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Source Citations


206. Ruth Cook

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 97. "Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher of Netherbury, Dorsetshire, England, who came to Taunton, Massachusetts in 1637 and settled in Portsmouth, Rhode Island in 1643 by Jane Fletcher Fiske.". "RUTH4 COOK, daughter of John Cook [17] and his wife Ruth Shaw, was born ca. 1682, probably at Portsmouth, R.I. but perhaps at Puncatest in Tiverton, which then was still in Plymouth Colony. She died 13 April 1775 aged 93 at Portsmouth.

She was married at Portsmouth, 20 May 1699 by Giles Slocum, Assistant Justice, to PRESERVED FISH. The record reads, "Preserved ffish of Tivertown and Ruth Cook, daughter of John of said Tivertown, were married the twentyeth day of the third monthe called May." He was born 12 August 1679 at Portsmouth, son of Thomas and Grizigon (Strange) Fish, and "departed this life at his own house in Portsmouth 15 July 1745, 2nd day [of the week] and was buried 4th day following by Portsmouth Meeting House" (R.I. Friends Records).

Ruth Fish of Portsmouth, widow, advanced in years but in health of body and of perfect mind and memory, in her will dated 22 June 1762 and proved 10 April 1775, made the following bequests:

... unto my Daughter Grizel Shearman one Silver Tankard now in her Possession, my Chest of Draws, my Bigest Brass Kittie in my House and one Feather Bed Bedstead two Pillows, Bolster and under-Bed unto my Daughter Ruth Shearman the Feather Bed, Brass Kittle, Iron Pot and Silver Tankard which my
Father gave me which are all now in her Possession unto all the Children of my Daughter Amie Akin Twenty one Spanish Silver Mill'd Dollars to be equally divided amongst them and to be paid to them within one year after my Decease or as they Respectively arrive to age, that is to say the Sons to Twenty one years and the Daughters to Eighteen years unto my son Thomas Fish one Silver Spoon unto my son Benjamin Fish's son Preserved one Silver Spoon unto my son John Fish two Spanish Silver Mill'd Dollars unto my son John Fish's two Daughters Phebe Stanton and Ruth Sisson to each of them two Spanish Silver Mill'd Dollars unto my son Benjamin Fish one Pistereen unto my Grand Daughter Ruth Shearman of Dartmouth one Silver Spoon. All the Rest Residue and Remainder of my household goods my wearing Apparell & Worsted Combs I give and Bequeath unto my two Daughters Grizzel Shearman 84 Ruth Shearman to be equally divided unto my son Preserved Fish one Silver Tankard now in his Possession I also give unto my said son Preserved Fish his Heirs and Assigns forever all the Rest Residue and Remainder of my Estate of what Nature or Kind soever and wheresoever the same may be found son Preserved Fish to be Executor
Ruth signed by mark." Image.


455. Thomas Fish

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 98. "Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher of Netherbury, Dorsetshire, England, who came to Taunton, Massachusetts in 1637 and settled in Portsmouth, Rhode Island in 1643 by Jane Fletcher Fiske.". "THOMAS, b. 1 Dec. 1703, d. 1786 at the Oblong, Dutchess County, N.Y.; in. Portsmouth, 16 Dec. 1724, Mercy Coggeshall, daughter of John and Mary Coggeshall, b. 27 Dec. 1704, d. 10 Feb. 1778; res. Amenia, N.Y. (The playwright Tennessee Williams was among their descendants: their daughter Lydia Fish In. Timothy Dakin; Preserved Fish Dakin m. Deborah Akin; James Dakin m. Mary Ann Sabin; Edwin Francis Dakin m. (2) Harriet Jane Bellor; Walter Edwin Dakin m. Rosina Otte; Edwina Dakin m. Cornelius Coffin Williams and had Thomas Lanier Williams, better known as Tennessee Williams. The compiler is indebted to Gary Boyd Roberts for this information.)." Image.


207. John Cooke Jr.

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 99, 100. "Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher of Netherbury, Dorsetshire, England, who came to Taunton, Massachusetts in 1637 and settled in Portsmouth, Rhode Island in 1643 by Jane Fletcher Fiske.". "JOHN4 COOK, son of John Cook [17] and his wife Ruth Shaw, was born 1 November 1685 at Tiverton, which was then still part of Plymouth Colony, and died there 24 May 1754. Tiverton Vital Records show his birthdate as 5 November, but the earliest record is on page 14 of the first record book of Tiverton, "Town Meetings, Births, Marriages, écc 1697-1732," and it reads: "John Cook Junior son of John Cook Senior of punkatest within the township of Tiverton was Bornd the first day of November in the year one thousand six hundred and eight five 1685, recorded May l705." The date of his death is given in a 1759 court record, quoted more fully below.

He married at Little Compton, R.I., 25 May 1709, ALICE SOUTHWORTH, daughter of William and Rebecca (Pabodie) Southworth, who was born 14 July 1688 and died 25 April 1770 at Little Compton. "John Cook, yeoman, and Allice, my wife," on 6 October 1749 gave a receipt to Samuel Southworth of Lyme, Connecticut, for a legacy from the estate of her father, William Southworth (Little Compton Probate 1:67). Alice's mother, Rebecca Pabodie, was a granddaughter of John and Priscilla (Mullins) Alden of the Mayflower.

pg 100
"Else," wife of John Cook, joined the United Congregational Church of Tiverton 18 March 1753 (Arnold 8:51).

