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John Hartwell Cocke

John Hartwell Cocke, American planter, army officer. member board visitors, 1819-1852</td><tr><td class="label_burgverd11px"><b>Death</b></td></tr><tr><td> Died Fluvanna County, Va.

Background

  • Cocke, John Hartwell was born on September 19, 1780 in Surry County, Virginia, United States. Son of John Hartwell and Elizabeth (Kennon) Cocke.

  • Education

    • Graduated from College William and Mary, 1798.

    Career

    • George. Promoted new agricultural methods, founded agricultural societies, promoted steam navigation, various other public improvements. Commissioned brigadier general, commander Virginia Militia guarding Richmond in War of 1812, 1814-1815. Served on American Board Commissioners for Foreign Missions.

      Senior vice president American Colonization Society from its organization to his death, 1819-1866. Elected president United States Temperance Society, 1836. A founder University of Virginia, member board visitors, 1819-1852.

    Membership

    Member board visitors, 1819-1852</td><tr><td class="label_burgverd11px"><b>Death</b></td></tr><tr><td> Died Fluvanna County, Va.

    Connections

    • Married Ann Barraud, December 25, 1802, several children including Philip St.
    • father: John Hartwell Cocke
    • mother: Elizabeth (Kennon) Cocke
    • spouse: Ann Barraud
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    Born September 19, 1780
    Died July 1, 1866
    (aged 85)
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