This John Cook (1789-1864) probably used his middle name to distinguish himself from several John Cooks. He worked as a spar-maker; they refer to the wooden supports for a vessel’s sails and rigging. In 1817 he married at Onslow, NS to Ann Mary Carr (1795-1870). Their nine children lived all their lives in Nova Scotia except Ephraim who moved to British Columbia.


The children of John Boyd Cook and Ann Mary Carr:


Charlotte Cook Carter Benvie (1817-    )


Silas Cook (1820-    )


Dianna Cook Farnan (1822-1884)


Jerushia Cook (1824-    )


Ephraim Boyd Cook (1828-1897) Read More


Thomas Carr Cooke (1830-<1871)


Margaret Jane Cooke Downing (1830-    )


Maria Cook (1833-    )


Burton Cook (1839- ± 1887)