From Mary Harrell-Sesniak: Rhode-Island American (RI), Dec. 22, 1812, p. 3: In Newport, on the 17th inst. JOHN COOKE, Esq. of Tiverton, in the 68th year of his age. In the revolutionary war, Colonel Cooke waited not to consider the result, but early stepped forward, with a spirit and an activity, honourable to himself, and beneficial to his country.
Lieutenant Colonel Militia, 1775 Col of 2nd Regt., 1776-77-78-79 Source: Grave Records of Revolutionary War Patriots Buried in Rhode Island. Compiled by The Grave Marking Committee & The Rhode Island Society, S.A.R.