Descendants of William Cocke

Generation No. 1

1.  WILLIAM1 COCKE  (ABRAHAMA, STEPHENB, THOMASC, RICHARDD, JOHNE, WILLIAMF, JOHNG) was born September 6, 1747 in Amelia, VA, and died August 22, 1828 in Columbus, Mississippi.  He married (1) MARY MACLIN March 24, 1772 in Brunswick County, VA1, daughter of WILLIAM MACLIN and SARAH CLACK.  She was born January 16, 1757, and died Aft. 1810 in Mooresburg, TN.  He married (2) GRIZEL KISSIAH SIMS Aft. 1810.  She was born ABT  1758, and died 1820.

For more information about William Cocke's ancestors, see the Ancestors of William Cocke Genealogy Report.

Notes for WILLIAM COCKE:

     "COCKE, William, (father of John Cocke and grandfather of William Michael Cocke), a Senator from Tennessee; born in Amelia County, Va., in 1748; pursued preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; in company with Daniel Boone explored the territory of eastern Tennessee and western Kentucky; successfully led four companies of Virginians against hostile Indians in 1776 in Tennessee; member, Virginia house of burgesses and a colonel of militia; moved to Tennessee in 1776; member of the State constitutional convention in 1796; upon the admission of Tennessee as a State into the Union was elected to the United States Senate and served from August 2, 1796, to March 3, 1797; was appointed his own successor, as there had been no election by the legislature, and served under this appointment from April 22, 1797, to September 26, 1797, when a successor was elected; again elected to the United States Senate as a Republican and served from March 4, 1799, to March 3, 1805; appointed judge of the first circuit in 1809; moved to Mississippi, and was elected to the Mississippi legislature in 1813; served under Gen. Andrew Jackson in the War of 1812; was appointed by President James Madison as Indian agent for the Chickasaw Nation in 1814; died in Columbus, Miss., on August 22, 1828 and interred in that city."

[Source:  Biographical Data of the United States Congress, Retrieved July 7, 2002 from http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C000572]

     "William Cocke studied law before moving to Washington County, Virginia, in 1769.  After serving in Dunmore's War, he went to Kentucky with the party that settled Boonesborough.  He returned to the Watauga settlement and participated in the Cherokee Campaign, but was accused of cowardice and suspended from office.  In 1777, however, he was sent to the Virginia Assembly.  During 1780 he was an ensign (or captain) and was in the battle at Kings Mountain.  He was also in the battles at Long Island Flats and Fort Thicketty.  When the state of Franklin was created, he was sent to Washington on its behalf.  Next, he was made brigadier-general in the militia of Tennessee and in 1796 was one of the state's first elected federal senators.  He was reelected in 1799.  In 1809 he was a circuit judge for Tennessee and was later a member of the state legislature.  In 1812 he moved to Columbus, Mississippi, and upon the outbreak of the War of 1812 he volunteered as a private.  Cocke was appointed Cherokee Indian Agent in 1814.  His son, John Ellis Cocke, married Sarah Stratton."

[Source:  Moss, Bobby Gilmer.  The Patriots at Kings Mountain.  Blacksburg, SC: Scotia-Hibernia Press, 1990, p. 50-51.]

From the records of Friendship Cemetery:

Cocke, William "General"
b. 09-06-1747
d. 08-22-1828
Aged-81 years old
(Capt. in the Revolutionary War of 1776 & served in the war of 1812-
Soldier, Pioneer, Senator & Statesman)

Cocke, Kissiah
wife of William Cocke & the widow of Parish Sims
b. no date
d. 1820
Aged-52 years old

More About WILLIAM COCKE:

Burial: Friendship Cemetery, Columbus, Miss -- see pictures of William Cocke's grave

See also:

    William Cocke and the Lost State of Franklin

    The Cocke Family of Virginia  

     William Cocke, the Orator

More About MARY MACLIN:

Cemetery: Berry Farm Cemetery, Mooresburg (now under water)

Notes for GRIZEL KISSIAH:

Parish Sims, first husband of Grizel Kissiah, made his will November 26, 1807, and died within a few months.  His will, recorded in 1812, in Lincoln County (later destroyed by fire), named his wife Grizel as inheriter of all his estate for the sole purpose of supporting and raising his children during her lifetime, "and in the case of her marriage or death, leave my estate to be equally divided among my children".

In September of 1810, a petition was sent to President Madison, and one of its signers was Grizell Sims, widow of Parish.  Parish's mother Elizabeth also signed the petition.  This petition asked the President not to allow the removal of the settlers even though their purchase of the land from the Cherokees was in dispute by the Chickasaws.  This "trouble with the Indians" is significant in that it may be how widow Grizel Sims, referred to in some records as Kissiah Sims, came to meet and know William Cocke, who was later appointed as the Agent for the Chickasaw Indians.  It is thought that her maiden name was Kissiah, a family name in North Carolina and Virginia.

More About GRIZEL KISSIAH:

    Burial: Friendship Cemetery, Columbus, Miss

Children of WILLIAM COCKE and MARY MACLIN are:

2.                i.       MAJ. GEN. JOHN ALEXANDER2 COCKE, b. December 7, 1772, Brunswick County, VA; d. February 16, 1854, Rutledge, Grainger County, TN.

3.               ii.       MARTHA "MARY" JANE COCKE, b. ABT  1774, TN.

4.              iii.       SARAH COCKE, b. ABT  1785; d. 1866.

5.              iv.       THOMAS COCKE, b. March 1787; d. 1861.

6.               v.       JUDGE/CAPT. STERLING COCKE, b. June 15, 1789, Hawkins County, TN; d. August 12, 1859, Mississippi.

7.              vi.       ELIZABETH COCKE, b. May 1792; d. June 30, 1866.

                vii.       REBECCA COCKE, b. 1798; d. January 21, 1822; m. JOHN BROWN; b. Unknown, Ireland; d. Unknown.

8.            viii.       STEPHEN COCKE, b. 1800; d. 1860.

 

Generation No. 2

2.  MAJ. GEN. JOHN ALEXANDER2 COCKE (WILLIAM1) was born December 7, 1772 in Brunswick County, VA, and died February 16, 1854 in Rutledge, Grainger County, TN.  He married SARAH STRATTON 1794, daughter of STEPHEN COCKE and AMY JONES.  She was born 1774, and died July 13, 1853.

Notes for MAJ. GEN. JOHN ALEXANDER COCKE:

Maj. Gen. John Cocke (War of 1812) was one of the founders of the School for the Deaf and Dumb in Knoxville, TN, which is now a State institution -- Family Chronicle & Kinship Book by Octavia Bond, p. 455 and 470.

   He was a prominent officer in the State militia.  In the War of 1812 he held with distinction a commission as Major General.  In 1819 he was elected to the Congress of the United States, where he served four terms, representing the Second Congressional District of Tennessee.  From the best information obtainable General John Cocke married Miss Louisa King, who was probably a daughter of Hon. Thomas King, who was prominent in the public affairs of early East Tennessee.  He was appointed Collector of Washington District by the North Carolina Assembly of 1788.  He was a representative from Hawkins County in that Assembly and in the Convention of 1788.

   Their grandson, Walter Cocke, was a lawyer possessed of a scintillating intellect that dazzled the Knoxville bar.  His brother, Dr. James Cocke, although totally blind, won honors as a surgeon and physician.  He lived in the latter part of his life in Baltimore.  Their sister, Miss Miriam Cocke, has come into prominence as a prize-winning playwright and poetess.

