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WARNING:  The following family tree is mine.   IF you have a direct connection please feel  free to email me for information or any documentation I have to PROVE my line and tell me
how your line links directly to my line.

 "All Rights Reserved" used to be required in some nations but is now not needed for
establishing a copywrite.

Much information on WFT15 Tree 818 is INCORRECT and was submitted by a Ernest Roach.  Mr. Roach has never asked my permission to submit any of the following information and
since his submission, I have learned and posted NEW information.  Again  - let me advise
you, unless you have docutumented information, it can prove worthless and put others on a
wild goose chase.  Much of this line now has birth and death certifcates as well as court
records that we xeroxed on our genealogy trip this month.

I am decendant from Francis Cooke of the Mayflower. Each father named a son Jacob, and our family follows each JACOB COOKE - until Jacob Cooke and his wife Phebe Lindley: here my Cook line continues from their daughter, Jemima. Jemima first married Lot Leonard; after Lot's death, she married her cousin, Ziba Cooke or Zibe Cooke or Zibe Cook or Ziba Cook (as best we can tell this is her cousin).

We are still searching for the parents of the mysterious Zibe Cooke. We know Ziba was born 1760 and died 1823.

From the marriage of Ziba and Jemima Cooke came a son Solomon Cooke born 1785- died 1850 and then his son, James Brice Cooke born 1821 died 1860, then his son Solomon Cooke was born 1845 and died 1923.

My grandfather John J. Cook was born 1873 and died 1957;  my father Ralph Gordon Cook was born 8-20-1907 and died 9-28-1978.

I have included pictures of many family members. You might wish to view and see if you have similar pictures:

My mother's family were John Gwaltney born 31Oct1883 Oliver, In., married Nellie May Fields born 5May1896 Francisco In., Gibson Co.

John's parents were Florian Gwaltney born1851 in Posey Co. In., and he died 05May1900, was married 19Jun1882  to Mary Ellen Summers, born05 May1863/4 in Posey Co. In., and died in Evansville, Id. 28Feb.1927 (she married Daniel Goldsmith after Florian's death).

Florian's father was John Gwaltney, born 1825 and died after 1860 census. John was married 05Mar1846 to Elizabeth Murphy born 1827, and she died in 1884 in Posey Co.

Benjamin Gwaltney born 1798 married Sarah Murphy 9-13-1821. They had 7 children and resided in Posey Co. In. John Gwaltney Sr. born 1765 married to Ann(e) Murphy had 8 children. Their names appear in this Will from 1818.

Parents of Nellie Fields are Charlie Fields b. 5Oct1867/8 Gibson Co. In., died 07Apr1950 in Gentryville In., married 1st to Mary Etta Dodd born 01Jun1867 Gibson Co. died 1943 Gentryville In., married 2nd to Annie Smith.

Charlie's parents are Louis  Fields born about 1840 , married 17June1863 to Martha Ellen (nee VAUGHT) Washburn b1850 d4-23-1915.  Martha Ellen remarried William P.S. Walton and she died in Columbia Twp. Gibson Co. 1915.  Martha 1st married someone named WASHBURN or was adopted after 1860 by a WASHBURN.  She then married  Harrison McGowan 18Mar1862. Then after Harrison she married our Louis Fields.  It seems she may have been separated from Louis, or he died, because in the 1900's she solely purchased property from Lizzy and Wesley Dougan.  She is buried at Forsythe Cemetery.

Mary Etta (nee Dougan) Dodd was first married to James Walker Dodd, who left Mary Etta a widow. Mary Etta's parents were William Riley Dougan, born 8-23-1838 in Gibson Co., died 12-25-1900 (circa) in Perry Co. Indiana. William was married to Mary Ann Montgomery born 1839. Parents of William were Samuel Dougan Jr. and Polly Erwin.  Here is a copy of
the DOUGAN Family Bible - births, more births and deaths.     Here is a picture of some of
the Dougan and Vaught family taken pre-1891.

Patsy Boren, John Passmore, Mary Dickey, Sharp Dougan, Rosa Evans, Ezekiel Boren, and others like William Summers are a few more names connected to our line.

James Dougan was one of the 7 commisioners who helped locate the site for the town of Winchester, Tn. Franklin Co. His son Robert Dougan was one of the original trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church South at Winchester. Robert Dougan later became a preacher. church.

I will be scanning more pictures and documents to you to see within the next few months. Come back to view the new additions, and don't hesitate to ask any questions via email.

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