AfriGeneas Free Persons of Color Forum
Major Cook and Family: Richmond, VA/Detroit, MI
I am looking for information on my great-great-great grandfather, Major Cook.
He was born about 1808 in Richmond, Virginia, and married Priscilla Bramhall in 1832 in Charles City, Virginia.
In 1848, he mirgrated with his wife and five children to Detroit, Michigan, where he worked as a shoemaker.
He died in 1872 and his wife died in 1874, both in Detroit.
Their children were:
Lomax B. Cook (b. 1837)
This family was counted as "mulattos" or "free persons of color" on the 1840, 1850, 1860, and 1870 U.S. Census records that I've come across.
Any information on Major's or Priscilla's parents/siblings, etc. would be most appreciated.
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