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Daniel Gookin

Daniel Gookin, British colonial official. Member Virginia House of Burgesses, 1641-1642.

Background

  • Gookin, Daniel was born in 1612 in Kent, England. Son of Daniel and Mary (Byrd) Gookin.

  • Education

    • Children including Nathaniel, Daniel.

    Career

    • General Court, 1649-1652, special. Major general all forces in Massachusetts colony, 1681.

    Works

    • Author: Historical Collections of the Indians of Massachusetts, written 1674, published 1792.

    Membership

    Member Virginia House of Burgesses, 1641-1642.

    Connections

    • Married 3 times; married second, Mary Dalling, 1639. Children including Nathaniel, Daniel.
    • father: Daniel Gookin
    • mother: Mary (Byrd) Gookin
    • spouses: 3 times
    • Mary Dalling
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    Born 1612
    Died March 30, 1687
    (aged 75)
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