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Selected Families and Individuals

Source Citations


Abial Cook

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/143664144/abial-cook. Image.


Harriet Mary Fuller

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/143664148/harriett-cook. Image.


Jane Cook

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/146858480/jane-cook. "aged 93 years." Image.


Mary Cook

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/143664710/mary-c.-cook. Image.


Alice Cook

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/146858293/alice-cook. "Miss Alice Cook, aged xx, was found dead in her bed at her home, 18 East Main street, Wednesday morning by her only surviving sister, Miss Jane Cook. [Utica Saturday Globe, 1914]." Image.


Abial Cook Jr.

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/147152856/abial-cook. "aged 1 yr 11 mo. & 25 da." Image.


Walter Abiel Cook

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/143664131/walter-a.-cook. "Died in this village [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY.],at his home on Pleasant street, Feb. 16, 1892, Walter A. Cook, aged 65 years. He was born in this village, a son of Abial Cook, a prominent lawyer of his time, and was the only son of a family of nine children, three of whom survive him-a twin sister having preceded him but a short time ago. He was educated in the common and select schools in the village, and at graduation entered the law office with his father for the study of law. He was admitted to the bar and entered upon practice. He was a complete encyclopedia of the early events of the village, and would relate them in detail as of yesterday. He was slow to make friends, but friendship once formed was true and unyielding. He was a man of positive character, strong conviction and uncompromising of principles of honesty,n uprightness and integrity. In politics he was a Democrat, but never stooped to the low wire pulling of the machine politician. For two or more years sessions he was engrossing clerk of the Assembly, and made the acquaintance and was familiar with many prominent men of State. Many years ago he made the acquaintance of Miss Adeline Eastman of New Hampshire, who was the a teacher here as Preceptress of the Norwich Academy, who soon after became his wife. They have four children, all of whom with the mother survive him. Of later years Mr. Cook has been a familiar figure upon our streets, where he always met his friends cordially. He will be greatly missed in his home. He will be missed in the community. Funeral services will be held from the residence no. 13 Pleasant street, Friday at 2P.M., Rev. Henry D. Stebbins and Rev. T.G. Cass officiating. Burial at Mt. Hope [Norwich, NY.] per Sharon Donahe's Blog.

Norwich - Monday evening after a long illness, Walter A. Cook died at his home corner of Pleasant and Miller Streets. He was the son of the late Hon. Abiah Cook, who for many years was one of the leading lawyers of the Chenango bar and also of Central New York. He was born in this town sixty-five years ago. His recollection went back to the days, when Norwich was a small village and had but one cross street. His memory was very accurate and in conversation flooded one with interesting anecdotes and local historic data. He was thoroughly educated and having studied law was admitted to practice, passing his examination at the court house in this village. He never practiced to any extent however, though possessed of a good legal mind, as it is termed among lawyers. In fact, he was a natural lawyer and comprehended at a glance principles which another man could no acquire by most diligent study. But law practice was not to his liking and becoming a leader in Democratic local councils he made himself felt throughout his party and received various remunerative appointments at Albany. For several years he was Journal Clerk of the Assembly. When ever the Democrats had a majority in that legislative body, that position was accorded him without opposition it being acknowledged that he was one of the most efficient journal clerks ever in the service of the State. For the last twenty years Mr. Cook has given his attention to the care of the real estate owned by him in this place and Plymouth. He married Miss Cushman, a cultured and highly esteemed lady, who was preceptress of Norwich Academy, who with three sons, Walter A. Jr., George and David, and one daughter, Ada and three sisters survive him. Miss Mary Cook, who died in October last, was his twin sister. His funeral will be attended Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock." Image.


Adeline Sophronia Eastman

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/146858284/adaline-s.-cook. "aged 81." Image.


Walter Abiel Cook II

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/143664916/walter-a.-cook. Image.


Alice M. Lewis

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/146858315/alice-m.-cook. "aged 84." Image.


George Cooke

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , Page 33. "+  10. v. GEORGE, b. ca. 1654; m. Sarah Place." Image.


