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ometh from Capt. Cooke's mill.—Midd.
Registry, i. 175.
Cooke came to New England in 1635, in the same vessel with Rev. Thomas Shepard, the minister of Cambridge.
He was then twenty-five years of age, and he and his brother Joseph Cooke were registered as servants, as a disguise to enable them the more easily to leave England.
Immediately on his arrival, he purchased, in connection with his brother, a large number of houses and lots in Cambridge, of those who were about removing to Connecticut. Mr. George Cooke was chosen captain for Newtown (now Cambridge) by order of the General Court in 1637 (Paige, 43). He was. Selectman, 1638, 42, 43; Deputy or Representative, 1636, 42-45, and Speaker of the House in 1645.
He was one of the earliest members of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company in 1638-9, and its captain in 1643; and when a similar company was incorporated in Middlesex County, May 14, 1645, he was its first captain.
In 1643 the town paid him for the charge he ha
e of the children killed, and she carried captive (in her childhood) by the Indians.
(See Barry, 27, &c., 227.) He m. first, Rebecca, dau. of William Cutter, 18 Jan. 1710-11, who d. 12 Jan. 1717-18, a. 24 (g. s. Cambridge), by whom he had Thomas, b. 3, bap. 9 Dec. 1711, d. 17 Nov. 1713; Thomas (first named Joseph), b. 20, bap. 23 Aug. 1713; Joseph, b. 8 July, 1715 (family record); Margaret, b. 26 May,. 1717 (bap.
2 June, 1717, at Medford), m. Elisha Doubledee, or Doubleday, of (Lebanon) Connecticut, at Medford, 21 Oct. 1736.
Joseph Adams was one of the Precinct committee seven years between 1733 and 1753, and Pct. treasurer 1735-50, fifteen years; also Pct. assessor.
His second w. Rachel was prob.
Rachel Allen of Weston, m. 26 June, 1718 (Bond, 6), by whom he had Rebecca, b. 12, bap. 18 Sept. 1720, adm. Camb.
ch. 20 May, 1739, and Pct. ch.
9 Sept. 1739, m. Samuel Kent 27 Nov. 1740; Lucy, b. 29 Oct. bap. 4 Nov. 1722, adm. Pct.
ch. 22 Mar. 1741, m. John Cutter, Jr., 21 May, 1745