- [S1796] Charles Lowell Cook jr, Descendents of William Cook I, Garril Louis Kueber Sr,unpublished, August 2, 2000,.
- [S2113] William G Scroggins, John Jones (1733-1793), Garril Louis Kueber Sr,unpublished, last updated March 22, 1995,Henry County, Virginia,character reference 1783 for William and Margaret Jones Cook,page 9,
When the Cooks left Virginia they were residing in Henry County. Although John Jones did not sign it, a group of the Virginia neighbors of William and Margaret Jones Cook wrote a letter of recommendation and character reference for William that was addressed to those with whom he might settle in Kentucky:
Sep 26 1783
Henry County Virginia: This is to certify that William Cook has been resident in this place for near Thirty years; and has always behaved himself unblameable; and demeaned himself as a good Citizen, Patriot; and friend; to his Country & has faithfully Acted in the Civel department - and now being disposed to move to the Western Waters, we recommend him to the Inhabitants of that Country hopeing he will meet with as warm a reception as the Merits of his Caractor Intitles him to
Joseph Anthony Jesse Heard
A Hughes J. P John Hall
Peter Saunders Col. William Hall
John Dillard J. P. Swinfield Hill J. P.
Saml Hairston James Calloway Cty. Lt.
Moses Greer (Jr.?) Campbell County
Thos Cooper Thos. Hale Captn.
Jno. Rentfro J. P. Acquilla Greer
Robt. Jones Senr. Jesse Rentfro
Robt. Jones, Jr. Abraham Penn Colo.
Thos. Jones, Junr.
- [S2127] William G Scroggins, File on William Cook jr (1730-1790), Garril Louis Kueber Sr,unpublished, last updated August 20, 1998,Halifax County, Virginia,William Cook jr 1760 land grant,pages 4-5,
Although, according to the settlers map, William Cook lived on the Fox Run land in 1755, it was not granted to him until 26 September 1760:
George the Second &c To all &c Know ye that for divers good Causes and Considerations but more Especially for and in Consideration of the Sum of Forty Shillings of good and Lawful Money for our Use paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia We Have ... Granted ... Unto William Cook One Certain Tract ... of Land Containing Four hundred Acres ... in the County of Halifax on both sides of Fox Run of Black Water River and Bounded as followeth ... Witness our Trusty and welbeloved Francis Fauquier Esquire our Lieut. Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburg Under the Seal of our said Colony the Twenty sixth Day of September One thousand seven hundred & Sixty In the thirty fourth Year of our Reign Exd
- [S2128] William G Scroggins, File on William Cook jr (1730-1790), Garril Louis Kueber Sr,unpublished, last updated August 20, 1998,Halifax County, Virginia,William Cook jr 1757 survey,page 5,
On 13 November 1757 William Cook had a tract of land, containing 400 acres, on both sides of the Banister River in Halifax County, surveyed for him:
13th Novr. 1757. Surveyed for William Cook 400 as. of Land on both sides Banister River Beginning at a White Oak on the No. Side of the sd. River thence new Lines ...,.
- [S2129] William G Scroggins, File on William Cook jr (1730-1790), Garril Louis Kueber Sr,unpublished, last updated August 20, 1998,Halifax County, Virginia,William Cook jr 1767 deed,pages 5-6,
William Cook was a resident of Halifax County on 21 May 1767 when he purchased 210 acres of land in that jurisdiction, situated on the Pigg River at the mouth of Hatchet Run, from John Phips of Charlotte County, Virginia, for the sum of £10:
This Indenture made this twentyfirst Day of May one thousand seven hundred & sixty seven Between John Phips of Charlotte County & Colony of Virginia of the one part and William Cook of Halifax County and Colony aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that ... John Phips for ... the sum of ten pounds ... hath ... sold ... unto ... William Cook ... all that messuage or Tenement & all that place or parcel of Land lying on both sides of Pigg River at the mouth of Hatchet Run in Halifax County containing two hundred & ten Acres the Patent of which bears date the twentyeth Day of August one thousand seven hundred & Sixty and bounded as followeth Viz begining at a white Oak on the North side of the River thence a new line South Seventy five Degrees East one hundred & eighty four Poles crossing a branch to a white Oak South twenty five Degrees West forty eight poles crossing the River to a white Hicory South Sixty four Degrees West sixty poles to a Chesnut white Oak north Sixty four Degrees west ninety Poles to a white Oak South Seventy three Degrees West thirty two poles to a Gum South twenty nine & a half degrees West one hundred and fifty Six poles to a white Hicory near the River thence crossing the River and up as it meanders to a small Hicory North seventy two Degrees East one hundred & forty two poles to the first station ... In witness whereof I the said John Phips have hereunto set my hand & Seal the Day & date above written
(No witnesses shown) John Phips L.S.
