Finding aid to the Leonie Doss Cocke (1915-2008) Family Papers

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JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
2311 Memorial Avenue
Lynchburg, Virginia 24501
(434) 846-0501
LEONIE DOSS COCKE (1915-2008) FAMILY PAPERS
The collection includes a personal diary (1930-1931), three autograph books (19281930), correspondence, report cards, invitations and greeting cards of Leonie Doss. The
miscellaneous business papers of Thomas W. Cocke (1819-1888) of Pittsylvania County,
Virginia comprise the major portion of the collection. Also included are the Civil War letters of
Azariah F. M. Haynes (1842-1880) to Harriet J. Cocke (1844-1880) and a privately published
booklet, The Cocke Family, written by Leonie Doss Cocke.
BOX 1

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Booklet – The Cocke Family (1967)
Miscellaneous papers – 1700s
Miscellaneous papers – 1800s
Miscellaneous papers – 1800s (continued)
Miscellaneous papers – 1830s
Miscellaneous papers – 1840s
Miscellaneous papers – 1850s
Miscellaneous papers – 1860s
Miscellaneous papers – 1870-1873
Miscellaneous papers – 1874-1876
Miscellaneous papers – 1877-1879
Miscellaneous papers – 1880-1885

BOX 2

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Miscellaneous papers – 1887-1889
Miscellaneous papers – 1890s
Miscellaneous papers - Undated
Miscellaneous papers - Scraps
Miscellaneous family letters
Civil War letters – A.F.M.Haynes to Harriet J. Cocke
Diary (1930) and Autograph Books (1928-1931) – Leonie Doss
Cards sent to Leonie Doss (1930s)
Invitations received by Leonie Doss (1930s)
Correspondence and report cards – Leonie Doss
Virginia Laws Made Plain (1923); Premium Catalog Reliable Sales Corp.

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LEONIE DOSS COCKE (1915-2008) FAMILY PAPERS (Cont’d.)
LEONIE DOSS COCKE (1915-2008)
Leonie Doss was born 9 June 1915 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, the daughter of
Robert Lester Doss and Maude Leslie Hardy. In 1936, she married Brice Tinsley Cocke, son of
Winbern Cocke and Helen Martha Owen. She was co-author, with Virginia Webb Cocke, of
Cockes and Cousins. Leonie Doss Cocke died 31 August 2008 in Lynchburg, Virginia, and was
buried in Fort Hill Memorial Park.
THOMAS W. COCKE (1819-1888)
Thomas Cocke (no middle name but used initial W with Thomas) was born 10 April
1819 and died 8 February 1888. He was buried in the Wagner Graveyard, Pittsylvania County,
near Gretna, Virginia, known earlier as Whittles Depot. He owned over a thousand acres of land
at the time of his death. He did not believe in slavery and never owned one. When he needed
help on the farm, he would hire from neighbors. During the Civil War he was a prison guard of
Federal prisoners near Danville, Virginia. Thomas W. Cocke was a very progressive farmer and
planter. Among his papers are receipts for improved machinery for both farm and home. He
was a tobacco planter and had an improved orchard. He had accounts with merchants in
Lynchburg and Danville. Hundreds of receipts are marked “paid in full”, this being one of his
strictest policies.
[Adapted from The Cocke Family (1967) by Leonie Doss Cocke, privately published, p. 6]

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JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
2311 Memorial Avenue
Lynchburg, Virginia 24501
(434) 846-0501
LEONIE DOSS COCKE (1915-2008) FAMILY PAPERS
The collection includes a personal diary (1930-1931), three autograph books (19281930), correspondence, report cards, invitations and greeting cards of Leonie Doss. The
miscellaneous business papers of Thomas W. Cocke (1819-1888) of Pittsylvania County,
Virginia comprise the major portion of the collection. Also included are the Civil War letters of
Azariah F. M. Haynes (1842-1880) to Harriet J. Cocke (1844-1880) and a privately published
booklet, The Cocke Family, written by Leonie Doss Cocke.
[Detailed finding guide available with the collection.]

MS1032

Dublin Core

Title

Finding aid to the Leonie Doss Cocke (1915-2008) Family Papers

Subject

Manuscript finding aid
Cocke, Leonie Doss (1915-2008)
Cocke, Thomas, W. (1819-1888)
Haynes, Azariah F.M. (1842-1880)
Cocke, Harriet J. (1844-1880)

Description

Manuscript finding aid for the Leonie Doss Cocke (1915-2008) Family Papers held at Jones Memorial Library

Creator

George M. Jones Memorial Library

Publisher

George M. Jones Memorial Library

Date

2023

Rights

George M. Jones Memorial Library

Format

Adobe portable document file (pdf)

Language

English

Identifier

MS1032FA

Citation

George M. Jones Memorial Library, “Finding aid to the Leonie Doss Cocke (1915-2008) Family Papers,” Digital Collections, accessed March 2, 2024, https://digitaljones.omeka.net/items/show/43.