Cook Family in America, Generation 5 - Daniel Cook II - 1761

The fifth generation in our line stayed in Goshen. Daniel Cook II was born in 1761 and served at a very young age in the Revolutionary War. Having seen action in the war for seven years, he suffered ill health thereafter. He married Elizabeth Porter of Bethlehem and Goshen, and they had three children. Daniel died at the age of 48 in 1809. His widow Elizabeth moved away from Goshen, remarried twice, and died in 1834 while she and her husband Joseph Peters were living at Bloomfield, Darien, New York.

Their children lived in Goshen, but their son Phineas lost the family farm and moved in 1836 to Michigan where new land was opening.