Alexander Cockcroft along with his brothers William and Allen lived in Beaufort Dist., SC.  Alexander lived in St. Helena Parish and the following is information concerning him.

Descendants of Alexander Cockcroft

Generation No. 1

1. ALEXANDER5 COCKCROFT (WILLIAM4, OGDEN3, THOMAS2, WILLIAM1) was born 1796 in Edgefield Co., SC, and died Bet. 1870 - 1880 in Probably Newberry Co., SC. He married (1) ELIZABETH Abt. 1825 in Probably Edgefield Dist., SC. She was born 1805 in South Carolina, and died Bet. 1851 - 1858 in SC. He married (2) MARGARET Bet. 1858 - 1860 in Probably SC. She was born 1800 in SC, and died Aft. 1870 in SC.

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More About ALEXANDER COCKCROFT:

Census 1: 1830, Beaufort Dist., St. Helena Parish, SC (Source: 1830 Census, Beaufort Dist., St. Helena Parish, SC, 287, Alexander Corkeroft 1 male under 5 1 male 30-40 1 female 30-40 2 slaves 5 in household.)

Census 2: November 1840, Beaufort Dist., St. Helena Parish, SC (Source: 1840 Census, Beaufort District, SC, 260, this census does not include Sarah O. Cockcroft who would have been a newborn at this time. (see 1850 census)A Cockcroft 1 male 30-40 1 female 30-40 187 in household Actually, A Cockeroft had 68 male slaves, 107 females for a total of 175; 98 of these in agriculture, 2 in manufacutre.)

Census 3: Bet. October 03 - 14, 1850, Beaufort Dist.,St. Helena Parish, SC (Source: 1850 Census, Beaufort District, SC, 12, Alexander Cockroft, 53, Planter, b SC, no real or personal estate value listedElizabeth Cockroft, 45 F, b SCSarah O Cockroft, 10, F, b SCMary J Cockroft, 8, F, b SC.)

Census 4: 1860, Beaufort Dist.,St. Helena Parish, SC (Source: 1860 Census, Beaufort Dist, SC, 9, Alex Cockeroft, 65, Overseer, no prop value, pers estate value $10,000 b SCMary P Cockeroft, 60, b SCCornelia Daniels, 23, F, b SCAnn E Daniels, 20, F, b SCMary R Daniels, 18, F, b SC.)

Census 5: July 02, 1870, Newberry Co., SC (Source: 1870 Census, Newberry Co., Mendenhall Township, SC, 619, Elaxander Cockcraft, 74, M, W, Farmer, personal estate value $400, b SC, father of foreign birthMargaret Cockcraft, 70, F, W, Keep House, b SC, father of foreign birth, mother of foreign birth.)

Lived in: 1820, Edgefield Co., SC (Source: bought land on Red Bank Cr and Little Saluda in 1820.)

Property: December 08, 1820, Edgefield Dist., SC (Source: [copy enclosed from LDS microfilm renumbered ED99 at SC Archives]: Levi Bledsoe of District of Edgefield for $193.12 to Alexander Cockeroft, 128 3/4 acres on waters of Red Bank Creek and Saluda River, dated 8 Dec 1820. Plat included. Levi Bledsoe (Seal),Wit: Jesse Blocker, Allen Cockeroft. Resurveyed 8 Dec 1820. Mildred Bledsoe, wife of Levi, relinquished dower 28 Aug 1821 before Thoams Dozier, J. Q. Proved by the oath of Allen Cockeroff 28 Aug 1821. Recorded 3 Sept 1821. Comments: The acreage is not exact, but I find no other tract to Alexander Cockeroft, and if he had owned another tract besides this one, it would have been listed on the tax return also. Additional- ly, I did not find a deed from Alexander Cockeroft selling this tract prior to 1824.)

Children of ALEXANDER COCKCROFT and ELIZABETH are:


William Cockcroft married Sara Georgham of Beaumont.  Below is his genealogy report.