   Ella Cocke, granddaughter of General John Cocke, married Overton Lea of Nashville, grandson of the eminent Judge John Overton, who was the early friend and law partner of Andrew Jackson.  Overton Lea was the son of Judge John M. Lea, one of the most deeply revered men of his generation, respected and beloved for his integrity, his learning and his broadly humanitarian ideals.  His wife was the daughter of Judge John Overton, the fides achates of General Jackson.  United States Senator Luke Lea of Nashville is a son of Mrs. Ella (Cocke) Lea and her husband, Overton Lea.  As a brilliant leader of the Democratic party he was a candidate for Governor of Tennessee.  He is the proprietor of the Tennessean and American, the foremost evening paper of the capital city.  By his marriage with Miss Mary Louise Warner of Nashville he united two of Tennessee's most prominent families.  Senator Luke Lea held a commission as Colonel in the World War, where he served with distinction.

   Laura Cocke, the sister of Mrs. Ella (Cocke) Lea, married the gallant Colonel Hal Gillespie, C. S. A.  Her descendants are given in this family chronicle under Issue of Mrs. Eliza M. Carter and her husband, George T. Gillespie.  "Lealand", the historic home of the Leas of Nashville, was founded by Judge John M. Lea.

[source: Family Chronicle & Kinship Book by Octavia Bond, pp. 468-469].

More About MAJ. GEN. JOHN ALEXANDER COCKE:

    Burial: Methodist Church Cem., Rutledge, TN

Children of JOHN COCKE and SARAH STRATTON are:

9.                i.       WILLIAM ELLIS3 COCKE, b. September 25, 1795, TN; d. November 29, 1868.

                  ii.       MARY JANE COCKE, b. 1797, TN; d. December 18, 1840.

                 iii.       SARAH MACLIN COCKE, b. January 13, 1801, TN; d. April 19, 1829.

                 iv.       ELIZA AMY COCKE, b. April 22, 1803, TN; d. March 20, 1835.

10.             v.       JAMES RICHARD COCKE, b. 1805, TN; d. July 22, 1840.

                 vi.       THOMAS STRATTON COCKE, b. 1807, TN; d. October 27, 1829; m. JULIA HARLE.

                vii.       PLEASANT STERLING COCKE, b. 1809, TN; d. 1836.

11.          viii.       FREDERICK BIRD SMITH COCKE, b. February 13, 1813, Rutledge, Grainger County, TN; d. April 28, 1903, Center Point, Kerr County, TX.

12.             ix.       STEPHEN COCKE, b. 1815.

 

3.  MARTHA "MARY" JANE2 COCKE (WILLIAM1) was born ABT  1774 in TN.  She married NATHANIEL BUCKINGHAM.  He was born Unknown, and died Unknown.

Child of MARTHA COCKE and NATHANIEL BUCKINGHAM is:

                   i.       STEPHEN H.3 BUCKINGHAM, b. Unknown; d. Unknown; m. MARY COCKE, Unknown; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

 

4.  SARAH2 COCKE (WILLIAM1) was born ABT  1785, and died 1866.  She married JOSEPH M. ANDERSON, son of JOACIM OR JOHEIL ANDERSON.  He was born Unknown, and died Unknown.

Children of SARAH COCKE and JOSEPH ANDERSON are:

13.              i.       REBECCA3 ANDERSON, b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

                  ii.       STEPHEN ANDERSON, b. Unknown.

                 iii.       AMANDA ANDERSON, b. Unknown; m. SAMUEL BUNCH; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

Notes for SAMUEL BUNCH:

Colonel Samuel Bunch (War 1812), the husband of Mrs. Amanda (Anderson) Bunch, was specially commended for gallantry in the battle of the Horseshoe by General Andrew Jackson in his report of the battle to Governor Willie Blount.  Colonel bunch was in General Dougherty's brigade.  He was a member of the Congress of the United States.

[source:  "Family Chronicle and Kinship Book" by Octavia Bond, p. 470]

14.            iv.    DR. WILLIAM INSLEE ANDERSON, b. Unknown.

                  v.       HOPKINS ANDERSON, b. Unknown.

Notes for HOPKINS ANDERSON:

Hopkins Anderson is spoken of by Governor A. A. Taylor as "one of the finest men of Tennessee".

[source:  "Family Chronicle and Kinship Book" by Octavia Bond, p. 470]

 

5.  THOMAS2 COCKE (WILLIAM1) was born March 17872, and died 1861.  He married (1) HARRIET HEARLE October 27, 1829 in Jefferson Co., TN2.  She was born Unknown2, and died Bef. September 1847.  He married (2) LUCINDA CREED3 September 25, 1847 in Hawkins Co., TN3.  She was born ABT  18054, and died 1878.

Notes for THOMAS COCKE:

It is important to note here that there are many errors contained in Octavia Bond's "Family Chronicle and Kinship Book" in her accounting of Thomas Cocke's descendants on page 455.  Unfortunately, her errors have proliferated, so with the following, I offer a corrected version.  Specifically, Bond says that Walter Karr married Lizzie Read, daughter of Mary (Cocke) Read (see #15 below), and that their daughter Lucy married Briscoe Thompson of Russellville; however, this is not accurate.  Walter Karr married Ettie Meek, daughter of Lucy (Moore) Meek (see #26 below), who in turn was the daughter of Narcisse Marjianna (Cocke) Moore.  It was Walter and Ettie's daughter Lucy who married Briscoe Thomason (note the spelling difference) of Russellville, Hamblen Co., TN.  -- Carole Thomason

For more information about the Karr family, see the John Karr Genealogy Report.

For more information about the Meek family, see the John Meek Genealogy Report.

For more information about the Thomason family, see the James Thomason Genealogy Report.

1850 census Hawkins Co., TN, District No. 12, household 25,25:
     Thomas Cocke, age 62 M, farmer, $10,000, TN
     Lucinda, age 46 F
     Noah, age 25 M, laborer
     James Shorting?, age 25 M, laborer 

his daughter Margianna lived next door in household 26,26:
     George Moore, age 27 M, farmer
     Margiana, age 18 F
     Mary, age 3 F
     Lucinda, age 1 F

his daughter Mary lived in household 22,22:
     Thomas Read, age 27 M, farmer, TN
     Mary, age 24 F
     Caroline, age 6 F
     Viola, age 4 F
     Lucinda, age 10/12 F

1860 census Hawkins Co., TN, District No. 12, household 1110,1096:
     Thomas Cocke, age 73 M, farmer, $24,000, $7,000, TN
     Lucinda, age 55 F
     Thomas Thacker, age 23 M, F.L. (farm laborer)
     Eli Thacker, age 21 M, "

his daughter Margianna lived nearby in household 1108,1094:
     George W. Moore, age 38 M, farmer, $1,800, $18,500, TN
     Marjanna, age 29, F
     Lucinda, age 10 F
     S. C. Moore, age 9 M 

in between them, lived William S. Creed, relation not yet known, household 1109,1095:
     William S. Creed, age 36 M, farmer, $2,700, $10,000
     Tabitha, age 38 F
     Robert, age 17 M
     John, age 11 M)

According to TVA records of the Reinterment program in 1941 when creating Cherokee Lake, the graves of Thomas Cocke and Lucinda Cocke were moved to the Livingston Cemetery (R-46) in Grainger Co., TN.  Grainger County cemetery records verify the existence of their graves in the Livingston Cemetery, giving the year of death and age at death (Thomas:  1861, 75 years of age; Lucinda: 1878, 70 years of age).

