From: "K . B. Cook" <>
Subject: Will of Elizabeth F. Cook, Halifax Co., VA 1806
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2001 02:27:41 -0500

Yesterday I received a copy of this will from the Halifax Co. (VA) Clerk's
office. Here is the transcription:

Will of Elizabeth F. Cook
The Noncupative Will of Elizabeth F. Cook made before us the 30th day of
September the year of our Lord Christ one thousand eight hundred and six as
followeth to wit: first she decreed that all her just debts be paid out of
the money due her. She gave to Patsey Cook one negro woman named Aggy, one
featherbed, one trunk and all the residue of the money due after the payment
of her debts aforesaid. She gave to Jarrett W. Cook twenty dollars which sum
the sd Cook owed her. She gave to Elizabeth E. Medley one negro girl by the
name of Sally. She gave Nancy Yancey one negro girl by the name of Dillar
(?). Given under our hand this 30th day of October, 1806.
/S/ Elizabeth x Cook
Elizabeth x Claiborne
Rebecah Yancey
Layton Yancey
Polly Thompson Marshall

At a court held for Halifax county the 22nd day of December 1806
This Noncupative will of Elizabeth F. Cook deceased was produced in court
and proved by the oath of Layton Yancey and Elizabeth Claiborne in manner
directed by law and ordered to be recorded. Wherefore on the motion of
Jarrett W. Cook who made affirmation according to law and together with
Isaac Medley and Alexander Moore his sureties whereas unto and acknowledged
their bond in the penalty of twenty thousand dollars conditioned as the law
directs for that purpose certificate is granted him for obtaining letters of
administration of said estate in due form with the said will annexed (?).
Teste: John Winbush, HC
Truly Recorded
Teste: Samuel Williams, DCHC
*End of document*

1. Since Elizabeth F. (Featherstone) Cook is d/o John Cook & Elizabeth
Walthall (2nd marriages for both of them), what were the death dates for her
parents, or were they (one or both) still living?
2. Who is Elizabeth (x) Claiborne? Is she the d/o Richard Henry Claiborne &
Mary Cook (who is most likely a 1/2 sibling from John Cook's 1st marriage)?
3. Who is Elizabeth E. Medley? Is she a d/o Isaac Medley and "Nancy" Cook
(m. 1803 in Halifax Co.) or is she "Nancy" Cook (also a 1/2 sibling from
John Cook's 1st marriage)?
4. Who is Polly Thompson Marshall? The Marshall family intermarried with
Elizabeth Walthall's children from her 1st marriage to Peter Cousins.

FYI: I have these following folks identified in my files as:
1. Patsey Cook ... is 1/2 sibling from John Cook's 1st marriage
2. Jarrett W. Cook ... is a brother from John Cook's 2nd marriage to
Elizabeth Walthall-Cousins
3. Nancy (Cook) Yancey ... is a sister from John Cook's marriage to E.
Walthall; m. to Layton Yancey
4. "Nancy" Cook ... is a 1/2 sibling from John Cook's 1st marriage; m. Isaac
5. Alexander Moore ... is possibly a brother-in-law married to Sarah R. Cook
... but the dates are off, so this may be Alexander Moore, Sr., Sarah's

Any assistance/correction appreciated. Thanks. Sorry for any duplicate
Be well & God bless,
Kate Beaugrand Cook