Capt. John Cockey
Elizabeth Slade
Stephen Gill
Elizabeth Haubert
Thomas Cockey
Prudence Gill
Lt. John Cockey [son of Thomas]


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Lt. John Cockey [son of Thomas] 1 2 3

  • Born: 20 Dec 1758, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States)
  • Christened: St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Owings Mills, Baltimore, Maryland, (United States)
  • Marriage (1): Mary Coale on 17 Aug 1785
  • Died: 22 Oct 1824, Baltimore, Maryland, United States at age 65
  • Buried: Sater's Baptist Historical Church Cemetery, Timonium, Baltimore, Maryland, United States

  Research Notes:

This is probably the same John Cockey found in the following excerpted documents:

From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 5-6:

[Among those listed are:]
Cockey, Edward
Cockey, Thomas
Cole, William (Britton Ridge)
Cole, Samuel
Cockey, John
Cockey, Joshua
Cockey, William
Deye, Penelope
Deye, Thomas Cockey
Owings, Samuel
Owings, Beal
Owings, Bazil
Ridgley, Charles Sr.
Ridgley, Charles Jr.
Talbot, Edward
Wells, Francis

Ibid., pp. 27-41:


"...Thomas Cockey...Joshua Owings...Charles Ridgely... Samuel Owings... John Cockey... Benjamin Wells, Charles Wells... George Wells... Caleb Warfield, Nathaniel Stinchcomb... William Coale...Christopher Randall, Jr.... J. Cockey Owings... William Wells, Jr.... William Wells...Edward Talbott... Edward Cockey... Benjamin Talbott... Charles Ridgely (son William)... Elisha Dorsey... Alexander Wells, Nathaniel Owings...Nathaniel Stinchcomb, Sr....Lott Owings... Anthony Arnold... Richard Owings... William Cockey... John Talbott (son Edward)... Richard Owings... William Slade... Edward Talbot... Vachel Dorsey... Christopher Owings, Richard Owings... Edward Dorsey (son John)... Lancelott Dorsey, Charles Dorsey (son Nathan), Ely Dorsey... Henry Dorsey...Samuel Dorsey, Jr.... Joshua Owings, Jr.... Samuel Owings... John Wells... Thomas Owings... Henry Butler... George Dorsey.

Ibid., pp. 50-54:


[Among households and garrisons(?) listed are:]

Cockey, John; Thomas Webster; Thomas Hersy; Thomas Draper; Edward Night; William Collins; Negro Nan

Cockey, William; Edward Flannagan; Rowland Bates; Negroes: Jack, Sam, Ja, Bett

Cockey, Edward, Joshua Cockey; Negroes: Easter, Juday

Cockey, Thomas Sr.; Thomas Cockey; James Space; Negroes: Jonathan, Boson, Burnam, (unclear), Haly(?), Cook, Jack

On 23 Oct 1781, John was commissioned a First Lieutenant of the Gunpowder Upper Battalion of Militia.

John married Mary (Coale/Cole) Cockey on 17 Aug 1785.

John and some of his children and grandchildren, were originally buried on the old tavern property of Stephen Cockey on the east side of Falls Road where it crosses the Green Spring Valley. However, now John and Mary are buried in Sater's Baptist Church Cemetery.

"In Memory of John Cockey, son of Thomas and Prudence Cockey, Was born December 20th 1758, departed this life October 22nd 1824, Aged 65 years 10 months and 2 days."

"In Memory of Thomas Cockey, Son of John and Mary Cockey, was born February 5th 1787, departed this life December 30th 1816, aged 29 years 10 months and 25 days."

"John Cockey. Born Nov. 5, 1788, Died May 4, 1878."

"Mary, Beloved wife of John Cockey, Born Aug 13, 1792, Died Oct 13, 1846."

"In memory of Nimrod Skipper, son of John and Mary Skipper, Born January 2, 1820, Died December 30 1867."

"John Cockey, Born Oct 3rd, 1827, Died Dec 19, 1877, Aged 51 years."

"In Memory of Harriet, wife of John Cockey Jr., Born Sept 3rd, 1832, Died Oct 25th, 1861, Aged 29 years 1 month and 22 days."

"In Memory of Harah May, son of John and Harriet Cockey, Born May 2nd, 1860, Died 6, 1861."

"Clarence Hall, aged 11 years, died October 9, 1876."

"Powell [Cockey], aged 18 years, died June 28, 1885."

"Our little Hattie [Cockey], aged 5 years and 8 months, died 1876."

"Sacred to the memory of Charles O. Cockey, son of John and Mary Cockey, Born November 6, 1830, Died November 24, 1896."

"Our little Sallie," daughter of Samuel B. and Laura Cockey, born November 12, 1876, and died November 7, 1878.

  Burial Notes:

From Historic Graves of Maryland, p. 141:
"The family burying ground of John Cockey, Jr., is situated on the old tavern property of Stephen Cockey, on the east side of the Falls road where it crosses Green Spring valley, to the right of the field road beyond the orchard."

In Memory of John Cockey, son of Thomas and Prudence Cockey, was born December 20th 1758, departed this life October 22d 1824, Aged 65 years 10 months and 2 days.

John married Mary Coale on 17 Aug 1785.


1 Ridgely, Helen W, Historic Graves of Maryland and the District of Columbia (New York: The Grafton Press, 1908.), p. 141.

2 Peden, Henry C., Jr, Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774. (Westminster, MD: Family Line Publications, 1989.).


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