H. M. COOK was born in Russell County, Ky., August 28, 1837, and is a son of Christopher and Alice (Yeakey) Cook. His father was born in North Carolina, his mother in Barren County, Ky.; both were of German descent. In 1840 they came to this county and settled in Ford's Ferry District. There the father died in March, 1876, the mother in February, 1863. H. M. is the ninth of fourteen children; the following are now living: Mary, widow of Dr. John P. Wathens; Isabella, wife of John A. Flanary; Matilda, widow of Stephen Kendall; Sarah E.; L. E.; H. M.; C. C. in Little Rock, Ark.; Dr. A. V., at Dexter City, Mo., and S. N., wife of R. M. Wilborn. Subject remained at home until thirty years of age, and then settled on his present farm, where he now owns about 390 acres, with about 175 acres in cultivation. He pays some attention to stock raising, handling about fifty head per year. Mr. Cook was married September 3, 1867, to Miss Mary E. Carter, daughter of Judge D. W. and Jane (Bennett) Carter. Judge Carter was born in this county and was one of the leading farmers of this region. He served as magistrate and constable in this district, and held the position of county judge for twelve years. Mrs. Cook was born in this county August 29, 1846, and is the mother of six children: Alice E., David P., Henry L., Thomas C., Inez A. and Robert B. Mrs. Cook is a member of the Baptist Church. Mr. Cook is a member of the Hurricane Masonic Lodge.


Source:  J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin, & G. C. Kniffin. Kentucky. A History of the State. Louisville, KY, Chicago, IL: Battey, 1885. Page 724.