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testants when they came over. Cook became
a proprietor of Dedham, July 6, 1640. He
was a partner of Smith, March 10, 1639-40.
It should be noted that Smith's taxes were re-
mitted on account of great losses he suffered
in Ireland, implying also that his companion
and partner must have lost also. According
to Pope's "Pioneers of Massachusetts" it ap-
pears that with Samuel Cook there came from
Ireland his son Daniel. Little else is known of
the immigrant.

(II) Daniel, son of Samuel Cook, was born
in Ireland, and settled in Dedham, Massachu-
setts. W'hile it is not free from doubt, certain
records make it seem probable that Daniel
went subsequently to Dover, New Hampshire,
and had a son John, mentioned below.

(III) John, son of Daniel Cook, was born
in Dover, New Hampshire, May 5, 1692. He
married, about 1715, Lydia, daughter of
Thomas Young, born at Dover, November 29,
1694. Children, born at Dover: i. Marcy,
born June 21, 1716. 2. Hezekiah, January i,
1718. 3. Mary, April i, 1720. 4. Ebenezer,
April 26, 1723; died in the military service in
the French war, on the return from the Cape
Breton expedition, August 17, 1745. 5. John,
born November 6, 1725. 6. Richard, Decem-
ber 21, 1727. 7. Phebe, March 17, 1729-30.

8. Daniel, mentioned below.

(I\') Daniel (2), son of John Cook, was
born at Dover September 11, 1732, died 1809,
in Windham. Alaine. There were a number
of enlistments in the revolution credited to
Daniel Cook, and some of them mav belong
to this man, although the family belonged to
the Society of Friends. He lived for a time
in Dover, and settled finally in Windham,
Maine, where he died. He had ten children
and one hundred grandchildren at the time of
his death. Lie married (first) Mary \'arney,
born in Dover, in 1740, and died in 1782,
daughter of Thomas Varney. He married
(second), the intention being published July
23. 1785, Hilary (Wcscott) ilaxfield, widow
of William Maxficld. Children of first wife :
I. Ephraim. mentioned below. The following
were all born in Windham: 2. Elijah (twin),
born October 29, 1762, died December 25,
1846. 3. Mary (twin), born October 29,
1762, died December 21, 1835, 4. John, born
May 25, 1765, died May 15, 1834. 5. Heze-
kiah, born 1773, died 1863. 6. Nathan, born
September 15, 1767. died February 28, 1846.
7. Abel, born 1777, died 1843. 8. Daniel,
born March 30, 1770, died October 11, 1858.

9. Sarah, born 1775, died October 27, 1849.

10. Anne, bom 1771. Child of second wife,
Marv W'escott. widow of William Aiaxfield:

11. Richard, born October 11, 1786. She died
November 28, 1828, aged ninety years.

(\'') Ephraim, son of Daniel (2) Cook, was
born in Dover, New Hampshire, July 19, 1760,
and died in Casco, Maine, July 21, 1853, aged

ninety-three. He married, January 27, ,

Mary Gould, born in Rochester, New Hamp-
shire, April 28, 1774, died in Harrison, Maine,
November 15, 1868. aged ninety-four, daugh-
ter of Muzzy and Elizabeth (Robinson) (Tib-



bets) Gould. Children: i. Robinson, born
in Raymond, March i6, 1803; married (first)
Loranna Sanborn, September 14, 1829; (sec-
ond) Eliza Ann Maxfield, October 12, 1834;
died at Otisfield, July 29, 1877. 2. Martha,
born in Raymond, November 2"], 1804; mar-
ried Nathan Gammon: died January 12, 1856.
3. Elizabeth, born December i, 1806: mar-
ried Josiah Swett, July 31, 1831 ; died June
8, 1850. 4. Sarah, born June 15, 1809; mar-
ried Nathan .Maxfield, January 14, 1831; died
November 11. 1891. 5. Levi, born February

6, 1813; died December 23, 1842. 6. Obadiah
G., born January 12, 1815; mentioned below.

