Abigail Cook

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ChartsDescendants of Ellis Cook-6 Generations
Abigail Cook, daughter of Abiel Cook and Frances (…), was born about 1719.1,2,3 She died 3 February 1784,4,2,5,3 and was buried at Vail Memorial Cemetery, Parsippany, Morris Co., New Jersey.5

Abigail married Benjamin Howell, son of Benjamin Howell and Hannah Norris, 17 July 1751.6,3

Abigail could be one of at least two persons, daughter of Abiel2 or daughter of Abiel3. One of them married Benjamin Howell, 17 Jul 1751. He was born on 10 Oct 1725, and it's likely she was younger than he. Howell shows she was born in 1720, and died in 1794. Willis states she was born in 1725, same as Benjamin. Notes states that the younger Abigail married a Stricklin, though this is not repeated in the Southampton history. There's no record of the older Abigail marrying anyone; just that she survived her father. Her stone (transcribed, no photo) shows she died 3 Feb 1784, and was 65 and so was born about 1719.3,7,8,9


Benjamin Howell b. 10 Oct 1725, d. 26 Dec 1798
This person was last edited on10 Nov 2015


  1. [S1330] Estimated from date of sister Anna's marriage and probable birth order listing in father's will (1721).
  2. [S1580] Gregory Don Cooke, "Abiel Cook2 of Southampton, Long Island, New York," The American Genealogist 84 (April 2010): 108-112, at 111, further cited as Cooke, "Abiel Cook of Southampton, N.Y."
  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), 106, further cited as Faris and Ross, Descendants of Edward Howell.
  4. [S1042] New York Co., New York, Wills and Administrations 1680-1804, Liber 13:391-394, FHL microfilm 497594, further cited as New York Co. Wills and Administrations.
  5. [S1546] Rich H., Find A Grave memorial #7143184, added 3 Feb 2003, online http://www.findagrave.com, accessed May 2015, further cited as Find A Grave.
  6. [S1546] Find A Grave, memorial #6202178.
  7. [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), 309, further cited as Willis and Willis, History of the Willis Family.
  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]), 18, further cited as Cook, Notes for Ellis Cook.
  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, 217. 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.