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Selected Families and Individuals

Source Citations


Stephen Cook

1Fiske, Jane Fletcher, 1930- (Main Author), Cooke,Thomas of Rhode Island : genealogy of Cooke alias Butcher of Netherbury, Dorsetshire, England (Boxford, Mass. : J.F. Fiske, c1987), 115, 116, 117, JSMB US/CAN Book 929.273 C776f. "His obituary in the Newport Mercury of 5 April 1803 states that "he sustained the unblemished character of an honest, industrious man.  It is a circumstance worthy of remark, that he never, during his long life, drank either a dish of coffee or tea."

He married, probably ca. 1734, MARY TALLMAN, daughter of John and Anna (Bennett) Tallman, who was born at Tiverton 6 October 1713 and died there 14 October 1790 in her 77th year. They are both buried in a small Cook family burying ground in Tiverton near the Fish Road exit from Route 24, located in 1982 on a small rise of ground just between the new Police Station and a Highway Department garage on an annex road; it is designated R. 1. Historical Cemetery 54 and is fenced by a stone wall. John Tallman of Tivertown, surgeon, in his will dated 11 August 1741 included the name of his eldest daughter, Mary Cook. Another daughter, Hannah, married Stephen's brother Chaplin Cook (Bristol Co. Probate 10:95).

In April 1733 Stephen Cook Petitioned the Bristol County Court of Common Pleas for an abatement of payments he was making to Malison Chase for support of her child, of which he was the putative father. The court requested that Malison appear at the next session and she did so, in June, but Stephen did not, so the matter was dismissed, Stephen to pay costs.

By his father's will Stephen received the north half of the homestead farm on the 16th Great Lot in Pocasset Purchase and the 20th swamp lot, On 15 January 1739/40, John and Sarah Tallman deeded to Stephen Cook for £200 lot 28 in the second division (Tiverton Deeds 1:62).  In 1750 he was involved in a dispute over land with his nephew William Cook concerning possession of a 45 acre tract on the west side of the highway leading from Howland's Ferry to Fall River and adjoining land owned by Jonathan Bennett, The court decided In favor of William's claim, the case was appealed in March 1763, but William won possession of the land and E80 damages plus costs (Newport Court Records, D:187, 207; E.206, from index in office of Newport County Clerk).

Elder Peleg Burroughs noted in his journal that this family lived about seven miles distant from him, and on 27 February 1789 he "Stayed all night with old Stephen Cook" (p. 250).

Stephen Cook made a deposition 28 November 1795 concerning the family of Thomas Cory, son of William, stating that Thomas was his mother's brother and that his eldest son William Cory had had three wines: Hannah Lake, Mary or Marcy Allen, and Mary, possibly Akins. To questions he responded that William had lived in Tiverton, Newport and Providence, had had children Lydia, Susannah, Ruth, Hannah and Philip by his first wife and that Philip had died without issue (Tiverton Deeds 5:373).

On 27 September 1788, calling himself 85 years old, Stephen Cook, yeoman, made his will, stating that he was in bodily health and of perfect mind and memory:  ... The will was proved 4 April 1803 (Tiverton, Probate 3:572)." Children, (b. Tiverton, R.I.; perhaps others):
+177. i. JOHN5, b. ca. 1735; m. Mercy Fish.
178. ii. ANN, b. 1737, d. 18 Feb. 1826 aged 89 yrs, unmarried; buried with sister Mary and brother Stephen in E. Palmyra, N.Y. Cemetery.
+179. iii. BENJAMIN, b. 24 March 1740; m. (l) Tabitha Lake, (2) Naomi Shrieve.
+180. iv. ABNER, b. ca. 1742; m.
181. v. MARY, b. 1748, d. 12 April 1811 aged 63 yrs, unmarried; buried in E. Palmyra, N.Y. Cemetery with sister Ann and brother Stephen.
182. vi. ELIZABETH, b. perhaps ca. 1752; not named in 1788 will of her father; m, at Tiverton, 1 March 1771, Seth White.
+183. vii. STEPHEN, b. 1755; m. Ruth Pearce.


Abner Paul Cook

1Fiske, Jane Fletcher, 1930- (Main Author), Cooke,Thomas of Rhode Island : genealogy of Cooke alias Butcher of Netherbury, Dorsetshire, England (Boxford, Mass. : J.F. Fiske, c1987), p.193, JSMB US/CAN Book 929.273 C776f. "Abner Cook signed as a witness to the will of William Shrieve, dated 9 May 1771, along with William Fish and Benjamin Sheldon (Tiverton Probate 4:9).

