WILLIAM B. COCKE, Trenton, is a native of Hanover County, Va., where he was born August 29, 1824, and resided until 1867, when he removed to Todd County, Ky., his present place of residence. His father, William N. Cocke, was born in Hanover County, Va., where he died in 1826, at the age of twenty-four years. He was the son of Benjamin, also a native of Hanover County, where he died in 1822, having been a soldier in the war of 1812. Subject’s mother, Eliza S., daughter of Reuben and Mary (Duke) Nuckals, of Louisa County, Va., was born in 1802, and died in 1882. To her and William N. were born William B., as above, and Mary E. Mr. Cooke received a good education and is a man of extensive reading and more than ordinary intelligence. He was married October 10, 1844, to Miss Catherine M., daughter of Thomas and Ann O. (Holladay) Duke, of Louisa County, Va., and this union has been blessed with William H. (who died in the army), Ann E. (White), Herbert H., Edgar L. and Ida O. (widow of S. T. Moore). Mr. Cooke is engaged in farming, owning seventy acres of first-class land, in a fine state of cultivation, and in good condition. He is a Baptist and is identified with the Democratic party. Samuel T. Moore, son of John Moore, of Todd County, Ky., was born May 4, 1844, and died June 21, 1880. On November 16, 1876, he was married to Miss Ida 0., daughter of W. B. Cooke, of Todd County. He died possessed of 244 acres of very valuable farming land. Their children are Katie A. and Mattie H. (See Mr. A. N. Moore’s sketch. )
Biographical Sketch of William B. Cocke
MLA Source Citation:Battle, J. H. Counties Of Todd And Christian, Kentucky. Historical And Biographical. F. A. Battey Publishing Co., Chicago And Louisville. 1884. At current time this manuscript consists of only the Todd County section and a few biographies from Christian County. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 30 July 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/kentucky/biographical-sketch-of-william-b-cocke.htm - Last updated on May 18th, 2011
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