Letitia E. Cook: Birth: 1816.
Note: Mary Helen Haines research: Present in Scott Co. Ky in 1800, not present in 1810. From Goodspeed's 1888 History of Southeast Missouri, Hearthstone Legacy Publications, Nathaniel Cook was present in the territory as early as 1805 when he was appointed tax assessor for the Ste. Genevieve District, p. 310. The town that became Libertyville was established on what was known as Cook's Settlement (p. 446). Saline township was formed in 1814 and he was its judge. In 1827, Saline township was divided and the northern portion became Jackson township. Madison County was founded in 1818 and the town of Fredericktown was laid off on the Saline River in 1819 on land owned by Nathaniel Cook (p. 447). He was appointed Clerk of the Court of Madison Co. (p. 339) and the first grand jury included Lee Pettitt and James Pettitt, and John B. Deguire. They indicted Arthur McFarland, along with many others for assault and battery. Everyone was found guilty, most paid a fine, except for Arthur and one other man. In 1842 to 1846 Nat'l Cook served as a judge of the county court of St. Francois County, which is where Libertyville is part of, and was founded in 1821. Fredericktown was laid off on the Saline in 1819 on land owned by Nathaniel Cook.(p. 447)
He served in the war of 1812 under Lt. Col. Henry Dodge as a major in the Missouri Mounted Militia in the Missouri territory where he lived.
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