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Doras H. COOK
Ms. __?__
Dolly ALEXANDER
Cynthia CULPEPER
Husband:  Doras / Dorus / Dones / Donis H. COOK
Birth:  1790-1800 or 1809/10, SC
Death:  aft. 1880 census
Occupation:  overseer
Marriage-1:
Wife-1:  Ms. __?__
Marriage-2:
Wife-2:  [Dorothy] Dolly ALEXANDER
Birth:  1825/6, SC
Occupation:  homemaker
Marriage-3:  28 Aug 1856, Wilcox Co., AL
Wife-3:  Cynthia CULPEPPER / CULPEPER
Birth:  1805/6, NC
Death:  1870-80
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Spouse:  m1. 13/19 Jul 1827, Wilcox Co., AL, Manasseh PHILEN
Father:  Erasmus CULPEPER (1782-1855) of NC
Mother:  Ann ARRINGTON (1785-1859) of NC
Child with Wife-1 born in Marlboro Co., SC:
1.  Sarah A. B. COOK, b. 1838/9
Child with Dolly ALEXANDER born in Marlboro Co., SC:
2.  Samuel Bernard Alexander COOK, b. 11 Feb 1841
3.  Thomas A. COOK, b. 1844/5
4.  Laura Ann COOK, b. 1848/9
Children with Cynthia CULPEPER:
none
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina

Sources:
 

1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Donis H. COOK
Spouse: Cinthia PHILEN
Marriage: 28 Aug 1856, Wilcox, Alabama
Source: Wilcox County, Alabama, Marriage Records, 1820-1936,
Wilcox County (Alabama), Judge of Probate

2.  1820 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found.

3.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found, unless he's one of the D. COOKs in Chester Co., SC.

4.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #7-8 of 53; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 SC Marlboro Co. Roll 513 pp. 191A-191B Ln. 13 Davies / Dorus Cook 000 000 100 - 100 010 623120-123110 0/13/00000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 white male 40-49 1790-1800 = Donis (b. 1808/9?) 
1 white female 4 or under 1835-1840 = Sarah (b. 1838/9)
1 white female 20-29 1810-1820 = Wife-1
 
6 male slave 9 or under 1830-1840 = ? ? ? ? ? ?
2 male slave 10-23 1816-1830 = ? ?
3 male slave 24-35 1804-1816 = ? ? ?
1 male slave 36-54 1785-1804 = ?
2 male slave 55-99 1740-1785 = ? ?
1 female slave 9 or under 1830-1840 = ?
2 female slave 10-23 1816-1830 = ? ?
3 female slave 24-35 1804-1816 = ? ? ?
1 female slave 36-54 1785-1804 = ?
1 female slave 55-99 1740-1784 = ?
13 persons employed in agriculture

5.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #87 of 126):  Marlboro Dist./Co., SC, Roll M432_856, p. 164A, 628/628, enumerated 14 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
D H Cook 40 M   Overseer   SC
Dolly A " 24 F       "
Sarah A " 10 F       "
Samuel A "  8 M       "
Thos A   "  5 M       "
Laura A  "  1 F       "
Either Dolly is telling a whopping fib about her age, or our subject has remarried.

6.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #53 of 75):  Prairie Bluff P.O., Western Division, Wilcox Co., AL, Roll M653_26, p. 1167, PN 53, 443/440, enumerated 6 Sep 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Doras H Cook 50 M   Farmer 3456 16,861 SC
Cynthia Cook 51 F         NC
Sarah A Cook 20 F         SC
Samuel B A Cook 18 M         SC
Thomas A Cook 15 M         SC
Laura A Cook 11 F         SC

7.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #4 of 46):  Lower Peach Tree P.O., Lower Peach Tree Beat, Wilcox Co., AL, Roll M593_45, p. 320B, PN 4, 28/28, enumerated 11 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Cook Dones H 61 M W Farmer 1720 1000 SC
     Cynthia 62 F W Keeps House     NC
     Laura Ann 19 F W House Lab     SC

8.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 46):  Lower Peach Tree Beat No. 7, T10_R5E, Wilcox Co., AL, Roll 35, p. 373A, PN, SD, ED 192, enumerated 1 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 13 14 24 25 26
1 1 Cook Alex W M 38   / Farmer 25 SC SC SC
    ____ Ada W F 30 Wife / Keeping house   AL AL AL
    ____ Doras W M 11 Son   At Home   AL AL AL
    ____ Johnson W M  8 Son   At Home   AL AL AL
    ____ Clarence W M  7 Son   At Home   AL AL AL
    ____ Henley W M  4 Son   At Home   AL AL AL
    ____ Doras W M 70 Father   Farmer 25 SC SC SC
All the farmers and farm laborers had a number in Column 14 (some into the hundreds); I have no idea what it means because it is certainly not a standard use of the column.

9.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

10.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

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