Thomas Mitchell Cook
b. circa 1843
- Father: Andrew Jackson Cook b. circa 1815, d. 20 April 1860
- Mother: Sarah Juliet Evelina Mitchell b. 14 February 1822, d. 17 January 1873
- Thomas Mitchell Cook was born circa 1843 in Alabama.
- 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.
- 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.
- Sarah Juliet Evelina Mitchell Cook wrote on 12 June 1864, in a letter to her son Conrad Evelyn Cook, "I rec'd a letter from Mtchell too. He spoke of his going to the "South" with Dr. Brown & seeing "Col. Mitchell" & Bennett Griffin, did not see Thweatt though was well & quite busy. . . . we don't hear from your uncle Thweatt often. Sallie
seems gloomy about him, did not enjoy herself much with us the other day. . . ."
- 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.
- Thomas Mitchell Cook appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Jefferson County, Alabama, living in a boarding house with two other convict guards and a coal miner.. In the next household is convict guard Thomas J. Cook, age 30, and his family (no known relationship).
- He was a convict guard, according to the 1880 census.
- Last Edited: 28 May 2014