Sebastian Cook

Sebastian Cook (1799 1852) Emigrated from Germany with his wife Elizabeth (Smith) Cook and settled in Clarion County, Pennsylvania in 1830[1].  He took up residence in Lancaster County, PA, where he worked as a wagon maker for two years. He was one of the first settlers in Paint Township arriving in 1832.  He purchased eighty acres of wild land, and erected a round-log house and hewed log barn. He cleared a small portion of his land, and later erected a good frame building. He devoted the greater part of his time to wagon making. The first coal bank in the township opened on his farm in 1938.  Sebastian and Elizabeth had four children.  His son, Sebastian, served in the 39th Regiment, Company E[2] during the Civil War and was wounded in fighting at Charles City Crossroads, captured and spent six months in Andersonville Confederate Prison[3].   His sons also served as Paint Township officials; Sebastian Cook as Constable, and George Cook as Justice of the Peace and School Director.[4]

[1] History of Clarion County, Chapter 62, A.J. Davis, Editor, 1887

[2] History of Clarion County, Chapter 15, A.J. Davis, Editor, 1887

[3] Andersonville Prison records

[4] History of Clarion County, Chapter 62, A.J. Davis, Editor, 1887





Birth*               __ ___ 1799                Baden.

Marriage*        __ ___ ____                Elizabeth Smith (b. 1801, d. 1855)

Daughter:        14 Dec 1827                Catherine Cook (b. 14 Dec 1827, d. 14 Oct 1904); Wirsterberg, Baden.; she married Israel C. Bryner

Immigratn*        __ ___ 1830                from Germany.

Son:               __ Sep 1836                George Cook (b. Sep 1836,          ); Clarion County, PA.

Son:                __ ___ 1839                Sebastian Cook (b. 1839,          ); Clarion County, PA.

Son:                __ ___ 1844                William Cook (b. 1844,          ); Clarion County, PA.

Death*             __ ___ 1852                Clarion, PA.


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