More About THOMAS COCKE:

    Burial: Removed from Cocke Cem. to Livingston Cem. on Livingston Road, Grainger Co., TN

Notes for LUCINDA CREED:

Statement to refute the claims made that Lucinda Creed Cocke was also married to two other men:

There exists a marriage record of Lucinda Stubblefield marrying William C. N. Creed on January 8, 1816 in Hawkins Co., TN; however, I do not think it could have been this Lucinda, as she would have been only about 11 years old at the time.  Furthermore, there is no record of Lucinda marrying Wilson Howry -- he married Eliza Bradshaw on April 12, 1855.  Lucinda was buried beside of Thomas Cocke in the Cocke family cemetery.  Their graves were moved to the Livingston Cemetery on May 16, 1941.

More About LUCINDA CREED:

    Burial: Livingston Cem., Livingston Road, Grainger Co., TN

Children of THOMAS COCKE and HARRIET HEARLE are:

15.              i.       MARY ANN3 COCKE, b. March 21, 1826, Grainger Co., TN; d. January 24, 1897.

16.             ii.       NARCISSE MARGIANA "MARGANER" COCKE, b. June 12, 1830; d. 1905.

 

6.  JUDGE/CAPT. STERLING2 COCKE (WILLIAM1) was born June 15, 1789 in Hawkins County, TN, and died August 12, 1859 in Mississippi.  He married (1) ELIZA T. MASENGILL 1814 in Grainger Co., TN, daughter of MICHAEL MASENGILL.  She was born Unknown, and died Unknown.  He married (2) CAROLINE F. JONES5 1818 in Springfield, KY.  She was born February 17, 1797, and died November 1, 1857.

Notes for JUDGE/CAPT. STERLING COCKE:

"The first lawyer of prominence in Hawkins County was William Cocke, who is mentioned elsewhere. He had two or three sons, who also became lawyers. One of them, John Cocke, located in Grainer county; another, Sterling Cocke, remained in Hawkins County. He was admitted to practice in 1812, and six years later was made attorney-general, in which position he continued for many years. He was not looked upon as a lawyer of great ability, but was a man of strict integrity and of pleasing manners." -- Goodspeed's History of Hawkins County

Represented Grainger County in Tennessee Legislature in 1815 and state senate in 1817; was solicitor General 3rd TN District 1817-35.  Removed to Miss.; chancellor of Miss.

More About JUDGE/CAPT. STERLING COCKE:

    Burial: Cocke Cem., Hawkins County, TN

More About CAROLINE F. JONES:

    Burial: Cocke Cem., Hawkins County, TN

Children of STERLING COCKE and ELIZA MASENGILL are:

17.              i.       WILLIAM MICHAEL3 COCKE, SR., b. 1815.

18.             ii.       JOHN H. COCKE.

Children of STERLING COCKE and CAROLINE JONES are:

                 iii.       RICHARD JONES3 COCKE, b. Unknown; d. Unknown; m. ELIZA ANN KING, Unknown; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

                 iv.       JOHN S. COCKE, b. Unknown; d. Unknown; m. MARY MOORE, Unknown; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

                  v.       MARY COCKE, b. Unknown; d. Unknown; m. STEPHEN H. BUCKINGHAM, Unknown; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

                 vi.       CAROLINE COCKE, b. Unknown; d. Unknown; m. COL. JAMES K. SIMPSON, Unknown; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

                vii.       SARAH MUSIDORA COCKE, b. Unknown; d. Unknown; m. J. H. CARRIGER, Unknown; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

 

7.  ELIZABETH2 COCKE (WILLIAM1) was born May 1792, and died June 30, 1866.  She married JUDGE JOHN FINLEY JACK, son of PATRICK JACK and MARTHA FINLEY.  He was born ABT  1766 in PA, and died June 22, 1829 in Garrett Family Cem., Bean Station, Grainger Co., TN.

Notes for ELIZABETH COCKE:

C.L. Hunter in "Sketches of Western North Carolina"....says:  "Judge John F. Jack married Elizabeth, the youngest daughter of General William Cocke, previously mentioned, who was a Captain in the Revolutionary War," etc.  Speaking of Judge John F. Jack, he continues: "He was a profound lawyer, a judge of great purity of character, of remarkable discrimination and integrity of purpose, evinced through a long, useful and honorable life . . . Few persons in the early history of East Tennessee were held in as great estimation and filled with universal acceptance as many important positions of public trust as Judge John F. Jack.  

The county seat of Campbell County, Jacksboro, was named in his honor and his descendants should hold in cherished remembrance his purity of life and unsullied integrity of character . . . . His father, Colonel Patrick jack, a brave and meritorious officer under the Colonial Government and during the Revolution, was the son of Charles Jack who lived near Chambersburg, PA., and was probably the brother of Patrick Jack of Charlottesville, NC.  He commanded a company of rangers under Generals Braddock and Washington in the Indian and French War of 1755.  He also commanded a regiment and participated actively in the Revolutionary War.  He was one of the three persons who survived the massacre in Fort Loudon on the Tennessee River in 1760 . . . 

He had three children, Mary, Jane and John Finley Jack.  John was educated at Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA.  He studied law and emigrated to Knoxville, then the capital of Tennessee, where he soon acquired eminence and a lucrative practice in his profession.  He afterwards removed to Rutledge, in Grainger County, East Tennessee, where he associated himself in the same profession with his brother-in-law, the late General John Cocke, a son of General William Cocke, one of the distinguished characters in the early history of Tennessee."  Mr. Hunter says further: "The family of Judge John F. Jack consisted of eight children, of whom at the present time (1876) only four are living, viz:  Martha Maria (Mrs. Dr. Rhoton) of Morristown, East Tennessee; William Pinkney Jack of Russellville, Ala.; John Jack of West Point, Miss., both eminent and worthy lawyers in their respective locations, and Sarah Ann (Mrs. Dr. Carriger) of Morristown, Tenn."

In stating that Elizabeth Cocke, daughter of Mrs. Sarah [Mary] (Maclin) Cocke and her husband, Gen. William Cocke, married Judge John Finley Jack, C.A. Hunter, the author of "Sketches of Western North Carolina", is presumably correct, though he differs from Major A.H. Dougherty of Russellville, Tenn., who thinks her husband was the Captain James Jack who carried the news of the Mecklinburg Declaration of Independence to the Continental Congress then sitting at Philadelphia.  Captain James Jack was the son of Col. Patrick Jack of Charlottesville, NC, and was a cousin of Judge John Finley Jack, son of Colonel Patrick Jack of Pennsylvania.

[source:  "Family Chronicle and Kinship Book" by Octavia Bond, p. 472-3]

More About ELIZABETH COCKE:

    Burial: Garrett Family Cem., Bean Station, Grainger Co., TN

Children of ELIZABETH COCKE and JOHN JACK are:

                   i.       MARTHA MARIAH3 JACK, b. Unknown; m. DR. RHOTON.

Notes for MARTHA MARIAH JACK:

    Resided in Morristown, TN.

                  ii.       WILLIAM PINKNEY JACK, b. Unknown.

Notes for WILLIAM PINKNEY JACK:

    Resided in Russellville, Alabama.

                 iii.       JOHN JACK, b. Unknown.

Notes for JOHN JACK:

    Resided in West Point, Mississippi.

                 iv.       SARAH ANN JACK, b. Unknown; m. DR. CARRIGER; b. Unknown.

Notes for SARAH ANN JACK:

    Resided in Morristown, TN.

