Elizabeth Cook

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Elizabeth Cook, daughter of Colonel Ellis Cook and Lucy Ely, was born 21 May 1779.1 She died 30 September 1780, aged 1 year, 4 months, 9 days,1 and was buried at the First Presbyterian Church of Hanover Cemetery, Hanover, Morris Co., New Jersey.1,2

The Ely Ancestry claims she survived and married (____) Ward of Danbury, Connecticut. However, Ellis names all his children in his will, and does not name Elizabeth nor any Ward grandchildren.3,4


  1. [S217] William O. Wheeler and Edmund D. Halsey, Inscriptions on the Tombstones and Monuments in the Grave Yards at Whippany and Hanover, Morris County, N. J. (1894; reprint, Lambertville, New Jersey: Hunterdon House, 1984), 40, further cited as Wheeler and Halsey, Hanover Graves.
  2. [S1564] Unknown cd Grave Stone, Hanover Presbyterian Church Burial Ground, Hanover, Morris Co., New Jersey; Photographed by Bruce Mitchell, Sep 2009.
  3. [S981] Moses S. Beach, Rev. William Ely and Geo. B. Vanderpoel (ed.), The Ely Ancestry: Lineage of Richard Ely of Plymouth, England, who came to Boston, Mass., about 1655, & settled at Lyme, Conn, in 1660 (New York: The Calumet Press, 1902), 215, further cited as Beach, Ely, and Vanderpoel, The Ely Ancestry.
  4. [S1033] New Jersey, Record of wills in New Jersey, 1705-1804, 37:228, FHL microfilm 522732, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, further cited as New Jersey Wills.