The History of Otsego County, New York


D. Hamilton Hurd

Published by Everts & Fariss, Philadelphia


COOK, Isaiah - Springfield

Isaiah COOK was born in Springfield, Otsego Co., N.Y., June 28,
His father, John Cook, died in 1841, at the age of forty-eight years. 
His wife died about the year 1823, leaving a family of six children. 
About two years after his wife's death he married Clara GENTER, of 
Springfield. They have had five children, viz., David, Mary Ann, 
Amanda, Susan and Isaiah, the youngest, the subject of our sketch. 
His father died when he was about two years of age. His mother 
married, when he was about five years of age, Mr. David STOCKER. 
They lived on the farm in Springfield, but about two years after their 
marriage the children became separated and scattered, seeking labor 
and homes elsewhere. Isaiah Cook, as young as he was, chose the 
labor on a farm, and followed this with vigor until he was eighteen 
years of age. Having a fair education, both his mental and physical 
strength became more fully developed. About the year 1857 he 
began his life-work as a carpenter and joiner, which he has followed 
closely ever since (excepting an interval of two years spent on a 
farm), and expects to continue in that vocation. On July 4, 1860, he 
married Lovina BROWN, of Albany, N.Y., who is a lady of culture 
and refinement. They have but one child, John Cook. This family - 
social, friendly, and kind - are universally esteemed.
Elsewhere in this book will be found an illustration of their home.

Excerpt from History of Otsego Co., NY, page 332


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