Samuel Y. Cook b. 1823 Tennessee, came to Oregon with the early pioneers and is recorded as being there as of 1846.

In 1848 he married Martha Ann, she was born in 1833 in Oregon, I do not know her maiden name, nor her parents. According to Oregon State Archives, Samuel Y. Cook was on the census and tax rolls, of the Provisional and Territorial, at Yamhill Co. He has a land claim dated 1-7-1847, at Lewis Co., OR. Territory. This area later became Lewis Co. WA.

In the 1850 census at Yamhill Co. OR he is listed with his wife Martha Ann and their daughter Lucinda Cook b. 1849 Oregon Territory.

Dated 11-1-1861, a divorce case at Yamhill Co., Martha Cook vs. S.Y. Cook. However, they may not have completed the divorse, as I later find a land documant dated 12-14-1866, Yamhill Co., 643.85 acres, and both names appear of the land record.

Sam Y. Cook was a Private, in the Second Company of the Oregon Rifles. His commanding officer was Capt. Lawrence Hall. This was during the Oregon Indian Wars.

In the 1870 census at Weston, Umatilla Co., Samuel Cook is listed as a farm laborer, and living alone.

In the 1880 census he is listed at La Grande, Union Co OR, and he has a new wife named Elizabeth Brower b. 1840 MO, d/o Jeremiah Brower and Nancy Weaver Swindle.
Their children are:
1. Albert Cook b. 1872 OR
2. Franklin Cook b. 1873 OR
3. Mary Cook b. 1875 OR
4. Martha Cook b. 1-21-1877 La Grande, OR. Married Charles Oliver. Died: 1942 and is buried at Summerville Cemetery, Summerville, OR. Children are: Mark, George, Charles, Athol, Vernon, Bonnie, and Arnold Oliver.
5. William S. Cook b. 1878, as of the 1920 census living at Falls City, Polk Co., OR. Married Rose, children are Harold, Albert and Rouall Cook.
6. Chancey J. Cook b. 1882 OR, as of 1920 living at Portland, OR, single, working in a confectionary factory.

As of 1942 living at Pendelton, OR. Samuel Y. Cook was still alive in 1901, when he had a land record at La Grande, Union Co., OR for 120 acres on the Willamette Meridian. I believe as of 1895, Elizabeth Brower Cook may have died, as her 2 youngest kids, William Cook and Chancey Cook , were both placed with relatives permanently to live.

Submitted by, Lilly Martin
researching in La GRande, OR these names: Brower, Middlebrook, Leach, Miller, Cook, Parrent, Hansen, Farrell and Dill.
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