Notes

[NI016] 1908, June 30 Phillips, NE; Birthdate
1918 Trucker, through 1934 or later
1929, March 3 Julesburg, CO; Marriage to Pearl Irene West of Lewellen, NE
1929, December 6 Lewellen, NE; Birth of son Francis Earl Rook
1934, June 20 Lewellen, NE; Birth of daughter Mary Louise Rook, two months premature
1936 Ogalalla, NE
1940, October Hershey, NE
1940, November Lakeview, WA
1941, February Omaha, NE
1941, April Belleview, NB
1942, March Colorado Springs, CO
1942, November Liberal, KS
1943, June Indianola, NE
1943, September Ogalalla, NE
1943, November Columbus, NE
1944, February Eudora, KS
1945, January Englewood, CO
1945, September Bell Gardens, CA
1946, April Englewood, CO
1946, September Denver, CO
Wheatland, WY
Shoshoni, WY
Seminole Dam, WY
Sundance, WY
1954, August 1 Sundance, WY; Best man at marriage of son Francis to Iris Rosemary Kipp of Sundance
1954, August 8 Osage, WY; Bridge Construction
1954, November 15 Newcastle, WY; Building School
1955, May Babb, MT; Building Bridge
1956, January Helmville, MT; Building Bridge
1956, November Lincoln, MT; Building Bridge
1956, December Roy, MT; Building Bridge
1957, December 25 Libby, MT; Bridge on Montana Highway 37 over Kootenai River
1959, September Sheridan, WY; Highway Interchange curb & gutter
1960, June Wamsutter, WY; Highway bridges on the Divide
1960, December Rawlins, WY; Remodel Post Office
1961, May Wamsutter, WY; Highway bridges on the Divide
1961, August Fort Benton, MT; Bridge over Missouri River
1962, September Glendive, MT; Bridge repair
1963, January 1 Fort Benton, MT; Bridge over Missouri River
1963 Bothell, WA;
1976, October 30 Everett, WA; Death, at home, of

[NI017] 1910, March 17 Rural Garden County, NE; Born in sod house in the Sand Hills
1910, Rural Garden County, NE; Death of mother Pearl Elizabeth Brown
1910, Rural Garden County, NE; Given by father George West to Lou and Minnie Harris to be raised in their home
1929, March 3 Julesburg, CO; Marriage to Earl Jennings Rook of Lewellen, NE
1929, December 6 Lewellen, NE; Birth of Francis Earl Rook
1934, June 20 Lewellen, NE; Birth of Mary Louise Rook, two months premature
1936 Ogalalla, NE
1940, October Hershey, NE
1940, November Lakeview, WA
1941, February Omaha, NE
1941, April Belleview, NB
1942, March Colorado Springs, CO
1942, November Liberal, KS
1943, June Indianola, NE
1943, September Ogalalla, NE
1943, November Columbus, NE
1944, February Eudora, KS
1945, January Englewood, CO
1945, September Bell Gardens, CA
1946, April Englewood, CO
1946, September Denver, CO
Denver, CO; Suicide attempt followed by series of electroconvulsive therapy treatments at Denver General Hospital for major depression
Wheatland, WY
Shoshoni, WY
Seminole Dam, WY
Sundance, WY
1954, August 1 Sundance, WY; Marriage of son Francis Earl Rook to Iris Rosemary Kipp of Sundance
1954, August 8 Osage, WY; Bridge Construction
1954, November 15 Newcastle, WY; Building School
1955, May Babb, MT; Building Bridge
1956, January Helmville, MT; Building Bridge
1956, November Lincoln, MT; Building Bridge
1956, December Roy, MT; Building Bridge
1957, December 25 Libby, MT; Bridge on Montana Highway 37 over Kootenai River
1959, September Sheridan, WY; Highway Interchange curb & gutter
1960, June Wamsutter, WY; Highway bridges on the Divide
1960, December Rawlins, WY; Remodel Post Office
1961, May Wamsutter, WY; Highway bridges on the Divide
1961, August Fort Benton, MT; Bridge over Missouri River
1962, September Glendive, MT; Bridge repair
1963, January 1 Fort Benton, MT; Bridge over Missouri River
1963 Bothell, WA;
1976, October 30 Everett, WA; Sudden death of husband of 47 years, Earl Jennings Rook, at their home
1982, February 22 Everett, WA; Death from at

[NI019] From Lilja Rook letter of 12 April 1994:

The kincaid was in Arthur County, NE. That's all they know.

