Moses Cook

about 1751–
Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Moses

When Moses Cook was born about 1751, in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Moses Cook, was 25 and his mother, Hannah Smith, was 25. He married Susannah Henderson in 1779, in Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters.

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Moses Cook
Susannah Henderson
Marriage: 1779
Clarissa Cook
Lucius Cook
Susannah Cook
Moses Cook

Spouse and Children

Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States



    Lucius Cook


    Susannah Cook


    Moses Cook


Parents and Siblings




    Preserved Cook


    Joanna Cooke



World Events (8)


Age 25

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 25

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1783 · A Free America

Age 32

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

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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Sources (3)

  • Moses Cook in entry for Susannah Cook, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Moses Cook in entry for Clarissa Cook, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Moses Cook, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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