Stephen H. Cooke

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , Page 33, 55. "+ 11. vi. STEPHEN, b. ca. 1656; m. Hannah ----  [not Jay].

pg 55
Steven Cook of Shrewsbury, yeoman, very weak in body, made his will 7 March 1711:
... I give and bequeath to Hannah my beloved Wife all & singular this my Farm which I now live on with ye Meadow thereunto belonging together with all my Household Goods & Moveables.
... to my well beloved son Silas Cook after the death of my wife, the sd farm which I now live on with ye meadow thereunto belonging unto him his heirs & assigns for Ever. Likewise I give & bequeath to son Silas my Negro boy Will (after ye decease of my wife).
... to my well beloved Daughter Ruth Collier all that tract of land & meadow that I bought of John Williams Junior with all the Improvements thereunto be longing, to her and her heirs & assigns for Ever.
... to my beloved Daughter Hannah Cook all that tract of land & meadow yt I bought of Gawin Drummond to her & her heirs & assigns for Ever. Likewise I give the sum of forty Pounds to her yt to Hannah, to be paid to her by my Executors hereinafter named, when she shall be Maried or come to ye age of
Eighteen years.

Likewise I constitute, make & Ordain Hannah my loving wife with my aforesd son Silas Cook to be my Executors...." Image.


Hannah

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , Page 33, 55. "+ 11. vi. STEPHEN, b. ca. 1656; m. Hannah ----  [not Jay].

pg 55
Steven Cook of Shrewsbury, yeoman, very weak in body, made his will 7 March 1711:
... I give and bequeath to Hannah my beloved Wife all & singular this my Farm which I now live on with ye Meadow thereunto belonging together with all my Household Goods & Moveables.
... to my well beloved son Silas Cook after the death of my wife, the sd farm which I now live on with ye meadow thereunto belonging unto him his heirs & assigns for Ever. Likewise I give & bequeath to son Silas my Negro boy Will (after ye decease of my wife).
... to my well beloved Daughter Ruth Collier all that tract of land & meadow that I bought of John Williams Junior with all the Improvements thereunto be longing, to her and her heirs & assigns for Ever.
... to my beloved Daughter Hannah Cook all that tract of land & meadow yt I bought of Gawin Drummond to her & her heirs & assigns for Ever. Likewise I give the sum of forty Pounds to her yt to Hannah, to be paid to her by my Executors hereinafter named, when she shall be Maried or come to ye age of
Eighteen years.

Likewise I constitute, make & Ordain Hannah my loving wife with my aforesd son Silas Cook to be my Executors...." Image.


Mary Cooke

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , Page 31. "8. iii MARY, b. probably ca. 1650, d. 17 Jan. 1670/]. She m. as his second wife THOMAS LANGFORD, who was baptized 25 December 1634 at Netherbury, Dorset, son of John Langford, and died in November 1670 at Portsmouth, R.I. He arrived in New England 27 Feb. 1657 from Bristol, England, listed as the servant of George Gallop (Michael Tepper, Passengers t_o America, Baltimore [I978], p. 153).
(The baptismal record of George Gallop was found in the Netherbury parish register on the same page as that of Thomas Langford.) The name of Thomas’ first wife, mother of his son Thomas, has not been
learned.

On 20 June 1670 Thomas Langford was hired, with Jacob Pender, to carry a delegation of Deputies from Newport to Narragansett in Robert Carr's boat, by order of the General Assembly (Austin, Genealogal Dictionary of Rhode Island). In his will dated 30 Oct. 1670, Thomas Langford stated that he was very ill. He appointed his wife Mary sole executrix and left to her his whole estate and the care of his son, Thomas. Witnesses were John Cranston, John Sanford, Lawrence Springard and John Munroe (Portsmouth TC Book 1:257). His inventory was presented 23 November 1670 by John Cooke and Andrew Thorne (Portsmouth Scrap Book, p.75).

Mary Langfourd, wife of Thomas Langfourd, very weak in body, made her will 7 January 1670/1, as follows:  I give my Husband's child three ewe sheepe one petticoat of my owne makeing a black one, and a blue mohair Coate and a greene Wastcoat of its owne Mothers and a white apron that was the childs mothers I give my sister Sarah Parker my streaked bed and boulster to her two  home spun blankitts ... two feather pillowes one an old one and one a new one...  one puter porringer one puter platter and two earthen dishes...  all my wearing clothes excepting what I gave before. I give to my brother Thomas all the Rest of my whole Estate remaining and I do make my true lovinge ffreinds overseers of this my Will... namely my uncle John Cooke and Obadiah Holme.

