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Posted: 30 Jan 2003 2:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Aug 2003 6:31PM GMT
I have never been close to my dad's family but I am really suprised with all the Cookston's that are around. I have never heard this name from anyone. My dad (Donald James Cookston) was born in Wyoming, he traveled a lot and we settled in OK. I am now living in NC. Would like to hear from anyone.

Donna Cookston

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Suz (View posts)
Posted: 31 Jan 2003 8:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Cookston, Cruse, Staley, Rebillet, Reynolds, Ramseyer, Romig, Rothrock, Schwab
Hi Donna

Glad to hear from you. I am a Cookston on my Mom's side--the Logan County, Ohio lot. Yes, there are a lot of us. I just found your message on a site I just saw for the first time. I am and Ohioan, but am now in western Oregon. My cousin in GA and I have a lot of stuff. I'd love to correspond with you and find out more about your Cookston line. Let me know.I'll look forward to hearing from you. suz

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Donna Cookston (View posts)
Posted: 2 Feb 2003 1:23AM GMT
Classification: Query
This sounds great. Let me know what you would like to know and I will try to answer for you.

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Anita Igou (View posts)
Posted: 6 Feb 2003 9:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Cookston, Igou, Awbrey, Kaylor, Barrett
Hi!
My husbands mother was a "Cookston", they were from Sequatchie County, TN (outside of Chattanooga) They don't know a whole lot about his line, either. I have tried to do a little "digging' but not much to go on!
Welcome to the link, though!
Anita

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Kelly Scudder (View posts)
Posted: 19 Apr 2003 3:09AM GMT
Classification: Query
My Father was from Dunlap Tn. His name was Robert and he had three brothers John, Ernest and I'm not sure of the name of his third brother. He also had a sister name Evelyn Olita. I don't know too much about my Father's family since we grew up in NY and his family moved away from Tn and lived in different states. Are you related to these Cookston's? I know about the history of the Cookston's since a cousin Pete Cookston from Oklahoma wrote a genealogy book on the family called the "Cookson Cuzzins" . So let me know if we are related or if you have any questions.

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Anita Igou (View posts)
Posted: 19 Apr 2003 10:27PM GMT
Classification: Query
My husband's mother was Thelma Louise Cookston. Her mother "left" the family, so Thelma was raised by her stepmother. I am not so sure what her fathers name was. My husband doesn't have the best memory for names, but he thinks it was "James" If I find out anymore, I will post. All the Cookston's from that part of the world "Dunlap" are related.
Thanks for your interest!

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Anita Igou (View posts)
Posted: 15 Aug 2003 6:27PM GMT
Classification: Query
I just found out today that my husband's grandfather was "Clarence Cookston", his brother was "Ernest". So that makes us relatives to the previous posters!!

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Steve Cookston (View posts)
Posted: 2 Jan 2004 3:01AM GMT
Classification: Query
Anita,

Came across your contact info & request for info.

My father, Harry Clarence, was Thelma Cookston's brother; there was another brother, LLoyd - a naval officer living near D.C. I met Ricky once (your husband) when my family visited TN in the mid-late 50's? Ricky's parents operated a motel business as I recall. Lloyd had a son, Bobbie, who would be about 55 y/o. I remember Butch & Jane Beardsley from that same TN trip - I believe they were the children of my father's step father. He may have been a policeman by profession. Heard the same story about my father's mother leaving the family early on - I was told that my father's father (Clarence?) died of an MI at age 40. The rest is a mystery to me as well.

Kind regards,
Steve

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Posted: 2 Jan 2004 4:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 8 Jan 2004 2:39AM GMT
Thanks Steve!
Great to hear the info about you! You are correct, Rick's dad had a motel, Pop's Motel and he also had one named Delta Motel. Where do you live?? And how old are you? Rick will be 55 in May. (Don't tell him I told that!) I have my line traced back 8 generations and it makes me feel bad that Rick doesn't know too much about his family tree.
I have always dabbled in genealogy, I find it very interesting!
Thanks again!
Anita Igou

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Steve (View posts)
Posted: 6 Jan 2004 1:50AM GMT
Classification: Query
Anita,

My wife & I live in the Brentwood area of West Los Angeles - I am also 55. I am involved with medical technology development, licensing and funding. Did Ricky take over the family business or develop interests elsewhere?

I learned from my mother recently that my (our) biological grandmother (the "deserter") was of Indian decent - details unknown. Perhaps you know more about this?

With regards,
Steve
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