When Nancy Cockerham was born about 1775, in South Carolina, United States, her father, John Cockerham Sr., was 43 and her mother, Elizabeth Brambley, was 28. She married Westley B. Tarver in Barnwell, Barnwell, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She died in January 1845, in Amite, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 71.
English (Yorkshire): habitational name from a place in Lancashire named Cocker, from the Cocker river (a Celtic name apparently derived from an element kukro ‘winding’) + Old English hām ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’.
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