The house had no plumbing or electricity, no cellar. The family lived in a sod house until the frame house was built, and the roof of the sod house was used on it.

"Marion played the slide trombone. He also could play most of the instruments in the band. It must have been in the late twenties when he served as commissioner in Lewellen. As for his politics we have no knowledge."

From photo of frame house, the first frame house built in the Sandhills, circa 1907:

Single story without basement or foundation
Approximately 15x15 with a shed addition (kitchen?)
Hip roof of approximately 6/12 pitch, with wood shingles and metal ridge
2 over 2, double hung windows
4" lap siding, white
1x4 cornerboards with matching fascia, color unknown

[NI021] Education

1924 Graduated Seymour High School, Seymour, MO
2 yrs College; major in General Business and Telegraphy

Employment

1942 Telegraph Operator, C.E. Grantham and Sons, Kearney, Nebraska

US Navy Service, WWII

Enlisted 30 June 1942 at Hastings, Nebraska for 4 years
Served 2 years, 11 months, 13 days; 1 year, 9 months in Asia Pacific Area
Four campaign stars
Training - Diesel Training, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL; 12 weeks
Advanced Diesel, San Diego, CA; 4 weeks
Served on LST's (Landing Ship - Tank) 464 and 466 in South Pacific Theatre
Last Rating Held - Motor Machinist Mate 2nd Class (20 months)
Previous Rating - Fireman 1st Class (10 months)
Monthly rate of pay when discharged - $96
Received medical discharge due to infection of feet picked up in South Pacific.

SSN: 505-09-4715

[NI032] 1836, November 28Fulton County, IL; birthdate
1844 Missouri, age 8; moved with family from Illinois
1851, c. Liberty Township, Clark County, IA, age 15; moved with family from Missouri
1859, February 8 Clark County, IA, age 22; marriage to Sarah Leah Marquis
1888 Hamilton County, NE, age 52; moved with family from Iowa
1915, March 3 Enters care of Dr. William J. Engleman for heart problems
1915, June 10 Death from cardiac insufficiency, 9:50 AM. Aged 78 years, 6 months, 18 days. Died at the home of daughter Ella Florence and her husband, William Sampson.
Marital status on death certificate has word "Single" underlined. W.E. Sampson signed as informant.
1915, June 18 Obituary appears in the Hamilton County Register, Aurora, NE

From page 362 of Biographical and Historical Record of Clarke County, Iowa:
THOMAS JEFFERSON ROOK: a son of Clarke county's pioneer settler, William Rook, resides on section
27, Liberty Township. He was born in Fulton County, Illinois, November 28, 1836. His father was an early settler of that county, and in 1841 moved to Jefferson County, Iowa, and thence, in 1842, to Holt County, Missouri, where he was the first settler. May 5, 1850, the family moved to Clarke County, Iowa,l and settled in what is now Washington Township. Our Subject's mother died in 1858, and his father now
lives in Fremont Township, where he owns a good farm of 120 acres. T.J. Rook has lived in Clarke county since 14 years of age, and since 1859 has lived on section 27, Liberty Township, where he has a good farm of 80 acres. He was married in 1859 to Sarah L. Marquis, a native of Highland County, Ohio,
born December 25, 1837, a daughter of John and Sarah Marquis and sister of John H. and
S.T. Marquis. They have six living children--Sarah E., Esther A., John C., Samuel N., Ella F. and Francis M. Three Children are deceased. James M. died aged 23 years; Oliver B. aged 2 years and William H. aged 2 years.

