Obadiah Cook

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ChartsDescendants of Ellis Cook-6 Generations
Obadiah Cook, son of John Cook and Mehetabel Howell, died at Hanover, Morris Co., New jersey, before 13 March 1765, when administration of his estate was granted to his brother-in-law, Joel Halsey.

To be brother-in-law, Joel Halsey is most likely a brother to Obadiah's unknown wife who may have been given some property by Recompense Halsey, probably father to her and Joel. Joel could also possibly be husband to a sister of Obadiah.

However, none of Joel's known sisters are shown to have married any Cook, and his own wife is an unidentified Anne (---). If she is Obadiah's sister, she is not shown in any record yet found.1,2,3

This person was last edited on11 Aug 2015


  1. [S1994] William Nelson, New Jersey Biographical and Genealogical Notes From the Volumes of the New Jersey Archives with Additions and Supplements (1916; reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1973), 77, further cited as Nelson, New Jersey Biographical and Genealogical Notes.
  2. [S1998] William Nelson et al., editors, Calendar of New Jersey Wills, 13 vols. ([various publishers], 1901-1949), 4:88 (liber H:423), further cited as Nelson et al., Calendar of New Jersey Wills.
  3. [S2024] Jacob Lafayette Halsey, Edmund D. Halsey and Francis Whiting Halsey, Thomas Halsey of Hertfordshire, England, and Southampton, Long Island, 1591-1679: With His American Descendants to the Eight and Ninth Generations (Morristown, New Jersey: The Jerseyman, 1895), 64-66, further cited as Halsey, et al., Halsey Genealogy.