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Terry Mason's Family History Site

Major lines: Allen, Beck, Borden, Buck, Burden, Carpenter, Carper, Cobb, Cook, Cornell, Cowan, Daffron, Davis, Downing, Faubion, Fauntleroy, Fenter, Fishback, Foulks, Gray, Harris, Heimbach, Henn, Holland, Holtzclaw, Jackson, Jameson, Johnson, Jones, King, Lewis, Mason, Massengill, McAnnally, Moore, Morgan, Overstreet, Price, Peck, Rice, Richardson, Rogers, Samuel, Smith, Taylor, Thomas, Wade, Warren, Weeks, Webb, Wodell, Yeiser.

 

Selected Families and Individuals

Source Citations


Hugh Boud

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8044782/hugh-boud. "Son of John and Ann (Woolley) Boud, husband of Mary Borden. Birthdate per Hugh's family bible, which differs a few days from the engraved math." Image.


Mary Borden

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8044789. Image.


Thomas Borden

1Stillwell, John E. (John Edwin), 1853-1930 (Main Author), Historical and genealogical miscellany: data relating to the settlement and settlers of New York and New Jersey. Vol. 1, pg 268, 974 D2. Source Image. Citation Image.


Col. George Taylor Denison

1Willard Purnell, Borden, Esther (Hester) - descendants of. "Built Belleview House, Front yard Denison Park
1853 - Estate Valued at 200,000 pounds at death
One of Wealthiest landowners in upper Canada

George Denison outlived three of his four wives. He had thirteen children."

2FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=63569867. "Inscription:
In memory of
George Taylor Denison
Born
Harwich, Essex England
Dec. 29, 1783
Deceased at Toronto
Dec. 18, 1853
Aged 69 years
He was the eldest son of
John and Sophia Denison
Illegible line
From Headon in Yorkshire
To Upper Canada
A.D. 1792
For many years he was a magistrate of the county
Of York, an Alderman of the
City of Toronto and Colonel of
The Fourth Battalion of Toronto
Militia in the war with the United States
illegiable and
in the illegiable
He Commanded the Cavalry of Toronto
illegiable

North Side

Under this stone
Rest also
The remains of
Esther Borden
Wife of
George Taylor Denison
Only child of
Capt. Richard Lippincott
Who departed this life
13th April 1824
Aged 42 years

South Side

By Deed of trust
To the Bishop of Toronto
And his successors at Toronto
In Memorial, 1853
George Taylor Denison
To carry out a desire of
John Denison his father
Set apart the surrounding
Four acres as a place of
Sepulchre for the sole
Use of the descendants
Of John Denison formerly
Of headon in Yorkshire
With their wives and
Husbands, which he named
St. John's Cemetery on the Humber
Adjoining this burying
Ground once acre as the
Site of a church and
Parsonage to be called
St. John's Church York on
The Humber and five acres
As Glebeland to be forever
Situated thereto were also
granted by the same deed
of trust." Image.


Esther Borden Lippincott

1Willard Purnell, Borden, Esther (Hester) - descendants of. "Gave birth to Esther during shipwreck and tied her silver around Ester's waist in shipwreck. Silver pieces still in descendants posession."

2FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=63569880. "North Side

Under this stone
Rest also
The remains of
Esther Borden
Wife of
George Taylor Denison
Only child of
Capt. Richard Lippincott
Who departed this life
13th April 1824
Aged 42 years." Image.


Captain H. John Denison

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/63640145/john-denison. "In memory of
Captain John Denison
Born 1755 - Died 1824
A member of the first St. James Congregation
And Churchwarden 1811 - 1812." Image.


John Taber

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/102000423. Image.


Thomas Cory

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=116323799. Image.


Thomas Willett

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/183824533/thomas-willet. Image.