Descendants of William Cockcroft

Generation No. 1

1. WILLIAM5 COCKCROFT (WILLIAM4, OGDEN3, THOMAS2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1800 in Edgefield Co., South Carolina (Source: 1830 census, Beaufort Dist, St. Helena Parish, SC.), and died Bet. 1843 - 1849 in Probably Henry Co., AL. He married SARAH SUGGS GEOGHAN (Source: Gen Forum) Abt. 1828 in Alabama (Source: Wiligan S Cockcroft) as shown in 1850 census of W. R. Davis is 21. He is most certainly not the son of Davis.). She was born 1811 in Beaufort District, SC (Source: Gen Forum.), and died Bef. April 23, 1881.

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More About WILLIAM COCKCROFT:

Census 1: 1830, Beaufort Dist, St. Helena Parish, SC (Source: 1830 Census, Beaufort Dist., St. Helena Parish, SC, 287, William Corkeroft 1 male 30-40 1 female 20-30 2 slaves 4 in household.)

Census 2: 1840, Henry Co., AL (Source: 1840 Census, Southern District, Henry County, Alabama, 1840 Census, Henry Co., AL Roll 2, #164 Southern Dist William Cockroft Males: 2 under 5 (James & Alexander) 1 (5-10) (Wiligan?) 1 (30-40) (William)Females: 1 (30-40) (Sarah).)

Promissory Note: March 31, 1840, Henry Co., AL (Source: Know all men ...that I, William Cockcroft of first part and Andrew Culpepper and James M. Cockcroft of second. Witnesseth Wm Cockcroft for and in consideration that Andrew Culpeper and James M. Cockcroft have become his securities to a certain promissary note to Bennett Chitty and Grace has conveyed for the time being to the said Anderson Culpeper and James M Cockcroft the following tracts of land...Section 32...Section 38 in Township 8 of Range 28 containing 200.23/100 acres...within Sparta Land office District to have and to hold until before mentioned debt of debts are fully paid by the said Wm Cockcroft...this 31 day of March 1840. signed by Wm Cockcroft.Test: A. V. Pattman and L. B. Geoghagom Recorded 2nd April AD 1840.)

Property 1: May 14, 1837, buys 40a, Henry Co., AL, doc 2464

Property 2: May 15, 1837, buys 80a Henry Co. AL, doc #2463

Property 3: August 15, 1837, buys 80.25a, Henry Co., AL, doc 3983

More About SARAH SUGGS GEOGHAN:

Census 1: 1850, Henry Co., AL (Source: 1850 Census, Henry Co. , Alabama, 439, W. R. Davis 30 b in SC Sarah J. " 41 b AL Wiligan S. " 21 b AL Alexander Cockcroft age 15 b AL James Cockcroft 10 b AL Allen Cockcroft 8 b AL Caroline Cockcroft 6 b AL.)

Census 2: 1840, Henry Co., AL (Source: 1840 Census, Henry Co., AL, 164, William Cockroft 1 males under 5 1 male 5-10 1 male 30-40 1 female 30-40.)

Children of WILLIAM COCKCROFT and SARAH GEOGHAN are:


This is the final Cockcroft, descended from Ogden, who lived albeit a short time in Beaufort District, SC.

Descendants of Allen Cockcroft

Generation No. 1

1. ALLEN5 COCKCROFT (WILLIAM4, OGDEN3, THOMAS2, WILLIAM1) was born 1803 in Edgefield Co., SC, and died Aft. 1840 in Beaufort or Colleton Co.., South Carolina. He married MARTHA Abt. 1825 in SC. She was born 1810 in SC, and died Bet. 1870 - 1880 in Colleton Co., SC.

More About ALLEN COCKCROFT:

Census 1: 1830, Beaufort Dist., St. Helena Parish, SC (Source: 1830 Census, Beaufort Dist., St. Helena Parish, SC, 287, Allen Corkeroft 1 male under 5 1 male 20-30 1 female 20-30 no slaves 3 in household.)

Census 2: 1840, Beaufort Dist., Prince William Parish, SC (Source: 1840 Census, Beaufort District, SC, 255, Allen Cockroft 1 male 30-40 1 female 5-10 1 female 30-40.)

More About MARTHA:

Census: 1850, Colleton Co., SC

Children of ALLEN COCKCROFT and MARTHA are:


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