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Caleb Cook
Birth: Mar. 29, 1651
Plymouth
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Feb. 9, 1721
Plymouth
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA

Caleb Cook, son of Jacob and Damaris (Hopkins Cook born March 19, 1651, and resided at Rocky Nook, Kingston.
He will be remembered as the person connected with the death of King Philip. He was a soldier under the lead of Col. Benjamin Church, and while closely pressing the Indians, Cook and an Indian named Alderman, of the Seaconet tribe were placed on duty to watch Philip, lest he should get out of a swamp, where he had hidden, and if possible to kill Phillip. He soon had a chance, and fired at him, but his gun missed. He then bid Alderman to fire, and he soon became their victim, having been shot through the heart. Mr. Cook exchanged guns with the Indian, and the gun which did the fatal work has been kept in the Cook family till quite recently. The old flint lock was taken off and presented to the Massachusetts Historical Society. Part of the gun is in the Cabinet of Curiosities in Pilgrim Hall, Plymouth.
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source: Epitaphs from Burial Hill, Plymouth, Mass.
by Bradford Kingman, Published 1892
by New England Illustrared Historical Publishing Co 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Jacob Cooke (1618 - 1676)
  Damaris Hopkins Cooke (1628 - 1669)
 
 Siblings:
  Elizabeth Cooke Doty (1647 - 1692)*
  Caleb Cook (1651 - 1721)
  Jacob Cooke (1653 - 1747)*
  Mary Cooke Rickard (1658 - 1712)*
  Martha Cooke Cushman (1659 - 1722)*
  Francis Cooke (1662 - ____)*
  Ruth Cooke Tinkham (1664 - 1734)*
  Sarah Cooke Bartlett (1671 - 1745)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
Here lyse ye body
of Mr Caleb Cook
who decd Febry
ye 5th 1721/2
in the 72d
year of
his age
 
Burial:
Burial Hill
Plymouth
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: L39
 
Created by: Michael Kruse
Record added: Apr 09, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13902416
Caleb Cook
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Caleb Cook
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- G-g + granddaughter
 Added: Jun. 27, 2014
GOD BLESS
- S.R.C.
 Added: Apr. 6, 2014
To My 8th G Grandfather:Rest in sweet peace
- Cheryl L Hosman Dieter
 Added: Mar. 15, 2014
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