NameJohn Cocke, 6G Grandfather
BirthAug 1724, Probably Virginia
Deathabt 1790, Grayson Co., Virginia
Marriageabt 1745, Bedford/Pittsylvania Co., Virginia
SpouseMary "Elizabeth" Goad, 6G Grandmother
Birth12 Jul 1726, Richmond Co., Virginia
Death1799, Grayson Co., Virginia
Birthabt 1748, Bedford Co., Virginia
Death1822, Grayson Co., Virginia
DeathLincoln Co., Tennessee
Death1776, Montgomery Co., Virginia
Birth12 Feb 1756, Bedford/Pittsylvania Co., Virginia
DeathWarren Co., Tennessee
Deathabt 1847, Carroll Co., Virginia
Birthabt 1765, Bedford Co., Virginia
Death30 Jul 1840, Grayson Co., Virginia
Notes for John Cocke
Settled on Burks Fork (Carroll County) formerly Montgomery County in 1772. He was working his fields in 1774 when he observed an indian hiding behind a tree. He grabbed a rifle and killed the indian. Another indian fled.
Deeded property to son Andrew Cock June 1, 1787 D.B. #A-450. He disappears in early 1800's and believed to be in his seventies to eighties. Presumed he and wife Elizabeth spent last years on farm of Andrew Cock to whom they deeded property.
The most complete reference is found in "Carroll 1765-1815, The Settlements" by John Perry Alderman, Ref: 975.5 A361 Virginia.
I have seen his birthplace listed as New York, and as several different counties in Virginia, including Essex, Bedford, and Brunswick. His father’s given name appears variously as Maurice, Matthew, and Alexander, with no sources given. (I assume these are most likely the names of Cock or Cocke men with sons John of approximately the right age.) I’ve also seen his mother’s name given as Mary, maiden name unknown (this paired with the father Matthew), and as given name unknown, maiden name Bradley (this paired with the father Alexander - perhaps a daughter Mrs. Alexander Cock(e) was listed in the will of some Bradley.)
Notes for Mary "Elizabeth" Goad
Birth recorded in North Farnham Parish Register in Richmond County.