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John Wesley Cockrell
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Birth: Mar. 22, 1816
Morgan County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Oct. 18, 1885
Arcadia Park
Dallas County
Texas, USA

John Wesley Cockrell was born on March 22, 1816 in Morgan County, Kentucky to William Cockrell and Nancy (Wright) Cockrell, both originally from Virginia. After moving to Missouri, Wesley married Sarah "Sallie" Wilson on February 25, 1835, in Johnson County, Missouri. A few years later the Cockrell family headed for the frontier land of Dallas Texas. Wesley and his family arrived in Dallas in 1846, before Dallas was even a County of Texas. Wesley preempted wild land on the west side of Dallas near a small settlement called Arcadia Park. Wesley was a farmer, rancher and engaged in the hauling of goods by wagon from Houston to Dallas, and from Shreveport, LA. to Dallas. The only reminder of the Cockrell family farm today is a small family cemetery where most of the family rests peacefully.

Siblings of Wesley:
1) Felix Grundy Cockrell - mem # 63589876
2) Martin Cockrell
3) Shelton Cockrell
4) Elizabeth Davis
5) Claiborn Cockrell
6) Dulcena Davenport
7) Julia Ann Bolen
8) William Cockrell
9) Nancy Dickenson
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Sarah Wilson Cockrell (1816 - 1875)
 
 Children:
  Pelina Cockrell Lacey (1838 - 1881)*
  Morgan Cockrell (1840 - 1869)*
  William Cockrell (1846 - 1867)*
  Martha Cockrell (1848 - 1850)*
  Permelia Cockrell Curtis (1848 - 1923)*
  Ellis Cockrell (1852 - 1937)*
  Susan Cockrell (1855 - 1879)*
  Nancy Cockrell Gray (1858 - 1877)*
  Lee Cockrell (1861 - 1951)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cockrell Family Cemetery
Dallas
Dallas County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Time Jumper
Record added: May 02, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89470209
John Wesley Cockrell
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 Added: Jan. 30, 2013
 
 
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