7. Stephen, born .April 3, 1817; died June 5.

(VI) Obadiah Gould, son of Ephraim Cook,
was born in Raymond, now Casco, Maine,
January 12, 181 5, and died at Bolsters Mills,
in Harrison, Maine. February 3, 1894. The
following account of his life is taken from the
Portland Press of p-ebruary, 1894:

"Reared under the rigid code of a Quaker
family of that period, and inured to the hard-
ships of the farm life of a large family in
moderate circumstances, he early discovered
that devotion to principle, and untiring energ}',
which were the potent factors of his success
in after life. Resolving at an early age to se-
cure a liberal education, the time passed by
boys of his age in sports was by him devoted
to study. Reaching the then narrow limit of
the town school, he entered the Friends' school
at Providence by means of a free scholarship.
The fund failing, his stay there was short, but
aroused by difficulties, he redoubled his ef-
forts, and soon enrolled himself as a student
at Limington Academy. On leaving the acad-
emy, he taught school several years, and about
1840 began the study of law with the late
Aaron E. liolden, then living at Casco. Ad-
mitted to the bar in 1842, he devotctl his time
to farming, teaching, and the practice of law
until the summer of 1854, when he entered the
office of the register' of probate • as clerk.
Upon the union of the other parties in opposi-
tion to the Democrats in the fall of 1854, he
was nominated as the Free Soil candidate for
clerk of the courts, and was elected. Doubt
being expressed as to whether he had been
elected for the full term or to fill a vacancy,
a memorial was addressed to him signed by
some of the leading lawyers, asking him to
resign; but acting under the advice of Judge
(afterward Governor) Wells, and of Willis
& Fcssenden, he declined to resign, served the
full term, and was reelected in 1857. In 1861
he located at Bolster's Mills, and purchased the

saw and grist mills there, which he operated.
"While a student at Limington, overhearing
his landlady mourning over the sad fate in
store for her daughter, who, though a model
of deportment, was not a professed Christian,
he was led to examine his theology, and his
sense of justice led him to embrace the Uni-
vcrsalist belief; but his early training and de-
vout nature prevented him from accepting the
more liberal tenets of that faith.

"Mr. Cook, even during the busiest part of
his life, never lost his interest in literary mat-
ters, but kept himself fully abreast of the
times. Skilled in business, he served as a
member of the municipal boards of both his
native and adopted towns. A firm friend of
education, his experience as a teacher made
him almost the ideal man for the school com-
mittee. One of the founders of the Repub-
lican party of Cumberland county, he never
wavered in his allegiance. Although nomi-
nated in 1874 to represent the Harrison, Otis-
field and Casco Class, and by reason of local
troubles, defeated, yet his loyalty stood the
test. His official and business life left him
little time for active practice in his profes-
sion, but he \vas methodical in his preparation,
clear and concise in his argument, and suc-
cessful in gaining the confidence of his clients."
He married (first) December 26, 1854,
Christiana S. Perry, born September 24, 1829,
died in Portland, ]\Iarch 11, 1861, daughter of
Dan and Polly (Caldwell) Perry, of Oxford,
Maine. (See Caldwell.) He married (sec-,
ond) January 15, 1863, Lucy I. Perry, .born
March 11, 1821, died in Harrison June 24,
1902, a sister of his first wife. Children, all
by the first wife: i. Mary E., born in Port-
land, Maine, January 5, 1856; married George
Hazen, of Oxford. 2. Charles Sumner, born
November 18, 1858; mentioned below. 3.
Christiana S., born in Portland, February i,
1861 : resides in Harrison. Maine.

