John Esten Cooke was an American novelist, writer and poet. He was the brother of poet Philip Pendleton Cooke. During the American Civil War, Cooke served as a staff officer for Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart in the Confederate States Army cavalry and after Stuart's death, for Brig. Gen. William N. Pendleton. Stuart's wife, Flora, was a first cousin of Cooke.
John Esten Cooke
|Born||November 3, 1830|
Winchester, Virginia, U.S.
|Died||September 27, 1886 (aged 55)|
Clarke County, Virginia, U.S.
|Resting place||Old Chapel Cemetery|
Millwood, Virginia, U.S.
Mary Francis Page
(m. 1867; died 1878)
|Relatives||Philip Pendleton Cooke (brother)|
He was an American fiction and non-fiction writer and poet who authored thirty-one novels and approximately two hundred articles and poetry during the nineteenth century. The Virginia Comedians and The Youth of Jefferson are two of his most well-known works.
He and his twelve siblings grew up on a Winchester, Virginia plantation. He married Frances Page in 1867.
In Richmond, Virginia, he practiced law for a short time. He fought for the Confederacy in the First Battle of Bull Run during the American Civil War.
The John Esten Cooke Fiction Award was named in his honor.
He wrote one of the first biographies of Stonewall Jackson .
● John Esten Cooke was born on November 3, 1830 (age 55) in Winchester, Virginia, United States ● He is a celebrity nonfiction author ● His popular books are A Life Of General Robert E... (1871), Mohun Or, The Last Days Of L... (1866), Wearing of the Gray (1867), The Life of Stonewall Jackson (1863) and The Last of the Foresters... (1856) ● He died on September 27, 1886, Clarke County, Virginia, VA● John Esten Cooke has 1 sibling in His family: Philip Pendleton Cooke
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