I am researching the following books by CSA Col John Esten Cooke who was second in command to General Jeb Stuart.
These are the following books I am working with
Leather and Silk The Life of Hunter John Myers The Life of Thomas Jefferson The Life of General Robert E Lee The Shadow of the Eagle's Nest the story of Bower Hill
I believe General Stuart was married to Flora Cooke who was a cousin of John Esten Cooke. I was hoping someone could tell me how close the Stuart's and Cookes were before the Civil War.
I have located John Esten Cooke's gravesite which brings up may questions on exactly who the Cookes and Stuarts were related to including the connection to John Brown of Harpers Ferry and Dr Booth Kennedy.