 

8.  STEPHEN2 COCKE (WILLIAM1) was born 1800, and died 1860.  He married WILLING.  She was born in Mississippi.

Notes for STEPHEN COCKE:

From "Memoirs of Mississippi", p. 563:

"In 1816 [or 1818], when Stephen Cocke was yet a boy, his parents moved to Columbus, Miss., where the father [William Cocke] had been sent as an agent of the government to the Chocktaw Indians, and here, later, Stephen Cocke served in the capacity of a clerk under the agency of his father.  His education was necessarily limited, but upon arriving at manhood, he was elected clerk of the circuit court of his county, and while thus engaged began the study of law.  In 1834 he became a member of the [state] legislature [for the counties of Monroe, Lowndes, and Rankin), and distinguished himself for his advocacy of the formation of the new counties out of the Choctaw and Chickasaw sessions.  In 1845 he was elected chancellor the state, which position he held for a term of six years.  He possessed no particular distinction as a lawyer or as a judge, but is remembered particularly in his efforts in behalf of the admission of the new counties spoken of.

Child of STEPHEN COCKE and WILLING is:

                   i.       HOPKINS BUCKINGHAM3 COCKE, b. Unknown.

 

Generation No. 3

9.  WILLIAM ELLIS3 COCKE (JOHN ALEXANDER2, WILLIAM1) was born September 25, 1795 in TN, and died November 29, 1868.  He married MARGARET ROGERS. 

Children of WILLIAM COCKE and MARGARET ROGERS are:

                   i.       JOSEPH4 COCKE, b. Unknown.

19.             ii.       JOHN COCKE, b. Unknown.

                 iii.       WILLIAM ELLIS COCKE, b. Unknown; m. KATE ASHBY; b. Culpepper, VA.

                 iv.       JAMES RICHARD COCKE, b. Unknown; m. (1) BEATTY; b. Murfreesboro, TN; m. (2) O'DE NEAL; b. Mississippi.

20.             v.       STEPHEN MARCUS COCKE, b. Unknown.

 

10.  JAMES RICHARD3 COCKE (JOHN ALEXANDER2, WILLIAM1) was born 1805 in TN, and died July 22, 1840.  He married (1) ALICE HAGAN.    He married (2) MARGARET KING.  She was born in VA.

Children of JAMES COCKE and ALICE HAGAN are:

                   i.       JOHN JAMES4 COCKE, b. Unknown.

                  ii.       PLEASANT STERLING COCKE, b. Unknown.

Child of JAMES COCKE and MARGARET KING is:

                 iii.       ALBERT4 COCKE, b. Unknown.

 

11.  FREDERICK BIRD SMITH3 COCKE (JOHN ALEXANDER2, WILLIAM1) was born February 13, 1813 in Rutledge, Grainger County, TN, and died April 28, 1903 in Center Point, Kerr County, TX.  He married ELIZA MALVINA ROGERS October 2, 1832.  She was born March 23, 1813 in TN.

More About FREDERICK BIRD SMITH COCKE:

    Burial: Cocke Family Cem., Near Buda, Hays County, TX

Children of FREDERICK COCKE and ELIZA ROGERS are:

21.              i.       WILLIAM GABRIEL4 COCKE, b. January 13, 1842, Nashville, , Tennesse; d. December 10, 1935, Austin, , Texas.

                  ii.       JOHN A. COCKE, b. Unknown.

                 iii.       FOSTER COCKE, b. Unknown.

                 iv.       FREDERICK COCKE, b. Unknown.

                  v.       MARY ELIZA COCKE, b. Unknown.

 

12.  STEPHEN3 COCKE (JOHN ALEXANDER2, WILLIAM1) was born 1815.

Child of STEPHEN COCKE is:

                   i.       MARY4 COCKE, b. Unknown; d. 1859; m. JAMES KING, 1817.

 

13.  REBECCA3 ANDERSON (SARAH2 COCKE, WILLIAM1) was born Unknown, and died Unknown.  She married BENJAMIN SHERWOOD.  He was born Unknown in New York, and died Unknown.

Children of REBECCA ANDERSON and BENJAMIN SHERWOOD are:

22.              i.       HENRY M.4 SHERWOOD, b. Unknown.

23.             ii.       JULIA ALICE SHERWOOD, b. Unknown.

                 iii.       CLYDE SHERWOOD, b. Unknown; m. NELLIE MCFERRIN; b. New Jersey.

                 iv.    IDA SHERWOOD, b. Unknown; m. THALES BETTIS; b. Unknown.

                  v.       FLORA SHERWOOD, b. Unknown; m. FRANK DAVIS.

                 vi.       MAY SHERWOOD, b. Unknown.

 

14.  DR. WILLIAM INSLEE3 ANDERSON (SARAH2 COCKE, WILLIAM1) was born Unknown.  He married MARY WALLACE. 

Notes for DR. WILLIAM INSLEE ANDERSON:

Dr. William Inslee Anderson was the eldest of nine children.  He later in life, made his home in Maury Co., TN.  His son, Joseph, who also lived in Columbia, was a lawyer by profession, but never practiced at the bar, being a dreamer and a poet.

[source:  "Family Chronicle and Kinship Book" by Octavia Bond, p. 470]

Children of WILLIAM ANDERSON and MARY WALLACE are:

                   i.       JOSEPH4 ANDERSON, b. Unknown.

24.             ii.       SARAH HARRIET ANDERSON, b. Unknown.

 

15.  MARY ANN3 COCKE (THOMAS2, WILLIAM1) was born March 21, 1826 in Grainger Co., TN, and died January 24, 1897.  She married THOMAS RODDY READ August 29, 1842 in Grainger Co., TN, son of GEORGE REED and CHARLOTTE JARNIGAN.  He was born July 24, 1823 in Grainger Co., TN, and died January 15, 1892.

More About MARY ANN COCKE:

    Burial: Bethesda Cem., Hamblen Co., TN

Notes for THOMAS RODDY READ:

1850 census Hawkins Co., TN, District No. 12, household 22,22:
Thomas Read, age 27 M, farmer, TN
Mary, age 24 F
Caroline, age 6 F
Viola, age 4 F
Lucinda, age 10/12 F

1860 census Grainger Co., TN, p. 427b (District 3, Rutledge PO, page 49, household 342,342):
Thos. R. Reed, age 37 M, farmer, $50,000, $12,500, TN
Mary A., age 35 F
Caroline E., age 15 F
Viola M., age 13 F
Lucind, age 11 F
Sabastian, age 8 M
Thos. C., age 3 M
Mary M., age 3/12 F (March 1860)

More About THOMAS RODDY READ:

    Burial: Bethesda Cem., Hamblen Co., TN

Children of MARY COCKE and THOMAS READ are:

25.              i.       CAROLINE ELIZABETH4 READ, b. October 11, 1844.

                  ii.       VIOLA MARGANER READ, b. April 24, 1847; d. August 10, 1917.

More About VIOLA MARGANER READ:

    Burial: Bethesda Cem., Hamblen Co., TN

                 iii.       LUCINDA ADELAIDE READ, b. October 24, 1849; d. November 17, 1905.

                 iv.       SEBASTIAN CABOT READ, b. December 20, 1851; d. February 9, 1909.

More About SEBASTIAN CABOT READ:

    Burial: Bethesda Cem., Hamblen Co., TN

                  v.       GEORGE GIDEON READ, b. April 10, 1854; d. 1856.

More About GEORGE GIDEON READ:

    Burial: Bethesda Cem., Hamblen Co., TN

                 vi.       THOMAS RODDY READ, b. 1857; d. 1930; m. UNNAMED; b. Unknown; d. Bef. 19006.

Notes for THOMAS RODDY READ:

    In 1900, he lived 2 doors from Lucy Meek (Hawkins Co., TN, p. 191a), born in Apr 1857, age 43, widowed, farmer.

