William Alexander Cook (January 16, 1813 - August 15, 1894)
Hetta Marandy Young (December 03, 1810 - September 08, 1875)
William was born on January 16, 1813 in South Carolina. He was the son of Artice Samuell Cook and Mary Elizabeth Matheeny. He married Hetta Marandy Young on May 05, 1834. Hetta was born on December 03, 1810 in South Carolina. Hetta was the daughter of Johnson Benjamin Young and Mary Margaret Madison. She died on September 08, 1875 in Frankston, Anderson County, Texas and is buried in Old Bethel Cemetery in Frankston. William’s second wife is believed to be a Mefford.
Civil War Muster Roll Card Index states that on May 8, 1863, William enlisted in Company E of the 11th Brigade in Palestine, Texas for 3 months and that he provided his own rifle.
The 1860 US census records that enumerated on August 30, 1860 shows William, age 67, a farmer, his real estate valued at $1,000, personal property valued at $325. He was born in South Carolina. Those living with him was Hetta, age 50 born in South Carolina; John, age 25 who also had real estate valued at $560 and personal property valued at $200, born in South Carolina; Wm. A age 21 born in South Carolina; A.L. age 15 born in Alabama; J.W. age 13 born in Alabama.
The 1870 US census records state William age 57; born abt 1813 in South Carolina. Home in 1870 was Palestine, Anderson County, Texas. Wife, Hettie, age 59. Children: John W. Cook, age 23; Daniel Cook, age 19; Martha F. Cook, age 17; and Cma S Cook, age 3.
The State of Texas has land title abstracts for April 8, 1851 Grantee William A. Cook; Patentee: William A. Cook (son) for 320 acres in Anderson County, Texas. and on October 30, 1861 Grantee: Wm. E. Webb Patentee: William Cook (this could also be the son) for 301 acres in Anderson County, Texas. On June 21, 1884, a land title abstract was recorded Grantee: William Cook Patentee: William Cook for 142 acres in Anderson County, Texas.
Texas County Tax Rolls show William paid taxes in Anderson County for the years 1855, 1856, 1857, 1859, 1861, 1863, 1866, 1867, 1869, 1871.
On September 26, 1867 William A. Cook who was born in South Carolina was registered to vote in Palestine, Anderson County, Texas.
William died on August 15, 1894 in Erath County, Texas. William is buried in the Mefford plot in the West End Cemetery, Stephenville, Erath County, Texas.
William and Hetta’s children:
James Madison Cook
William Artice Cook; (1839-1918); married NancyElizabeth Evans
Austin Young Cook
Daniel Green Cook
Martha Ann Cook
WM. COOK & WIFE DEED TO W.A. COOK
ANDERSON COUNTY DEED VOL. S, PAGE 245-247
STATE OF TEXAS § COUNTY OF ANDERSON § Know all men by these presents that
I, Wm. Cook, of the County and State aforesaid for and in consideration of the sum of One Hundred and Ninety-Two Dollars to me in hand paid by W.A. Cook of said County of Anderson and State of Texas. Have bargained, sold and conveyed and by these presents do hereby bargain, sell and convey until the said W.A. Cook the following described tract of land lying and being situated in Anderson County, Jose Pineda Grant of land the metes and bounds of which tract as herein conveyed as follows, to wit:
Beginning on the South boundary line of J.S. Robertson's 239 acre Survey, 370 varas S 888 E of SW corner thereof from which a Pine 20 inches diameter bears S 54 1/2° E 3 4/10 varas distant another Pine 20 inches in diameter bears N 48° W 8 varas distant, then N 4° E 564 varas to corner from which a Blackjack 6 inches in diameter N 48° W 4 8/10 varas distant another Blackjack 7 inches in diameter (N 36 1/2° E 7 8/10 varas distant. Thence south 8.6 1/2° E 655 varas to corner from which a Hickory 12 inches in diameter bears South 62° W 6 varas distant to Post Oak 10 inches in diameter bears N 21 1/2° W 4 8/10 varas distant. Thence South 2° East 518 varas with East Bounds by said J.S. Robertson Survey. To South East corner of Same from which Pine 18 inches in diameter bears S 27 1/2° W 9 8/10 varas distant a Hickory 8 inches in diameter bears North 46° East 9 varas distant. Thence N 88° W with South boundary of said Robertsons Survey 708 varas to place of beginning, including 164 Acres of land be the same more or less.
Together with all the right and privileges thereto belonging to said W.A. Cook, his heirs and assigns forever; and I, the said William Cook, the said promises to the said W.A. Cook, his heirs and assigns will forever warrant and defend the same against the lawful claims of all persons.
Witness hand and scroll for seal this the 23rd day of July, A.D., 1875.
Signed, sealed and delivered William Cook (X-his mark) in presence of Claryann Cook John Willingham Cook W.T. Myers
THE STATE OF TEXAS § COUNTY OF ANDERSON § Before me, J.M. Emerson, Justice
Of the Peace of Anderson County, Texas, personally appeared Wm. Cook and Claryann Cook, wife of the said Wm. Cook, both of whom are known to me, well known and parties to a certain Deed or writing bearing date of the 23rd day of July A.D. 1875 and hereto annexed and the said Wm. Cook acknowledged that he signed, sealed and delivered the said Deed for the purposes, uses and considerations therein set forth and expressed and that the same is his voluntary act and Deed, and the said Claryann Cook, wife of the said Wm. Cook as aforesaid having been examined by me privily and apart from her husband and having the said Deed fully explained to her. Then the said Claryann Cook acknowledged the same to be her Act and Deed and declared that she had willingly signed, sealed and delivered the same and that she wished not to retract it. To certify which I have hereunto signed my name and affixed my Seal of Office in the Town of Fosterville this the 12th day of November, A.D., 1875. (SEAL) James M. Emerson J.P. and ExOfficio N.P.A.Co. Filed for Record in My office the 7th January 1876 at 12 o'clock. M Jim Conaway, Clerk
Civil War Muster Roll Card Index
Voter Registration List, Palestine, Anderson County, Texas
West End Cemetery, Stephenville, Erath County, Texas (buried in the Mefford plot)
Old Bethel Cemetery, Frankston, Anderson County, Texas