Ziba Cook was born in Dryden, Tompkins county. His father moved to Greenwood, Steuben county, about 1829. Mr. Cook was married April 30th, 1839, to Miss Orpha Johnson, of Greenwood, and soon after settled on the farm in Andover on which he now resides. He owns about one hundred and fifty acres of land. (History of Allegany County,NY-1879-F.W.Beers & Co.)