Sarah Juliet Evelina Mitchell
b. 14 February 1822, d. 17 January 1873
- Father: Thomas James Mitchell b. 5 August 1778, d. 22 November 1843
- Mother: Mary Wood b. 27 November 1785, d. October 1858
- Sarah Juliet Evelina Mitchell was born on 14 February 1822 in Montgomery County, Alabama, at Oak Glen Plantation.
- She married Andrew Jackson Cook on 24 December 1839 in Montgomery County, Alabama. Willis Atkins served as bondsman..
- Andrew Jackson Cook and Sarah Juliet Evelina Mitchell appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in Coosa County, Alabama. Other members of the household included Thomas Mitchell Cook, Francis Billing Cook, Conrad Evelyn Cook and George William Cook. Also in the household was teacher David Williams, age 27.
- Mary Wood Mitchell wrote on 5 October 1852, in a letter to her niece Elizabeth Green Wood Powell, "I came from Wetumpka monday evening to Cooks. All my daughters sayd tel you many good things for them. I can tel you one thing for them -- all love you & pray for your wellfare. . . . Sally Cook directed your letter when I was there before I wrote it, made a mistake but did not have another invellope in the house."
- In Mary Wood's will of 3 July 1854 in Montgomery County, at Alabama, Sarah Juliet Evelina Mitchell was named as an heir; Codicils were added 15 July and 30 September 1858.
- Sarah Juliet Evelina Mitchell became a widow at the 20 April 1860 death of her husband Andrew Jackson Cook.
- Sarah Juliet Evelina Mitchell appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Montgomery County, Alabama. Other members of the household included Thomas Mitchell Cook, Francis Billing Cook, Conrad Evelyn Cook, George William Cook, Eason Thweatt Cook, Mary Wood Cook, Caroline Catherine Cook and Sarah Juliet Cook.
- She was a planter, according to the 1860 census.
- On 12 June 1864, Sarah Juliet Evelina Mitchell wrote to Conrad Evelyn Cook: Oak Glen, 12 June 1864
My darling boy
It has been a week since we sent to the P.O. so your letter was a long time in reaching me. We were having a kind of "picnic" at the mill when your letter was handed me. Miss Millie, Fannie & I were playing a game of Whist with Mr. Zimmerman. He also rowed us a mile up the creek in a batteau. It was very pleasant - we were all so tired of the house - any change was a recreation. Frank and Georgie caught some fish at the river for our dinner. The ones we caught in the creek were too small. "Mary" caught the largest one that day. "Easie" the greatest number - he is so quiet & steady - never plays like the others.
I am so sorry you did not get your "shoes." I sent them by your uncle Tom nearly three weeks ago to be sent by express. says he gave them to your cousin, Jo. I don't know what ever have become of them. Tho'MitchellBennett GriffinThweattMrs. ChapmanThos. BlanchardSallieuncle ThweattSallieWm. McDougaldMr. ChapmanFrankFannieDr. Billing.
- Sarah Juliet Evelina Mitchell appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Wetumpka PO, Elmore County, Alabama. Other members of the household included Francis Billing Cook. But where are her young daughters Mary, Caroline and Sally? Perhaps they were away at school, or since the household is recorded at the bottom of a page, it is possible that in some re-copying process the remainder of the household was omitted (?)
- Sarah Juliet Evelina Mitchell died on 17 January 1873 at age 50 in Elmore County, Alabama.
- Last Edited: 23 Jun 2014
Family: Andrew Jackson Cook b. circa 1815, d. 20 April 1860
- Thomas Mitchell Cook b. circa 1843
- Francis Billing Cook b. 25 March 1845, d. 26 January 1920
- Conrad Evelyn Cook+ b. 6 May 1847, d. 25 February 1928
- George William Cook+ b. circa March 1849, d. 3 May 1926
- Eason Thweatt Cook+ b. 21 April 1851, d. 28 March 1917
- Mary Wood Cook+ b. circa April 1854, d. 13 January 1926
- Caroline Catherine Cook+ b. circa 19 October 1855, d. 24 June 1933
- Sarah Juliet Cook+ b. circa February 1858, d. 6 February 1950