Looking for Anna (Cook?) West

I‘m looking for information on Anna, last name possibly Cook, who married Robert West.

I have very little information on Anna. She is listed on the 1850 Census in Polk County, Tennessee and her age is given as 40. This means her birthdate would be about 1810. Her birthplace is given as South Carolina and her middle initial is M. She is in Robert West’s household with the following children: Catherine (16), Elizabeth (3), Millberry (14), Nancy (20), and Wm W (9).

I found an old post on the GAMurray Mailing List Archives at Rootsweb with a little more information on Anna; however it is not sourced, so I have no idea how accurate it it. The post reports her name as Mariah or Marissa Cook.

She is not listed in Robert’s household on the 1860 Census and in 1880, Robert is listed as a widower, which means that Anna probably died before 1860.

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  1. kyle walker says

    ur a hard person to get up with were would anna be located what is the objective areathere are some cook familys from the 1800 1900 that lived right behind the hom depo in blue ridge ther e info is there cemtary was upgraded when they did the hdpo anyway eme bac

    • Tonia Kendrick says

      Hi, I’m sorry it has taken me so long to respond. The only geographical information I have on Anna Mariah Cook is that she was born in South Carolina (this per census records and her son’s death certificate). I can also place her in Polk County, Tennessee (which is just across the state line from Murray County, Georgia) in 1850.

      Thanks for the Blue Ridge clue – I have ancestors from other lines who lived in Blue Ridge, so one never knows. . .

      Good luck in your own research and thanks for visiting my site.

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