03 June 2012

Speaking of the War of 1812...

Major Philip Cook
U.S.A. 1812
Son of Capt. John Cook and
Martha Pearson His Wife
Born Fairfield District S.C.
Died Twiggs County, GA
Nov 7, 1841
A Scholar, A Patriot, A Christian.
A couple of days ago I posted that this month is the bicentennial of the War of 1812 (and that Fold3 is offering their War of 1812 collection for free). While visiting Rose Hill Cemetery in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia to take some volunteer photos for FindAGrave, I came across the monument for Major Philip Cook. He served as commander of Fort Hawkins during the War of 1812.

Once I returned home from my cemetery visit, I found an article online about the rededication of Major Cook's monument that took place just a couple of weeks ago.

Maj. Cook is buried with his wife Anne Wooten (1794-1832) in the Hawthorne Ridge section of Rose Hill Cemetery. They were the parents of Martha Pearson Cook Winship, considered to be the first white child born in the territory that later became Bibb County, GA.

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