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COOK, Lemuel, soldier, born in Plymouth, Litchfield County, Connecticut, in 1764; died in Clarendon, New York, 20 May, 1866. He entered the army at the age of seventeen, participated in the campaign against Cornwallis in Virginia, and received an honorable discharge at the close of the war. signed by General Washington, which he retained until his death. Soon after leaving the army he married Hannah Curtis, of Cheshire, Connecticut, by whom he had eleven children. He married again when he was seventy years old. In his earlier married years he was a farmer near Utica, New York; during the last thirty years of his life he lived at Clarendon. His pension for many years was $100 a year, increased in 1863 to $200, and the last year of his life to $300.
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