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Terry Mason's Family History Site

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Selected Families and Individuals

Notes


Demerius Beaver

In 1900 census with son George H. Neely as head.


Thomas H. Cooke III

RESEARCHER: Information sent to T.Mason on 11 Oct 2005 by John Cameron Walker. "The oldest son, the first of the Cooke family to settle in New Jersey. He was born in 1654 and came to Shrewsbury in 1676. In that year he had warrents for land there issued to him. He added largely to his holdings and was a member of the House of Deputies of East New Jersey in 1693. In 1698 he resolved to visit England and was lost at sea."


William Cooke II

RESEARCHER: Information sent to T.Mason on 11 Oct 2005 by John Cameron Walker. This was written by Richard Yerkes Cooke. "He inherited a considerable landed Estate from his father at his death in 1742. In 1760, as has been before stated, his uncle William Cooke dying intestate and without heirs, William Cooke fell heir to all his great landed estates and became probably the largest land owner in Eastern New Jersey. He married in 1761, Achsah, daughter of John Middleton,and great granddaughter of Lord John Middleton and Martha Carew. (See marriage record St. Andrew's Church, Holborn, England, Dec. 16th, 1666). William Cooke held the following offices for the Township of New Hanover; Overseer of the Poor 1764; Assessor 1767; Constable 1771; Overseer of the Poor, 1774; Surveyor of Highways, 1775; Assessor, 1777; Freeholder, 1780; Assessor, 1777; Freeholder, 1780; Assessor 1781--1794. He then refused re-election. He was commissioned as Cornet in Captain Shreve's troop of Light Horse, of Burlington, in 1776. He was as ardent Whig and both tradition and the public records show that he and his sons took active part in the Revoltionary struggle He had by his first wife, who died about 1801, seven sons: William, Joel, Thomas, John Middleton, Apollo, George, and Charles. By his second wife, Cathrine, he had three sons, he died at Cookstown, October 1814. Of the sons by the first marriage; William Cooke 3rd was Cornet in Captain Thomas' troop of Light Horse, and was killed at Cedar Bridge, Dec. 27th, 1782. Thomas Cooke 5th was in the New Jersey Line Regular Army. Joel Cooke 1st. was also in the New Jersey Line and was of the party which captured Bacon, the Tory refugee, who had shot Cornet William Cooke 3rd. After Bacon's capture he attempted to escape and seizing a musket fired on the officer, Stewart, who was guarding the door. Stewart returned the fire, the ball going through Bacon's body, and wounding Joel Cooke 1st, who nevertheless closed with Bacon and killed him after a hand to hand struggle."


William Cooke III

Was Cornet in Captain Thomas' troop of Light Horse, and was killed at Cedar Bridge.


Thomas Cooke V

Thomas Cooke 5th was in the New Jersey Line Regular Army.


William Cooke II

RESEARCHER: Information sent to T.Mason on 11 Oct 2005 by John Cameron Walker. This was written by Richard Yerkes Cooke. "He inherited a considerable landed Estate from his father at his death in 1742. In 1760, as has been before stated, his uncle William Cooke dying intestate and without heirs, William Cooke fell heir to all his great landed estates and became probably the largest land owner in Eastern New Jersey. He married in 1761, Achsah, daughter of John Middleton,and great granddaughter of Lord John Middleton and Martha Carew. (See marriage record St. Andrew's Church, Holborn, England, Dec. 16th, 1666). William Cooke held the following offices for the Township of New Hanover; Overseer of the Poor 1764; Assessor 1767; Constable 1771; Overseer of the Poor, 1774; Surveyor of Highways, 1775; Assessor, 1777; Freeholder, 1780; Assessor, 1777; Freeholder, 1780; Assessor 1781--1794. He then refused re-election. He was commissioned as Cornet in Captain Shreve's troop of Light Horse, of Burlington, in 1776. He was as ardent Whig and both tradition and the public records show that he and his sons took active part in the Revoltionary struggle He had by his first wife, who died about 1801, seven sons: William, Joel, Thomas, John Middleton, Apollo, George, and Charles. By his second wife, Cathrine, he had three sons, he died at Cookstown, October 1814. Of the sons by the first marriage; William Cooke 3rd was Cornet in Captain Thomas' troop of Light Horse, and was killed at Cedar Bridge, Dec. 27th, 1782. Thomas Cooke 5th was in the New Jersey Line Regular Army. Joel Cooke 1st. was also in the New Jersey Line and was of the party which captured Bacon, the Tory refugee, who had shot Cornet William Cooke 3rd. After Bacon's capture he attempted to escape and seizing a musket fired on the officer, Stewart, who was guarding the door. Stewart returned the fire, the ball going through Bacon's body, and wounding Joel Cooke 1st, who nevertheless closed with Bacon and killed him after a hand to hand struggle."


David Edmonson Poynter

RESEARCHER: Following information sent to T.Mason in August 2005 by Linda K. Williams "David taught school in Portsmouth, Ohio - in 1850 census there. They moved to Monroe County, Arkansas, and he was Surveyor, and had hotel and mercantile store in Lawrenceville on Maddux Bay, also had a farm a few miles south of town. David had no will, but was probated W/B B pg 273, Clarendon, Monroe Co. Marriage recorded in Greenup Co., Ky. Record found in "Pioneer Families of E and SE Ky" Wm C. Kazee 1957 pg 94. Found in Stuttgart, Ark public library. The Poynter bible records were published in Grand Prairie Historical Society quarterly Apr 1990."

BIRTH: "Poynter Family Records, Grand Prairie Historical Bulletin, Apr 1990. "David E. Poynter, son of Jesse and Margaret Poynter, was born in the year of Lord 1808 on the 7th day of October." Old Bible courtesy of Aline Ellenberg (Mrs. Don) Tichnor, Arkansas.

DEATH: Poynter Family Records, GPHS BULLETIN, Pg. 50, Apr 1991.

U.S. Census 1850 Portsmouth, Ohio
U.S. Census 1860 Lawrenceville, Monroe Co, Ark


Judith Ball Moseley

DEATH: The Poynter Family Bible Records published in the Grand Prairie Historical Bulletin, she died 28 Jan 1870, aged 58 years, 1 month and 23 days.