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Selected Families and Individuals

Source Citations


Joshua Seaver Jr.

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=33748209. "Born 18 Feb 1677/8 in Roxbury to Joshua & Mary (May) Seaver, Sr.
Married Mercy Cooke 27 Feb 1706/7, in Dorchester, Norfolk, MA.
Child: William Seaver, Sr." Image.


Mercy Cooke

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=33748225. "Born about 1687 in Dorchester to Thomas & Mary (Cory) Cooke.
Married Joshua Seaver, Jr. 27 Feb 1706/7 in Dorchester." Image.


Capt. John Cooke

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=63295557. "Capt. John Cooke was the son of Capt. Thomas Cooke and Thomasin. He married Mary Havens before 1675 in Tiverton, R.I." Image.


Mary Havens

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=63298064. "Mary Havens was the daughter of William Havens and Dionis Allen. She married Capt. John Cooke bef 1675 in Tiverton, MA.(R.I.)." Image.


Phebe Cook

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 75. "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.". "PHEBE4 COOK, daughter of Capt. John Cook [9] and his wife, Mary Havens, was born 3 September 1677 at Portsmouth, R.I., and died after 1727 when she was named in her father's will. She married, 2 May 1700, MATTHEW ALLEN, son of William and Elizabeth Allen of Prudence Island, who was born 20 November 1675. Her birthdate is recorded in Portsmouth with those of her husband and children and the date of the marriage.

Matthew Allen and wife Phebe were of Coweset, Warwick, on 12 February 1708/9 when they sold to James Andrew of Providence part of the 14th Farm there and other land. On 17 March 1708/9 they sold 64 acres, one quarter part of the 14th Farm, to Benjamin Greene, noting that Matthew had bought it in 1706/7 from Samuel Westcott, grandson of Mr. Stukely Westcott, to whom it had been originally laid out; witnesses were Arthur Sadler and Samuel Gorton. On 14 April 1711 Matthew and Phebe Allin, then of Potowomet in the Jurisdiction of Warwick, sold for £112 to Adam Casey several parcels of land at Coweset bought from William Collins of Newport; witnesses were John Spencer, Joshua Coggeshall and William Schrich. Phebe signed by mark, sometimes recorded as "O" and sometimes "P" (Warwick Deeds 5:333; 2:45; 2:65).

They were living in Portsmouth in June 1724 when the marriage of Phebe's sister Deborah to Benjamin Tallman was recorded as having taken place at their house there. They were apparently living in Tiverton on 14 February 1731 when the Portsmouth Town Council ordered that a bond given by Thomas Durfee for Matthew Allen and his family be remitted to Gideon Durfee, son of Thomas, "by reason that said Allen had legal settlement in Tiverton in the neighbouring government." On 13 June 1737 the Council ordered that "Matthew Allen be accomodated with a Certificate for his and families settlement in the Town of North Kingstown" (Portsmouth TC 3:32,260).

Children:
MERCY, b. 17 Aug. 1701, d. before March 1738/9 when her husband remarried. She m. at Tiverton 22 Feb. 1722/3 (int. 10 Feb.), evidently as his second wife, William Cory of Newport, son of Thomas Cory.

PHEBE, b. 3 April 1704; m. by Gideon Freeborn, Assistant, 25 Oct. 1725, to Robert Carter at Portsmouth, where the VR state that both were residents of Freetown at the time of their marriage.

PATIENCE, b. 29 May 1708; m. at Portsmouth, 12 June 1731 (intentions 10 Feb. 1730/1 Tiverton) William Almy Jr., son of William and Deborah (Cook [231] Almy, b. 3 Oct. 1707.

MARY, b. 18 April 1710, d. between 2 April 1740 and 1745; m. at Portsmouth 15 Oct. 1732, by William Sanford, Justice, to John Fish, son of Preserved and Ruth (Cook [49]) Fish. He m. (2) Esther Shrieve, 5 Sept. 1745." Image.