In his will dated 18 June 1748 and proved 1 July 1754, John Cook of Tiverton, yeoman, declared that he was "in my Declining years but of sound and perfect
mind," and disposed of his estate as follows:

To well beloved wife Alse Cook one feather bed & beding & one bedstead as a free gift

... to son Samuel Cook my homestead farm lying in Puncatest Neck where I now live with ye housing & buildings standing on ye same bounded northerly on my brother Thomas Cook's land Easterly on ye pond, southerly and westerly on the highways together with my tract of land lying on ye southerly side of ye highway which leadeth from ye Cove across ye neck to the road bounded easterly on ye pond, Southerly on ye salt meadow belonging to Sylvester Woodman West on land belonging to Job Almy Northerly on ye Highway that goeth across ye neck he paying & performing as I shall hereinafter order him, Moreover I give unto my son Samuel Cook my Negro man named Cudio for tenure of Life

...to son Abial Cook all my farm lying in Little Compton where my son Samuel Cook now liveth it being part of ye fourth & fifth Great Lots in sd Little Compton together with ye housing buildings & ye windmill standing on same bounded Northerly partly on land belonging to Job Almy and part by land belonging to William Richmond, Easterly partly on land belonging to John Dennis & Samuel Tomkins & partly on George Pearce Southerly on land belonging to ---- Briggs, Westerly on ye highway that leadeth through Tiverton down into Little Compton he paying & performing as I shall hereinafter order him Moreover I give unto my son Abial Cook my Negro man named Chap for term of life to my two sons Samuel Cook & Abial Cook all my salt meadow contained in ye tenth & eleventh lots in number amongst ye lots called Puncatest & Sapowet meadow lots to be divided between them one third to Samuel two thirds to Abial.

...And in as much as my son William Cook went to sea & hath not been heard of for a long time and it is to be feared will Never be heard of again, But if it should so happen that my sd son William Cook should Come again home then I give & bequeath unto him the sum of two thousand pounds to be paid unto him But if it should so happen that my son William Cook should Never Return home then I give & bequeath unto Priscilla Cook daughter to my son William Cook 500 pounds to be paid unto her when she arrives to ye age of eighteen years and also to Thankfull Cook another of ye daughters to my son William Cook 500. pounds when she arrives to age of eighteen years .

...To my daughter Amy Briggs 400 pounds (and) my Negro woman named Meg for term of life besides what I have given unto her alredy which she hath in her hands or possession

... to my daughter Barsheba Sisson 400 pounds (and) my Negro girl named Jenny for term of life besides what I have already given her to my daughter Lillis Cook two beds & beding & two bedsteads, four puter basins, five puter platters, one dozen puter plates, six puter porringers, one puter quart pot, one frying pan, one warming pan, one spit & firetongues & six high backed chares, six common housal chares, one great chare & one small chare, one oval table, one square table, one high case of draws, six knives & six forks, two Candlesticks, one box iron & two heaters, one woollen wheel & one foot wheel, one iron cittle, one iron pot, one large brass cittle and two tramels, one of ye beds & bedding aforementioned to be that bed that shee calls her bed such of the things that cant be found among my household stuf shall be procured & delivered unto her by my executors also to her two three year old heffers, one pare of yearling sheep 400 pounds (and) my Negro girl named Zilf for term of life

... to my daughter Rebeckah Manchester 400 pounds beside what I have alreadygiven her 64delivered unto her in my lifetime (and) my Negro girl named Molfor term of life

... to my daughter Ruth Baley 400 pounds one bed & bedding & bedsted & half a dozen high backed chares ... great chare my Negro girl called Rachel for term of life besides what I have delivered unto her in my lifetime

... to my two sons Samuel and Abial Cook my silver hilted sword, my cutlass, my silver poringer, my silver buckels & all my silver buttons together with all ye silver belonging to my sd sword which is now taken off ye scabbard & ye belt & all my wearing apparel to be equally divided between them

...my gun together with all my husbandry utencils to be equally divided to my two sons all my money that I shall have in ye house at my decease & all that is due unto me upon bond or otherwise ye use & improvement of all my liveing stock which I have not otherwise disposed of they to pay debts, legacies and funeral charges

I do order my two sons Samuel & Abial Cook to bring up my two granddaughters namely Prissilla Cook & Thankfull Cook daughters to my son William Cook in a decent manner & to good learning & to keep them & provide for them upon their own cost & charges if my son William Cook should never come home...
Samuel and Abial were named executors." Image.

2Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, pg 101. "pg 101
Children, (first three births recorded Little Compton; all recorded Tiverton):
+119. i. AMY5, b. 11 July 1710; m. Thomas Briggs.
+120. ii. BATHSHEBA, b. 30 March 1712; m. Joseph Sisson.
+121. iii. LILLIS, b. 9 Feb. 1714; m. (1) Josiah Briggs, (2) Giles Brownell.
+122. iv. SAMUEL, b. 4 Feb. 1715/6; m. Patience Cory.
+123. v. WILLIAM, b. 2 Feb. 1717/8; m. .
+124. vi. ABIAL, b. ca. 1719; m. Mary Bradford.
+125. vii. REBECKAH, b. ca. 1721; m. William Manton Manchester.
+126. viii. RUTH, b. 11 Feb. 1723/4; m. Oliver Bailey.
+127. ix. ELIZABETH, b. ca. 1725; m. Ephraim Richmond." Image.


461. Amy Cook

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 153. "Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher of Netherbury, Dorsetshire, England, who came to Taunton, Massachusetts in 1637 and settled in Portsmouth, Rhode Island in 1643 by Jane Fletcher Fiske.". "AMY5 COOK, daughter of John Cook [50] and his wife Alice Southworth, was born 11 July 1710 at Tiverton, which until 1747 was in Massachusetts. She died between 9 November 1756, when she signed a deed, and 1761, when her husband remarried.

She married at Portsmouth, R.I, 24 December 1734, THOMAS BRIGGS. "Thomas Briggs of Dartmouth and Amie Cook of Tiverton came into this town of Porchmouth the 24th day of December 1734 and were married by me William Sanford, Justice." Thomas was the son of Thomas and Mary (Allin) Briggs, born at Dartmouth, Mass. 12 March 1706/7." Image.


462. Bathsheba Cook

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 154. "Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher of Netherbury, Dorsetshire, England, who came to Taunton, Massachusetts in 1637 and settled in Portsmouth, Rhode Island in 1643 by Jane Fletcher Fiske.". "BATHSHEBA5 COOK, daughter of John Cook [50] and his wife Alice Southworth, was born 30 March 1712 at Tiverton, which until 1747 was in Massachusetts, and died probably in February or March 1799.

She married at Portsmouth, R.I., 3 December 1734, JOSEPH SISSON, son of James and Deborah (Cook [55]) Sisson, who was born 22 June 1714 at Portsmouth and died 1757. James Sisson, yeoman, of Portsmouth, was granted administration 11 March 1799 on the estate of his mother, Bathsheba Sisson, widow, deceased (Portsmouth TC 8:90)." Image.


463. Lillis Cook

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 154. "Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher of Netherbury, Dorsetshire, England, who came to Taunton, Massachusetts in 1637 and settled in Portsmouth, Rhode Island in 1643 by Jane Fletcher Fiske.". "LILLIS5 COOK, daughter of John Cook [50] and his wife Alice Southworth, was born 9 February 1714 at Tiverton, which until 1747 was in Massachusetts. She died there before 1. February 1808 when administration on her estate was given to her daughter Sarah Briggs.

She married first, ca. 1751, JOSIAH BRIGGS, who was born 4 March 1708 at Tiverton, son of Edward and Sarah Briggs, and died there 19 November 1759. She married, second, 14 August 1768, as his second wife, GILES BROWNELL (Tiverton Amicable Congregational Church Records)." Image.


464. Samuel Cook

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 156. "Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher of Netherbury, Dorsetshire, England, who came to Taunton, Massachusetts in 1637 and settled in Portsmouth, Rhode Island in 1643 by Jane Fletcher Fiske.". "SAMUEL5 COOK, son of John Cook [50] and his wife Alice Southworth, was born 4 February 1715/6 at Tiverton, which until 1747 was in Massachusetts, and died there 13 October 1767 (date of death from his inventory). He lived for some time in Little Compton.

His intentions of marriage with PATIENCE CORY, daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Tabor) Cory, were published 2 October 1738 at Tiverton. She died after 31 March 1789 when, as widow Patience Cook of Tiverton, she co-signed a deed with her brother Isaac Cory of Westport involving division of some Cory land." Image.


467. Rebecca Cook

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 161. "Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher of Netherbury, Dorsetshire, England, who came to Taunton, Massachusetts in 1637 and settled in Portsmouth, Rhode Island in 1643 by Jane Fletcher Fiske.". "REBECKAH5 COOK, daughter of John Cook [50] and his wife Alice Southworth, was born probably about 1721 at Tiverton, which until 1747 was in Massachusetts, and died there in 1800. She married at Tiverton 7 October 1742 WILLIAM MANTON MANCHESTER, son of John and Phebe (Gray) Manchester, who was born 9 February 1719/20 and died by 1770. He was Lieutenant and later Captain of Tiverton's Militia Company." Image.


468. Ruth Cook

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 162. "Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher of Netherbury, Dorsetshire, England, who came to Taunton, Massachusetts in 1637 and settled in Portsmouth, Rhode Island in 1643 by Jane Fletcher Fiske.". "RUTH5 COOK, daughter of John Cook [50] and his wife Alice Southworth, was born 11 February 1723/4 at Tiverton, which until 1747 was in Massachusetts, and died in Little Compton, R. I. 26 May 1803. She married at Tiverton, 19 October 1743, OLIVER BAILEY, son of Thomas and Mary (Wood) Bailey, who was born 25 September 1721 and died 20 September 1778. They lived in Little Compton and are buried in the Congregational Cemetery on Lake Road, Tiverton." Image.


