Cook, Phineas a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Greenfield, Massachusetts, March 10, 1784. He experienced religion in 1800; and in 1803 entered the New York Conference, in which he was an effective preacher for forty years. He spent his latter years as a superannuate, and died May 26, 1861. Mr. Cook was of a warm and lively temperament, open-hearted and frank. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1862, page 80.