Thomas Cook

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 81. "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 Capt. John Cook [9] and his wife Mary Havens, was born probably about 1680 at Portsmouth, R.I. and died in February 1760 at Tiverton, R.I. He married, probably about 1704, ELIZABETH PEARCE, daughter of John and Mary (Tallman) Pearce. She was born in Portsmouth, probably about 1682, and died before 1760 when Thomas made his will. Elizabeth was evidently a tailor; Amos Sheffield of Tiverton in his will dated 17 April 1707 stipulated that his daughter Mary "be put to Elizabeth Cook, her aunt," to learn the trade of tailoring (Bristol Co. Probate 2:287).

On 3 August 1709 Thomas and Elizabeth Cook signed an agreement among the children of John Pearce, who had died intestate, and a distribution of her father's estate names Elizabeth as the fifth daughter, allotting her £16 to be paid to her in the year 1711. She also received one bed and bedding, a cow and calf, a yearling horse, and certain household goods (Bristol Co., Mass. Probate File, not numbered). She is named also in the will of her mother, Mary Pearce, dated 5 April 1718 (ibid. and 2:262). Her mother's will mentions a Negro girl, Experience, to be sold and the money to be divided among the five daughters, including Elizabeth Cook.

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The will of Thomas Cook of Tiverton in the County of Newport and Colony of Rhode Island, Gentleman, weak in body, was dated 5 February 1760 and proved 25 February following. He devised as follows:

... unto my son John Cook (one quarter part of the 7th Six Score Lot) adjoining to his half part of sd Lot my son Oliver Cook to pay unto my son John four hundred pounds Old tenner Rhode Island Currancy in one year after my decease my son Oliver to give unto my son John a Good Deed of one quarter part of the Seventh six score Lot and the land in the North half of the Eighth six score Lot between the new highway & Wartupper Pond or pay wito my son John Eight thousand pounds Rhode Island Currancy old tenner in one month after my decease in lieu thereof further I do give unto my son John one third part of my wareing apparel and one third part of my Just Depts that shall be due to me and one third part of my outDore moveables except what I shall hereafter dispose of.

... unto my son Thomas Cook the Tenth Sixscore acre lot and one third part of my wareing apparel and one third part of my Just Depts and one third part of my outDore moveables he paying his brother John Cook two hundred pounds Rhode Island currency....

... unto my son Oliver Cook my homestead farm in Tiverton whereon I now dwell, also my two swamp lots being the second 64 third in number, he performing the above devise also one third part of my wareing apparel and one third part of my Just Depts and one third part of my outDore moveables &
my Gun....

... unto my daughter Phebe Sisson, to the heirs of Bathsheba Sisson and to the heirs of Sarah Tallman one Spanish milled dollar each....

... unto my daughters Mary Bennit, Elizabeth Potter and Martha Wright all my Indoor moveables to be equally divided unto my daughter Elizabeth Potter one good cow to be delivered her in one month after my decease....

Furthermore I do hereby order my Executors to set free at my decease my Negro woman called Experience to my Executors all my Estate undisposed of I do hereby constitute my two sons namely Thomas & Oliver to be my executors.

