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Richard COOKSON

Richard COOKSON

Male [1769] - Bef 1840 CENSUS?

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  • Name Richard COOKSON 
    Born [1769]  Wesham, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 21 May 1769  Kirkham, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Richard Cookson
      in the Lancashire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812
      Name: Richard Cookson
      Baptism Date: 21 May 1769
      Parish: Kirkham, Lancashire, England
      Phillimore Ecclesiastical Parish Maps:
      View this parish
      Father's name: William Cookson
      Mother's name: Elizabeth Cookson
      Register Type: Parish Register
      Reference Number: Pr 2055
      Ancestry.com. Lancashire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database on-line]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
      r Wesham

      Richard Cookson
      in the Lancashire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812
      Name: Richard Cookson
      Baptism Date: 21 May 1769
      Parish: Kirkham, Lancashire, England
      Phillimore Ecclesiastical Parish Maps:
      View this parish
      Father's name: William Cookson
      Mother's name: Elizabeth Cookson
      Register Type: Bishops Transcripts
      Reference Number: Drb 2/107
      Ancestry.com. Lancashire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database on-line]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
      r Wesham
    Birth [BEFORE 1774]  [1
    Birth [1776-1794] 
    Birth [BEFORE 1775] 
    Birth [1761-1770] 
    Residence 10 Jun 1784  Passamaquoddy, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • http://members.shaw.ca/caren.secord/locations/NewBrunswick/Lists/PenobscotGroupSorted.html
      From Library and Archives Canada, Ward Chipman Papers, Muster Master General's Office - Loyalists Musters, 1776-1785
      (M.G. 23, D 1, Series I, Volume 24, pages 172-177) Microfilm C-9818
      The list below has been sorted in alphabetical order by surname, in order to isolate possible family groups.
      Return of Men, Women and Children of the Penobscot Loyalists Settled in the District of Passamaquoddy the 10th of June 1784
      Men: William Cookson
      Children over 10: Richard Cookson, Mary Cookson
      Children over 10: Betsey Cookson
    Residence 1790  Balltown, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Thomas Turner
      in the 1790 United States Federal Census
      Name: Thomas Turner
      [Thomas Tarner]
      Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Ball Town, Lincoln, Maine
      Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over: 3 [Thomas Turner, Richard Cookson? Father Richard Turner?]
      Free White Persons - Females: 2
      Number of Household Members: 5
      Year: 1790; Census Place: Ball Town, Lincoln, Maine; Series: M637; Roll: 2; Page: 343; Image: 204; Family History Library Film: 0568142

