Guide to the Cook Family Land Deeds, 1793-1844

Summary Information

Title: Cook Family Land Deeds, 1793-1844
Collection: AC.498
Extent: 2 linear feet (1 oversize box containing 3 oversize folders, 2 CDs)

The Cook Family Land Deeds contain three land deeds dating 1793, 1796, and 1844. The 1793 land deed concerns the land acquisition for the Three Forks Baptist Church in Alexander County; the 1796 land deed is for land in Wilkes County; and the 1844 land deed is for land in Ashe County.

Creator: Cook, John.

Biographical/Historical Note

Michael Cook came to Watauga County at the turn of the 20th century. He had 12 children, including Reverend John Cook who acquired land from the State of North Carolina in Ashe County along the headwaters of Pine Run in 1844.

Scope and Contents

The Cook Family Land Deeds contain three land deeds dating from 1793-1844. Copies of deeds are included on two compact discs.


The collection is arranged chronologically.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room without restrictions.

Acquisitions Information

The collection was donated in 2009 by William B. Cook, Thomas W. Cook, and Dorothy Cook Lackey in memory of their father, A. Bernard Cook. It was accessioned as AC.2009.035 and was opened to the public in 2013.

Processing Information

Processed by Anne Walker, January 2013. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.498: Cook Family Land Deeds, 1793-1844, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Deed: Regular Baptist Curch on New River Three Forks Settlement, 1793 Box 1.1
Deed and Plat: Transference to Sandrene Eggers, 1796 Box 1.2
Deed and Plat: Transference to John Cook, 1844 Box 1.3
Digital images of 1790s deeds [CD] Box 1.4
Digital images of Three Forks Baptist Church Land Deed [CD] Box 1.5