pg 82
Children, (from will; order uncertain; all probably born Tiverton):
+70. i. BATHSHEBA5, b. ca. 1705; m. James Sisson.
+71. ii. SARAH, b. ca. 1707; m. Peter Tallman.
+72. iii. PHEBE, b. ca. 1709; m. Thomas Sisson.
+73. iv. MARY, b. ca. 1711; m. Caleb Bennet.
+74. v. JOHN, b. ca. 1713; m. Martha Wood.
+75. vi. THOMAS, b. 5 Dec. 1714; m. (1) Freelove Pearce, (2) Sarah Butts.
+76. vii. OLIVER, b. ca. 1718; m. (1) Hopestill Winslow, (2) Mary ("‘-) Allen.
77. viii. ELIZABETH, b. ca. 1722, d. after 1768; m. at Newport, 24 Sept. 1746 —-——P-otter. Her husband's first name is given as "Langstaff" in one transcription of the record, but the original is now illegible; it appears to be [—-]ana[—-] Potter. He was dead by 10 Oct. 1748 when Elizabeth Potter, widow, of Tiverton, was warned out of Portsmouth along with her child Mary and her brother Thomas Cook. Her brother—in-law Thomas Sisson gave bond for her and her child to remain (Portsmouth TC 4). The will of her cousin and sister-in-law, Freelove (Pearce) Cook, dated Sept. 1768, mentions widow Elizabeth Potter of Newport.
78. ix. MARTHA, b. ca. 1724, d. after Feb. 1760; m. -——Wright." Image.


John Cooke Jr.

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 82, 84. "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 Capt. John Cook [9] and his wife Mary Havens, was born probably 1683 or 1684 at Portsmouth, R.I. and died 10 April 1764, in his 81st year, at Newport, R.I., where he is buried in Newport Common Burial Ground beside his second wife.

He married, first, probably ca. 1707, RACHEL PEARCE, daughter of John and Mary (Tallman) Pearce. She was living in 1718 when her mother named her in her will, but died before 10 September 1728 when John married, second, ELIZABETH LITTLE of Newport. Elizabeth was probably the daughter born to Robert and Sarah Little in April 1684 whose given name is torn off the birth record in Newport. She died 19 May 1764, in her 81st year, and is buried with her husband in the Newport Common Burial Ground, near her father and her sister, Rebecca (Little) Lawton.

John Cook must have been a small child when his parents settled in Tiverton, where he lived until about 1726. In the town records he is usually referred to as John Cook, Jr., son of Capt. Cook, and at least twice is called Lieut. John Cook, indicating rank in the Trained Band.

pg 84:
Children, (by first wife, Rachel Pearce; only the first certain, but others probable; baptisms at Trinity Church, Newport):

+79. i. SILAS5, b. ca. 1708; m. Rebeckah Wood.
80. ii. MARY, bapt. 2 March 1712, d. as infant. (Arnold transcribed her name incorrectly as Marcy.)
81. iii. MARY, bapt. 12 July 1713, d. probably young.
82. iv. THOMAS, bapt. 15 May 1715, d. probably young.
83. v. SUSANNAH, bapt. 12 April 1719, d. in infancy.
84. vi. SUSANNAH, bapt. 24 Aug. 1721, d. probably young.
85. vii. ISAAC, bapt. 31 July 1727, d. probably young." Image.

2FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=63295057. "John Cook, son of Capt. John Cook and his wife Mary Havens, was born probably 1683 or 1684 at Portsmouth, R.I. and died 10 April 1764, in his 81st year, at Newport, R.I., where he is buried in Newport Common Burial Ground beside his second wife. He married first Rachel Pearce about 1707 the daughter of John Pearce and Mary Tallman." Image.


Mary Cook

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 84. "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.". "MARY4 COOK, daughter of Capt. John Cook [9] and his wife Mary Havens, was born probably ca. 1686 at Portsmouth, R.I. and died before 14 February 1726/7. She married JOHN PEARCE, son of John and Mary (Tallman) Pearce, who was born ca. 1686 and died in late 1754 or early 1755. He married, second, at Tiverton 14 February 1726/7, Mary Sisson of Dartmouth.

In his will dated 25 October 1754 and proved 13 February 1755, John Pearce named his [second] wife Mary who was "mother-in—law" to his son John. Son John was to have his real estate if he returned from sea; if not, it was to go to daughter Freelove and then her son George Cook; if George died before the age of 21, Freelove was to have use of it for her lifetime and then it was to go to cousin George Pearce, son of James Pearce of Little Compton or his surviving brothers. To his grandson George Cook he left a silver tankard, 6 silver spoons, gold buttons and buckles, and a Negro man named London. To daughter Freelove he left all his moveable property and £300 to be paid by her brother John, with Richard Brownell of Little Compton appointed guardian of her estate. The will was witnessed by Benjamin Turner, Martha Cook, and Elizabeth Cook (Tiverton Wills 2:294).

