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General William Cocke[1]

Male 1747 - 1828  (80 years)


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  • Name William Cocke 
    Title General 
    Born 6 Sep 1747 
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Aug 1828  Columbus, Lowndes Co., Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1965  Scott Dickson's Family
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2010 

    Father Abraham Cocke,   b. Henrico Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1760 
    Mother Mary Batte,   b. 1710,   d. 4 Nov 1780  (Age 70 years) 
    Married Abt 1729  Charles City, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1920  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Macy Maclin,   b. Brunswick Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Alexander Cocke,   b. Dec 1772,   d. Feb 1854, Rutledge, Grainger Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years)
     2. Maria Jane Cocke
     3. Sarah Jane Cocke,   b. 1785,   d. Between 1850 and 1866  (Age 65 years)
     4. Thomas Cocke,   b. 1785,   d. 1861  (Age 76 years)
     5. Sterling Cocke,   b. 15 Jun 1789,   d. 12 Aug 1859  (Age 70 years)
     6. Elizabeth Cocke,   b. May 1792,   d. 30 Jun 1866  (Age ~ 74 years)
     7. Rebecca Cocke,   d. 1821
     8. Stephen Cocke,   b. 1800,   d. Abt 1860  (Age 60 years)
    Last Modified 22 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F2093  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Kesiah,   b. 1768,   d. 1820  (Age 52 years) 
    Last Modified 22 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F2094  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Aug 1828 - Columbus, Lowndes Co., Mississippi Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • William Cocke studied law and about 1774 moved to the Holstonsettlements in East Tennessee, where as captain of the militia hehelped to guard the frontiers during Dunmore's War and in 1775followed Daniel Boone to Kentucky where he was a member of the houseof delegates of the Transylvania Colony. During the RevolutionaryWar, he founght Indians and Tories. In 1777-78 he representedWasington Co. in the Virginia House of Delegates and in 1778 wassubsequently a member of the North Carolina legislature. A leader inthe movement to establish the State of Franklin in East Tennessee,1784-88, he helped form its constitution and was a member of itslegislature and Brigadier General of its militia, serving on itsCouncil of State and being sent as its delegate to the United StatesCongress, although never seated and unsuccessful in presenting thememorial for the state's recognition.

  • Sources 
    1. [S451] Adventurers of Purse and Person, Vol. 1.


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