be Yerger), Pottstown;
> i. Stephen G. COOK, b. c. 1841- 1891, buried Pughtown
> Baptist Church; m.
> Ada, daughter of Reuben
> MOSER, and had the following children: Ida. Morris and
> Owen, who as of
> 12-1891 ranged in age from 8-16.
> 5. Photograph of the home of Edward PARKER, after whom PARKERFORD was
> named, and on whose property George Washington's troops crossed in
> preparation for the Battle of Brandywine. Edward PARKER was a
> Capt. in the
> PA Militia of the Revolutionary War, and his son Henry PARKER was
> a Sgt. in
> Capt. Brumbach's Company, Revolutionary War. My COOK relationship to the
> PARKERS is as follows: Peter HOLLOWBUSH m. Hannah WILSON,
> daughter of John
> and Mary (Parker) Wilson.
> I suspect the odds are I never would have discovered these relationships
> without the power of the internet. Thanks, Barbara, and to all the others
> who have helped through the past couple of years!
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