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From: "LT Charles Cook" <>
Subject: My Cook(e)'s
Date: Tue, 4 Nov 1997 18:36:31 +0200
Here are a few of my cooks.. Hopefully someone will find a connection
and we can exchange some info..Sorry for the length
Descendants of William Cooke I
Generation No. 1
1. William3 Cooke I (Philip2, Richard1) was born March 27, 1613 in
Bristol, England1, and died Bef. November 10, 1679 in Surry County,
VA. He married (1) Anne. He married (2) Mary. He married (3) Mary
Blackborne June 4, 1632 in St. Augustine Parish Church, Gloucester
Notes for William Cooke I:
notes taken from information recieved from Dana on Internet at
<"TO ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY, VIRGINIA, ON THE
TRANSPORT ABOUT 1635." TAKEN FROM INFORMATION I FOUND IN MY
GRANDFATHER'S (ENNIS) THINGS. PAPERS WERE SENT FROM A P.H. COOK ALSO
A DESCENDANT OF WESLEY COOK.
dgvt note: Info from Tressie Cook's book called "Cook~Heard & allied
lines Barton, Bullock, Fitzpatrick & Smith" William Cooke married
several times. dgvtnote: in regards to the above: my link to William
is William jr. and since his birthdate is listed as about 1633 I am
assuming that his mother was William's first wife Mary but since he
(William sr.) married so many times and it is not known to me which
children went with which wives..I am putting them all with William jr.
on family page of William sr. and Mary. NEW I have since found out
the mother of Philip Cook was the 2nd wife of William named Anne.>
On 4 July 1635 William Cooke and his wife, Mary Blackborne, sailed
from London, England on the Transport and the record of his passage
states he was twenty years of age and a member of the Church of
England. this entry comes from The ORiginal LIsts of Persons of
Quality, 1600-1700, page 101, by John Camden Hooten. Wiilliam settled
first in Isle of Wight Co., VA and he owned land on Blackwater River.
Child of William Cooke and Anne is:
2i.Phillip4 Cooke, born 1636.
Children of William Cooke and Mary Blackborne are:
+3i.William4 Cooke II, born 1633 in Virginia; died 1698 in Isle of
+Wight County, VA.
5iii.Phillip Cooke, born in Virginia.
Generation No. 2
3. William4 Cooke II (William3, Philip2, Richard1) was born 1633 in
Virginia, and died 1698 in Isle of Wight County, VA. He married Joan
Roper, daughter of Hugh Roper , Jr.
Notes for William Cooke II:
notes taken from information recieved from Dana on Internet at
<WILLIAM COOKE, JR. MARRIED JOAN ROPER. LEFT WILL
WHICH WAS PROBATED IN SURRY COUNTY, VIRGINIA IN 9 Aug 1698. Born on
ship enroute to Virginia.>
Ref: A History of Cook-Cogdill-Taylor and Allied Families compiled by
Mrs.Erma V. Carmichael, Sun City, Arizona, DAR Member 619124. William
Cooke, Jr., was born ca 1633 either on board ship enroute to VA or in
VA. Reference to marriage to Joane/Jane Roper Will and Deed Book I,
p. 32 (Ref: Marriages of Isle of Wight Co., VA, 1628-1800, by Blanche
Notes for Joan Roper:
Joan's Will was probated on 27 June 1720, Isle of Wight County, VA
Children of William Cooke and Joan Roper are:
+6i.Reuben5 Cooke, born 1660 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia;
+died Bef. August 1, 1751 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia.
+7ii.William Cooke III, died Bef. November 17, 1740. 8iii.Thomas
+Cooke , Sr.
9iv.Elizabeth Cooke. She married John Weaver.
Notes for Elizabeth Cooke:
Elizabeth is mentioned in her mothers 1720 will.
10v.Joanna Cooke. She married (Somebody) Burah.
Notes for Joanna Cooke:
Mentioned in her mothers will of 1720
11vi.Sarah Cooke, died Bef. 1720. She married Samuel Cornwall.
Notes for Sarah Cooke:
Sarah had evidently died by the time of her mothers will in 1720
Notes for Henry Cooke:
His will was proved 9 Aug 1698 and is recorded in "Will & Deed Book 2"
page 406, Isle of Wight Co. VA. The will which was made 13 May 1696
mentions wife and unborn child. All property to wife. Overseers: "My
father William Cooke and my brother, Reuben Cooke."