      John Woodman
      Joshua Little
      William Toby
      Asa Heath
      Oliver Peasley
      Ezekiel Peasley
      Nathan Peasley
      Samuel Gilman
      Caleb Bartlett
      Isaac Heath
      Benjamin King
      Nathan Ware
      Benjamin Noris
      Aaron Choat Junr
      Martin Carlow
      Abel Cresey
      Thomas Turner
      Nicklass Turner
      David Tarry
      John Dudley
      Daniel Plumer
      Obed Wire
      Samuel Kinkade Jun
      Benjamin Winslow
      Jedediah Preble
      Samuel Carlton
      Joseph Trask
      Abraham Choat
      Ebenezor Grover
      John Milikin
    Assessed 1791  Balltown, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • [p 8]
      Abel Cressey 1 poll
      Richard Cookson 1 poll
      John Tarry 1 poll
    Residence 1800  Balltown, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Richard Cookson
      in the 1800 United States Federal Census
      Name: Richard Cookson
      Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Balltown, Lincoln, Maine
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 1 [William? Samuel?]
      Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1 [Richard]
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 1 [Abigail]
      Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1 [Elizabeth]
      Number of Household Members Under 16: 2
      Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
      Number of Household Members: 4
      Year: 1800; Census Place: Balltown, Lincoln, Maine; Series: M32; Roll: 6; Page: 342; Image: 328; Family History Library Film: 218676
    • Cookson Lane in Whitefield runs east from Rte 218 towards Jefferson. On the Scammon Plan, it lays between No 10 Abraham Heath and No 11 Levi B Erksine, back to No 5A? Chas Glidden & others. Does the Cookson name refer to Wiliam Cookson, who only lived there for a short time, or to Richard Cookson who lived there for several decades.
    Assessed 1810  Whitfield, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Lot 21, West Side of Sheepscot, Balltown Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Judging by the David and John Terry deeds, the Scammon Plan, the Plan for Ralph Cheney and John Duley in "Ballstown-West", Richard Cookson lived on Lot 21, which belonged to John Terry and was directly south of his father David Terry's Lot, on the west side of Sheepscot. Richard Cookson did not live on the lot that his father had possessed before the War, which was resurveyed for John Duley.
    Residence 1810  Whitefield, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Richard Cookson
      in the 1810 United States Federal Census
      Name: Richard Cookson
      Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Whitefield, Lincoln, Maine
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 3 [John, Richard, James]
      Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 3 [William, Samuel, ?]
      Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 : 1 [Richard]
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 1 [?]
      Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1 [Elizabeth]
      Number of Household Members Under 16: 7
      Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
      Number of Household Members: 9
      Year: 1810; Census Place: Whitefield, Lincoln, Maine; Roll: 12; Page: 294; Image: 00298; Family History Library Film: 0218683
    Residence 1820  Whitefield, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Richard Cookson
      in the 1820 United States Federal Census
      Name: Richard Cookson
      Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Whitefield, Lincoln, Maine
      Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
      Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 2
      Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 2
      Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1 [Richard]
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 2 [Elizabeth, Nancy]
      Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1 [Elizabeth]
      Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 3
      Free White Persons - Under 16: 4
      Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
      Total Free White Persons: 8
      Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 8
      1820 U S Census; Census Place: Whitefield, Lincoln, Maine; Page: 41; NARA Roll: M33_36; Image: 32
    Residence 1820  Malta, Kennebec, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Richard Cookson
      in the 1820 United States Federal Census
      Name: Richard Cookson
      Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Malta, Kennebec, Maine
      Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
      Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 2
      Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 2
      Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 1
      Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 2
      Free White Persons - Under 16: 4
      Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
      Total Free White Persons: 7
      Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 7
      1820 U S Census; Census Place: Malta, Kennebec, Maine; Page: 688; NARA Roll: M33_35; Image: 174
    Residence 1830  Windsor, Kennebec, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Richard Coockson
      in the 1830 United States Federal Census
      Name: Richard Coockson
      [Richard Cochson]
      Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Windsor, Kennebec, Maine
      Free White Persons - Males - 60 thru 69: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59: 1
      Free White Persons - Under 20: 2
      Total Free White Persons: 4
      Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 4
      1830; Census Place: Windsor, Kennebec, Maine; Series: M19; Roll: 48; Page: 269; Family History Library Film: 0497944
    Died Bef 1840 CENSUS? 
    Person ID I44144  4 February 2018
    Last Modified 30 Aug 2018 

    Father William COOKSON,   b. [1744],   d. [JULY 1817] 
    Mother Elizabeth TURNER,   b. 1747,   d. 1776, Balltown, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Married 16 Dec 1766  Kirkham, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William Cookson
      in the Lancashire, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1936
      Name: William Cookson
      Gender: Male
      Event Type: Marriage
      Event Date: 16 Dec 1766
      Parish: Kirkham, Lancashire, England
      Search Photos: Search for 'Kirkham' in the UK City, Town and Village Photos collection
      Phillimore Ecclesiastical Parish Map:
      Spouse: Elizabeth Turner
      Register Type: Parish Register
      Ancestry.com. Lancashire, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1936 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
      Banns of Marriage were published between William Cookson of Weeton and Elizabeth Turner of Thistleton November 30 December 7 14
      William Cookson husbandman of this Parish and Township of Weeton with Preese
      and
      Elizabeth Turner spinster of this Parish and town of Thisleton
      Married in this Church by Banns
      this sixteenth Day of December in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and sixty six by me Charles Buck Vicar
      This Marriage was solemnized between US
      The mark of William Cookson
      The mark of Elizabeth Turner
      In the Presence of George Hornly, Dorothy Lomes
    Family ID F11419  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth BAXTER 
    Married 28 Sep 1792  Newcastle, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Betsy Cookson
      mentioned in the record of Isaac Branon and Betsy Cookson
      Name Isaac Branon
      Spouse's Name Betsy Cookson
      Event Date 25 Dec 1792
      Event Place Newcastle, Lincoln, Maine
      "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F466-YN1 : accessed 20 January 2016), Isaac Branon and Betsy Cookson, 25 Dec 1792; citing Newcastle, Lincoln, Maine, reference bk 573 p 2-426; FHL microfilm 11,573