[NI041] 1816, May Pennsylvania; birth (about May 24)
1835, c. Fulton County, IL (?), age 19; marries Sarah Wilson, age 16
1836, November 28 Fulton County, IL, age 20; birth of first child, Thomas J.
1842, c. Fulton County, IL, age 26; birth of second child, a son A.
1844, c. Missouri, age 28; moves from Fulton County, IL
1844, c. Missouri, age 28; birth of third child, a daughter, S.E. (Sarah Elizabeth?)
1846, c. Missouri, age 30; birth of fourth child, a daughter, _.E.
1848, c. Missouri, age 32; birth of fifth child, William A.
1850, c. Missouri, age 34; birth of sixth child, a son, A.C.
1851, c. Clark County, IA, age 37; moved family from Missouri
1852, c. Clark County, IA, age 36; birth of seventh child, a daughter, M.A.
1854, c. Clark County, IA, age 38; birth of eighth child, Oscar C.
1855/1860 Clark County, IA, death of first wife, Sarah Wilson
1860, December 4 Clark County, IA, age 44; marries Lydia Mothuell, age 23
1862, c. Clark County, IA, age 46; birth of ninth child, Issac R.
1864, c. Clark County, IA, age 48; birth of tenth child, John W.
1867, c. Clarke County, IA, age 51; birth of eleventh child, Mary
1869, c. Clarke County, IA, age 53; birth of twelfth and thirteenth children, twin sons Ammon and Allis
1880's Hamilton County, NE; moved with family from Iowa
1889, January 27 Aurora, NE, age 72; death

[NI042] 1819 Missouri; birth
1835, c. Fulton County, IL (?), age 16; marries William Rook, age 19
1836, November 28 Fulton County, IL, age17; birth of first child, Thomas J.
1842, c. Fulton County, IL, age 23; birth of second child, a son A.
1844, c. Missouri, age 25; moves from Fulton County, IL
1844, c. Missouri, age 25; birth of third child, a daughter, S.E. (Sarah Elizabeth?)
1846, c. Missouri, age 27; birth of fourth child, a daughter, _.E.
1848, c. Missouri, age 29; birth of fifth child, William A.
1850, c. Missouri, age 31; birth of sixth child, a son, A.C.
1851, c. Clark County, IA, age 34; moved family from Missouri
1852, c. Clark County, IA, age 33; birth of seventh child, a daughter, M.A.
1854, c. Clark County, IA, age 35; birth of eighth child, Oscar C.
1855/1860 Clark County, IA; death, probably before the age of 40

[NI044] Subject:
MARQUIS
Date:
Sat, 29 Jun 1996 20:43:21 -0700
From:
cblack@sacinet.net (Charlotte Black))
To:
rookswan-at-comcast-dot-nett


Dear Earl,

There is a John Marquis, age 45, b. abt 1805, Living in Jackson Twp,
Highland, OH, in. the 1850 Census. Wife is Sarah, age 50. Both born in PA.
He has a son John H, age 18. There is also a John and Nancy Marquis both
age 62 in the 1860 Census in Sharon Twp, Sharon PO, Noble, OH. He born PA,
she born MO.

My John W. Marquis, (gggrandfather) death certificate info given by son,
says he was born 1821, Knox co, OH. He died 29 Sept 1906 in Grand Island,
Hall, NE, age 85 and 5 mos. So he must have been been born Apr 1821. I was
pretty sure he was born in Logan co.

My grandmother said the Marquis family came from VA, but so help me, I have
just about decided that they must have come from PA. Grandmother's family
(WILLIS) came from Greenbrier, WV. John W. would have been age 9 in 1830,
and according to the census and the Marquis's living in Monroe Twp, Knox,
his father could have been Edward, b. 1786 PA, Wm. Sr., b. 1780-1790, Thomas
b. 1750-1760. It is possible that they no longer lived in Knox co. In that
case, I give up.

William Perry Marquis, (ggrandfather) John W's son who gave the info, did
not give parents names. William Perry b. 1846 in Logan co, as were 10 of
eleven children.
Children were: Adeliza Salome 1844, William Perry 1846, Letson S.b. 1848
Cass co, MI, Elizabeth Celeste 1850, Amanda J 1852, Lewis Cass 1855, Mary L
(Molly) 1857, Alice M 1859, Charles E 1861, d. 1862, Rose B, 1863, John W.
Jr 1865, d 1865.
Sometime in the mid 1800's the son, William Perry moved to Nebraska. He
married there Polly Sutley Mar 1870. My grandfather, John Allen Marquis, b.
1871 in NE.
Do any of these names sound familiar? I would be glad to send you what I
have on the Marquis family, except most of them are from VA. I have never
been able to connect John W. with the ones from VA.