469. Elizabeth Cook

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 163. "Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher of Netherbury, Dorsetshire, England, who came to Taunton, Massachusetts in 1637 and settled in Portsmouth, Rhode Island in 1643 by Jane Fletcher Fiske.". "ELIZABETH5 COOK, daughter of John Cook [50] and his wife Alice Southworth, was born probably about 1725 at Tiverton, which was then in Massachusetts, and died there in April 1797. She married at Tiverton, 19 January 1744, EPHRAIM RICHMOND, son of William and Anna (Gray) Richmond, who was born 5 May 1723. Little Compton Families and several other sources report that he had a slave who was a hatter who went to Providence to work at his trade and thereby helped to support his owner in old age. See also the Richmond Genealogy." Image.


David Lake Jr.

1Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F872-TBP. Image.


224. Thomas Cook

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 109. "Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher of Netherbury, Dorsetshire, England, who came to Taunton, Massachusetts in 1637 and settled in Portsmouth, Rhode Island in 1643 by Jane Fletcher Fiske.". "THOMAS4 COOK, son of Joseph Cook [21] and his wife Susanna Briggs, was born 31 March 1697 at Portsmouth and died ca. 1 November 1756 at Tiverton, Rhode Island.

He was married, 30 May 1722 at Portsmouth, by William Sanford, Justice, to PHILADELPHIA CORNELL, daughter of George and Deliverance (Clarke) Cornell. She was born 23, 9th month 1702 and died before 19 October 1756 when Thomas made his will. On 27, 11th month 1722, the Rhode Island Monthly Meeting of
Friends was informed that George Cornell's daughter Philadelphia was likely to proceed in a marriage with someone who was not a Friend; an endeavor was made to persuade her to change her mind, but since this was unsuccessful, on 24, 12th month, "Philadelphia Cook, formerly Cornell, [was] condemned for disobeying her parents in marrying out." Giles Slocum was ordered to read this notice publicly on the first day of the week at the meeting house in Portsmouth, but he did not do it and Tristram Allen was ordered to do so and did (R.I. Friends Records, Monthly Meeting, p. 199-200).

Thomas Cook, son of Joseph, was chosen constable in Tiverton March 1726, but he hired John Manchester to "serve in his room and the town exsepted of Manchester in the room of Cook and voted Manchester constable for the year ensuing" (Tiverton TC records).

On 7 February 1749 Thomas Cook of Tiverton, yeoman, sold for £2500’to Richard Shearman of Swanzey, yeoman, "one third part of one half of ye 19th share of the Pocasset Purchase," bounded west by the sea, north by Richard Sherman, east by a highway and south by the grantor. In 1750 he sold a third part of the same to "honoured mother Susanna Cook." On 31 January 1756, as executor of the estate of
Joseph Cook, he sold to Christopher Borden land in Cranbury Neck belonging to the 19th share in Pocasset Purchase, "given to my uncle Samuel Cook by my honoured great-grandfather John Cook and since conveyed to my sd father" (Tiverton LE 1:67,156).

Thomas Cook of Tiverton, yeoman and son to Joseph Cook, deceased, very weak in body, signed his will 19 October 1756 and it was proved 19 November following. Witnesses were Edward Shull, Restcome Sanford and Sarah Soule. Thomas provided for his family as follows:
(listed but not cited here by TM)
George Cook was named executor. An inventory of the estate taken 4 November 1756 shows a value of £5606, 13 shillings (Tiverton Probate 2:298-301, 306-307).

Children, (all probably b. Tiverton; recorded both there and in Portsmouth VR 1:1452. :

