Frederick Bird Smith Cocke, Sr.

Full Name: Frederick Bird Smith Cocke, Sr.
Date of birth: February 6, 1812
Date of death: April 28, 1903

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 73 Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 11, 1881 16th (1)   Democrat Center Point / Kerr   Bandera, Edwards, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Mason, Medina, Menard, Uvalde
H 70 Nov 4, 1861 - Nov 2, 1863 9th     Helena / Karnes   Atascosa, Bee, Dimmit, Frio, Karnes, La Salle, Live Oak, McMullen, Zavala

(1) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • COCKE, FREDERICK BIRD SMITH (1813–1903). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch of the Cocke family. 4th col., "My grandfather, Frederick Bird Cocke was the first of our name to enter Texas (and that on horseback) in 1852 . . . During the Civil War, five of their sons, including my father, William G. Cocke, served in the Confederacy; one of them, James, was a lieutenant (and during the nineties was a member of the Texas Legislature). Two of them, Jack and Fred, became captains; and still later lawyers in San Antonio . . . After his retirement to Hays County, Fred also served in the Texas Legislature."
    Relatives: Frederick Bird Smith Cocke - father; James Cocke and Fred Cocke - sons.
    James Cocke and Fred Cocke - uncles, William A. Cocke - nephew.
    Frederick Bird Smith Cocke - grandfather, William A. Cocke - grandson.
    "Centennial Information . . . Early Settlers: Some recollections concerning the Ridley and Cocke Families, pioneer Kerr County settlers," by William A. Cocke, 3/15/1956, p. 11. Kerrville Mountain Sun.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 271. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.

Other Resources

  • F.B.S. Cocke, birth date 2/6/1812, death date 4/28/1903, burial in Cocke Cemetery, Buda, Hays County. Find a Grave.
  • Frederick B.S. Cocke, birth date 2/13/1813, death date 4/28/1903, interment in Cocke Family Cemetery near Buda, Hays County. Relatives: Frederick Bird Smith Cocke - grandfather; William Alexander Cocke - grandson. Political Graveyard: a Database of Historic Cemeteries.
  • Relatives: James Rogers Cocke, birth date 3/28/1838 in Grainger County, Tennessee, death date 1/27/1919 in Gonzales County, Texas, son of Frederick Bird Smith Cocke.
    Frederick Bird Smith Cocke, Jr., birth date 11/17/1839 in Grainger County, Tennessee, death date 9/7/1912 in Hays County, Texas, son of Frederick Bird Smith Cocke.
    William Alexander Cocke, born 9/24/1874 in Nueces County, Texas, died in Arkansas, son of William Gabriel Cocke (1842-1935), grandson of Frederick Bird Smith Cocke (1913-1903).
    Message board posting, Descendants of Frederick Bird Smith Cocke. Internet genealogical service.

Committee Information top

16th R.S. - 1879
Agriculture and Stock Raising  
Indian Affairs  
Internal Improvements  
Public Health, Vital Statistics and History of Texas  
9th R.S. - 1861
Military Affairs  
Stock and Stock Raising  

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