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Maj James Hartwell Cocke
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Birth: 1797
Norfolk City
Virginia, USA
Death: Sep. 14, 1853
Chappell Hill
Washington County
Texas, USA

James Hartwell Cocke, A Virginian, married Elizabeth Norfolk 13 Sept 1825 in Washington, D.C. The Cocke's moved to Galveston Island, Republic of Texas in 1840 from Mobile, Alabama. Major Cocke was collector of Customs for several years in Galveston, Texas. Then he moved his family to his farm in Washington County, near Chappell Hill, Texas. In 1850, Major James H. Cocke was president of the Warren Town (Development) Company, his partners including Richard J. Swearingen, William Keesee and William Hargove of Chappell Hill. Major Cocke was a prominent man about Chappell Hill and a personal confidant and friend of Gen. Sam Houston. Major Cocke died there 14 Sept 1853 and is buried in the Masonic Cemetery.

James and Elizabeth had four (4) children as follows: Mary Cocke first married Thomas Bates, after his death she married Young Gaines Lipscomb; Margaret Virginia Cocke married Josiah Thomas Foster; James Norfolk Cocke married Mattie J. McDade; and Elizabeth "Bettie" Cocke married William Washam.

James Hartwell Cocke was born about 1798 in Virginia according to US Arm Register of Enlistment. (from contributor E.E. Smith) 
Family links: 
  John Hartwell Cocke (1780 - 1866)
  Ann Blaws Barraud Cocke (1784 - 1816)
  Elizabeth J Norfolk McRee (1809 - 1882)
  Mary C. Lipscomb (1828 - 1897)*
  Margaret Virginia Cocke Foster (1837 - 1908)*
  James Norfolk Cocke (1840 - 1876)*
  James Hartwell Cocke (1797 - 1853)
  John Hartwell Cocke (1804 - 1846)*
  Louisiana Barraud Cocke Faulcon (1806 - 1829)*
  Philip St. George Cocke (1809 - 1861)*
  Ann Blaws Cocke Cabell (1811 - 1862)*
  Cary Charles Cocke (1814 - 1888)*
  Sarah Faulcon Cocke Brent (1816 - 1879)*
*Calculated relationship
Aged 56 years
Masonic Cemetery
Chappell Hill
Washington County
Texas, USA
Created by: shirley weidler
Record added: Apr 27, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7392067
Maj James Hartwell Cocke
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