|Death: ||Aug. 20, 1845|
Find A Grave contributor Marcie kindly submitted this information:
This is George Washington Cocanougher. He fought with Col. Jackson in the battle of New ORLEANS. His wife, Martha "Patsy" was born a Hilton.
Many thanks to Find A Grave contributor Deb Lowe (#46888369) for this information:
"George Cocanougher, son of Jacob and Neley (Silvertooth) Cocanougher, was born on the old homestead farm on Salt river, in Mercer County, Kentucky, in 1793, and was but four years of age at the time of his parents' removal to Washington county, where his father secured a large tract of land on Long Run and established the family homestead, which is still owned by his descendants. Here George Cocanougher was reared to manhood under the scenes and influences of the pioneer days and here he continued to reside until his death, his entire active career having been one of close and successful identification with the great basic industry of agriculture. He enlisted for service as a soldier in the war 1812 and on the 8th of January, 1815, when twenty-two years of age, he participated in the battle of New Orleans, where he was in the command of General Andrew Jackson. He was an industrious and thrifty farmer of Washington county, was a wagoner of some note, and with a team of six horses hauled hand sawed lumber from the Long Run and Deep Creek hills to Springfield and Perryville. On the ist of March, 1824 was solemnized his marriage to Miss Martha Hilton, who was born in 1800 in Washington county, Kentucky, where she was reared. Concerning their children the following brief record is entered. Christopher died in Washington county in his seventy-third year ; William died in this county on the 9th of June, 1902; and Jacob, George and John likewise continued to reside in Washington county until their deaths; Andrew J. and Marion F. died in Collin county, Texas; Melvina is the widow of M. D. L. Young, and resides in Washington county; Henry H. is a resident of the state of Oklahoma; Letitia Frances married Turner Davis, of Madison county, Kentucky, and died in that county at the age of twenty-seven years; and Adam died in infancy. George Cocanougher was summoned to life eternal August 20, 1845, at the age of fifty-two years, and his wife died December 21, 1860."
Martha Hilton Cocanougher (1800 - 1860)
Andrew Jackson Cocanougher (1833 - 1894)*
Francis Marion Cocanougher (1834 - 1883)*
Note: Photos kindly provided by Mike Crain & William A. Gochenour, Jr.
Created by: Larry & Edie Doepel
Record added: Nov 17, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31474529