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John C. Cockrell, Jr.

Male 1789 - 1866  (~ 77 years)


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  • Name John C. Cockrell 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born ca 1789  Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biography John C. Cockrell was born circa 1790 in Nash County, North Carolina the 3rd of 7 known surviving children (5 boys/2 girls) born to farmer John C. Cockrell, Sr. (ca. 1750-1809) and his wife, Nancy "Anne" Winstead. He was the paternal grandson of Thomas Cockrell (ca. 1719) of Nash Co; and gr-grandson of this family's patriarch, Thomas Edward Cockerill/Cockrell of England who emigrated to the American Colonies ca. 1744 and was known to be in Chowan Co, NC. John was 19 years old when his father died in 1809, and by 1814 he had married Temperance "Tempy" Ann Baker of Nash County, NC., believed to be only about 13 years old at the nuptials. The couple would have 9 known children; the first 4 being born in Nash County before the couple removed (with his mother and her parents) to Greene Co, AL in about 1822, becoming one of the earliest and wealthiest settlers there. His children: Lavinia/Melvina R. Cockrell (ca. 1814-1856), Harriet O. Cockrell, Anna Cockrell / Cockerell (1816-1875), Aquilla Winstead Cockrell (1821-1843), Charity Cockrell (1823-1859), Jonn Winstead Cockrell (1826-1846), Henry Robert Cockrell / Cockerell (1826-1833), Isabella Elizabeth Cockrell (ca. 1830-1890), Goin A. Cockrell (1832-1865). John was widowed in 1862 when his wife of 48 years died at age 61. He survived her 4 years, passing in 1866 at about age 76. Two of John's surviving sons - Henry and Goin - would both serve with the Confederacy. Daughter, Lavinia married Thomas Driver; Anna married Nathan Richardson; Henry married Eliza Strickland, and Isabella married Isham Chamblee, who would all remove to Freestone County, Texas after the Civil War, where the family name was noted as COCKERELL. Some are known to buried in Rehobath (a/k/a Young) Cemetery in Freestone Co, TX. 
    Census 1800  Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Hallifax, p 95 
    1800 Census for Nash County, North Carolina, Hallifax, Sheet 95
    1800 Census for Nash County, North Carolina, Hallifax, Sheet 95
    --John C. Cockrell--free white males under 10: 3; free white males 10-15: 1; free white males 16-25: 3; free white males 45+: 1; free white females 10-15: 2; free white females 26-44: 1; Slaves: 10; number of household members under 16: 6; number of household members over 25: 2; total household members: 21.
    Property, Real 8 Feb 1814  Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Joseph Cockrell deed to John Cockrell. 
    • Joseph W. Watson. Kinfolks of Nash County, North Carolina, 1778-1854 (Durham, NC: Fisher-Harrison Corp., 1979), 81. [Nash County Deed Book 9-67]
    Property, Real 4 Apr 1815  Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Joseph Cockrell and John Cockrell sold land jointly. 
    • Joseph W. Watson. Kinfolks of Nash County, North Carolina, 1778-1854 (Durham, NC: Fisher-Harrison Corp., 1979), 89. [Nash County Deed Book 9-315]
    Property, Real 13 Feb 1818  Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Joseph Cockrell and John Cockrell sold land jointly. 
    • Joseph W. Watson. Kinfolks of Nash County, North Carolina, 1778-1854 (Durham, NC: Fisher-Harrison Corp., 1979), 94. [Nash County Deed Book 10-54]
    Property, Real 5 Sep 1818  Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Joseph Cockrell and John Cockrell sold land jointly. 
    • Joseph W. Watson. Kinfolks of Nash County, North Carolina, 1778-1854 (Durham, NC: Fisher-Harrison Corp., 1979), 97. [Nash County Deed Book 10-162]
    Property, Real 7 Sep 1820  Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Archibald Cockrell was a brother of Vincent Cockrell; deed to John Cockrell. 
    • Joseph W. Watson. Kinfolks of Nash County, North Carolina, 1778-1854 (Durham, NC: Fisher-Harrison Corp., 1979), 100. [Nash County Deed Book 10-222]
    Property, Real 11 Nov 1825  Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nancy Cockrell and John Cockrell sold land jointly. 
    • Joseph W. Watson. Kinfolks of Nash County, North Carolina, 1778-1854 (Durham, NC: Fisher-Harrison Corp., 1979), 119. [Nash County Deed Book 11-362]
    Census 1830 
    Census 1840 
    Census 1850  Greene Co, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    p 304A, dwelling/family 934/934, farmer, real estate value $3500; enumerated 17 Dec 1850 by T. L. Strother. 
    1850 Census for Greene County, Alabama, Sheet 304
    1850 Census for Greene County, Alabama, Sheet 304
    934/934 Cockrell, John......60...head...farmer
    ________, Tempy.............50...wife
    ________, Goin A............18...son
    938/938 Cockrell, Vincent...55...head....farmer
    ________, Elizabeth.........50...wife
    ________, Alsey.............17...son
    Census 1860 
    Died 6 Aug 1866  Greene Co, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Greene Co, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John C. Cockrell Jr.
    John C. Cockrell Jr.
    Husband of Temperance Ann Baker. Son of John C. Cockrell Sr. & Nancy Ann Winstead.
    Person ID I387  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 17 Nov 2020 

    Father John C. Cockrell, Sr.,   b. ca 1750, Nash Co, North Carolina, British America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1809, Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Mother Nancy Ann Winstead,   b. ca 1757, Northumberland Co, Virginia, British America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1837, Greene Co, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Married ca 1778  Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F156  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Temperance Ann Baker,   b. 1 Jan 1801, Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1862, Greene Co, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 24 Nov 1814  Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Bondsman: D. C. Milton, Witness: Thomas J. Armstrong.

