- Tacy Cooper (also spelled Tase or Tasy), born in England February 1608 or 1609. I don't know who her parents were, or whether anyone has tried to research this line. Tacy married Samuel Hubbard in Windsor, Connecticut on 4 January 1636. She died after 1697. She was my ninth great-grandmother.
Here's an interesting comment about her:
So far as can be learned from the earliest records, the first person upon this continent to begin the observance of the Bible Sabbath, March 11, 1671, was a woman, Tacy Hubbard, wife of Samuel Hubbard, who commenced its observance a little later. The two became prominent members of the first Seventh-day Baptist Church of Newport, but before their separation from the First-day Baptist Church, when they, with several others, were called to account for absenting themselves from the "breaking of bread," it was Tacy Hubbard, who, before the stern assemblage, "gave in the grounds," numbered consecutively 1, 2 and 3, with great clearness and force. Among the forefathers of our people, men of sterling worth, intellectually and spiritually, eminently fitted to stand shoulder to shoulder, as they did, with Roger Williams, in the maintenance of religious liberty, let this pre-eminent foremother retain her first place—ever first, down through the generations of loyal successors, in reverence and affection.Seventh Day Baptist General Conference. Seventh Day Baptists in Europe and America: A Series of Historical Papers Written in Commemoration of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Organization of the Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, Celebrated at Ashaway, Rhode Island, August 20-25, 1902. Plainfield, N.J.: Printed for the Seventh Day Baptist General Conference by the American Sabbath Tract Society, 1910.