American Revolution Soldier Buried at City Cemetery
Roster Of Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution Buried in Tennessee (1974)
Compiled by Lucy Womack Bates, Chairman
Revised 1979, by Helen Crawford Marsh
Published by Tennessee Society, NSDAR
Cockrill, John (b 12-19-1757) Richmond, VA/d 4-11-1837 Nashville, Davidson County) Grave DAR marked. Lived VA, NC, (TN) during Revolution. Cherokee Expedition under Colonel William Christian 1776. August 1777 served as private under Captain Thomas Blackewell, 10th VA Regiment under Major Miller, Brig. Gen. McIntosh.
m 1780 Ann Robertson Johnson (widow of Nehemiah Johnson). Children: John b 1781 married Elizabeth Bibb Hardin Underwood; Ann Nancy b 1782 m Drury Pilliam; Sterling b 1785; James b 1787 m 1st Sarah Jones, m 2nd Sallie Young; Mark R. b 1789 m Susan Collinsworth; Susan b 1790 m Ephraim (Enoc) Beasley; Sarah b 1794 m Thomas Bourland; Martha (Patsy) b 1800 m 1st Alexander Jones, m 2nd Robert C. Thompson, m 3rd Herbert Owen; John b 1781 m 2nd Mrs. Harriet (Rowe) Hawkins, 3rd Mrs. Mary Hill Butler. Ref: Acklen Vol 1., p 53; DAR #259221; VA Mag. Hist. Vol 11, p 47; Haywood: Hist of TN, p 218; Ramsey: Annals of TN; N.M.; McCown: 1812.