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James Cock: His Life and Times - 1630 - 1699

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In the 17th century, Long Island experienced violent Wars against native tribes forced from their homelands. James Cock immigrated in the near-aftermath of those Wars. Over the next 50 years, he helped lead the establishment of three Long Island communities. He witnessed persecution of fellow Quakers sanctioned by egregious laws. He helped champion the growing clamor over ...more
Paperback, 374 pages
Published April 1st 2016 by Booklocker.com
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Bill Colson
Jul 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book is not, as it may appear, simply a biography of one man. In fact, it covers the “Life and Times” of James Cock's era in Colonial America with much more thoroughness than it does the man himself. I found it to be a wonderful sourcebook of information about the Colonial Era on Long Island and it's surrounds, The many websites listed in the appendix only add to the book's value as a historical reference. A reader unfamiliar with the period might be surprised about the material gathered he ...more
Kasey
May 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
This started as a family genealogy project when my dad retired. What began as looking into one branch of his maternal side became a huge file of incredible stories from this era. The early English settlers who came to pre-Revolutionary Long Island encountered Natives who had lived on this land for hundreds of years and often, bloody battles ensued. They began to wrestle with ideas that would later form the bones of our Bill of Rights and the Constitution, including questions of taxation and repr ...more
Cindy
Feb 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: biography
Appreciated the effort and it is really nice to have this ancestor's information in one place well scattered throughout the book but in one book. I have felt ancestral memories in locations where other ancestors lived and died. Wonder if I could sneak in the club and test that. Sigh. Probably not. Thanks for the info, cuz!
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