Projects for local research volunteers Litchfield County, Connecticut - Research 1780-1810 1. Local Historical Society References to Daniel Cook and Elizabeth Porter References to Jonathan Churchill and his brothers Business or financial records Revolutionary War references Local muster units and rolls Note especially the following companies from Goshen: a. A company enlisted by Stephen Goodwin in 1776. Sixty men (and boys?) From Goshen were enlisted for 6 months. They served in New York, near Norwalk and then were transferred to Long Island in July. Returned home in December. b. His brother Amasa enlisted Dec. 23, 1776 under Col. Sheldon. They were gone several months. c. April 1, 1777 Goshen was ordered to provide every able-bodied man to enlist in the Continental Army, to be paid 10 pounds by the town for each year's service. Many of the men who enlisted in the 1776 company re-enlisted in this company. Local references and histories about Revolution Historical information about soldiers and their children Vital records, marriage records, lists, etc. 2. Milton Burying Ground near Litchfield Sexton's records for Daniel Cook Sexton's records for Jonathan Churchill II. 3. Litchfield County Courthouse Court or probate records Unpublished land records 4. Public Library Newspapers for that time period Announcements of an anniversary of Daniel and Elizabeth Article written at Daniel's death in August, 1809. Histories which reference the family Local lists about schools, the Revolution, taxes, etc. Upstate New York - find the death or burial of Elizabeth Porter/Cook/Peters (former wife of Daniel Cook born about 1760.) 1. Any public library or local/county historical department between Rochester and Buffalo, including Erie, Wyoming, Livingston, Wyoming, Genesee, Monroe and Ontario Counties. A. Local newspaper indexes for the period 1832-1835 for references to Elizabeth Cook Peters who died about 1834. B. She may have had a daughter, although we can find no evidence. However, she isn't buried with her husband in Darien, Genesee, N.Y. If there was a daughter, she may have died there and only a local reference will help us. C. Regional indexes for Elizabeth Peters, references to her daughter, a woman with the maiden name of Cook. D. Local lists of burials, indexes of deaths between 1832-1835. If anything looks hopeful, find the sexton's records for details. Local information in Genesee and Ontario Counties have been searched thoroughly. 2. County Counthouses A. Court or probate references to Elizabeth Peters. Massachusetts - Henrye Cooke and Judith Birdsall (Of special interest - their origins and their early associations. Emigration records are sparse before 1650; we have to make connections by association and by local records. Everything is of interest) 1. Local historical library, courthouse, etc. for records about either the Cooke or Birdsall families. (They lived in the Boston area and in Salem.) 2. The New England Genealogical and Historical Society Library in Boston has many records of interest. There is a day fee which the family organization would pay. England References to the Cooke family and the Birdsall Family are being sought. Both families are believed to have originated in Norfolk before 1635. Local records may help us.