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Selected Families and Individuals

Source Citations


David Cook

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/65895436. Image.

2Wilbour, Benjamin Franklin, 1887-1964 (Main Author), Little Compton Families, Little Compton Historical Society, 1967 College Hill Press Providence, R.I., p.208, FHL Film 844901 Item 1. In one place birth date is 6 Jun 1752 and just below it is 6 Jun 1731.


Alice Bradford Cook

1Wilbour, Benjamin Franklin, 1887-1964 (Main Author), Little Compton Families, Little Compton Historical Society, 1967 College Hill Press Providence, R.I., p.208, FHL Film 844901 Item 1. In one place birth date is 6 Jun 1752 and just below it is 6 Jun 1731.


Peleg Cook

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 183. "PELEG5 COOK, son of Thomas Cook [58] and his wife Philadelphia Cornell, was born 3 October 1741 at Tiverton, which until 1747 was in Massachusetts, and died there 3 January 1829. He was a Sergeant in the Revolution, serving in his brother Isaac Cook's Company, Col. John Cook's Regiment, in 1778.

He married, first, in March 1765, COMFORT CHURCH, daughter of Caleb and Margaret (Torrey) Church, who was born 1 June 1745 and died 4 June 1768. He married, second, 1 February 1769, MARY GRINNELL, daughter of Richard and Comfort (Billings) Grinnell, born 17 May 1747, died 3 August 1781. Elder Peleg
Burroughs wrote of visiting the mourning family, and after the funeral on 5 August he preached to a "numerous assembly [who had] seated themselves in George Cook's orchard." (Journal, p. 96)

Elder Burroughs wrote on first day, 18 November 1781, that since meeting he had "celebrated a marriage between Peleg Cook and SARAH GRINNELL" (ibid., p. 103). Sarah was born 11 December 1747, daughter of William and Mary (Sanford) Grinnell, and died 7 July 1833.

John Grinnell of Little Compton in his will dated 4 May 1792 named his brother-in~law Peleg Cook executor of the will and heir to the residue of the estate and made bequests also to his nieces and nephews, Lydia, Asa and Richard Cook (Tiverton Probate 4:537—8).

The will of Peleg Cook of Tiverton, dated 7 June 1822 and proved 6 July 1829, named his wife Sarah, his daughters Meribah Cook, Mary Almy, Deborah Almy, Comfort Tabor and Ruth Rogers, his son Peleg Cook, granddaughter Catherine Wilbour who was under age, and grandson Peleg Tabor, son of Umphrey Tabor (Tiverton Probate l0:191-2)." Image.


Comfort Church

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 183. "PELEG5 COOK, son of Thomas Cook [58] and his wife Philadelphia Cornell, was born 3 October 1741 at Tiverton, which until 1747 was in Massachusetts, and died there 3 January 1829. He was a Sergeant in the Revolution, serving in his brother Isaac Cook's Company, Col. John Cook's Regiment, in 1778.

He married, first, in March 1765, COMFORT CHURCH, daughter of Caleb and Margaret (Torrey) Church, who was born 1 June 1745 and died 4 June 1768. He married, second, 1 February 1769, MARY GRINNELL, daughter of Richard and Comfort (Billings) Grinnell, born 17 May 1747, died 3 August 1781. Elder Peleg
Burroughs wrote of visiting the mourning family, and after the funeral on 5 August he preached to a "numerous assembly [who had] seated themselves in George Cook's orchard." (Journal, p. 96)

Elder Burroughs wrote on first day, 18 November 1781, that since meeting he had "celebrated a marriage between Peleg Cook and SARAH GRINNELL" (ibid., p. 103). Sarah was born 11 December 1747, daughter of William and Mary (Sanford) Grinnell, and died 7 July 1833.

John Grinnell of Little Compton in his will dated 4 May 1792 named his brother-in~law Peleg Cook executor of the will and heir to the residue of the estate and made bequests also to his nieces and nephews, Lydia, Asa and Richard Cook (Tiverton Probate 4:537—8).

The will of Peleg Cook of Tiverton, dated 7 June 1822 and proved 6 July 1829, named his wife Sarah, his daughters Meribah Cook, Mary Almy, Deborah Almy, Comfort Tabor and Ruth Rogers, his son Peleg Cook, granddaughter Catherine Wilbour who was under age, and grandson Peleg Tabor, son of Umphrey Tabor (Tiverton Probate l0:191-2)." Image.


Peleg Cook

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 183. "PELEG5 COOK, son of Thomas Cook [58] and his wife Philadelphia Cornell, was born 3 October 1741 at Tiverton, which until 1747 was in Massachusetts, and died there 3 January 1829. He was a Sergeant in the Revolution, serving in his brother Isaac Cook's Company, Col. John Cook's Regiment, in 1778.

