History of Greene
W. H. COOK, retired farmer, Harvey’s, Penn.,
was born in Norwich,
Connecticut, May 7, 1817. He is a son of William and Margaret (Harvey) Cook, the former a native of Scotland and the latter of England. They were married in New
York City, where they remained sometime, then move to Connecticut, and in 1818 moved to Greene County, Penn. Soon
after their arrival in the county, Mr. Cook
took a trip on a keal boat down the Ohio River, and was never heard of
left Wheeling, W.
Va. His widow remained in Greene County
until her death, which occurred in 1875.
W. H. Cook was their only child, and was united in marriage,
1847, with Elizabeth Rinehart, who was born in Waynesburg in 1825. Mrs. Cook is a daughter of Jesse and Lucy
(Workman) Rinehart, natives of Greene County,
remained until their death. Mr. and Mrs.
Cook are the parents of seven children, viz.: Jesse R., Margaret, wife
Braddock; Maria H., wife of Abner Phillips; Samuel H., Lora, Francis
of Hiram Smith; and Thomas H. Mr. Cook
is a house-joiner by trade, which he has followed almost all his life. In later years he engaged extensively in
farming, and owns 350 acres of land in this county.
Mr. Cook has served as school director, and
belongs to the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which his wife, who died
1885, was also a faithful member.
History of Greene County,
Samuel P. Bates
Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago.
Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles
The Greene County,
Biographies Project –
Date of Transcription: 7 June 2007
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