Mordecai Cooke came to America at Elizabeth City, probably from Whitefield County, Suffolk, England, in 1639.  He settled in Goucester County Virginia in 1650 and where he lived on 1174 acres called "Mordecai's Mount."  He married Susanna Peasley, widow of Michael Peasley of Pocosin Parish, York County, Virginia in 1648.

Ancestors: Some accounts state that Mordecai's father was John Cooke who came to America prior to 1623.

Descendants:  His granddaugher Susannah (1693-1749) married Henry Fitzhugh (1686-1758), son of William (The Immigrant) Fitzhugh.

Descent:  Mordecai Cooke m. Susanna
                  Mordecai Cooke II (1649-1718) m. Frances Ironmonger (1654-1695
                     Susannah Cooke (1693-1749) m. Henry Fitzhugh (1686/87-1758)
                       Anne Fitzhugh (1720/21-1789) m. Robert Rose (1703-04-1751)
                                  See Robert Rose

References  (supplied by Gladys Morris Tate)

Descendants of Mordecai Cooke of Mordecai's Mount, 1650, by Dr. William Carter Stubbs, 1923, 38 pp.

Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, Vol. IV, p. 360

Colonial Families of the Southern States of America by Stella Pickett Hardy, 1958, pp. 164-170.

Genealogical Lineages of Priscilla Jones Macon Leiper, by Esther Agnes Leiper Schumaker, p. 17.

Magna Charta by John S. Wurts, Vol. IV, pp. 942-943.