Mary signed with a monogram—1ike mark, witnessed by Andrew Thorne and Isaac Lawton. Her inventory, presented 2 Feb. 1670/1 by Andrew Thorne and Joseph Torrey, states that she departed this life the 17th day of January 1670 [167]]. The value of her estate came to £38:08:03 (Portsmouth Scrap Book, p. 82)." Image.


Col Nathaniel Pearce

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=100937061. "Col. Nathaniel Pearse was born on 23 November 1708 in Bristol, Bristol Co., Massachusetts (now Rhode Island). He died on 17 March 1793 at the age of 84 in Bristol, RI. He represented Bristol in the Rhode Island General Assembly in 1765-66 and 1767. He also served in the Revolutionary War.

Father: Richard Pearce, b. 1684; d. 25 October 1744, Bristol, RI.

Mother: Sarah Humphrey, b. 29 October 1678, Weymouth, Norfolk Co., MA; d. 4 July 1720, Bristol, RI.

Marriage : 6 APR 1732 in Bristol, Bristol Co., Mass.

Wife: Mary Lindsay 1699 – 1764

Children of Nathaniel and Mary Lindsay Pearse:

Samuel Pearse, b. 25 Oct 1733, Bristol, Bristol, MA

John Pearse, b. 28 Mar 1735, Bristol, Bristol, MA

Capt Richard Pearse, b. Jun. 17, 1737, Bristol, Bristol, MA; d. May 5, 1809, Mass.

Nathaniel Pearse, b. 05 Aug 1739, Bristol, Bristol, MA

Christopher Pearse, b. 05 Jul 1741, Bristol, Bristol, MA

Elizabeth Pearse, b. 17 Feb 1742, Bristol, Bristol, MA; m. 8 DEC 1768 in Bristol, Bristol, MA (now RI), Samuel Throop, b: 18 MAR 1744/5 in Bristol, Bristol, MA

Thomas Pearse, b. 06 Mar 1744, Bristol, Bristol, MA

Mary Pearse, b. 03 Apr 1747, Bristol, Bristol, MA

Thomas Pearse, b. 24 Nov 1749,Bristol, Bristol, MA

William Pearse, b. 02 Apr 1753, Bristol, Bristol, MA

Sarah Pearse, b. 26 Aug 1754, Bristol, Bristol, MA

Source:

James N. Arnold, Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850 (Originally published by Narragansett Historical Publishing Company; Providence, RI; 1891)." Image.


Martha Cooke

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , Page 33. "+ 15. x. MARTHA, b. probably ca. 1667; m. 1683 John Woodcock. On 24 Dec. 1683 John Woodcock and his wife Martha, who signed by mark, "M", gave a receipt to Jeremiah Browne of Newport, now husband to Mary late widow of Thomas Cooke and administratrix of same, for £15 belonging to Martha by reason of her grandfather's will. Witnesses were Ephraim Turner and Mercy Paine. No further record of Martha has been found. [There was a Woodcock family living at Rehoboth, Mass., which included a John Woodcock whose first wife, Sarah Smith, died 10 May 1676, but no evidence connecting Martha Cook to this family has been found.]." Image.


Ebenezer B. Cooke

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , Page 33, 56. "+ 13. viii. EBENEZER, b. ca. 1661; m. (1) Mary Patterson, (2) Susannah ———.

pg 56
EBENEZER3 COOK, son of Captain Thomas Cook [2] and his wife Thomasin, was born probably ca. 1661 at Portsmouth, R.I., and died in March or April of 1711 in Monmouth County, N.J.

He married, between 12 December 1688 and 26 April 1695, MARY PATTERSON, daughter of Edward and Faith (Chamberlain) Patterson. She died after April 1695, and Ebenezer married, second, SUSANNAH —--, who was his widow in 1711. (She has been said to have been Susannah Cox, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth [Blashford] Cox. Stillwell, HGM III:169, stated that he was unable to prove this, and Richard Wilson Cook also failed to find proof.)." Image.

2FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/218716819/ebenezer-cooke. "Son of Capt. Thomas Cooke and Thomasin Cooke

Married to Mary Patterson they had 2 children
1. Job Cook
2. Edward Patterson Cook

Married a second time to Susannah Cooke." Image.