(VII) Charles Sumner, son of Obarliah
Gould Cook, was born in Portland, Maine,
November 18, 1858. He attended the com-
mon schools at Bolster's IMills, and completed
his preparation for college at the Nichols Latin
School at Lewiston, Maine, from which he
graduated in 1877. In the same year (1877)
he entered Bates College, from which he
graduated with honors in the class of 1881.
After teaching a year he studied law in the
office of his father, in Harrison, and completed
his law course in the office of Symonds &
Libby, in Portland. In October, 1886, he was
admitted to the Cumberland county bar, and
soon afterward became associated in business



with Judge Joseph W. Symonds, forming the
firm which afterwards became Symonds, Snow
& Cook, and then Symonds, Snow, Cook &
Hutchinson. Mr. Cook is an active man,
whose successful conduct of cases has placed
him among the foremost lawyers of the IVIaine
bar. In addition to his professional work he
has devoted much time to the organization
and management of important business and
financial institutions. He is president of the
State Loan Company, Brunswick Electric
Light and Power Company and Prince's Ex-
press Company ; vice-president of the Fidelity
Trust Company : director of the Atlantic Shore
Line Railway, and of the Sagadahock Light
and Power Company. In politics he is a
staunch Republican, and stands high among
party leaders. He was elected as member of
the governor's council in 1899, and was re-
elected in 1 901 and 1903. He served as chair-
man of the council during his second term.

He married. October 237^:889, Annie Jef-
ferds Reed, born August 19, 1864, died Octo-
ber 25, 1903, daughter of Isaac and Lydia
Emery (Macdonald) Reed, of Waldoboro.
Children: i. Lydia Macdonald, born January
26, 1892. 2. Robinson, born January 30, 1895.

The line of Cook of this article
COOK came from England, but there is
no record to show whence they
came or when, or whether they are related to
any of the many early lines of the same name.
The fact that the men of this line married into
representative families is evidence of their own
standing, and has been the means of keeping
the family stock at par.

(T) Samuel Cook, with his wife Elizabeth
and several children, appeared in Newbury,
Massachusetts in 1720. He removed from
Salem, and had no doubt lived in this country
since 1699. His youngest son was born in
Newbury the year of his settlement there, and
all his children probably married in Newbury.
He died in 1733. His will shows him to have
been a man of deep religious convictions even
for that day.

(II) Samuel (2), son of Samuel (i) and
Elizabeth Cook, married Judith Bartlett, niece
of Josiah Bartlett, the second signer of the
Declaration of Independence. Thomas Bart-
lett, father of Judith, was great-great-grand-
son of Richard Bartlett, who landed at New-
bury in 1635. On the maternal side, through
the family names of Moody, Somerby and
Emery, the descent is from the same period as
that of the founders and builders of Puritan
Newburv. The founder of the Bartlett fam-

ily was the Norman Earl of Bartlet, who ac-
companied William the Conqueror to Eng-
land and fought with him on the field of Hast-
ings. The Bartlett ancestral estate is on and
near the battlefield.

(Ill) Charles, son of Samuel (2) and Ju-
dith (Bartlett) Cook, was born in Newbury,
in 1769, and moved to Campton, New Hamp-
shire, with his father, who with some of his
brothers settled there shortly after the revolu-
tion. In 1801 he moved with his family to
Greensboro, \'ermont. In Campton the Cooks
became numerous, there being at one time per-
haps more voters of that name than of any
other. Charles Cook married Elizabeth Bur-
beck, daughter of Captain Edward Burbeck,
of Newbury, Massachusetts. Some of the
children of Charles and Elizabeth were born
in Campton. Edward Burbeck, son of Colonel
William Burbeck, was born in Boston, Massa-
chusetts, in 1739, and was killed by lightning
in Newburyport, in 1782. Lie was captain in
his father's regiment of artillery from May,
1775. to the close of 1776. He was a member
of the Boston Tea Party. Lie married Jane
Milk, daughter of James Milk. His father.
Colonel William Burbeck, was born in Boston,
in 1 71 5, died there in 1786, and was buried
in Copp's Hill burying-ground. He was a
civilian official in the ordnance department of
the Royal Artillery, and was for many years
stationed at Old Castle William, now Fort In-
dependence, in Boston Harbor, until the break-
ing out of hostilities at Lexington and Con-
cord. He then left the British service, was
appointed lieutenant of artillery June 21, 1775,
and two days later colonel. He subsequently
commanded Castle William.

