Family:Ephraim Cook and Lydia Merriman (1)

Facts and Events
Marriage[1][2] Bef 1723 Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States (probably)[Estimate based on date of birth of eldest known child.]
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Research Notes

There is disagreement among researchers concerning the maiden name of wife Lydia.

  • Davis (1870) says Doolittle. No sources/proof provided.
  • Jacobus (1974) says Merriman. No sources/proof provided.

Merriman is currently attached, but evidence is needed. --Cos1776 18:53, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

References
  1. Cook, in Jacobus, Donald Lines. Families of Ancient New Haven. (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1974)
    2:436, 41.

    "Ephraim (Cook) … m Lydia da. Caleb & Mary (Preston) Merriman."

  2. Wallingford Vital Records, 1670-1850, in Connecticut, United States. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records
    Vol 48.

    COOK, COOCK, COOKE,
    [No marriage record for Ephraim and Lydia in this source.]
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    p 95 - Mary, d. Ephraim & Lidea, b. Feb. 9, 1723 - Vol 2, p 791.
    p 95 - Mary, d. Ephraim & Lidea, d. Feb. 13, 172[ ] - Vol 2, p 782.
    p 94 - Mamre, d. Ephariem [sic] & Lydia, b. Dec. 21, 1723 - Vol 2, p 792.
    p 94 - Lidea, d. Ephraim & Lidea, b. Mar. 2, 1726 - Vol 5, p 514.
    p 94 - Lidea, m. Jason HITCHCOCK, Sept. 20, 1743 - Vol 8, p 535.
    p 95 - Mary, d. Ephraim & Lidea, b. Apr. 7, 1728 - Vol 5, p 519.
    p 89 - Ephraim, s. Ephraim & Lidea, b. Sept. 7, 1730 - Vol 5, p 525.
    p 88 - Elam, s. Ephraim & Lidea, b. Nov. 10, 1735 - Vol 5, p 532.
    p 88 - Elisabeth, d. Ephraim & Lidea, b. Feb, 10, 1738 - Vol 5, p 540.
    p 92 - John, s. Ephraim & Lidea, b. Dec. 29, 1739 - Vol 5, p 546.
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    Ephraim, Sr., Capt., d. Mar. 22, 1774 - Vol 19, p 217.
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    [cos1776 Note: lookups needed for supposed daus Tirzah and Thankful. There are no birth records for supposed son Merriman or dau Phebe.]

  3.   Family Recorded, in Davis, Charles Henry Stanley. History of Wallingford, Conn: from its settlement in 1670 to the present time, including Meriden, which was one of its parishes until 1806, and Cheshire, which was incorporated in 1780. (Meriden, Connecticut: C.H.S. Davis, 1870 (Wallingford, Conn. : Mount Tom Printing House, 1870)).

    Vol 1, p 675 -
    14. EPHRAIM.
    EPHRAIM COOK, son of Samuel and Mary Cook, married Lydia Doolittle. She died Dec. 25, 1785, ae. 84 years. He died March 22, 1774, ae. 75 years. He was licensed by the county court, April 24, 1727, to prosecute the business of tanning and dressing leather in Cheshire.

    Children:
    61 Mary, b Feb. 13 [9, per Barbour VRs], 1723, d same year ;
    62 Mamre, b Dec. 21, 1725 [1723, per Barbour VRs], m Daniel Hotchkiss, of Cheshire ;
    63 Lydia, b March 2, 1726, m Jason Hitchcock, Sept. 20, 1741 [1743, per Barbour VRs] ;
    64 Mary, b April 7, 1728, m John Smith of Cheshire ;
    65 Ephraim, b April [Sep, per Barbour VRs] 7, 1730 ;
    66 Tirzah, b Oct. 3, 1733, m Samuel Smith of Cheshire ;
    67 Elam, b Nov. 10, 1735 ;
    68 Elizabeth, b Feb. 10, 1738, m Ebenezer Brown of Cheshire ;
    69 John, b Dec. 27 [29, per Barbour VRs], 1739 ;
    70 Merriman, b 1741, d unmarried in Cheshire ;
    71 Thankful, no account of this person recorded ;
    72 Phebe, m Timothy Gaylord, May 4, 1748.
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    [cos1776 Note of Caution: Confirmation of dau Tirzah and dau Thankful are pending lookup. Barbour VRs do NOT include birth records for son Merriman or dau Phebe, but they do include a 1748 marriage record for Phebe Cook & Timothy Gaylord. If Mrs. Phebe Gaylord was a dau in this family, she was likely born 1728-1732 and was NOT the youngest child.]