152. i.  DEBORAH5, b. 3 Nov. 1723, d. 19 July 1801; m. at Tiverton, 9 April 1769, as his second wife, Capt. Isaac Manchester, son of John and Phebe (Gray) Manchester, b. 27 June 1731, d. 17 July 1792. He was married, first, to Abigail Brown. The will of Deborah Manchester, dated 3 April 1801 and proved 8 Aug. 1801, named her brothers Peleg and Isaac Cook, sisters Sarah Gray and Susannah Woodman, and her brother Walter Cook's daughters Mary and Hannah. Also named was Deborah Almy, wife of Holder Almy (Tiverton Probate 5:505).
+153. ii. GEORGE, b. 28 March 1725; m. (1) Thankful Irish, (2) Ruth (Wood) Brownell.
+154. iii. SARAH, b. 4 Nov. 1726; m. Edward Gray.
155. iv. SUSANNAH, b. 19 June 1728, d. 1812; m. John Woodman 26 March 1767 (Records of Amicable Congregational Church, Tiverton). He was son of John and Patience (Grinnell) Woodman, b. 26 Jan. 1740, d. 20 Aug. 1775. They had one child, Humphrey Woodman, b. 7 May 1770, who d. 10 Feb. 1791 unmarried. In her will dated 12 Oct. 1806 and proved 6 April 1812, Susannah Woodman of Little Compton, widow of John, left to brother Walter Cook her largest meat tubb, to Hannah Cook, daughter of Walter, "my silk camblet gown and yellow petticoat," to sister Sarah Gray, 2 pairs of stays, to brother Isaac's wife Lydia, "all my caps," to brother Isaac, "my gold sleeve buttons and one large silver spoon," to "couzen Elizabeth Brown, wife of Joseph, my gold necklace," to "couzen Sarah Hicks, wife of Barney, 6 large pewter plates," to "Isaac Cook, son of brother Isaac, my small trunk to Godfrey Cook, son of brother Isaac, one small silver spoon," to Hannah Cook, daughter of brother Isaac, silver shoe buckles, and to Hannah Brown, daughter of Joseph, gold earrings. The rest of her wearing apparel was to be equally divided between brother Isaac's wife Lydia and her four daughters, Elizabeth Brown, Charlotte Almy, Sarah Hicks, and Hannah Cook. The residue she left to brother Isaac, he to be executor and to provide gravestones for [her] self and son Humphrey (Tiverton Probate 6:470).
+156. v. WALTER, b. 19 Jan. 1729; m. Elizabeth Hall.
+157. vi. DAVID, b. 12 Oct. 1731; m. (1) Lydia Rouse, (2) Alice Cook.
158. vii. DELIVERANCE, b. 31 Aug. 1736, d. 9 June 1789 (date from Peleg Burroughs's Journal, p. 259); m. by Elder Burroughs 25 June 1780 to Benjamin Jencks, as his second wife. They are frequently mentioned in the Journal. Deliverance had a daughter, SINTHEA6, b. 21 Nov. 1763, who probably d. in February 1779, when he noted on the 12th that he had visited "Dilla Cook, who's daughter is very poorly." On 7 Oct. 1778 he had noted a visit to "Phebe Taber and Cinthy Cook who lie sick at Isaac Manchester's” (ibid., pp. 41, 31).
+159. viii. HANNAH, b. 1 April 1738; m. John Almy.
160. ix. MARY, b. 23 Oct. 1739; living 1756.
+161. x. PELEG, b. 3 Oct. 1741; m. (1) Comfort Church, (2) Mary Grinnell, (3) Comfort Grinnell.
+162. xi. RUTH, b. 16 Oct. 1743; m. Ichabod Irish.
+163. xii. ISAAC, b. 21 June 1745; m. Lydia Gray." Image.


Philadelphia Cornell

1Portsmouth (Rhode Island). Town Clerk, Rhode Island - Portsmouth - The town book of records: marriages, birth and deceases, 1684-1853, bk 1 pg 144, FHL 946795 Items 2-5.


475. George Cook

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 176. "Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher of Netherbury, Dorsetshire, England, who came to Taunton, Massachusetts in 1637 and settled in Portsmouth, Rhode Island in 1643 by Jane Fletcher Fiske.". "GEORGE5 COOK, son of Thomas Cook [58] and his wife Philadelphia Cornell, was born 28 March 1725 at Tiverton, which until 1747 was in Massachusetts, and died there probably 29 March 1784. Elder Peleg Burroughs in his Journal mentions visiting him during his illness and on 1 April 1784, "tho' poorly myself, attended and preached with great freedom and assistance at the funeral of George Cook: upon John 6:27 (labour not for the) in the night much snow fell."

George married, first, at Little Compton, R. I., 30 November 1755, THANKFUL IRISH, daughter of John and Thankful (Wi1bore) Irish, who was born 8 June 1737 and died in April 1778. She is named in the will of her father, proved 3 August 1773 at Little Compton (LC Probate 2:235). Elder Peleg Burroughs wrote in his Journal 15 February 1778 that he had visited with George Cook's wife, "who is far gone with consumption of body and in much distress about her soul." On 20 March he recorded having prayed with Thankful Cook, and on 17th, 4th month, the 6th day of the week, he preached at her funeral; "she had got no comfortable hope of future happiness when I saw her last within 30 hours of her death."

George married, second, ca. 1780, RUTH (WOOD) BROWNELL, widow of George Brownell and daughter of Joseph and Mary (Brownell) Wood. She was born 25 September 1743 and died in 1787. She is named in the wills of her father, mother, and sister Deborah (Little Compton Probate 2:88-90; 3:71—2,219-220)." Image.


476. Sarah Cook

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 178. "Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher of Netherbury, Dorsetshire, England, who came to Taunton, Massachusetts in 1637 and settled in Portsmouth, Rhode Island in 1643 by Jane Fletcher Fiske.". "SARAH5 COOK, daughter of Thomas Cook [58] and his wife Philadelphia Cornell, was born 4 November 1726 at Tiverton, which until 1747 was in Massachusetts, and died 9 October 1822 at Newport, R.I., aged 96 years.

She married at Tiverton, 7 January 1745/6, EDWARD GRAY, (intentions 4 May 1745), who was born there 14 January 1725, son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Sweet) Gray, and died in June 1775. The Pardon Gray Seabury Papers refer to him as "son of Thomas Gray of Fogland." Edward Gray, Esq. and his wife Sarah are buried in the Newport Common Burial Ground." Image.


478. Walter Cook

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 180. "Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher of Netherbury, Dorsetshire, England, who came to Taunton, Massachusetts in 1637 and settled in Portsmouth, Rhode Island in 1643 by Jane Fletcher Fiske.". "WALTER5 COOK, son of Thomas Cook [58] and his wife Philadelphia Cornell, was born 19 January 1729 at Tiverton, which until 1747 was in Massachusetts, and died there 17 May 1819. Known as Judge Cook, he was Justice of the Peace for more than forty years. He was a cordwainer.