+13viii.John Cooke, born 1658 in Surry County, VA; died June 20,
+1711 in Surry County, VA.
Generation No. 3
6. Reuben5 Cooke (William4, William3, Philip2, Richard1) was born
1660 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, and died Bef. August 1, 1751
in Isle of Wight County, Virginia. He married Hanna Atkinson,
daughter of John Atkinson.
Notes for Reuben Cooke:
His will was made 19 Nov. 1750, Reubens will was probated on 1 Aug
1751 in Isle of Wight County, VA
Notes for Hanna Atkinson:
I originally had Hanna Atkinson as Hanna Atkinson Gee... In the book
by Tressie Cook, she was listed as Hanna Atkinson so I changed it
Children of Reuben Cooke and Hanna Atkinson are:
+14i.William6 Cooke , Sr, born 1690 in Isle of Wight County,
+Virginia; died 1785 in Bertie County, NC.
17iv.John Cooke, died Bef. January 2, 1777.
Notes for John Cooke:
Will was made 18 April 1762 and probated 2 Jan. 1777 in Isle of Wight
County, VA. It mentioned nephew Demsey Cooke and Matthew Haris.
Executor to be brother, Nathan Cooke. His Will was recorded in Will
Book 3 page 457, Isle of Wight County, VA
+20vii.Joel Cooke, died Bef. April 2, 1762.
21viii.Ann Cooke. She married Arthur Whitehead , Sr.
7. William5 Cooke III (William4, William3, Philip2, Richard1) died
Bef. November 17, 1740. He married Rebecca Jones, daughter of James
Notes for William Cooke III:
His Will was recorded in Will Book 9, page 248, Surry County, VA. This
willl was made 1 May 1740 and proved 17 Nov. 1740.
Children of William Cooke and Rebecca Jones are:
+22i.William6 Cooke IV, died 1764 in Surry County, VA.
25iv.Elizabeth Cooke. She married Thomas Tomlinson.
26v.Rebecca Cooke. She married James Andrews.
27vi.Sarah Cooke. She married Henry Mitchell.
28vii.Mary Cooke. She married William Briggs.
29viii.Susannah Cooke. She married Meill Hill.
30ix.Hannah Cooke. She married William Garry.
31x.Amy Cooke. She married John Marlin.
8. Thomas5 Cooke , Sr (William4, William3, Philip2, Richard1). He
married Mary Jones, daughter of Arthur Jones.
Notes for Thomas Cooke , Sr:
Was not of age at the time of his fathers will in 1698. His will was
proved 22 Nov 1736, Isle of Wight County VA. The will was made 21 Jan
Children of Thomas Cooke and Mary Jones are:
13. John5 Cooke (William4, William3, Philip2, Richard1) was born
1658 in Surry County, VA, and died June 20, 1711 in Surry County, VA.
He married (1) Hannah Jones, daughter of James Jones. He married
(2) Avis Killingsworth.
Notes for John Cooke:
REF: ROACH, ROBERTS, RIDGEWAY AND ALLIED FAMILES BY MARIE LOU ROACH
FAIR; A HISTORY OF COOK-COGDILL-TAYLOR AND ALLIED FAMILES BY MRS. ERMA
V. CARMICHAEL; AND SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIA FAMILIES BY JOHN BENNETT BODDIE.
WILL IN SURRY DATED APRIL 10, 1711, AND PROBATED JUNE 20, 1711.
CHILDREN MENTIONED IN WILL WERE JOHN, HENRY, AND JOANNA. The
inventory of the estate of John Cooke is recorded in "Will and Deed
Book 1709-1715" page 71. This estate totalled in 18,985 acres and was
signed by Walton Lastley and Thomas Cotton.
Notes for Avis Killingsworth:
JOHN COOKE MARRIED SECOND THE WIDOW OF WILLIAM KILLINGSWORTH, AVIS.
WM. KILLINGSWORTH'S WILL WAS PROBATED MARCH 1709-10.
Children of John Cooke and Hannah Jones are:
+42iii.Henry Cooke, born 1690 in Surry County, Virginia; died Bef.
