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
1780–1845
Lucy Watkins Nicholson
1783–1836
Marriage: 20 January 1802
Male Coxe
1803–1803
James Nicholson Cocke
1805–1850
Stephen William Cocke
1807–1853
Thomas Richard Coxe
1808–1808
Martha Ann Cocke
1810–1845
Amy Elizabeth Cocke
1812–1890
Thomas Richard Cocke
1814–1883
Edwin Cocke
1817–1830
Jack Lacey Cocke
1821–1822

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 January 1802
Nottoway, Virginia, United States
children

(9)

    Male Coxe

    Male1803–1803Male

    James Nicholson Cocke

    Male1805–1850Male

    Stephen William Cocke

    Male1807–1853Male

    Thomas Richard Coxe

    Male1808–1808Male

    Female1810–1845Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    James Nicholson

    Male1748–Male

    Sally Harris

    Female1767–Female

siblings

(1)

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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  • Lucy Watkins Cocke, "Find A Grave Index"

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