Mary Pecker

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ChartsAncestors of Harriet Hanson Robinson (#1)
Ancestors of Harriet Hanson Robinson (#2)
Ralph Waldo Emerson and Harriet Hanson (Robinson) Pierce
Diana, Princess of Wales, and Edward Warrington Robinson
John Adams & John Quncy Adams - Harriet Hanson (Robinson) Pierce
Millard Fillmore - Harriet Hanson (Robinson) Pierce
Gerald R. Ford - Harriet Hanson (Robinson) Pierce
Mary Pecker, daughter of James Pecker and Susannah [Edwards], was born at Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, 15 September 1720.1 She died at Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, 23 December 1795.2

Mary married Emerson Cogswell, son of William Cogswell and Martha Emerson, at Ipswich, Essex Co., Massachusetts, 30 December 1736.3,1

Her uncle Daniel was appointed guardian in 1634, but on 16 Sep 1735, he was replaced with Bridget's new husband. At this point, Mary was an orphan, living with a step-mother and step-father. It is not surprising to find her "married off" the next year at age 16.

She lived with her son Emerson as a widow for many years and to a "great age." She ran a school in the house, and her grandchildren attended it.4,1


Emerson Cogswell b. abt. 1699, d. 29 Mar 1788
  • Mary Cogswell5 b. 18 Jun 1738
  • William Cogswell5 b. 23 Mar 1739
  • Martha Cogswell5 b. 21 Mar 1741
  • Emerson Cogswell+5 b. 12 Apr 1743, d. 13 May 1808
  • Susannah Cogswell+5 b. 17 Mar 1745, d. 18 Dec 1836
  • Bridget Cogswell5 b. 14 Apr 1751
  • James Cogswell2 b. 1755, d. 19 Aug 1837
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  1. [S7] David W. Hoyt, Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Massachusetts (1897; reprint, Somersworth, New Hampshire: New England History Press, 1981), 585-587, further cited as Hoyt, Families of Salisbury and Amesbury.
  2. [S296] Ephraim Orcutt Jameson, The Cogswells in America (n.p.: p.p., 1884), 34-35, further cited as Jameson, Cogswell Family.
  3. [S665] , Vital Records of Ipswich Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849: Volume II - Marriages and Deaths (Salem, Massachusetts: Essex Institute, 1910), 105-109, further cited as Vital Records of Ipswich - Vol II.
  4. [S186] Harriet Hanson (Mrs. W. S. Robinson) Robinson, "Warrington" Pen Portraits: A Collection of Personal and Political Reminiscences from 1848 to 1876 From the Writings of William S. Robinson (Boston, Massachusetts: p.p., 1877), 3, further cited as Robinson, Warrington Pen Portraits.
  5. [S664] , Vital Records of Ipswich, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849: Volume I - Births (Salem, Massachusetts: Essex Institute, 1910), 95-99, further cited as Vital Records of Ipswich - Vol I.