Col. Thaddeus Cook

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Thaddeus Cook, Sr., Col.

Birthdate: (71)
Birthplace: Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut
Death: February 27, 1800 (71)
Wallingford, New Haven, CT, United States
Place of Burial: Center Street Cemetery, Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. Samuel Cook and Hannah Cook
Husband of Sarah Hall and Lois Beach
Father of Samuel Cook, Esq.
Brother of Hannah Cook; Rhoda Hitchcock; Damaris Corintha Booge; Lowly Hull; Samuel Cook, IV and 5 others

Occupation: Colonel
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About Col. Thaddeus Cook

History of Wallingford, Conn. by Charles Henry Stanley Davis

Genealogies - Part 1, pg. 675, 681, 691

"Col. Thaddeus Cook, son of Capt. Samuel and Hannah Cook, m 1st, Lois, daughter of Capt. Elnathan Beach, of Cheshire, Nov. 28, 1750. She died April 4, 1753, ae. 21 yrs. He m 2nd, Sarah, daughter of Hon. Benjamin Hall, of Che­shire. She died Sept. 5, 1774, ae 44 years. His 3d wife was Abigail ----, she survived him. After having served his country during the Revolution, under the brave Gen. Gates, and his townsmen in almost every office of trust or honor within their gift, he died Feb. 27, 1800.

Child by 1st marriage: 185 Lois, b April 1, 1753. By ad marriage: 186 Sarah, b July 23, 1.755, m Dr. Gould Gift Norton, of Cheshire, she d Sept., 1838; 187 Samuel, b April 19, 1758; 189 Eunice, b Jan. 15, 1761, d Feb. 26, 1776, ae. 15 yrs. ; 190 Lucy, b 1762, m Amos Harrison Ives. She d Feb. 30, 1836, in Cheshire ; 191 Thaddeus, b May 3, 1764, gradua­ted at Yale, 1783, d Oct. 3, 1789 ; 192 Sally, m Nathan Har­rison, of New Branford ; 193 Clarissa, m -- Hall, and had a dan., Sukey Hall."


Connecticut Colonial Records, Vol. 1751-1757, pg. 414; Vol. 1757-1762, pg. 69; Vol. 1762-1767, pp. 142-255; Vol. 1775-1776, pp. 2-91; Vol. 1776, pg. 29

"THADDEUS COOK. Was commissioned Ensign of Second Company of Preston, Conn., in Eighth Conn. Regiment in Oct., 1755. Lieutenant in Troop of Horse, Tenth Conn. Regiment in Oct., 1757; Captain of Second Company or train band at Preston, Conn., in May, 1763; Captain of troop of horse in Tenth Conn. Regiment in May, 1764. He was Deputy from Wallingford. Conn., to the General Court, 1775."


History of Wallingford, Conn. by Charles Henry Stanley Davis, Chap. 19, pp. 357-358

"On the 14th of June, 1776, Governor Trumbull convoked by his special order a General Assembly of "the Governor and company of the English Colony of Connecticut, in New England, in America." Samuel Beach and Captain Thaddeus Cook were the Represen­tatives from Wallingford. At this Assembly it was "Resolved unanimously, that the delegates of this colony in General Congress, be and they are hearby instructed to pro­pose to that respectable body to declare the United American Colonies Free and Independent States, absolved from all allegiance to the King of Great Britain, and to give the assent of this colony to such declarations.""


Cook Family History by J. Montgomery Seaver, pg. 23

"Major of Ward's Connecticut State Regiment, 14th May, 1776, to May, 1777; served subsequently as Colonel Connecticut Militia."


Heitman's Historical Register & Connecticut Men in the Revolution (via Washington State SAR biographies)

"Was a Major in Col. Ward's Regiment in Connecticut. Joined Washington's Army in New York, marched to White Plains and into New Jersey. Was in battles of Trenton and Princeton. Appointed Colonel of the Tenth Connecticut Militia October, 1776. He was in the campaign against Burgoyne."


Hadden's Journal and Orderly Books by James Murray Hadden, et. al., pp. 28-29 [footnote]

"The following order issued by Arnold the day after the action, found in a manuscript Orderly Book kept by Colonel Thaddeus Cook of Wallingford, Conn., now in the possession of the American Antiquarian Society of Worcester, for the use of which we are under obligations to that ancient and honorable society, and which order we have never seen in print, seems to be inconsistent with Gen Arnold's absence from the battle field; though the thickness of the woods may have prevented his taking any very conspicuous part. The order, in Col Cook's copy of which there doubtless were some clerical errors, reads as follows:

"Division Orders 2Oth Septr. A.D. 1777.

"Gen'l Arnold returns his thanks to the Officers & Soldiers of his Division for their brave spirited conduct yesterday in withstanding the force of the British army, whose loss a Deserter from their army says is upwards of one thousand men kill'd and wounded -- which ours is very trifling, not one fourth Part of the Enemies -- a convincing Proof of the Mercifull Interposition of Heaven in Covering our heads in the day of Battle and loudly calls for our grateful acknowledgements. The Gen'l observ'd yesterday that two many officers that Zeal and Spirit push'd on in the front of their Companies, whose business it was to have brought up those in the Rear, and hopes they will in future observe their proper stations and suffer no man to Retreat untill an order is given by the Commanding officer of the Regt's or Detachments -- those who are found to have deserted their Posts in time of Action may expect Instant Death.

"The Gen'l makes no doubt the Troops will act with a spirit and firmness becoming freemen strugling for their just Rights & Liberties when they are call'd out again which they may expect every moment and wishes them to make every neccessary Preparation."

If Gen. Arnold was not present, how could he have noticed that their zeal and spirit pushed too many officers on in front of their companies, whose business it was to hare brought up those in the rear?"


COL. THADDEUS COOK. Born, Wallingford, Conn., September 10, 1728; died

in Wallingford, Conn., February 27, 1800. Major in Col. Andrew Ward's

Connecticut regiment. He was at the battles of White Plains, Trenton

and Princeton, 1776-1777. Was promoted colonel of the Tenth

Connecticut regiment October, 1776. Was colonel of Second batalion of

Connecticut troops in Rhode Island. Was colonel in command of a

regiment to repel Tryon's raid in Danbury, Conn., April, 1777. He was

colonel in command under Gen. Gates of Connecticut regiment, "To the


Reference: Conn. men in the Rev., pages 109, 435, 492, 510, 513, 619,


Buried at Center Street Cemetery in Wallingford, CT

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Col. Thaddeus Cook's Timeline

September 10, 1728
Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut
April 19, 1758
Age 29
Wallingford, New Haven, CT, United States
February 27, 1800
Age 71
Wallingford, New Haven, CT, United States
February 1, 1887
Age 71
June 8, 1887
Age 71
November 19, 1945
Age 71
Center Street Cemetery, Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut