Captain, Judge Sterling Cocke

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Captain, Judge Sterling Cocke

Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: Hawkins County, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 12, 1859 (70)
Mississippi, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of U.S. Senator William Cocke and Mary Cocke
Husband of Eliza T. Cocke and Caroline Cocke
Father of William Michael Cocke; Richard Cocke; John Cocke; Mary Cocke; Caroline Cocke and 1 other
Brother of John Alexander Cocke; Mariah Martha Jane Buckingham; Stephen Cocke; Elizabeth Jack; Sarah Jane Anderson and 2 others

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About Captain, Judge Sterling Cocke

JUDGE/CAPT. STERLING2 COCKE (WILLIAM1) was born June 15, 1789 in Hawkins County, TN, and died August 12, 1859 in Mississippi. He married (1) ELIZA T. MASENGILL 1814 in Grainger Co., TN, daughter of MICHAEL MASENGILL. She was born Unknown, and died Unknown. He married (2) CAROLINE F. JONES5 1818 in Springfield, KY. She was born February 17, 1797, and died November 1, 1857.


   "The first lawyer of prominence in Hawkins County was William Cocke, who is mentioned elsewhere. He had two or three sons, who also became lawyers. One of them, John Cocke, located in Grainer county; another, Sterling Cocke, remained in Hawkins County. He was admitted to practice in 1812, and six years later was made attorney-general, in which position he continued for many years. He was not looked upon as a lawyer of great ability, but was a man of strict integrity and of pleasing manners." -- Goodspeed's History of Hawkins County
   Represented Grainger County in Tennessee Legislature in 1815 and state senate in 1817; was solicitor General 3rd TN District 1817-35.  Removed to Miss.; chancellor of Miss.
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Captain, Judge Sterling Cocke's Timeline

June 15, 1789
Hawkins County, Tennessee, United States
July 16, 1815
Age 26
Grainger Co, TN
Age 36
Age 38
August 12, 1859
Age 70
Mississippi, United States