Jesse Cook married Penelope Conaway (Coneway) on Feb 12, 1846 in Chattooga County, GA. There were two families of Conaways living in Chattooga County in 1850, a George Washington Conaway, age 28 born in GA, his wife Susan Ann Morris and their daughter Mary, and a F. M. Conaway, age 22 born in GA, his wife Rebecca and daughter Amanda.G.W. Conaway lived in the adjacent household to James Cook, the uncle of Jesse Cook,. F.M Conaway lived about 5 households away from G.W. Conaway.
I have some data that suggests George W. Conaway was the either the son or grandson of Curtis Adams Conaway. I do know that John, son of Curtis, had a son named George Washington Conaway, b. abt 1830, but he is not the same person as the one in the 1850 Chattooga Co. GA census.
I am researching all of the Conaway families in Georgia, trying to locate the parents of Penelope, age 24 in the 1850 Census: 1850 Census Chattooga County, Georgia page 344, Broomtown District (Western part of county) Household 40, 40 NameAgeSexOccupationReal EstateBirthplace Jesse Cook24MFarmer$500.NC Penelope24FwifeGeorgia John2MsonGeorgia 1860 Census Chattooga County, GeorgiaJuly 13,1860 Penelope Cook, age 33, widow John , age 10 [incorrect b. 1848, see 1850 census data, should be 12] James, age 8, b. 1852(born May 4, 1852) Anna, age 3, daughter b. 1857 (between July14, 1856 to July 14, 1857) Edward, age 2, son b. 1858 (between July 14, 1857 and July 13, 1858)
Jesse and Penelope Cook’s son James Anderson Cook was my great-grandfather. Some of my questions are: Was G.W. Conaway and F.M. Conaway related to each other and/or Penelope? Who were the parents of G.W. and F. M. Conaway?Are all three of these persons related to the Conaway families of Newton County GA of the 1800-1840’s? Any information will be appreciated concerning Penelope’s ancestry and where she and her children were between 1860 and 1880 census. Jim Cook