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Selected Families and Individuals

Source Citations


Jeremiah Brown

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 19. "Mary, widow of Thomas Cooke, married Jeremiah Brown of Newport, as his second wife, probably in 1679. Jeremiah Brown was still of Newport in September 1688 when he was appointed sealer of leather for the town, but was "not capable to come to court, so Caleb Carr Senr. Esq. [was] chosen to give him [the] oath" (Newport Court Book A, p. 108). He was of Kings Town 16 September 1690 when he was appointed on a committee to apportion among the various towns the tax for the Indian War, but evidently died between then and 30 October 1690, when it was noted that "Mr. Jeremiah Brown of Kings Town is dead" and others were appointed in his place on the committee to apportion the tax (Bartlett, 3:276, 279). He left a will dated 11 April 1688, which was proved in 1690, witnessed by Samuel Carr and Ephraim Turner; it is referred to in a list of wills in Newport dated between 1676
and 1695 that were presented to the Court in 1700 by interested parties, the law requiring three witnesses and these wills having only two (Newport Historical Magazine, 3:58; Austin, p. 260)." Image.

2FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/84309039. "Jeremiah Brown and Mary Sherman were married in 1671 in Glocester, Providence, Rhode Island. Mary Sherman (daughter of Philip Sherman and Sarah Odding) was born in May 1645 in Providence, Providence,Rhode Island. She died on 16 Jan 1729 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island.

Jeremiah Brown and Mary Sherman had the following children:

James Brown was born in 1671 in Newport, Rhode Island. He died in 1734 in Newport, Rhode Island.

John Brown was born in 1672 in Newport, Rhode Island. He died in 1722 in Newport, Rhode Island.

Daniel Brown, born in 1674, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island; married Frances Watson, in 1703, Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island; died on 16 Nov 1726, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island.

Joseph Brown was born in 1678 in Newport, Rhode Island. He died on 20 Jul 1742 in Glocester, Providence, Rhode Island.

Samuel Brown was born in Mar 1680 in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island. He died in Jul 1762 in Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island.

Hannah Brown, born in 1688, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island; married Jonathan Haven, in 1708, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island; died on 4 Aug 1754, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island.

William Brown, born in 1676, Newport, Rhode Island; married Elizabeth Robinson, in 1701, Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island; died in 1753, Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island.

Mary Brown, born in 1686, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island; married John Paine, in 1706, Newport, Rhode Island; died in 1746, Somme, Picardie, France." Image.

3Wilbour, Benjamin Franklin, 1887-1964 (Main Author), Little Compton Families, Little Compton Historical Society, 1967 College Hill Press Providence, R.I., p.205, FHL Film 844901 Item 1.


Mary Sherman

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , Page 13. "The second Mary Cooke, who survived her husband, was much younger —- young enough to have been his granddaughter. She and Thomas had no surviving children, and her identity is therefore not critical to Cooke descendants, but she married, second, in 1679, as his second wife, Jeremiah Brown of Newport, son of Chad and Elizabeth (Sharparowe) Brown, and bore him at least two children. Although proof is lacking, this compiler considers it a strong possibility that the second Mary was Mary Shearman, born in May 1645, daughter of Philip and Sarah (Odding) Shearman of Portsmouth. It was believed by some genealogists, including Edward H. West and G. Andrews Moriarty, both authorities on Rhode Island, that she was Mary Slocum, sister of Giles Slocum, but it is now quite clear that this belief was based on an erroneous reading of Thomas Cooke's will, printed by J. 0. Austin in his Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island. It has also been claimed that she was Mary Havens, daughter of William and Dennis Havens of Portsmouth, but this also must be incorrect, because by 30 March 1680 — when William Havens named his daughter as Mary Cook in his will -— Mary, the widow of Thomas Cooke, was already married to Jeremiah Brown and had had one child by him.
    The Cookes and the Shearmans were close neighbors in Portsmouth. Philip Shearman's will, dated 30 July 1681, named his daughters only by their first names, but he left to daughter Mary ten ewe sheep, a legacy which suggests both that she was married and living not too far away. He was Recorder of the Colony, and his daughter would probably have been literate, as Mary Cooke is known to have been. As the wife of Jeremiah Brown, she gave to two of her children the names of the children closest to Mary in age in the Shearman family: Daniel and Hannah. Furthermore, the deed which she co-signed with Thomas Cooke in March 1672/3 was witnessed by Samson and Benjamin Shearman, brothers of Mary. (See also notes by this compiler in NEHGR 128, pages 152 and 306)." Image.

2FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/84309459. "Two correct children were identified by the biographical entry in this memorial by Jim Watkin in 2012. HOWEVER, four children were NOT chidren of Mary Sherman Brown."
Since this Mary Sherman and Jeremiah Brown were not married until 1679, the children listed prior to this date were children of Jeremiah and his first wife who was also named Mary. Image.

3Wilbour, Benjamin Franklin, 1887-1964 (Main Author), Little Compton Families, Little Compton Historical Society, 1967 College Hill Press Providence, R.I., p.205, FHL Film 844901 Item 1.


Samuel Brown

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 19. "Of the Brown children, Mary was the mother of at least Samuel, born in 1680, and Hannah, born ca. 1688. See NEHGR 80 [1926] for the Brown Genealogy." Image.


Hannah Brown

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 19. "Of the Brown children, Mary was the mother of at least Samuel, born in 1680, and Hannah, born ca. 1688. See NEHGR 80 [1926] for the Brown Genealogy." Image.


William Henry Evans

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/83896008/william-henry-evans. Image.


Dollie C. Clarkson

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/96696204/dollie-c.-evans. "Dollie CLARKSON
Birth 1872 in Manchester,Scott, Illinois, USA
Death 6 Feb 1950 in Passavant Hospital, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois, USA

Daughter of Franklin Smith "Frank" CLARKSON 1830 – 1897 and Elizabeth "Eliza" KELLY 1836 – 1919

Married on 12 Apr 1893 William Henry EVANS 1869 – 1944; parents of:

William Clark EVANS 1893 – 1894
Laura Frances EVANS 1895 – 1973
Jesse Otis EVANS 1899 – 1946
Daniel David Deane EVANS 1902 – 1950
Gordon Russell EVANS 1905 – 1984
Ethel Helen Mae EVANS 1908 – 1980." Image.


Frank Eleazer Borden

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/93064284/frank-eleazer-borden. Image.


Elizabeth Ella Gray Spencer

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/93064458/elizabeth-ella_gray-borden. Image.


Thomas Cook

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 109. "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.

2Portsmouth (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.


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.

2Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 109. "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.


George Cook

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 176. "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.


Sarah Cook

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 178. "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.


Walter Cook

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 180. "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.


Captain Abiel Cook

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 158. "ABIAL5 COOK, son of John Cook [50] and his wife Alice Southworth, was born probably about 1719 at Tiverton, which until 1747 was in Massachusetts, and died there 15 July 1808. He settled in Little Compton about 1750.

He married at Tiverton, 1 December 1743, MARY BRADFORD, daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Gray) Bradford, who was born 16 October 1722 at Plympton, Mass. and died 3 February 1792 at Tiverton, R.I. Their descendants are eligible for membership in the Society of Mayflower Descendants through Mary's Bradford line as well as Abial's Alden line." Image.


Mary Bradford

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/46627156#. "Wife of Capt. Abiel Cook and daughter of Mr. Samuel and Sarah Bradford; died in the 70th year of her age." Image.

2Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 158. "ABIAL5 COOK, son of John Cook [50] and his wife Alice Southworth, was born probably about 1719 at Tiverton, which until 1747 was in Massachusetts, and died there 15 July 1808. He settled in Little Compton about 1750.

He married at Tiverton, 1 December 1743, MARY BRADFORD, daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Gray) Bradford, who was born 16 October 1722 at Plympton, Mass. and died 3 February 1792 at Tiverton, R.I. Their descendants are eligible for membership in the Society of Mayflower Descendants through Mary's Bradford line as well as Abial's Alden line." Image.


Job Cornell

1Portsmouth (Rhode Island) Town Council, Rhode Island - Portsmouth - Town council and probate records, 1697-1930, bk 8 pg 182. "Will dated 1802."