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, my wife Anna died, aged 38, after having been mother of eleven children; seven survived her, but must follow. I married 25 Nov. 1762, Mrs. Lucy, relict of the late Rev. Nicholas Bowes, of Bedford, and daughter of the late Rev. John and Elizabeth Hancock, of Lexington. On Sept. 21, 1768, my wife Lucy died, aged 56, after years of sore distress from the gravel. My daughter Rebecca died 2 Feb. 1778, aged 19—after eight months distress from the effects of the small-pox, which she bare withr our safety, and stood ready to join the enemy, in our destruction. * * * * Orders were given to send supposed offenders against their inhuman laws, over the vast Atlantic, to Britain for trial. Also to seize and secure our present worthy Governor Hancock, and others, who were active leaders in measures for our safety. These were obliged to withdraw, to save themselves from the hand of violence. * * * * We had then no powerful Ally to help us; nor did we seek or desire one, while there wa
; m. 2 Oct. 1740; brought by her husband to his house, 16 Oct.; had one child, and d. 22 Aug. 1741, a. 24 (family monument), as did her child the 14th previous, both dying of the throat distemper. He then m. Anna Cotton, dau. of Rev. John and Mary of Newton, 23 Sept. 1742, came home the 80th. Anna, —uxor et mater domus, Ah—d. 12 Feb. 1761, a. 38, having been mother of eleven children. He m. third, 25 Nov. 1762, Lucy, wid. of Rev. Nicholas Bowes, of Bedford, the dau. of Rev. John and Elizabeth Hancock, of Lexington. She d. 21 Sept. 1768, a. 56—after years of sore distress from the gravel. For autobiography of Rev. Samuel Cooke, see History of Precinct under 1778. He was distinguished by his good sense and prudence, and for his ardent patriotism. The writer has in his possession a large number of his Ms. sermons. Other particulars regarding his life are given elsewhere in this work, during the period covered by his pastorate. A writer in the Am. Quar. Register for 1839, says<
Trespassing. --A charge was preferred yesterday morning against a white man named Joseph. W. Wood, who claims to be a detailed soldier, for trespassing on the promises of Mrs. Nancy. Riddell and severely whipping a slave woman belonging to Mrs. Elizabeth Hancock. The evidence given by Mrs. R. proved Wood's conduct before his encounter with the negro took place to have been of a very characters and his subsequent behavior, as testified to by the officers who arrested him, left little doubt upon the mind of Alderman Sanxay of the punishment, he should receive. Wood was ordered to prison for three months and then to give security for his good behavior in the sum of $150.
Ordered a Whipping. --Robert, slave of Elizabeth Hancock, was arraigned yesterday for trespassing upon the premises of Mrs. Anna Street. He was ordered 30 lashes.