At a Court held for Halifax County the 21st Day of May 1767. This Indenture was acknowledged by the hereto Subscribed John Phips to be his Act & Deed & ordered to be recorded
Test Robert Munford
Hatchet (Hatchett) Creek enters the north side of the Pigg River, west of Rocky Mount, Virginia. The closest community is Sixmile Post, a crossroads at the intersection of Routes 640 and 756. Route 640 crosses Hatchet Creek, paralleling the Pigg River, and Route 756 crosses the river to intersect with Route 864. South of the Pigg River is Cooks Knob, the highest hill in the area with an elevation of 2194' ASL. The hill is bounded on the north by the river and on the south by Route 864 which serves nearby Waidsboro. Waidsboro is also on Route 40 from Rocky Mount which connects with Ferrum, Virginia, where the family of Royal Wade, who married Margaret Jones Cook's niece Rachel Jones, once resided. The river is at 1100' ASL and the road is at 1200 ' ASL which indicates the steep rise of Cooks Knob above the surrounding area. The Pigg River originates in the Blue Ridge Mountains, northwest of Ferrum in Franklin County, and runs east, south of Rocky Mount, and into Pittsylvania County where it joins the Roanoke (Staunton) River, below Smith Mountain Dam. The Blackwater River also rises in the Blue Ridge, north of and paralleling the Pigg River. It passes Rocky Mount to the north and flows into Smith Mountain Lake which was formed by damming the Roanoke (Staunton) River.,.
- [S2130] William G Scroggins, File on William Cook jr (1730-1790), Garril Louis Kueber Sr,unpublished, last updated August 20, 1998,Henry County, Virginia,William Cook jr 1777 deed,page 8,
On 17 February 1777 William Cook of Henry County sold to Peter Vardeman of the same place, for £15, 20 acres of land in Henry County on both sides of the Pigg River, being part of the 210-acre tract on which William Cook lived. One of the boundary markers was the mouth of Hatchet Run. The deed was witnessed by John Dickinson and acknowledged in court on the same day. There was no wife's signature nor acknowledgment. These 210 acres must have been the land that William Cook bought from John Phips in 1767. (Henry County, Virginia, Deed Book 1, page 13.),.
- [S2131] William G Scroggins, File on William Cook jr (1730-1790), Garril Louis Kueber Sr,unpublished, last updated August 20, 1998,Pittsylvania (now Franklin) County, Virginia,William Cook jr 1773 deeds,page 7,
On 23 September 1773 William and Margaret Cook sold three tracts of land on Fox Run, a south branch of the Blackwater River in Pittsylvania County (now the Calloway area of Franklin County); 60 acres to James Rentfro for £10, 220 acres to James Rentfro, Sr. for £100 and 108 acres to James Calloway of Bedford County for £62. Margaret relinquished her dower rights in the property on the same day. (Deed Book 3, pages 369, 354, and 350),.
- [S2850] William G Scroggins, File on William Cook (1730-1790), Garril Louis Kueber Sr,unpublished, last updated August 20, 1998,Pittsylvania County, Virginia Colony,William Cook jr Tax List 1767,page 4,
A List of Land and Tithes Taken by Hugh Innes for Pittsylvania County
Anno Dom. 1767
Robert Jones, Thomas Jones & Henry Jones
Robert Jones, Jr.
James Rentfro, jr.
James Rentfro Sen. Joseph Rentfro & Peter Rentfro
(The History of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, Maud Carter Clement, Lynchburg, VA, 1929, reprinted Regional Publishing Company, Baltimore, 1987.),.
- [S2851] William G Scroggins, File on William Cook (1730-1790), Garril Louis Kueber Sr,unpublished, last updated August 20, 1998,Halifax County, Virginia Colony,William Cook jr poll list July 17, 1765,page 5,
A List of the Poll taken at an Election of a Burgess in Halifax County 17 July 1765
(page 392) (page 398)
Mr Edward Booker Thos Tunstall
Robt Jones Jr 7 Robt Jones Jr 4
Thomas Jones 8 Thomas Jones 5
David Jones 17 Daniel Jones 16
James Rentfrow 24 Richd Jones 75
Wm Cook 40 Richd Jones 90
Robt Jones 44
Robert Jones 8
(page 393) (page 399)
John Jones 83 Thomas Jones 9
John Jones 185 James Rentfrow 26
Jos Rentfrow 186 Wm Cook 39
Robt Jones 43
Jos Rentfrow 44
John Jones 74
John Jones 152
Jos Rentfrow 153
(List of Voters for Elections of Burgesses, 1764-1769, Marian Dodson Chiarito, The Clarkton Press, Nathalie, VA, 1986.),.
