Tennessee Virginia Cockrill

12 January 1815–April 1896 (Age 81)
Cornersville, Marshall, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Tennessee Virginia

When Tennessee Virginia Cockrill was born on 12 January 1815, in Cornersville, Marshall, Tennessee, United States, her father, John W. Cockrill, was 33 and her mother, Elizabeth Bibb Harding, was 32. She married John D. Newell on 20 March 1832, in Mexico. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Wharton, Texas, United States in 1850. She died in April 1896, in Richmond, Fort Bend, Texas, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Morton Cemetery, Richmond, Fort Bend, Texas, United States.

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John D. Newell
Tennessee Virginia Cockrill
Marriage: 20 March 1832
Augusta E. Newell
Ella S. Newell
Belle Newell
Valeria C. Newell
John Edward Newell

Spouse and Children

20 March 1832


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 20

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Age 29

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Cockrell .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • T V Newell in household of H J Ogilly, "United States Census, 1880"
  • T V Newell in household of J D Newell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • T V Newell in household of John D Newell, "United States Census, 1850"

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