JOHN BAYTOP SCOTT CHAPTER MARKS GRAVE OF ZADOC COOK
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Left to Right: Kaye Reeves Chapter Chair of Veterans and also state chair of Insignia: Frances Puckett, member: Barbara McCay Chair of Schools for chapter: (behind her) Beth Collins, Chapter Treasurer, and also state chair of Grave locations and markings: Ted Cooper, present owner of the Zadoc Cook Home: behind him: Nedra Johnson, Chair of Grave Markings and locations for the chapter, and State Librarian: in front of her, Joyce Lamber, chapter member, and lineal descendant of Zadoc Cook, and member under his name: Karen Ledford, Chapter President.
Historical Marker placed on Grave of 1812 Soldier Zadoc Cook of Georgia
Zadoc Cook was born a British Citizen, and witnessed the formation of the fledging Republic. He played a prominent role in both state and Congressional politics.
Zadoc Cook is the 4th Great Grandfather of our Member Joyce Lambert. She is a member in the John Baytop Scott 1812 Chapter in Athens, Ga.
The Chapter obtained the marker through the United States Daughters of 1812. With her work and the work of the chapter a ceremony was held at Bethabara Baptist Church in late October of 2017. The historical plaque was presented to the present owner Ted Cooper. He lives in the house where Cook once resided. Cooper will place the historical marker on the exterior of the house. The home dates to 1814.
Cook was born Feb. 18, 1769 in Halifax Co., N.C. He died at the age of 96 on August 3, 1863 in what was then Clarke County but is now Oconee County Land. Cook outlived seven of his children and several grandchildren.
Cook bought 449 acres of land on Barber’s Creek in 1805. And in 1807 he bouth another 4,000 acres.
He married his wife, Elizabeth on Dec. 10, 1793. All they could afford at first was a small one room log cabin on the bank of Barber’s Creek. A cloth was used over the entrance as a door. They were the parents of 11 children.
Using pine cut from his property and milling the logs into lumber at his sawmill, in 1814, they began and finished their new home.
Cook served as an ensign in the Washington County, Ga. Militia in 1793 and a Captain of the 11th Company, Hancock County Militia in 1796. He was a member of the Ga. House of Representatives in 1806 and 1807 and again in 1822. He served in the Ga. Senate from 180-1814, 1823 and 1824.
He was elected as a Republican to the 14th U.S. Congress to fill a vacancy and reelected to the 15th U.S. Congress when Henry Clay was the speaker of the house.
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Mary Duffie (1st. VP National)
Mary Glenn, 2nd Vice President National, M. G. Whittle, Georgia State President and Mary Duffie, first Vice President National touring Fort Hawkins on May 05, 2015.
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JOHN BAYTOP SCOTT GRAVE MARKING
From Opelika-Auburn News December 05, 2015
The General John Baytop Scott Chapter of the U.S. Daughters of 1812 will mark the graves of Gen. Allen Daniel, Elisha Ware and Philip Ware on Sunday, Dec. 6, at 2:30 p.m. EST near Danielsville, Ga. The ceremony to dedicate all three markers will be held at the grave of Daniel. Refreshments will follow.
The family connection is that Gen. Daniel’s son-in-law was Elisha Ware. Elisha’s brother, Philip, lived in Alabama but died while on a visit home with his family in Madison County, Ga." according to a press release from the Daughters of 1812 chapter.
"Phillip Ware’s wife, Mary Pauline Strickland Ware, and children remained in the LaFayette area to be near her family. Their children were Samuel, Matilda, Rachel, Jane, Cinthia and Johnathan," the release said. "Today the descendants of Phillip are scattered. However, a number of them are still in the area surrounding Auburn," the release said.
The public is invited to the ceremony. Danielsville is 15 miles northeast of Athens, Ga. The cemetery is at 4586 Georgia Highway 51.
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