Courage & Contradiction

David Sackville Cooke, Pvt.

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Title

David Sackville Cooke, Pvt.

Subject

United States -- Texas -- Williamson County.
War (Civil War).

Description

David Sackville Cooke, Pvt. Cooke was born December 24, 1829, to Melchizedek Brim Cooke and Lucy Ann Jones in Madison County, Tennessee. He was orphaned at an early age and came to Williamson County, Texas, in the 1850’s with relatives.

He joined the Williamson County Grays on October 1, 1862, in Georgetown, Texas. He served in Company C with his brother-in-laws, James F. Lewis, Samuel Lewis and Hiram Mack Burrows.

He was discharged in January 1863 because of bladder and kidney disease. Captain Burrows described him in the discharge papers as:
"thirty-three years of age, five feet six inches high, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, and by occupation when enlisted a Farmer."

He was Chief Justice of Williamson County from 1861-1862 and 1866-1867. He died of typhoid fever on August 19, 1879, and is buried in the Cooke Cemetery in Weir, Williamson County, Texas.

Rights

All rights to the images are held by the respective holding institution. This image is posted for non-profit educational purposes, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce images and/or for copyright information, contact The Williamson Museum, 716 S. Austin Ave, Georgetown, TX 78626.

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Type

Photograph

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Citation

“David Sackville Cooke, Pvt.,” Courage & Contradiction, accessed October 23, 2017, http://civilwar.williamsonmuseumexhibits.org/items/show/40.