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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 8a by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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JAMES B. COCKE was born in 1836, and is a son of William A. and Matilda (Bridgeford) Cocke, the former of Lynchburg, Va., and the latter a daughter of Thomas Bridgeford of Louisville. William A. Cocke was marshal of the Chancery Court of Louisville several terms, and was sheriff under the old constitution of the State, when the oldest magistrate became sheriff of the county by virtue of his office. He was prominent in the city’s early history, and died in 1844. James A. Cocke was brought up in Louisville, and was educated in the public schools. He is secretary and treasurer of the Kentucky and Louisville Mutual Insurance Company, a position he has held for ten years. He was married in November, 1861, to Miss Julia Crutchfield, a daughter of Maj. Edward Crutchfield, of Louisville. One child, James H., was born of this union. In February, 1887, his wife died. He entered the Confederate army in September, 1861, in the Second Kentucky Mounted Rifles, and served through the entire war. Mr. Cocke is an excellent business man, an enterprising citizen and a courteous gentleman.

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This family biography is one of 195 biographies included in the Jefferson County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 8a published in 1888 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 8a

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