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J. T. Cook
Born December 24, 1841
J. T. COOK, farmer, Greenfield Twp., Sec. 9; P.O. Martelle; born December 24, 1841, in Knox Co., Ohio; in 1843, he came with his parents to Illinois; in 1868, came to Jones Co., Iowa; he owns 195 acres of land. Married Miss M. R. Shields in 1866; she was born in Illinois; have three children—Ella, Ada and Cora. He enlisted, in 1861, in Co. F, 57th 111. V.I.; served to the end of the war; participated in the battles of Shiloh, siege of Corinth and others; he has been for the past eight years School Director; Republican; Baptist.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 586.

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