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Samuel H. Rook

Samuel H. Rook & 2nd wife, Della D. (Dovie/Davie) Waller-Yates

 

Generation No. 1

1. John William1 Rook was born 1775 in Barnwell Co., SC. He married Mary Nelson. She was born 1778 in Wayne Co., GA.

 

More About John William Rook:

Additional Info: This parents name is unproven...Assumed because of Names and Locations (OH)

 

Children of John Rook and Mary Nelson are:

+ 2 i. Frederick2 Rook, born Abt. 1802 in Wayne County, GA; died Bef. 1870.

 

3 ii. Martha Rook, born 1796 in Wayne Co., GA. She married Isaac Campbell.

 

4 iii. Asa Rook, born Abt. 1798 in Barnwell Co., SC.

 

5 iv. Hiram Rook, born 1806.

 

6 v. Defama Rook, born 1810.

 

7 vi. Mary Rook, born 1812; died 1878.

 

8 vii. Delaney Rook, born 1814 in Wayne Co., GA.

 

+ 9 viii. George Henry Rook, born 16 Oct 1821 in OH; died 22 Feb 1890 in Douglas, Nacogdoches Co., TX.

 

10 ix. Nelson Rook.

 

11 x. Isaac Rook.

 

Generation No. 2

2. Frederick2 Rook (John William1) was born Abt. 1802 in Wayne County, GA, and died Bef. 1870. He married (1) Anna Alexander. She was born Abt. 1815 in MO.

 

More About Frederick Rook:

- FACT #2 : The father to Frederick Rook is unconfirmed but is listed in the Lawrence Rooks Family Book. Information furnished by John D. Mustard.

- FACT #2b : Frederick Rook was baptized in 1849 in the Bethel Baptist Church, Bold Springs, Polk Co., TX.

 

Children of Frederick Rook and Anna Alexander are:

+ 12 i. Sarah Ann3 Rook, born Abt. 1830 in Warren Co., GA.

 

+ 13 ii. George Washington Rook, born 02 Nov 1841 in Houston Co., TX.

 

+ 14 iii. Samuel H. Rook, born 10 Feb 1844 in Trinity Co., TX; died 21 Feb 1918 in Crockett, Houston County, TX.

+ 15 i. Catherine3 Rook, born Abt. 1837; died Bef. 1877.

 

16 ii. Elizabeth Rook.

 

17 iii. Sarah Ann Rook.

 

18 iv. Nancy Jane (Aunt Janie) Rook, born Abt. 1830 in IL. She married (1) William Green Bef. 1850. She married (2) Marlow Aft. 1850; died Bef. 1877. She married (3) Charles Claiborne Reid 1877 in Polk Co., TX; born 1829 in Rapides Parish, LA; died Abt. 1892.

 

More About Charles Claiborne Reid:

- FACT #2 : Claiborne Reed was Irish/English. His parents died when he was about 12; he then moved to TX with another family in the late 1840's. Court Records in Polk Co., TX show he had a guardian appointed to him indicating he was not of age.

- FACT #3 : Enlisted in the Civil War July 27, 1862 in Polk Co., TX as a private in Co. E, 20th TX Inf, Elmoree's Reg. Jan 16, 1863 was sent to Regimental Hospital, Dickerson Bayou, sick. In hospital thru Feb. 1863.

- FACT #3b : June 2, 1864 sent to General Hospital, Virginia Point, TX. Dec. 28, 1864:March 1865, sick in General Hospital, Galveston. Company disbanded at Houston, May 1865. Surrendered by E. Kirby Smith, June 2, 1865, Galveston.

 

9. George Henry2 Rook (John William1) was born 16 Oct 1821 in OH, and died 22 Feb 1890 in Douglas, Nacogdoches Co., TX. He married Elizabeth (Jannie) Cole 29 Oct 1844 in Nacogdoches Co., TX. She was born 16 Oct 1827 in TN, and died 15 Jun 1912 in Nacogdoches Co., TX.

 

More About George Henry Rook:

- FACT #1: His Son David, says he was born TX and wife born MO.

More About Elizabeth (Jannie) Cole:

 

Burial: Douglas, Nacogdoches Co., TX

 

Children of George Rook and Elizabeth Cole are:

+ 19 i. Joseph H.3 Rook, born 1846 in Nacogdoches Co., TX.

 

20 ii. Harriet A. Rook, born 1848 in Douglas, Nacogdoches Co., TX; died Jul 1850.

 

21 iii. Mary A. Rook, born 1851 in Douglas, Nacogdoches Co., TX. She married George H. Weaver; born 1840 in AL.

 

22 iv. Martha J. Rook, born 08 Oct 1852 in Douglas, Nacogdoches Co., TX; died 08 Apr 1890.

