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Name:John Bowdoin Cocke
Affiliation:Class of 1856
Biography & Genealogy:John Bowdoin Cocke, Class of 1856: Genealogy: Born- Oct 2, 1836, in Richmond, Va. Father- Gen. Philip St. George Cocke; Mother- Elizabeth Courtney Bowdoin. Pat. Grandfather- John Hartwell Cocke; Pat. Grandmother- Anne Blause Barrand. Mat. Grandparents- unknown. Married- Betty Burwell Page; 1st child- John T.B. Cocke; 2nd- Norborne Page Cocke; 3rd- Mary Louise Cocke; 4th- Betty Page Cocke; 5th- Lucy Elliot. VMI Record- Matriculated on July 30, 1853. Graduated on July 4, 1856. Military Record- Civil War; served in 1st Va. Cavalry before war; during war: Lt., Asst. Adjutant General, 5th Brigade; Powhatan Troop; Aide to Col. David B. Harris. Career: Farmer. Died- April 2, 1889, in "Belmead" Powhatan Co., Va. Buried in Richmond, Va.
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