Will/Braffitt/Johnson/Cook ancestry - Person Sheet
Will/Braffitt/Johnson/Cook ancestry - Person Sheet
NameDaisy Mae Blackwell
Birth1 Sep 1900, Cherokee, GA1,6
Death12 Jan 1987, Tucker, DeKalb, GA73,1,6
Burial14 Jan 1987, Prospect Cemetery, Chamblee, DeKalb, GA1,6
FatherJohn Alonzo Blackwell (1877-1960)
MotherEmma Elizabeth Bell (1881-1978)
Misc. Notes
!BIRTH-DEATH-BURIAL: Prospect Cemetery, Chamblee, DeKalb, GA1, Daisy M. Cook, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/78610733
!BIRTH-DEATH-BURIAL: FamilySearch6, Daisy Mae Blackwell, https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/K23T-911
!NOTE: Daisy Mae Blackwell Cook was known to her grandchildren and children as Mother Cook. She said her middle name was spelled "Mae".
!REFERENCE: 1903 Bell/Blackwell picture451
!CENSUS: 02-May-1910 16 Rekbridge St, Lithonia, DeKalb, GA, 16/16, Daisy M. Blackwell
!MARRIAGE: 03-Jun-1917 Marietta, Cobb, GA marriages292, G. E. Coker and Daisey Mae Blackwell, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FW3D-Z4M
!CENSUS: 10-Jan-1920 Roswell, Cobb, GA, 155/17074, Daisy Coker
!OCCUPATION: 1920 Seamstress in pants factory74, Daisy Coker
!CENSUS: 18-Apr-1930 Shallowford Road, Cross Keys, DeKalb, GA54, 399/430, Daisy M. Cook
!REFERENCE: 15-Aug-1930 photo, Cook/WIld 50th wedding anniversary / 1st COOK reunion
!RESIDENCE: 01-Apr-1935 DeKalb, GA, Daisy Cook
!REFERENCE: 1937 T. A. White family record523
!CENSUS: 10-Apr-1940 Minnenhall Road, Cross Keys, DeKalb, GA, 97, Daisy Cook
!REFERENCE: 07-Apr-1952 Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, Fulton, GA obituary53, page 18, for daughter Miss Betty Jean Cook, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Cook of Chamblee, DeKalb, GA
!REFERENCE: 01-Jun-1957 Atlanta Constitution obituary for brother-in-law Ed A. Cook, page 18, Mrs. C. C. Cook
!DEATH: DeKalb, GA deaths73, 000235, Daisy M. Cook
!DEATH: Cause - Cardiac arrest 3 weeks after broken hip; Obituary for Daisy Blackwell Cook in 13-Jan-1987 Atlanta Journal; - # of grandchildren listed as 16 - should be 17 - # of greatgrandchildren listed as 14 - should be 16
!REFERENCE: 31-Dec-1988 descendants reunion, house of Patti and Joe Sitz in Gwinnett, GA, 27 people
!REFERENCE: 2003 pictures (late 1800s and early 1900s) from Martha Bell Jones to Don Braffitt, https://willbraffitt.org/roots/bell/
!NOTE: James Mathew Cook had Mother Cook's birth certificate and other papers.
!REFERENCE: Mother Cook's bible is in the possession of Julie Braffitt Bowen and includes dates for both of Mother Cook's marriages and place for Cleaborn marriage, death dates for both husbands and Betty, birth place and date for all children
Spouses
Birth28 Jul 1888, Roswell, Cobb, GA1,6
Death6 Nov 1917, Acworth, Cobb, GA1,6
BurialOld Roswell Cemetery, Roswell, Fulton, GA1,6
FatherEdwin Ruthen Coker (1845-1918)
MotherMary Matilda Pursley (1850-1932)
Misc. Notes
!BIRTH-DEATH-BURIAL: Old Roswell Cemetery, Roswell, Fulton, GA1, G. E. "Gib" Coker, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/31153625
!CENSUS: 1900 Roswell, Cobb, GA, Givins I. Coker, parents Elbert R. Coker and Mary M. Coker
!BIRTH-DEATH-BURIAL: FamilySearch6, Givens Erwin Coker, https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LTVY-HP7
!CENSUS: 1910 Ward 3, Roswell, Cobb, GA, Givens I. Coker
!MARRIAGE: 03-Jun-1917 Marietta, Cobb, GA marriages292, G. E. Coker and Daisey Mae Blackwell, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FW3D-Z4M
!REFERENCE: 05-Jun-1917 Cobb, GA WWI draft registration card, G. E. Coker, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KZZ4-2GK
!REFERENCE: 07-Nov-1917 Constitution, Atlanta, Fulton, GA, page 11, "ONE MAN IS KILLED, TWO BADLY HURT - County Commissioner Wing, of Cobb, Dangerously Hurt When Train Hits Auto at Acworth--Gid Coker Instantly Killed."
