Cockey Family Genealogy Forum
Re: messages of both folks on Mordecai Gist Cockey:
I'm having a rough time with Thomas Cockey (of Thomas) who married Ruth
BROWN. Here's one source: Callahan, McC. Eleanor, "A Brown Family of
Maryland," MGSB, Vol 19, No 1, Winter 1978, p 13. She differs with
source below and lists children 1. John Robert Cockey m. Deborah
Stansbury Powell; 2. Mordecai Gist Cockey m. Urath Bramble; 3. Ruth
Cockey m Thomas Stockdale; 4. Dolly Brown Cockey m. Solomon Stocksdale;
5. Charles Brown Cockey m. Griffith; and 6. Elias Brown Cockey m. Eliza
Barnes, Robert; The Green Spring Valley, Vol 2, "The Cockey Family,"
page 23 states: "Thomas COCKEY, son of Thomas and Prudence (Gill)
Cockey, was b. 15 April 1754. He may be that Thomas Cockey who married
Ruth Brown on 10 Mar 1788. In 1783, Thomas Cockey, Jr., owned part of
"Lands End" and part of Addition to Poor Jamaica Man's Plague. The will
of Thomas Cockey of Thomas made on 26 June 1812 and named the following
children: a. William Henry; Andrew Rodney; Thomas John; Mordecai Gist;
Elias Brown; Georgius Rex; (Ruth Brown - not named in her father's will;
married Stocksdale; she d. 16 Feb 1832 in her thirty-fourth year leaving
a husband and four small children.
It appears to me that BARNES acknowledges his "supposition." I know he
is generally a very precise, accurate author and genealogist, but
perhaps he is attrubiting grandchildren to the marriage?
Do you have any sources which will help sort this out? I would greatly
appreciate help. Neither of them give much on where these folks were
born, lived, married, died. Were they born in Cocleysville??
Callahan has Mordecai Gist Cockey son of John Robert and Deborah Stansbury Powell. The only other information she provided was that he was born 10 May 1849; d 17 Nov 1939; m. 24 Apr 1873 Mary Olivia ("Ollie") Slade; he inherited Arlington and thought trained in law at St. John's college, Annapolis, settled into the life of a farmer (don't blame him for that! - my comment) When his grown sons chose not to stay on the farm, he sold "Arlington" out of the family. Had 8 children one of whom was Mordecai Gist Cockey b. 4 Aug 1884 and moved to FL.