Children, surname PEARCE:
i. JOHN, d. unmarried, probably at sea, ca. 1755.
ii. FREELOVE, b. ca. 1720; In. her cousin, Thomas Cook [75], q.v." Image.


Deborah Cook

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 87. "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.". "DEBORAH4 COOK, daughter of Capt. John Cook [9] and his wife Mary Havens, was born probably about 1692 at Tiverton, which until 1747 was in Massachusetts, and died after 27 September 1771 when she made a deposition. She was married, 7 June 1724, "in the evening at the house of Matthew Allen in Portsmouth," as his second wife, to BENJAMIN TALLMAN (Portsmouth VR). He was born 28 January 1684 at Portsmouth, the son of Peter and Joan (Briggs) Tallman, and died 20 May 1759 at Warwick, R.I. His first wife was Patience Durfee, by whom he had several children recorded at Portsmouth.

The will of Benjamin Tallman, cordwainer, of Warwick, dated 5 July 1755 and proved 13 August 1759, named son Benjamin, who received land in Portsmouth "where he now dwells," sons James and William, and daughters Mary Fish, Deliverance Sisson, Patience Tallman, Sarah Godfrey and Bethania Tallman, and
granddaughters Bethania and Freelove Tallman, under 18 years. Wife Deborah received the homestead in Warwick (Warwick Probate 2:455).

On 27 September 1771 Deborah Tallman of Warwick made a deposition at East Greenwich concerning a court action brought against Caleb Carr, stating that Freelove Carr had, before her marriage, "brought to our house a Silver Tankard" received of the estate of her father Peleg Carr (Newport Court Files, Sept. Term 1771).

Children, surname TALLMAN, (others named in will are recorded in Portsmouth VR as of Benjamin's first marriage):
i. JAMES, of Warwick 25 May 1771 when he testified in court concerning Freelove Carr's claim against her uncle (see above).

ii. SARAH, living 1760; m. John Godfrey of Warwick, a mariner who d. 15 Oct. 1760 at Surinam (Warwick Probate 2:548).

iii. BETHANIA,-.m. Smithern Wilcox 22 Sept. 1760 at Warwick." Image.


Patience Cook

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 88. "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.". "PATIENCE4 COOK, daughter of Capt. John Cook [9] and his wife Mary Havens, was born about 1698/9 at Tiverton and died 17 January 1764 at Newport, R.I., aged 65. She is buried in the Newport Common Burial Ground.

She married, first, CONSTANT CHURCH, son of Benjamin and Alice (Southworth) Church, born 12 May 1676, who was drowned 9 March 1726/7 in the Fall River. He is said to be buried in Freetown with his infant children Nathaniel and Martha. Administration on the estate of Constant Church, gentleman, was granted to his widow Patience 5 April 1727.

Children, surname CHURCH, (births recorded Freetown VR; see Richard Church g Plymouth for more detail):
i. EDWARD, b. 13 Jan. 1715/6, d. 1778 at Providence; m. (1) Sarah Lee, (2) Hannah Ledbetter.

ii. BENJAMIN, b. 6 Jan. 1717/8, d. 11 Sept. 1798 at Newport; m. Bathsheba (coggeshall) Cranston, daughter of Thomas Coggeshall.

iii. MARY, b. 13 April 1720, d. 8 Feb. 1750/1 in 31st yr; buried Newport Common Burial Ground. (See Beaman 11:416.) It has been stated that she m. in 1740 Edward Shove of Dighton. An annotation in the
Newport Historical Society's copy of Richard Church of Plymouth, p. 42, states that she m. Eleazer Trevett, citing as ref. John Trevett's ms. diary of the Revolution which "says his mother was Mary,
daughter of Constant Church, son of Capt. Benjamin"; this is substantiated by cemetery inscriptions.

iv. MARTHA, b. 20 Sept. 1723, d. y. July —-—.

v. CONSTANT, (twin), b. 12 Aug. 1726, d. 21 Aug. 1745 on the Louisburg expedition.

vi. NATHANIEL, (twin), b. 12 Aug. 1726, d. 14 Dec. 1726.

