Name COOK, Charles Robert Birth 8 Mar 1835 Yaphank, Suffolk, NY, USA  Gender Male Place of Employment 1866 US Customs Service 
- On a sand hill in San Luis Pass, on the watch for smugglers.
Census 24 Jun 1870 Galveston, Galveston, TX, US 
- Cooke, Chas. R / Age = 35 / Male / White / Occu = Seaman / Value of Personal Property = $300 / Born in NY-Cooke, Sarah M / Age = 32 / Female / White / Occu = Keeping House / Born in NY-Cooke, Cella / Age = 15 / Female / White / Occu = At School / Born in NY-Cooke, Chas R / Age = 6 / Male / White / Occu = At School / Born in NY-Cooke, Lea A / Age = 1 / Female / White / Born in TX-Cooke, Chas R / Age = 1/12 / Female / White / Born in TX / Born in May
Physical Description Age: 66 years-Stature: 5 feet __ inches.-Forehead: Round-Eyes: Blue-Nose: Medium-Mouth: Moustache-Chin: Round and bearded-Hair: & beard white-Complexion: Florid-Face: Oval  Eye color Blue  Height 5 feet 0 inches  Occupation Mariner  Residence 1871 Tuxpan, Veracruz, Mexico  Residence 25 Apr 1901 Lucea, Jamaica, West Indies  Person ID I490 Hugh Byrne and Nanette Asimov Lines Last Modified 14 Oct 2012
Family 1 BARTEAU, Sarah Maria, b. 20 Mar 1838, Fire Place, Long Island, New York d. 10 Jan 1871, Tuxpan, Mexico (Age 32 years) Marriage 1852 Suffolk, NY  Children 1. COOK, Cecilla, b. Feb 1856, New York d. 1910 (Age 53 years) 2. COOK, Charles R, b. Abt 1864, New York 3. COOK, b. Abt Oct 1866, Galveston, Galveston, TX, US 4. COOK, b. Abt Oct 1866, Galveston, Galveston, TX, US 5. COOK, Lea A, b. Abt 1869, Texas 6. COOK, May, b. May 1870, Texas Last Modified 14 Oct 2012 Family ID F190 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family 2 ATKINSON, Sarah Marriage Y  Last Modified 3 Sep 2012 Family ID F2699 Group Sheet | Family Chart
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Photos Charles Cook
Documents Cook Letter 02-01-1871
Letter from Charles Cook to William Barteau regarding the death of Cook's wife, Sarah Maria (Barteau):
February 1st 1871
Dear Brother William
It is with a sorrowful heart I write these few lines to you. When I was on to New York last summer I little thought I should meet with the loss I have met with so soon after my return home. When I arrived home I found Sarah and the Babe both sick and I thought the baby was dangerous but had no idea that Sarah was. In a day or two after I got home Sarah got up around the house and I thought was getting quite well again, so she helped to move the furniture to the vessel and was very anxious to get away and get settled out here. Three days after we left Galveston she was taken with a hemorrhage from the lung and the next day she had four hemorrhages and the next day one so she had six hemorrhages in three days. From that she commenced failing after we got ashore she had inward inflammation set in and it settled in the bladder for about four days. She suffered dreadfully from the inflammation of the bladder which I suppose was the cause of her death. She died on the morning of the 10th of January at 3 o'clock. I had not the least idea that her lungs were affected as the doctors all said that it was bronchitis and not the lungs and I did not feel the least alarm about her until she commenced spitting blood. It was very sudden to us all. She was sick two weeks after she had her first hemorrhage.
Give my love to all of the children and tell them to write to Cecilla. She will keep house for me and keep the children all together which was their mother's request.
I will bid you good bye for this time.
From your Brother,
Charles R Cook
Cook Letter 05-13-1866
Letter from Charles Cook to William Barteau regarding a minor debt payment owed by Barteau:
San Luis Pass
May 13th / 66
Dear Brother William
I will now with a few lines in acknowledgement of yours that I rec'd on the first of this month. I did not have time to answer it before I left town so I will write now as I have a chance to send this to mail. I was glad to hear that you rec'd the trunk all right. Sarah can tell you more of the particulars about things than I can which I presume she has done as this as she has written to you once or twice since she sent the trunk. I received a letter from Smith Dayton acknowledging the receipt of the money and I wrote to him in case that he should come out early in the fall to draw the remainder of the money from you and bring it to me. I did not give him a draft or order but wrote him to give you a receipt of it in my name. So if he calls on you for it and you have it to spare you can let him have it. I think it likely he may want it to use himself before he gets ready to start out here which I am perfectly willing to in case you can spare it as well as not, for I am a little interested in that vessel with Smith and if he uses the money there it will be the ?? that I shall have to pay when he gets out there.
Sarah is quite complaining just now and has been for some two or three weeks. Cecilla and Charlie are well. We are all on a sand hill roosting on the lookout for some poor being to come along with a cargo to smuggle in which case I am in hopes to make something for if the cargo is worth anything I shall, for I get 1/4 of the value besides my yearly salary. Give my love to the children and tell them that I will try to come and see them a year from this summer if nothing happens and I can get away from here. If I stay keep(?) the situation I am in now I expect it will be hard to get a leave of absence long enough to come on without resigning, and that I don't care to do unless I am sure of doing better. You must write whenever you can take time enough and make it convenient for we are mighty glad to get a letter from home if there is only three lines in it. We have no news here to write for we never see any one or hear anything except in a paper, and it is only when I go to town that we get any of them. I will close for this time from yours,
Fraternally & Sincerely, your Brother
C. R. Cook
Letter from Charles Cook to William Barteau, March 6 1866
- [S510] Charles Cook Passport Application.
- [S525] Letter from Charles Cook to William Barteau.
- [S510] Charles Cook Passport Application, I solemnly swear that I was born at Yaphank, Suffolk Co in the State of New York on or about 8th day of March, 1835; that my father is a native citizen of the United States;.
- [S521] Letter from Charles Cook to William Barteau, “We are all on a sand hill roosting on the lookout for some poor being to come along with a cargo to smuggle in which case I am in hopes to make something for if the cargo is worth anything I shall, for I get 1/4 of the value besides my yearly salary. “.
- [S10] Ancestry.com, 1870 United States Federal Census, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003).
- [S510] Charles Cook Passport Application, Age: 66 years-Stature: 5 feet __ inches.-Forehead: Round-Eyes: Blue-Nose: Medium-Mouth: Moustache-Chin: Round and bearded-Hair: & beard white-Complexion: Florid-Face: Oval.
- [S510] Charles Cook Passport Application, my permanent residence being at Yaphank, in the State of New York, where I follow the occupation of mariner.
- [S520] Letter from Charles Cook to William Barteau.
- [S510] Charles Cook Passport Application, that I left the United States on the 20th day of July, 1900, and am now temporarily sojourning at Lucea, Jamaica, WI;.
- [S49] Edna Sarah Valentine, Edna Valentine Bruce Notes on Barteau, Valentine, Coles, Trapnell, and other family lines, (Unpublished).
- [S510] Charles Cook Passport Application, I, Charles Robert Cook, a native and loyal citizen of the United States, hereby apply to the consulate of the United States at Kingston, JA, for a passport for myself, accompanied by my wife, Sarah Atkinson Cook.
- [S510] Charles Cook Passport Application.
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