Will of John R Cook Wake Co. NC
Written March 3rd 1816 Proved Feb Term 1817
John R Cook (Seal)
From Cover Page
Wake Co February Term 1817
The within last will and testament of John R Cook was in open court duly proven by the oaths of John Davis and Joel Farguson, witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded
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Recorded in Book O and page 208
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Will of John R Cook of Wake Co NC date 1817
Please see original as this may contain errors and some liberties were taken with the formatting to make it more readable
While not mentioned in the will of John Cooke of Wake Co NC(1814), he does mention his siblings and those siblings are listed as the children in the will of John Cooke of Wake Co NC(1814) Edward Tansil's family came to Weakley Co TN area in 1825. One of his descendants was a publicity director at UT-Martin a job from which he retired after 20 years in the early 1970s.
I've seen John R Cook listed as John Rucker Cook in a few family tree files but no source or document listed so it could just be an assumption of what the middle name may have been.
Given the niece's name from John R Cook's will(written 1816) it's possible that Joseph(brother of this Lemuel) could be the one who married Tamar Northern in 1803. That would make the niece up to about 13 possibly?