!REFERENCE: 15-Nov-1917 Cobb County Times, in memory of Gib Coker
!REFERENCE: 16-Nov-1917 Cobb County Times, card of thanks from Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Coker and family and Mrs. Gib Coker (Daisy Blackwell Coker)
!REFERENCE: 12-Nov-2011 email from Jessie Cheek to Don Braffitt including extensive Coker family research of descendants of Larkin Coker (1786-1873), "I have been researching various Coker lines that are traced back to Coker men who lived in North Georgia before 1850. I am currently working with the Coker DNA coordinator to see if we can find some more Cokers who are willing to do the Coker DNA testing. We haven't yet found a Coker from the Larkin Coker line to do the testing. I see that you have information on Givins Ervin Coker, b. 7/28/1888. It appears that he had only one daughter, Mary Gib. Did he have any sons as well? Are you in contact with any direct male Coker descendants of Larkin Coker?  My research indicates that Givins I. Coker was the son of Edwin or Elbert R. Coker, b. 12/1845, who was the son of Jacob Franklin Coker, b. 1822, son of Larkin Coker, b. 1786. I am going to attach my genfile on this family. If you have any more information, or any leads as to how to find a Coker male from this line to do the DNA testing, please let me know. My husband descends from a Sintha Coker who married William Cheek in 1821 in Elbert Co., GA. One of my husband's 5th cousins, Cliff Coker (who descends from Sintha Coker's brother Alsea Coker) did the DNA testing for our line of Cokers and it appears that Sintha Coker's grandfather, Joseph Coker, may have been the brother to the Charles and William Coker who moved to Tennessee from NC. I host a Coker e-mail research loop and we are trying to figure out how all of these early Cokers are related to each other, or if they are not related and if there are several different lines. Of course, non-paternal events do make this research more difficult, but the more Cokers we can get tested the easier it will be to find patterns and to help point us in the correct direction. I hope to hear more from you after you have looked over the attached genfile. Sincerely, Jessie Cheek."
!REFERENCE: 23-Jun-2016 email from Jerrie Best, granddaughter of Jess Coker, to Don Braffitt, "My grandfather is Jess Coker, ER’s 2nd youngest son. He is POP in the photo I sent earlier. ... Jess married early and worked in various textile mills around Roswell finally ending up in Knoxville, TN. He had 7 children. In 1969 when his sisters Effie and Daisy died, their estate was divided between their surviving nieces and nephews (neither of them ever married and lived together in Villa Rica). My mom - Jess’s daughter - who is 96 and still alive remembers receiving about $250. But in the settlements addresses were provided and Mary Gib wrote asking for information about her father Gib. I remember my aunts Katie and MaeDoris writing her back. Katie, Jess #2 daughter, would spend summers with ER and Mary Mathilda. Gib was young and unmarried and would chase her around the outside porch and dangle her over the railing. Our family are noted "teasers" and it sounds as if Gib was too. We had the letter from Mary Gib until 2011 when a tornado destroyed my mom’s house. I have a couple of photos I will send ..."
!REFERENCE: 26-Jul-2017 email from Jerrie Best to Don Braffitt, "I have quite an extensive family tree on Ancestry entitled Not for the Faint-Hearted. The Cokers were among the first settlers in the Atlanta area - actually Lost Mountain north of Atlanta near Kennesaw. Unfortunately, they never acquired fame or fortune, to my knowledge, but there were many intermarriages among those early settler families. My grandfather Jess always worked in the cotton mills/textiles/mattress industry and moved frequently. I think each of his 7 children were born in different cities around Atlanta; he finally moved to Dalton, GA and from there up to Knoxville."
