Gen. Phillip Cook

Gen. Philip Cook was born July 31, 1817 and died May 21, 1894.

He married Sarah George Lumpkin Aug. 15, 1842 in Monroe Co. On the 1850 Macon Co. census, the household is Philip, age 31, lawyer; Sarah G., age 28, and Lucy age 13 mos.

He is found on the 1860 Macon Co. census, age 42, lawyer in Oglethorpe, with no wife or children listed.

The 1870 census finds him still in Oglethorpe, age 52, and in the household are 19 year old Lucy M. (Marian); 11 year old Philip and 71 yr. old Lucy Lumpkin (presumably his mother-in-law).

In 1880 he is located in Americus, Sumter Co., age 62, widower, occupation congressman.

Philip, his wife Sarah and son Philip are all buried at Rose Hill Cemetery in Macon. His daughter, Lucy Marian Cook, married William Lawson Peel and she and her husband are buried in Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta.

Gen. Cook's military career included that of Confederate Brigadier General, 4th Ga. Inf. during the Civil War. He also fought in Florida in the Second Seminole War under Gen. Winfield Scott.