He married, 1 May 1751, ELIZABETH HALL of Portsmouth, R.I. She and her brother Edward were named as grandchildren in the will of William Hall of Portsmouth, dated 22 January 32nd year George II [1760] and proved 24 March 1760, who left to Edward a house and land in Newport bought of Nathan Townsend and
directed him to pay to Elisabeth, wife of Walter Cook, £30 (Portsmouth TC 5:123).

They were almost certainly children of George and Elizabeth (Smith) Hall, married in 1725 at Newport, who had children William and Edward recorded in Newport Vital Records, the last in 1731. Elizabeth was probably born about 1734, and she died in Tiverton in March 1778. Elder Peleg Burroughs wrote in his Journal that on 17 March he was desired by William Cook to attend the funeral of his mother at 11
o'clock that day, but because of his own ill health was unable to go." Image.


484. Ruth Cook

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 184. "Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher of Netherbury, Dorsetshire, England, who came to Taunton, Massachusetts in 1637 and settled in Portsmouth, Rhode Island in 1643 by Jane Fletcher Fiske.". "RUTH5 COOK, daughter of Thomas Cook [58] and his wife Philadelphia Cornell, was born 16 October 1743 at Tiverton, which until 1747 was in Massachusetts, and died ca. 1766. She married at Little Compton, 7 October 1764, ICHABOD IRISH, who was born 6 January 1740, son of John and Thankful (Wilbore) lrish. He married, second, Hannah Grinnell, daughter of Richard and Comfort (Billings) Grinnell, and had other children recorded in Little Compton VR." Image.


228. Joseph Cook

1Fiske, Jane Fletcher, 1930- (Main Author), Cooke,Thomas of Rhode Island : genealogy of Cooke alias Butcher of Netherbury, Dorsetshire, England (Boxford, Mass. : J.F. Fiske, c1987), p.115, JSMB US/CAN Book 929.273 C776f. "JOSEPH4 COOK, son of Thomas Cook [22] and his wife Mary Cory, was born probably ca. 1697 at Portsmouth, R.I. and died "in the year of our Lord 1727," according to evidence given by his son William in a court case about land.

He married ca. 1721 PATIENCE ——, whose maiden name has not been learned. She was baptized 1 October 1730 at Trinity Church, Newport, with her son William, and that is the last known record of her.

By the will of his father, who died in 1726, Joseph Cook was left land in Tiverton, but he never claimed it and died himself the following year. His son William had to go to court when he became of age, to obtain title to the land and regain possession from various people who had settled on it. It is from evidence given at that time that the date of Joseph's death is taken. On 10 March 1743/4 Mary (Cory) Cook, then in her 77th year, testified that her son Joseph Cook deceased was "son to my husband Thomas Cook deceased" (Court Files, Suffolk, 58313).

Children, (births recorded Tiverton VR; baptisms Trinity Church, Newport):

+173. i. WILLIAM5, b. 19 June 1722; m. (1) Rose Jennings, (2) Ruth Brown.
174. ii. JOHN, b. 18 June 1724, bapt. 5 June 1729.
+175. iii. HOPE, b. 28 June 1726, bapt. 5 Sept. 1728; m. Richard Borden.
176. iv. JOSEPH, b. 1 March 1728, bapt. 2 Sept. 1731."


486. William Cook

1Fiske, Jane Fletcher, 1930- (Main Author), Cooke,Thomas of Rhode Island : genealogy of Cooke alias Butcher of Netherbury, Dorsetshire, England (Boxford, Mass. : J.F. Fiske, c1987), pgs 73, 189, JSMB US/CAN Book 929.273 C776f. "On 10 March 1743/4, Mary Cook, "being in her seventy-seventh year of her age," personally appeared (on behalf of her grandson William Cook) before Philip Tabour, Justice of the Peace in Tiverton, and testified that her son Joseph Cook, deceased, was son to her husband Thomas Cook, deceased (Court Files, Suffolk, 58813).

pg 189
173. WILLIAM5 COOK, son of Joseph Cook [61] and his wife Patience, was born 19 June 1722, probably at Tiverton, which until 1747 was in Massachusetts, and died there 7 September 1779. He was baptized with his mother at Trinity Church, Newport, 1 October 1730.

He married, first, ca. 1750, ROSE JENNINGS, daughter of John and Anne (Holway) Jennings, who was born 24 March 1732 at Tiverton and died before 1762. John Jennings in his will dated 26 May 1774 included the name of his granddaughter Rose Davol (Tiverton Probate 4:255).

William married, second, at Swansea, Mass., 10 October 1762, RUTH BROWN, (intentions published at Freetown). Record of her birth has not been found, and she may have been a widow. She evidently died before William, in 1779 or earlier. She may have had some family connections with the Smithfield area, where daughter Patience was married.‘."


