James Cook

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ChartsDescendants of Ellis Cook-6 Generations
James Cook, son of Colonel Ellis Cook and Margaret Griswold Cocker, was born 25 March 1760.1,2 He died at Morristown, Morris Co., New Jersey, 26 March 1836, at age 75.3,1,2,4

James married (1) Elizabeth Phebe Condict, daughter of Silas Condict and Phebe Day, 25 November 1781;5,1,2 he married (2) Ruth Pierson, daughter of John Pierson and Abigail (…), 3 August 1786;6,1,2 he married (3) Susan (…), whose parents are unknown.4

He served in the New Jersey militia during the revolution, but did not accrue enough time to qualify for a pension–being able to specify only about five months of service when six was required. His pension file mentions his widow, Susan (no maiden name), and that he did have children, but they are unnamed.7

Family 1

Elizabeth Phebe Condict b. 19 Sep 1762, d. 21 Jun 1785

Family 2

Ruth Pierson b. 12 Feb 1769

Family 3

Susan (…) b. abt. 1775, d. 9 Jan 1845
This person was last edited on17 Dec 2022


  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]), 6, further cited as Cook, Notes for Ellis Cook.
  2. [S981] Moses S. Beach, Rev. William Ely and Geo. B. Vanderpoel (ed.), The Ely Ancestry: Lineage of Richard Ely of Plymouth, England, who came to Boston, Mass., about 1655, & settled at Lyme, Conn, in 1660 (New York: The Calumet Press, 1902), 463, further cited as Beach, Ely, and Vanderpoel, The Ely Ancestry.
  3. [S56] First Presbyterian Church, History of the First Presbyterian Church, Morristown, N. J. Part II: The Combined Registers, from 1742 to 1885 (Morristown, New Jersey: Banner Steam Print, 1931), 2:48, further cited as First Presb. Ch., The Combined Registers.
  4. [S1055] Barbara Hoskins, Men From Morris County New Jersey Who Served in the American Revolution (Morristown, New Jersey: Friends of the Joint Free Public Library of Morristown and Morris Township, 1979), 45, further cited as Hoskins, Morris Co. Men in the Revolution.
  5. [S56] First Presb. Ch., The Combined Registers, 2:44, 48, 3:86.
  6. [S56] First Presb. Ch., The Combined Registers, 2:48, 185, 3:102.
  7. [S630] "Revolutionary War Pensions," database and digital images, Fold3 (https://www.fold3.com), James Cook, File #R.2260; original data: Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, National Archives microfilm publication M0804, 2670 rolls, roll #636.
  8. [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), 86, further cited as Littell, First Settlers of Passaic Valley.
  9. [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.