the earliest discovered ancestor of this line,
was born 22 Apr 1780 in Hartford, Connecticut. He died 15 Mar 1870
in Meigs County, Ohio and is buried in Howell Hill Cemetery in Meigs
County. It is believed that Joseph had at least 3 brothers and 1
sister, all born to unknown parents. The theory is that his
siblings were: Joshua/Josiah, Samuel, Richard, and Phebe.
The following quote is found in "The Pioneer History of Meigs County" by Stillman Carter Larkin, published 1908 by the Berlin Publishing Co., Columbus, Ohio, page 135:
"In 1810 Joseph Vining and his brother, Joshua Vining, came with their families from Hartford, Conn., and settled in Rutland township, near the later residence of John B. Bradford. Timothy Vining, a son of Joseph Vining, was born in Hartford July 24th, 1805. Joseph Vining died at the age of ninety-one years, and his wife near ninety years.
Timothy Vining married Sina Jones, daughter of Charles Jones, and they had a large family-six sons and three daughters. The six sons were all soldiers for their country. Mr. Vining died at the age of eighty-seven years ten months and twenty-eight days on May 23rd, 1893. Mrs. Sina Vining died at the age of eighty-four years."
Two of Timothy and Betsy Vining's daughters, Martha and California, married into the Balch family.
|Britton J. Cook|
Harriet and Britton Cook had 5 children. They are:
-- Tracy A. "Addie" Cook (1854-1937)
-- Zillah Cook (1857- ? )
-- Ellen Cook (1858- ? )
-- Lillian Maybelle "Belle" Cook Lathey (1860-1919)
-- James Harvey Cook (1862-1931)
Lillian Maybelle "Belle" Cook
Belle married Asbury Newton Lathey on 5 Aug 1876 in Meigs County, Ohio. They had 6 children:
--Nora Avalio Lathey Grate (1876-1901)
Tracy A. "Addie" Cook
After her father, Britton Cook, was killed in the Civil War, Addie Cook traveled west with the Stephen and Carrie Hooper family and worked as their housekeeper.
Per the 1900
Addie and the Hooper family lived in Jackson County, Missouri. Addie is
listed as a boarder, 45 years old and born in in Ohio in Sep 1854.
James Harvey Cook
In June 1903, according to the Sitka, Alaska Death Register, Harvey had moved to Sitka, Alaska.
Per the 1910 U.S. Census, James Harvey Cook resided in Skagway, Alaska Territory. He is listed as Harvey Cook, at age 47, born in Ohio and working as a Capenter.
Per the 1930 U.S. Census, James Harvey Cook resided in Skagway, First Judical District, Alaska Territory. He is listed as Harvey Cook, age 66, born in Ohio, and working a a carpenter in his own shop.
Six months before his death, Harvey entered the Sitka Pioneers' Home.
Sitka, Alaska Death Register,
by Thane I. Andersen, 4 Nov 1989
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- a privatized (dates & places of living people omitted) 10 Generation Descendant Book (PDF), starting with Joseph Vining - 30 pages plus index.