Henry Cook


Henry Cook was in Albany during the early 1780s. Perhaps he was of New England ancestry. A number of same-named individuals are at risk during his lifetime.

No evidence of marriage or family has been found in the records of early Albany churches.

In 1779, only a "Peter Cook" was listed on the Albany assessment roll which listed him as a boarder in a third ward home.

In March 1781, his ("Hendrick Cook") account for eight shillings was presented to the city council for payment.

In 1781, he was among those non natives who purchased the "Freedom of Albany." At that time, he was identified as a blacksmith.

With the end of the War, his name appeared on the roster of the Albany militia regiment as one of those qualified to receive a land bounty right. We seek information on his actual wartime service.

After that, his name has not been found in the community-based record.

In 1790, the names of two householders named Henry Cook appeared on the census for Long Island.

Henry Cook made but a fleeting impression on the community-based record. We seek information on his origins, later life, and passing. At this point, we are left with many unanswered questions.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Henry Cook is CAP biography number 7701. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 5/30/10