He married, first, in March 1765, COMFORT CHURCH, daughter of Caleb and Margaret (Torrey) Church, who was born 1 June 1745 and died 4 June 1768. He married, second, 1 February 1769, MARY GRINNELL, daughter of Richard and Comfort (Billings) Grinnell, born 17 May 1747, died 3 August 1781. Elder Peleg
Burroughs wrote of visiting the mourning family, and after the funeral on 5 August he preached to a "numerous assembly [who had] seated themselves in George Cook's orchard." (Journal, p. 96)

Elder Burroughs wrote on first day, 18 November 1781, that since meeting he had "celebrated a marriage between Peleg Cook and SARAH GRINNELL" (ibid., p. 103). Sarah was born 11 December 1747, daughter of William and Mary (Sanford) Grinnell, and died 7 July 1833.

John Grinnell of Little Compton in his will dated 4 May 1792 named his brother-in~law Peleg Cook executor of the will and heir to the residue of the estate and made bequests also to his nieces and nephews, Lydia, Asa and Richard Cook (Tiverton Probate 4:537—8).

The will of Peleg Cook of Tiverton, dated 7 June 1822 and proved 6 July 1829, named his wife Sarah, his daughters Meribah Cook, Mary Almy, Deborah Almy, Comfort Tabor and Ruth Rogers, his son Peleg Cook, granddaughter Catherine Wilbour who was under age, and grandson Peleg Tabor, son of Umphrey Tabor (Tiverton Probate l0:191-2)." Image.


Mary Grinnell

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 183. "PELEG5 COOK, son of Thomas Cook [58] and his wife Philadelphia Cornell, was born 3 October 1741 at Tiverton, which until 1747 was in Massachusetts, and died there 3 January 1829. He was a Sergeant in the Revolution, serving in his brother Isaac Cook's Company, Col. John Cook's Regiment, in 1778.

He married, first, in March 1765, COMFORT CHURCH, daughter of Caleb and Margaret (Torrey) Church, who was born 1 June 1745 and died 4 June 1768. He married, second, 1 February 1769, MARY GRINNELL, daughter of Richard and Comfort (Billings) Grinnell, born 17 May 1747, died 3 August 1781. Elder Peleg
Burroughs wrote of visiting the mourning family, and after the funeral on 5 August he preached to a "numerous assembly [who had] seated themselves in George Cook's orchard." (Journal, p. 96)

Elder Burroughs wrote on first day, 18 November 1781, that since meeting he had "celebrated a marriage between Peleg Cook and SARAH GRINNELL" (ibid., p. 103). Sarah was born 11 December 1747, daughter of William and Mary (Sanford) Grinnell, and died 7 July 1833.

John Grinnell of Little Compton in his will dated 4 May 1792 named his brother-in~law Peleg Cook executor of the will and heir to the residue of the estate and made bequests also to his nieces and nephews, Lydia, Asa and Richard Cook (Tiverton Probate 4:537—8).

The will of Peleg Cook of Tiverton, dated 7 June 1822 and proved 6 July 1829, named his wife Sarah, his daughters Meribah Cook, Mary Almy, Deborah Almy, Comfort Tabor and Ruth Rogers, his son Peleg Cook, granddaughter Catherine Wilbour who was under age, and grandson Peleg Tabor, son of Umphrey Tabor (Tiverton Probate l0:191-2)." Image.


Capt. Isaac Cook

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 184. "ISAAC5 COOK, son of Thomas Cook [58] and his wife Philadelphia Cornell, was born 21 June 1745 at Tiverton, which until 1747 was in Massachusetts, and died there 18 April 1826.

He married at Tiverton, 16 October 1766, LYDIA GRAY (Amicable Congregational Church Records). She was the daughter of William and Elizabeth (Dennis) Gray, born at Tiverton 27 September 1744, died 9 April 1826. Her sister Mary Gray married Russell Cook [338] and her brother William Gray married Peace Cook [340]. The will of Elizabeth Gray, widow of William, dated 29 December 1774 and proved 6 February 1775, named her daughters Lydia Cook, Susanna Seabury, wife of Constant Seabury, Phebe Wilbour, wife of Samuel Wilbour, and Mary Gray, and appointed Isaac Cook executor (Tiverton Probate 4:213). Captain Isaac and Lydia Cook are buried in a walled plot on the old Cook homestead, on the east side of the Main Road, about one mile south of Tiverton Four Corners.

During the Revolution, Isaac Cook served as a captain in Col. John Cook's Regiment." Image.

2FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=14220001.


Lydia Gray

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=14220056.

2Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 184. "ISAAC5 COOK, son of Thomas Cook [58] and his wife Philadelphia Cornell, was born 21 June 1745 at Tiverton, which until 1747 was in Massachusetts, and died there 18 April 1826.

He married at Tiverton, 16 October 1766, LYDIA GRAY (Amicable Congregational Church Records). She was the daughter of William and Elizabeth (Dennis) Gray, born at Tiverton 27 September 1744, died 9 April 1826. Her sister Mary Gray married Russell Cook [338] and her brother William Gray married Peace Cook [340]. The will of Elizabeth Gray, widow of William, dated 29 December 1774 and proved 6 February 1775, named her daughters Lydia Cook, Susanna Seabury, wife of Constant Seabury, Phebe Wilbour, wife of Samuel Wilbour, and Mary Gray, and appointed Isaac Cook executor (Tiverton Probate 4:213). Captain Isaac and Lydia Cook are buried in a walled plot on the old Cook homestead, on the east side of the Main Road, about one mile south of Tiverton Four Corners.

