Elisha Cooke

9 May 1760–17 January 1855 (Age 94)
Glocester, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life Summary of Elisha

When Elisha Cooke was born on 9 May 1760, in Glocester, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Michael Cooke, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Mitchell, was 39. He had at least 6 sons and 8 daughters with Abigail Williams. He lived in Rhode Island, United States in 1760. He died on 17 January 1855, in Manchester, Bennington, Vermont, United States, at the age of 94.

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Elisha Cooke
Abigail Williams
Safety Cook
Edward William Cook MD.
Joseph Cook
Alice Cook
Sally Cook
Sarah Cook
Polley Cook
Elisha Cook
Nancy Alta Cook
Ebenezer Cook
Elisha Cook
Abigail Weaver Cook
Abner Cook
Caroline Roxanne Cook

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+4 More Children

World Events (8)

Age 16
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · Rhode Island Declares Independence
Age 16
Rhode Island declares independence from Great Britain on May 4, 1776, making it the first colony to do so officially.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion
Age 26
Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

English and Irish: variant of Cook .History: Francis Cooke (died 1663) and his eldest son John were passengers on the Mayflower in 1621; they were joined two years later by Francis's wife and other children. In the words of William Bradford, he lived long enough ‘to see his children's children have children’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (29)

  • Elisha Cook in household of Elisha Cook, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elisha Cooke, "Rhode Island Town Deaths Index, 1639-1932"
  • Elisha, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"

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