+July 23, 1774 in Brunswick County, Virginia.
Generation No. 4
14. William6 Cooke , Sr (Reuben5, William4, William3, Philip2,
Richard1) was born 1690 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, and died
1785 in Bertie County, NC. He married Naomi/Mary?.
Children of William Cooke and Naomi/Mary? are:
+45i.William7 Cooke , Jr, born in North Carolina; died in South
55xi.John Cooke, born 1714. He married Mary.
20. Joel6 Cooke (Reuben5, William4, William3, Philip2, Richard1)
died Bef. April 2, 1762. He married Pricilla Ely, daughter of
Notes for Joel Cooke:
Will was made on 12 Oct. 1761 and probated 1 April 1762, in Isle of
Wight Co., Va. It is recorded in Will Book 3, page 144.
Children of Joel Cooke and Pricilla Ely are:
22. William6 Cooke IV (William5, William4, William3, Philip2,
Richard1) died 1764 in Surry County, VA. He married Elizabeth Ryves,
daughter of William Ryves and Elizabeth.
Notes for William Cooke IV:
His Will was recorded in Surry County, VA
Children of William Cooke and Elizabeth Ryves are:
64vi.Hannah Cooke. She married (Somebody) Goodwyn.
65vii.Elizabeth Cooke. She married (Somebody) Irby.
42. Henry6 Cooke (John5, William4, William3, Philip2, Richard1) was
born 1690 in Surry County, Virginia, and died Bef. July 23, 1774 in
Brunswick County, Virginia. He married (1) Mary Clarke, daughter of
Samuel Clarke. He married (2) Elizabeth. He married (3) Elizabeth.
He married (4) Elizabeth Price 1772.
Notes for Henry Cooke:
HENRY COOKE ALSO HAD A SON JOHN WHO MARRIED BETTY, DAUGHTER OF BURWELL
BROWN. IN 1741, HENRY COOK DEEDED 160 ACRES OF LAND "TO MY DAUGHTER,
JANE CATOR" AND IN HIS WILL IN 1774 HE GAVE A LEGACY TO HIS GRANDSON,
STERLING CATOR. (D.B. 2-97) (W.B. 4-241. HENRY COOKE RESIDED IN
MEHERRIN PARISH AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH. HE MARRIED FOUR TIMES, FIRST
WIFE, ELIZABETH; SECOND MARY, DAUG HTER OF SAMUEL CLARKE; THIRD
ELIZABETH; FOURTH ELIZABETH PRICE (NO CHILDREN). HE DIED AT THE AGE OF
84. WILL DATED NOV. 13, 1772, AND PROBATED JULY 23, 1774.
Notes for Elizabeth:
Elizabeth (Somebody) Cooke third wife of Henry Cooke relinquished her
dower rights according to two deeds in 1766.
Notes for Elizabeth Price:
In 1772 Henry Cooke and Elizabeth Price signed a marriage agreement
and she became his forth wife.
Children of Henry Cooke and Mary Clarke are:
67i.Sarah7 Cook, born 1722 in Brunswick County, VA. She married
George Rivers April 18, 1747. 68ii.Mary Cook. She married Thomas
Lanier. 69iii.Anne Cook. She married Thomas Lowe Bef. 1772.
70iv.Betty Cook. She married David Peeples.
Notes for David Peeples:
David was executor of Henry Cook's 1772 will.
+71v.Henry Cook II, died 1764.
+72vi.John Cook, born in VA; died in Hancock County, Georgia.
+73vii.Drury Cook, born 1736 in Brunswick County, Virginia; died
+1820 in Clarke County, Georgia. 74viii.Jane Cook, born 1715 in
+Meherrin Parish, VA; died 1803 in Lancaster Co., SC.
Generation No. 5
45. William7 Cooke , Jr (William6, Reuben5, William4, William3,
Philip2, Richard1) was born in North Carolina, and died in South
Carolina. He married Elizabeth.
Child of William Cooke and Elizabeth is:
75i.John8 Cook, born August 17, 1800 in Clover, SC; died April 17,
1867 in Cabot, AR. He married Anne Gibson.
71. Henry7 Cook II (Henry6 Cooke, John5, William4, William3,
Philip2, Richard1) died 1764. He married Eleanor.
