- Jonathan M. Chu
Cooke, Elisha (16 September 1637–31 October 1715), politician and colonial agent, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Richard Cooke, a wealthy tailor, and Elizabeth Leverett. Elisha graduated from Harvard in 1657 and began practicing as a physician. He added to his inheritance by accumulating considerable wealth in shares in ships, a saw mill in Maine, and various landholdings. In June 1668 he married Elizabeth Leverett, the daughter of Governor ...