229. Stephen Cook

1Fiske, Jane Fletcher, 1930- (Main Author), Cooke,Thomas of Rhode Island : genealogy of Cooke alias Butcher of Netherbury, Dorsetshire, England (Boxford, Mass. : J.F. Fiske, c1987), 115, 116, 117, JSMB US/CAN Book 929.273 C776f. "His obituary in the Newport Mercury of 5 April 1803 states that "he sustained the unblemished character of an honest, industrious man.  It is a circumstance worthy of remark, that he never, during his long life, drank either a dish of coffee or tea."

He married, probably ca. 1734, MARY TALLMAN, daughter of John and Anna (Bennett) Tallman, who was born at Tiverton 6 October 1713 and died there 14 October 1790 in her 77th year. They are both buried in a small Cook family burying ground in Tiverton near the Fish Road exit from Route 24, located in 1982 on a small rise of ground just between the new Police Station and a Highway Department garage on an annex road; it is designated R. 1. Historical Cemetery 54 and is fenced by a stone wall. John Tallman of Tivertown, surgeon, in his will dated 11 August 1741 included the name of his eldest daughter, Mary Cook. Another daughter, Hannah, married Stephen's brother Chaplin Cook (Bristol Co. Probate 10:95).

In April 1733 Stephen Cook Petitioned the Bristol County Court of Common Pleas for an abatement of payments he was making to Malison Chase for support of her child, of which he was the putative father. The court requested that Malison appear at the next session and she did so, in June, but Stephen did not, so the matter was dismissed, Stephen to pay costs.

By his father's will Stephen received the north half of the homestead farm on the 16th Great Lot in Pocasset Purchase and the 20th swamp lot, On 15 January 1739/40, John and Sarah Tallman deeded to Stephen Cook for £200 lot 28 in the second division (Tiverton Deeds 1:62).  In 1750 he was involved in a dispute over land with his nephew William Cook concerning possession of a 45 acre tract on the west side of the highway leading from Howland's Ferry to Fall River and adjoining land owned by Jonathan Bennett, The court decided In favor of William's claim, the case was appealed in March 1763, but William won possession of the land and E80 damages plus costs (Newport Court Records, D:187, 207; E.206, from index in office of Newport County Clerk).

Elder Peleg Burroughs noted in his journal that this family lived about seven miles distant from him, and on 27 February 1789 he "Stayed all night with old Stephen Cook" (p. 250).

Stephen Cook made a deposition 28 November 1795 concerning the family of Thomas Cory, son of William, stating that Thomas was his mother's brother and that his eldest son William Cory had had three wines: Hannah Lake, Mary or Marcy Allen, and Mary, possibly Akins. To questions he responded that William had lived in Tiverton, Newport and Providence, had had children Lydia, Susannah, Ruth, Hannah and Philip by his first wife and that Philip had died without issue (Tiverton Deeds 5:373).

On 27 September 1788, calling himself 85 years old, Stephen Cook, yeoman, made his will, stating that he was in bodily health and of perfect mind and memory:  ... The will was proved 4 April 1803 (Tiverton, Probate 3:572)." Children, (b. Tiverton, R.I.; perhaps others):
+177. i. JOHN5, b. ca. 1735; m. Mercy Fish.
178. ii. ANN, b. 1737, d. 18 Feb. 1826 aged 89 yrs, unmarried; buried with sister Mary and brother Stephen in E. Palmyra, N.Y. Cemetery.
+179. iii. BENJAMIN, b. 24 March 1740; m. (l) Tabitha Lake, (2) Naomi Shrieve.
+180. iv. ABNER, b. ca. 1742; m.
181. v. MARY, b. 1748, d. 12 April 1811 aged 63 yrs, unmarried; buried in E. Palmyra, N.Y. Cemetery with sister Ann and brother Stephen.
182. vi. ELIZABETH, b. perhaps ca. 1752; not named in 1788 will of her father; m, at Tiverton, 1 March 1771, Seth White.
+183. vii. STEPHEN, b. 1755; m. Ruth Pearce.


490. John Cook

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 191. "Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher of Netherbury, Dorsetshire, England, who came to Taunton, Massachusetts in 1637 and settled in Portsmouth, Rhode Island in 1643 by Jane Fletcher Fiske.". "177. JOHN5 COOK, son of Stephen Cook [63] and his wife Mary Tallman, was born probably about 1735 at Tiverton and died before September 1778 when Elder Peleg Burroughs described him as "lately deceased." (A John Cook of Rhode Island who died 13 February 1777 is named among known military dead in the Revolution, but further details are missing.)

He married at Tiverton, 11 June 1758, MERCY FISH, daughter of William and Mary (Shrieve) Fish, who was born probably ca. 1740 and died in September 1778. Elder Peleg Burroughs wrote in his Journal that on 19 September he went to visit the home of John Cook son of Stephen, lately deceased, and found there a large assembly of people gathered for the funeral of the widow." Image.


492. Benjamin Cook

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 192. "Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher of Netherbury, Dorsetshire, England, who came to Taunton, Massachusetts in 1637 and settled in Portsmouth, Rhode Island in 1643 by Jane Fletcher Fiske.". "179. BENJAMIN5 COOK, son of Stephen Cook [63] and his wife Mary Tallman, was born 24 March 1740 at Tiverton, which until 1747 was in Massachusetts, and died after 1790, probably in New York State.

