JOEL G. COOK, farmer, section 29, Denver Township, is a son of Noah and Anna (Ware) Cook, of Cattaraugus Co., N.Y., and was born Dec. 3, 1825. He remained at his father's home till 40 years of age, working on his father's farm. He married Miss Caroline Davis, daughter of Abraham and Nancy (Carter) Davis, natives of Greene Co., N.Y., where their daughter was born, Dec. 12, 1826. They moved to Oneida County when she was but a year and a half old, where she was educated and married. Mr. and Mrs. Cook remained upon the homestead, with the exception of two years, until they emigrated to this State. They afterward returned to their native county and remained until 1866, when they removed to a dairy farm in another part of the county. In 1879 they came back to Michigan and settled on a farm of 84 acres in Denver Township, where he has since resided.
Mr. and Mrs. Cook are the parents of eight children, seven of whom are living: Linda M., born Nov. 25, 1850; Adelbert D., June 10, 1852; Mercy A., Nov. 29, 1854; Norton M., Jan. 14, 1856; M. G., June 23, 1859; Erwin J., May 10, 1865; Bertha C., Feb. 21, 1868; Elva A., born March 20, 1862, deid March 7, 1863. In politics Mr. Cook is a Republican.