Col. Thomas Cockey 1813
- Born: 1676
- Marriage: Penelope Deye
- Died: 1737 at age 61
From http://usgwarchives.net/md/baltimore/tsimages/cockeyfam/cockey.html (Cockey Family Burial Grounds):
"Son of William & Sarah Cockey / Settled in Limestone Valley [Maryland] in 1725 at Taylor's Hall. He had four children from his relationship with Penelope Deye: Thomas Cockey Deye, Cassandra Cockey Deye, Charlotte Cockey Deye & Charcilla Cockey Deye."
From Historic Graves of Maryland, pp. 133-134:
"'Taylor's Hall,' owned for many years by Col. Thomas Cockey (a son of William the emigrant), Capt. Thomas Cockey Deye and others of his family, and of late years by Mr. Padian, has a burying ground in which are found several inscriptions of the Deye and Cockey families..."
From Wikipedia - Cockeysville, Maryland :
Cockeysville was named after the Cockey family which helped establish the town. Thomas Cockey (1676-1737) settled in Limestone Valley in 1725 at Taylor's Hall (an area now just north of Padonia Road and east of I-83 ). Joshua Frederick Cockey (1765-1821) built one of the first homes in the area in 1798 and built the first commercial structure (a hotel) in 1810 in what would become the village of Cockeysville. His son, Judge Joshua F. Cockey (1800-1891) lived lifelong in the village and built the train station (what would be part of the Pennsylvania Railroad ) and accompanying commercial buildings in the 1830s.
Cockeysville was the scene of some Civil War activity. Confederate soldiers pushed into the Baltimore area intending to cut off the city and Washington from the north. On July 10 , 1864 Cavalry General Bradley T. Johnson led troops into Cockeysville, destroying telegraph lines and tearing up track along the Northern Central Railway . They also burned the first bridge over the Gunpowder Falls , just beyond nearby Ashland, Maryland.
After the war, Joshua F. Cockey, III (1837-1920) founded the National Bank of Cockeysville (1891) and other commercial ventures in the community, as well as developed dwellings along the York Turnpike (now York Road ) that made up the village of Cockeysville.
Gravestone: "Son of William & Sarah Cockey / Settled in Limestone Valley in 1725 at Taylor's Hall. He had four children from his relationship with Penelope Deye: Thomas Cockey Deye, Cassandra Cockey Deye, Charlotte Cockey Deye & Charcilla Cockey Deye."
Noted events in his life were:
• Settled: in Limestone Valley at Taylor's Hall, 1725, (Cockeysville), Baltimore, Maryland, (United States).
Thomas married Penelope Deye.