Margaret W. 'Peggy' Cook

2016 Award of Distinction

Margaret W. ‘Peggy’ Cook received the Award of Distinction for her work preserving Hawkins County history. In 1983, Peggy was one of seven founding members of the Hawkins County Genealogical and Historical Society and has served as vice president, historian, and co-editor of their newsletter. She was co-editor of two family histories – those of Samuel Winstead and Daniel Jones. She was appointed by the county commission as the Hawkins County Genealogist and was instrumental in starting the Hawkins County Archives, where she has logged 5,544 hours since 2005.