(IVj George Henry, youngest son of
Charles and Elizabeth (Burbeck) Cook, was
born in Greensboro, Vermont, March 7, 181 1,
and died in Portland, Maine, August 12, 1894.
His boyhood life and education were those of
a farmer's boy on the frontier in that time and
locality. He clerked in the village store in
youth, and when a young man engaged in
business on his own account in Craftsbury.
His life was that of the village merchant and
man of ailfairs. He was socially active, repre-
sentative to the \'ermont legislature, and was
adjutant in the state militia. His religious life
was of the stern and austere type, puritanical
in its simple severity and high ideality. To
him the church was a great field of labor, to
which he devoted himself with conscientious
and untiring zeal. He was prominent in all
church activities as teacher, Sunday school su-
perintendent, and as deacon. In 1849 he re-



moved to Portland, Maine, with his family.
There his business was that of a hardware
man, being connected with Emery & Water-
house, the II. Warren Lancey Company, and
Haines, Smith & Cook. He died August 12,
1894, in his eighty-fourth year. In Portland
he continued his church work, was identified
with the High street Congregational Church,
during Dr. Chickering's pastorate, and was
Sunday school superintendent. He was also
superintendent of the Sunday school at the
State Reform School. He married, in 1835,
Selina Atwood Aiken, born in Dracut, Massa-
chusetts, January 25, 1811, died in Portland,
Maine, August, 1850. Her father, Rev. Solo-
mon Aiken, was a grandson of James Aiken,
who came to this country with the Scotch-
Irish immigrants, landing at Portsmouth, New
Hampshire, in 1720. Solomon Aiken was a
soldier in the Massachusetts militia during the
revolution, and shortly after the war entered
Dartmouth College, graduating in 1784. As
minister, he preached at Dracut, Alassachu-
setts, from 1785 until 1815, when he removed
to Plardwick, Vermont. He was widely known
as an orator. He married, in 1788, Mary
Warner, daughter of Daniel \\'arner, of Hard-
wick, Massachusetts, a soldier of the revolu-
tion and of the colonial wars. She was the
fifth in descent from Andrew Warner, who
came to this country in 1630 with Parson
Hooker's company, and was a member of the
party of one hundred who with Parson Hooker
founded Hartford, Connecticut, in 1636. He
was a deacon of the First Church there. The
children of George H. and Selina A. (Aiken)
Cook were: i. Harriet Whipple, married
Charles J. Frye and lives in New York City.
2. George Henry, died in his youth. 3. Selina
Aiken, married Captain Rufus P. Stanicis, of
Concord, New Hampshire. 4. Edward Bur-
beck, mentioned below. 5. Charles, mentioned
below. 6. Joshua O., received a common
school education, learned the oil cloth business
from Charles M. Bailey, of East Winthrop,
Maine, and is western manager at Chicago of
the Farr & Bailey Manufacturing Company,
of Camden, New Jersey.

(V) Edward Burbeck, second son of George
H. and Selina A. (Aiken) Cook, was born in
Craftsbury, Vermont, April 30, 1842. He at-
tended the public schools of Craftsbury and
Barre Academy, and in March, i860, went to
Portland, Maine, where he entered the hard-
ware store of PI. Warren Lancey, finding em-
ployment there till 1866. In 1862 he enlisted
in Company A, Seventeenth Maine Volunteer
Infantry, but was not accepted as a soldier.

Later he was a travelling salesman of Fletcher
& Company, for several years. With Emery
Waterhouse & Company he remained twenty
years, twelve of them as a member of the firm.
January i, 1893, he organized Woodman,
Cook Company, of which he is treasurer and
general manager. This concern employs about
sixty operatives, manufactures silver plated
hollow ware, and sends its products all over
the coimtry. Mr. Cook is an unswerving Re-
publican. In church affiliation he is a Congre-
gationalist. In 1868 he was made a Alason in
Atlantic Lodge No. 81, Free and .Vccepted
Masons ; he is also a member of Greenleaf
Royal Arch Chapter No. 13; of Portland
Council, No. 4, Royal and Select Masters;
and a life member of Portland Commandery,
No. 2, Knights Templar. Edward B. Cook
married at Concord, New Hampshire, Octo-
ber 7, 1869, Frances Sawyer, born in Dan-
vers, Massachusetts, daughter of Aloses K.
and Caroline (Sawyer) Sawyer, of Danvers,
Massachusetts. They have one son, Philip
Howard, born in Portland, February 2, 1878.
He graduated from tiarvard in 1899, from
Harvard Medical School in 1903, and is now
a physician in Worcester, Massachusetts.