Thanks for any help you can give me.

Charlotte Black

[NI051] 1773, July 4 Born in Virginia, parents unknown but MAY be Andrew Marquiss
1809 Ross County, Ohio tax list
1818 Pike County, Ohio; sold land

[NI055] "descendents went to Page& Wash Ia on to Broken Bow. Ne. & Wyo still live"
- from Eugene Marquis family chart, 1988

[NI056] "Mr. Boatman" appears in "Marriage Date & Place" space
- Eugene Marquis family chart, 1988

[NI071] 1856, February 28 Marion, IL; birthdate (Minden, IL?? per Delphi birth cert))
1880 Illinois, age 24; death of father, Joseph Reiter, age 52
1880, December 12 Illinois, age 24; marriage to Elizabeth Earnestine Hadlock, age 20
1882, February 2 Illinois, age 25; birth of first child, Orabelle
1883, September 13Illinois, age 27; birth of second child, Bessie Adell
1884 Hamilton County, NE, age 28; moved from Illinois
1886, January 23 Phillips, NE, age 29; birth of third child, Delpha Blanche
1899, April 8 Phillips, NE, age 43; marriage of daughter Orabelle, age 17, to Harvey Lacy, age 23
1899, December 1 Phillips (?), age 43; birth of first grandchild, Allen Clare Lacy
1900, April 4 Phillips, NE, age 44, death of mother, Zillah Ann White, age 69
1903, March 8 Phillips, NE, age 47; marriage of daughter Delphi, age 17, to Francis Marion Rook, age 21
1907, June 9 Phillips, NE, age 51; marriage of daughter Bessie, age 23, to Walter Sorenson, age 21
1911 Phillips, NE, age 55; retired
1940, October 16 Phillips, NE; age 84; death
1940, October 20 Phillips, NE; buried in Northeast Quarter of Block 56, Phillips Cemetery



Built churches and school in Phillips, NE.
Active in many community activities.

[NI072] 1860, September 5 Partridge Township, IL; Birthdate (Latham, IL per Delpha birth certificate)
1880, December 12 Illinois, age 20; marriage to Francis Rudolph Reiter, age 24
1882, February 2 Illinois, age 21; birth of first child, Orabelle
1883, September 13Illinois, age 23; birth of second child, Bessie Adell
1884 Hamilton County, NE, age 24; moved from Illinois
1886, January 23 Phillips, NE, age 25; birth of third child, Delpha Blanche
1895, June Phillips, NE, age 34; death of mother, Hannah Waggoner, age 70
1899, February 7 Phillips, NE, age 38; death of father, Willard Hadlock, age 82
1899, April 8 Phillips, NE, age 38; marriage of daughter Orabelle, age 17, to Harvey Lacy, age 23
1899, December 1 Phillips (?), age 39; birth of first grandchild, Allen Clare Lacy
1903, March 8 Phillips, NE, age 42; marriage of daughter Delphi, age 17, to Francis Marion Rook, age 21
1907, June 9 Phillips, NE, age 46; marriage of daughter Bessie, age 23, to Walter Sorenson, age 21
1940, October 16 Phillips, NE, age 80; death of Francis Reiter, husband of 59 years
1941, December 28 Phillips, NE; death at 6:00 AM from congestive heart failure of two days duration due to acute bronchitis of one week. Aged 81 years, 3 months, 23 days. J.M. Woodard, MD, Aurora, NE, attending physician.
1942, January 1 Phillips, NE; buried in Northeast Quarter of Block 56, Phillips Cemetery

[NI075] 1828, May 10 Location unknown; birth
1851, June 7 Dow's Grove, IL, age 23; marriage to Zillah Ann White, age 21
1852 Illinois, age 24; birth of first child, William Henry
1853 Illinois, age 25; birth of second child, Riley M.
1854 Illinois, age 26; birth of third child, George W.
1856, February 28 Illinois, age 27; birth of fourth child, Francis Rudolph
1857 Illinois, age 29; birth of fifth child, Joseph E.
1860 Illinois, age 32; birth of sixth child, Zillah Ann
1861 Illinois, age 33; birth of seventh child, Fanny Bell
1862 Illinois, age 34; birth of eighth child, Elizabeth E.
1865, October 21 Illinois, age 37; birth of ninth child, Olive E.
1867 Illinois, age 38; birth of tenth child, Charles D.
1880 Illinois, age 52; death

