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Translated will of John McCook
Photos of Ellen's direct ancestors
Photos of cousins of direct ancestors
Web Links for McCook genealogy hunters

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McCook Lineage
of Ellen Roots McBride


Starting several years prior to her passing, Frannie Roots Hadden began a book about her father, Bishop Logan Roots, and his wife, Eliza Lydia McCook.  It was Frannie's desire to convey the story of their missionary lives in China during tumultuous revolutionary times, their love of the people, and for each other.  After Frannie's death in May 2000, the effort to complete the book was taken up by her friend and editor, Motoko Huthwaite, as well as two of Frannie's grand-nieces, Ellen Roots McBride and April Roots Prewitt.  Through their collective efforts over the last ten years, Frannie's book has finally been completed and is now for sale through Eastbridge Books. 

Below is the link to where the book can be purchased (also available through Amazon and Alibris), as well as their preview and picture of the dustjacket:

The Personal Letters of Bishop and Mrs. Logan Roots,
Two American Missionaries in China (1900-1934)
Motoko Huthwaite, ed.

"Logan Herbert Roots (1870-1945) was a very important figure in the history of the Christian missionary movement in modern China who, by his exemplary life in China, contributed to the later development of a vibrant and fully Chinese church after the missionary era ended."
--Daniel Bays, PhD - Calvin College

"[Bishop Roots] was no ordinary churchman. One could find in his drawing room leaders of the Communist Party, as well as those of the Kuomintang. Here was a man whose influence on the thought patterns of China's leaders was measureless."
--Captain Evans("Gung-ho") Carlson USMC - in his book Twin Stars over China.

From China with Love is a family portrait drawn by the letters of a married couple madly in love for over thirty years. Because their home is in China, the letters also tell us something about China; but what stands out most are the tender expressions of endearment, of concern, and of love for each other, for their children, and for their friends, both Chinese and foreign, in China and in the United States. It is a delightful experience tracing the love and commitment of two intelligent and eloquent Americans from 1900 until Eliza's death in 1934.

This book will resonate with many young couples today—emailing love letters between America and Iraq or Afghanistan or some other far-flung danger spot—separated by distance and war, but united in loving concern, faith, and hope.

ISBN 1-59988-016-4 (pb) $29.95




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Will of John McCook translation (1806 - 1865)



Photos of Direct Ancestors
George McCook -- 1st known Generation

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George McCook
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Alexander McCook -- 2nd Generation -- married Sarah Darrah

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Alexander McCook
Image courtesy of Linda McCook

George McCook -- 3rd Generation -- married Mary McCormack

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George McCook
Image courtesy of Linda McCook

John McCook -- 4th Generation -- married Catherine Julia Sheldon

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John McCook
Image courtesy of Linda McCook

John James McCook -- 5th Generation -- married Eliza Sheldon Butler

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John James McCook
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Eliza Sheldon Butler McCook

Eliza Lydia McCook (1869 - 1934) -- 6th Generation -- married Logan Herbert Roots I on April 17, 1902.

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Eliza Lydia McCook at spinning wheel 1895 1899, just before she left for China missionary work 1901 in China
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Eliza on wedding day -- her wedding dress didn't arrive in time In wedding dress, taken a week or so after the wedding Eliza and her 5 kids, 1913 Eliza's husband, Logan, at his consecration in 1904 -- became Bishop of the Episcopal Church in China

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Bishop and Chou En-lai Logan


Please visit the Roots pages for the remaining generation photos of these McCook descendants.



Photos of Cousins of Direct Ancestors
5th Generation Cousin -- Alexander McDowell McCook, son of Daniel McCook, son of George McCook & Mary McCormack

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Maj. Gen. 
Alexander McDowell McCook
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Alex on horse
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Alex on porch 
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5th Generation Cousins -- Edward Moody McCook & Roderick Sheldon McCook, both sons of John McCook & Catherine Julia Sheldon

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Maj. Gen. Edward Moody McCook

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Roderick Sheldon McCook
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John Anson McCook, son of Roderick Sheldon McCook & Elizabeth Sutherland
Image courtesy of Linda McCook


6th Generation Cousin -- John Butler McCook, son of John James McCook & Eliza Sheldon Butler

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John Butler McCook


6th Generation Cousin -- Philip James McCook, son of John James McCook & Eliza Sheldon Butler

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Philip James McCook, 1933



Links & Information for McCook Genealogy Hunters

Butler-McCook Homestead -- 396 Main St., Hartford CT.  Phone: (860) 247-8996.  The Homestead contains furnishings and personal effects from four generations of the Butler-McCook families.  The Butler-McCook Homestead, built in 1782, is the oldest extant building in the city of Hartford.  Landscaped gardens by Jacob Weidenmann. Hours: Tues., Thurs., Sun.: 12-4 pm Mid-May to Mid-October.
        The Butler-McCook Homestead -- A Review by the Hog River Journal

Cedar Hill Cemetery -- Hartford, CT.  The McCooks have a family plot here.

The Days of My Age -- the autobiography of Philip James McCook (1874-1963).  Copyright 1965, self-published by John S., Frances A. and Anson T. McCook.  750 copies printed.  Includes a tribute by Dr. Albert C. Jacobs, President of Trinity College.

The McCook House -- Carroll County Historical Society, Ohio
        Carroll County Historical Society
        The McCook Monument -- Ohio Historical Society
        The McCook House -- A Historic Site in Carrollton, OH

Pages on McCook Individuals

John James McCook (1843-1927) son of John James McCook and Catherine Julia Sheldon

Daniel McCook's Regiment

Alexander McDowell McCook
        Maj. Gen. Alexander McDowell McCook's Official Report for the Battle of Stone's River
        Report of Maj. Gen. Alexander McDowell McCook commanding Twentieth Army Corps

Edward Moody McCook
        Edward McCook, 1833-1909
        Civil War Indiana Biographies:  Edward Moody McCook

Anson George McCook (1835-1917)
        Col. Anson G. McCook -- 1910

General Information Pages / Message Boards

RootsWeb -- McCook Archives

McCook Family Genealogy Forum

McCook Surname Message Boards -- Rootsweb

McCook Resources Pages

McCook Surname Message Boards -- GenForum/

The Genealogy Register:  McCook Surname Resources

McCook Genealogy & Family History

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Roots pages Philander Keep Roots Frannie and Dick Hadden Waldron
McCook Crapo Cuddy Berry
Rea Lyle Keyes Holt
Blakeslee Delay Genealogy Resources

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