Ella Lea (Cocke)
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About Ella Lea
Ella Cocke, granddaughter of General John Cocke, married Overton Lea of Nashville, grandson of the eminent Judge John Overton, who was the early friend and law partner of Andrew Jackson. Overton Lea was the son of Judge John M. Lea, one of the most deeply revered men of his generation, respected and beloved for his integrity, his learning and his broadly humanitarian ideals. His wife was the daughter of Judge John Overton, the fides achates of General Jackson. United States Senator Luke Lea of Nashville is a son of Mrs. Ella (Cocke) Lea and her husband, Overton Lea. As a brilliant leader of the Democratic party he was a candidate for Governor of Tennessee. He is the proprietor of the Tennessean and American, the foremost evening paper of the capital city. By his marriage with Miss Mary Louise Warner of Nashville he united two of Tennessee's most prominent families. Senator Luke Lea held a commission as Colonel in the World War, where he served with distinction.
ELLA5 COCKE (JOHN4, WILLIAM ELLIS3, JOHN ALEXANDER2, WILLIAM1) was born Unknown. She married OVERTON LEA, son of JOHN LEA and OVERTON. He was born in Nashville, TN.
Child of ELLA COCKE and OVERTON LEA is:
i. LUKE6 LEA, b. Unknown; m. MARY LOUISE WARNER; b. Nashville, TN.
Notes for LUKE LEA:
Luke Lea was a United States Senator and was a candidate for Governor of Tennessee. He also held a commission as Colonel in the World War [I, I presume], where he served with distinction.