He was mentally incompetent and under the care of his brother Joseph, who was allowed £100 by order of the Superior Court at Bristol in 170 for having maintained him for "ye space of tenn years", this amount to be raised from the profits of Samuel's land in Tiverton, "he being an idiott and not able to provide for himself." His father had left him the 19th Great Lot there, but with the restriction that he wan not to have the disposal of it himself. Samuel Cooke
was born circa 1674 at Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island. He was the son of John Cooke
and Mary Borden
. Samuel Cooke died after 1705.