Lucy Watkins Nicholson

1783–1836 (Age 53)
Amelia, Virginia, United States

The Life of Lucy Watkins

When Lucy Watkins Nicholson was born on 4 February 1783, in Amelia, Virginia, United States, her father, James Nicholson, was 34 and her mother, Sally Harris, was 15. She married Thomas Jones Cocke on 20 January 1802, in Nottoway, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 2 November 1836, at the age of 53, and was buried in Somerville Cemetery, Somerville, Fayette, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Jones Cocke
Lucy Watkins Nicholson
Marriage: 20 January 1802
Male Coxe
James Nicholson Cocke
Stephen William Cocke
Thomas Richard Coxe
Martha Ann Cocke
Amy Elizabeth Cocke
Thomas Richard Cocke
Edwin Cocke
Jack Lacey Cocke

Spouse and Children

20 January 1802
Nottoway, Virginia, United States


    Male Coxe


    James Nicholson Cocke


    Stephen William Cocke


    Thomas Richard Coxe



+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    James Nicholson


    Sally Harris




World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 3

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1788 · Becomes the 10th state

Age 5

On June 25, 1788 Virginia became the 10th state. 
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 17

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

Northern English and Scottish: patronymic from Nichol .

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

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Sources (1)

  • Lucy Watkins Cocke, "Find A Grave Index"

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