Person:Aaron Cooke (2)

     
Maj. Aaron Cooke
chr.20 Mar 1613/14 Bridport, Dorset, England
m. 2 Sep 1610
  1. Elizabeth Cooke1611 - 1615
  2. Maj. Aaron Cooke1613/14 - 1690
  • HMaj. Aaron Cooke1613/14 - 1690
  • WMary Cooke1611 - abt 1645-1650
m. abt 1637
  1. Joanna Cooke1638 - 1657
  2. Captain Aaron Cook, Jr.1640/1 - 1716
  3. Miriam Cooke1642/3 - 1720
  4. Moses Cooke1645 - 1676
  • HMaj. Aaron Cooke1613/14 - 1690
  • WJoan Denslowest 1625 - 1676
m. abt 1649
  1. Samuel Cook1650 -
  2. Elizabeth Cooke1653 - 1690
  3. Noah Cook1657 - 1699
m. 2 Dec 1676
  • HMaj. Aaron Cooke1613/14 - 1690
  • WRebecca Footeabt 1634 - 1701
m. 2 Oct 1688
Facts and Events
Name Maj. Aaron Cooke
Gender Male
Christening[4] 20 Mar 1613/14 Bridport, Dorset, England
Immigration[7] 1630 New England
Marriage abt 1637 to Mary Cooke
Marriage abt 1649 to Joan Denslow
Marriage 2 Dec 1676 New Haven, New Haven, Connecticutto Elizabeth Nash
Marriage 2 Oct 1688 Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United Statesto Rebecca Foote
Death[5][6] 5 Sep 1690 Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
Ancestral File Number C5FG-L3
Burial[3] Bridge Street Cemetery, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States

From Peter Kurtz

Capt. Aaron Cook may have had a wife before he married Joan Denslow ("Strong Family History Update, Vol. IV" says it was Mary Ford, daughter of Elder Thomas Ford and Joan Way, though this is disupted by "Great Migration"). He was a bit of a "rolling stone." He came over from England on the "Mary and John" in 1630 (no passenger list of the "Mary and John" survived, but the "Mary and John Clearing House" has Cook on its "A-List," meaning he was almost certainly a passenger.) He lived in Windsor, CT, Northampton, MA, Westfield, MA, then Northampton again. He was a Freeman on May 6, 1635, and he served on a number of juries in both Connecticut and Massachusetts. On May 21, 1653 he was selected to be "Commander in Chief" of a company of men to be prepared to go against the Dutch. He was confirmed as captain of a military company at Northampton on July 5, 1686. He bequeathed several bibles and military books to various of his heirs.

Had ground at Mussaco now Simsbury but was discouraged probably by controversy and removed to Northampton 1661 was a propr 1667 at Westfield rep. 1668.

References
  1.   Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 1:445.

    "AARON, Dorchester, freem. 6 May 1635, rem. 1636, with the gr. body of others, to Windsor, m. there a d. of Thomas Ford,[1] had Joanna, bapt. 5 Aug. 1638; Aaron, 21 Feb. 1641; Miriam, 12 Mar. 1643; Moses, 16 Nov. 1645; Samuel, 21 Nov. 1650; Elizabeth 7 Aug. 1653; and Noah, 14 June 1657; the last three by sec. w. Joan, d. of Nicholas Denslow, wh. d. Apr. 1676. He had gr. at Mussaco, now Simsbury, but was discourag. prob. by a controversy and rem. to Northampton 1661, was a propr. 1667 at Westfield, rep. 1668; by a third w. Elizabeth m. 2 Dec. 1676, d. of John Nash of New Haven, had no ch.; m. fourth w. 1688, Rebecca, wid. of Philip Smith, d. of Nathaniel Foote; was capt. and major; and d. 6 Sept. 1690, aged 80. This last w. is by Stiles, in Hist. of W. 572, mistak. for a d. of Henry Smith, gr. d. of William Pynchon. Miriam m. 8 Nov. 1661, Joseph Leeds, and Elizabeth m. prob. Samuel Parsons."