[NI076] 1830, May 20 Birthdate
1850 Washington County, IL; US Census
1851, June 7 Downer's Grove, IL, age 21; Marriage to Joseph Reiter, age 23
1852 Illinois, age 22; birth of first child, William Henry
1853 Illinois, age 23; birth of second child, Riley M.
1854 Illinois, age 24; birth of third child, George W.
1856, February 28 Illinois, age 25; birth of fourth child, Francis Rudolph
1857 Illinois, age 27; birth of fifth child, Joseph E.
1860 Illinois, age 30; birth of sixth child, Zillah Ann
1861 Illinois, age 31; birth of seventh child, Fanny Bell
1862 Illinois, age 32; birth of eighth child, Elizabeth E.
1865, October 21 Illinois, age 35; birth of ninth child, Olive E.
1867 Illinois, age 37; birth of tenth child, Charles D.
1880 Illinois, age 50; death of Joseph Reiter, husband of 29 years
1884 Hamilton County, NE, age 54; moved with family from Illinois
1900, April 4 Phillips, NE; Death; Buried in Southwest Quarter, Block 1, Phillips Cemetery

[NI095] 1816, February 11 New York; Birthdate
1824, c. Illinois Territory, age 8; moved with family from Ohio
1831 Tazewell, IL
1840, August 19 Tazewell County, IL, age 24; marriage to Hannah Waggoner, age 15
1841 Illinois, age 25; birth of first child, William H. (Henry?) Harrison
1843 Illinois, age 27; birth of second child, George W. (Washington?)
1846 Illinois, age 30; birth of third child, daughter Lamandia
1848 Illinois, age 32; birth of fourth child, son Lemuel H.
1851 Illinois, age 35; birth of fifth child, James M. (Madison?)
1853 Illinois, age 37; birth of sixth child, Pheobe A.
1855, January 19 Illinois, age 39; birth of seventh child, Willard Jr.
1857 Illinois, age 41; birth of eighth child, Maria H. (Hannah?)
1860, September 5 Illinois, age 44; birth of ninth child, Elizabeth Earnestine
1864 Illinois, age 48; birth of tenth child, U.S. (Ulysses Simpson?) Grant
1866 Illinois, age 50; birth of eleventh child, Anna
1884 Hamilton County, NE, age 68; moved with family from Illinois
1895, June Hamilton County, NE, age 79; death of Hannah, wife of 55 years
1899, February 7 Phillips, NE, age 82; Death. Buried in Northeast quarter Block 56, Phillips Cemetery

From Illinois Public Land Sale Records:

Purchaser: HADLOCK WILLARD Record ID: 538843
Date: 08/26/1848
Acres: 80.32
Price: $5.50
Type of sale: School (SC)
County: 102
Section: 16 Section Part: LOT14E2SW
Township: 28N Range: 03W
Meridian: 3 Purchaser Res:
Arch. Vol. No: 819 Vol. Page No.: 073
Cash warrant code: Record corrected: 0
.

[NI096] 1824, November 8 Ohio; Birthdate
1840, August 19 Tazewell County, IL, age 15; marriage to Willard Hadlock, age 24
1841 Illinois, age 16; birth of first child, William H. (Henry?) Harrison
1843 Illinois, age 19; birth of second child, George W. (Washington?)
1846 Illinois, age 22; birth of third child, daughter Lamandia
1848 Illinois, age 24; birth of fourth child, son Lemuel H.
1851 Illinois, age 27; birth of fifth child, James M. (Madison?)
1853 Illinois, age 29; birth of sixth child, Pheobe A.
1855, January 19 Illinois, age 30; birth of seventh child, Willard Jr.
1857 Illinois, age 33; birth of eighth child, Maria H. (Hannah?)
1860, September 5 Illinois, age 35; birth of ninth child, Elizabeth Earnestine
1864 Illinois, age 40; birth of tenth child, U.S. (Ulysses Simpson?) Grant
1866 Illinois, age 42; birth of eleventh child, Anna
1884 Hamilton County, NE, age 60; moved with family from Illinois
1895, June Phillips, NE, age 70; Death. Buried in Northeast quarter of block 56, Phillips Cemetery

[NI103] 1855, January 19 Illinois; Birthdate
1884 Hamilton County, NE; from Illinois
1918, June 28 Phillips, NE; Death; Buried in Northeast Quarter, Block 56, Phillips Cemetery

[NI127] Used to visit Wayne Rook while Delpha was still alive, per Bea Griffin.