More About THOMAS RODDY READ:

    Burial: Bethesda Cem., Hamblen Co., TN

                vii.       MARY MYRTLE READ, b. April 15, 1860; d. 1861.

More About MARY MYRTLE READ:

    Burial: Bethesda Cem., Hamblen Co., TN

               viii.       MINNIE LORENA READ, b. February 22, 1865; d. February 19, 1938.

                  ix.       OLIVIA GERTRUDE READ, b. August 19, 1867; d. January 29, 1931.

More About OLIVIA GERTRUDE READ:

    Burial: Bethesda Cem., Hamblen Co., TN

                   x.       WILEY OSCAR READ, b. November 14, 1871; d. April 27, 1939.

More About WILEY OSCAR READ:

Burial: Bethesda Cem., Hamblen Co., TN  

 

16.  NARCISSE MARGIANA "MARGANER"3 COCKE (THOMAS2, WILLIAM1) was born June 12, 1830, and died 1905.  She married (1) GEORGE WILLIAMS MOORE March 10, 18467, son of JOHN MOORE and ELIZABETH WILLIAMS.  He was born March 21, 1823 in Hawkins Co., Tennessee8, and died Aft. 1870 in Hawkins Co., Tennessee9.  She married (2) BOB CAPPS August 31, 1876.  He was born ABT  1851, and died Unknown.

Notes for NARCISSE MARGIANA "MARGANER" COCKE:

1850 census Hawkins Co., TN, District No. 12, household 26,26:
George Moore, age 27 M, farmer
Margiana, age 18 F
Mary, age 3 F
Lucinda, age 1 F 

1860 census Hawkins Co., TN, District No. 12, household 1108,1094:
George W. Moore, age 38 M, farmer, $1,800, $18,500, TN
Marjanna, age 29, F
Lucinda, age 10 F
T. C. Moore, age 9 M 

1870 census Hawkins Co., TN, District No. 12, Mooresburg PO, page 17, household 111,111:
Moore, George W., age 48 M, farmer, $5,000, $1,260, TN
Margiana, age 40 F, keeping house
Lucinda M., age 20 F
Thomas, age 18 M, working on farm
Regina, age 10 F

In the 1880 census (Hawkins Co., TN, p. 353a), she is listed as the wife of Bob Caps.  Also living in the household is stepson Thomas Moore, age 28.  Bob's age is given as 29:
Bob Caps, age 29 M, working on farm
Margania Caps, wife, age 49 F, keeping house
Thomas More, stepson, age 28 M, working on farm
James Ceifas, other, age 16 M, working on farm
Jessee Shorter, other, age 37 M, working on farm
Gabe Shorter, other, age 19 M, working on farm
Jessa Shorter, other, age 15 M, working on farm

In the 1900 census (Hawkins Co., TN, 12th District South of Stage Road, page 4B, household 72,72), she is living between son Thomas C. Moore and daughter Lucy Meek:
Capps, Margannar, June 1830, age 69 F, Widowed, farmer, owned, free (not mortgaged)

In 1900 (Hawkins Co., p. 182a), there is a Geo. W. Moore, age 78 (March 1822), married for 20 years to Amanda, age 57 (Jan 1843).

More about NARCISSE MARGIANA "MARGANER" COCKE:

     She was originally buried in the Cocke Family Cemetery, which was presumably on the Mulberry Grove farm.  According to TVA records, her grave was moved to the Deane Cemetery in 1941, to make way for Cherokee Lake.

Notes for BOB CAPPS:

In 1900, there is a 47-year-old (May, 1853) Robert C. Capps living in Knox Co., TN (p. 43a), married for one year to Mary, age 27 (May, 1873).  Also in the household is his 73-year-old (Aug, 1826) father-in-law William W. Williams, who was born in VA.

Children of NARCISSE COCKE and GEORGE MOORE are:

                   i.       MARY4 MOORE, b. 184710.

26.             ii.       LUCY MALISSIA MOORE, b. August 24, 1849, Mooresburg, Hawkins Co., Tennessee; d. August 5, 1921.

27.            iii.       THOMAS COCKE MOORE, b. August 6, 1851; d. 1933, Hawkins Co., Tennessee.

28.            iv.       REGINA MOORE, b. September 1860; d. January 15, 1943.

 

17.  WILLIAM MICHAEL3 COCKE, SR. (STERLING2, WILLIAM1) was born 1815.

Notes for WILLIAM MICHAEL COCKE, SR.:

Hon. William Michael Cocke, son of Judge Sterling Cocke, was a distinguished member of the Tennessee Legislature and a member of the National Congress.  He died in Nashville.

[source:  "Family Chronicle and Kinship Book" by Octavia Bond, p. 470]

Child of WILLIAM MICHAEL COCKE, SR. is:

29.              i.       WILLIAM MICHAEL4 COCKE, JR..

 

18.  JOHN H.3 COCKE (STERLING2, WILLIAM1)

Notes for JOHN H. COCKE:

Hon. John H. Cocke, son of Judge Sterling Cocke, was a member of the Tennessee Legislature and was Clerk of the Senate in 1843.  His father, Judge Sterling Cocke, had been a State Senator in 1817 (Miller's Official Manual, p. 203).  John Cocke, Jr., was again Clerk of the Senate in 1847.  Later he was a member of Congress.  (Miller's Manual, p. 217.)  He had the misfortune to lose a leg when he was a boy by falling from a tree.

[source:  "Family Chronicle and Kinship Book" by Octavia Bond, p. 469-470]

Child of JOHN H. COCKE is:

                   i.       JOHN H.4 COCKE, JR., b. Unknown.

 

Generation No. 4

19.  JOHN4 COCKE (WILLIAM ELLIS3, JOHN ALEXANDER2, WILLIAM1) was born Unknown.  He married LAVINA KING. 

Children of JOHN COCKE and LAVINA KING are:

                   i.       JOHN5 COCKE, b. Unknown.

                  ii.       LAURA COCKE, b. Unknown; m. COL. HAL GILLESPIE.

30.            iii.       ELLA COCKE, b. Unknown.

 

20.  STEPHEN MARCUS4 COCKE (WILLIAM ELLIS3, JOHN ALEXANDER2, WILLIAM1) was born Unknown.  He married MARY FAIN.  She was born in Dandridge, TN.

Child of STEPHEN COCKE and MARY FAIN is:

                   i.       SARAH FRANCES5 COCKE, b. Unknown.

 

21.  WILLIAM GABRIEL4 COCKE (FREDERICK BIRD SMITH3, JOHN ALEXANDER2, WILLIAM1) was born January 13, 1842 in Nashville, , Tennesse, and died December 10, 1935 in Austin, , Texas.  He married VANILLA PRICE RIDLEY December 12, 1867 in Center Point, , Texas.  She was born August 7, 1851 in Center Point, , Texas, and died December 15, 1924.

Children of WILLIAM COCKE and VANILLA RIDLEY are:

                   i.       FREDERICK FRANCIS5 COCKE, b. November 25, 1868.

                  ii.       BERTHA MAY COCKE, b. April 3, 1871.

                 iii.       WILLIAM ALEXANDER COCKE, b. September 24, 1874, Nuecestown, Nueces County, TX; d. 1906, Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark.

More About WILLIAM ALEXANDER COCKE:

    Burial: Little Rock, Ark

                 iv.       VANILLA EVA COCKE, b. August 7, 1879.

                  v.       FLAVIUS ALTON COCKE, b. April 21, 1882.

                 vi.       MARY ADDIE COCKE, b. July 21, 1884.

                vii.       VERA CAUDETTE COCKE, b. May 9, 1887.

               viii.       SARAH AMELIA COCKE, b. April 17, 1890.

                  ix.       EDITH HADASSAH COCKE, b. October 15, 1893.

