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Gen Daniel Gookin
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Birth: 1612
Ripple
Kent, England
Death: Mar. 19, 1686
Cambridge
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA

IMMIGRANT TO VIRGINIA, 1621

BURGESS TO THE VIRGINIA HOUSE OF BURGESSES FOR UPPER NORFOLK, VIRGINIA, JAN 1641-42

CAPTAIN OF THE TRAINED BAND, CAMBRIDGE, MA

DEPUTY FOR CAMBRIDGE TO THE MASSACHUSETTS BAY GENERAL COURT, MAY 1649, SPEAKER, MAY 1651

COMMISSIONER TO THE INDIANS, 1656

ASSISTANT FOR MASSACHUSETTS BAY COLONY, 1652-1686

SGT. MAJOR OF MIDDLESEX COUNTY REGIMENT, MAY 1676-OCT 1680

MAJOR GENERAL OF MASSACHUSETTS, 1681-1686

FOUNDER OF WORCESTER, MA

APPOINTED MAJOR GENERAL--COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF ALL THE MILITARY FORCES OF THE COLONY, 1681

AUTHOR

ADVOCATE OF 'NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION'

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A BIO OF MAJ. GEN. DANIEL GOOKIN, by Larry Overmire, May 2007:

Destined to become a distinguished figure in American history, Daniel probably grew up in Ireland where his father had business interests and immigrated to Virginia with him in 1621. Daniel's first wife is unknown. He married Mary Dolling in London in 1639. In 1641, he again returned to Virginia with his brother John, possibly pushed out of Ireland by the Irish Rebellion. He moved to Maryland in 1643, found the papist rule there incompatible and arrived in Boston May 20, 1644. In 1648, the family moved to Cambridge, where he became a prominent member of the colony. Highly educated, Daniel is believed to have been a scholar of Hebrew. As commissioner to the Indians, Gookin worked to protect them from persecution.
 
 
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 Spouses:
  Hannah Tyng Gookin (1640 - 1688)
  Mary Dolling Gookin (1618 - 1684)*
 
 Children:
  Elizabeth Gookin Eliot Quincy (1645 - 1700)*
  Samuel Gookin (1652 - 1730)*
  Nathaniel Gookin (1656 - 1692)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Here lyeth interred ye body of Major Daniel Gookin aged 75 years who departed this life ye 19th of March 1687
 
Burial:
Old Burying Ground
Cambridge
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: opposite the gate of Harvard
 
Created by: Laurence Overmire
Record added: Oct 17, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43209244
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thank you daniel. We remember you fondly. Gookin family
- john gookin
 Added: Dec. 8, 2013
In memory of my 9th great grandfather
- Brooding Angel
 Added: Dec. 23, 2012

- Charlene Patton
 Added: Jul. 8, 2012
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