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Archibald C. Cockerell

Archibald C. Cockerell

Male 1822 - 1910  (87 years)

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  • Name Archibald C. Cockerell 
    • When Arch moved to Texas, he changed the spelling of his name to Cockerell.
    Nickname Arch 
    Born 24 Dec 1822  DeKalb Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1830  Greene Co, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    p 406. 
    1830 Census for Greene County, Alabama, Sheet 406
    1830 Census for Greene County, Alabama, Sheet 406
    --Archibald Cockrill--free white males under 5: 1, free white males 5-10: 1, free white males 10-15: 1, free white males 15-20: 1, free white males 30-40: 1, free white females under 5: 1, free white females 30-40: 1.
    Census 1840  Pickens Co, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    p 357. 
    1840 Census for Pickens County, Alabama, Sheet 357
    1840 Census for Pickens County, Alabama, Sheet 357
    --Archibald Cockrell--free white males 5-10 - 1; free white males 10-15- 1; free white males 15-20- 1; free white males 50-60- 1; free white females 5-9 - 1; free white females 10-14- 1; free white females 40-50- 1; persons employed in agriculture: 2; No. white persons over 20 who cannot read and write: 2; free white persons under 20: 5; free white persons 20-49: 1; total free white persons: 7; total all persons: 7.
    Census 1850 
    None found. 
    Census 1860  Van Zandt Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Prairie Beat, Big Rock PO, p 83, dwelling/family 564/570; farmer, real estate value $800, personal property value $886, b. Georgia; enumerated 28 Jul 1860 by Jack Williams. 
    1860 Census for Van Zandt County, Texas, Prairie Beat Township, Sheet 83
    1860 Census for Van Zandt County, Texas, Prairie Beat Township, Sheet 83
    Cockerel, A.........36...head
    ________, Mary M....28...wife
    ________, Jno A.....13...son
    ________, J. T......10...son
    ________, W. A...... 7...son
    ________, S. A...... 5...daughter
    ________, M. E...... 1...daughter
    Census 1870  Van Zandt Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Precinct 3, Canton PO, p 63 [stamped 188A], dwelling/family 458/503, farmer age 48, personal estate valued $1000; real estate valued $1000, b. Alabama; enumerated 18 Aug 1870 by W. P. Young. 
    • The United States of America. Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. Ninth Census of the United States, 1870. Washington, D.C.: National Archives, 1870. (NARA microfilm M593 roll 1607)
    Census 1880  Kaufman Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Justice Precinct 6, ED 42, p 6 [stamped 175B], dwelling/family 47/48; farmer, b. Mississippi, f.b. Tennessee, m.b. Tennessee; enumerated 3 Jun 1880 by Wm. R. Anderson.  
    1880 Census for Kaufman County, Texas, Justice Precinct 6, Sheet 6 [stamped 175B]
    1880 Census for Kaufman County, Texas, Justice Precinct 6, Sheet 6 [stamped 175B]
    Cockerell, Arch.........55...head....farmer
    _________, Vannie.......35...wife....keeping house
    _________, William......27...son.....farmer
    _________, Elizabeth....16...daughter
    _________, Charles......14...son.....farm laborer
    _________, Martha.......11...daughter
    _________, Laura........ 9...daughter
    _________, Elisha....... 5...son
    _________, Alonzo.......11/12 Jun...son
    Census 1900 
    Died 13 Feb 1910  Van Zandt Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Elm Grove Cemetery, Van Zandt Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Archibald C. Cockerell, Jr.
    Archibald C. Cockerell, Jr.
    Husband of Mary Minerva Hittson and son of Archibald C. Cockrell, Sr. and Selah Sarah Pridgen.
    Plot: NW-19-18
    Person ID I381  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 30 Dec 2020 

    Father Archibald C. Cockrell, Sr.,   b. ca 1794, Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1855, Itawamba Co, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Mother Selah Sarah Pridgen,   b. ca 1795, Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1850, Greene Co, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Married 15 Mar 1815  Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F151  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Minerva Hittson,   b. 20 May 1832, Halifax, Halifax Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1875, Taylor, Kaufman Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 9 Apr 1846  Itawamba Co, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Berry Ann Burton Cruber. The Marriage Records of Itawamba County, Mississippi, 1837-1866 (Memphis: Milestone Press, 1973), 17. [Marriage Book 2-115]
    Children 
     1. John Alexander Cockerell,   b. 21 May 1847, Itawamba Co, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1908, Odessa, Ector Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    +2. Jesse Thomas Cockerell,   b. 21 Apr 1850, Rusk Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1912, Seymour, Baylor Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     3. William A. Cockerell,   b. 23 Aug 1852, Van Zandt Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1886, Van Zandt Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
    +4. Sarah Frances Cockerell,   b. 31 Oct 1854, Rusk Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1935, Jermyn, Jack Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +5. Mary Eliza Cockerell,   b. 24 Jun 1859, Van Zandt Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1942, Kaufman Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     6. Elizabeth Ann Cockerell,   b. 7 Mar 1863, Mabank, Kaufman Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1954, Coleman Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    +7. Charles Morton Cockerell,   b. 30 Jan 1866, Van Zandt Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1903, Van Zandt Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
    +8. Martha Minerva Cockerell,   b. 18 Dec 1868, Van Zandt Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1946, Seymour, Baylor Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +9. Laura H. Cockerell,   b. 2 Jun 1871, Van Zandt Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1921, Clovis, Curry Co, New Mexico, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    +10. Dr. Elisha Edward Cockerell,   b. 8 Mar 1875, Kaufman Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1965, Abilene, Taylor Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    Last Modified 5 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F154  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Van Burenah Rush,   b. 27 Dec 1846, Henderson Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1908, Kaufman Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 9 Jul 1878  Smith Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Archibald C. Cockerell Jr. & Van Burenah (Rush) Cockerell
    Archibald C. Cockerell Jr. & Van Burenah (Rush) Cockerell
    Vannie was Arch's second wife and they raised four children in Van Zandt County, Texas.
    Children 
     1. Dr. Alonzo Lee Cockerell,   b. 4 Jun 1879, Roddy, Van Zandt Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1969, Athens, Henderson Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     2. George Washington Cockerell,   b. 31 Jan 1881, Van Zandt Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1967, Raymondville, Willacy Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     3. Owen Remps Cockerell,   b. 11 Oct 1882, Van Zandt Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1936, Denton, Denton, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     4. Araetta Rush Cockerell,   b. 15 Apr 1886, Van Zandt Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1959, Eustace, Henderson Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 30 Dec 2020 
    Family ID F155  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Dec 1822 - DeKalb Co, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - p 406. - 1830 - Greene Co, Alabama, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • One of the family stories told about Arch Cockerell. One day Arch could not find his gold, which he had hidden in a coffee can. In those days, people buried their gold for safety from theft. Apparently Arch got very angry because he could not find his gold. He thought he had buried in under the front porch. Apparently, Arch set the porch on fire to get it out of the way so he could get his gold. Vannie, his second wife, came running out with the coffee can containing the gold, and they hurried to put out the fire before the house was destroyed. After Arch moved to Texas, he added the extra "e" to his name and his many descandants live in and around Texas.


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