 

23 v. Margret E. (Belle) Rook, born 1855 in Douglas, Nacogdoches Co., TX.

 

24 vi. Eliza Rook, born 1858 in Douglas, Nacogdoches Co., TX. She married J.S. Russell 23 Jan 1879.

 

25 vii. Laura Rook, born 1860 in Douglas, Nacogdoches Co., TX. She married Jim Edd Harrell 06 Jan 1881 in Nacogdoches Co., TX.

 

26 viii. Caroline Virginia Rook, born 1862 in Douglas, Nacogdoches Co., TX; died 08 Nov 1902 in Douglas, Nacogdoches Co., TX.

 

27 ix. Frank S. Rook, born 1865 in Douglas, Nacogdoches Co., TX. He married Mary C. Whitaker 08 Dec 1886 in Nacogdoches Co., TX.

 

+ 28 x. David T. Rook, born Apr 1867 in Douglas, Nacogdoches Co., TX.

 

29 xi. George Henderson Rook, born 1871 in Douglas, Nacogdoches Co., TX.

 

Generation No. 3

12. Sarah Ann3 Rook (Frederick2, John William1) was born Abt. 1830 in Warren Co., GA. She married Dillard Leroy Marsh.

 

Children of Sarah Rook and Dillard Marsh are:

30 i. Samuel J.4 Marsh.

 

31 ii. Nora Elizabeth (Betty) Marsh, born 1856.

 

32 iii. Mollie Arelia Marsh, born 02 Feb 1859 in Austin Co., TX.

 

33 iv. T.E. Marsh, born 1871.

 

13. George Washington3 Rook (Frederick2, John William1) was born 02 Nov 1841 in Houston Co., TX. He married (1) Sarah Eaves. He married (2) Mattie Wheeler.

 

Children of George Rook and Sarah Eaves are:

34 i. Samuel Jackson4 Rook, born 19 Mar 1861 in Trinity Co., TX.

 

35 ii. Cordelia Agens Rook, born 06 Aug 1864 in Trinity Co., TX.

 

36 iii. Cynthis Elizabeth (Lizzy) Rook, born 15 Mar 1867 in Trinity Co., TX.

 

37 iv. John Henry Rook, born 15 Mar 1873 in Houston Co., TX; died 09 Oct 1935 in Liberty Co., TX.

More About John Henry (Henry) Rook:

Burial: Plum Grove Cemetery, Plum Grove, TX

 

38 v. Iola Jane Rook, born 27 Jul 1870 in Limestone Co., TX.

 

Children of George Rook and Mattie Wheeler are:

39 i. William Washington4 Rook, born 09 Jun 1875 in Walker Co., TX.

 

40 ii. Joseph Thomas Rook, born 25 Jan 1877 in Trinity Co., TX.

 

41 iii. Charlie C. Rook, born 01 Dec 1879 in Trinity Co., TX.

 

42 iv. Acy Frank Rook, born 06 Jun 1881 in San Jacinto Co., TX.

 

43 v. Marion Cicero (M.C.) Rook, born 16 Jun 1884 in Liberty Co., TX.

 

44 vi. Mary Pricilla (Molly) Rook, born 19 Aug 1886 in Liberty Co., TX.

 

45 vii. Millie Addy Rook, born 03 Feb 1889 in Liberty Co., TX.

 

46 viii. Martha Francis (Fannie) Rook, born 26 Feb 1891 in Liberty Co., TX.

 

47 ix. George Etta Rook, born 23 Jul 1894 in Walker Co., TX.

 

14. Samuel H.3 Rook (Frederick2, John William1) was born 10 Feb 1844 in Trinity Co., TX, and died 21 Feb 1918 in Crockett, Houston County, TX.

 

He married (1) Mary E. Douglas Abt. 1866, daughter of Richard Douglas and Lucetta Rice. She was born 01 Oct 1845 in TX, and died 07 Jul 1902 in Houston Co., TX.

 

He married (2) Della D. "Dovie/Davie" Waller 15 Jul 1903 in Crockett, Houston County, TX, daughter of William Thomas Waller and Mary Willey. She was born 20 Feb 1856 in Charlotte, Dickson County, TN, and died 29 Nov 1927 in Crockett, Houston County, TX.

 

More About Samuel H. Rook:

- FACT #1: 1870 Houston Co., TX census: S.H. ROOKS, 26, farmer, 1500/600, TX; Mary E., 22, female, keephouse, TX; Walter, 2, male, TX; Anna, 55, female, Misouri.

- FACT #2: 1880 census says his father and mother was born WI; 1900 census says father born Indiana, mother born Tennessee.

