COOK Family

First Generation

1. Luke Sanders1 Cook (#35505) was born in Georgia 5 Sep 1854. Luke died 29 Oct 1909 in Pleasant Grove Cem., Pleasant Grove, Tx, at 55 years of age.

He married Elizabeth Irene Beck in Sulphur Springs, Tx, 11 Dec 1883. (Elizabeth Irene Beck is #35504.) Elizabeth was born in Upshur Co., Tx 11 Dec 1856. Elizabeth died 29 Mar 1899 in Pleasant Grove Cem., Pleasant Grove, Tx, at 42 years of age. At 30 years of age Elizabeth became the mother of Sula Aurora Cook in Pleasants Grove, Tx, 1 Aug 1887.

At 32 years of age Luke became the father of Sula Aurora Cook in Pleasants Grove, Tx, 1 Aug 1887. Luke Sanders Cook, second child of William R. Cook and Lucitta JaneReneau, was born in Georgia September 5, 1854. We know nothing of hisearly life, or just when he came to Texas with his family. The familyevidently moved sometime between 186 9 and 1880. Luke Cook is shown in the1880 census of Hopkins Co, Texas, listed as "laborer" on the farm of Mr.Meredith A. Lackey. Luke Sanders Cook and Elizabeth Irene Beck were married December11,1883 , in Sulphur Springs, Texas. They lived throughout their marriedlife on a farm in the Pleasant Grove Community. They were both Baptistsand attended the Pleasant Grove Bap tist Church, still in use today. Theywere the parents of five children, all girls.

Luke Sanders Cook and Elizabeth Irene Beck had the following child:

child 2 i. Sula Aurora2 Cook (#35503) was born in Pleasants Grove, Tx 1 Aug 1887. Sula died 13 Dec 1984 in Greenville, Nc, at 97 years of age. She married Elisha Lane Henderson in Canyon, Texas, 2 Jun 1920. (Elisha Lane Henderson is #35502.) Elisha was born in Hillsboro, Hill Co., Tx 12 Dec 1884. Elisha was the son of John Henry Henderson, Sr. and Mary Eliza Plunkett. Elisha died 7 Jun 1990 in Greenville, Nc, at 105 years of age. At 37 years of age Elisha became the father of Kenneth Lane Henderson in Alpine, Brewster Co., Tx, 26 Dec 1921. (See Elisha Lane Henderson for the continuation of this line.)

At 34 years of age Sula became the mother of Kenneth Lane Henderson in Alpine, Brewster Co., Tx, 26 Dec 1921. Flags: COLLEGE GARD=Y

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