Maybill ____ (that's how it was spelled in the census, thought I'd guess
Mable or Mabel is more likely the correct spelling) was b. ca. 1784 in
Rhode Island and settled in Norwich ca. 1805. Her husband was ____ COOK,
b. Rhode Island. I have some evidence to suggest he was John COOK, b.
1765-1775, who was in Norwich by 1810.
They had the following children (and probably others):
1. Rhoda S. COOK, b. ca. 1806, d. aft. 1886, m. bef. 1835 Hiram HOLMES,
b. Aug 2, 1804 in Rhode Island.
2. King G. COOK, b. ca. 1815
3. Jane COOK, b. ca. 1818
4. Nancy? COOK, b. ca. 1820?
I am guessing the woman listed in the census as Nancy THORNTON is the
sister of Rhoda who, according to family story, had a child (presumably out
of wedlock) before marrying a THORNTON. That child was
1. Adelburt COOK, b. ca. 1842
and was living with King, Jane, and Maybill in 1855. He later had
daughters Bertha COOK and Annie COOK. If my identification of his mother
is correct, then she m. Alonzo THORNTON, b. ca. 1821, son of William
THORNTON, b. ca. 1789 in Rhode Island. They had the following children:
1. Mary THORNTON, b. ca. 1848
2. King THORNTON, b. ca. 1852
3. Almon THORNTON, b. ca. 1854
Nancy, Alonzo, William, and the three children were living in Norwich in 1855.
At least two other COOKs in this census came from Rhode Island ca. 1805 and
were living nearby, hence were probably related:
Daniel COOK, b. ca. 1790, married Betsey ____, b. ca. 1793 in Dutchess Co.
They had the following children:
1. Elijah COOK, b. ca. 1819 in Chenango Co.
2. Mary COOK, b. ca. 1827
George COOK, b. ca. 1776. In 1855 he was living with a sister (? --
awfully big age difference), Betsey [G.] COOK, b. ca. 1812.
Finally, two other COOK families were living nearby:
Mory COOK, b. ca. 1822, m. Sarah ____, b. ca. 1831 in Otsego Co. They had
the following child:
1. Edwin COOK, b. ca. 1852
Elijah COOK, b. ca. 1816, m. Betsey G. ____, b. ca. 1837. They had the
1. L[a]vin[ni]ss COOK, b. ca. Jan. 1855