Francis Cooke

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  • A brief overview of Francis Cooke.

  • Formed in 2003, to perpetuate the memory of the the Mayflower passenger Francis Cooke.

  • James Mitchell VarnumJames Mitchell Varnum, a brigadier general in the Continental Army, commanded the Rhode Island brigade, which for its part defended, by the "Satr Redoubt," the bank of the Schyllkill River. Washington called him the "light of the camp."

  • John Cooke Plaque, Fairhaven MA1895 — John Cooke Plaque, Fairhaven MA
    John Cooke was a son of Pilgrim Francis Cooke An inhabitant of Plymouth until 1659, he was owner of the land at Oxford as well as a resident of Fairhaven where he was the first white settler. He became a Representative to the General Court and a Baptist minister. He died about 1695, and is purported to be buried at Burial Hill [at Fairhaven]. The boulder is in Cook Memorial Park, Plymouth Avenue, Oxford, Poverty Point Area, Fairhaven, and, below an image of the Mayflower, reads: AD 1620 / SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF / JOHN COOKE / LAST SURVIVING MALE PILGRIM / OF THOSE WHO CAME OVER IN THE / MAYFLOWER / THE FIRST WHITE SETTLER OF THIS TOWN / AND THE PIONEER IN ITS RELIGIOUS / MORAL AND BUSINESS LIFE / A MAN / OF CHARACTER AND INTEGRITY / AND THE TRUSTED AGENT FOR THIS / PART OF THE COMMONWEALTH / OF THE OLD COLONIAL / CIVIL GOVERNMENT /OF PLYMOUTH




  • A full list of all of the Pilgrim related sites to see in Plymouth.

  • Am I a Mayflower Descendant?
    For those of you who are curious about whether or not you may be descended from a Mayflower passenger please see our List of Mayflower Passengers and Genealogies Links below. The surnames found in the first three generations after landing are also included.

  • Pilgrim TradesOur Mayflower ancestors were not of “royal blood.” For the most part, they were what we now would call “middle class” people who had to work for a living. Of the 58 male passengers, both men and boys, the trades or occupations of only 32 are known.