[Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT:
Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook).]
Torry lists her marriage with Samuel Cooke in Mendon, about 30 miles east of Weymouth, in 1681 when Lydia would have been 18 and that's where she lived for the rest of her life.
[Ancestry.com. U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2012. Original data: Torry, Clarence A. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004.]
Samuel lived until 1752, surviving his wife by 56 years. There is no record of a second marriage for him. It is presumed that both Samuel and Lydia are buried in Mendon.
*The first Joseph must have died earlier.
**My direct ancestor is their fourth child Lydia Cook, my sixth great grandmother, who married Daniel Darling.
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