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From “Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888,” published by H.H. Hardesty, we find this entry for Jacob Cook, who resided at Oceana, West Virginia:
Son of Jacob and Linda (Chambers) Cook, was born Aug. 5, 1860, in Wyoming county, W.Va. His parents are now living in this county at very advanced ages, the father born May 21, 1814, and the mother July 19, 1819. Jacob Cook was married Feb. 19, 1885, Miss Amanda E. Lester becoming his wife. The result of this union has been: Araminta M., born Jan. 4, 1885; Inez V., born May 17, 1886; and Laura M., born June 29, 1889. Mrs. Cook’s father, Mathew J. Lester, was born June 10, 1846, and her mother, Araminta Lester, was born in Pike county, Ky., Jan. 1, 1844, both now residing in Wyoming county. Mr. Cook is a farmer, and 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. 826.