John Cockrill – Tombstone Inscriptions

Cockrill, John

Section 29.2

ID# 290066

John Cockrill

(Rest of inscription worn away)


December 19, 1757


April 11, 1837



Recorded 2005 with Additions (Acklen 1933 & Garrett)



Removed from Cockrill Family Cemetery to the City Cemetery.

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Biography for John Cockrill

After 2009 Restoration

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Cockrill, John

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.

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