Thomas Stephens

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ChartsDescendants of Ellis Cook-6 Generations
Thomas Stephens, son of Thomas Stephens and Elizabeth Cook, was born at Southampton, Suffolk Co., New York, 28 January 1676/77.1 He died at Southampton, before 17 September 1711, when his will was proved.2

Thomas married Hannah Pierson, daughter of Henry Pierson and Susannah Howell, after 1698.3,4,5

Thomas Stephens of Southampton left a will dated 11 March 1711 and proved 27 September 1711:
I leave to my son Thomas all my housing and lands, and all my meadow aud Commonage in Southampton. Also 4 cows, and a pair of oxen, and a cart and plow, and my silver tankard, and my little gun, and my silver hilted rapier.
I leave the rest of my movable estate to my son Henry.
If both of my sons die, then the lands are to go to Stephen Johns, my sister's son, except one lot of meadow at Potunk, and if he die then to his brother William Johns.
And I leave the lot of meadow at Potunk that goes by the name of Cooks lot to John Cook, Jr.
I make my wife Hannah, executor, and James Cooper and John Post, overseers. Witnesses, Job Sayre, Richard Wood, Samuel Cooper.
Proved at the Court of Common Pleas, held in Southold, September 27, 1711. Confirmed, February 5, 1711/12.6


Hannah Pierson b. abt. 1680, d. bt May 1715 - Nov 1719
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  1. [S968] Henry P. Hedges, William S. Pelletreau, Edward H. Foster, William J. Post and James A. Early, The First Book of Records of the Town of Southampton Long Island, N. Y., With Other Ancient Documents of Historic Value, Six Volumes (title varies). Southampton, New York: Town of Southampton, 1874-1915, 2:294. CD-ROM reprint, Genealogy and History of the Town of Southampton, New York (, 2007), further cited as Hedges et al., STR.
  2. [S1590] William S. Pelletreau, editor, Abstracts of Wills on File in the Surrogates Office, City of New York, 1665-1801 (17 vols., New York: New-York Historical Society, 1892-1908), 1:116-117, further cited as Pelletreau, New York Will Abstracts.
  3. [S171] George Rogers Howell, The Early History of Southampton L.I., New York with Genealogies. Revised, Corrected and Enlarged. Albany, New York: Weed, Parsons and Co., 2nd ed., 1887, 391. CD-ROM reprint, Genealogy and History of the Town of Southampton, New York (, 2007), further cited as History of Southampton.
  4. [S1988] Henry B. Hoff and Harry Macy Jr., "Thomas Stephens of Southampton," Suffolk County Historical Society Register 21 (Spring 1996): 115-121, at 118, further cited as Hoff and Macy, "Thomas Stephens."
  5. [S698] Emma D. Morris, "Hannah (Pierson) (Stephens) Cooper of Southampton, Long Island," The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 121 (Apr 1989): 72-73, further cited as Morris, "Hannah Cooper of Southampton."
  6. [S1590] Pelletreau, New York Will Abstracts, 2:116-117 (Liber 8:254).