      Vital Records of Newcastle, Maine
      Compiled by Marlene A Groves
      p 18
      A list of marriages solemnized by Benjamin Woodbridge Esqr and Returned Aprkl 28th 1792
      ...
      October 19 Richard Cookson and Betsey Barter
      p 35
      Sept the 28th Marriage is published betwixt Richard Cookson and Betsy Barter both of a place called Ball Town in the County of Lincoln Saml Nickels Town Clk
    _MARI 19 Oct 1792  Newcastle, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Richard Cookson
      mentioned in the record of Richard Cookson and Betsey Baxter
      Name Richard Cookson
      Spouse's Name Betsey Baxter
      Event Date 19 Oct 1792
      Event Place Newcastle, Lincoln, Maine
      "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F466-YZW : accessed 20 January 2016), Richard Cookson and Betsey Baxter, 19 Oct 1792; citing Newcastle, Lincoln, Maine, reference bk 573 p 2-425; FHL microfilm 11,573.

      Vital Records of Newcastle, Maine
      Compiled by Marlene A Groves
      p 18
      A list of marriages solemnized by Benjamin Woodbridge Esqr and Returned Aprkl 28th 1792
      ...
      October 19 Richard Cookson and Betsey Barter
      p 35
      Sept the 28th Marriage is published betwixt Richard Cookson and Betsy Barter both of a place called Ball Town in the County of Lincoln Saml Nickels Town Clk
    Children 
     1. Abigail COOKSON,   b. 9 Dec 1793?
     2. William COOKSON,   b. 1796?
     3. Samuel COOKSON,   b. 17 Mar 1797?
     4. John COOKSON,   b. 1802?
     5. Richard COOKSON,   b. 1804?
     6. James COOKSON,   b. 15 May 1808
     7. Elizabeth COOKSON,   b. 15 Feb 1812
     8. Nancy COOKSON,   b. 4 Jul 1817
    Family ID F13206  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Balltown Loyalists Map Schematic
    Balltown Loyalists Map Schematic

  • Notes 
    • Whitefield Vital Records 1811: Nil
      Whitefield Assessment 1811: Named but no columns indicated, execpt 100 acres owned by any other proprietor
      Whitefield Vital Records 1826: Nil
      Lincoln County Probate Index: Nil
      Kennebec County Probate Index: Nil
      Census 1840: Nil. Wife doesn't appear to be in Windsor
    • Ballstown-West 1768-1809: An Introduction to the History of the Town of Whitefield, Maine
      Linwood H Lowden 1984
      p 17
      In 1775 a lot of 300 acres was surveyed by Blodgett for William Cookson. This lot was on the western side of the Sheeperscot River above Richard Turner. Cookson was married to Richard Turner's daughter Betsey. Betsey died leaving several small children. Cookson went to Canada, apparently leaving his children in Whitefield. He did not return. His lot was resurveyed in 1789 by Carr Barker for John Duley who was living there as early as 1777. Cookson's lot included the Stanley Tibbets farm. Duley's lot was larger and took in the Don Tibbets farm also. Duley lived on the part that is now Don Tibbets farm.

      [Cookson Lane in Whitefield runs east from Rte 218 towards Jefferson. On the Scammon Plan, it lays between No 10 Abraham Heath and No 11 Levi B Erksine, back to No 5A? Chas Glidden & others. This road name probably doesn't refer to the Richard Cookson who lived in Whitefield after the Revolution, since Cookson apparently lived on his father's lot.

      p 18
      [Plan for Ralph Cheney's and John Duley's Lots]
      North line of Cheney: Southeast to the River to certain bend in the River called the Ox Bow
      100 poles in width

      South line of Duley: to the sharp bend and "trout brook"
      176 poles in width

