Major John Cook
born 00/00/1778 in Laurens Co, SC
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Major John Cook and his wife Margaret had six children: Elizabeth, 1805-1862; Emily Shackelford, b. 1806-after 1860; Mary Ann, 1807-1860; Isaac, 1808-1888; Margaret, b. 1810; Clayton, 1833-1860; John, Jr., b. 1820. The Cooks came to Madison County from Laurens Co, SC, along with Margaret's parents, Richard and Mary Ann Shackelford sometime after 1805. All of John Cook's brothers were in Madison Co, AL by 1820.
Spouse ~ Margaret Shackelford
born 1778 in Halifax Co, VA