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John Esten Cooke (1830–1886)

Cooke, John Esten. An American novelist; born in Winchester, VA, Nov. 3, 1830; died near Boyce, VA, Sept. 27, 1886. He was an extensive contributor of stories, sketches, and verses to various periodicals, and wrote many books, in which are included: ‘The Virginia Comedians’ (1854); ‘Hilt to Hilt’ (1869); ‘Life of Gen. Robert E. Lee’ (1871); ‘Virginia, a History of the People’ (1883); ‘The Youth of Jefferson’; ‘Surry of Eagle’s Nest’; ‘Wearing the Grey’; ‘Pretty Mrs. Gaston’; ‘Virginia Bohemians’; etc.