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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


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 after he 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, November 2, 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, where they remained until their death.  Mr. and Mrs. Cook are the parents of seven children, viz.: Jesse R., Margaret, wife of Jacob Braddock; Maria H., wife of Abner Phillips; Samuel H., Lora, Francis L., wife 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 May 16, 1885, was also a faithful member.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 7 June 2007

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