The date that I have for Martha's death is 1879. I am not sure where I came up with that.She had Alice, their last child, on Sept. 22, 1878.
John remarried to Florence Hill (my great grandmother) February 23, 1886.
The first three children were born in Josephine and Jackson counties.
John and Florence were married in Lane County, were his family had a land claim.I am guessing that when Martha died he took the childrenhome for his mother to help with. John had a brother that lived in the Wolf Creek area in 1900. His name was Franklin Cook, he married Emma Post.(her father was John D. Post of Kerby) Many thanks for your efforts. Anna