His name does not appear as head of a household in the Rhode Island 1774 census. The Rhode Island Military Census of 1777 lists him as between 16 and 50 years old but unable to serve.

By the will of his father, Abner received part of Stephen's homestead lot in Tiverton. In August term 1818, when the Newport Superior Court gave Daniel Cook authority to sell the real estate of Abner Cook of Tiverton, deceased, in order to settle the estate, the property was described as "one old house by the highway" (Newport Court Book 18-41).

On 7 December 1819 William Fish of Tiverton, yeoman, sold for $320. to Daniel Cook of Tiverton, yeoman, land in Tiverton bounded on the east by the Handkerchief lot, said land formerly belonging to Abner Cook and purchased by Fish at auction; the deed was witnessed by Thomas and Job Durfee (Tiverton Deeds 10.119)."


Hannah Shearman

1Fiske, Jane Fletcher, 1930- (Main Author), Cooke,Thomas of Rhode Island : genealogy of Cooke alias Butcher of Netherbury, Dorsetshire, England (Boxford, Mass. : J.F. Fiske, c1987), p.193, JSMB US/CAN Book 929.273 C776f. "Abner Cook signed as a witness to the will of William Shrieve, dated 9 May 1771, along with William Fish and Benjamin Sheldon (Tiverton Probate 4:9).

His name does not appear as head of a household in the Rhode Island 1774 census. The Rhode Island Military Census of 1777 lists him as between 16 and 50 years old but unable to serve.

By the will of his father, Abner received part of Stephen's homestead lot in Tiverton. In August term 1818, when the Newport Superior Court gave Daniel Cook authority to sell the real estate of Abner Cook of Tiverton, deceased, in order to settle the estate, the property was described as "one old house by the highway" (Newport Court Book 18-41).

On 7 December 1819 William Fish of Tiverton, yeoman, sold for $320. to Daniel Cook of Tiverton, yeoman, land in Tiverton bounded on the east by the Handkerchief lot, said land formerly belonging to Abner Cook and purchased by Fish at auction; the deed was witnessed by Thomas and Job Durfee (Tiverton Deeds 10.119)."


William Shearman

1Fiske, Jane Fletcher, 1930- (Main Author), Cooke,Thomas of Rhode Island : genealogy of Cooke alias Butcher of Netherbury, Dorsetshire, England (Boxford, Mass. : J.F. Fiske, c1987), p.193, JSMB US/CAN Book 929.273 C776f. "weaver, whose will, dated at Portsmouth 25 Oct 1788, named his wife Susannah, sons John and William Shearman, daughter Hannah Cook, and granddaughters Elizabeth Huddlestone alias Sission and Jamima Huddlestone, daughters of his daughter Margaret Huddlestone, deceased [Portsmouth Probate 7:157]."


Suzannah

1Fiske, Jane Fletcher, 1930- (Main Author), Cooke,Thomas of Rhode Island : genealogy of Cooke alias Butcher of Netherbury, Dorsetshire, England (Boxford, Mass. : J.F. Fiske, c1987), p.193, JSMB US/CAN Book 929.273 C776f. "weaver, whose will, dated at Portsmouth 25 Oct 1788, named his wife Susannah, sons John and William Shearman, daughter Hannah Cook, and granddaughters Elizabeth Huddlestone alias Sission and Jamima Huddlestone, daughters of his daughter Margaret Huddlestone, deceased [Portsmouth Probate 7:157]."


Daniel Cook

1Fiske, Jane Fletcher, 1930- (Main Author), Cooke,Thomas of Rhode Island : genealogy of Cooke alias Butcher of Netherbury, Dorsetshire, England (Boxford, Mass. : J.F. Fiske, c1987), p.311, JSMB US/CAN Book 929.273 C776f. "Daniel was a mariner on 21 September 1799 when John Baker of Newport, merchant, testified as to his date and place of birth for the Seaman's Protective Registry (Newport Customs House Papers).

He is listed in the 1800 census in Tiverton, near his father, with one son and one daughter under ten years. In 1810 it appears that his father was living in his household, and that three more sons and another daughter had been born.

In August 1818 Daniel received permission to sell real estate of his father, Abner Cook, lately deceased, in order to settle the estate (Newport Court Records 18:41). On 7 December 1819 Daniel purchased back some of the property from William Fish, who had bought it at public auction (Tiverton Deeds 10:19)."


