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.

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