 

22.  HENRY M.4 SHERWOOD (REBECCA3 ANDERSON, SARAH2 COCKE, WILLIAM1) was born Unknown.  He married LYDIA FISHER.  She was born in Morristown, Hamblen Co., TN.

Children of HENRY SHERWOOD and LYDIA FISHER are:

                   i.       CLARA5 SHERWOOD, b. Unknown.

                  ii.       MABEL SHERWOOD, b. Unknown; m. JOHN KING.

More About JOHN KING:

    Occupation: Attorney

 

23.  JULIA ALICE4 SHERWOOD (REBECCA3 ANDERSON, SARAH2 COCKE, WILLIAM1) was born Unknown.  She married J. D. HAYES.  He was born Unknown in Russellville, Hamblen Co., TN.

Children of JULIA SHERWOOD and J. HAYES are:

31.              i.       OLLIE L.5 HAYS, b. 1883, TN; d. 1958.

                  ii.       WILL D. HAYS, b. Unknown; m. CHARLOTTE HUBBLE; b. NY.

                 iii.       RAYMOND HAYS, b. Unknown; m. GEORGIA TUTTLE; b. Unknown.

                 iv.       JESSIE HAYS, b. Unknown.

                  v.       ETHEL HAYS, b. Unknown.

 

24.  SARAH HARRIET4 ANDERSON (WILLIAM INSLEE3, SARAH2 COCKE, WILLIAM1) was born Unknown.  She married REV. CALVIN MEADE FRIERSON.  He was born Unknown, and died Unknown.

Child of SARAH ANDERSON and CALVIN FRIERSON is:

32.              i.       CALVIN MEADE5 FRIERSON, JR., b. Unknown.

 

25.  CAROLINE ELIZABETH4 READ (MARY ANN3 COCKE, THOMAS2, WILLIAM1) was born October 11, 1844.  She married SAMUEL JAMES November 6, 1866 in Grainger Co., TN.  He was born ABT  1840.

More About SAMUEL JAMES:

    Burial: Sutherland Cem., Hamblen Co., TN

Child of CAROLINE READ and SAMUEL JAMES is:

33.              i.       THOMAS READ5 JAMES, b. June 7, 1868; d. April 5, 1960, Morristown, Hamblen Co., TN.

 

26.  LUCY MALISSIA4 MOORE (NARCISSE MARGIANA "MARGANER"3 COCKE, THOMAS2, WILLIAM1) was born August 24, 1849 in Mooresburg, Hawkins Co., Tennessee11, and died August 5, 192112.  She married ROBERT JOSEPH MEEK December 6, 1870 in Hawkins Co., TN13, son of WILLIAM MEEK and ALICE TAYLOR.  He was born April 30, 1846 in Grainger Co., TN14, and died May 4, 1891 in Hamblen Co., TN.

For more information about the Meek family, see the John Meek Genealogy Report.

For more information about the Taylor family, see the James Taylor Genealogy Report.

See also Lucy Malissia Moore Meek's Widow's Pension Application

Notes for LUCY MALISSIA MOORE:

Lucy M. Meek is buried in the Stubblefield Cemetery (a.k.a. the Dean Cemetery) in Hawkins County, TN.  It's on a hill off Stubblefield Lane, behind a trailer.  She and her son's graves lie just inside the entrance to the cemetery.  However, I believe that this cemetery is referred to as the Dean cemetery in the 1941 TVA records of the Reinterment program when creating Cherokee Lake.  Lucy's grave, along with brother Thomas Cocke Moore and mother Margie Moore, were reportedly moved to the Dean cemetery.

1900 census Hawkins Co., TN, 12th District, South of Stage Road, page 4B, household 73,73:
Meek, Lucy, Aug 1849 age 59 F, Widowed
---, William, Aug 1876, age 23 M
---, Ettie, Aug 1878, age 21 F
---, George, Oct 1880, age 19

1910 census Hawkins Co., TN, Civil District 2, page 6A, household 107,107:
Meek, George H., age 33, farmer, renting
---, Lucy, mother, age 69, widowed 

In 1910, she filed for Widow's Indigent Pension, # 3337 which was accepted.

More About LUCY MALISSIA MOORE:

    Burial: Stubblefield Cem., Hawkins Co, TN

Notes for ROBERT JOSEPH MEEK:

R.J. Meek served in the Civil War in Tennessee's Company I 59th Mounted Infantry.  He joined in late 1864 or early 1865.  His company surrendered at Christiansburg, VA at the end of the war.  (source:  Widow's Pension Application)

1880 census Hawkins Co., TN, 3rd Civil District, page 28, household 83,83:
Meek, R.J., age 34 M, farmer, TN,TN,TN
---, L.M., age 27 F, keeping house
Ettie, age 5 F
G.H., age 3 M
Shorter, Elizabeth, age 30, servant

More About ROBERT JOSEPH MEEK:

    Burial: Meek Cem., Wyatt Village Rd., Grainger Co., TN

    Cause of death (Facts Pg): killed by runaway team of mules15

    Military service: Co. I, 59th Mounted Infantry, C.S.A.

Marriage Notes for LUCY MOORE and ROBERT MEEK:

Rev. H. E. Woodard officiated.

In Hawkins County record book 1867 - 1871, page 96.  L. R. Baker, clerk of the court.

Children of LUCY MOORE and ROBERT MEEK are:

                   i.       WILLIAM T.5 MEEK, b. October 22, 1871, Grainger County, TN; d. January 19, 1930.

                  ii.       ETTIE M. MEEK, b. March 12, 1875, Grainger County, TN; d. May 19, 1963, Hamblen Co., TN.

                 iii.       GEORGE H. "BOY" MEEK, b. 1876, Grainger County, TN; d. 1958.

For more information about the Meek family, see the John Meek Genealogy Report.

 

27.  THOMAS COCKE4 MOORE (NARCISSE MARGIANA "MARGANER"3 COCKE, THOMAS2, WILLIAM1) was born August 6, 1851, and died 1933 in Hawkins Co., Tennessee16.  He married CORNELIA "NELIA" RICHE16 February 23, 1895.  She was born ABT  1855, and died Aft. 1910.

Notes for THOMAS COCKE MOORE:

In the 1900 census (Hawkins Co., TN, 12th District South of Stage Road, page 4B, household 71,71):
Cocke, Thomas C., Aug 1850, age 49, widowed, farmer, owned, free (not mortgaged)
Charles C., son, May 1891, age 9 M
Arthur, son, Oct 1892, age 7 M
Marganar, daughter, June 1894, age 5 F

1910 census Hawkins Co., TN, Civil District 2, page 6A, household 108,108:
Moore, Thomas, age 57, married 20 years, farmer, owned, free (not mortgaged)
Nelia, wife, age 35 F, 3 children born, 3 still living
Charlie, son, age 19 M
Margia, daughter, age 14 F

Herein is a mystery -- where was Nelia in 1900, and why did Thomas say he was widowered?

Children of THOMAS MOORE and CORNELIA RICHE are:

                   i.       CHARLES5 MOORE, b. May 189117.

                  ii.       ARTHUR MOORE, b. October 189217.

                 iii.       MARGANA "MARGIA" MOORE, b. June 189417.

 

28.  REGINA4 MOORE (NARCISSE MARGIANA "MARGANER"3 COCKE, THOMAS2, WILLIAM1)18 was born September 1860, and died January 15, 1943.  She married GEORGE STUFFLE ABT  187619.  He was born February 184819, and died Unknown.

