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Alexander Hamilton CockayneRoster ID 227
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1847|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Alexander Hamilton Cockayne. Class of 1847 (non-graduate). Genealogy: Born Jan. 14, 1827, Moundsville, WV. Parents: Bennett Cockayne and Sarah Burbridge Price. Paternal Grandparents: Samuel Cockayne and Sarah [we do not have maiden name]; Maternal grandparents: George Washington Price and Martha Ellis. Marriage: Margaret Booth Carr of Moundsville on August 17, 1852. Children: one son, Bennett H. VMI Record: Cockayne attended VMI for only one year beginning on August 19, 1844; he matriculated from Grove Creek, WV. He subsequently attended and was graduated from Washington & Jefferson College in Pennsylvania. Military Record: none. Career: Cockayne was a lawyer in Moundsville, WV until his death on September 15, 1855. This information was supplied to VMI in March 1905 by his sister, Ella Cockayne, who was then living in Winchester, VA.|