Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

John Travers Cooke

Male 1755 - 1819  (64 years)


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  • Name John Travers Cooke 
    Born 5 Feb 1755  West Farms, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Dec 1819  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I020365  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Jul 2021 

    Father Travers Cooke,   b. Abt 1734, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1759, Stafford County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years) 
    Mother Mary Doniphan,   b. 10 Jul 1737, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1781, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 26 Feb 1754  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12500  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Thomson Mason,   b. 27 Jan 1762, Gunston Hall Plantation, Fairfax County, Virginia. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1806, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 18 Nov 1784  Gunston Hall Plantation, Fairfax County, Virginia. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Million Cooke,   b. 23 Aug 1785, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1842, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     2. John Travers Cooke,   b. 7 Feb 1787, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Ann Eilbeck Cooke,   b. 22 Feb 1788, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1833, Belle Plaine, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     4. Elizabeth Travers Cooke,   b. 12 Nov 1790, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1870, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     5. Sarah Mason Cooke,   b. 14 Sep 1791, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1861, Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     6. George Mason Cooke,   b. 20 Jul 1792, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1866, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     7. Travers Cooke,   b. 20 Sep 1794, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Mary Mason Cooke,   b. 4 Dec 1795, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Harriet Carter Cooke,   b. 5 Sep 1797, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. William Cooke,   b. 7 Apr 1799, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Hannah Brown Cooke,   b. 1 Aug 1801, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1826, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
    Last Modified 29 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F12499  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA WILL BOOK O; 1748-1767; THE ANTIENT PRESS PP. 361-363 In Name of God Amen I TRAVERS COOKE of County of Stafford Gent. being sick but of sound mild make my last will & Testament my soul to God my body I leave to he decently inter'd. Imprimis I give my Estate to be equally divided among my dear & loving Wife MARY & my two Sons JOHN & MOTT and that her share after her death should be equally divided between them, and whereas there appears to me to be a large ballanee to me from my Uncle THOMAS YOUGHAL in the Kingdom of Ireland for the rents & profits of my Estate there, if ever the same should be recover'd by my heirs or Executors & the 50 pounds due upon my Wife's acknowledgment of her right of dower of in & to lands lately sold by ROBERT BURGES my Attorney to Hacket Esqr. my will & desire is that the same be equally divided among my said Wife & sons to them and their heirs and if my Wife should marry again before my Sons comes to age of 21 years, my will is that they shall be taken from her & be under the Directions of their Guardian hereafter named & appointed. My desire allso is that my Sons should have as good an education as my Estate would aford or support them in. I hereby nominate & appoint my good Friends GEORGE MASON of Fairfax Esqr & JOHN MONCURE Clerk Guardians to my said Sons & my Loving Wife Mary and BAILEY WASHINGTON Gent
      I appoint Executors of this my last will & Testament, hereby revoking & dissanuling all former wills .. day of December 1 757.
      (no witnesses subscribed) Travers Cooke

      JOHN MONCURE Clerk aged 45 being first sworn saith that he wrote the above will in the presence & at the request of the sd Travers and that after it was finished the sd Travers read it over & said it was exactly right, & signed it, & that then when the sd Deponent offer'd to sign it as a witness he the sd Cook told him he would get some other persons to evidence it, as the sd depont' was one of the guardians appointed to his children in the sd will, but if he should miss of them, he the sd Depont. might prove it at any time. That about a twelve month after signing, the said Travers was again taken sick at the House of PETER DANIEL Gent & sent to this Depont to gee to his House & take this will out of a private drawer in his desk, & bring it to him that he might sign it before Evidences, but the sd depont was in a hurry to go to Church, - being Sunday morning & could not goe, for which the sd Travers excused him and told him it was still his will, & that he had no occasion to alter it & that if he should die then, this Depont. would be sufficient to prove it as there was no other than personal Estate left by it & that the sd Travers was at both times in his perfect sences & further this Depont saith not. J. Moncure

      PETER DANIEL Gent. aged about 54 being first sworn saith, that in the month of December 1758, the ad Travers Cooke was taken sick at his house & during his sickness he desired this Depont. to send the key of his desk to the Revd. Mr. MONCURE & write to him to bring his will out of a private drawer of his desk in his own house, that he might have it acknowledged it before Evidences that the sd Moncure came co this Depont house that afternoon & expressed himself to the sd Cooke that he was in a hurry to go to church & could not call for the will, & said it was signed but no witness, & that the sd Cooke declared the will was exactly according to his desire & that he did not want to alter it that the sd Cook was in his perfect sences and further this Depont. saith not.
      Peter Daniel
      At Court held for Stafford County 13th June 1759 This Will presented by the Executors who made oath & being further proved by the affidavites of the Revd. Mr. Moncure & PETER DANIEL Gent admitted to record.

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