Grave of William Cocke
Friendship Cemetery, Columbus Mississippi
pictures taken June 1, 2004
photographer: Ruth Ann Faris
Here lie the remains of
who died in Columbus, Mississippi on the
22nd of August A.D. 1828.
The deceased passed an active and eventful life; was Captain in Command
during the Revolutionary struggle of 1776
and was distinguished for his bravery, daring and intrepidity.
Was one of the pioneers who first crossed the Alleghany Mountains into
the wilderness of Kentucky with Daniel Boone; took an active part in the
formation of the Frankland Government, afterwards the State of Tennessee.
Was the delegate from that free land to the Congress of the United
States; was a member of the Convention which formed the first
of Tennessee, and one of the first Senators from that State to the
Congress of the United States for a period of twelve years, and
one of her Circuit Court Judges. He served in the Legislature of
North Carolina, Tennessee, and Mississippi.
At the advanced age of sixty five years was a volunteer in the War of
1812 - 13, and distinguished himself for his personal courage.
He departed this life in his eighty first year
Entombed with him is his second wife Kissiah, widow of Parish Sims;
a kind mother, a devoted wife and an affectionate friend; she departed
life at Columbus Missi. day
of A.D. 1820, in her 62nd year
Original slab broken
Replaced by Columbus Marble Works 1954
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