I have a John COOK b 1748 Colchester, Essex, England who settled Colchester NY 1770s after the revolution - and many of his neighbors and inlaws seem to have come from Colchester CT. Colchester NY was named for Colchester CT.
I guess what I want to ask is who named Colchester CT? Were there COOKs in Colchester CT before the war? I'm wondering if he joined relatives when he came. Is there a good history page for this town online? I didn't really find one that told me much of anything except that it was formed ... 1698, I think it was. What was going on before, during, after the revolution there?