Lieutenant Wilson Cook

21 October 1730–27 November 1793 (Age 63)
Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Wilson

When Lieutenant Wilson Cook was born on 21 October 1730, in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, his father, Captain David Cook, was 29 and his mother, Rebecca Wilson, was 29. He married Judith Read in 1747, in South Carolina, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 27 November 1793, in Bartholomews, Colleton, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Bartholomews, Colleton, South Carolina, United States.

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Lieutenant Wilson Cook
Judith Read
Marriage: 1747
Mary Tibets Cook

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South Carolina, British Colonial America


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Age 46

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · Battle of Sullivan's Island

Age 46

On June 28, 1776, the Battle of Sullivan's Island takes place on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. Since it is so close to Charelston, the battle is sometimes referred to as the First Siege of Charleston. This is the first time that the Americans had a victory against a land and sea attack by the British.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 51

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a cook, a seller of cooked meats, or a keeper of an eating house, from Old English cōc (Latin coquus). There has been some confusion with Cocke .2 Irish and Scottish: usually identical in origin with the English name, but in some cases a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cúg ‘son of Hugo’ ( see McCook ).3 In North America Cook has absorbed examples of cognate and semantically equivalent names from other languages, such as German and Jewish Koch .

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

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  • Wilson in entry for Wilson Cook, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Wilson Cook, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Wilson Cook, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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