Sarah Piersall Wheeler

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ChartsAncestors of Edward Ambrose Cooke
Descendants of Ellis Cook-6 Generations
Ellis Cooke to Edward Ambrose Cooke
Sarah Piersall Wheeler, daughter of David Wheeler and Hannah Youngs, was born at Hanover, Morris Co., New Jersey, 1 March 1774.1,2,3,4 She died at Atlantic Township, Monmouth Co., New Jersey, 9 December 1857,5,2,1 and was buried in the Cooke plot at the Old Brick Reformed Church Cemetery, Marlboro, Monmouth Co., New Jersey.1,6

Sarah married Dr. Ambrose Ellis Cook, MD, son of Colonel Ellis Cook and Margaret Griswold Cocker, at Hanover 17 June 1794.7,2,4,8

On 11 October 1811, she was a member of the Bound Brook Presbyterian Church, but Ambrose was not on the list.9


Dr. Ambrose Ellis Cook, MD b. 11 Jul 1772, d. 28 Jun 1828
This person was last edited on5 Jan 2020


  1. [S1012] Sarah Piersall Wheeler Cooke Grave Stone, Cooke Graveyard at the Old Brick Reformed Church Cemetery, Marlboro, Monmouth Co., New Jersey; Photographed by Bruce Mitchell, June 2003.
  2. [S215] William Reiley, The Beloved Physician: A Discourse Made at the Funeral of Robert W. Cooke, M.D., in The Reformed Church, Holmdel, N. J., December 31st, 1867 (Freehold, New Jersey: James S. Yard, Printer, 1868), further cited as Reiley, R. W. Cooke Eulogy.
  3. [S457], 1850 United States Census [on-line database and images] (, Atlantic Township, Monmouth Co., New Jersey, population schedule, sheet #85, dwelling #7, family #7, John S Cook household, age 70, born in New Jersey; original data: NARA micropublication M432, Seventh Census of the United States, 1009 rolls, roll #456.
  4. [S1305] Ambrose Cook's Family Register, Gregory Cooke, Clarkdale, Arizona.
  5. [S1301] Trenton, New Jersey, Records of Births, Marriages, and Deaths of New Jersey, 1848-1900, X:385, FHL microfilm 584573, further cited as New Jersey Vital Records. Her first name is obliterated by tape on the record on the film; it is likely unreadable on the original as well, because it is indexed as Cooke, age 80. The date is readable on the record, and matches that on her stone.
  6. [S1546] Kat, Find A Grave memorial #31253810, added 9 Nov 2008, online, accessed Jan 2020, further cited as Find A Grave.
  7. [S1325] Jacob Green, W. Ogden Wheeler and Edmund D. Halsey, Church Members, Marriages & Baptisms, at Hanover, Morris Co., N.J. During the Pastorate of Rev. Jacob Green, and to the Settlement of Rev. Aaron Condit: 1746-1796 (Morristown, New Jersey: The Jerseyman, 1893), 18, further cited as Green, Wheeler, and Halsey, Church Members, Marriages & Baptisms, at Hanover, Morris Co., N.J.
  8. [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]), 8, further cited as Cook, Notes for Ellis Cook.
  9. [S1321] New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University, Bound Brook Presbyterian Church Records, 1805-1903, 68, FHL microfilm 888714, further cited as Bound Brook Presbyterian Church Records.
  10. [S214] Somerset Co., New Jersey, Probate records, 1794-1945; indexes, 1804-1972, Orphan's court minutes, D:177, FHL microfilm 906632, further cited as Somerset Co. Probate.
  11. [S145] Catharine Roseboom, J. Livingston Roseboom, Henry U. Swinnerton and Joseph H. White, A Brief History of the Ancestors and Descendants of John Roseboom (1739-1805) and of Jesse Johnson (1745-1832): 1630-1897 (Cherry Valley, New York: Co-operative Press, 1897), 46, further cited as Roseboom, et al., Roseboom Ancestry.
  12. [S1321] Bound Brook Presbyterian Church Records, 92; FHL #888714.
  13. [S1321] Bound Brook Presbyterian Church Records, 98; FHL #888714.
  14. [S1321] Bound Brook Presbyterian Church Records, 110; FHL #888714.