John Darwin Shepard Cook(08)

Pg 08a
Name: John Darwin Shepard Cook (08)
Born: 21 Nov 1834 in Pine Hill, Ulster County, NY
  • Union College in 1859
  • JD in Law from Albany Law School
  • Union University in 1861.
Died: Jul 16, 1909, buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Kansas City, MO

Married: Rosalie Elvira Barlow on 7 Sep 1865, Scranton PA
Spouse born: 5 Jun 1839 in Salem PA.
Spouse Edu:
Spouse died: 14 Mar 1887, buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Kansas City, MO
(From 99-b-13 ABC Pdgre, 99-b-14 ABC Pdgre & 99-b-15 ABC Pdgre, See Front Page)
Link to Rosalie Barlow Cook Background, pg 08a L1

Military personnel-80th New York Infantry.
NY troops Infantry-Union.
Photographer: O'Sullivan, Timothy H.,1840-1882, taken Sep 1863. Photograph from the Main Eastern Theater of War, Meade in Virginia, Aug-Nov 1863. Civil War photographs,1861-1865/compiled by Hirst D. Milhollen & Donald H. Mugridge, Wash DC Library of Congress, 1977. No. 0227 (Forms part of Selected Civil War photographs, 1861-1865 (Library of Congress)
Wet plate negatives. United States--Virginia--Culpeper. MEDIUM: 1 negative : glass, wet collodion.
JDSC is sitting in the second chair from the left.

A Biographical Sketch for Old and New Lawrence by John Darwin Shepard Cook (08) dated 1 May 1899.
John D.S.Cook.
Link to a document from John Darwin Shepard Cook about his life, pg 08a L2
  • 1834 Nov 21, Born at Pine Hill Ulster County NY.
  • 1850-52 Prepared for College Franklin Delaware County NY.
  • 1852-50 Taught District School various places, North Eastern PA.
  • 1855 Entered Union College Schenectady NY.
  • 1859 Graduated from Union College
  • 1859 Taught in Academy & Studied law Kingston Ulster County NY.
  • 1861 Graduated Albany Law School & admitted to practice law in NY
  • 1861 Commissioned 10 Oct & mustered 1ST Sieut Company G.,
  • ____ 80th NY.Inf (20 th NYSM)
  • 1863 Promoted 4 Mar to Captain same company & Regiment
  • 1861-64 Served with army of the Patrons. Was at eleven battles. Principals were:
    • Second Bull Run,
    • Chantilly,
    • Fredericksburgh,
    • Gettysburg,
    • Wilderness,
    • Spottsylvania,(VA)
    • Cold Harbor.
  • 1864 Resigned & Honorably Discharged 19 Dec
  • 1865 Married 5 Sep Rose E.Barlow & removed to Coldwill County MO.*
  • 1867-68 Assistant assessor U.S.Internal Revenue,6th district of Miesausic for Harrison Davies & Coldwell Counties MO.
  • 1869 Removed residence to Kansas City MO
  • 1874 Appointed by Chief Justice Waite Register in Bankrupt County Western Dist of MO and held office till law of 1867 expired.
  • 1885 Removed residence to Lawrence Kansas
  • 1885 Became member on The Old & New
  • 1886 Oct. Returned to Kansas City MO on account of failing health of wife.
  • 1899 May, Still residing in Kansas City MO.
  • Church relations - Member of Grace Church, Kansas City
  • Politics - Active Republican 1855-1880. Since then, Independent.
  • Societies and Clubs
    • College: Alpha Delta Phi, Philomathian Phi BETA Kappa
    • General - A.T & A.M. Military
    • Special - Old & New
    • Order of Loyal Legion, Kansas Commandery
    * Rosalie was the daughter of Joseph & Phoebe Phillips Barlow.
Notes: John was highly respected for his professional and ethical mannerisms during and after the war. Philip Cook (09) wrote a paper about his father's experience when he obtained a sword from Colonel Hodges who was a Confederate on the battlefield. See link "Story of the Swords" link. John wrote a paper titled "Personnel Reminiscences of Gettysburg"; including Pickett's Charge which is another link.
Link to John Darwin Shepard Cook Letter to Philip Cook pg 08a L9
Link to John Darwin Shepard Cook 1869 College Reunion, pg 08a L3
Link to The Story of the Swords, pg 08a L4
Link to Personnel Reminiscences of Gettysburg, pg 08a L5
Link to Monuments at Gettysburg to the 20th Militia, pg 08a L6
Link to JDSC Gift to Grace Church Kansas City MO with Cathedral Windows
dedicated to JDSC & Rosalie, pg 08a L7

Headstone of Rosalie Cook's mother also buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Kansas City,MO with his daughter and son in law.

Link to John Darwin Shepard Cook's Obituary. pg 08a L8

Children 4

Name: Josephine Phillips Cook (09)
Born: 14 Jul 1866 in Kingston, MO
Married: Joseph Barlow Lippincott on 5 Mar 1890 in Beverly NJ.
Link to Josephine Cook Lippencott (09), pg 09a
Name: Harriett Shepard Cook(09)
Born: 11 May 1869 in Kingston MO
Married: Samuel Wallace Moore on 30 Sep 1896 in Kansas City MO.
Link to Harriett Cook Moore (09), pg 09b
Name: George Trumbull Cook(09)
Born: 14 Oct 1872 in Kansas City MO
Married: Ethlyn Hannah Bugbee on 16 Sep 1896 in Kansas City MO.
Link to George Trumbull Cook(09), pg 09c
Name: The Right Reverend Philip Cook(9)
Born: 4 Jul 1875 in Kansas City MO.
  • BA from Trinity College in 1898.
  • DD from Trinity College
  • DD from St John's College Annapolis MD.
  • STD at General Theological Seminary, New York City 1902.
Married: Anita Lavin in New York City in 1904. Died giving birth, child also died.
2nd Marriage: Adeline Hallett Bassett on 5 Oct 1911 in New York, NY.
Link to Philip Cook(09). pg 09d

Link to Front Page & Family Members' Names, pg 00
Link to Shepard Family Heritage, pg 99-c
Link to John Ames Cook(07), pg 07a
Link to George Theodore Cook(08)(brother), pg 08b
Link to Augusta Cook Curtis(08)(sister), pg 08c
Link to Helen Cook Atkinson (08)(sister), pg 08d
Link to Bigelow Trumbull Cook(08)(brother), pg 08e
Link to Alvin Gideon Cook(08) (brother), pg 08f
Link to Frances Emma Cook(08)p (sister), pg 07a

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