John Cook

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ChartsDescendants of Ellis Cook-6 Generations
John Cook, son of Ellis Cook and Martha Cooper, was born about 1656.1 He died at age 63 before 1 October 1719 when his will was proved,2,3,4 and was buried at Southampton, Suffolk Co., New York.2

John married Elizabeth Rogers, who may be the daughter of Obadiah Rogers and widow of William Russell, say 1680.3,5

His estate was valued at £169 and one poll in 1683.6

John left a will dated dated 6 Sep 1716 and proved 1 Oct 1719, naming his four sons executors and leaving to:
wife Elizabeth 1/2 rents of buildings, etc., beds, negro Kitty and £30
son John the house and barn formerly owned by Ellis Cook deceased, brother of the testator, and land of Killis's pond and a 50 commonage
son Elias land in Hogneck and Bridge Hampton and a 50 commonage
son Obadiah land at Scuttlehole and at Great Meadow (now Sag Harbor) and a 50 commonage
son Jonathan his own dwelling house after death of his wife and a 50 commonage
daughter Martha his slave Abbey
the four sons, all residue to be divided equally.7,8,9


Elizabeth Rogers d. aft. 6 Sep 1716
This person was last edited on8 Sep 2015


  1. [S975] William A. D. Eardeley, "Inscriptions from the Town Cemetery, Southampton, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York, 1681-1885," Typescript (35 p.) at the Queens Borough Public Library, Jamaica, New York: (1913), microform copy: FHL Film #17924, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, 4, stone #50, age 63, further cited as "Southampton Cemetery Inscriptions."
  2. [S975] Eardeley, "Southampton Cemetery Inscriptions", 4, stone #50.
  3. [S136] New York Co., New York, Record of will libers, New York City, 1662-1927; index, 1665-1870, Original wills, Box 421-620 (1662-1761), 560, FHL microfilm 501144, further cited as New York City Wills.
  4. [S1034] New York Co., New York, Record of wills, 1665-1916; index to wills, 1662-1923, Wills, Vol. 9 (1718-1724) 9:138-142, FHL microfilm 874518, further cited as New York Co. Wills.
  5. [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), 98, further cited as Faris and Ross, Descendants of Edward Howell.
  6. [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, 44. CD-ROM reprint, Genealogy and History of the Town of Southampton, New York (, 2007), further cited as History of Southampton.
  7. [S136] New York City Wills, Box 560; FHL #501144.
  8. [S1042] New York Co., New York, Wills and Administrations 1680-1804, 9:119 (OL), FHL microfilm 874518, further cited as New York Co. Wills and Administrations.
  9. [S171] Howell, History of Southampton, 212.
  10. [S963] Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan and Rosanne Conway, indexer, Lists of Inhabitants of Colonial New York: Excerpted from The Documentary History of the State of New York (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1979), 44, further cited as O'Callaghan and Conway, Inhabitants of Colonial New York.