Sarah Juliet Cook

b. circa February 1858, d. 6 February 1950

Sarah Juliet Cook Graff, 1858-1949
  • Sarah Juliet Cook was born circa February 1858 in Alabama.
  • She was known as Juliet.
  • Sarah Juliet Evelina Mitchell appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Montgomery County, Alabama. Other members of the household included Sarah Juliet Cook, Thomas Mitchell Cook, Francis Billing Cook, Conrad Evelyn Cook, George William Cook, Eason Thweatt Cook, Mary Wood Cook and Caroline Catherine Cook.
  • On 29 January 1874, Thomas Mitchell Cook wrote to Eason Thweatt Cook: Ironton, L&N.R.R., Jan 29 1874
         Dear Eason, I rec’d your letter several days ago, very glad to here you & all were well. I have moved from New Castle to Ironton 6 miles South of Birmingham. I am now ingaged in getting out Ore for Red Mountain [Iron & Coal] Co. Buyle? & Kelly has several works in operation and they have Sent me here for a while in charge of a Squad of hands. I am getting along very well. Buyle? & Kelly has always been prompt heretofore, I will get my money after a while. every body is complaining of hard times. I hope we will have [better] times after a while. with the exception of an occasional Spell of asthma, my health is very good. do you here from Geooften? I want to write to him, send me his address. I have been looking around for a place for Frank but I cant find any thing that will suit him. I think the Farm will suit him best. Sorry he didnt get his money. I have nothing new to write give my love to Mary & K.[&] Julie. When you write, direct to Ironton.
         with Much love, your Brother T.M. Cook.
  • Upon the page in Evelina Barnes Wood's album of cartes de visite bearing her photograph is the pencil notation by Ella Wood Campbell: "Juliet Cook, Cousin Sarah's daughter - my father's neice- of Montgomery, Ala."
  • She married Thomas Wiggins Graff, son of John H. Graff and Anna M. Wiggins, on 14 April 1887 in Montgomery County, Alabama. Thomas' brother George married the daughter of Juliet's first cousin John Thomas Thrasher..
  • Thomas Wiggins Graff and Sarah Juliet Cook appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Robinson Springs, Elmore County, Alabama. Other members of the household included Thomas Wiggins Graff Jr. and George Edwin Graff.
  • Sarah Juliet Cook became a widow at the 1906 death of her husband Thomas Wiggins Graff.
  • Sarah Juliet Cook appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Robinson Springs, Elmore County, Alabama. Other members of the household included George Edwin Graff.
  • She was a self-employed dressmaker working from home, according to the 1910 census.
  • The following appeared on 10 January 1914 in The Montgomery Advertiser: Mrs. Juliet Graff, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Mary Blue, has returned to her home at Coosada.
  • George Edwin Graff and Dorma James appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Robinson Springs, Elmore County, Alabama, at RD 2. Other members of the household included Sarah Juliet Cook.
  • The following appeared on 27 January 1920 in The Montgomery Advertiser: Mr. Frank D. Cook died at his residence at Pike Road Monday evening at 7 o'clock following a brief illness. He was 77 years old and is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Mary W. Blue of Montgomery, Mrs. H. R. Adams of Birmingham and Mrs. T. W. Graff of Robinson Springs and one brother, George W. Cook of Montgomery. Funeral services will take place from the Leak-McCarty chapel Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock and interment will follow at Oakwood.
  • George Edwin Graff and Dorma James appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Robinson Springs, Elmore County, Alabama, at Prattville & Coosada Road. Other members of the household included Sarah Juliet Cook, William H. Graff. Also in the household was Dorma's sister Ella M. James, age 18.
  • Sarah Juliet Cook died on 6 February 1950 in Robinson Springs, Elmore County, Alabama.
  • She was buried at Robinson Springs Cemetery in Elmore County, Alabama.
  • A single grave marker identifies the graves of Thomas Wiggins Graff and Sarah Juliet Cook.
  • Last Edited: 29 May 2014

Family: Thomas Wiggins Graff b. October 1857, d. 1906