Famous Descendants of Francis Cooke



President Franklin D. Roosevelt.


1. Francis Cooke m. Hester Mahieu
2. John Cooke m. Sarah Warren
3. Esther Cooke m.
4. Esther Taber m.
5. Ebenezer Perry m.
6. Samuel Perry m.
7. Deborah Perry m.
8. Deborah Church m.
9. Warren Delano m.
10. Sara Delano m.
11. President Franklin D. Roosevelt



Presidents George Bush, and George W. Bush


1. Francis Cooke m. Hester Mahieu
2. Jane Cooke m. Experience Mitchell
3. Elizabeth Mitchell m. John Washburn II
4. Mary Washburn m.
5. Samuel Kingsley m.
6. Silence Kingsley m.
7. Sarah Herrick m.
8. Samuel Butler m.
9. Courtland Butler m.
10. Mary Butler m.
11. Flora Sheldon m.
12. Prescott Bush m.
13. President George H. Bush m.
14. President George W. Bush m.



Artist Cephas Thompson


1. Francis Cooke m. Hester Mahieu
2. Mary Cooke m. John Thomson (Tomson, Thompson)
3. Jacob Thomson m. Abigail Wadsworth
4. Caleb Thomson m. Abigail Crossman
5. William Thomson m. Deborah Sturtevant
6. Cephas Thompson m. Olive Leonard
7a. His sons, Cephas Giovanni Thompson and
7b. Jerome B. Thompson also became prominent artists.



William Drew Washburn, Representative and Senator from Minnesota


1. Francis Cooke m. Hester Mahieu
2. Jane Cooke m. Experience Mitchell
3. Elizabeth Mitchell m. John Washburn II
4. Samuel Washburn m. Deborah Packard
5. Israel Washburn m. Waitstill Summer
6. Israel Washburn m. Leah Fobes
7. Israel Washburn m. Abiah King
8. Israel Washburn m. Martha Benjamin
9a. Israel Washburn
- Representative from Maine, (1851-1861), Governor of Maine (1861-1862), Involved in founding the Republican party.

9b. Elihu Benjamin Washburn
- Representative from Illinois, Secretary of State under President Grant, Minister to France.

9c. Calwallader Colden Washburn
- Congressman and Governor of Wisconsin, Major General in Union Army.

A Titan of Industry – Flour from the mill he established is still sold today as Gold Medal Flour.
9d. William Drew Washburn - Representative and Senator from Minnesota.



Mrs. Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma Moses”


1. Francis Cooke and Hester Le Mahieu
2. John Thomson and Mary Cooke
3. William Reed, Jr. and Esther Thomson
4. Hezekiah King and Sarah Reed
5. John King and Elizabeth Fenner
6. Hezekiah King and Mercy Thornton
7. William Alexander Robertson and Sarah King
8. Russell King Robertson and Margaret Shanahan
9. Anna Mary Robertson ”Grandma Moses”, who married Thomas Salmon Moses



George Orson Welles


1. Francis Cooke (Hester le Mahieu)
2. John Cooke (Sarah Warren)
3. Elizabeth Cooke (Daniel Wilcox)
4. Susanna Wilcox (Jonathan Head)
5. Joseph Head (Bathsheba Palmer)
6. Jonathan Head (Ruth Little)
7. Jonathan Head, Jr.(Hepzibah Livermore)
8. Orson Sherman Head (Mary Jane Treadwell)
9. Richard Jones Welles (Mary Blanche Head)
10. Richard Head Welles (Beatrice Ives)
11. George Orson Welles



Abel Head Pierce

A notable Francis Cooke descendant was Abel Head “Shanghai” Pierce,1834-1900, of the Rancho Grande.
A Texas cattleman he introduced the Brahman cattle breed into Texas.


1. Francis Cooke(Hester le Mahieu)
2. John Cooke(Sarah Warren)
3. Elizabeth Cooke(Daniel Wilcox)
4. Susanna Wilcox(Jonathan Head)
5. Joseph Head(Bathsheba Palmer)
6. Jonathan Head(Ruth Little)
7. Daniel Head(Hannah Davenport)
8. Hannah Phillips Head(Jonathan D.Pearce),.
9. Abel Head”Shanghai”Pierce,1834-1900,.



Beach Boys lineage of Francis Cooke.


1. Francis Cooke and Hester Mahieu
2. John Tomson and Mary Cooke
3. John Thomson Jr. and Mary Tinkham
4. Shubael Thomson and Susanna Parlow
5. John Thomson and Lydia Wood
6. Thomas Gifford and Lydia Thomson
7. Abraham Finney and Huldah Gifford
8. Uri Finney and Mary Graves
9. Eli Barnum Finney and Ellen C. Cogan
10. Albert Finney and Elnora Brass
11. Carl Arie Korthof and Ruth Edna”Betty” Finney
12. Murry Gage Wilson and Audree Neva Korthof
13a. Brian Douglas Wilson



Actor Richard Gere


1. Francis Cooke and Hester Mahieu
2. Hester Cooke
3. Adam Wright
4. Sarah Wright
5. Archippus Fuller
6. Consider Fuller
7. Lucina Fuller
8. Sarah Tewksbury
9. George Gere
10. Albert Gere
11. Homer Gere
12. Actor Richard Gere



Cindy Crawford


1. Francis Cooke and Hester Mahieu
2. Mary Cooke and John Thomson.
3. Hester/Esther Thomson and William Reed
4. John Reed and Mary Wheeler
5. Ezekiel Reed and Hannah Beal.
6. Samuel Reed and Betty/Betsy Smith
7. Joseph Reed and Wealthy Williams.
8. Freeman Williams Reed and Ruth Lucina Cole.
9. Emma Jane Reed and Robert Harrison Marsh.
10. Mary Jane Marsh and Thomas William Brown.
11. Hazel May/Mae Brown and Frank Randall Hemingway.
12. Ramona Eileen Hemingway and Kenneth Leroy Crawford.
13. Daniel Kenneth Crawford and Jennifer Sue Walker.
14. Cindy Crawford    (First wife of Richard Gere)



Actors Dick Van Dyke and Jerry Van Dyke


1. Francis Cooke and Hester Mahieu
2. Hester Cooke m.
3. Esther Wright m.
4. Isaac Tinkham m.
5. Nathan Tinkham m.
6. Isaiah Tinkham m.
7. Susannah Tinkman m.
8. David Lorenzo Child m.
9. Susan Child m.
10. Charles McCord m.
11. Hazel McCord m. Loren Van Dyke
12a. Dick Van Dyke
12b. Jerry Van Dyke




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