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Thomas Cocke of Cumberland

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Re: Thomas Cocke of Cumberland

Posted: 1349564021000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Cocke (Thomas & William), Raines, Cheeks, Gunter, Anderson, Redd
On May 3, 1759, Thomas Cocke "of Cumberland County" conveyed 162 acres of land in Brunswick Co., VA to John Gunter, Jr., beginning at the mouth of Rocky Run and adjoining lands of David, Wm. Matthis, and the Nottoway River. Witnesses were William Cocke, Robt. Cheeks and Richd. Gunter. (Brunswick DB 6, p. 353).

Brazure Cocke (d. 1770) wrote his will in 1766; in it he made mention of his son Thomas's "children".

Thomas Cocke of Cumberland County, was given 150 acres in Brunswick County by his brother William 7 Jan. 1754, which he sold 3 May 1759 (Brunswick Co. Deed Bk. 5, p. 536; Deed Bk. 6, p. 353)

Thomas Cocke, probably b. 1720's; d. abt. 1759; m. Keziah ANDERSON, daughter of Charles ANDERSON & Elizabeth CHAMBERS. On May 3, 1759, Thomas COCKE "of Cumberland County" conveyed 162 acres of land in Brunswick Co., VA, to John GUNTER, Jr., beginning at the mouth of Rocky Run & adj. lands of DAVID, Wm. MATTHIS, & the Nottoway River; witnesses were William COCKE, Robt. CHEEKS, & Richd. GUNTER. (Brunswick DB 6, p.353). Some important information about Thomas COCKE's family comes from a chancery court petition filed in Jan. 1775 by Thomas's children Anderson COCKE and Elizabeth COCKE, seeking division of the land they had inherited from their father (Library of VA, Cumberland County Call #1778-002, Anderson Cocke v. Adm'r of Thomas Cocke & c.) The petition states that Thomas COCKE died about 1759 with considerable land and slaves, administration was granted to their grandfather Capt. Charles ANDERSON, their mother remarried to John RAYNE, and they became wards of Thomas REDD. A separate document dated Jan. 23, 1775, shows the division of 9 slaves between Jno. RAINE, Anderson COCKE & Elisabeth COCKE. (The above documents were discovered & kindly shared by Larry Cates). Cumberland Co., VA, marriage records indicate that Keziah COCKE m. John RAINES, Dec. 23, 1761, and Anderson COCKE m. Elizabeth MICHAUX, Sept. 12, 1782.

I am connected to this family through the Anderson and Redd families line.
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