- FACT #3: Death Certificates said his father Frederick Rook was born in Germany; location of mothers birth unknown; informant was Mart (Martin) Summers

Burial: Douglas Family Cemetery on Greb Farm, Houston Co., TX

 

More About Mary E. Douglas:

- FACT #2: Appears on the 1880 Houston Co TX census as Mary Rook; on the 1900 Houston Co TX census as Mary E. Rook.

Burial: Douglas Family Cemetery on Greb Farm, Houston Co., TX

 

More About Della D. "Dovie/Davie" Waller:

- FACT #1: 1900 Galveston Co TX: 41st St. 44:51: YEATS, Della D., Feb 1856 44, Wd. m.23yrs, 5ch 5liv, TN VA TN, housekeeper; Ida, Feb 1879 21, Wd m.4yr, 1ch 0liv., TN VA TN; Leeroy, son, Feb1881 19, s, TX; Eddie, dau, Jun1887 12, TX; L.C., son, May1892 8, TX; Willie L., nephew, Aug1878 21, s, TX TN TN; Hattie E., niece, Sep1881 19, s, TX TN TN; COLLINS, Jim, boarder, Sep1873 26, s, TX; SMITH, Elman, boarder, Sep1873 26, s, Colorado Colorado Colorado.

- FACT #2: Listed on the 1910 Houston Co TX census: Sam H. Rook 66; Dovie 54; Ell C.(L.C.) YATES.. also in the household Andrew J. Johnson (Albert J.) 36; Ida 30; Emma B. 4; Eddie 2.

- FACT #3: 1920 Houston Co TX, Pct 1 149:149: YATES, L.C., 27, TX TX TX, farmer; ROOK, ::, Mother, 63, TX TX TX; :: living next door is Lee Yates 38 with daughter Anna 13 and sons Sam 9 and John 5.

- FACT #4: Death Certificates said she had lived in Oklahoma several years and returned to Houston County, TX a week before her death.

Burial: Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Houston County, TX

 

Children of Samuel Rook and Mary Douglas are:

48 i. Lucy Walter4 Rook, born Mar 1868 in TX. He married Marry F. ? Abt. 1886; born Apr 1872 in TX.

 

49 ii. Emma Rook, born 1872. She married A.J. Craiger 18 Jun 1891 in Houston Co, TX.

 

50 iii. Mary L. (Mollie) Rook, born Apr 1875. She married W.C. Zackary 25 Jan 1894; born Abt. 1870.

 

51 iv. Robert Richard Rook, born 1878. He married Francis Wilson 26 Dec 1893 in Crockett, Houston County, TX; born May 1875 in TX.

 

52 v. Lucy J. Rook, born Feb 1884 in TX. She married H.M. Knight 07 Sep 1902 in Houston Co, TX.

 

15. Catherine3 Rook (Frederick2, John William1) was born Abt. 1837, and died Bef. 1877. She married Charles Claiborne Reid 1852 in Polk Co., TX. He was born 1829 in Rapides Parish, LA, and died Abt. 1892.

 

More About Charles Claiborne Reid:

- FACT #2: Claiborne Reed was Irish/English. His parents died when he was about 12; he then moved to TX with another family in the late 1840's. Court Records in Polk Co., TX show he had a guardian appointed to him indicating he was not of age.

- FACT #3: Enlisted in the Civil War July 27, 1862 in Polk Co., TX as a private in Co. E, 20th TX Inf, Elmoree's Reg. Jan 16, 1863 was sent to Regimental Hospital, Dickerson Bayou, sick. In hospital thru Feb. 1863.

- FACT #3b: June 2, 1864 sent to General Hospital, Virginia Point, TX. Dec. 28, 1864:March 1865, sick in General Hospital, Galveston. Company disbanded at Houston, May 1865. Surrendered by E. Kirby Smith, June 2, 1865, Galveston.

 

Children of Catherine Rook and Charles Reid are:

53 i. Alice Clementine4 Reid, born 1855 in TX; died 29 Oct 1917 in Houston Co., TX. She married (1) Preston Gossett Abt. 1875; born 1841; died Bef. 1884. She married (2) Finis Anthony Gossett 06 Mar 1884 in Houston Co, TX; born 12 Jan 1843 in TX; died 10 Jan 1909 in Houston Co., TX.

 

More About Alice Clementine Reid:

Burial: Waller-Gossett-Brashears Cemetery : Wesley Chapel Community, Easter Land property, Houston Co., TX

 

More About Finis Anthony Gossett:

Burial: Jan 1909, Waller-Gossett-Brashears Cemetery : Wesley Chapel Community, Easter Land property, Houston Co., TX

Fact #1: Houston Co., TX marriage records show: F.A. Gossett married A.C. Gossett March 6, 1884 (widow of Preston Gossett)

 

54 ii. Murdock Sammie Reid/Reed, born 1857 in Trinity Co., TX.

