- COOK, Joseph
- COOK, Sarah+
- COOK, Rachel
- COOK, Thomas
- COOK, Mary
- COOK, Charity
- COOK, Ruth
- COOK, Wright
- COOK, Isaac
- COOK, Susannah
- COOK, Keturah
COOK, Isaac 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
- Born: 1743, , Chester, PA, USA 3
- Marriage: WRIGHT, Charity about 1763 in , Newberry, SC, USA
- Died: Jan 15, 1820, Silvercreek M.M., , IN, USA at age 77
- Buried: Abt Jan 18, 1820, Silvercreek M.M., , IN, USA
Isaac Cook appears to have first purchased 150 acres on May 6, 1766 in Berkley Co. on the north side of the Saludy River. (C-947) He next purchased land from Daniel Mote on October 19, 1774 in Beaverdam Creek in the Fork of the Broad and Saluda Rivers. (C-894) He sold 4 acres of land to (Big) John Coate on Beaverdam in a branch of the Saluda River on Feb. 11, 1788.
The following book contains detailed information on Charity Cook and her husband Isaac: Newlin, Algie I., CHARITY COOK, A LIBERATED WOMAN, (Friends United Press, 1981). Charity Wright and Isaac Cook were both born in the back country quarterly meeting area of Monacy, Maryland and Western Chester Co., Pennsylvania Both their families moved to the same Quarterly Meeting area in Cane Creek, North Carolina. It is very likely that they knew of each other if not each other as children.
Charity Cook was a significant person in Quaker history. Surprisingly she was disowned at age 14 "for having carnal knowledge of Jehu Stewart," only to end up being a Quaker Minister within the following ten years. She did appeal the judgment of the Quaker Church on her disownment. Her family moved to South Carolina within a couple months after the appeal failed.
She was apparently married outside of the church to Isaac Cook. He had lived in the same settlement where she had been disowned and surely knew of her trials. He taught Charity to read and supported his wife's talents as a Quaker minister by looking after the family while she would travel. Her ministry took her away from home approximately one month per year, excluding her 5 year, 5 month trip abroad as a dedicated minister when her youngest daughter was age 11. Travel in those days took a great deal of fortitude. She often went by horseback in the face of many dangers, ex: Indians, Wars (Revolutionary War), etc. Her travels took her all over the South, East Coast and Midwest in America and through England, France, Germany and Ireland during times of great political turmoil in these areas. Her last travels as a minister took place when she was 75 years old after the death of her husband by cancer and just two years before her death at age 77 and 9 months. She must have been a very fulfilled and strong woman to have endured and given so much. Quotes in writings by other Quakers include "Charity Cook (is) a minister in esteem amongst us" and she was "favored in (her) public testimonies with a degree of animating life and power." This is but a short summary of the very fine book mentioned above about a most honorable woman.
As for Isaac and Charity's children, none of them appeared in the death records of South Carolina. Isaac and family received a certificate of removal on Oct 26, 1805 to go to Miami MM, in Ohio. (C-820)
There is an Isaac Cook who made land transactions in the Guilford Co, NC land records in 1797. It is not know if he is this Isaac, his son or another Isaac. (C-1099-2000)
Isaac married Charity WRIGHT, daughter of John (C.?) WRIGHT and Rachel WELLS, about 1763 in , Newberry, SC, USA. (Charity WRIGHT was born on Nov 13, 1742 in , Prince George, MD, USA,9 died on Nov 13, 1822 in , Warren, OH, USA 8 and was buried about Nov 16, 1822 in Warren, Trumball, OH, USA.)
CD-102 gives a marriage date of 1762 in Newberry, Bush River MM, SC. (C-588) Some sources also list NC.