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Mary Underwood Wells
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Birth: 1712
Delaware County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: 1794
Union County
South Carolina, USA

The daughter of Reverend Alexander & Jane (Harry/Harris) Underwood of Chester Co PA, Mary married Thomas Cooke in Sep 1730, the son of the late Peter Cooke & Eleanor (Norman) Cooke of Cheshire England. They married at London Grove Quaker Meeting House in Chester Co PA.

Mary was pregnant when she married Thomas.

New Garden MM records in Chester Co PA:
8-31-1730 - Londongrove Preparative Meeting informs also "ye Alexander Underwood's Daughter is with Childe by Thomas Cooke."

9-28-1730 - Wm. Swaine gives account yt he and Thos:
"Speakman was with Thos. Cooke and Alexander Underwood's Daughter and yt they seem sorry for what they have done and this meeting is informed that they are marryed."

10-26-1730 - Joseph Pennock reports that "he and William Swaine were with Thomas Cooke and wife and he appeared here with acknowledgement: Joseph Pennock to see it read at Londongrove."

12-27-1730/31: "The Women's meeting have sent in a paper to this meeting from under ye hand of Mary Cooke, condemning her evil actions. William Swaine to read at London Grove."
(A descendant, Bonnie's daughter, 2014)

Children: (all appear to have dropped the E from surname)
1) Abraham Cook (1731-1793), m: Phebe Mills.
2) Sarah Ann Cook (1732-1795), m: Bowater Beals.
3) Ruth E Cook (b. 1732), no further info as yet.
4) Alexander Cook (b. 1740), no further info as yet.
5) Isaac Cook (1743-1820), m: Charity Wright.
6) Jacob Cook (b. 1746), m1: Mary John, m2: Susannah Speakman.
7) Mary Elizabeth Cook (1748-1809), m1: Uriah Carson, m2: Caleb Sumner (my 4x Gr-Grandfather).
8) Thomas Cook (1751-1805), m: Mary Mills.

First husband Thomas Cook died 25 Mar 1751. Mary next married Joseph Wells in May 1758 in York Co PA:

Mary (Underwood) Cook is mentioned on 27 May 1758 in the meeting minutes of New Garden:
"Mary, widow late of Pennsylvania, reported married to Joseph Wels (Wells) of Cane Creek."

On 1 Jul 1758, Mary Wells and her children, Isaac Cook, Mary Cook and Thomas Cook, were all received at Cane Creek Monthly Meeting from the New Garden Meeting.

On 12 Apr 1773 Mary Wells was granted a certificate to the New Garden Monthly Meeting.

Mary's mother Mary Jane Harry was daughter of Hugh Harry and Elizabeth Brinton).
(A descendant, Nola Bailey Cooper, 2012)

Special thank you to Sue for transferring Mary to my care.
Family links: 
  Alexander Underwood (1688 - 1767)
  Jane Harry Underwood (1687 - 1736)
  Thomas Cook (1704 - 1752)*
  Abraham Cook (1731 - 1793)*
  Isaac Cook (1743 - 1820)*
  Jacob Cook (1746 - ____)*
  Mary Elizabeth Cook Sumner (1747 - 1809)*
  Thomas Cook (1751 - 1805)*
  Mary Underwood Wells (1712 - 1794)
  Samuel Underwood (1712 - 1773)*
  William Underwood (1720 - 1785)*
  Olive Underwood Cox (1726 - ____)*
  Benjamin Underwood (1728 - 1803)*
  Elihu Underwood (1730 - 1801)*
*Calculated relationship
Maintained by: Bonnie's Daughter
Originally Created by: Sue McDuffe:)
Record added: Apr 18, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51294139

- Bonnie's Daughter
 Added: Feb. 17, 2016

- Nancy Gibson Lowe
 Added: Aug. 25, 2015
To my 6th great grandmother. Looking forward to meeting you in Glory.
- Alice Woods Smith
 Added: Jul. 6, 2015
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