John W. Cockrill

8 July 1781–12 August 1841 (Age 60)
Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of John W.

When John W. Cockrill was born on 8 July 1781, in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States, his father, John Cockrell Jr., was 23 and his mother, Ann Robertson, was 24. He married Elizabeth Bibb Harding in 1803, in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 12 August 1841, in Tuscumbia, Colbert, Alabama, United States, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

John W. Cockrill
Elizabeth Bibb Harding
Marriage: 1803
Sterling Robertson Cockrill
Washington Jefferson Cockrell
Elizabeth Underwood Cockrill
John Pike Cockrell
Elizabeth Minerva Cockrell
Granville LaForce Cockrill
Alfred Madison Cockrell
Tennessee Virginia Cockrill
Valeria Veturia Cockrill
Elizabeth Bibb Cockrell

Spouse and Children

Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States


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World Events (8)

1783 · A Free America

Age 2

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.
1796 · Tennessee Becomes a State

Age 15

On June 1, 1796, Tennessee became the 16th state.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 19

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Cockrell .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Cockrill, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • John Cockrill, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • John Cockrill, "Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957"

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