ABT 1622 - ____
Father: John COOPER
Mother: Wibroe GRIGGS
_John COOPER ___|
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|_Wibroe GRIGGS _|
"Founder of New England"
NEHGR 14: 303 (Oct 1860)
(Includes the manifest of the "Hopewell", Apr 1635, which includes the names of
John Cooper, 41, wife Wibroe, 42, children Mary, 13, John, 10, Thomas, 7 and Martha, 5)
"John Cooper Page: Bucks, England > Lynne, Mass 1635 > Long Island, NY 1640"
Norris Taylor, email@example.com
"Mary Cooper, daughter of John and Wibroe (Griggs) Cooper, did NOT marry Henry Pierson. For years, Cooper
and Pierson genealogists have carried Henry Pierson, of Southampton, Long Island, New York as married to Mary
Cooper and shown her as the matriarch of the Pierson descendants from that immigrant. Thomas Cooper II, in
TAG 64:193 Oct 1989 convincingly demonstrates that Henry Pierson was a son of Wibroe Griggs from a previous
marriage, and step-son of John Cooper, of Southampton, Long Island, New York. The Mary he married is unknown,
and nothing further is known of Mary Cooper, daughter of John Cooper, than her entry on the passenger list when
the family migrated to America."