In 1620, when the Mayflower arrived in New England, a young boy, John Cooke, was on board with his father Francis.
This site is intended to provide historical information about John Cooke, who became one of the most prominent men in the town of Dartmouth, Massachusetts, with a homestead east of the Acushnet River in the section which later became the town of Fairhaven. He was the only one of the original Pilgrims to settle here. Cooke was one of the town's earliest settlers and lived to be the last surviving male of the Mayflower voyage.
The site will also include related topics, such as stories of other families who settled here during the 17th century.
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