Marriage3 Jun 1917, Marietta, Cobb, GA292
Misc. Notes
!MARRIAGE: 03-Jun-1917 Marietta, Cobb, GA marriages292, G. E. Coker and Daisey Mae Blackwell, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FW3D-Z4M
ChildrenMary Gib (1918-2006)
Birth2 Apr 1896, Union, GA41,1,6
Death22 Jun 1968, Chamblee, DeKalb, GA41,1,6
BurialProspect Cemetery, Chamblee, DeKalb, GA1,6
FatherCharles Comer Cook (1859-1939)
MotherMary Jane Wild (1860-1956)
Misc. Notes
!BIRTH-DEATH: Social Security Death Index41, Charley Cook, born 1895
!BIRTH-DEATH-BURIAL: Prospect Cemetery, Chamblee, DeKalb, GA1, Charles C. Cook, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/78610507
!BIRTH-DEATH-BURIAL: FamilySearch6, Charles Cleaborn Cook, https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/K2W5-KLV
!NOTE: There is some dispute as to Charles Cleaborn Cook's birth year. Mary Elizabeth Cook had 1895, Mary Gib New had 1896, T. A. White document has 1896523. Mary Gib New said 1895 might exist in some places because she thought Charles Cleaborn Cook said he was older than he really was to join the Navy.
!NOTE: Cleaborn had dark brown eyes. Carol Beiter Radford said that Robert "Bo" Beiter Jr. was the first granchild of Cleaborn Cook and Daisy Mae Blackwell Cook to have brown eyes. Jimmy Cook confirmed that Jennifer Cook has one blue eye and one brown eye.
!NOTE: Mary Gib New said the spelling of Charles Cleaborn Cook's middle name is "Cleborn".
!CENSUS: 20-Jun-1900 District 1015, Cherokee, GA, SD 36, ED 15, page 16A, 282/283, Charley C., born Apr-1895
!CENSUS: 26-Apr-1910 Crossville, Milton, GA455, 1175/45B, SD 43, ED 120, page 15B, 146/147, Cleburn, Note that this census record lends weight to the theory that Cleburn was born 1896 instead of 1895 because all other ages in the census for the family are correct for the birthdates.
!REFERENCE: Picture of a young Charles Cleaborn Cook, The Charles Comer Cook Family Web Site52
!CENSUS: 18-Apr-1930 Shallowford Road, Cross Keys, DeKalb, GA54, 399/430, Charlie C. Cook
!OCCUPATION: 1930 Dairy laborer54
!REFERENCE: 15-Aug-1930 photo, Cook/WIld 50th wedding anniversary / 1st COOK reunion
!RESIDENCE: 01-Apr-1935 DeKalb, GA, Charles Cook
!REFERENCE: 1937 T. A. White family record523
!CENSUS: 10-Apr-1940 Minnenhall Road, Cross Keys, DeKalb, GA, 97, Charles Cook
!REFERENCE: 07-Apr-1952 Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, Fulton, GA obituary53, page 18, for daughter Miss Betty Jean Cook, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Cook of Chamblee, DeKalb, GA
!REFERENCE: 01-Jun-1957 Atlanta Constitution obituary for brother Ed A. Cook, page 18, C. C. Cook
!REFERENCE: 07-Aug-1964 Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, Fulton, GA obituary456, for sister Bonnie Cook Turner, Cleburn Cook
!DEATH: 2968 DeKalb, GA deaths, Charles Cleaborn Cook, born 1895
!REFERENCE: 01-Jul-1968 Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, GA, page 21, obituary for Charles Cleaborn Cook
!REFERENCE: 09-Dec-1969 Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, Fulton, GA obituary524, page 8-B, for brother Jess B. Cook Sr., Clebern Cook of Chamblee, DeKalb, GA
!REFERENCE: 2001 WILDE by Larry Fobes302, page 23, The data on the family of Charles Cleaborn Cook and Daisy Mae Blackwell was contributed by Don Braffitt.
Marriage19 Dec 1920, Rowell, Cobb, GA
ChildrenCharles Willard (1922-1990)
 Dorothy Nadine (1924-2000)
 Thomas M. Bell (1926-1986)
 Loy Earl (1929-2012)
 Betty Jean (1931-1952)
 Barbara Ann (1933-2017)
 James Mathew (1937-2016)
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