Bible Title Page THE

OLD TESTAMENT

TRANSLATED

OUT OF

THE ORIGINAL HEBREW,

AND

WITH THE FORMER TRANSLATIONS DILIGENTLY COMPARED AND REVISED

DONE

BY THE SPECIAL COMMAND OF KING JAMES I. OF ENGLAND.


PHILADELPHIA

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY MATHEW CAREY No. 122, MARKET STREET.


1812.



FAMILY RECORD

[677]

Britton Cook died
Feb th 23=1858

Joseph Cook died
March the 8=1876

thes Men ar the Sons
of Green and Rhodea
Cook

Elizabeth Applegate
Wife of Joseph Cook
Was Born September
the 26=1794
Fye Died march
the 8=1886

Britton Cook Stillwell was Born
October th 23=1851

Matilda K Stillwell was Born
July the 6=1852

Joseph Holmes Stillwell Born
December th 7=1855

Jeramiah Stillwell Born
January th 7 1858

James Henry Stillwell
Was born march th 13 1860

Joseph M Stillwell Born
Febuary th 23 1863

Anna Eliza Stillwell
Was Born June th 4=1865

Julia Lynn Stillwell
Was Born Febuary
the 28=1871

[678]
Joseph Cook was - - - Born September 24th 1725

Sarah Cook was Born - November 24th - - 1728

Green Cook was Born - Deceber - 17-th - 1748

Silas Cook was Born - - april 8 th - - - - - - 1751

Joseph Cook was Born - May 13 th - - - - - 1754

Rebeckey Cook was Born - December 21th -1756

James Cook was Born - - - May 1 th - - - - - 1759

Ebeneazer Cook was Born December 3 th - 1761

William Cook was Born april 15 th - - - - 1764

Stphen Cook was Born Juley 3 th - - - - - 1766

Jesher Cook was Born august 19 th - - - - - 1768

Daries Cook was Born august 23th - - - - - 1773


Gilberthorp Earl Senour was Born June 19th 1778

ages of Children of Gilberthorp Earl and Sarey Earl

Sarey Britton Earl was Born Juley 21 - - - - 1800

John Earl was Born Januarey 4 th - - - - 1803

Thomas Earl was Born May 16 th - - - - - - - 1805

Hannah Earl was Born Juley 26 th - - - 1807

[679]
Rhodea Cook was Born april 13th - - - - - 1756

Sarah Cook was Born august 29 th - - - -1776

Britton Cook was Born November 12 th - 1778

Silas Cook was Born Martch 9 th - - - - 1782

Rebecca Cook was Born august 29 th - - - 1785

Debrow Cook was Born Januarey 9 th - - - 1788

Jacob Cooper Cook was Born May 15th - - -1791

James Cook was Born august 10 th - - - - 1794

Jamimah Cook was Born December 2 th - - 1796

Joseph Cook was Born Martch 6 - - - - - - 1800


Fancy Earl was Born September th 12 - - - - 1809

Gilberthar Earl was Born February 3 th 1812

matilda Cook was Born
april may the 13 1829

[680]
James Cook Departid thise
Life august 13th - 1816
and third Day of the weake


Green Cook Departid
Thise Life March the
7 - - 1832 on the forth
Day of the weake

Thise man is the Sone
of Joseph and Sarah
Cook

Julia L Stillwell
Was Born Febuary th 28 1871
and departed this life

May the 18 1873
Silas Cook the Sone of
Green and Rodey Cook was
Misfortinateley Drowndid in
Dillawar River on th 2 of april 1817

Britton Cook Departed this
Life Feb 23 ed 1858

Joseph Cook Departed
this Life March 18th 1876

thes men are the
Sons of gren and

Rhodea Cook

John Stillwell sun of
Jeramiah and Ann
died the 9 of december
1898

Notes

On the inside of the front binder is written in black ink, Elizabeth G Cooks, and underneath written in pencil is mrs Patten Died may the 3 and was buried may the 6 1896. On the inside of the back binder written in pencil is Elizabeth Cook her Book. On the last page in the Bible there is a small newspaper clipping sewn to the page, which reads:
By the same, on the 25th ult,, at 7.P.M., Mr. James
Henry Stillwell, to Miss Elizabeth Cook, all of
Monmouth county.
From the inscriptions on the inside binders and from the newspaper clipping sewn to the back page it would appear that this Bible belonged to Elizabeth Cook, born 4 July 1831, died 1 Nov 1904, the daughter of Joseph Cook and Elizabeth Applegate. She married 25 Dec 1850, James Henry Stillwell the son of Jeremiah Stillwell and Ann Boud. It is interesting to note that there are entries for her great-grandparents Joseph and Sarah (Green) Cook and their children, for her grandparents Green and Rhoda (Harker) Cook and their children, and entries for all of her children (Britton Cook Stillwell through Julia Lynn Stillwell), but there is no entry for herself or her siblings, with the exception of the smudged pencil entry for her older sister Matilda Cook.

It appears that this Bible originally belonged to someone else and then was passed down to Elizabeth. The Bible has a date of 1812, 19 years before Elizabeth Cook was born, and the original Cook family entries are in a distinctly different handwriting style. Another indicating factor is that the last entry for the Earl family is Gilberthorp Earl born 1812, even though additional children were born to this family[1]. This leads me to conclude that the early Cook and Earl family entries were entered at the same time, probably shortly after the Bible was purchased. The death entries for James Cook died 1816, Silas Cook died 1817, and Green Cook died 1832 also appear to be in the earlier handwriting style.

For other information on these families see:

  • Stillwell, John E., Historical and Genealogical Miscellany, Cook family. (It appears that there are some inaccuracies in the earlier generations of the Cook family.)
  • Fiske, Jane Fletcher, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island. (Elizabeth Cook is listed twice in this work. Once at 1:354, correctly as the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Cook, and second at 1:363, incorrectly as the daughter of Thomas P. Cook. Her children are listed at 2:552-553.)
  • Stillwell, John E., Stillwell Genealogy, Volume 4, p 38.
  • GMNJ 9:38-39. (Contains family records for the families of Sarah Green and Joseph Cook, Rhoda Harker and Green Cook, as well as the Earl family.)
  • GMNJ 22:43 and 23:63. (Contains headstone inscriptions for Cook and Stillwell family members buried at Bethesda Methodist Church Cemetery, Adelphia, NJ.)
  • Footnotes

    [1] GMNJ 9:38-39

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