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Charity Cook (Wright)

Birthplace: Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Province of Maryland
Death: Died in Chester Township, Clinton County, Ohio, United States
Place of Burial: Ceasers Creek, Clinton County, Ohio, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John C Wright, Capt and Rachel Wright
Wife of Isaac Cook
Mother of Joseph Cook; Rachel Cook; Thomas Cook; Charity Cook Brock; Ruth Cook and 7 others
Sister of William Thomas Wright; Mary Brooks; Susannah Kirby; Joseph Wright; Margaret Hollingsworth and 12 others

Occupation: Quaker minister
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Immediate Family

About Charity Cook

Charity Wright Cook (1745-1842) was a minister of the Friends Society. She traveled to England, Ireland and the Continent to preach.

  • Extracted from the “Charleston Courier of 1807”: “A Quaker Woman’s Sermon” “Dear Friends: There are three things I very much wonder. The first is that children should be so foolish as to throw up stones, brickbats and clubs into fruit trees to knock down the fruit; if they would only let one another alone, it would fall itself. “The second is that men should be so foolish and even wicked as to go to war and kill one another; if they would only let one another alone, they die of themselves. And the third and last thing, which I wonder at most of all, is that young men should be so unwise as to go after the young women, if thy would only stay at home, the young women would come after them”. From Carnival of Genealogy - 68th Edition, "A Tribute to Women"

Charity Wright, born 29 Sep 1745 in Prince Georges County, MD; died 13 Nov 1822 in Caesars Creek, Clinton County, OH; married Isaac Cook Abt. 1762 in Bush River, Newberry County, SC; (born 1743 in Chester County, PA; died 13 Nov 1820 in Silver Creek MM, Union County, IN.)

Notes for Charity Wright:

  • I have used the birth date for Charity from her biography, CHARITY WRIGHT COOK, A LIBERATED WOMEN. Hinshaw gives the birth date of 11-13-1742, a day after her sister Margarets. This has been decided to be in error by her biographer. She was disowned by the Cane Creek MM, NC on 1761,2,7 for engaging in carnal behavior. She was reinstated into the Quaker church as an adult (after the boy that had accused her starting accusing many women and was basically caught lying). She became a well-loved Quaker minister who traveled much of each year in the colonies and in Europe during Revolution in both, to serve the Quakers. She seemed to stay home long enough to have each child, and then travel on while her husband cared for the family. From

More About Charity Wright:

Alternate Dates 1: 02 Nov 1746, May be date of birth Alternate Dates 2: 02 Dec 1745, may be date of birth Burial: 1822, Ceasars Creek, Clinton County, OH

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Charity Cook's Timeline

November 13, 1745
Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Province of Maryland
Age 16
December 23, 1763
Age 18
Newberry, South Carolina, USA
August 22, 1766
Age 20
Newberry, South Carolina, USA
February 29, 1768
Age 22
South Carolina
February 29, 1768
Age 22
Newberry, South Carolina, USA
January 3, 1770
Age 24
Bush River MM, Newberry County, SC
January 3, 1772
Age 26
Newberry, South Carolina, USA
February 24, 1774
Age 28
Newberry, South Carolina, USA
August 29, 1776
Age 30
Newberry, South Carolina, USA