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Gen John Pope Cook
Birth: Jun. 12, 1825
St. Clair County
Illinois, USA
Death: Oct. 12, 1910
Hillsdale County
Michigan, USA

Civil War Union Brigadier General. The son of Daniel P. Cook, second Congressman from Illinois and the man for whom Cook County was named, in 1855, he was elected Mayor of Springfield and the following year Sheriff of Sangamon County. After the Confederate bombardment of Fort Sumter in April 1861 he raised a company of troops and was commissioned Colonel of the 7th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He was promoted to Brigadier General, US Volunteers in 1864. 
Family links: 
  Daniel Pope Cook (1794 - 1827)
  Julia Catherine Edwards Cook (____ - 1830)
  Susan A. Lamb Cook (1828 - 1890)
  Mary Eliza Baker Cook (1860 - 1948)
  James Lamb Cook (1851 - 1933)*
  John Cranmer Cook (1855 - 1936)*
  William James Cook (1862 - 1939)*
  Daniel Pope Cook (1893 - 1963)*
  Nina M. Cook (1894 - 1981)*
  Charles Bosworth Cook (1896 - 1978)*
  Daisy E. Cook Field (1898 - ____)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Block 10, Lot 171 & 184
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Mar 02, 2001
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- Rebecca Marden
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- Alan Brownsten
 Added: Oct. 12, 2014
Brother Cook. Thank you for your service to the country during our American Civil War. Honor, Integrity, and Brotherhood.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jun. 25, 2014
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