Notes for GEORGE STUFFLE:

1900 census (Hawkins Co., TN, 12th District South of Stage Road, page 4B, household 78,78):
Stuffle, George, Feb 1848, age 52 M, married 24 years, TN,TN,VA, farmer, owned, free (not mortgaged)
Regina, wife, Sept 1860, age 39, F, 9 children born, 9 still living
George W, son, May 1873, age 27
Mac L, son, June 1879, age 20
Thomas, son, July 1881, age 18
Lucy M., daughter, Sept 1884, age 15
Ida V., daughter, Oct 1886, age 13
William A., son, Apr 1889, age 10
Marganer, daughter, Feb 1894, age 6
Nancy J., daughter, Aug 1896, age 3
Loyd D., son, Apr 1899, age 1

1910 census (Hawkins Co., TN, Civil District 2, ED 108, page 6B, household 110,110):
Stuffle, George, age 59 M, married 34 years, TN,VA,VA
Reginah, wife, age 49, F, 12 children born, 10 still living
George, son, age 32
Mack, son, age 30
Thomas, son, age 27
Ida, daughter, age 23
William, son, age 19
Nancy, daughter, age 13
Hugh, son, age 11
Lenia, daughter, age 7
Roy, son, age 3
Mary, sister, age 79

Children of REGINA MOORE and GEORGE STUFFLE are:

                   i.       GEORGE W.5 STUFFLE, b. May 187819. d. unknown

                  ii.       MACK L. STUFFLE, b. June 21, 1879.  d. October 5, 1959.  m. Rachel Jenkins.

                 iii.       THOMAS STUFFLE, b. July 19, 1881.  d. December 13, 1957.

                 iv.       LUCY M. STUFFLE, b. September 6, 1884. d. October 5, 1947.  m. George Deane.

                  v.        IDA V. STUFFLE, b. October 14, 1886. d. Aril 13, 1965.  m. James M. Stubblefield.

                 vi.       WILLIAM A. STUFFLE, b. April 1890. d. unkown.

                vii.       MARGANER STUFFLE, b. February 19, 1894. d. January 27, 1910.

               viii.       NANCY J. STUFFLE, b. August 1896.  d. unknown

                  ix.       LOYD D. / HUGH STUFFLE, b. April 10, 1899. d. March 2, 1974.

                  x.       RUTH STUFFLE, b. March 13, 1901. d. June 13, 1906

                 xi.       LENIA STUFFLE, b. Abt 1903. d. unknown.

                xii.       ROY STUFFLE, b. December 26, 1905, d. April 29, 1914.

 

29.  WILLIAM MICHAEL4 COCKE, JR. (WILLIAM MICHAEL3, STERLING2, WILLIAM1)

Child of WILLIAM MICHAEL COCKE, JR. is:

                   i.    DR. EUGENE5 COCKE.

 

Generation No. 5

30.  ELLA5 COCKE (JOHN4, WILLIAM ELLIS3, JOHN ALEXANDER2, WILLIAM1) was born Unknown.  She married OVERTON LEA, son of JOHN LEA and OVERTON.  He was born in Nashville, TN.

Child of ELLA COCKE and OVERTON LEA is:

                   i.       LUKE6 LEA, b. Unknown; m. MARY LOUISE WARNER; b. Nashville, TN.

Notes for LUKE LEA:

Luke Lea was a United States Senator and was a candidate for Governor of Tennessee.  He also held a commission as Colonel in the World War [I, I presume], where he served with distinction.

 

31.  OLLIE L.5 HAYS (JULIA ALICE4 SHERWOOD, REBECCA3 ANDERSON, SARAH2 COCKE, WILLIAM1) was born 1883 in TN, and died 1958.  She married ARTHUR HARDEE "A.H." DOUGHERTY, son of ISAAC DOUGHERTY and ELIZABETH ADAMS.  He was born 1875 in NC20, and died 1958.

More About OLLIE L. HAYS:

    Burial: Bethesda Cem., Hamblen Co., TN

Notes for ARTHUR HARDEE "A.H." DOUGHERTY:

1910 census Hamblen Co., TN, p. 91a (3rd district, page 7a, household 128,131):
Dougherty, Arther H., age 32, married 1 for 0 years, NC,TN,NC, farmer, owned, mortgaged
---, Ollie, wife, age 27

1920 census Hamblen Co., p. 166a, (Civil Distr. 3, Enum Distr. 59, page 3A, Fall Creek Rd, household 48,49, taken the 8th & 9th day of January, 1920):
Dougherty, A.H., age 44, NC,TN,NC
Ollie L., age 36
James H. age 9
William J., age 8
Mary Frank, age 6
Margurett F., age 4 8/12
Bessie, age 2 7/12
Joe, age 1/12

1930 census Hamblen Co., p. 254b (Civil Distr. 6, Enum Distr. 32-10, page 4b, household 83,83):
Dougherty, A. Hardee, age 55, married 24 years
Olie L., age 47
James H., son, age 19
W. jack, son, age 18
Mary F., dau, age 16
M. Fay, dau, age 14
Bessie L., dau, age 12
Joe T., son, age 10
Thomas S., son, age 6

Major A. H. Dougherty of Russellville, Tenn., to whom I am greatly indebted for valuable data concerning the descendants of Mary Maclin and William Cocke, married Miss Ollie Hayes, the granddaughter of Rebecca Anderson (granddaughter of Gen. William Cocke), who married Ben Sherwood of New York.  Maj. Dougherty has been at pains to get accurate information concerning the family history of his wife.  Unselfish and patriotic sentiments are his by right of descent from brave, self-sacrificing ancestors of his own.  To begin with the generation nearest to him, he had eighteen uncles and great uncles, counting uncles-in-law, who fought the battles of the South in the Confederate Army.  His mother lost a brother, a brother-in-law and twelve cousins in the Confederate service.  Maj. Dougherty's father and eleven of his uncles wore the gray, two of whom gave up their lives in the sacred cause of liberty and right of self-government, fighting in self-defence against an invading army, and acting upon the principles declared by Thomas Jefferson and adopted by the entire civilized world since the great war, that any people objecting to the government under which they live have a right to withdraw from it and establish a government of their own.  Maj. Dougherty's sisters have thirty-two lines in the Daughters of the Confederacy.  His father was Isaac Dougherty, whose uncle, Colonel Dougherty, was with Andrew Jackson in the Battle of New Orleans.  His great-great-grandfather, Thomas Dougherty, and his brother, Anthony Dougherty, fought throughout the Revolutionary War under General George Washington.

On his mother's side there was her grandfather Adams, who came to America from France with Lafayette and fought for American independence till the surrender of Yorktown.  Now wishing to return to France with Lafayette, but wishing, as he said, to enjoy the liberty he had helped to bring about, and fearing to be impressed when the French fleet sailed, he hid himself in a sugar barrel on the wharf at Norfolk, from which retreat he saw the vessels weigh anchor and depart, leaving him on this side of the ocean, never again to see the seventeen brothers he had left in France.  His mother's maternal grandfather Smith (his own great-grandfather) fought through the Revolutionary War.  On the other hand, his father's maternal grandfather was a Hessina, though one in whom the stirring of the spirit of freedom was so strong that when he was taken prisoner by the Americans he joined their ranks and went to the front to fight the Indians, who were allies of the British.  Thus Maj. Dougherty is one-fourth each of French, English, German and Irish extraction, of the good fighting stock of each.  Two of these ancestors, Smith and Adams, settled in North Carolina; the other two, Dougherty and Cable, in the northern part of East Tennessee.  Maj. A. H. Dougherty was born in Western North Carolina ten years after the close of the War Between the States and removed to East Tennessee when he was a boy.  He grew up as a staunch Democrat in a Republican community, which forestalled any public career he night have chosen.  His active, capable brain found expression in lines of practical business, in manufacturing, speculating and farming, in which he was remarkably successful. At various times he was a partner in seven flourishing firms, president of three corporations and director in three others, with energy to spare for helping a weary searcher for data concerning the ancestors of his wife, Mrs. Ollie (Hayes) Dougherty.  He has even been able to recover from the loss of $200,000 during the panic that followed the war, and see his "frost-bitten aspirations" send up new and vigorous shoots.  He says it is universally claimed by the descendants of Mrs. Mary (Maclin) Cocke and her husband, Gen. William Cocke, that they are directly descended from the Princess Pocahontas, the FIRST "first lady of the land" in America.