(\ ) Charles, third son of George H. and
Selina A. (Aiken) Cook, was born in Crafts-
bury, Vermont, June 24, 1845. I" l^'s fourth
year his father moved with his family and
household goods from N'ermont to Portland,
and incidents of that trip behind the little
Shetland pony, a family pet, he still remem-
bers. He recollects especially the ride through
the "Crawford Notch" in the White Moun-
tains. In his eighth year he returned to \'er-
mont, and during the following nine years was
with relatives in Greensboro and Hardwick,
acquiring the education offered by the farm,
the district school, and Hardwick Academy.
During the year of 1863 he was clerk in the
clothing store of Adams Kellogg, at Mont-
pelier. Returning to Portland in January,
1864, he took a position in the drug store of
W. F. Phillips. Early in 1865 he enlisted,
joining Company D, Twentieth Maine Volun-
teer Infantry, in front of Petersburg. He was
at once detailed as acting hospital steward,
and served in that capacity during the battles
of Five Forks and Appomattox Court House,
witnessing the surrender of Lee's army. The
Twentieth was one of the three regiments
honored by being detailed to receive the arms
of the vanquished Confederates. Later it took
part in the celebrated "Grand Review" of the
national troops at Washington. After his re-
turn to Portland he resumed his place with W.



F. Phillips, and was aclniilted as junior part-
ner in the firm of \V. F. Phillips & Co., Jan-
uary, 1868. This continued until 1884, when
on account of poor health, I\Ir. Phillips re-
tired from business, and the present firm of
Cook, Everett & Pennell was formed. Its
volume of business has steadily increased, ex-
ceeding for many years that of any similar
house in New England outside of Boston.
Mr. Cook is president of the Woodman Cook
Co., is a director of the Casco National Bank,
and also has other interests in the commercial
world ; belongs to several social clubs, and is
a Congregationalist and a Republican.

He married (first) September, 1874, Martha
Page Bayley, born in Greensboro, Vermont,
1844, daughter of William Bayley, of Greens-
boro. \'ermont. She died in June, 1884, leav-
ing five children: i. Alfred Page, A. B.
(Bowdoin) Ph. C. (Mass. Col. Pharmacy).
2. Selina Aiken, married Rev. Robert W.
Dunbar, and has four children. 3. Florence,
married Dr. Frank Y. Gilbert, and has one
child. 4. Charles Bayley, A. B. (Bowdoin).
5. Irving Staniels, who died in 1884. Mr.
Cook married (second) Harriet Peters Bailey,
born in Portland, 1849, daughter of Joseph
Stockbridge and Isabel Dicks Bailey, of Port-
land. Tliey have two children: Isabella
Bailey and Ruth Stockbridge.

Dunbar (see above) is an ancient Scottish
name, and was taken from the town to become
a personal name centuries ago. The family is
traced back to the Earl of Alarch, and various
distinguished men have borne the cognomen

Judson B., son of Albert and Elizabeth
(Rich) Dunbar, was born in Patten, Maine,
July 6, 1848, and married at Winslow, Maine,
May 10, 1871, Ella C. Clarke, born February
19, 1848, daughter of Jacob M. and Octavia
(Wright) Clarke, wdiose children were: Tal-
man, Mary A., Charles M., Robert M., and
Ella C. The children of Judson B. and Ella
(Clarke) Dunbar were: Robert W., ■Mary E.,
Philip and Helen C.

