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Frederick Bird Smith Cocke, Sr.

Full Name: Frederick Bird Smith Cocke, Sr.
Birth date: February 6, 1812
Death date: April 28, 1903

Terms of Service

  • House, 16th (1) Legislature
    1/14/1879 - 1/11/1881
    Democrat
  • House, 9th Legislature
    11/4/1861 - 11/2/1863
     
(1) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Other Resources

  • F.B.S. Cocke, birth date 2/6/1812, death date 4/28/1903, burial in Cocke Cemetery, Buda, Hays County. Find a Grave .
  • COCKE, FREDERICK BIRD SMITH (1813-1903). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • 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 .
  • Frederick B.S. Cocke, birth date 2/13/1813, death date 4/28/1903, interment in Cocke Family Cemetery near Buda, Hays County. Relatives: Frederick Bird Smith Cocke - grandfather; William Alexander Cocke - grandson. Political Graveyard: a Database of Historic Cemeteries .
  • 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 .
  • Biographical sketch, p. 271. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80 1879.
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