Cook, Joseph a Baptist minister, was born in Bath, England. He was licensed to preach in 1776. He had previously served as associate pastor at Margate, on the Isle of Thanet, at Dover, Deal, and Folkestone. He then came to America, and was first pastor of a church in Eutaw Springs, S.C., but was obliged to leave during the Revolutionary War. When he returned he found his Church almost extinct, but through his efforts it grew in numbers, spirituality, and influence. He died September 26, 1790. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 6:186.