Sunday, March 1, 2015

Abigail Cook, Our Female Ancestress

Abigail Cook, called Abbey by many, was born 1753  in New Gloucester, Cumberland, Maine.

Her parents are Daniel Cook and Elizabeth Scott Cook. Others on have a long list of farther back to England.  I have not verified their work.

Abby Cook married Jesse WRIGHT 28 Oct 1775, New Gloucester, Cumberland, Maine.
She was 22 at the time.

They had several children.
Jesse b 1776 a male
Josiah  b 1777 male
Hannah b1780 female
Molly b1782 female
Abel b1784 male
Christian  b 1786 male
Sarah b 1790
Deborah b 1792
Mina b 1796

She had 20 years of giving birth to her family.

She past away 7 Jan 1841 Guilford, Piscataquis, Maine, US aged 88 years.

Her daughter Hannah b 1780 married Abraham D YOUNG Sr.*

Her husband I have more information on.

Jesse was born 19 Nov 1749 a brother as a twin and one more brother. Also an older brother b1744.

Jesse Wright, of Dracut, settled in 1774 on the lot now known as the Davis Nevens farm, which he bought of Bagley and Little, May 29, 1774, for "three pounds of lawful money." The deed, still in existence, was acknowledged before Stephen Longfellow, of Portland, and witnessed by Nathan and Jonas Coburn. Mr. Wright's first log house was just east of Meadow Brook. His brother Joel and Timothy Wright came about 1777.
I found in New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900, records of Jesse and Joel Wright, both born 19 Nov. 1749, and Timothy Wright, 2 Aug. 1744, all born in Pelham, the children of Jonathan and Abigail Wright. Three earlier children of Jonathan and Abigail were born in Dracut, so the family seems to have moved across the border to New Hampshire in about 1742-44.
It looks like Jesse Wright was from Dracut, Mass., and/or Pelham, N. H. From Elder's History of Lewiston  Chris Dunham

Someday I may have time to verify more of her past lineage.  But the trees I read indicated Cook's were from England.

I shared my YOUNG  Information with this Cook Researcher.

Abraham D Young Sr's son  Jr. is our line.

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