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Mary Cook (Underwood)

Birthdate: (83)
Birthplace: Warrington, York County, Province of Pennsylvania
Death: 1794 (79-87)
Bush River, Newberry County, South Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Reverend Alexander Underwood and Mary Jane Underwood
Wife of Thomas Cook
Mother of Abraham Cook; Sarah Ann Beals (Cook); Ruth E Cook; Isaac Cook; Jacob Cook and 4 others
Sister of Samuel Underwood; Thomas Underwood; Elizabeth Ailes; Ann Underwood; Elihu Underwood and 11 others
Half sister of Mary Rachel Willis

Managed by: Jerry Lyle Mullinax Smith
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About Mary Cook

Birth: 1712 Delaware County Pennsylvania, USA Death: 1794 Union County South Carolina, USA

The daughter of Reverend Alexander & Jane (Harry/Harris) Underwood of Chester Co PA, Mary married Thomas Cooke in Sep 1730, the son of the late Peter Cooke & Eleanor (Norman) Cooke of Cheshire England. They married at London Grove Quaker Meeting House in Chester Co PA.

Mary was pregnant when she married Thomas.

New Garden MM records in Chester Co PA: 8-31-1730 - Londongrove Preparative Meeting informs also "ye Alexander Underwood's Daughter is with Childe by Thomas Cooke."

9-28-1730 - Wm. Swaine gives account yt he and Thos: "Speakman was with Thos. Cooke and Alexander Underwood's Daughter and yt they seem sorry for what they have done and this meeting is informed that they are marryed."

10-26-1730 - Joseph Pennock reports that "he and William Swaine were with Thomas Cooke and wife and he appeared here with acknowledgement: Joseph Pennock to see it read at Londongrove."

12-27-1730/31: "The Women's meeting have sent in a paper to this meeting from under ye hand of Mary Cooke, condemning her evil actions. William Swaine to read at London Grove." (A descendant, Bonnie's daughter, 2014)

Children: (all appear to have dropped the E from surname) 1) Abraham Cook (1731-1793), m: Phebe Mills. 2) Sarah Ann Cook (1732-1795), m: Bowater Beals. 3) Ruth E Cook (b. 1732), no further info as yet. 4) Alexander Cook (b. 1740), no further info as yet. 5) Isaac Cook (1743-1820), m: Charity Wright. 6) Jacob Cook (b. 1746), m1: Mary John, m2: Susannah Speakman. 7) Mary Elizabeth Cook (1748-1809), m1: Uriah Carson, m2: Caleb Sumner (my 4x Gr-Grandfather). 8) Thomas Cook (1751-1805), m: Mary Mills.

First husband Thomas Cook died 25 Mar 1751. Mary next married Joseph Wells in May 1758 in York Co PA:

Mary (Underwood) Cook is mentioned on 27 May 1758 in the meeting minutes of New Garden: "Mary, widow late of Pennsylvania, reported married to Joseph Wels (Wells) of Cane Creek."

On 1 Jul 1758, Mary Wells and her children, Isaac Cook, Mary Cook and Thomas Cook, were all received at Cane Creek Monthly Meeting from the New Garden Meeting.

On 12 Apr 1773 Mary Wells was granted a certificate to the New Garden Monthly Meeting.

Mary's mother Mary Jane Harry was daughter of Hugh Harry and Elizabeth Brinton). (A descendant, Nola Bailey Cooper, 2012)

Special thank you to Sue for transferring Mary to my care.

Family links:

 Alexander Underwood (1688 - 1767)
 Jane Harry Underwood (1687 - 1736)

 Thomas Cook (1704 - 1752)*

 Abraham Cook (1731 - 1793)*
 Isaac Cook (1743 - 1820)*
 Jacob Cook (1746 - ____)*
 Mary Elizabeth Cook Sumner (1747 - 1809)*
 Thomas Cook (1751 - 1805)*

 Mary Underwood Wells (1712 - 1794)
 Samuel Underwood (1712 - 1773)*
 Elizabeth Underwood Ailes (1713 - ____)*
 William Underwood (1720 - 1785)*
 Olive Underwood Cox (1726 - ____)*
 Benjamin Underwood (1728 - 1803)*
 Elihu Underwood (1730 - 1801)*
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Burial: Unknown

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Mary Cook's Timeline

Warrington, York County, Province of Pennsylvania
November 1731
Age 20
York Co., PA
October 12, 1732
Age 21
Warrington, York, Pennsylvania, USA
Age 26
Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States
Age 29
Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
Age 32
Chester County, Province of Pennsylvania
Age 34
Warrington, York, Pennsylvania, USA
Age 36
Chester County, Province of Pennsylvania
January 1751
Age 40
Orange County, Province of North Carolina