Cook Family in America, Generation 7 - Phineas Wolcott Cook - 1819

The youngest son of Phineas and Irene Cook, Phineas Wolcott Cook is the seventh generation of Cooks from the earliest Pilgrim ancestor Henry. Born in 1819 at Goshen, Connecticut, he came to Michigan in 1837, married in 1840, and was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1845. He was in Kalamazoo County until 1846 when Phineas took his wife and children to join the Saints at Winter Quarters, Nebraska. After many trying experiences, they arrived in Utah in 1848, lived in Salt Lake City, Manti, Payson, Provo, Goshen, Cedar Fort, Bear Lake, and Logan, Utah.

Accepting the doctrine of polygamy, Phineas W. took three more wives and had a total of 28 children. He died in 1900 at Afton, Wyoming where he took his youngest family because polygamy was not prosecuted there.