Benjamin F. Cook, farmer, is the son of Isaac T. and Elizabeth (Lewis) Cook, and the grandson of Isaac Cook, sen., who settled in Ross County, in 1804. The grandfather died in that county, and of his ancestry, little more can be said than that they were of Scotch descent.

This subject was born March 14, 1838, and was married, February 26, 1879, to Fannie J., dangliter of Levin and Susan Bennett, of Madison County. She was born Januaiy 18, 1856. They have one child, Benjamin F., jr., born March 22, 1880.

Our subject gives the principal part of his time to farming and stock raising, in which pursuits he has been reasonably successful. During the late civil war, he did honorable service as a sergeant in Company H, 60th O. V. I., and participated, with his regiment, in the eventful campaigns in Virginia, during the early part of the great conflict. He was captured and paroled by the enemy, at Harper's Ferry, in September, 1862. In politics he is a Republican. His father, Isaac T. Cook, was born March 6, 1797, and died, April 9, 1873. His mother, Elizabeth L. Cook, was born January 15, 1804, and died November 30, 1872. His brother, John J. Cook, died September 23, 1852.


From R. S. Dills' History of Fayette County