|First wife of Giles Cook and my third maternal great grandmother|
October 1, 1837 - September 24, 1840
|Daugher of Giles and Martha (Brown) Cook, died before her 3rd birthday.|
|Janet Wallen, Reddick Cemetery|
Once we got the stone lifted out and brushed off we could detect no writing anywhere on it, even after using a gallon of our drinking water to wash it off. How disappointing! Obviously, we had not found the tombstone of the elusive Giles Cook. We lowered the stone back into the crevice it came from and started heading back to the van. As we passed other graves I noticed a large tombstone that was being propped up by a smaller stone and when I looked closer the smaller brick size stone had the initials that appeared to be either "C.C." or "G.C.". I quickly took a photo of it and days later when I got home I looked through the listings for the cemetery. There was no one buried in the Reddick cemetery with the initials "C. C." and upon close inspection of the photo I could see a small indentation coming down from the bottom of the first C. making it a G! The only person buried in the Reddick cemetery with those initials was my maternal third great grandfather, Giles Cook!
|Foot stone of Giles Cook, my maternal third great grandfather|