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Subject: [GM-L] Wow! There're twenty Cooks !
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2003 16:42:06 EDT
In a message dated 10/23/03 1:20:25 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> Hi Jan;
> Looking for early Cook's. Earliest I have is Joseph Cook, b. 1807, m. Mary
> Lake, b. 1808. Both born in Tiverton, RI. Joseph is my gg grandfather on my
> mothers side.
> I hope everyone appreciates the amount of work you are putting in.
> Ron Bartlett
Cook was certainly a very popular name, back then! There are twenty
immigrants listed in Pope's book, and that doesn't count the wives and children
who came with them. I can send you the whole batch when I have more time to
Have you tried to send for the death certificate for your Joseph Cook, b.
That should give you the names and state of birth of his parents.
Just keep in mind that that information is only as accurate as the
knowledge or the memory of the individual supplying it for the death certificate.
Often, with the grief and stress of a death of someone close, and also with
the pressure of having to give fast answers, errors and omissions are made. It
is worth checking, though. You may even be able to get a copy of their
marriage certificate. I would expect that they'd been recording this stuff, back in
RI, at that early date.