Document with details on ancestors
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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SPECIAL NOTE: JANUARY 2010
several years prior to her passing, Frannie Roots Hadden began a book about
Bishop Logan Roots, and his wife, Eliza Lydia McCook. It was Frannie's desire to convey
the story of their missionary lives in
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 (it will soon be available through
and Alibris), as well as their preview and picture of the dustjacket:
"[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)
of Direct Ancestors
George McCook -- 1st known Generation
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Alexander McCook -- 2nd Generation -- married Sarah Darrah
George McCook -- 3rd Generation -- married Mary McCormack
John McCook -- 4th Generation -- married Catherine Julia Sheldon
John James McCook -- 5th Generation -- married Eliza Sheldon Butler
Eliza Lydia McCook (1869 - 1934) -- 6th Generation -- married Logan Herbert Roots I on April 17, 1902.
|Eliza Lydia McCook at spinning wheel||1895||1899, just before she left for China missionary work||1901 in China|
|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|
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
5th Generation Cousins -- Edward Moody McCook & Roderick Sheldon McCook, both sons of John McCook & Catherine Julia Sheldon
Roderick Sheldon McCook
John Anson McCook, son of Roderick Sheldon McCook
& Elizabeth Sutherland
6th Generation Cousin -- John Butler McCook, son of John James McCook & Eliza Sheldon Butler
6th Generation Cousin -- Philip James McCook, son of John James McCook & Eliza Sheldon Butler
Links & Information for McCook Genealogy Hunters
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
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
James McCook (1843-1927) son of John James McCook and Catherine Julia
Daniel McCook's Regiment
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
George McCook (1835-1917)
Col. Anson G. McCook -- 1910
General Information Pages / Message Boards
RootsWeb -- McCook Archives
Family Genealogy Forum
McCook Surname Message Boards -- Rootsweb
McCook Rootsweb.com Resources Pages
Surname Message Boards -- GenForum/Genealogy.com
The Genealogy Register: McCook Surname Resources
McCook Genealogy & Family History
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