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 Margret Griswould <I>Cocker</I> Cook

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Margret Griswould Cocker Cook

Mrs. Cook, the former Margret Griswould Cocker, was the first wife of American patriot and Revolutionary War officer Col. Ellis Cook. She died at age " 41 years, 3 months" during the second year of the war.
Her brown sandstone stele features a portrait-type soul effigy in its tympanum embellished with scarf-like wings. Stars, undulating lines, and a pair of hour glasses complete the design, giving it an almost exhuberant appearance. Her epitaph (see full inscription below) is also a departure from the somber sentiments typically seen on early American stones:
"...A tender Mother and a Loveing wife
Kind to Relations & a Faithfull Friend
Hapy in her begineng & double so in her end"
("ANONYMOUS" GRAVESTONE PHOTO by Nikita Barlow, 2002)


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"Here lies Interr'd the Body
of Margret Griswould
wife of Coll. Ellis Cook.
She Departed this Life
March 15, 1777 Aged 41
Years and 3 Months.

Here lies one bereav'd of Life
A tender Mother and a Loveing wife
Kind to Relations & a Faithfull Friend
Hapy in her begineng & double so in her end"


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  • Created by: Nikita Barlow
  • Added: 9 Jan 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6080430
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Margret Griswould Cocker Cook (15 Dec 1735–15 Mar 1777), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6080430, citing First Presbyterian Church of Hanover Cemetery, Hanover, Morris County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Nikita Barlow (contributor 46508077) .