He married, first, at Tiverton, 3 December 1761, TABITHA LAKE, whose birth record and parentage have not been found. She died before 1771, and he married, second, at Tiverton, 30 January 1771, NAOMI SHRIEVE, daughter of William and Elizabeth Shrieve, who was born 10 October 1744 at Tiverton and died probably after 1790 in New York State." Image.


496. Stephen Cook Jr

1Fiske, Jane Fletcher, 1930- (Main Author), Cooke,Thomas of Rhode Island : genealogy of Cooke alias Butcher of Netherbury, Dorsetshire, England (Boxford, Mass. : J.F. Fiske, c1987), pg 193, JSMB US/CAN Book 929.273 C776f. "183. STEPHEN5 COOK, son of Stephen Cook [63] and his wife Mary Tallman, was born about 1755 at Tiverton, R.I. and died 19 May 1830, aged 75 years, at Arcadia, Wayne County, N.Y. He is buried with his wife and his two sisters in the East Palmyra Cemetery there.

He married RUTH PEARCE, daughter of Jeptha and Elizabeth (Rouse) Pearce of Little Compton, R.I. She was born 7 April 1753 and died 7 March 1826, aged 72 years, at Arcadia, N.Y. They were married by 1780 when Ruth was baptized by Elder Peleg Burroughs, who noted in his Journal that her maiden name was Pearce; confirmation of her identity is found in land records.

On 16 September 1785, Stephen Cook of Tiverton and wife Ruth joined with George Simmons, Isaac Pearce and wife Hannah, and Susannah Pearce, all of Little Compton, in deeding a house and land near Lightning Rock to Josias Sawyer, mariner, of Little Compton. The next day Stephen and Ruth Cook, Josias and Betty Sawyer, and Isaac and Hannah Pearce gave a quitclaim deed to George Simmons for some land in Little Compton (Little Compton Deeds 3-72-3).

On 3 February 1795, Stephen Cook Jr. and Ruth Cook signed a petition with Mary Rouse, Nathaniel Pearce, Sarah Pearce, Andrew and Betsey Taylor, and Charles and Mary Irish, requesting that someone be appointed to administer the estate of [Ruth's grandfather] the late George Rouse of Little Compton, the executors named in his will having died (ibid., 149)."


249. Margaret Clayton

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 76. "Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher of Netherbury, Dorsetshire, England, who came to Taunton, Massachusetts in 1637 and settled in Portsmouth, Rhode Island in 1643 by Jane Fletcher Fiske.". "MARGARET, b. ca. 1694, d. ca. 1734/5; m. Joseph Taylor of Freehold, son of Edward and Catherine Taylor, b. 1692, d. 8 Feb. 1748. He m. (2) Elinore Covert. In his will dated 22 Aug. 1747 and proved 27 April 1748, he named his wife Eleanor and children Joseph, John, Amey Strickland, Hannah Chamberlain, Anna Thomson, Rebecca Clayton, William, David, Mary, Margaret and Eleanor, the last five
by his second marriage.." Image.


Phillip Tillinghast Jr.

1Rhode Island Marriages, 1724-1916, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8KB-3D2, FamilySearch.org.


289. Sarah Borden

1Rhode Island, Tiverton, Newport (Extracted Civil records) (Vital Records Index - North America, CDs, 1998), Birth - FHL Number 913076, 1690/1724. "Extract: Vital Records Index - North America
Birth event for: Sarah BORDEN
Sex: Female
Birth Date: 31 Jul 1694
Recorded in: Civil Records for Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island
Father: Richard BORDEN
Mother: Innosent
Source: FHL Number 913076   Dates: 1690-1724." Principal in Birth Extract.

2Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Society, Rhode Island, Tiverton, computer printout, 1636-1850, Extracted from Vital record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850, vol. 4, pt. 7. Tiverton. 974.5 V2a vol. 4., pg 63, FHL US/CAN Film 933413 Item 10.

3Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F8M5-R23. Image.


290. John Borden

1Rhode Island, Tiverton, Newport (Extracted Civil records) (Vital Records Index - North America, CDs, 1998), Birth - FHL Number 913076, 1690/1724. "Extract: Vital Records Index - North America
Birth event for: John BORDEN
Sex: Male
Birth Date: 24 Dec 1695
Recorded in: Civil Records for Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island
Father: Richard BORDEN
Mother: Innosent
Source: FHL Number 913076   Dates: 1690-1724." Principal in Birth Extract.

2Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Society, Rhode Island, Tiverton, computer printout, 1636-1850, Extracted from Vital record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850, vol. 4, pt. 7. Tiverton. 974.5 V2a vol. 4., pg 63, FHL US/CAN Film 933413 Item 10.

3Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F8M5-R2W. "Name: John Borden
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 24 Dec 1695
Birthplace: Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island
Father's Name: Richard Borden
Mother's Name: Innosent
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I09374-6
System Origin: Rhode Island-EASy
GS Film number: 913052
Reference ID: p5

Citing this Record:
"Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8M5-R2W : 6 December 2014), Innosent in entry for John Borden, 24 Dec 1695; citing Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island, reference p5; FHL microfilm 913,052." Image.