George Cooke (±1812-1874) was born in Portaupique, NS where he mostly farmed. He was the son of James Cooke 2nd and Nancy Mahon and brother to Bill, Charles and Esther. He was said to be the first Cooke to build a home in Castlereagh, a wooded community inland from Portaupique. In 1843, he married Esther Hill (1821-1872) from Portaupique and their family consisted of eight children.

 

Children of George Cooke and Esther Hill:

 

Agnes Blanche Cooke McLaughlin (1843-1917)

 

Emeline Cooke Carr (1847-1928)

 

George William Cooke (1849-    )

 

Amos Fountain Cooke (1851-1917) Read More

 

Matilda Cooke Jones (1854-1945)

 

Mary Jane (Jennie M.) Cooke McCombie (1856-    )

 

Elizabeth Sophia (Lizzie S.) Cooke Corbet (1859-    )

 

Gordon Leander Cooke (1861-1923) Read More