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John Hartwell Cocke

planter , army officer

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