Randall, Here are a few more details about Joseph Clark January. Joy
Abraham Cooke, born August 9, 1795 in South Carolina, emigrated to Tennessee by wagon train in the early 1800s.While on the migration trail, the Cooke family met the January family, and Abraham married the January's daughter Blanche, who was born November 2, 1799 in South Carolina.The Cookes and Januarys soon came to Warren County, Tennessee, where Isaac January first appeared on the 1805 tax list and purchased land there in 1815.Abraham Cooke following suit and purchased land there in 1818.Isaac January was listed in the Warren County 1820 census with a wife and two males.One male was probably his son Joseph Clark January, born April 15, 1801, and the other a son whose name is not known.It is believed that Warren County was the point on the migration trail where Abraham Cooke married Blanche January about 1814.In 1824, the Cookes came to Franklin County, Tennessee and settled on a small farm at the mouth of Ash Camp Hollow on the Elk River.The Januarys purchased a small farm on the Elk River in Franklin County in 1828.Isaac January and his son Joseph C. January were the only Januarys listed in the 1830 Franklin County census.
Isaac January loaned money to his son Joseph Clark January per deed of trust dated November 10, 1832 in Franklin County.Before leaving Warren County for Franklin County, Joseph Clark January had land transactions with his brother-in-law, Abraham Cooke.Abraham and Blanche (January) Cooke named their second son Joseph C. Cooke for Blanche's brother.Joseph Clark January married Martha Mash, daughter of Methodist preacher Rev. John Mash, about 1826 in Warren County.They lived in Franklin County and Lincoln County until he enlisted in the Mexican War in 1847.After serving until the close of that conflict, they left Tennessee for Benton County, Arkansas, where they died in 1870 and 1856 respectively.