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Fred Cocke Frederick Bird Smith Cocke, Jr.
Full Name: Frederick Bird Smith Cocke, Jr.
Date of birth: November 17, 1839
Date of death: September 7, 1912

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 98 Jan 10, 1899 - Jan 8, 1901 26th   Democrat Buda / Hays   Blanco, Comal, Gillespie, Hays
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Frederick Bird Smith 'Fred' Cocke, Jr., birth date 11/17/1839, death date 9/7/1912, biographical sketch ("legislator representing the citizens of Hays and surrounding counties"), interment in Cocke Cemetery, Buda, Hays County. Relatives: Frederick Bird Smith Cocke, Sr. (1812-1903) - father, Frederick Bird Smith Cocke, Jr. - son. Find a Grave.
  • Biographical sketch of the Cocke family. 4th col., "My grandfather, Frederick Bird Cocke was the first of our name to enter Texas (and that on horseback) in 1852 . . . During the Civil War, five of their sons, including my father, William G. Cocke, served in the Confederacy; one of them, James, was a lieutenant (and during the nineties was a member of the Texas Legislature). Two of them, Jack and Fred, became captains; and still later lawyers in San Antonio . . . After his retirement to Hays County, Fred also served in the Texas Legislature."
    Relatives: Frederick Bird Smith Cocke - father; James Cocke and Fred Cocke - sons.
    James Cocke and Fred Cocke - uncles, William A. Cocke - nephew.
    Frederick Bird Smith Cocke - grandfather, William A. Cocke - grandson.
    "Centennial Information . . . Early Settlers: Some recollections concerning the Ridley and Cocke Families, pioneer Kerr County settlers," by William A. Cocke, 3/15/1956, p. 11. Kerrville Mountain Sun.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Commander and Captain. Frederick Bird Smith 'Fred' Cocke, Jr. Find a Grave.
  • Other Resources
  • Obituary, "Capt. Fred Cocke Dies: Former San Antonian Expires on Farm at Kouns," San Antonio Express, 9/9/1912, p. 5, crediting the Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • James Rogers Cocke, birth date 3/28/1838 in Grainger County, Tennessee, death date 1/27/1919 in Gonzales County, Texas, son of Frederick Bird Smith Cocke.
    Frederick Bird Smith Cocke, Jr., birth date 11/17/1839 in Grainger County, Tennessee, death date 9/7/1912 in Hays County, Texas, son of Frederick Bird Smith Cocke.
    William Alexander Cocke, born 9/24/1874 in Nueces County, Texas, died in Arkansas, son of William Gabriel Cocke (1842-1935), grandson of Frederick Bird Smith Cocke (1913-1903).
    Message board posting, Descendants of Frederick Bird Smith Cocke, RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Fred Cocke, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 26th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    26th R.S. - 1899
    County Government and County Finances  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Private Land Claims  
    State Affairs  
    Stock and Stock Raising  

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