|Joshua Frederick Cockey
Joshua Frederick Cockey 1 2 3
- Born: 6 Jul 1765
- Marriage (1): Elizabeth Fowble
- Died: 9 Oct 1821 at age 56
- Buried: "Taylor's Hall", Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States
Memorial inscription at Cockey Family Burial Grounds:
Built one of the first homes (The Homestead) in 1797/8 and built the first commercial structure (the hotel) in 1801 that would become the Village of Cockeysville.
His son, Judge Joshua F. Cockey (1800-1891) lived lifelong at The Homestead and built the train station and the accompanying commercial buildings (1830's). The Judge was one of the founders of Sherwood Church (1830).
His grandson, Joshua F. Cockey, III (1837-1920) founded the National Bank of Cockeysville (1891) and other commercial ventures in the community. He also developed the dwellings along the York Road that made up the Village of Cockeysville.
Erected by Joshua F. Cockey of B., 1993.
Original gravestone at "Taylor's Hall."
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.
Gravestone at Cockey Family Burial Ground:
"Son of Joshua F. & Charcilla Cockey-Deye. Sacred to the Memory of ... / Who departed this transitory life ... in the 57th Year of his Age"
According to Historic Graves of Maryland (Taylor's Hall burial ground):
Sacred to the Memory of Joshua F. Cockey, who departed this transitory life Oct. 9, 1821, Aged 56 years.
Joshua married Elizabeth Fowble. (Elizabeth Fowble was born in 1778, died on 18 Feb 1834 and was buried in Cockey Family Burial Grounds, Cockeysville, Baltimore, Maryland, United States.)
(Church Lane, Cockeysville, Baltimore Co., MD
Transcribed at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~usgenweb/md/baltimore/tsimages/cockeyfam/cockey.html), Cockey, Joshua Frederick.
Ridgely, Helen W, Historic Graves of Maryland and the District of Columbia (New York: The Grafton Press, 1908.), p. 134.
Wikipedia.org, Cockeysville, Maryland.