Hi Deborah, I'm not related to this family, just trying to find them for you.Here's what I have so far.Henry was first married to Sarah and they had Fanny Philena ca 1848 IL.Sarah must have died.Henry then married Margaret Elizabeth Howe in 1857.
I have tried to find the parents of Henry, but have not been successful.On the 1860 census, John Cook is living with Henry.He was age 77 from CT.
They only John Cook I could find on the 1850 census fitting this John was John Y who was living with Nelson in Rock Island Co., IL.
In looking at the map of IL, Perry County was at the bottom of the state and Rock Island was at the top.Lee County is just a couple of counties from Rock Island.
You'll see my notes with the census records below.
It looks like they may have just passed through NY on their way to IL.If the family on Henry is the John, it appreas that the Cooks came to IL ca 1820s.
I hope some of this will help you.
Pueblo County, Colorado Roselawn Cemetery http://www.kmitch.com/Pueblo/rosec.htmlhttp://www.kmitch.com/Pueblo/rosec.html Cook, Ernest E. born 5-1-1858 died 7/27/1910 Notes: born at Michigan died at Morenci, Az., son of Henry Cook and Elizabeth Howe Cook, m born NY McCarthy Funeral Home
www.findagrave.com Henry P Cook Birth:1824 Death:1882 Portage County Ohio, USA Burial: Freedom West Cemetery Freedom Twp Portage County Ohio, USA Plot: Row 10 Created by: Elizabeth Wilkerson Record added: Nov 15, 2008 Find A Grave Memorial# 31435366
ancestry.com, Illinois Marriages, 1851-1900 Name: Henry P. Cook Gender: Male Spouse Name: Margaret E. Howe Marriage Date: Mar 24, 1857 Marriage County: Lee Comments:This record can be found at the County Court Records located at Dixon, IL.
Home in 1850: District 7, Perry, Illinois Name: Henry P Cook Age: 26 Birth Year: abt 1824 Birthplace: New York Gender: Male Family Number: 22 Household Members: Name Age Henry P Cook 26 Blacksmith Sarah Cook 25 OH Fanny P Cook 2 IL I could not find a marriage for Henry to Sarah.Perry County is at the bottom of IL
Home in 1850: District 37, Rock Island, Illinois Name: Nelson D Cook Age: 34 Birth Year: abt 1816 Birthplace: Connecticut Gender: Male Family Number: 797 Household Members: Name Age Nelson D Cook 34 Farmer Rebecca Cook 29 F NY William Cook 8 M IL Benton H Cook 6 M IL Tilman E Cook 4 M IL Martha S Cook 1 F IL John Y Cook 69 M CT
Home in 1850: District 37, Rock Island, Illinois Name: William Cook Age: 36 Birth Year: abt 1814 Birthplace: Connecticut Gender: Male Family Number: 800 Household Members: Name Age William Cook 36 Farmer Liva Cook 35 F OH John Cook 16 M IL Mabel M Cook 10 F IL Rachel Cook 7 F IL James Cook 4 M IL Amanda Cook 2 F IL Benjamin Lamb 17 Laborer VT William is probably a brother to Nelson.Just three family numbers apart
Home in 1860: Amboy, Lee, Illinois Name: Henry Cook Age in 1860: 36 Birth Year: abt 1824 Birthplace: New York Gender: Male Post Office: Amboy Household Members: Name Age Henry Cook 36 Engine Driver Elizabeth Cook 22 NY Philena Cook 12 Female IL John Cook 77 Male CT Lee is at the top of IL, just two counties from Rock Island
Home in 1870: Deerfield, Warren, Pennsylvania Name: Henry P Cook Age in 1870: 46 Birth Year: abt 1824 Birthplace: New York Race: White Gender: Male Post Office: Tidioute Household Members: Name Age Henry P Cook 46 Laborer Margeret Cook 32 NY Adelbert Cook 9 Son IL Ernest Cook 4 Son MI Cassius Cook 1 Son MI
Home in 1880: Mantua, Portage, Ohio Name: P Henry Cook Age: 56 Birth Year: abt 1824 Birthplace: New York Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Self (Head) Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: E. Margaret Cook Father's Birthplace: Connecticut Mother's Birthplace: England Occupation: Engineer In Grist Mill Household Members: Name Age ??Henry Cook 56 E. Margaret Cook 41 NY Cassius Cook 10 Son MINYNY Emma Cook 5 Daughter OHNYNY A. Margery Cook 9m Daughter August OHNYNY
Home in 1900: Pueblo, Pueblo, Colorado Name: Earnest E Cook Age: 34 Birth Date: May 1866 Birthplace: Ohio Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Head Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Annie Cook Marriage Year: 1890 Years married: 10 Father's Birthplace: New York Mother's name: Libbie Cook Mother's Birthplace: New York Occupation: Switchman Household Members: Name Age Earnest E Cook 34 Annie Cook 30 Wife Jun 1869 INININ Earnest Cook 10 Son Jul 1889 COOHIN Frank C Cook 8 Son Dec 1891 COOHIN Mabel I Cook 6 Daughter Feb 1894 COOHIN Libbie Cook 62 Mother Widowed Apr 1838 NYNYNY, had 7 children, 2 living
Home in 1910: Pueblo Ward 5, Pueblo, Colorado Name: Ernest E Cook Age in 1910: 52 Birth Year: 1858 Birthplace: Ohio Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Head Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Anna Cook Father's Birthplace: Ohio Mother's Birthplace: Michigan Household Members: Name Age Ernest E Cook 52 Conductor Steam RR Anna Cook 40 INININ, had three children, three living Ernest A Cook 20 COOHIN Clerk RR Office Frank C Cook 18 COOHIN Car Clerk Steam Road Mabel T Cook 16 COOHIN