Maj. Simeon/4g Cook

M, #50472, (18 October 1729 - 17 December 1811)
Father*Nathaniel/3g Cook1 b. 6 Apr 1689, d. 11 Jan 1752
Mother*Mary/3g Brooks1 b. 6 Feb 1699, d. 4 Feb 1788
Appears on charts:Descendants of John/1g Brooks
Descendants of Samuel/2g Brooks
Descendants of Mary/3g Brooks
Descendants of Mary/3g Brooks
Descendants of Lydia/2g Brooks
Descendants of Nathaniel/3g Cook
Descendants of Maj. Simeon/4g Cook
Custom index:Revolutionary War
Last Edited:16 Feb 2016

Children with Mary Lord:

  • Col. Solomon/5g Cook6 b. circa 28 Dec 1761, d. 10 May 1830
  • Mordecai/5g Cook7 b. circa 1769, d. 3 Oct 1776
  • Lott/5g Cook8 b. circa 1776, d. 7 Feb 1861
Findagrave.com, memorial #21889800. Photo by George Colclough Jr.
Photo by George Colclough Jr. 21889800
Maj. Simeon/4g Cook, born 18 Oct 1729 at Windsor, Connecticut1, married Mary Lord, daughter of Ephraim Lord.2
     At the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, Simeon Cook was resident at Amenia, New York, where he was captain of one of the companies in the Sixth Regiment of Dutchess County militia, commanded by Simeon's brother-in-law, Col. Roswell Hopkins.3
     "When the news of the battle of Lexington reached Amenia, the military companies came together with a spontaneous will, like men who had something to do. 'They were addressed by Ephraim Paine, Esq., in a masterly oration,' in which he rehearsed the matters which had brought the country to so serious a crises, pointed to the tyrannical measure of England, intended to enslave this country, now already begun in blood, the danger of America, and that the time had come to step forth with manly courage to resist the force of lawless invasion. 'At the close of this address,' says one who was present, 'the whole audience, officers and privates, caught the flame as from an electric shock, and were ready to march to the seat of war.' Simeon Cook, Captain of one of the companies, addressed his men. 'Fellow soldiers, the time is come to give up our liberties, or defend them with the musket. As many as are willing to march with me to the scene of action, I will lead, and I will expose myself to all the dangers and hardships that you will be exposed to. If any of you are unwilling to go you are dismissed.' It is added that not one left the ranks."3
     "'Captain Cook,' says Mr. Paine, 'was afterwards deservedly promoted to the rank of Major, and was distinguished for his courage and steadiness in battle near Fort Independence, in 1777." [A footnote adds,] "Mr. Paine says that Major Cook was a tall, spare man, and of singular steadiness of manner, which gave him the name among his neighbors of "old Steady".3
     His house at Amenia, evidently large and commodious, was the local gathering place for political events. In the year 1780 alone, John Barr's diary tells us, Simeon Cook hosted (1) the election for Governor (25 Apr), "expenses 16½ dollars"; (2) an address by Elkanah Holmes (25 Jun), after which the militia marched upon "a Genl alarm throughout this state"; and (3) a town meeting on 25 Aug, "where the Minds of the Precinct was taken in Respect of Supporting the Credit of the New Emission, & getting a Law made to prevent the illegal Trade with the Enemy …."3
     Simeon died 17 Dec 1811 (g.s.), a. 824, and his widow 27 Apr 1818.5 They are interred in the Old Amenia Burying Ground.2

Local Notes:

PropertyAmenia, NYHis wife was a daughter of Ephraim Lord, whose house stood where the Seminary now [1875] is, and after the death of Mr. Lord, Major Cook came in possession of the place, and left it to his youngest son, Col. Solomon Cook.6

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1256] Lynda Cook, citing Barbour, Windsor.
  2. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorials #21889800, #21889763.
  3. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #21889800, quoting Newton Reed, Early History of Amenia (1875), 61, 87, 89, 822, 825, 831; Roberts, New York in the Revolution (1898), 145, 153; The Public Papers of George Clinton, 6:7, 9:225.
  4. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #21889800.
  5. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #21889763.
  6. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #21889800, quoting Reed, Early History of Amenia, New York (1875), p. 89.
  7. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #21889776.
  8. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #66719123.

Sarah/4g Cook

F, #50473, (31 October 1731 - )
Father*Nathaniel/3g Cook1 b. 6 Apr 1689, d. 11 Jan 1752
Mother*Mary/3g Brooks1 b. 6 Feb 1699, d. 4 Feb 1788
Appears on charts:Descendants of John/1g Brooks
Descendants of Samuel/2g Brooks
Descendants of Mary/3g Brooks
Descendants of Mary/3g Brooks
Descendants of Lydia/2g Brooks
Descendants of Nathaniel/3g Cook
Last Edited:11 Feb 2016
Sarah/4g Cook was born 31 Oct 1731 at Windsor, Connecticut.1

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1256] Lynda Cook, citing Barbour, Windsor.

