Sylvanus Swain Cook, Sr.

Sylvanus Swain Cook, Sr.
b. 15 July 1832, Wayne County, Indiana, to Ira and Irenda “Irene” (Swain) Cook
d. 15 January 1864, Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi

m. April 1854, probably in Iowa
Sarah Ann Eastburn
b. 15 December 1834, Shelby Township, Tippecanoe County, Iowa

Children with Sarah Ann Eastburn:

  • Alice M. (b. 1855)
  • Laura (b. 1856)
  • Albert N. (b. 1858)
  • Rosa Belle (b. 1860)
  • Sylvanus Swain, Jr. (b. 1862)

Sylvanus lived in Wayne County, Indiana, near the Quaker Springfield Monthly Meeting, and emigrated before 1854. He was disowned by the Richland Monthly Meeting in Keokuk County, Iowa, in 1855 because he married a Baptist, though she had Quaker ancestry. He was a physician. He joined the 24th Iowa Volunteer Infantry as an assistant surgeon during the Civil War. He became ill during the Siege of Vicksburg; he remained in Vicksburg and died there. He is buried in the National Cemetery in Vicksburg.

Submitted by:
Bailey Francis
Atlanta GA

1 thought on “Sylvanus Swain Cook, Sr.

  1. Donna Laughlin

    I am looking for an image of Dr. Sylvanus Swain Cook, who married my great x 3 aunt Sarah Ann Eastburn. I have one tintype that has a potential image, but I need confirmation. Any ideas?


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