Clayton Cook was born on 4 Jul 1800 in Wythe, Virginia and died on 18 Jul 1863 in Wytheville, Wythe, Virginia during the battle of Wytheville. In the 1830 Census, he was living in Evesham, Wythe, Virginia so his parents might have been living there too.
How can I identify them?
Link to profile: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Cook-6256
His birth date comes from: "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVLL-DDGW : 13 December 2015), Clayton E. Cook, 1863; Burial, Wytheville, Wythe, Virginia, United States of America, East End Cemetery; citing record ID 98996114, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.
This newspaper states he was a native of Wytheville :https://newspaperarchive.com/pulaski-southwest-times-mar-29-1912-p-1/?tag=clayton+e+cook&rtserp=tags/clayton-e-cook?psi=100&pci=7/
I have not been able to locate an obituary for him.