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J.R. Cocke James Rogers Cocke
Full Name: James Rogers Cocke
Date of birth: March 27, 1838
Date of death: January 26, 1919

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 84 Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897 24th (1) (2) (3)   Populist Rancho / Gonzales   Gonzales
H 84 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895 23rd (4) (5)   Populist Rancho / Gonzales   Gonzales
(1) Populist. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) Discussion of populists elected to 24th Legislature, populist pluralities by county, and roster with party affiliation, "Official Returns," "The Next Legislature," Galveston Daily News, 11/15/1894, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(3) Populist. Roster, "News from Austin: Twenty-Fourth Legislature," Galveston Daily News, 12/23/1894, p. 2. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(4) Rancho post office closed in 1911. Handbook of Texas Online.
(5) Populist. Texas Legislative Manual.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • 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, Lieutenant. "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.
  • Other Resources
  • James Rogers Cocke, birth date 3/27/1838, death date 1/26/1919, interment in Rancho Cemetery, Nixon, Gonzales County, with wife Grace Elizabeth Cocke. Find a Grave.
  • 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.
  • 23rd Legislature (1893) - J.R. Cocke, postoffice Rancho, nativity Tennessee, age 55 (born circa 1838), farmer. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J.R. Cocke, 23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.R. Cocke, 23rd Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • Photograph. J.R. Cocke, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 23rd session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, east wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 24th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 23rd session composite photo of House members by Hill (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • 23rd session composite photo of House members by Journeay (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • 24th session composite photo of House members by Hill (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    24th R.S. - 1895
    Absence of Hon. T. R. Watkins, Investigate, Special  
    Bribery in Frost-O'Neal Case, Investigate  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    State Affairs  
    Towns and City Corporations  
    23rd R.S. - 1893
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Debt  
     

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