Lt. Thomas/1 Cooper

M, #29801, (1617 - 5 October 1675)
Custom index:Philip's War (1675-76)
Last Edited:7 Aug 2017

Children with Sarah/1 Slye:

  • Sarah/2 Cooper+12 b. say 1642, d. 21 Nov 1726
  • Timothy/2 Cooper13 b. 26 Apr 1644
  • Thomas/2 Cooper+14 b. 3 Jul 1646
  • Elizabeth/2 Cooper15 b. 23 Feb 1647/48
  • Mary/2 Cooper+16 b. 15 May 1651 or 15 Oct 1651, d. 30 Aug 1743
  • John/2 Cooper17 b. 12 Apr 1654
  • dau1/2 Cooper18 b. 17 Apr 1656
  • Rebecca/2 Cooper19 b. 15 May 1657
  • John/2 Cooper17 b. 19 May 1659
Lt. Thomas/1 Cooper, one of the first settlers of Springfield, Massachusetts, married Sarah/1 Slye, daughter of George/a Slye, with whom he had 9 children.1 26 Sep 1644, Thomas Cooper was chosen to the first board of selectmen, which held office until 2 Nov 1646, when they were discharged at a town meeting.2 Admitted freeman of Springfield, 5 Apr 1649.3 Testified, with Dea. Jonathan/2 Burt, 29 Sep 1662, regarding the intentions of Henry/1 Burt, who died intestate 29 Sep 1662.4
     Lt. Thomas Cooper was one of six men appointed by the General Court of Massachusetts Bay, 12 Oct 1670, a committee to order the settlement of the newly granted plantation of Stony River (now Suffield, Connecticut). The northern boundary of the township adjoined Springfield on the west side of the Connecticut River "at a little gutter about halfe a mile below the Brooke commonly called the three mile brooke below Lieut. Cooper's house."5
     Thomas Cooper was killed by Indians 5 Oct 1675 [6 Oct, Pynchon], moments before the assault on Springfield began during Philip's War. "When all remained quiet on the morning of October 5, Lieutenant Cooper and Thomas Miller, the town's constable, decided to ride to Fort Hill and investigate. Cooper in particular was convinced that the Agawam would remain loyal to the English despite hostilities throughout the valley. He was wrong; only a short distance from the garrisons the two were ambushed. Miller died instantly but Cooper kept his mount long enough to warn the nearest garrison, at which point he also died. A marker on present-day Mill Street designates the spot of the ambush."6,7
     His widow married (2) Lt. William Clark of Northampton, and died in 1688.8,9
     See The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England 1634-35, 2:205-12.10

Local Notes:

Elected1662, Springfield, MATheir being presented into this Corte by Ensigne Cooper the Names of Severall persons who were by the trayned band of Springfeild chosen to severall places and Offices in the said Company, together with the desire of the said Company that this Corte would confirme the said persons in such Places and offices to which they were chosen:
     The Corte taking into consideration the desires of the Trayned Band of Springfeild thought fitt to confirm and ratify the choyce of the Souldery There: And therefore Doe accordingly declare That Samuell Marshfeild is and shalbe the Clark of the Trayned Band at Springfeild: And that Thomas Stebbins is and shalbe their Eldest Serjeant: And Miles Morgan their Second Serjeant: And that Jonathan Burt is and shalbe their first Corporall: Benjamin Parsons the Second Corporall: Rice Bedortha the third Corporall: and John Dumbleton the fourth Corporall:4
Elected31 Mar 1663, Northampton, MA… being succeeded in it by Ensign Thomas Cooper, who was confirmed by the County Court at Northampton on March 31, 1663.11

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S535] Rodney Jerome Stebbins, "The Stebbins Ancestral Society Web Site."
  2. [S1108] Burt & Burt, Life & Times of Henry Burt, 82, 85.
  3. [S222] Lucius R. Paige, "Massachusetts Freemen," 21, Thom. Cooper, "Made free at Springfield."
  4. [S31] Joseph H. Smith, ed., Colonial Justice in Western Massachusetts, 266.
  5. [S810] Hezekiah S. Sheldon, Documentary History of Suffield, 49.
  6. [S929] William Pynchon and John Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 47, Lieut. Thomas Cooper d.: 6 Oct.
  7. [S1510] Eric B. Schultz and Michael J. Tougias, King Philip's War, 178-179.
  8. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 47, wid. Sarah Cooper/Lieut. William Clarke m.
  9. [S930] Pynchon Manuscript Records, 2, Leiut. Wm. Clarke/wid. Sarah Cooper m.
  10. [S2102] Martin E. Hollick, New Englanders in the 1600s, 58.
  11. [S1108] Burt, Life & Times of Henry Burt, 85.
  12. [S27] Thomas B. Warren, "Springfield Families," 222, Thomas (2.) Day.
  13. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 47, Timothy Cooper b.
  14. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 47, Thomas Cooper b.
  15. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 47, Elisabeth Cooper b.
  16. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 47, Mary Cooper b.
  17. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 47, John Cooper b.
  18. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 47, dau. Thomas Cooper b., bur.
  19. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 47, Rebecca Cooper b.

Editha/1 Stebbins

F, #29807, (say 1613 - 25 October 1688)
Father*William/a Stebbins1 b. 1567
Mother*Mary (–?–)1 b. s 1569
Last Edited:20 Aug 2017

Children with Robert/1 Day:

  • Thomas/2 Day+2 b. say 1638, d. 27 Dec 1711
  • Sarah/2 Day2 b. say 1640
  • Mary/2 Day1 b. 28 Oct 1641, d. 17 Oct 1725
  • John/2 Day2 b. say 1645
Editha/1 Stebbins, born in England, married (1), probably at Hartford, Connecticut, Robert/1 Day, with whom she had children2,1, and who died at Hartford 4 Sep 1648.2,1 She married (2), 16 Oct 1648, John Maynard, who died in 1657/82,1, and (3), as his 2nd wife, circa 1658, Major Elizur/1 Holyoke of Springfield, Massachusetts.1 He died at Springfield 5 Feb 1675/6, and she 25 Oct 1688.3,2

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S535] Rodney Jerome Stebbins, "The Stebbins Ancestral Society Web Site."
  2. [S27] Thomas B. Warren, "Springfield Families," 222, Robert Day.
  3. [S929] William Pynchon and John Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 55, Mrs. Editha Holyoke d.

Robert/1 Day

M, #29808, (say 1604 - 4 September 1648)
Last Edited:18 Feb 2016

Children with Editha/1 Stebbins:

  • Thomas/2 Day+1 b. say 1638, d. 27 Dec 1711
  • Sarah/2 Day1 b. say 1640
  • Mary/2 Day2 b. 28 Oct 1641, d. 17 Oct 1725
  • John/2 Day1 b. say 1645
Robert/1 Day married, as her 1st husband, at Hartford, Connecticut, Editha/1 Stebbins, daughter of William/a Stebbins and Mary (–?–), with whom he had children.1,2 He died at Hartford 4 Sep 1648.1,2 His widow married (2), 16 Oct 1648, John Maynard, and (3), Elizur/1 Holyoke of Springfield, to which she removed with all the Day children except John.1,2 Widow Editha Holyoke died at Springfield 25 Oct 1688.3,1

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S27] Thomas B. Warren, "Springfield Families," 222, Robert Day.
  2. [S535] Rodney Jerome Stebbins, "The Stebbins Ancestral Society Web Site."
  3. [S929] William Pynchon and John Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 55, Mrs. Editha Holyoke d.