John Cooke
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member two-bit Joe
N 37° 41.344 W 081° 37.363
17S E 445096 N 4171499
First settler of Wyoming County
Waymark Code: WMRC3
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 09/25/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
Views: 30

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 Title: John Cooke

Marker Location: Oceana, Laurel Park, WV 10, 0.3 miles east of WV 85

County or Independent City: Wyoming

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Historic Commission 1963

Marker Number: Not listed

Web Site: Not listed

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