Cook Family in America, Generation 1 - Henry Cook - 1638

The Cook Family already had a long history in America before Phineas Wolcott was born in 1819. Henry Cook arrived at Salem, Massachusetts in 1638, and by the next year was married to Judith Birdsall who had come from Norwich, Norfolk, England.

They lived in Salem where all ten of their children were born and where Henry is noted on many public records.

He died when the youngest child was three years old on Christmas Day, 1661. His wife Judith lived another 28 years and died at Salem September 11, 1689.

They are now well known in Salem history among the earliest residents.

Most of their children lived in Salem, but their sons Samuel and Henry went to New Haven, Connecticut.