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Sarah Cooke (1646 - abt. 1680)

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Sarah Cooke aka Cook
Born in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Islandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of [half] and
Wife of — married in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Islandmap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jerseymap
Profile last modified | Created 20 Jun 2013
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Sarah Cook


Sarah was born c. 1647 at Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island, probably the eldest child of Thomas Cook (son of Thomas b 1600) and Thomasine Unknown.[1] Some authors, especially Austin, have called her the daughter of Thomas (b 1600) who was actually her grandfather.[1] Sarah was the elder sister of Phebe Cook, born c. 1664, probably the next to youngest.[1]

Sarah was named in her grandfather's 1673 will, along with her three children: Penelope, Peter, and Sarah.[1]

Marriage and Children

Sarah married c, 1663 at Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island, to Peter Parker, son of George and Frances Parker of Portsmouth.[1]


  1. Penelope Parker b c. 1666
  2. Peter Parker
  3. Sarah Parker b c. 1670; mar c. 1685 to Daniel Remington, daughter Abigail born and died soon thereafter
  4. Thomas Parker b after 1673

In June 1680, Peter signed a receipt for the legacies of his wife and "three oldest children," implying there were additional children born after 1673.[1]

Property and Residences

Sarah and Peter were of Shrewsbury, New Jersey by 1667 when Peter was chosen constable there.[1]

Death and Legacy

On 20 August 1680, a letter to Gov. Andros mentioned Peter's poor health.[1] He must have recovered, because records show that Peter returned to Rhode Island and was living at Jamestown when on 8 December 1694, he conveyed property to Caleb Allen. The deed was signed by Oliver Allen

Sarah died before 8 December 1694, as she did not cosign the deed of that date with her husband. Jane Fletcher Fiske suggested that she may have died in 1680, from the same illness that affected her husband.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Fiske, Jane Fletcher, "The Abigail Connection: Peter Parker of Jamestown, RI & Shrewsbury, NJ and his Two Remington Daughters." The American Genealogist. (Vol 57, Page 15) New Haven, CT: D. L. Jacobus, 1937-. (Online database accessed 11 January 2016. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009 - .)
  • Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.


  • Thank you to Kathleen Nelson for creating WikiTree profile Cooke-1988 through the import of Kathys_Nelsons.ged on Jun 16, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Kathleen and others.

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On 11 Jan 2016 at 10:12 GMT Cynthia (Billups) B wrote:

Sarah is connected to her grandfather. Her father would be Cook-213 and mother Thomasine Unknown.


On 28 Mar 2015 at 19:03 GMT K Nelson wrote:

Cooke-1988 and Cook-633 are not ready to be merged because: Conflict in places lived and died. Different spelling of names.

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