Josiah Cooke, Sr. was born circa 1610 in England and died 17 October 1673 Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. He married Elizabeth Ring (1602-1687) 16 September 1635 in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.

Research Notes

  1. NOT a Mayflower Descendant - This Josiah Cooke is not a part of the family of Mayflower pilgrim Francis Cooke (1583-1663), although he is frequently mistaken as such.
  2. 1633 Immigration to America from England. Another frequent mistake puts his birth in Holland, but he came to Plymouth MA direct from England in 1633.
  3. Burial Site - Cove Burying Ground in Eastham MA.


Offspring of Josiah Cooke, Sr. and Elizabeth Ring (1602-1687)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Anna Cooke (1636-1656) 18 January 1636 Plymouth County, Massachusetts 24 July 1656 Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts Mark Snow (1628-1695)
Bethiah Cooke (1640-1685)
Josiah Cooke (1643-1731) 31 January 1643 Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts 31 January 1731 Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts Deborah Hopkins (1648-1727)



  • Josiah Cooke - FindAGrave Memorial #51532217
  • New England, The Great Migration and The Great Migration Begins, 1620-1635 about Josias Cooke


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