1. AMASA COOK was born July 21 1798. He appears as Head of household in Antwerp on 1820 census. He appears in Watertown on 1830 census. He appears in Ellisburgh on the 1835 New York State census. The family moved to Wisconsin abt 1847 and appear on the Dodge Co. Wisconsin census of 1850.
He appears on the Columbia Co. Wisconsin 1860 census as a farmer. He and Rhoda had six sons and two sons-in-law in the Union Army during the Civil War. Two were seriously wounded and one (Maurice, known as Morris) was killed at the Battle of Shilo. Amasa returned to Jefferson Co. sometime in the late 1860s and appears in Clayton on the 1870 census. He married Catherine (Timmerman) Hudson, widow of William Hudson, in Brownville and they lived in Clayton.
They appear on the 1880 census living in Clayton with Catherine's daughter, Mrs Wm. Stephens. Catherine died August 5, 1881 and Amasa died March 27,1882. Both are buried in Clayton Village.
All birth, marriage and death dates were taken from a diary of their youngest child Albert N. Cook
AMASA married (1) September 5, 1819
RHODA CLEVELAND, daughter of ISAAC CLEVELAND and MAMRE or MAMRA MATTHEWS. RHODA was born 25 April 1800. She died in Marcellon Columbia County Wisconsin March 18, 1855 and is buried in Marcellon Cemetary.
1 i ALMEDA COOK was born in Antwerp Jefferson Co July 09 1820
2 ii MARTIN A. COOK was born in Rodman Jefferson Co. July 14 1822
3 iiii PHINEAS W. COOK was born in Antwerp Jefferson Co March 22 1824
4 iv IRENA A. COOK was born in De Calro [DeKalb] St. Lawerence Co Aug. 16 1826
5 v SIMEON P. COOK was born in De Calro [DeKalb] St. Lawerence Co Feb 13 1828
6 vi RASWELL COOK was born in Watertown Jefferson Co April 15 1830
7 vii RUFINA E. COOK was born in Watertown Jefferson Co Feb 23 1833
8 viiii GEORGE W. COOK was born in Watertown Jefferson Co Feb 22 1835
9 ix BETSEY G. A. COOK was born in Hounsfield Jefferson Co July 07 1836
10 x SAMUEL A. COOK was born in Hounsfield Jefferson Co Nov. 3 1837
11 xi ADRASTUS W. COOK was born in Hounsfield Jefferson Co Sept. 19 1839
12 xii MAURICE C. COOK was born in Hounsfield Jefferson Co April 25 1841
13 xiii ALBERT N. COOK was born in Hounsfield Jefferson Co July 15 1845