John Cooke
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N 37° 41.554 W 081° 38.018
17S E 444136 N 4171894
A sign telling a brief history of John Cooke, the first settler of Wyoming County.
Waymark Code: WMHWMG
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 08/20/2013
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
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John Cooke

First settler of Wyoming County. He was born in London, 1752, and kidnaped and sold to Virginia planter as an indenture servant. He was a revolutionary soldier, and fought in battles of Point Pleasant, Monmouth and Stony Point. In lieu of army pay, he was given grant of land in Montgomery County, Virginia, located on "Little Laurel", on which he and two sons settled, 1799. He is buried here in the Delilah Chapel graveyard.
Marker Number: none

Marker Title: John Cooke

Marker Location: South of Rt 10

County or Independent City: Oceanna, WV

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Historic Commission, 1963

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