John Hartwell Cocke Photo

John Hartwell Cocke

Born: Sep 19, 1780

Death: Jun 24, 1866

Birthplace: Surry County

Nationality: United States

John Hartwell Cocke

Date of Birth : Sep 19, 1780
Date of Death : Jun 24, 1866
Birth Place : Surry County

John Hartwell Cocke II was an American military officer, planter and businessman. During the War of 1812, Cocke was a brigadier general of the Virginia militia. After his military service, he invested in the James River and Kanawha Company and helped Thomas Jefferson establish the University of Virginia. The family estate that Cocke built at Bremo Plantation is now a National Historic Landmark.


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