On The Trail of - Colonel CHARLES COCKE
 
 
Jester Gwinn Cocke
of Wayne County, Kentucky and
Johnson County,
Missouri

Jester Gwinn Cocke is a possible son of Charles Cocke and Elender Ewing. Like Charles Cocke, he lived in Wayne County, KY. He had children named Jester, Charles and Eleanor (possibly Elender). Around 1830, the family moved to Johnson County, Missouri.

Many families from Lee County, VA and Wayne County, KY moved to Johnson County, MO.  including the Fulkerson and Chadwell families from Lee County and the Elmore Douglass family from Wayne County, KY

 
 
Sources and Links

Richard L. Hughes <RLHUGHES34@aol.com>
Gary Biermann <garybaug@htc.net>
David L. Forbes <dlfnsat@texas.net>
Kathy Ferrari <mouse@mt-olive.com>
Winfred Tipton also provided assistance here, since many of the Wayne County records from after 1818, may relate to Jester Gwinn Cocke, and not to Jester Cocke, Sr.

 
 
The Family of
Jester Gwinn Cocke
Jester Gwinn Cocke, Sr.
b. 27 Feb 1781, VA
d. aft 1860, Johnson County, MO
m1 Sarah Ann "Sally" Martin, bef 1803
   b. 14 Mar 1785
   d. 19 Aug 1843, Johnson County, MO
Children:
   i. Elender Cocke
      b. 16 Sep 1803 KY
      d. 26 Sep 1887 Williamson County, TX
      m. Elmore Douglas, Jr., 8 Jul 1820 Wayne County, KY
         Parents: Elmore Douglas, Sr. and Elizabeth "Betsey" Blakemore
         b. 4 Mar 1798, Sumner County, TN
         d. Bet. 1846-50, Johnson County, MO
  ii. Elizabeth Cocke
      b. 12 Sep 1805, Monticello, Wayne County, KY
      d. Bef. 1856, Johnson County, MO
      m. Obediah Strange, Jr., bef. 1840, Johnson County, MO
         Parents: Obediah Strange, Sr. and Elizabeth Coffey
         b. 1806, Wayne County, KY
         d. 1858, Johnson County, MO
 iii. Charles Martin Cocke
      b. 23 Dec 1807 KY
      d. Bef. 1856
      m. Phebe W. Hall, 25 Feb 1803
         Parents: Unknown
  iv. William Ewing Cocke
      b. 13 Mar 1810
      d. 14 Apr 1883, Johnson County, MO
      m1 Rebecca Windsor, 15 Jan 1835
         Parents: Thomas Bolen Windsor and Milly Hornbuckle
         b. 11 Oct 1813, Caswell County, NC
         d. 3 Mar 1839, Johnson County, MO
      m2 Francis Windsor, 30 May 1841, Johnson County, MO
         Parents: Thomas Bolen Windsor and Milly Hornbuckle
         b. 15 Nov 1807, Caswell County, NC
         d. 16 Sep 1882, Santa Rosa, CA
   v. Lorenzo Dow Cocke
      b. 13 Nov 1812
      d. Bet. 1860 - 1870, Williamson County, TX
      m. Penelope F. Murry, 2 Jun 1836, Johnson County, MO
         Parents: Unknown
         b. 1816
         d. 29 Apr 1874 Williamson County, TX
  vi. Jester Gwinn Cocke, Jr.
      b. 27 Dec 1816, Monticello, Wayne County, KY
      d. 02 Feb 1912, Madison Township, Johnson County, MO
      m. Mary "Polly" Hannah, 08 Nov 1840, Johnson County, MO
         Parents: Isaac Hannah and Sarah Hutton
         b. 22 Nov 1815
         d. 19 Nov 1899 Madison Township, Johnson County, MO
 vii. Sarah Ann Cocke
      b. 30 Dec 1820, Wayne County, KY
      d. Bet. 1855-59 Johnson County, MO
      m. Isaac Anderson Hannah, 8 May 1842
         Parents: Isaac Hannah and Sarah Hutton
         b. 23 Mar 1818, Franklin County, TN
         d. 27 Aug 1890, Johnson County, MO
viii. Mary R. Cocke
      b. 7 Oct 1823
      d. aft 1880
      m. Peter Campbell
         Parents: Unknown
         b. 1818 KY
         d. Aft 1880
m2 Mary Buckley, 10 Oct 1849, Johnson County, MO
   b. 1808, NC
   d. Cir 1864
Children:
  ix. Benoni John Cocke
      b. 28 Jan 1851, Johnson County, MO
      d. 26 Jun 1908, Creighton, Cass County, MO
      m. Louise Josephine Hunt, 6 Oct 1870
         Parents: John B. Hunt and Nancy L. Campbell
         b. 6 Nov 1854, Johnson County, MO
         d. 26 Mar 1937, Creighton, Cass County, MO
 
Source Documents
 
1830 Sale of 200 Acres to Henry Tuggle
Wayne County, Kentucky

Sep 15- Recorded 13 Oct. 1830, relinquishment of dower to a sale dated 4 Aug. 1819 for 200 acres to Henry Tuggle, I Sally Cocke wife of Jester for consideration of $20 do hereby relinquish and forever quit claim to said tract.

Wayne County Deeds, p. 236
 
1830 Sale of 200 Acres to Lewis Coffey
Wayne County, Kentucky

Sep 14- Recorded on 19 Oct. 1830 - Indenture: Jester Cocke & Sally his wife to Lewis Coffey for $2,800 for 304 on waters of Elk Spring Creek about a mile above Monticello adjoining land of Abel Shrewsbury & on land which said Jester Cocke now resides.. Beg at a white oak on Abel Shrewsburys corner with a marked line between Abel & Jester Cocke crossing the road leading from Monticello to Somerset ... including the road...line between Jester Cocke & Thomas Moody... to Military corner.../s/ Jester Cocke, Sally Cocke who Relinq. dower.

Wayne County Deeds, pp. 259-260
 
1830 Sale of 200 Acres to Lewis Coffey
Wayne County, Kentucky

Sep 14- Recorded on 19 Oct. 1830, Jester Cocke & his wife Sally to Lewis Coffey... $200 for 200 acres. beg at an ash & White oak corner to Carneal's Military survey.../s/ Jester Cocke, Sally Cocke relinq. dower.

Wayne County Deeds, pp. 260-261