      Timothy W. Rackley, ed. Nash County, North Carolina Marriage Records, 1777-1868 (Kernersville, NC: Timothy W. Rackley, 1996), 13.
    Children 
     1. Harriet O. Cockrell,   b. 9 Nov 1815, Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1843, Greene Co, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
    +2. Anna Cockrell,   b. 15 Feb 1816, Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1875, Freestone Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     3. Melvina R. Cockrell,   b. ca 1817, Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1855, Freestone Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years)
     4. Aquilla Winstead Cockrell,   b. 21 Jun 1821, Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1843, Greene Co, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     5. Charity Cockrell,   b. 10 Jul 1823, Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1859, Greene Co, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     6. John Winstead Cockrell,   b. 19 Jun 1826, Greene Co, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1846, Greene Co, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
    +7. Henry Robert Cockerell,   b. 1 Oct 1826, Greene Co, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1883, Fairfield, Freestone Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     8. Isabella Elizabeth Cockrell,   b. ca 1830, Greene Co, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1871, Freestone Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years)
     9. Goin A. Cockrell,   b. ca 1832, Greene Co, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1865, Greene Co, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years)
    Last Modified 13 May 2017 
    Family ID F160  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - p 304A, dwelling/family 934/934, farmer, real estate value $3500; enumerated 17 Dec 1850 by T. L. Strother. - 1850 - Greene Co, Alabama, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Aug 1866 - Greene Co, Alabama, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • John C. Cockrell was born 1790 in Nash County, North Carolina the 3rd of 7 known surviving children (5 boys/2 girls) born to farmer John C. Cockrell, Sr. (ca. 1750-1809) and his wife, Nancy "Anne" Winstead. He was the paternal grandson of Thomas Cockrell (ca. 1719) of Nash Co; and gr-grandson of this family's patriarch, Thomas Edward Cockerill/Cockrell of England who emigrated to the American Colonies ca. 1744 and was known to be in Chowan Co, NC. John was 19 years old when his father died in 1809, and by 1814 he had married Temperance "Tempy" Ann Baker of Nash County, NC, believed to be only about 13 years old at the nuptials. The couple would have 9 known children; the first 4 being born in Nash County before the couple removed (with his mother and her parents) to Greene Co, AL in about 1822, becoming one of the earliest and wealthiest settlers there.

      * Lavinia/Melvina R. Cockrell (ca. 1814-1856)
      * Harriet O. Cockrell
      * Anna Cockrell / Cockerell <http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=71700886> (1816-1875)
      * Aquilla Winstead Cockrell (1821-1843)
      * Charity Cockrell (1823-1859)
      * Jonn Winstead Cockrell (1826-1846)
      * Henry Robert Cockrell / Cockerell (1826-1833)
      * Isabella Elizabeth Cockrell (ca. 1830-1890)
      * Goin A. Cockrell (1832-1865)

      John was widowed in 1862 when his wife of 48 years died at age 61. He survived her 4 years, passing in 1866 at about age 76. Two of John's surviving sons -- Henry and Goin -- would both serve with the Confederacy. Daughter, Lavinia, who married Thomas Driver; Anna, who married Nathan Richardson <http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=71700862>; Henry, who married Eliza Strickland <http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=75556314>; and Isabella, who married Isham Chamblee, would all remove to Freestone County, Texas after the Civil War, where the family name was noted as COCKERELL. Some are known to buried in Rehobath (a/k/a Young) Cemetery in Freestone Co, TX.

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      Died at age 77 in Greene County, Alabama. Correspondence of Mary Jo King who writes that Penelope Cockrell, second wife of Andrew Jackson Hollingsworth was 1/2 indian girl who John C. Cockrell, Jr. picked up on the trail from North Carolina to Alabama. He raised her but did not legally adopt her. She carried his name. Mary Jo King says that Penelope's descendants have tried to find out who she was but were never successful. Nancy (Mother) & John Cockrell jointly sold Hilliard Horn 343 acres of land laying on the north side of the Blumby. This land is a portion of that granted to father, John Cockrell, in 1780, adjoining John Eastman's land. Nash Co., Deeds Nov. term, pg 562. (copy of deed given to me by Onnie Cockrell, Mar.1996) This proves that John C. Cockrell did not depart Nash County until after Oct. 1825. Greene County, Alabama Wills 1851/1888, Bk. P, pg 36. 1850 census Greene County, Alabama, pg 304, House 934. age 60. 1860 Census, Greene County, Alabama, pg 993, House #844. age incorrect-55. Son-Goin A. Cockrell living in House #845, pg. 993. 1811 Nash Co., N.C. guardianship bond. John Cockrell orphan of John Cockrell, John Vick, Gdn. Information on the family of John C. Cockrell and Tempy Baker confirmed through correspondence with Mary Jo King, 3613 Bosun Drive, Chesapeake, Va. 23321. (May 1996) Source of information taken from Nathan Cockrell Family Bible according to Mary Jo King letters.


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