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Cook Family land deeds

Identifier: AC-498

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.


  • 1793-1844


Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

No interlibrary loan.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Biographical Note

Michael Cook came to Watauga County at the turn of the 19th 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.


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.


The collection is arranged chronologically.

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.
AC.498: Cook Family Land Deeds, 1793-1844
Anne Walker
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Repository Details

Part of the Appalachian State University Special Collections Repository

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