[NI161] 1837, c. Indiana or Ohio; birth
1860, December 4 Clark County, IA, age 23; marries William Rook, widower, age 44
1862, c. Clark County, IA, age 25; birth of first child, Issac R.
1864, c. Clark County, IA, age 27; birth of second child, John W.
1867, c. Clarke County, IA, age 30; birth of third child, Mary
1869, c. Clarke County, IA, age 32; birth of fourth and fifth children, twin sons Ammon and Allis
1880's Hamilton County, NE; moved with family from Iowa
1889, January 27 Aurora, NE, age 52; death of husband of 29 years, William Rook, age 72

[NI254] William Pine Jeffers as father of Thomas based upon letter of 17 April 1994 from Don E. Snoberger, 220 West Circle Drive, Aurora, NE 68818-1109. Don believes Thomas P. Jeffers was a cousin to his wife's father.

[NI257] May be second wife to John Rook:

Same age
Same community, Aurora, where John Rook's father William is buried
Her husband (second?) shown as heir to JWRook as is/are her sons.
"Rook was some of my Grandmother Netty Deal Mitchell How I don't know" Marion Mohr letter

[NI292] This family is listed immediately following that of Willard Hadlock in the 1860 US Census for Partridge Township, Woodford County, IL. Unfortunately, the handwriting is so faint as to be nearly unintelligable; mispellings of names is certain; ages are fairly clear. The relationship of this family to that of Willard Hadlock is unclear though their adjacency suggests that a relationship does exist.

The census shows Benjamin Hadlock as having real property valued at $2,000 and personal property valued at $1500.

The census also shows, in this household, two boys: J. Meile, aged 13, and Harry Meile, aged 11, as well as a 76 year old woman, T. Meile. A Joseph Meile, aged 21, is listed as a farm laborer on a nearby farm.

[NI293] This family is listed immediately following that of Willard Hadlock in the 1860 US Census for Partridge Township, Woodford County, IL. Unfortunately, the handwriting is so faint as to be nearly unintelligable; mispellings of names is certain; ages are fairly clear. The relationship of this family to that of Willard Hadlock is unclear though their adjacency suggests that a relationship does exist.

The census shows Benjamin Hadlock as having real property valued at $2,000 and personal property valued at $1500.

The census also shows, in this household, two boys: J. Meile, aged 13, and Harry Meile, aged 11, as well as a 76 year old woman, T. Meile. A Joseph Meile, aged 21, is listed as a farm laborer on a nearby farm.

[NI399] "When Aaron Rook settled in Bourbon township in 1831 it was the end of a long westward migration that covered half a continent and extended almost a half century.

Aaron was born in Maryland in 1774, the oldest of a large family of children born to Hezekiah Rook and his wife, Elizabeth (Stanford) Rook. Prior to 1790, Hezekiah moved his family to Chatham County, North Carolina, where he and his wife both died within a few years. Here, Aaron married and endeavored to establish a home for his orphaned brothers and sisters.

In about 1800 he moved to Graninger County, Tennessee where he served as one of the early day Constables. He was accompanied by some of his brothers and sisters, whose names appear in the records of that county, namely, James, Hezekiah Jr. (married Lucinda Watson), Elizabeth (wife of Thomas Saunders), Jonathan, Levin and Nellie (married William Bunch).

Within a few years, Aaron, with his brother James, moved to Warren County, Tennessee where following the death of his wife, he married Matilda -----, twenty five years his junior.

Aaron Rook moved to Shelby county, Illinois in 1827. During his brief sojourn in Shelbyville township,m Aaron's brother Jonathan Rook lived in the vicintiy.