Sarah Bennett

1Fiske, Jane Fletcher, 1930- (Main Author), Cooke,Thomas of Rhode Island : genealogy of Cooke alias Butcher of Netherbury, Dorsetshire, England (Boxford, Mass. : J.F. Fiske, c1987), p.311, JSMB US/CAN Book 929.273 C776f. "Daniel was a mariner on 21 September 1799 when John Baker of Newport, merchant, testified as to his date and place of birth for the Seaman's Protective Registry (Newport Customs House Papers).

He is listed in the 1800 census in Tiverton, near his father, with one son and one daughter under ten years. In 1810 it appears that his father was living in his household, and that three more sons and another daughter had been born.

In August 1818 Daniel received permission to sell real estate of his father, Abner Cook, lately deceased, in order to settle the estate (Newport Court Records 18:41). On 7 December 1819 Daniel purchased back some of the property from William Fish, who had bought it at public auction (Tiverton Deeds 10:19)."


Anne S. Cook

1Fiske, Jane Fletcher, 1930- (Main Author), Cooke,Thomas of Rhode Island : genealogy of Cooke alias Butcher of Netherbury, Dorsetshire, England (Boxford, Mass. : J.F. Fiske, c1987), p.312, JSMB US/CAN Book 929.273 C776f. "Her death record calls her daughter of Daniel, but she may be incorrectly identified."


Joseph Cook

1Town Clerk Office, Rhode Island, Tiverton, Newport County - Births and Marriages, Vol 5 1809-1854, Rhode Island State Archives, 337 Westminster St., Providence, RI 02903. "I hereby certify that Joseph Cook, son of Daniel Cook, of Tiverton, and Mary Lake of Tiverton, daughter of Amy Lake were lawfully joined together in marriage on the seventeenth day of March th 1831 by me the subscriber Asa Gray, Justice Peace.  In witness of us: Edwin Peckham, Phebe Gray.  A true copy of the original certificate received and registered this 7th day of March 1831 Asa Gray, Town Clerk."

2Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Society, Rhode Island, Tiverton, computer printout, 1636-1850, Extracted from Vital record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850, vol. 4, pt. 7. Tiverton. 974.5 V2a vol. 4., pg 17, FHL US/CAN Film 933413 Item 10. "Joseph, of Daniel, and Mary Lake, of Amey; m. by Asa Gray, Justice."

31850 U.S. Census, M432_842 pg 80, 31 Jul 1850. "Joseph Cook 43 M Laborer Rhode Island Cannot read or write
Mary Cook 41  Rhode Island Cannot read or write
Sally Cook 17 F Rhode Island
William H Cook 9 M Rhode Island
Joseph Pakr 43 M laborer Rhode Island."

41860 U.S. Census, M653_1204 pg 372, 1 Jun 1860. "Joseph Cook 53 M farm laboror Rhode Island
Mary Cook 51 F Rhode Island
Sarah B. Cook 26 f domestic Rhode Island
William H. Cook 19 m farm laboror Rhode Island."


Mary "Molly" Lake

1Rhode Island, Tiverton, Newport (Extracted Civil records) (Vital Records Index - North America, CDs, 1998), Death. "1868 March 16 Mary Cook age: 59 yrs 5 months 27 days, female, married, housekeeper, American, Parents: Amy Lake."

2Town Clerk Office, Rhode Island, Tiverton, Newport County - Births and Marriages, Vol 5 1809-1854, Rhode Island State Archives, 337 Westminster St., Providence, RI 02903. "I hereby certify that Joseph Cook, son of Daniel Cook, of Tiverton, and Mary Lake of Tiverton, daughter of Amy Lake were lawfully joined together in marriage on the seventeenth day of March th 1831 by me the subscriber Asa Gray, Justice Peace.  In witness of us: Edwin Peckham, Phebe Gray.  A true copy of the original certificate received and registered this 7th day of March 1831 Asa Gray, Town Clerk."

3Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Society, Rhode Island, Tiverton, computer printout, 1636-1850, Extracted from Vital record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850, vol. 4, pt. 7. Tiverton. 974.5 V2a vol. 4., pg 17, FHL US/CAN Film 933413 Item 10. "Joseph, of Daniel, and Mary Lake, of Amey; m. by Asa Gray, Justice."


Amy Lake

11820 U.S. Census, M33_116 pg 221. "Amy Lake
3 males under 10
1 male 10 to 16
1 female 10 to 16
1 female 26 to 45
Agriculture

Entry above:
Giles Lake
3 males under 10
1 male 10
1 male 16 to 26
1 female 16 to 26
Agriculture."


Betsey Elizabeth Wordell

1Eli Wodell, Wodell Family, Genealogy of a part of the, from 1640 to 1880, p.47, FHL Film 1020783 Item 6.

2Massachusetts Certificate. Copy in possession of Diane Richardson.