Como, Angie-Desire ------ Corley, Jackson S
Confederate Pensions Applications were State pensions and there are differences in the pension applications for each state that paid these as well as within each state over time. Confederate pensions were applied for within the state of residence which many times wasn't the state where they had been living at the time of service or where they had enlisted. Requirements for drawing a pension varied as well.
In the Louisiana Confederate Pension Applications, there were files for 26 Cook/Cooke soldiers. Of those 26, 14 were filed by the widow. If you are searching for the place of birth and birthdate for a soldier, and the soldier as applied you will likely find that info in his application along with the name of his wife and children if he married and had a family. While widow's applications aren't as great for finding the place of birth or birthdate for the soldier, they do contain the marriage date and death date.
Less than half of the Cook/Cooke soldiers who applied in Louisiana were born there, The image below is a list of the Places of Birth given for the files I read in which the POB was not in Louisiana.
The most interesting application was a widow's application where the soldier had begun filing for a divorce but had died before it was finalized. The widow got her pension. This file was full of information about the filing of the divorce and also many letters detailing a change of address for the widow after she had begun drawing the pension.