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James Rogers Cocke

J.R. Cocke
Full Name: James Rogers Cocke
Birth date: March 27, 1838
Death date: January 26, 1919

Terms of Service

  • House, 24th (1) (3) (4) Legislature
    1/8/1895 - 1/12/1897
    Populist
  • House, 23rd (2) (5) Legislature
    1/10/1893 - 1/8/1895
    Populist
(1) Populist. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives .
(2) Rancho post office closed in 1911. Handbook of Texas Online .
(3) 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) .
(4) 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) .
(5) Populist. Texas Legislative Manual .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Photographs

Other Resources

  • James Rogers Cocke, birth date 3/27/1838, death date 1/26/1919, burial in Rancho Cemetery, Nixon, Gonzales County, with wife Grace Elizabeth Cocke. 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 .
  • 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 .
  • Relatives: 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 .
  • James Rogers Cocke, pp. 297, 306. The People's Revolt: Texas Populists and the Roots of American Liberalism 2020.
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