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Re: Amos Cook & Mary Frances Scott family
Posted by: patty (ID *****0701) Date: April 13, 2002 at 19:58:18
In Reply to: Amos Cook & Mary Frances Scott family by K. B. Cook of 556

KB, I found a book online called "Portland Oregon, It's history and builders" which mentions your Amos. It says he was born 8 Jan 1817, thirty miles from Augusta on the Kennebec River to Thomas and Lucy (Pease) Cook who are both "of English lineage". There was a Thomas Cook in the town of Norridgewock, Maine (which is on the Kennebec) on the 1810,1820,1830,1840,1850 census indexes. In 1850 he is 68 years old and appears to have a second wife Abigail (age 54). Also in the home is an Edna Butterfield age 22. all of these people give their birthplace as Maine. In the same town a few doors down is a Shubael Pease age 64 born in Mass. Maybe he was somehow related to Lucy. I imagine Lucy died before 1850 and that Thomas married 2nd to this Abigail. I checked all the Cook households in the area and found no Lucy Cook, so she must be dead. The Pease family appears to have moved to Maine from one of the Massachusetts Islands (Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket). Also in 1810 the only other Cook in Norridgewock is John Cook. By 1820 the only other Cooks besides Thomas are Isaac and Samuel. Maybe they are related to him. You might want to see if you can find anything on the history of Norridgewock, Maine. Since Thomas seems to have lived there for at least 50 years maybe there is some mention of him.

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