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Charity Cook

Female 1828 - 1909


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  • Name  Charity Cook  [1, 2
    Born  12 Apr 1828  Georgetown, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender  Female 
    Alt. Birth  Between 1830 and 1831  Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census  1880  Franklin Township, Clarke County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Charity Cottingham, wife, married, female, white, age 49, born in Indiana, occupation keeping house, father's birthplace South Carolina, mother's birthplace Ohio
    Iowa State Census  1895  Franklin Township, Clarke County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • (Charity Cottingham was listed with her son-in-law and daughter, Charles and Eva Sanders, along with sons Edward and Melvin Cottingham:) Charity Cottingham, age 67, white, born in Illinois

      Edward Cottingham, age 36, white, born in Clarke County, Iowa

      Melving Cottingham, age 23, white, born in Indiana
    Biography 
    • Charity is the daughter of Joannah (Rees) and Joseph Cook.

      She was the mother of 9 children. Six of these children are buried in Smyrna Cemetery. One son, Joseph Allen, immigrated to Saskatchewan, Canada and is buried there in the Milestone Regina Cemetery.
    Headstone Photograph 
    • Charity (Cook) Cottingham's grave is located at the Smyrna Cemetery in Franklin Township, Clarke County, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Charity Cottingham. April 12, 1828 - June 25, 1909. Cottingham."
    Died  25 Jun 1909  Clarke County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried  Smyrna Cemetery, Franklin Township, Clarke County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID  I22126  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Family  William Milton Cottingham,   b. 7 Feb 1822, Nicholas County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1892, Clarke County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1 Oct 1846  Polk County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Alt. Marriage  1 Oct 1846  Polk Township, Jefferson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: William M. Cottingham; Groom's Birth Date: 1822; Groom's Age: 24; Bride's Name: Charity Cook; Bride's Birth Date: 1828; Bride's Age: 18; Marriage Date: 1 October 1846; Marriage Place: Polk, Iowa; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02556-0; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 1014765
    Issue 
    • There were nine children from this marriage.
    Children 
    >1. Martha Eva "Eva" Cottingham,   b. Sep 1868, Clarke County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1930
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F7910  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S29] 1895 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 4).

    2. [S6917] World Connect - Brickey, Williams, Brewer, Wilson, Wilt, Crowl, Leeg, Stuart, Norris, Fell, Dodge, and Allied Lines: clarissa_stuart, (last updated: 2009-04-16 16:37:10 UTC (Thu), contact Clarissa Stuart) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S426] Find A Grave (web site) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S10640] Cottingham, Charity (Cook) - Headstone Photograph, (her grave is at the Smyrna Cemetery in Franklin Township, Clarke County, Iowa; photo provided courtesy of "Gwen Cottingham" at Find A Grave (web site); Memorial #: 27456354) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S628] 1880 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Source Information: Census Place: Franklin, Clarke, Iowa; Family History Library Film: 1254333; T9-0333 188C

    6. [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search) (Reliability: 4).