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Elizabeth Jack (Cocke)

Birthdate: (74)
Death: June 30, 1866 (74)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Cocke, U.S. Senator and Mary Cocke
Wife of Judge John Finley Jack
Mother of Sarah Ann Carriger
Sister of Gen. John Alexander Cocke, US Congress; Mariah Martha Jane Buckingham; Stephen Cocke; Sterling Cocke, Capt., Judge; Sarah Jane Anderson and 2 others

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About Elizabeth Jack


   C.L. Hunter in "Sketches of Western North Carolina"....says:  "Judge John F. Jack married Elizabeth, the youngest daughter of General William Cocke, previously mentioned, who was a Captain in the Revolutionary War," etc.  Speaking of Judge John F. Jack, he continues: "He was a profound lawyer, a judge of great purity of character, of remarkable discrimination and integrity of purpose, evinced through a long, useful and honorable life . . . Few persons in the early history of East Tennessee were held in as great estimation and filled with universal acceptance as many important positions of public trust as Judge John F. Jack.  
   The county seat of Campbell County, Jacksboro, was named in his honor and his descendants should hold in cherished remembrance his purity of life and unsullied integrity of character . . . . His father, Colonel Patrick jack, a brave and meritorious officer under the Colonial Government and during the Revolution, was the son of Charles Jack who lived near Chambersburg, PA., and was probably the brother of Patrick Jack of Charlottesville, NC.  He commanded a company of rangers under Generals Braddock and Washington in the Indian and French War of 1755.  He also commanded a regiment and participated actively in the Revolutionary War.  He was one of the three persons who survived the massacre in Fort Loudon on the Tennessee River in 1760 . . . 
   He had three children, Mary, Jane and John Finley Jack.  John was educated at Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA.  He studied law and emigrated to Knoxville, then the capital of Tennessee, where he soon acquired eminence and a lucrative practice in his profession.  He afterwards removed to Rutledge, in Grainger County, East Tennessee, where he associated himself in the same profession with his brother-in-law, the late General John Cocke, a son of General William Cocke, one of the distinguished characters in the early history of Tennessee."  Mr. Hunter says further: "The family of Judge John F. Jack consisted of eight children, of whom at the present time (1876) only four are living, viz:  Martha Maria (Mrs. Dr. Rhoton) of Morristown, East Tennessee; William Pinkney Jack of Russellville, Ala.; John Jack of West Point, Miss., both eminent and worthy lawyers in their respective locations, and Sarah Ann (Mrs. Dr. Carriger) of Morristown, Tenn."
   In stating that Elizabeth Cocke, daughter of Mrs. Sarah [Mary] (Maclin) Cocke and her husband, Gen. William Cocke, married Judge John Finley Jack, C.A. Hunter, the author of "Sketches of Western North Carolina", is presumably correct, though he differs from Major A.H. Dougherty of Russellville, Tenn., who thinks her husband was the Captain James Jack who carried the news of the Mecklinburg Declaration of Independence to the Continental Congress then sitting at Philadelphia.  Captain James Jack was the son of Col. Patrick Jack of Charlottesville, NC, and was a cousin of Judge John Finley Jack, son of Colonel Patrick Jack of Pennsylvania.
   [source:  "Family Chronicle and Kinship Book" by Octavia Bond, p. 472-3]


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Elizabeth Jack's Timeline

Age 33
June 30, 1866
Age 74