Name: Thomas COOK
Birth: ABT. 1751
Death: 23 FEB 1805 in Deep River MM; Guilford, NC 1
Thomas Cook's will dated February 1, 1805. (source: One Ladd's Family; Ruth Kline Ladd, 1974)
"I, Thomas Cook, of the county of Guilford, and the State of North Carolina, being of sound mind and disposing memory, do ordain this my last will and testament, in manner and form following:
"It is my will that all my just debts be paid; and first I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Mary Cook, the use and profits of the plantation that I now live on, with all the farming tools thereto belonging, with the two mares, one called Fly and the other called Blaze, with two cows and calves such as she may choose, all during her widowhood; but it is my will and meaning that if she should incline to marry, as soon as she doeth that, she shall have but one feather bead and common furniture. All her wearing clothes are to be hers and her heirs' forever.
"I also give unto my son Thomas Cook, ten dollars, to him and his heirs forever."
"I also give unto my son Joseph Cook, ten dollars, to him and his heirs forever."
"I also give unto my son John Cook, the blacksmith tools that he has now in use, and the horse that is now called his, with one feather bed and common furniture, to him and his heirs forever."
"I also give unto my son Jacob Cook, the mare called Polly, to him and his heirs forever."
"I also give unto my son William Cook, the two-year-old horse colt and fifty dollars, to him and his heirs forever."
I also give unto my three sons Zimri Cook, Isaac Cook and Nathan Cook, at their mother's decease or marriage, the plantation that I now live on, with every privilege thereto belonging, provided that there remains residue enought of my personal estate to pay William the fifty dollars above mentioned. If not, then to pay the fifty dollars equally among them, and the remainder I give to them and their heirs forever."
"I also give unto my daughter, Sarah Steward, ten dollars, to her and her heirs forever."
"I also give unto my grand-daughter, Elizabeth Cook, one feather bed and common furniture, to her and her heirs forever."
"And it is my will and meaning and I want it to be so understood, that if either of my sons die in minority, or without heirs of body, that their part devolve to my surviving sons; and all he residue of my estate, both real and personal, or of what means or nature soever, to be equally divided among the remainder of my sons."
"And lastly, I do make, ordain, constitute, and appoint my two sons, Joseph Cook and Thomas Cook joint executors of this my last will and testament, utterly revoking and disannulling all other wills by me made or intended, ratifying this and no other to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this first day of the second month, 1805."
"Signed, Thomas Cook (seal)
"Signed, sealed and acknowledged by the said Thomas Cook, in the presence of
(Signed) Barnabas Coffin
(Signed) Jehu Stewart
(Signed) Jonathon Mills"
Father: Thomas COOK b: 29 AUG 1704 in Norwich, Cheshire, England
Mother: Mary UNDERWOOD b: ABT. 1710 in New Castle, Delaware
Marriage 1 Mary MILLS b: 8 JAN 1750
Married: 30 JAN 1772 in New Garden MM, Guilford, NC
Sarah COOK b: 12 DEC 1772 in Guilford, NC
Joseph COOK b: 28 MAY 1775 in Guilford, NC
Thomas COOK b: 5 APR 1778 in Guilford, NC
John COOK b: 15 SEP 1780 in Guilford, NC
Jacob COOK b: 8 AUG 1783 in Guilford, NC
William COOK b: 30 JUL 1785 in Guilford, NC
Zimri COOK b: 13 FEB 1786 in Guilford, NC
Isaac COOK b: 13 OCT 1791 in Guilford, NC
Elizabeth COOK b: 24 MAY 1792
Nathan COOK b: 17 MAR 1793
Title: Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I