Delilah Cemetery, Oceana

This cemetery is located on the right side of the Delilah Chapel, on Weaver Street, in Oceana. There is a road side marker for John Cooke beside the sidewalk on Main Street. His grave is located about 50 yards directly behind it.

COOKE, Johnno dateno date8VA Regt. Rev. War
COOKE, William17841853See note 1


  1. The marker on William Cooke's grave site reads: William Cooke, Sr., 1784 -1853, Founder of the Town Of Oceana in 1850, Married Catherine Stewart, Daughter of Captain Ralph Stewart, Both charter members of the Guyandotte Baptist Church 1812.
  2. There are no dates on John Cooke's headstone.

Recorded by Jim Cook.