John Cook appears in Greene Co Ark on 1850 census, married to Melvina, has daughter Malinda. John served in Civil War from the state of Arkansas. After being discharged with a medical conditon, he returns home to Greene/Craighead county in Ark. By 1870 John is found in McDonald Co Mo, with a new wife, and several children born in Arkansas, homesteaded land in 1874 McDonald Co and raised a large family in McDonald Co. John is buried in Owlsley/Union Cemetery, McDonald Co where he died in 1911. He had a brother Samuel W Cook who followed John from Arkansas to Missouri, along with his large family.
John Cook was my husbands ggrandfather, and am anxiously awaiting DNA results for this line.