      * * *
      Scammon Map
      Ralph Cheney's lot would be Lots No 16 Wm Hopkin 118 acres & Lot 17 Richard Finn 119 acres
      Duley's Lot would be Lots 18 Harriman 208 acres & Lot 19 J Bates 167 acres
    • Richard Coockson
      in the 1810 United States Federal Census
      Name: Richard Coockson
      Home in 1810 (City, County, State): New Milford, Lincoln, Maine
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 4
      Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 : 1
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
      Number of Household Members Under 16: 6
      Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
      Number of Household Members: 8
      Year: 1810; Census Place: New Milford, Lincoln, Maine; Roll: 12; Page: 267; Image: 00271; Family History Library Film: 0218683
    • https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/352440?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Land records, 1761-1912; indexes to land records, 1761-1901
      Authors: Lincoln County (Maine). Register of Deeds
      Land records v. 34-35 1795
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      11375
      8128468
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008128468?cat=352440
      Book 35 [168/] 1795
      Richard Cookson to John Duley 268
      [563/570]
      Richard Cookson yeoman Ballstown
      John Duley
      100 pounds and for divers other good causes & considerations
      300 acres between Ralph Cheney & David Terry's land in Ballstown where said Duly now lives, of which he has this day given me a Deed all which Land my Father William Cookson formerly possessed
      3 January 1795
      Richard Cookson [His mark]
      Wit: Orchard Cook

      Land records v. 44-45 1799-1800
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      11380
      8296953
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008296953?cat=352440
      Volume 44 Page 226
      [255/567]
      Richard Cookson yeoman Ballstown
      James Finn & John Brann yeomen New Milford
      $150
      quit claim land in Ballstown
      beginning at a stake & stones standing on the west side of Sheepscut River at John Dulys north line
      thence running northwest on said Duley's north line as the fence now runs 1 mile 30 rod to a stake & stones
      northeast 50 rods to land owned by Burnham Clark & David Young
      thence southeast to the River
      50 rods on the river to the first mentioned bounds
      100 acres
      11 March 1798
      Richard Cookson [His mark]
      Betsy Cookson [Her mark]
      Wit: Pitt Dillingham, Edward Finn

      Land records v. 76-77 1811
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      11396
      8296825
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008296825?cat=352440
      Volume 76 Page 79
      [110/591]
      John Terry yeoman Ballstown
      Richard Cookson yeoman Ballstown
      $50
      quit claim land in Ballstown
      beginning on the Country road on the northerly line of John Clerk's land
      thence running northwest about 300 rods
      thence running northeast 8 rods
      thence running southeast about 300 rods to the road before mentioned
      thence on said road to the bounds first mentioned
      27 December 1806
      John Terry
      Wit: D Young, Aaron Dudley
    • Richard Cookson
      Maine Marriages, 1771-1907
      Name: Richard Cookson
      Spouse's Name: Abigail Muney
      Event Date: 21 Jan 1825
      Event Place: Civil, Whitefield, Lincoln, Maine
      Maine Marriages, 1771-1907
      Document Information:
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number M52119-1
      System Origin Maine-EASy
      GS Film number 12312
      Citing this Record
      "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4X7-QN5 : 10 February 2018), Richard Cookson and Abigail Muney, 21 Jan 1825; citing Civil, Whitefield, Lincoln, Maine, reference ; FHL microfilm 12,312.

      Richard Cookson
      Maine Marriages, 1771-1907
      Name: Richard Cookson
      Spouse's Name: Margret Mcfadden
      Event Date: 07 Jan 1828
      Event Place: Nobleborough,Lincoln,Maine
      Maine Marriages, 1771-1907
      Document Information:
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number M52114-1
      System Origin Maine-ODM
      GS Film number 11575
      Citing this Record
      "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4F2-LQN : 10 February 2018), Richard Cookson and Margret Mcfadden, 07 Jan 1828; citing Nobleborough,Lincoln,Maine, reference ; FHL microfilm 11,575.
    • Vital Records from Maine Newspapers 1785-1820
      by David C Young and Elizabeth Keene Young
      Heritage Books
      1993

      p 320
      Johnson. William Jr m in Thompson Pond Plantation Polly Cookson N1 [Eastern Argus, Portland] 15 June 1819 & Jr retraction N4 [Gazzette, Portland] 8 June 1819 & in June 15 Issue said not true N4 [Gazzette, Portland] 8 June 1819

  • Sources 
    1. [S3977] Return of Men, Women and Children of the Penobscot Loyalists Settled in the District of Passamaquoddy the 10th of June 1, (http://members.shaw.ca/caren.secord/locations/NewBrunswick/Lists/PenobscotGroupSorted.html).