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Martha (Stedman) Cooke (abt. 1646)

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Martha Cooke formerly Stedman
Born about in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusettsmap
Daughter of and [mother unknown]
Wife of — married in Cambridge, Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Martha was born "3 (4) 1646" (third day of the fourth month of 1646, translating to about 3 June 1646), daughter of John Stedman and his wife Alice at Cambridge, MA.[1]

She married at Cambridge on Dec. 4, 1665, Joseph Cooke Jr., son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Haynes) Cooke who was born at Cambridge on Dec. 27, 1643.


John born Jan. 25, 1667-8; died June 3, 1684.

Elizabeth born Feb. 11, 1669-70; died Feb. 2, 1687-8.

Joseph born Sept. 16, 1671; died May 28, 1739 aged 67; married Eunice Sprague. She died May 9, 1718, aged 34 years 1 month, 19 days.

Alice born ___; married first Rev. John Whiting of Lancaster about 1693; he was killed by the Indians in Sept. 1697; she married second Rev. Timothy Stevens of Glastonbury, CT in 1701.

Haynes born Feb. 1, 1677-8; resided in Woburn and Concord. [2]

Cambridge Marriages

STEDMAN, Martha and Joseph Cooke, Dec. 4, 1665.* (p. 370)

Cambridge Births

STEDMAN, Martha, d. John and Alice, June 3, 1646. (p. 667)

COOKE, Joseph, s. Joseph and Elisabeth, Dec. 27, 1643. (p. 157)


John, s. Joseph and Martha, Jan. 25, 1667. (p. 157) Joseph, s. Joseph and Martha, Sept. 16, 1671. (p. 157) Haynes, s. Joseph and Martha, Jan. 1, 1677-8. (p. 157)

Cambridge Deaths - Children

Cook, Joseph, May 28, 1739 (May 27, 1739, a. 68 y. GR1) (p. 512) Cook, Elizabeth, Feb. 2, 1687-8., a. abt 18 y. (p. 512) Cook, Eunice, w. Joseph, May 9, 1718, a. 34 y. 1 m. 19 d. GR1 (p. 512) Cook, John, s. Joseph and Martha, June 3, 1684. (p. 512)[3]

[Note: VR of Woburn, MA : Cook, Joseph, s. Haines and Elizabeth, Nov. 16, 1702; John, s. Haines and Elizabeth, Jan. 10, 1706. (p. 60) ]

[Note: VR of Concord: Cook, Samuel, s. Haines and Elisabeth, Sept. 1, 1711; Thomas, s. Hains and Elizebeth, Jan. 27, 1729-30;Timothy, s. Hains and Elisabeth, Oct. 13, 1714.]

[Note: daughter Alice, m. John Whiting and m. Timothy Stevens see also: [4]

[Note: Eunice Sprague, daughter of Jonathan and Mary (Bunker) Sprague, married Joseph Cook] (p. 149)[5]

[Note: Joseph Cooke 3rd and Eunice (?Sprague)] [6] [7]



  1. "Early Records of Boston," in NEHGR, 9:168
  2. History of Cambridge, Massachusetts. 1630-1877: With a Genealogical Register, Volume 2, by Lucius Robinson Paige, H. O. Houghton, Cambridge, 1877
  3. Vital Records of Cambridge Massachusetts to the Year 1850, compiled by NEHGS, Boston, 1914
  4. Biographical Sketches of Graduates of Harvard University: In Cambridge, Massachusetts, Volume 3, by Massachusetts Historical Society, 1885]
  5. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vols. 37-52 (1883-98) include section: Genealogical gleanings in England, by H. F. Waters, The Society, 1909
  6. Find A Grave Memorial# 49825331
  7. Find A Grave Memorial# 35631663

See also:

  • "Mary (Cooke) Talcott's Matrilineal Line," in NEHGR, 148:241-242

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