Children, surname HATHAWAY:

vii. PAUL, b. 11 Oct. 1730 Freetown.

viii. MARTHA, b. 1734, d. 24 Oct. 1753 aged 19; buried with mother.

ix. NATHANIEL, b. 10 Jan. 1738/9 Dartmouth, d. April 1781 at sea while in command of the brigantine Hound; m. Elizabeth Pierce, daughter of Clothier and Lydia (Hersey Pierce. The Hathaway Genealogy
states that they had children b. Newport." Image.


John Lafayette Furgerson

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/59592853/John-Lafayette-Furgerson. Image.


Martha Jane Lovan

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/59592870. Image.


Aubrey James Connally

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=55501303. ""Aubrey J. Connally...passed away on May 28, 2009, at the age of 80. Born in Abilene on July 26, 1928, he was the son of James Edward and Ona Blanche (Curry) Connally. He and his wife, Mattie Ruth (Carpenter) Connally had been residents in the Austin area for the past 30 years. They were members of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church and Mr. Connally had been active with the Downtown Rotary Club. He is survived by his wife, Mattie; his step-mother, Virginia Boyd Connally, M.D. of Abilene; his sister, Edwina Roberts of Midland; along with four sons, Kenneth Connally of Memphis, TN; Bill Connally of Grantham, NH; Allen Connally of Round Rock; and Joe Connally of Austin. He is also survived by five grandchildren; other loving relatives and many dear friends...."
("Austin American-Statesman," May 31, 2009)." Image.


Mattie Ruth Carpenter

1U.S. Social Security Death Index. "Name: Mattie Connally
Last Residence:
78664 Round Rock, Williamson, Texas, USA
BORN: 28 Feb 1928
Died: 28 Jun 2010
State (Year) SSN issued: Texas (Before 1951)."

2FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56862416&ref=acom. ""Mattie Ruth (Carpenter) Connally...passed away on June 28, 2010 at the age of 82. Born in Olney, Texas on February 28, 1928, she was the daughter of James Deboe Carpenter, Senior and Mary Arbanner Howard. A lifelong Texan, she lived with her husband the late Aubrey J. Connally, in the Austin area for the last 32 years. They were members of St. Matthews Episcopal Church. Mattie was a devoted wife and mother and is survived by her brother Joe Carpenter of Naples, Florida and four sons, Kenneth Connally of Germantown, TN, Bill Connally of Grantham, NH, Allen Connally of Round Rock, TX and Joe Connally of Austin, TX. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren, other loving relatives and many, many friends...."
("Austin American-Statesman," July 3, 2010)." Image.


Clifford Hamilton Carpenter

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=101156149. Image.

21930 U.S. Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K4QP-HTT. Image.


Clifford Hamilton Carpenter

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=101156149. Image.

21930 U.S. Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K4QP-HTT. Image.


Bernice Rosemary Hugo

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=101156150. Image.


William Pervine Holder

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=64307513. Image.


Bernice Rosemary Hugo

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=101156150. Image.


Harriett Eugenia Carpenter

1U.S. Social Security Death Index. "Name Harriett C. Johnson
SSN 454-26-4477
Last Residence Greenville, 75402, Hunt, Texas, USA
Born 19 May 1914
Died 25 Apr 2003
State (Year) SSN issued Texas - Before 1951."