Stephen Cook Sr.
(Abt 1767-)


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1. Mary Ayers

Stephen Cook Sr. 1

  • Born: Abt 1767
  • Marriage (1): Mary Ayers

   FamilySearch ID: ML6W-QZ8.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Book: 1929. 1
Stephen B. Cook was the son of Stephen Cook Sr. and Miss _____ Ayers of Staten Island (where Mrs. Stephen, Sr., is buried.).

Stephen Cook, Sr., came over from England in a military band, during the Revolution, when he found what the Americans were fighting for, he deserted the English and joined the Americans, "Washington's forces"; no record of his services have been found, so he may have fought under another name.

His brother, Dr. ___ Cook, visited him later and some of the family settled in Ohio. The wife of President Hayes was a descendant of this Cook family. Mrs. Stephen Ayers Cook (Sr.) was a daughter of Captain ___ Ayers, of the "India Tea Co.," and during the "Embargo" was not allowed to land his "tea" in Philadelphia, Pa., (see Abagail Adam's diary) from his ship, "Polly," Dec. 28, 1773. Several histories made mention of him.

Miss Ayers was educated in a convent in Madrid, Spain and when her mother died, she came of her father's ship, and was married in America. They (Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Cook, Sr.) had 6 children, birth dates not known. Three daughters: Polly married ____ Thurman (they had son, Edward, and 2 dau.); Margaret Cook married ____ Scott (he was a Mason, and was killed by a falling scaffold), they had 5 children, the oldest son was a potter in Lancaster Co., Pa.; Eliza Cook married _____ Disbell, and lived in Lancaster Co., Pa.; the three sons were James, Jacob and Stephen "Beecher" Cook, who married Miss Ayres [should be Beecher]. (Stephen Sr., married the second time and had a family.).

Stephen married Mary Ayers. (Mary Ayers was born about 1768 in Staten Island, Richmond, NY 1 and was buried in Staten Island, Richmond, NY 1.)


1 McAdams, Mrs. Harry Kennett: compiler and publisher. Sections of Beecher Genealogy compiled with aid of direct descendent Dr. A.C. Beecher in Philadelphia, Kentucky Pioneer and Court Records: Abstracts of Early Wills, Deeds and Marriages from Court Houses and records of Old Bibles, Churches, Grave Yards, and Cemeteries. Copied by American War Mothers. (Keystone Printery, Lexington, KY. 1929.), Page 313.

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