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John Preston Cocke
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Birth: Nov. 8, 1845
Cumberland County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jan. 15, 1917
Richmond City
Virginia, USA

He attended Virginia Military Institute in 186364 where, as a cadet, he participated in the battle of New Market. After the war, he attended both Washington College and the University of Virginia. At the latter he received a law degree in 1870. That year he moved to Richmond to practice law under the guidance of his father-in-law, Judge John A. Meredith. The firm of Meredith and Cocke was a highly respected one and JPC, although seldom appearing in court as an advocate, was widely sought after for his knowledge of equity and probate law. He also served for many years on the vestry of St. James's Episcopal Church, Richmond. On November 15, 1870, John Preston Cocke, youngest son of William Armistead Cocke and Elizabeth Randolph Preston Cocke, married Eliza Bernard Meredith, daughter of Judge John Alexander Meredith. They had four daughters.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Bernard Meredith Cocke (1848 - 1922)*
 
 Children:
  Ella Meredith Cocke (1873 - 1966)*
  Edmonia Madison Randolph Cocke (1879 - 1886)*
  Elizabeth Preston Cocke (1891 - 1981)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hollywood Cemetery
Richmond
Richmond City
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 16 Plot 109
 
Created by: George Seitz
Record added: Sep 09, 2007
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John Preston Cocke
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John Preston Cocke
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