  2.   Roberts, Gary Boyd. Ancestors of American Presidents. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009), p. 479.

    Ancestor of Rutherford Hayes and Grover Cleveland through his son Aaron by wife Mary Cooke.

  3. Aaron Cook, in Find A Grave.
  4. Aaron Cooke, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), 1:465.

    'BIRTH: Baptized Bridport, Dorsetshire, 20 March 1613/4, son of Aaron and Elizabeth (Chard) Cooke [TAG 11:179-80].'

  5. Aaron Cooke, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), 1:465.

    'DEATH: Northampton 5 September 1690.'

  6. Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Northampton, Massachusetts: Corbin Collection Volume 1: Records of Hampshire County, Massachusetts. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003), page 111.

    'Deaths in 1690 ...
    Cook Majr. Aron Sept.5 1690'

  7. Aaron Cooke, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), 1:464.

    'MIGRATION: 1630 on Mary & John'

Founders of Windsor, CT
Windsor was the first permanent English settlement in Connecticut. Local indians granted Plymouth settlers land at the confluence of the Farmington River and the west side of the Connecticut River, and Plymouth settlers (including Jonathan Brewster, son of William) built a trading post in 1633. But the bulk of the settlement came in 1635, when 60 or more people led by Reverend Warham arrived, having trekked overland from Dorchester, Massachusetts. Most had arrived in the New World five years earlier on the ship "Mary and John" from Plymouth, England. The settlement was first called Dorchester, and was renamed Windsor in 1637.

See: Stiles History of Ancient Windsor - Thistlewaite's Dorset Pilgrims - Wikipedia entry

Loomis homestead, oldest in CT.
Settlers at Windsor by the end of 1640, per the Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor: Abbot - Alford - S. Allen - M. Allyn - Barber - Bartlett - M. (Barrett) (Huntington) Stoughton - Bascomb - Bassett - Benett - Birge - Bissell - Branker - Brewster - Buckland - Buell - Carter - Chappel - D. Clarke - J. Clarke - Cooke - Cooper - Denslow - Dewey - Dibble - Dumbleton - Drake - Dyer - Eels - Eggleston - Filley - Ford - Foulkes - Fyler - Gaylord - Francis Gibbs - William Gilbert - Jere. Gillett - Jon. Gillett - N. Gillett - Grant - Gridley - E. Griswold - M. Griswold - Gunn - Hannum - Hawkes - Hawkins - Hayden - Haynes - Hill - Hillier - Holcombe - Holmes - Holt - Hosford - Hoskins - Hoyte - Hubbard - Huit - Hulbert - Hull - Hurd - Hydes - Loomis - Ludlow - Lush - Marshfield - A. Marshall - T. Marshall - Mason - M. (Merwin) (Tinker) Collins - M. Merwin - Mills - Moore - Newberry - Newell - Oldage - Orton - Osborn - Palmer - Parsons - Parkman - Pattison - Phelps - Phelps - Phillips - Pinney - Pomeroy - Pond - Porter - Preston - Rainend - Randall - Rawlins - Reeves - J. Rockwell - W. Rockwell - B. Rossiter - St. Nicholas - Saltonstall - Samos - M. Sension (St. John) – R. Sension - Sexton - Staires - Starke - F. StilesH. Stiles - J. StilesT. Stiles - Stoughton - Stuckey - Talcott - E. Taylor - J. Taylor - Terry - Thornton - Thrall - Tilley - Tilton - Try - F. (Clark) (Dewey) (Phelps) - Vore - Warham - Weller - Whitehead - A. Williams - J. Williams - R. Williams - Wilton - Winchell - Witchfield - Wolcott - Young
Current Location: Hartford County, Connecticut   Parent Towns: Dorchester, Massachusetts   Daughter Towns: Windsor Locks; South Windsor; East Windsor; Ellington; Bloomfield