[source:  "Family Chronicle and Kinship Book" by Octavia Bond, pages 473-474.]

More About ARTHUR HARDEE "A.H." DOUGHERTY:

    Burial: Bethesda Cem., Hamblen Co., TN

Children of OLLIE HAYS and ARTHUR DOUGHERTY are:

                   i.       JAMES H.6 DOUGHERTY, b. 1910; d. 1993.

More About JAMES H. DOUGHERTY:

    Burial: Bethesda Cem., Hamblen Co., TN

                  ii.       WILLIAM JACK DOUGHERTY, b. 1912; d. 1963.

More About WILLIAM JACK DOUGHERTY:

    Burial: Bethesda Cem., Hamblen Co., TN

                 iii.       MARY FRANK DOUGHERTY, b. ABT  1914; m. HERBIE HELMS; b. Unknown.

                 iv.       MARGURETT FAY DOUGHERTY, b. April 1915.

                  v.       BESSIE L. DOUGHERTY, b. May 1917.

                 vi.        JOE T. DOUGHERTY, b. December 1919.

                vii.       THOMAS S. DOUGHERTY, b. ABT  192421.

               viii.       SARAH DOUGHERTY, b. Unknown.

 

32.  CALVIN MEADE5 FRIERSON, JR. (SARAH HARRIET4 ANDERSON, WILLIAM INSLEE3, SARAH2 COCKE, WILLIAM1) was born Unknown.  He married KATE JONES. 

Children of CALVIN FRIERSON and KATE JONES are:

                   i.       MEADE6 FRIERSON, b. Unknown.

                  ii.       WILIAM CALVIN FRIERSON, b. Unknown.

Notes for WILIAM CALVIN FRIERSON:

Sarah Harriet Anderson, daughter of Dr. William Inslee Anderson and his wife, Mrs. Mary (Wallace) Anderson, married Rev. Calvin Meade Frierson (Presbyterian), of Columbia, TN.  He was a member of the numerous and influential family of Friersons in Maury County.

Calvin Mead Frierson, Jr., the son of Mrs. Sarah Harriet (Anderson) Frierson and her husband, Rev. Calvin Meade Frierson, has long been the efficient business manager of the Nashville & Franklin Interurban Railway.  His handsome home is on West End, Nashville.  His wife, Mrs. Kate (Jones) Frierson, belongs to a family of wealth and social importance.  Their elder son, Captain Meade Frierson, laid down his life for his country in the World War while serving with exceptional valor and distinction overseas.  On the recommendation of his men he was awarded the distinguished Service Cross for bravery in action.  Before the war he was a member of the Century Club of Columbia, TN, composed of the elite of Maury County manhood.  In front of the club house stands a granite marker placed conspicuously to honor his name by the members of the club in grateful memory of his sacrifice.

His younger brother, Lieutenant William Calvin Frierson, likewise served in France in the World War, holding a commission as First Lieutenant in the 78th Field Artillery, Sixth Division.  Lieutenant William Calvin Frierson won the Rhodes Scholarship for Tennessee and was graduated from Oxford University in England.

If, as is supposed, Joseph M. Anderson was descended from Claiborne Anderson of Virginia, who married Bettie Clack, the sister of Mrs. Sarah (Clack) Maclin, then Lieut. William Calvin Frierson is descended in two lines from Rev. James Clack, who was the earliest progenitor of the Clacks in America, coming to Virginia in 1678.

It is a reasonable that the name "Joheil" was written in place of "John" Anderson through a clerical error, and that this John Anderson, the grandfather of Dr. William Inslee Anderson, was the John Anderson mentioned by Claiborne Anderson in his will, dated December 14, 1771, as his son, to whom he bequeathed his home place in Chesterfield County, Virginia.  Claiborne Anderson was a man of consequence in his day in Colonial Virginia through his kinship to the Eppeses, the Stiths and the Randolphs, as well as the Claibornes of Virginia and Tennessee.  One of the Claibornes was appointed the first Governor of the Territory of Louisiana.  His wife, Mrs. Bettie (Clack) Anderson, was descended through her mother (so it is claimed) from the Bollings and the Princess Pocahontas.  This would appear to confirm the statement often made by Dr. William Inslee Anderson to his grandson, Mr. Meade Frierson, that he was descended from Pocahontas, John Bolling and William Macklin.  Col. Powhatan Gordon always spoke of Dr. Anderson as a blood kinsman.

[source:  "Family Chronicle and Kinship Book" by Octavia Bond, p. 470-1]

 

33.  THOMAS READ5 JAMES (CAROLINE ELIZABETH4 READ, MARY ANN3 COCKE, THOMAS2, WILLIAM1) was born June 7, 1868, and died April 5, 1960 in Morristown, Hamblen Co., TN.  He married AURELIA KATE JARNAGIN April 30, 1901, daughter of HENRY JARNAGIN and MARY CARMICHEEL.  She was born December 1, 1874 in Grainger Co., TN, and died November 9, 1960 in Morristown, Hamblen Co., TN.

More About THOMAS READ JAMES:

    Burial: Emma Jarnagin Cem., Hamblen Co., TN

Child of THOMAS JAMES and AURELIA JARNAGIN is:

                   i.       FRANK CHARLES6 JAMES, b. May 2, 1902, Hamblen Co., TN; d. March 6, 1972, Knoxville, Knox Co., TN; m. MARY L. COURTNEY, May 10, 1927; b. September 28, 1901, Hamblen Co., TN; d. June 2, 1966.

Endnotes

1.  VA marriage records.

2.  Mary Frank Helms

3.  Marriage records of Hawkins County.

4.  1860 Census page 164 District 12 Mooresburg.

5.  Hawkins County Cem records and http://singletonfamily.org/webcards/wc57/wc57_070.html.

6.  1900 census Hawkins Co., TN, p. 191a.

7.  Descendents of Rodeham Moore website and gravesite, www.rodehammoore.com.

8.  1860 Census 38 yrs old

9.  Mary Frank Helms

10.  1850 Census for Hawkins Co TN.

11.  Civil War Widow's Pension App #3337.

12.  Descendents of Rodeham Moore website and gravesite, www.rodehammoore.com.

13.  Copy of Marriage Certificate, included in Widow's pension application.

14.  The Nicholson Family Reunion, by Evelyn Nicholson Hamilton.

15.  Civil War Widow's Pension App #3337.

16.  Descendents of Rodeham Moore website and gravesite.

17.  1900 census Hawkins Co., TN.

18.  1870 Census Hawkins Co., TN.

19.  1900 census Hawkins Co., TN, p. 191a.

20.  1910 Census Hamblen Co, TN, p. 91a.

21.  1930 census for Hamblen Co, TN, p. 254b.

22.  1900 census Grainger Co., TN, p. 42.

23.  1910 Census, Hawkins County, TN

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