Rev. Robert Wayland, eldest child of Jud-
son B. and Ella (Clarke) Dunbar, was born in
Portland, January 24, 1872. He attended the
public schools of Portland, Amherst College,
from which he graduated in 1895 ; and And-
over Theological Seminary, from wdiich he
took the (Jegrce of Bachelor of Divinity in
1898. March 8, 1899, he was ordained to the
Congregational ministry in the Second Con-
gregational Church in Chelmsford, Massa-
chusetts. He was pastor of the Second Con-
gregational Church there till January, 1904,

when he was dismissed to become pasior of
the West Congregational Church of Haver-
hill, Massachusetts, where he was installed
May 3, 1904, and has since preached. He is a
member of the Phi Gamma Delta, a college so-
ciety, and is a Republican in politics. He mar-
ried, in Portland, j\Iaine, June 21, 1899, Selina
Aiken Cook, born in Portland, Maine, July 3,
1877, daughter of Charles and Martha Page
(Bayley) Cook, of Portland (see Cook V).
Children: Ruth, born April 30, 1900; Esther,
June 7, 1903; Martha, November 25, 1904;
Charles C, August 24, 1906.

The Marden family is of Eng-
MARDEN lish descent. As far as pub-
lished records show, the emi-
grants to this country have not been very nu-
merous. Savage only mentions Richard Mar-
den, who settled in New Haven, Connecticut,
in 1646, and took the oath of fidelity the fol-
lowing year. As far as ascertained. New
Hampshire seems to have been their attractive
camping ground, though some have settled in
Massachusetts. Members of the present fam-
ily have found homes in Rye, Windham and
New Boston. They have proved themselves
highly respected and valuable citizens, many
of them of scholarly tastes and habits, wdio
became college graduates, clergymen and law-
yers, more than one of the latter having at-
tained to an honorable distinction as judge.
Some of them have been active in politics, and
prominent in state and national conventions.

(I) James Marden (whose origin does not
seem to have been discovered) was a very
early settler in what is now New Hampshire.
It is not certain wdielher he located in what is
now Rye, or in New Castle. It is known that
he had a son William, and it is probable that
James, Nathan and Sarah were also his chil-
dren. Inasmuch as the name was not very
numerously represented in the New World at
that time, there can be little doubt that all
these were his.

(II) James (2), son of James (i) Mar-
den, was born about 1670, and resided in New
Castle, New Hampshire, where he died prior
to 1726. He married, October 23, 1695, Abi-
gail Webster, born May 27, 1676, in Haver-
hill, Massachusetts, youngest child of Stephen
and Hannah (Ayer) Webster. (See Web-
ster.) Stephen, second son of John and Mary
(Shatswell) Webster, was born about 1637, in
Ipswich, and resided in Haverhill, Massachu-
setts, where he was a tailor, and subscribed to
the freeman's oath in 1668. He died August
10, 1694, and administration upon his estate



was granted September 26 following. He
married (first) March 24, 1663, in Haver-
hill, Hannah Aver, born December 21, 1644,
in Salisbury, ninth child of John and Hannah
Ayer. She died June 2, 1676, and Stephen
Webster married (second) May 26, 1678, in
Haverhill, a widow, Judith Broad. His chil-
dren, all born of the first wife, were: i. Han-
nah, wife of Thomas Eaton. 2. John, resided
in Haverhill. 3. Mary, wife of Jacob Whit-
taker, of Haverhill. 4. Stephen. 3. Nathan.
6. Abis;ail, who became the wife of James (2)
Marden as above noted. The children of
James (2) Marden were: i. James, born
September 25. 1697. 2. Stephen, subject of
the next paragraph. 3. Thomas. 4. Ebenezer.
5. Rachel, married Job Chapman. 6. Abigail,
born in New Castle, married (first) George
Foss, (second) Nathaniel Drake. The order
of birth of the foregoing is not certain.

(HI) Stephen, son of James (2) and Abi-
gail (Webster) Marden, was born August 25,
1699, in New Castle, and resided at Little
Harbor, in Rye, where he was the owner of a
ferry to Great Island, now New Castle. He
was a cordwainer by trade. He married, in
1722, Charity Long, and their children, born
in Rye, were: i. Hannah, March 13, 1723. 2.
Benjamin, August 9. 1729, married January 31,
1754, Rachel Dowst. 3. Ruth, December 8,
1731, married October II, 1753, Levi Tower.

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