THOMAS COOK, Company "F"
Service Record: "Taken prisoner at New Market, Va. May 15, 1864. Died at Charleston, SC Sept. 5, 1864. At age 40, enrolled at Fairmont on Jan. 1, 1864; mustered in Jan. 5, 1864 at Grafton. Born in Greene Co., Pa."
W.Va. Adj. Gen. Regimental record: "Resident of or enrolled at Fairmont, W.Va.; 40; mustered in Jan. 5, 1864 at Wheeling. Born Greene Co., Pa. Recruit taken prisoner at New Market, Va., May 15, 1864; died while a prisoner of war at Charleston, S.C., Sept 5, 1864."
Thomas Cook understated his age in order to serve. In fact, he was past 50. He married Elizabeth White on Mar. 3, 1834 at Preston County.
At the time of the 1850 census of Marshall County, Thomas Cook, 38, born in Pa., and his wife, Elizabeth, 38, are found with their children: William J., 12; John W., 15; Matilda C., 10; Mary A., 8; Lucinda J., 5; Caroline E., 1; Cynthia A., 1. By 1860, they lived in Marion County, at which time Thomas, 47, and Elizabeth, 49, had another child, Lewis, age 6. The other children still at home were Lucinda A., 14; Cinthia A., 11; Caroline E., 11.
Following her husband's death, Elizabeth Cook, a resident of Palentine, Marion County, applied for a government pension. She stated that Lewis T. was born Oct. 27, 1853 in West Wheeling, Belmont County, Ohio. Elizabeth Cook died Sept. 15, 1889.