Henry P. Cook

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Henry P. Cook
Born December 8, 1800[1]
Hancock County, Georgia
Died October 14, 1825[2]
Occupation Pastor, First Methodist Church
Christian missionary
Religion Methodist

The Reverend Dr. Henry P. Cook was the third pastor of the First Methodist Church of Pensacola.

Born in 1800 in Hancock County, Georgia, Cook converted to Methodism at the age of seventeen while attending a camp meeting near Sparta, Georgia. At the age of 20, he entered the travelling ministry. Prior to his appointment to the Pensacola mission he worked in Whitesand, Mississippi (near modern-day Prentiss), Opelousas, Louisiana, and Tombeckbee (Fort Tombecbe), Alabama. In December of 1823 he was appointed to the Pensacola mission, where he served until his death of yellow fever in the fall of 1825.[3]


  1. Hoskins, Frank W. (1928). The History of Methodism in Pensacola, Florida: Its Rise and Progress. Cokesbury Press. p. 18.
  2. Hoskins, p. 25.
  3. Hoskins, p. 20.