Timothy Cook

Maleabout 1758–after 1780

Brief Life History of Timothy

When Timothy Cook was born about 1758, in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Job Cook, was 43 and his mother, Jemima Grinnell, was 29. He died after 1780, at the age of 8242.

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Job Cook
Jemima Grinnell
Mercy Cook
Timothy Cook
about 1758–after 1780
Ellis Cook

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Timothy Cook - Published information: birth-name: Timothy Cook

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World Events (4)


Age 18

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776 · Rhode Island Declares Independence

Age 18

Rhode Island declares independence from Great Britain on May 4, 1776, making it the first colony to do so officially.

after 1780 · French Occupy Newport

Age NaN

During 1780 to 1781, over 12,000 French troops occupy Newport, Rhode Island.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a cook, a seller of cooked meats, or a keeper of an eating house, from Middle English cok, coke, cook, couk, cuk(e) (Old English cōc) ‘cook’ or ‘seller of cooked foods’. See also Kew .

Irish and Scottish: usually identical in origin with the English name (see 1 above), but in some cases a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cúg ‘son of Hugo’ (see McCook ).

Americanized form (translation into English) of various European surnames meaning ‘cook’, such as German and Jewish Koch , Dutch Kook , Polish Kucharz and Kucharczyk , Slovenian and Croatian Kuhar , North German Kuk .

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

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