William Cocke

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

William Cocke was born in Amelia County, Virginia back in 1748 to Abraham and Mary. Educated at home before reading law, he was admitted to the bar in Virginia. After graduation, he engaged in a limited law practice spending more time on the frontier than in his law office. He spent time with Daniel Boone exploring eastern Kentucky and East Tennessee.

He was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses in 1776. He led four companies of men into the North Carolina’s Washington District for action against the Indians. He was appointed a judge in the First Judicial Circuit of Tennessee in 1809.   In 1813, he returned to the military serving under Andrew Jackson in the Creek War. He died in 1828, in Columbus Mississippi.

What you may not know about William Cocke is that (as far as I could find) he is the only person to serve in the state legislature for four different states: Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Mississippi. He was one of the first two United States senator for Tennessee.

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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. This was a really good read. Thanks for the respite.

Jul 02, 2019 02:38 AM #1
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray sounds like he knew how to get elected in that position, no matter where he lived....

Jul 02, 2019 03:32 AM #2
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

I wonder why he had to move to all these different states to get elected.

Jul 02, 2019 04:26 AM #3
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI James Dray - probably not something that could be duplicated today! 

Jul 02, 2019 05:08 AM #4
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. A long and productive life for a man living in his time. Enjoy your day 

Jul 02, 2019 05:23 AM #5
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - that is certainly a record and the record will probably hold.

Jul 02, 2019 05:59 AM #6
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

 We did have a United States senator that came out to Washington thinking he could run for one of our open Senate seats a years back.  He was sadly mistaken James Dray 

Jul 02, 2019 06:59 AM #7
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It sounds like he was helpful in more than one state, which is good.  I don't want to move, so that won't be me, haha.

Jul 02, 2019 07:10 AM #8
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

He sounds like an avid outdoorsman and ran for office to get out of the cold in winter.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jul 02, 2019 07:22 AM #9
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I wonder what he would think of the way congress is run now compare to back then.

Jul 02, 2019 07:52 AM #10
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - I imagine William's mother was an excellent teacher who taught  and prepared her son for his exceptional future.  

Jul 02, 2019 08:43 AM #11
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

HI James- now that really was an interesting fact!!! He truly served his country. 

Jul 02, 2019 11:34 AM #12
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What an interesting fact that William served in four states...What a fast learner he must have been.  A

Jul 02, 2019 12:22 PM #13
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

That guy got around and wanted to serve in every location.

Jul 02, 2019 12:43 PM #14
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

William sure was one to move around a lot. To serve on four different state legislatures is quite an accomplishment.

Jul 02, 2019 02:23 PM #15
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Very cool, he was truly a public servant James Dray .

Jul 04, 2019 07:31 AM #16
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