Notes for Henry Cook II:
His will was proved 23 April 1764 Recorded "Will Book 4", page 400.
Children of Henry Cook and Eleanor are:
72. John7 Cook (Henry6 Cooke, John5, William4, William3, Philip2,
Richard1) was born in VA, and died in Hancock County, Georgia. He
married (1) Martha Pearson in South Carolina. He married (2) Sarah.
He married (3) Betty Brown September 21, 1759 in Brunswick County,
VA, daughter of Burwell Brown.
Notes for John Cook:
John Cook married as a minor with his fathers constent. He served in
the Revolutionary War from South Carolina. He went to Georgia after
the Revolution and settled in Hancock County.
Notes for Sarah:
Sarah's estate was administered in Hancock Co., GA and recorded in
Annual Returns, Book Q, pages 291, 314.
Children of John Cook and Martha Pearson are:
79i.Betsy8 Cook. She married Henry Gindrat.
80ii.Grace Cook. She married Milton Battle Aft. 1799.
81iii.Patience Cook. She married (Somebody) Bellamy.
Children of John Cook and Betty Brown are:
82i.Elizabeth8 Cook. She married George McCrellis.
83ii.Mary Cook. She married (1) John Byron. She married (2)
Thomas Hutchenson. She married (3) John Herbert. 84iii.Sarah Cook.
She married John Herbert. 85iv.Burwell Cook. He married Mary
Notes for Burwell Cook:
Burwell was named in his Grandfather Henry Cooke's Will in 1772
86v.Martha Cook, born March 27, 1777; died 1842 in Glennville, AL.
She married (1) John Daniell. She married (2) Levi Daniell September
Notes for John Daniell:
John Daniell was Levi Daniell's cousin
87vi.John Cook. He married Mary Ellen Hampton.
88vii.Nathaniel Pearson Cook. He married Susannah Pope.
89viii.Philip Cook. He married Martha Wooten.
90ix.Isaac Cook, died in Jackson County, Butts, Georgia. He
married Elizabeth Bonner.
Notes for Isaac Cook:
He went to Jackson County ca. 1800
73. Drury7 Cook (Henry6 Cooke, John5, William4, William3, Philip2,
Richard1) was born 1736 in Brunswick County, Virginia, and died 1820
in Clarke County, Georgia. He married (1) Matilda Fennell. He
married (2) Drucilla 1771 in Brunswick County, Virginia.
Children of Drury Cook and Matilda Fennell are:
93ii.James Cook, died 1854 in Clarke County, Georgia.
Children of Drury Cook and Drucilla are:
94i.Rebecca8 Cook. She married Ed Moore.
95ii.John Drury Cook, born March 26, 1765 in Brunswick, Virginia;
died September 22, 1843 in Cooksville, Heard County Georgia. He
married Mary Heard November 15, 1786 in Greene County, Georgia.
74. Jane7 Cook (Henry6 Cooke, John5, William4, William3, Philip2,
Richard1) was born 1715 in Meherrin Parish, VA, and died 1803 in
Lancaster Co., SC. She married John Cator September 23, 1741 in
Brunswick County, VA.
Notes for Jane Cook:
DATE OF MARRIAGE FROM "MARRIAGE RECORDS OF BRUNSWICK COUNTY, VIRGINIA,
1730-1852," COMPILED BY AUGUSTA B. FOTHERGILL SHOWS JANE COOK,
DAUGHTER OF HENRY, MARRIED __ CATOR ON 9/23/1741. REFERENCES DEED BOOK
II, PAGE 97. NEED TO CHECK FURTHER.
Children of Jane Cook and John Cator are:
96i.Daniel8 Cato, born 1734 in VA; died 1794. He married Patience
Harris. 97ii.Burwell Cato, born 1736 in VA; died 1769. 98iii.John
Cato, born 1736 in VA; died 1788. 99iv.Henry Cato, born 1740 in
Brunswick County, VA; died 1800 in SC. He married (1) Tabitha. He
married (2) Tabitha Massey Or Brewer?. 100v.Mary Cato, born 1740;
died 1778. She married Peter Lee. 101vi.Sterling Cato, born 1755
in VA; died 1805. He married ??? Wyche. 102vii.William Cato, born
1757 in VA; died 1831. He married Susan Eccles.
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