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John W. Cook, born in 1847 in Jackson County, Illinois was my great grandfather. I descend
from his son Francis Marion Cook. I have had a theory for years that John may have been in
the Civil War. It turns out that he was and I have his Pension Application from the
National Archives. He served with his brother William M. Cook. They were teenagers when
they enlisted. The Pension also gives names of his wives (Sarah E. Lindsey, and later
Rebecca Cook), and his children's names.
If he is part of your tree, let me know and I will share.
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