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[208] 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, ‘Mr. Cooke was very eminent among the ministers of his day,’ and gives a list of his published sermons.

Cooper, Daniel, of Camb., and Lydia Mullet of Charlestown, this Pct., m. 9 May, 1764. Daniel of Charlestown o. c. 5 May, 1765, and had daus. Lydia Prentice and Elizabeth, bap. 5 May, 1765; Elizabeth Prentice, dau. of Daniel of Charlestown, d. 26 Mar. 1767, a. 2 yrs.; Nelle, dau. of Daniel, Charlestown, bap. 17 May, 1767. Widow Lydia d. at her father Mullet's, 4 Dec. 1777, a. 39. See Wyman, 239.

2. Samuel, had a dau. b. 31 Aug. 1780. Mary, m. Thomas Beals, 6 June, 1779—fee $40. William, m. Rebecca Jenkins, 24 Apr. 1780. (These three probably chil. of Benjamin, innholder in Menotomy during the Revolution—see Paige, 517.) Mara, dau. of Jonathan, a brother of Daniel (1), m. Joshua Palmer, 23 May, 1791. (See Paige, 517. )

Benjamin Cooper—prob. the innholder—was a selectman of Camb. in 1778. Daniel—perhaps the Daniel (1)—was a private soldier in the French War. A Benjamin Cooper, of Charlestown (Samuel Kent, master), was a private soldier in Capt. Thomas Adams's company from this Precinct and other towns, in 1758. See Wyman, 239, group 11.

Cornell, Mehitable—‘brought up with Deacon John Winship’—adm. to the ch. 3 July, 1757.

Cotting, William and Sarah, o. c. 31 Jan. 1813. Had Benjamin Eddy, bap. 7 Feb. 1813 [H. U. 1834, M. D. 1837]; Martha Eddy, bap. 19 June, 1814, m. Miles T. Gardner [H. U. 1834], of Dedham, 24 May, 1838; Mary Caroline, bap. 8 Sept. 1816, d. 24 Nov. 1820, a. 5; Sarah Maria Wellington, bap. 7 June, 1818;1 William Francis, bap. 9 July, 1820—the William W. who m. Elmira Peirce, 22 Dec. 1840. See Eddy.

William the father, then at Lunenburg, executed a deed on June

1 Married 28 Aug. 1849, Howland Holmes [H. U. 1843, M. D. 1848], who since 1861 has resided in Lexington.

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