Monday, February 12, 2007

Katherine Cooke (b. February 12, 1545/46)

Today's feature relative in my database is my paternal 11th-great grandmother, Katherine Cooke.

Katherine was born February 12, 1545/46 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England, the daughter of John and Alice (Carter) Cooke. Katherine married on October 12, 1567 in Westhorpe to John Clarke, son of John and Margaret (________) Clarke. John was born February 11, 1540/41 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England and died April 4, 1598 in Suffolk, England. Katherine died March 27, 1598 in Finningham, Suffolk, England.

Known children of John and Katherine (Cooke) Clarke are as follows :
i. John Clarke b. April 25, 1569 Westhorpe, d. bef. 1577 Westhorpe
ii. Rowland Clarke b. ca. 1570 Westhorpe, d. February 2, 1637/38 Dedham, MA, m. Mary Hobart
iii. Thomas Clarke b. November 1, 1570 Westhorpe, d. July 29, 1627 Westhorpe, m. Rose Kerrich

I descend from John and Katherine (Cooke) Clarke through their son, Thomas, as follows :
Katherine Cooke and John Clarke
Thomas Clarke and Rose Kerrich
Joseph Clarke and Margaret Turner
Joseph Clarke and Bethiah Hubbard
Judith Clarke and John Maxson
Bethia Maxson and John Maxson
Ephraim Maxson and Elisabeth Davis
Jesse Maxson and Sarah Sutton
Prudence Maxson and William P. Smith
Olive Jane Smith and William P. Wehrly
Barbara Isabelle Wehrly and Luman Cooper LeMasters (my great-grandparents)

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