Cook, Chauncey a Congregational minister, was born at Wallingford, Connecticut, March 9, 1778. He graduated from Middlebury College in 1808, studied theology with Dr. Asa Burton, was ordained in 1809, and labored as an evangelist in Vermont and New York. In 1811 he became pastor of the Church in Adams, N.Y., and his successive charges were as follows: Lima, Pittsford, Chili, Greece, Ira, Aurora (Presbyterian Church), all in New York state; Hennepin, Aurora, and Bristol, in Illinois. He died at Ottawa, Illinois, March 21, 1860. Mr. Cook's ministry was blessed with many revivals. "He was a progressive man to the last." See Cong. Quarterly, 1860, page 344.