 

55 iii. Mary Ann (Marie) Reid/Reed, born 1861; died 28 Jul 1941.

 

56 iv. Lucinda (Lucy) Jane Reid/Reed, born 1864. She married John Maddox Minyard 20 Dec 1882 in Colita, Polk Co., TX.

 

57 v. Franklin (Frank) Reid/Reed, born 1866.

 

58 vi. Thomas H. (Tommie) Reid/Reed, born 1868.

 

59 vii. James Stafford Reid/Reed, born 02 May 1870 in Livingston, Polk Co., TX; died 05 Jun 1945 in Jim Smith Hospital, Crockett, Houston County, TX. He married (1) Partha Della (Dorothy/P.D.) Yates 31 Jul 1895 in Crockett, Houston County, TX; born Nov 1877 in Charlotte, Dickson County, TN; died 18 Nov 1911 in Wesley Chapel, Houston Co., TX, daughter of Samuel Yates & Della (Dovie/Davie) Waller-Yates. He married (2) Lydia Jane (Janie) McLain 21 Feb 1913 in Houston Co, TX; born 11 Aug 1891 in Cuero, TX; died 12 Mar 1965 in Spohn Hospital, Corpus Christi, Nueces Co., TX.

 

More About James Stafford Reid/Reed:

- FACT #1b2 : 1920 Houston Co TX census: 210:210 Pct 1: REED, J.S., 48, TX TX TX, farming; Jane, wife, 24, TX TX TX; Roy, son, 16, TX TX TX; Dave, son, 12, TX; Stokes, son, 8, TX; Diamond, son, 5, TX; J.C., son, 4, TX.

- FACT #1c : 1910 Houston Co TX census: #77:70: READ, Jas. S., 34, m1x15yr, TX LA Ger, farmer; Partha D., wife, 30, 5ch 4liv, TX; Frank, son, 14, TX; May, dau, 12, TX; Roy, son, 8, TX; David, son, 2, TX.

- FACT #2 : Died of viral pneumonia.

Burial: Wesley Chapel, Houston Co., TX

 

More About Partha Della (Dorothy/P.D.) Yates:

- FACT #1b2 : 1910 Houston Co TX census: #77:70: READ, Jas. S., 34, m1x15yr, TX LA Ger, farmer; Partha D., wife, 30, 5ch 4liv, TX; Frank, son, 14, TX; May, dau, 12, TX; Roy, son, 8, TX; David, son, 2, TX.

- FACT #1c : 1900 Houston Co TX census: 392:400 Pct 1: REID, J.S., May1871 29, m8yrs, LA LA TX, teamster saw mill; P.D., wife, Nov 1877 22, 2ch 2liv, TN VA TN; J.F., son, Oct 1896 3, TX; I.M., dau, Sep1898 1, TX.

Burial: Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Houston Co., TX

 

More About Lydia Jane (Janie) McLain:

- FACT #1 : Informant on death certificate: Mrs. C.W. Brewton, daughter.

Burial: Rockport Cemetery, Rockport, Aransas Co., TX

 

60 viii. Amanda E. "Emma" Reed, born 1874 in LA; died 25 Dec 1938 in Harris Co., TX. She married Lee Frances Johnson 07 Apr 1892 in Houston Co, TX; born Apr 1873 in TX; died 25 Mar 1939 in Houston Co., TX.

 

More About Lee Frances Johnson:

- FACT #1b: 1910 Houston Co TX census: #227: 204 Pct 1 : Lee Johnson age 38; wife Emma 36; Charlie 13; Bennie 11; Polly 7; and Grady 3.

- FACT #1c : 1920 Houston Co TX: JOHNSON, Lee, 47, TX TX TX, farmer; Emma, wife, 45, TX TX TX; Charlie, son, 23, s, TX; Ben, son, 20, s, TX; Pollie, dau, 16, s, TX; Gradie, dau, 12, s, TX; Bessie, dau, 1, s, TX. Gradie was a son and Bessie was really Jessie, a son.

 

19. Joseph H.3 Rook (George Henry2, John William1) was born 1846 in Nacogdoches Co., TX. He married Elizabeth Frances Lilly,Mrs.. She was born 1840 in TX.

 

Child of Joseph Rook and Elizabeth Lilly is:

61 i. William4 Lilly, born 1862 in TX.

 

28. David T.3 Rook (George Henry2, John William1) was born Apr 1867 in Douglas, Nacogdoches Co., TX. He married Ella V. ::. She was born Mar 1875 in TX.

 

Children of David Rook and Ella :: are:

62 i. Richard D.4 Rook, born Jan 1894 in TX.

63 ii. David O. Rook, born Sep 1898 in TX.