Cook, John Lovejoy
Cook, John Lovejoy a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Edinburg, Saratoga County, N.Y., January 7, 1819, of devout Christian parents. He spent his youth amid the quiet and peace of farm life, where he laid the foundation of his blameless, industrious, Christian character. He was employed hi his young manhood by his brother as a manufacturer in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, at which time he was converted, became a class-leader, and received license to preach, and in 1846 was admitted into the Troy Conference. His last eight years were given to the pastorate of the Congregational Church at North Pownall, Vermont, where he died May 15, 1878. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1879, page 43.