Abraham Cook

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ChartsDescendants of Ellis Cook-6 Generations
Abraham Cook, son of Epaphras Cook and Sarah / Rebekah Smith, was born 17 February 1782.1,2,3,4 He died 11 March 1825, at age 43,1,2,3,5,4 and was buried at Northfield Baptist Cemetery, Livingston, Essex Co., New Jersey.6

Abraham married Elizabeth Baldwin, daughter of Samuel Baldwin and Lucy Fairchild.4,7,8

Abraham Cook died intestate, and [wife] Betsey having renounced her right to administer Abraham's estate, 5 Apr 1825, Peter Cook, [Abraham's brother] was appointed administrator, 5 April 1825.

The total value of the estate was $1596.01½

Betsey petitioned for her dower, which was granted 11 Jan 1831. The petition named "all the persons interested in the estate of Abraham Cook late of the township of Livingston in the county of Essex deceased:"
Ashbel F. Cook
Amzi Cook
James B. Cook
Eliza Cook
Betsey Cook as guardian of Sarah Ann Cook a minor under 14
Betsey Cook, widow of Abraham Cook, deceased

The same day, Ashbel and Amzi petitioned for a division of the real estate as the five children could not come to agreement as to the division.9


Elizabeth Baldwin b. abt. 1790, d. 1874
This person was last edited on24 Apr 2016


  1. [S80] George H. Cook, Notes for a Genealogy of the Family of Ellis Cook, of Southampton, L.I., N. Y.(New Brunswick, New Jersey: p.p., [1886]), 14, further cited as Cook, Notes for Ellis Cook.
  2. [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, 216. CD-ROM reprint, Genealogy and History of the Town of Southampton, New York (http://genealogycds.com: genealogycds.com, 2007), further cited as History of Southampton.
  3. [S964] James W. Moore, Rev. John Moore of Newtown, Long Island, and Some of His Descendants(Easton, Pennsylvania: Chemical Publishing, 1903), 374, further cited as Moore, Moore Genealogy.
  4. [S1990] Charles Ethelbert Willis and Frances Caroline Willis, A History of the Willis Family of New England and New Jersey and Their Ancestors Comprising the Families of Farrand, Ball, Kitchell, Cook, Ward, Fairchild, Plume, Bruen, Smith, Treat, Pierson, Crane, Cooper, Sanford, Sheafe and Others To which is added a History of the Family of John Howard, Esq. of Richmond, Virginia and the Harris and Macleod Families of Georgia(Richmond, Virginia: William A. Garrett, 1916), 310, further cited as Willis and Willis, History of the Willis Family.
  5. [S975] William A. D. Eardeley, "Inscriptions from the Town Cemetery, Southampton, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York, 1681-1885," Typescript (35 p.) at the Queens Borough Public Library, Jamaica, New York: (1913), microform copy: FHL Film #17924, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, 5, stone #61, further cited as "Southampton Cemetery Inscriptions."
  6. [S1546] Barbara Schaffer, Find A Grave memorial #23402611 & 23402593, added 14 Dec 2007, online http://www.findagrave.com, accessed May 2015, further cited as Find A Grave.
  7. [S2029] John Littell, Family Records or Genealogies of the First Settlers of Passaic Valley (and vicinity) Above Chatham–With Their Ancestors and Descendants, as Far as Can Now be Ascertained(Feltville, New Jersey: Stationers' Hall Press, 1851), 27, further cited as Littell, First Settlers of Passaic Valley.
  8. [S2030] Charles Candee Baldwin, The Baldwin Genealogy, From 1500 to 1881(Cleveland, Ohio: Leader Printing, 1881), 523, further cited as Baldwin, Baldwin Genealogy.
  9. [S2027] Essex Co., New Jersey, Probate records, 1794-1902, Estate File 2283 (Abraham Cook), FHL microfilm 927351, further cited as Essex Co., NJ Probate records.