- Birth Date
- 12 April 1831
- Death Date
- 13 May 1893
David Patterson Cook
David was born in Scotland and crossed the Atlantic with his parents and a sister in 1850 on the ship Josiah Bradley. His mother (Elizabeth) died at St. Louis in August 1851. We do not know the year of name of the pioneer company David or his father David (born in 1804) came to Utah. According to his sister's obituary she crossed the plains in 1850; but we cannot say for certain if she was with their father. Additional research is needed to determine the name of the pioneer company with which he traveled to Utah.
The years of his birth and death are confirmed by the inscription on his gravestone.
- Age at Departure: 20
- "Deaths," Deseret Weekly, 27 May 1893, 736.
- History of Tooele County
- "Registry of Names of Persons Residing in the Various Wards as to Bishops' Reports, Great Salt Lake City, Dec. 28th, A.D. 1852" in Key to Migration Sources, Great Britain and North America: A Manual for Students Attending the Second Annual Priesthood Genealogical Research Seminar, June 19-23, 1967 (Provo: Brigham Young University Division of Continuing Education, 1967), edited by Norman Edgar Wright.
- Saints By Sea: Latter-day Saint Immigration to America