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Combination Atlas Map
Stark County, Ohio

Compiled, Drawn and Published From Personal Examinations and Surveys.
By L. H. Everts & Co.


PLEASE NOTE:  This book has so many typos (or bad copy) and I am correcting them when they are obvious typos. 
If I am not sure what they are trying to say, I transcribe it as I see it. 


DR. GEORGE B. COCK.  Born Nov. 12, 1838, in Jefferson County, Ohio; fifth son and eighth in the family of John S. and Elizabeth Cock.  Enlisted in the ranks of County F, 4th Regiment O. V. I., in 1861, the first volunteer company enlisted in Stark County for the defense of the Union.  Served with the regiment in its West Virginia campaign, under General McClellan, at the battle of Rich Mountain, etc., and in the operations of General Lander on the Upper Potomac; then with General Shields, in the valley of the Shenandoah, and again with the Army of the Potomac on the Peninsula in its disastrous operations against Richmond in 1862.  In February, 1863, he was discharged from service by reason of disability from disease.  In September of the same year he was appointed Captain in the 5th Regiment U. S. colored troops, then in camp of rendezvous at Delaware, Ohio.  Served in the Department of Virginia, under Genera. B. F. Butler, in the arduous campaigns against Richmond and Petersburg during 1864.  Was wounded in battle in charging the enemy's works, in the memorable conflict of New Market Heights and Chapin's Farm, September 29, 1864.  Received honorable mention for gallantry and efficiency as an officer.  Served on staff duty with General Weitzel during the winter of 1864.
     In the following spring rejoined his command at Goldsboro', North Caroline.  Marched with Major General Terry's forces to Raleigh, and after the surrender was with his regiment at Goldsboro', Newbern, and Carolina City.  Traversed several counties of North Carolina in the work of reconstruction, acting under orders from General Schofield then commanding the department.  In this work he made many warm friends among the citizens.  Was promoted to Major.  Returned to Ohio with the regiment, and was mustered out at Camp Chase in October, 1865.
     Afterwards wrote a history of his regiment, which was incorporated in Whitelaw Reid's "Ohio in the War."  Then studied medicine with Dr. W. Bowen, of Akron, Ohio, and is now practicing in Canton, Stark County.
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HENRY COCK, eldest son and third child of John S. and Elizabeth Cock, was born in Jefferson County, Ohio, Dec. 27, 1825.  When a young man he learned the tanning business of his father, and followed it for quite a number of years.  Came to Stark County in 1844, and engaged in farming and school teaching till 1854.
     In the autumn of this year he was elected County Auditor, re-elected in 1858, and in 1864 was again chosen to the same office, making the only case in the last thirty years in which any one has been elected three time to that office.  For eight years, beginning December, 1854, he was a member of the County Board of School Examiners.  He also served as Deputy County Treasurer for four yeas.  For some time past he has given his attention to surveying and civil engineering, having been City Civil Engineer of Canton for the past four years, which position he still occupies.  His early education advantages wore very meagre, being confined to those furnished by the log cabin school-house.  He is wholly a self-taught man, but in some respects is reckoned among the bet-educated men of the County.
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JOHN M. COCK, youngest child of John S. and Elizabeth Cock, was born in Jefferson County, Ohio, Dec. 24, 1842.  Came to Stark County with the family in 1844.  Resided on a farm until the fall of 1870, and then entered the freight office of the Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railroad at Canton, where he remained four years, since which time he has been engaged in the office of the Adams Express Company, the duties of which position he has discharged to the general to the general satisfaction of the public.
     On July 1, 1868, he was married to Mary E. Rauch.  Mr. Cock is a genial gentleman, of  commanding personel appearance and popular social qualities.
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JOHN SANDERSON COOK.  The subject of this biography was born in Brownsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, Mar. 25, 1801.  When a young men he learned the tonning business, which he followed for upwards of twenty years.  On December 25, 1822, he married Elizabeth McCadden, who was born in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, July 18, 1800.  Her father was John McCadden, who was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, Jan. 27, 1757.  He was a tanner by trade, and with him Mr. Cook learned this business.  He served his country in the Revolutionary War, and was connected with the expedition sent from Kentucky Ohio, under command of General George Rogers Clark, and assisted in the erection of a block-house on the site of the city of Cincinnati, in 1780.  After the war he settled in Brownsville, Pennsylvania, where he worked at his trade until 1828, when he removed to Newark, Ohio, where he passed the remainder of his life.  His wife was Elizabeth Silverthorn, born in Sussex County, New Jersey, May 29, 1771.  His family consisted of thirteen children, of whom eight survive, and their average age is seventy-five years, the oldest being eighty-three and the youngest sixty-five.  Mr. McCeddeo, died June 8, 1845; his wife, June 6, 1843.
     Mr. Cock
emigrated to Ohio in the spring of 1823, and after a residence of some twenty-one years in Jefferson County, removed to Stark County, where he passed the remainder of his life as a farmer.  In Jefferson County, Mr. Cock was Associate Judge of the Common Pleas Court for a period of nine years, commencing in 1885.  It was while Mr. Cock was on the bench in Steubenville that Hon. Edwin M. Stanton was admitted to the bar at that place.  In 1840, Mr. Cock was a member of the State Board of Equalization.  In 1848 he was elected to the Ohio Legislature, and re-elected in 1847.  A very warm friendship existed between Mr. Cock and Mr. Stanton, and without any solicitation or even knowledge on the part of the former, he received from the latter the appointment of Paymaster in the army in the late war.  While in the service he met with an accident, by which he was disabled for the rest of his life.  He died very suddenly, of apoplexy, on June 20, 1869.  He possessed social qualities of a high order, and was noted for his nobility of soul and his scrupulous honesty.  His widow still survives at the age of seventy-five, and is as smart and active as many ladies at fifty.  The family comprised eleven children, of whom two died in infancy, and one, Thaddeus K., gave up his life for his country in the late war, being murdered by the guerillas near Vicksburg, after they had taken him prisoner.
     The father of Mr. Cock was William Cock, born in England, May 31, 1776.  He emigrated to America at a very early day.  His wife was Elizabeth More, of Mount Holly, New Jersey.  He had a family of ten children, of whom the subject of this sketch was the second child and the oldest son.  Mr. Cock was a natural mechanic, and made the castings for the first steamer that ever made a round trip from Pittsburg to New Orleans.  He died March 15, 1856, in the eightieth year of his age.
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