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Hannah Briggs (Cook)

Also Known As: "Wilcox"
Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Rhode Island
Death: Died in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Cooke, alias Butcher and Mary Cook (Borden)
Wife of Daniel Winfield Wilcox, II and Enoch Briggs
Mother of Daniel Wilcox, III; Mary Lake; Hannah Sherman; Joseph Wilcox; Eliphal Sanford Brayton and 3 others
Sister of Elizabeth Briggs; Sarah Waight; John Cook, Jr.; Mary Manchester; Martha Sherman and 5 others

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About Hannah Briggs

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Hannah COOK

ABT 1659 - 22 Oct 1736

BIRTH: ABT 1659, Portsmouth, Newport, RI

DEATH: 22 Oct 1736, Portsmouth, Newport, RI

PROBATE: 8 Nov 1736, Portsmouth, Newport, RI

Father: John COOK

Mother: Mary BORDEN

Family 1 : Daniel WILCOX


+Daniel WILCOX

Hannah WILCOX 
Joseph WILCOX 
Eliphal WILCOX 

Family 2 : Enoch BRIGGS

MARRIAGE: 2 Mar 1698, Portsmouth, Newport, RI

One theory, pursued by Jane Fiske, holds that Daniel Wilcox abandoned Hannah

sometime around 1690. This would help explain why she supposedly married Enoch

Briggs only after bearing his children, among other discrepancies. There is no solid

proof of this theory, however.

Rhode Island Vital Records

New England Historic Genealogical Society

"1699, WLLCOCKS, Hannah, (widow), and Enock Briggs,

March 2, 1699-0; Vol. 1, p. 70, Marriage, Portsmouth"

"Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island"

Jane Fletcher Fiske

Boxford, MA, 1987; p67

"Hannah Cook, daughter of John Cook and his wife, Mary Borden, was born perhaps about

1662 at Portsmouth, R.I. and died there 22 October 1736. She married, first, ca. 1679, Daniel

Wilcox, son of Daniel Wilcox Sr. and his first wife. He was born ca. 1656; record of his death

has not been found. They lived first in Dartmouth and later in Portsmouth."

"The Mayflower Ancestry of the Descendants of Daniel Wilcox"

G. Andrews Moriarty

NEHGR v87, p73 (Jan 1933)

"As his oldest son Daniel was married to Hannah Cook of Portsmouth before 1682 and

probably as early as 1680..."

"The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island"

John Osborne Austin

Joel Munsell's Sons, Albany, NY: 1887 p. 23; pp. 282-285; pp. 422-424

"A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England"

James Savage

Pub. Boston, 1860-1862; v4, p546

"I find a DANIEL, hav. by w. Hannah, Mary, b. 25 Feb. 1683;

Hannah, 11 Apr. 1684; and Joseph, 28 Oct. 1687. "

"New England Marriages Prior To 1700"

Clarence A. Torrey,

(as found on NEHGS CD-ROM, Boston, 2001)

"WILCOX, Daniel (bef 1692) & Hannah [COOK] (1660-1736),

m/2 Enoch BRIGGS; ca 1680/2?, by 1681; Portsmouth, RI"

See the Thomas Cook & Henry Howland families at:

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David E. Pane-Joyce

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Hannah Briggs's Timeline

Portsmouth, Rhode Island
Age 22
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
Age 22
Portsmouth, Bristol, R.I.
February 25, 1683
Age 25
Portsmouth, Aquidneck Island, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
April 11, 1684
Age 26
Portsmouth, Aquidneck Island, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
October 28, 1687
Age 29
Portsmouth, Newport, RI
January 1, 1689
Age 31
Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island, United States
Age 40
Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island, United States
October 22, 1736
Age 78
Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island