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Thomas Cook
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Birth: Feb. 3, 1731
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Sep. 18, 1820
Durham
Greene County
New York, USA

Married Hannah Tryon abt 1755, Hannah was born June 24th, 1733, her date of death was march 24, 1797. To this union were born eleven children: Hannah Cook Aug. 24, 1755-1756, Hulda Cook Aug. 21,1763-, Miles Cook Jun 16, 1765-1846, Elisha Cook May 17, 1767-1850, Dinah Cook Jul 30, 1769-, Tryon Cook Oct 27, 1771-1862, Benjamin Cook Feb 27, 1774-1774, and Content Cook dec 10, 1775-1775 three unknown.

Service in the American Revolution:
Thomas enlisted in 6th connecticut regiment of the continental army may 1st, 1777. He served in the company of Samual Barkers, with the rest of the Durham C.T. men. He was transferred to Eli Leavenworth's company in Nov. of 1778, due to the dismissal of Sam Barker. Served with the 6th untill term ended aprox 1780. His records show that in may, 1778 he camped at White plains N.Y. thur Sept. 1778 with Gen George Washington's army. In Oct. 1778 he was camped at horse neck across from West Point, there they would build 3 redoughts to help guard the great chain, acrossed the hudson river. In Dec. 1778 he camped at nelson's point, reading winter camp, then moved back to the highlands of New York in May, 1779. In July he was stationed at Robinson's Farm. The battle of Stony Point N.Y. occured on July 15-16, 1779 the 6th Reg. participated in this skrimish under General Anthony Wayne. In Aug. 1779 Thomas was on guard at General Howes house, but by feb 1779 he is listed as on command at New London CT. He returned to Robinsons farm by Aug 1779. Thomas is reported as being very ill in Frederichbourgh from Sept. thur Nov. 1779. He returned to duty Dec. 1779, at Morristown N.J. He was transferred to Westfield N.J. in early Feb 1780. Thomas was discharged in the latter half of April 1780. It is most likely that he reenlisted for 6 month term in the reorganized 4th Continental regiment form July to Dec. 10th 1780 to be with his son Miles Cook, a drummer in 4th.

Post serves years:
He returned to Durham connecticut to take oath of fidelity Apr. 9th, 1781. Moved his family to New Durham N.Y. sometime after 1790. Records show that he joined the First Presbyterian Church of Durham may 7th, 1809. His sons Elisha and Miles were founding members on May 17th 1792. He is listed in church records as having died Sept 18, 1820. He was buried in a now unmarked grave.
Thomas Cook was born outside Boston Mass. At death age listed as 89 years, 7 months, 15 days.
Thomas Cook's parents were Thomas Cook Sr b.1697-1774 Dinah Doane b. 1700-.
They were born in Eastham Massachusetts, died in Durham Connecticut.

Records used:
Connecticut lists and returns of connecticut men in the revolution 1775-1783 1909, vol 12 pages 25,66,166,230.

National Archives U.S. compiled revolutionary war military service records 1775-1783, m881 sixth connecticut regiment 0283-0305, starting page 815 Thomas Cook #446 runs for 50 pages accessed thur ancestry.com.

National Archives U.S. revolutionary war rolls 6th connecticut regiment roll 16 108-109 accessed thur ancestry.com Rolls and lists of connecticut men in the revolution 1775-1783 vol 8 1901 pages 71, and 209, note:this is a typo error no Thomas cook from branford ever was there,he should be with durham man below.

History of Durham connecticut 1866 Thomas is listed twice on page 146 as Cooke and Cook. ( Family Bible records of Miles Cook, Written in 1831 Bible) used for correct birth,death, and total number of children, as well as Thomas Cooks birth area. Miles Cook family Bible states Family ancestry from Wales. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Thomas Cook (1697 - 1774)
  Dinah Doane Cook (1700 - ____)
 
 Spouse:
  Hannah Tryon Cook (1733 - 1797)*
 
 Children:
  Hannah Cook (____ - 1756)*
  Miles Cook (1765 - 1846)*
  Elisha Cook (1767 - 1850)*
  Tryon Cook (1771 - 1862)*
  Benjamin Cook (1774 - 1774)*
 
 Siblings:
  Thomas Cook (1731 - 1820)
  Jesse Cook (1741 - 1790)*
  Samuel Doane Cooke (1743 - 1804)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Durham Cemetery
Durham
Greene County
New York, USA
Plot: unknown
 
Created by: cooke
Record added: Jul 27, 2012
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In Honor of You Sir, Rest With God
- Cherry Reynolds Solly
 Added: Apr. 26, 2014
For all Americans who have served their country. When researching Thomas Cook's 6th regiment history I found two, Thomas Cook's in the 6th connecticut regiment the 2nd, was Thomas Cook from Killingsworth c.t. he enlisted on feb 3, 1777 and served to the e...(Read more)
- cooke
 Added: Aug. 1, 2012
 
 
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