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Cooke Family Cemetery
Derwood, Montgomery County, Maryland

7400 Airpark Road, Derwood, Md. 20855

Lat: 39° 08' 58"N, Lon: 77° 08' 46"W, approx

Contributed by Kia Fennell, Apr 19, 2010 [kiafennell@comcast.net]. Total records = 17.

Directions: driving north on 355 from the intersection of Route 355 (Frederick Road) and Shady Grove Road, follow Shady Grove Road turn right or east and continue for about 2.6 miles. Cross over Muncaster Mill Road, Shady Grove Road turns into Airpark Road at this intersection, and continue on Airpark Road about mile, the gate for the nursery is on the left.

This is a small family cemetery, located within the Pope Farm. Access is granted by MNCPPC (Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission).

The cemetery is well maintained but many of the stones have fallen over or are illegible. There are field stones present which have no markings. There is a fenced area of stones within the cemetery.

I walked this cemetery on Apr 15, 2010. This includes all of the existing and legible headstones or markers.

- Kia Fennell

Cooke Nathan, d. 7 Oct 1805, 37 Years
Cooke, Elizabeth, b. 6 Oct 1804, d. 18 Feb 1869, wife of Nathan Cooke, daughter of Zadock Magruder and Martha Willson
Cooke, Harry M., no dates, stone fell unable to read
Cooke, John, b. 20 Nov 1824, d. 12 Feb 1904, son of Zadoc Magruder Cooke and Rebecca Davis Magruder
Cooke, John, d. 15 Aug 1807, 7 Years, son of Nathan Cooke and Rachel Magruder
Cooke, Nathan, b. 21 Jun 1803, d. 18 Sep 1869
Cooke, Wm. A., d. 11 Apr 1894, aged 71yrs 6mos 3dys, William Augustus was son of Zadoc Magruder Cooke and Rebecca Davis Magruder
Cooke, Zadoc M., b. 1 Jul 1801, d. 29 Aug 1830, aged 29 years
Cooke, Zadoc M., b. 30 Mar 1831, d. 20 Sep 1849, aged 18 years, son of Zadoc Magruder Cooke and Rebecca Davis Magruder
Dickerson, Margaret, b. 9 May 1788, d. 22 Dec 1854, stone very faded, wife of Nathan S. Dickerson daughter of John Turnbull and Sarah Beall
Dickerson, Nathan S., no dates, stone has fallen and broken up
Dorsey, Rachel, b. 25 Mar 1767, d. 24 Jan 1844, wife of Harry W. Dorsey, daughter of Zadock Magruder and Rachel Pottinger
Magruder, Elizabeth, d. 5 Feb 1840, 64 years wife of Otho Magruder, daughter of Nathan Cooke and Rachel Magruder
Magruder, Otho, d. 11 Apr 1856, 62 years For 36 years he was a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church at Rockville and Bethesda, His life was that of a Christian, His death was one of peace and hope and his remains were laid in the grave embalmed by the tears of a whole community
Nourse, Maria, d. 11 Nov 1847, wife of Rev. C.H. Nourse & second daughter of Wm. Robertson Esq. aged 24
Robertson, Harriet, b. 1 Jun 1795, d. 15 Apr 1877, wife of William Robertson , note: daughter of Nathan Cooke and Rachel Magruder
Robertson, William, d. 20 ?? 1852, in the 67th year of his age

 

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