Solomon Cook was born on April 1, 1780, in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, second child of twelve children born to Stephen Cook (1755-1829) and Sylvia Meigs (1760-1849). Steven and Sylvia Cook moved to Burke, Franklin, New York, with their family in 1805, according to Cook family genealogy.
Solomon Cook died in Lamont, Tallmadge Township, OttawaCounty, MI, on April 25, 1855, age 75 years and 29 days, and is buried in Elmwood Cemetery.
Epitaph of Solomon Cook transcribed by Loekie Boersma
"I am the man that hath seen affliction."
Solomon Cook may be related to Martin Cook, a landowner in Tallmadge, husband of Mary M. Cook who is buried in Elmwood Cemetery. Neither Solomon Cook nor Martin and Mary Cook are listed on the 1850 U. S. Federal Census of Tallmadge, Lamont, Michigan.
Transcribed and Photo: Joan Van Spronsen
Created: 22 Jan 2013