Sarah Cornell

1Recorded by Chester Clair Cornell; edited by Elisabeth Cornell, Cornell family history: from County Essex, England to Winneshiek County, Iowa, page 2, 929.273 C815cc. "Sarah, eldest child of Thomas and Rebecca Cornell, bap. Mar. 30, 1623 at Saffron Walden; m. Thomas Willett of Bristol, England, in the Reformed Dutch Church of New Amsterdam on Sept. 1, 1643; Thomas d. ca. 1645; m. (2) Charles Bridges on Nov. 3, 1647; Charles d. Aug. 5, 1682; m. (3) John Lawrence Jr., eldest son of John and Susannah Lawrence on Nov. 20, 1682; John b. 1644, d. 1697.

Ch. Willett:
i. William, bap. June 27, 1644, d. 1701; Gov. Kieft was sponsor bap.
ii. Thomas, bap. Nov. 26, 1645, d. 1722; m. Helen Stoothoff.
iii. Elizabeth (?), m. Robert Beachman.

Sarah's other children are not listed, but the "Thomas Book" by Rev. Lawrence Thomas, states that "John Lawrence Esq. of his Majesty's Council, having a son non compos mentis (with) personal estate at Jamaica, his wife is appointed guardian by Gov. Benjamin Fletcher."

1647—John Dolling, one of her admirers, but evidently not a welcome suitor, was ordered by the court "not to visit nor trouble Sarah Willett."

1650—Sponsor for Samuel Woolsey; 1650, sponsor for Elizabeth Cornell, dau. of Richard2.

1664—Charles Bridges and Sarah, his wife, enter a complaint against William Newman and Thomas Senequam, an Indian. Gov. Nicholls ordered the constable of Westchester to "deliver unto Mr. Bridges and his wife or their assigns, the goods that lye attached in your hands as of right belonging to them."

1665—They sue Thomas Pell of Onkway, Conn., who laid claim to Cornell's Neck, on the grounds that the land was under the government of Connecticut, that the Dutch occupation was never legal, and that he had bought the land of the natives in 1654, and paid for it. The case was decided in their favor, viz.: "that the land in question doeth of right belong to the plaintiff and that the defendant shall pay the costs and charges of suit, and six pence damage."
  Sarah Cornell, alias Bridges, conveyed her interest to William Willett her eldest son, who obtained a patent therefore on April 15, 1667, from Gov. Richard Nicholls (Albany Book of Patents, Vol. II, P. 65).
  From this lawsuit, it appeared a grant and patent from the Dutch Governor Kieft to Thomas Cornell, deceased, father of Sarah, was produced and read in court; that Thomas Cornell was in lawful possession of this estate for some years; that he was at considerable charges in building and other improvements; that he was driven off his lands by the barbarous violence of the Indians who burned his house and goods and destroyed his cattle; that Thomas Cornell's widow was left sole executrix of her deceased husband's last will and testament, and so had power to convey the premises.

1668—Sarah Bridges and Richard Cornell executors of Beachman, who may have married Elizabeth, dau. of Sarah.

1673--Sarah and Rebecca appointed their brother Richard as their attorney to collect moneys under their mother's will.

1682--Charles and Sarah Bridges' joint will proved as to death of Charles: to our son, Thomas Willett, half of certain lands. John Lawrence was witness.

The Willetts were a family of considerable prominence in the early history of the colony and filled many political and military offices. Cornell's Neck remained in possession of the family for over 100 years. Charles Bridges, Sarah's second husband, was English Secretary for the Province under Governor Stuyvesant. He was a member of the Governor's Council, Military Commissary, patentee of Flushing and Gravesend. He lived on Pearl Street, N. Y. C. and left an estate of £400. (CG)." Source Image. Citation Image.

2FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/183824842/sarah-briggs. "Sarah was first married to Thomas Willet and had children, William b 1644, Thomas b 1645 and perhaps Elizabeth.

After Thomas died, Sarah married Charles Briggs on November 3, 1647." 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 99, 100. "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.


Amy Cook

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 153. "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.


Bathsheba Cook

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 154. "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.


Lillis Cook

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 154. "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.


Samuel Cook

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 156. "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.


Rebecca Cook

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 161. "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.


Ruth Cook

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 162. "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.


Elizabeth Cook

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 163. "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.