During the Revolution, Isaac Cook served as a captain in Col. John Cook's Regiment." Image.


Lieutenant Samuel Bradford

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/29364877/samuel-bradford#. "A BIOGRAPHY OF LT. SAMUEL BRADFORD, by Laurence Overmire (7th great grandson), Aug. 2008:

Samuel Bradford was born in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Dec. 23, 1683, the fifth of seven children of Maj. John Bradford and Mercy Warren. His father was the grandson of Gov. William Bradford of the Mayflower. His mother was the granddaughter of Richard Warren of the Mayflower.

On Oct. 21, 1714, at Plympton, Massachusetts, 31-year-old Samuel married 17-year-old Sarah Gray, the daughter of Edward and Mary Smith Gray of Tiverton, Rhode Island. Sarah was the half-sister of Samuel Gray who was the second man shot at the Boston Massacre and the first American to die in the Revolutionary War. She was also the aunt of Capt. Robert Gray, the American explorer who discovered the Columbia River and staked America's claim to the Oregon Territory.

Sarah gave birth to ten children: John, Gideon, William (died in childhood), Mary, Sarah, William, Mercy (died in infancy), Abigail, Phebe, and Samuel.

Samuel inherited property from his father's estate. He also inherited Gov. William Bradford's precious manuscript, "Of Plimouth Plantation," one of the most important documents of early American history. The work was loaned to Rev. Thomas Prince who was using it as a reference for his own book that he was writing. He kept it in his library in Boston's Old South Church. The British, who occupied the Old South Church during the Revolution, then got hold of it. Later it turned up in the Bishop of London's palace and was only returned to the state of Massachusetts, after some negotiation, in 1897.

Samuel Bradford was a leading citizen of Plymopton. He was Selectman several times, a Representative to the General Court, and Lieutenant of Plympton Battery. He died in Plympton on Mar. 26, 1740, at the age of 56, and was laid to rest in Ye Olde Burial Grounds there." Image.


Sarah Gray

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8973950/sarah-hunt. "Here lies Buried the Body of Mrs.
SARAH HUNT who was formerly
the Wife of SAMUEL BRADFORD
of Plymton Gentleman who deceased
March the 26th 1740 in the 56th
Year of his Age who left Eight Children
names as follows. JOHN. GIDEON.
MARY. SARAH. WILLIAM. ABIGAIL.
PHEBE. and SAMUEL. who was the Daughter of Mr. EDWARD GRAY and
MARY his wife of Tiverton. Born
April the 8th 1697 who deceased
October the 16th 1770 in the
74th Year of her Age.
Mrs. Sarah (Gray) Bradford Hunt was the second wife of Chilmark gentleman William Hunt." Image.


Leroy Samuel

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/83181550. Image.

2Arkansas Marriages, 1837-1944, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FQ5Z-TXY. "Name: L. R. Samuel
Birth Date: 1886
Age: 22
Spouse's Name: Ora M. Hartsfield
Spouse's Birth Date: 1888
Spouse's Age: 20
Event Date: 19 Jan 1908
Event Place: Hempstead, Arkansas
Marital Status: Single
Spouse's Marital Status: Single
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M74810-8
System Origin: Arkansas-EASy
GS Film number: 1005883
Reference ID: p946

Citing this Record
"Arkansas Marriages, 1837-1944," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FQ5Z-TXY : 10 February 2018), L. R. Samuel and Ora M. Hartsfield, 19 Jan 1908; citing Hempstead, Arkansas; FHL microfilm 1,005,883." Image.

31920 U.S. Census, T625_64 pg 5A, 10 Feb 1920. "Samuel, Leroy Head MW 24 M1 Arkansas Kentucky Alabama Merchant General Store
------, Ora W Wife FW 22 M1 Arkansas Arkansas Arkansas
------, Hollis Son MW 10 S Arkansas Arkansas Arkansas
------, Elston Son 8 S Arkansas Arkansas Arkansas
------, Maebelle Daughter 5 S Arkansas Arkansas Arkansas
------, Nell Daughter 3 S Arkansas Arkansas Arkansas."

41930 U.S. Census, T626_76 pg 1A, 2 Apr 1930.


Ora Mae Hartsfield

1Arkansas Marriages, 1837-1944, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FQ5Z-TXY. "Name: L. R. Samuel
Birth Date: 1886
Age: 22
Spouse's Name: Ora M. Hartsfield
Spouse's Birth Date: 1888
Spouse's Age: 20
Event Date: 19 Jan 1908
Event Place: Hempstead, Arkansas
Marital Status: Single
Spouse's Marital Status: Single
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M74810-8
System Origin: Arkansas-EASy
GS Film number: 1005883
Reference ID: p946

Citing this Record
"Arkansas Marriages, 1837-1944," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FQ5Z-TXY : 10 February 2018), L. R. Samuel and Ora M. Hartsfield, 19 Jan 1908; citing Hempstead, Arkansas; FHL microfilm 1,005,883." Image.