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Cocke, William, 1747 or 1748-1828

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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) [1747, 1748]
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1828-08-22
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Virginia. General Assembly. House of Burgesses
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Tennessee. Constitutional Convention (1796)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1796
        • Affiliation End: 1797
        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress. Senate
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1799
        • Affiliation End: 1805
        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress. Senate
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Republican Party (U.S. : 1792-1828)
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Amelia County (Va.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Columbus (Miss.)
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    • found: Roach, T.E. "Langley", Rutledge, Tenn., 1983:p. 7 (Gen. William Cocke; b. 1747) p. 15 (d. 8/22/1828)
    • found: Cocke, V.W. Cockes and cousins, v. 2, 1974:p. 5 (William Cocke; b. 9/6/1747; d. 8/22/1828)
    • found: Biog. dir. of the U.S. Congress, 1989(Cocke, William; senator; b. 1748; d. 8/22/1828)
    • found: McBride, R.M. Biog. dir. of the Tenn. General Assembly, 1975(Cocke, William; member U.S. Senate and Tenn. House; b. 1748 in Amelia County, Va.; d. 8/22/1828 at Columbus, Miss.)
    • found: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, viewed on February 6, 2019(Cocke, William, (father of John Cocke and grandfather of William Michael Cocke), a Senator from Tennessee; born in Amelia County, Va., in 1748; pursued preparatory studies; studied law; admitted to the bar and practiced; in company with Daniel Boone explored the territory of eastern Tennessee and western Kentucky; successfully led four companies of Virginians against hostile Indians in 1776 in Tennessee; member, Virginia house of burgesses and a colonel of militia; moved to Tennessee in 1776; member of the State constitutional convention in 1796; upon the admission of Tennessee as a State into the Union was elected to the United States Senate and served from August 2, 1796, to March 3, 1797; was appointed his own successor, as there had been no election by the legislature, and served under this appointment from April 22, 1797, to September 26, 1797, when a successor was elected; again elected to the United States Senate as a Democratic Republican and served from March 4, 1799, to March 3, 1805; appointed judge of the first circuit in 1809; moved to Mississippi, and was elected to the Mississippi legislature in 1813; served under Gen. Andrew Jackson in the War of 1812; was appointed by President James Madison as Indian agent for the Chickasaw Nation in 1814; died in Columbus, Miss., on August 22, 1828 and interred in that city)
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