At the age of 57, Aaron emigrated to Gasconade County and his sons settled around him. The German Evangelical Jacobi Congregation was organized in the year 1859, and according to the title page of the Register, located in "Rook's Prairie". It is the present day St. James United Church of Christ of Charlotte, Missouri.

Aaron Rook died in 1855. His wife, Malinda, died in 1872 at the age of 75 years."

-- The History of Gasconade County Missouri, p. 283

[NI534] Dear Earl, Just found your page. Awesome! But I was surprised that you did'nt have Aaron Rooks sister,
Elizabeth on your page.I have been researching this family for years and I did'nt know that Elizabeth might have had a brother. I have her birthdate as 1781, born in Maryland. I only knew her father's last name and her mother's maiden name. She married Thomas Sanders when she was sixteen. She was an orphan at that time. Thomas was only 18. They moved to Grainger Co. Tn. for a while then moved on to McNairy Co. Tn. There they had 16 children. Some of the family moved on to Texas and were some of the progenitors of my husband. Wrights History of McNairy Co says that Thomas Sanders Family were Huegunots, emigrated from England to S.C. in 1659and settled near Charleston.They died in Savanah Ga. before the Revelutionary War. Elizabeth Rook was born in Maryland, moved to Chatham Co..N.C.In 1816 to Grainger Co. Tn. and settled on Clinch River, then to west Tn.in 1826.
Most of my info is from a book called "Notes on the Sanders". Iwould be glad to share what I have with you if you are interested. Thanks for your help. Marilyn

[NI535] Purchaser: ROOK JONATHAN S Record ID: 219528
Date: 05/01/1828
Acres: 80
Price: $1.25
Type of sale: Federal sale (FD)
County: 87
Section: 18 Section Part: W2NE
Township: 11N Range: 03E
Meridian: 3 Purchaser Res: 87
Arch. Vol. No: 145 Vol. Page No.: 004
Cash warrant code: Record corrected: 0
.

[NI538] Gasconade County History, p. 283. "George Rook was born in 1821 and died in 1889. He married Rachel Reynolds in 1852 and their three children were Eliza Jane who married Mose Adams, Melissa, and Jeremiah (Jerry) Rook who married Drusa Clementine Fitzgerald."

John Maxwell Letter of 28 September 1998, quoting his grandfather, "The Rook homestead he remembers being a old log cabin. The only heat in it was the fireplace, which today is the only thing left of the home. There was a lean-to type room on it that was the kitchen. He remembers that the beds were in the attic so I guess that was the bedroom."

John Maxwell annotated map of Gasconade County, Missouri shows the location of the George Rook homestead as being south of the town of Rosebud, on County Road 510 (Estes Road), to the south and east of the road.

[NI546] John Maxwell Letter, quoting grandfather, "He said that Mallissa never married and that she was a white hair, thin, delicate woman. He remembers that she smoked a pipe and chewed tobacco. He thinks Eliza did too but doesn't remember. He said that Eliza had a severe hunchback. He said that they had to walk by the homestead to go to school so every now and then they would stop and do chores for the sisters. He said that the Rooks were living there before the Civil War because he can recall Eliza talking about the soldiers coming through there."

[NI547] John Maxwell Letter, quoting grandfather, "He said that Mallissa never married and that she was a white hair, thin, delicate woman. He remembers that she smoked a pipe and chewed tobacco. ... He said that they had to walk by the homestead to go to school so every now and then they would stop and do chores for the sisters. He said that the Rooks were living there before the Civil War because he can recall Eliza talking about the soldiers coming through there."

[NI561] John Maxwell Letter, quoting his grandfather, "Eliza married a man with the last name of Adams. They had a son named Billy Adams. Billy lived across the road in the woods in a shack. I suppose that Mr. Adams must have been deceased."

[NF053] 1840, August 19 Tazewell County, IL; Married by Benjamin Williams, Justice of the Peace

[NS14751] subtitled: "Of Worcester County, Maryland, 1720; Chatham County, North Carolina, 1790; Grainger County, Tennessee, 1797; & Warren County, Tennessee, 1816; Shelby County, Illinois, 1827; Gasconade & Polk Counties, Missouri, 1831, 1837; Lucas Co, Iowa & Hamilton Co, Nebr., 1850"

[NS14753] Mid-Continent Public Library, Genealogy Department, Independence, MO 64050


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