Mary/4g Cook

F, #50474, (26 November 1736 - 24 July 1803)
Father*Nathaniel/3g Cook1 b. 6 Apr 1689, d. 11 Jan 1752
Mother*Mary/3g Brooks1 b. 6 Feb 1699, d. 4 Feb 1788
Appears on charts:Descendants of John/1g Brooks
Descendants of Samuel/2g Brooks
Descendants of Mary/3g Brooks
Descendants of Mary/3g Brooks
Descendants of Lydia/2g Brooks
Descendants of Nathaniel/3g Cook
Descendants of Mary/4g Cook
Last Edited:16 Feb 2016

Children with Col. Roswell Hopkins:

  • Mary/5g Hopkins6 b. 23 Jan 1753, d. 23 Apr 1753
  • Roswell/5g Hopkins7 b. 17 May 1757, d. 5 Sep 1829
  • Mary "Polly"/5g Hopkins8 b. 23 May 1760
  • Isaac/5g Hopkins9 b. 22 May 1762, d. 25 Apr 1794
  • Dorcas/5g Hopkins10 b. 9 Aug 1765
  • Hannah/5g Hopkins11 b. 1768, d. 16 Jun 1789
  • Selina/5g Hopkins12 b. 1773, d. 20 Feb 1797
  • Betsy/5g Hopkins13 b. circa 1775, d. 19 Sep 1849
  • Waitstill/5g Hopkins14 b. 1 Jul 1779, d. 10 Jun 1856
Findagrave.com, memorial #34364068. Photo by Tyler.
Photo by Tyler 34364068
Mary/4g Cook [Marah, birth rec.], born 26 Nov 1736 at Windsor, Connecticut1, married, as his 1st wife, Col. Roswell Hopkins, son of Stephen Hopkins and Jemima Bronson.2 She died 24 Jul 1803 at Bridport, Vermont, a. 66.3 He married (2) Mary Lewis, widow of Capt. Paine Converse Jr.4, and died in 1829 at Vergennes, Vermont.5 The burials of Roswell and Mary are recorded in Vergennes Burying Ground, but his stone is now lost.2

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1256] Lynda Cook, citing Barbour, Windsor.
  2. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorials #101920581, #34364068.
  3. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #34364068: added note by Jackie L. Wolfe gives location.
  4. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #22407141.
  5. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #101920581.
  6. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #22406993.
  7. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #64833940.
  8. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #136754211.
  9. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #22406961.
  10. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #136774669.
  11. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #21989832.
  12. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #22451345.
  13. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #34330388.
  14. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #27508631.

Elkanah/4g Cook

M, #50475, (31 May 1738 - )
Father*Nathaniel/3g Cook1 b. 6 Apr 1689, d. 11 Jan 1752
Mother*Mary/3g Brooks1 b. 6 Feb 1699, d. 4 Feb 1788
Appears on charts:Descendants of John/1g Brooks
Descendants of Samuel/2g Brooks
Descendants of Mary/3g Brooks
Descendants of Mary/3g Brooks
Descendants of Lydia/2g Brooks
Descendants of Nathaniel/3g Cook
Last Edited:11 Feb 2016
Elkanah/4g Cook was born 31 May 1738, probably at Windsor, Connecticut.1

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1256] Lynda Cook, citing "McAllister Family," Michael R. McAllister (http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi).

John Gilbert

M, #50477, (12 April 1692 - 22 November 1755)
Father*Samuel Gilbert1 b. 1664, d. 1733
Mother*Mary Rogers1 b. 1667, d. 1756
Appears on charts:Descendants of John/1g Brooks
Descendants of Lydia/2g Brooks
Last Edited:24 Feb 2016
John Gilbert, born 12 Apr 1692 at Hartford, Connecticut1, married Mary/3g Cook, daughter of Nathaniel/3 Cook and Lydia/2g Brooks.2 He reportedly died 22 Nov 1755 at Salem, Connecticut, a. 63.3

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1461] Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation, Hartford VR, John Gilbert b.
  2. [S1256] Lynda Cook.
  3. [S1256] Lynda Cook, citing LDS Pedigree Resource File.

Martha Evans

F, #50480, (circa 1699 - 29 March 1762)
Appears on charts:Descendants of John/1g Brooks
Descendants of Lydia/2g Brooks
Descendants of Richard/3g Cook
Last Edited:8 Aug 2017

Children with Richard/3g Cook:

Martha Evans was born circa 1699 at Windsor, Connecticut1, where she married, 11 Apr 1722, Richard/3g Cook of Windsor, son of Nathaniel/3 Cook and Lydia/2g Brooks.1 He died at Wintonbury, now Bloomfield, Connecticut, 5 Dec 1760, a. 572, and she 29 Mar 1762.1

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1256] Lynda Cook, citing Barbour, Windsor.
  2. [S1256] Lynda Cook, source unreported.
  3. [S1258] Windsor VR, Rubin Cook b.
  4. [S1258] Windsor VR, Hannah Cook b.
  5. [S1258] Windsor VR, Ebenezer Cook b.
  6. [S1258] Windsor VR, Lucie Cook b.
  7. [S1258] Windsor VR, Dudley Cook b.