Friday, August 31, 2012

History of Athol, Massachusetts by William G. Lord (1953)

If anyone can get me a copy of this book, I will convert it to ebook format. It would be of great use to genealogists. It is my understanding my great Aunt Mabel A. (Mann) Hayden helped Mr. Lord write it.

You may contact me at Would love to see it!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Mayflower Myth

I'm bummed! On page 141 of the Mann Memorial book, Mr. Mann gave a brief genealogical sketch of Abigail Cook's family with the premise that they descended from Francis Cooke of the Mayflower. Mr. Mann states that Francis had a son named Henry, but that isn't true. The Henry we descend from was a Butcher in Salem, Mass. and was born in England around 1615 to Edmund Cook of Kent.

The lineage goes like this:

HENRY COOK (1615-1661) and Judith Birdsall

SAMUEL COOK (1641) and Mary

ISRAEL COOK (1692) and Elizabeth Clark

JOHN COOK and Naomi Abernathy

BENJAMIN COOK (1764) and Charity Elliot

ABIGAIL COOK Mann (1808)

*Abigail Cook married my 3rd great grandfather William.