Cook, Richard a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born about 1818. He was converted when quite young; joined the Oneida Conference in 1844; continued effective until 1860, when he took a supernumerary relation, on account of ill-health; served as presiding elder in 1861 and 1862; and spent his last fifteen years in New Hartford. He died in September 1876. Mr. Cook was a fearless advocate of all reforms, and an exemplary Christian. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1876, page 137.