ABT May 1645 - ____
: Thomas COOK
- BIRTH: ABT May 1645, Portsmouth, Newport, RI
: Jeremiah BROWN
- MARRIAGE: ABT 1679, Newport, Newport, RI
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"Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island"
Jane Fletcher Fiske
Boxford, MA, 1987; p13
"The second Mary Cooke, who survived her husband, was much younger - young enough to have been his
granddaughter. She and Thomas had no surviving children, and her identity is therefore not critical to Cooke
descendants, but she married, second, in 1679, as his second wife, Jeremiah Brown of Newport, son of Chad
and Elizabeth (Sharparowe) Brown, and bore him at least two children. Although proof is lacking, this compiler
considers it a strong possibility that the second Mary was Mary Shearman, born in May 1645, daughter
of Philip and Sarah (Odding) Shearman of Portsmouth."
Jane Fiske expands on her Mary Shearman argument in NEHGR v128, p307 (Oct 1974).
"New England Marriages Prior to 1700"
Clarence A. Torrey
(as found on NEHGS CD-ROM, Boston, 2001)
"COOKE, Thomas (-1674) & 1/wf (Unknown)"
"COOKE, Thomas (-1674) & 2/wf Mary [?SLOCUM/?HAVENS], m/2 Jeremiah BROWN 1680l; aft 1631; Portsmouth, RI"