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Phoebe (Crossman) Kent (abt. 1712 - 1805)

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Phoebe Kent formerly Crossman aka Cooke
Born about in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial Americamap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 19 Dec 1730 in Kingston, Plymouth, Massmap
Wife of — married 8 Dec 1748 in Kingston, Plymouth, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 16 Jan 2019 | Created 4 Sep 2016
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Phoebe, daughter of Nathaniel and Sarah (Merrick) Crossman, was born around 1712 (based on age at death), probably at Taunton, MA. She married John Cooke, son of Jacob and Lydia (Miller) Cooke, after December 19, 1730, date of intentions published at Kingston, MA. John died in 1745, and Phoebe married for the second time to Samuel Kent, as his second wife, at Kingston on December 8, 1748. Samuel died in 1786, and Phoebe remained a widow until her death on March 25, 1805.


  • Wood, Ralph V, Jr., comp. Mayflower Families Through Five Generations. Francis Cooke, Volume 12. Plymouth: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2015. pp. 166-167
  • Vital Records of Kingston Massachusetts to the year 1850. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911. p. 201 (intentions); p. 197 (2nd marriage); p. 363 (death & cemetery)
  • Barkley, Vera Cook (1909-1996). Published Cook family history, 1982
  • The Mayflower Descendant, A Journal of Pilgrim Genealogy and History. New England Historic Genealogical Society. v. 2, pp 26 & 81; v. 7, p. 26; v. 21, pp 42-44
  • Shaw, Hubert K. Families of the Pilgrims. Boston: Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1956
  • Massachusetts, Compiled Marriages, 1633-1850. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, Film # 0873752 item 2. John, Jr. Cooke & Phebe Crosman, Marriage Date: 19 Dec 1730, City: Kingston, County: Plymouth

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Crossman-1056 and Crossman-651 appear to represent the same person because: Duplicates with multiple overlapping marriages.
posted by David Brodeur

Phoebe is 18 degrees from Peter Roberts, 10 degrees from Emma Smith and 12 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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