Richard M. Cook
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N 37° 40.075 W 081° 36.042
17S E 447022 N 4169140
A short history of Richard M. Cook
Waymark Code: WM13Y9C
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 03/12/2021
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
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Richard M. Cook

Richard M. Cook (1822~1904) was a loyal Unionist from Wyoming County, but he was seated as a delegate at the state constitutional convention in 1862 upon petition from Mercer County. Cook was a captain of the Wyoming Home Guards, frequently skirmishing with local Confederate partisans. In an 1863 clash near present ~day Matheny, William Wills, Cook's son~in~law, was killed.
Marker Number: None seen on sign

Marker Title: Richard M. Cook

Marker Location: Rt 10

County or Independent City: Matheny, WV

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Archives & History, 2019

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