John Cooke was around thirteen years old when he traveled with his father on the Mayflower in 1620. In 1623 his mother and sister joined them after sailing over on the ship Anne. John married Sarah Warren, the daughter of Richard Warren in 1634. They had five daughters: Sarah, Elizabeth, Hester, Mary, and Mercy. At some point in the 1640s, John “fell into the error of Anabaptistry,” and was cast out of the Plymouth Church. He and his family moved away from Plymouth and took up residence in Dartmouth. When John Cooke died in 1695, his wife was still alive and described as a very ancient woman. Her exact date of death is not known.
The Mayflower left England in September 1620 with 102 men, women, and children bound for Virginia. After 65 days they arrived far north of their preferred destination. They created a government on arrival forming the Mayflower Compact, which stated the colonists would create “laws, ordinances, acts, constitutions, and offices…,” follow their Christian faith, work together for the common good, and be loyal subjects to King James.
This John Cooke history mug is part of our Mayflower history series which includes many of the notable figures who played major roles during this conflict.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
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