Nathan Topping Cook

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ChartsDescendants of Ellis Cook-6 Generations
Nathan Topping Cook, son of David Cook and Hannah Topping, was born in 1768.1 He died 13 January 1822,1 and was buried at the Hayground Cemetery, Bridgehampton, Suffolk Co., New York.2

Nathan married Mary Howell, daughter of David Howell and Mehetabel Halsey.1,3

Nathan left a will dated 29 August 1816, and proved 20 May 1822:
Dower and bequests to wife, not named;
legacies to three sons: David Howell, Lyman, and Alanson
three daughters: Mehetabel, Phebe, and Adeline;
Residuary estate to son Richard Williams Cook who is to pay legacies;
Executors: wife, her brother Levi Howell, son Richard.
witnesses: Samuel Cook, David Haynes, Jeremiah Haynes, Samuel H. Rose.4


Mary Howell b. 1774, d. 12 Jan 1860
This person was last edited on3 Jul 2015


  1. [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, 213. CD-ROM reprint, Genealogy and History of the Town of Southampton, New York (, 2007), further cited as History of Southampton.
  2. [S979] James Truslow Adams, Memorials of Old Bridgehampton (Bridgehampton, Long Island: p.p., 1916), 338, further cited as Adams, Bridgehampton.
  3. [S980] David Faris and Emma Howell Ross, Descendants of Edward Howell (1584-1655): of Westbury Manor, Marsh Gibbon, Buckinghamshire, and Southampton, Long Island, New York, 2nd rev. ed. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1985), 187, further cited as Faris and Ross, Descendants of Edward Howell.
  4. [S1984] Elizabeth R. Vanburen, Abstracts of Wills Recorded at Riverhead, Suffolk County, NY., 1933, D:28 (liber D:361-3). CD-ROM reprint, Genealogy and History of Suffolk County, New York (, 2006), further cited as Vanburen, Abstracts of Wills of Suffolk Co.
  5. [S2017] Emma D. Morris, "Collection of genealogical information for the families of Cook": ca 199x, Digital file, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, [5], further cited as "Families of Cook."
  6. [S171] Howell, History of Southampton, 214.