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From “Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888,” published by H.H. Hardesty, we find this entry for Charles F. Cook, who resided at Oceana, West Virginia:

Was born in Wyoming county, Jan. 3, 1843; was married to Lucinda O’Neal in Raleigh county, Nov. 12, 1868; their union has been blessed with nine children, eight of whom are at the present time residing with their parents: Edgar, Anna Laurie (died when three years old), Charles W., Nannie G., Marshall, Addie P., Perry C., George W., and Alice L. His father, John Cook, was born in Wyoming county, W.Va., June 20, 1818, and died there May 25, 1887. Mary A. Jarrell was born in Boone county, W.Va., March 8, 1818, and died in Wyoming county, March 10, 1873; they were married May 5, 1831. Mr. Cook owns a beautiful home, situated on Huff’s Creek, Wyoming county; he also has other estates, consisting of extensive coal and timber lands. He is descended from one of the oldest and best families of that county; is a man of high moral character, and has the esteem of all who know him. His post office address is Oceana, W.Va.

Source: Dr. R.A. Brock, Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888 (Richmond, VA: H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, 1888), p. 825-826.

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