- [S2853] William G Scroggins, File on William Cook jr (1730-1790), Garril Louis Kueber Sr,unpublished, last updated August 20, 1998,Henry County, Virginia,William Cook jr 1784 deed,page 10,
William Cook was still in Henry County on 22 July 1784 when he sold the remainder of his land on Hatchet Run to Peter Saunders. The property was described as consisting of two entire tracts, one containing 67 acres and the other 187 acres at the mouth of Hatchet Run on both sides of Pigg River that had been patented to William Cook, and a third parcel which had been patented to John Phips and conveyed by him to Cook that adjoined the other tracts. The three pieces of land contained a total of 354 acres beginning on the south side of the river in the dividing line between William Cook and Peter Vardeman in the Phips tract, crossing the river to a post oak in the 187-acre parcel, crossing Hatchet Run to the lines of Early and Calloway, then to the line of the 60-acre tract and pointers in the Phips land to the mouth of Hatchet Run and up the river as it meandered to the beginning. Signed William Cook, the deed was acknowledged in court and ordered to be recorded on 22 July 1784. There was no signature or release of dower by Margaret Cook. (Henry County, Virginia, Deed Book 2, page 495),.
- [S3146] Compiled by David Miles Vardiman and Jack (Jesse) Vardaman, Vardeman Publication References, Garril Louis Kueber Sr,unpublished, updated June 24, 2003,.
- [S3283] William Cook and Margaret Jones Family Group Sheet, prepared and sent August 9, 2005 Alberta Spaulding Pickering,.
- [S3977] Unknown author, Cook, Murphy, Hodges Families of Early Virginia (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
- [S4292] Extract from the records of Charlie Cook, FGS Price Cash Cook Charlie Cook's records may be viewed at http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=SHOW&db=charliecook
- [S4311] Extract from the records of Charlie Cook, Merlyn Joseph Cook, Our Ancestors, A Cook Line Charlie Cook's records may be viewed at http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=SHOW&db=charliecook
- [S4339] Elizabeth L Nichols, Cook, Murphy, Hodges Families of Early Virginia (n.p.: n.pub., 2004). Hereinafter cited as Cook, Murphy, Hodges Families of Early Virginia.
- [S4522] Unknown author, FGS Samuel Miles, Jr. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
- [S4617] Unknown author, Scroggins-Martin1 File (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
- [S14679] Obituary of William Gilbert Scroggins, Ancestry.com, Kentucky Enquirer (March 28, 2013),
William Gilbert, 91, of Fort Mitchell, died Tuesday, March 26, at St. Elizabeth Hospice in Edgewood. He is survived by his daughter, Cynthia, of Fort Mitchell; son, Michael (Shayne), of Santa Clarita, Calif.; grandchildren Jennifer (Michael Mudd), of Florence, and Harley and Taylor, of Santa Clarita, Calif.; brothers Kenneth and Frank and sister Jeanne (Robert) Guffy. Mr. Scroggins was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Patricia (nee Staples). Mr. Scroggins was a retired sales manager for American Airlines and was a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. An avid genealogist, Mr. Scroggins' research was published in the book "Leaves of a Stunted Shrub" in 2009. Mr. Scroggins served in the United States Army Air Corps prior to joining American Airlines, where his career took him to Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Philadelphia before he retired to his home state of Kentucky. Born in Louisville, Mr. Scroggins graduated from Lexington Lafayette High School, where he is a member of the school's alumni Hall of Fame.
- [S14680] Obituary of Patricia Ann Scroggins, Ancestry.com, www.cincinnati.com (July 6, 2009),
FORT WRIGHT - Patricia Ann Staples Jones Scroggins, 83, of Fort Wright, formerly of Taylor Mill, died Wednesday, July 8, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, Fort Thomas.
She was a security officer in aerospace engineering.
Survivors include her husband, William Gilbert Scroggins; daughter, Cynthia Scroggins of Fort Mitchell; son, Michael Scroggins of Canyon Country, Calif.; and three grandchildren.
No public services. Her body was donated to the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington.
Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass, Development Office, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.