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Henry Remps Cockerell was born Oct. 1, 1826 in AL and died Sept. 3, 1883 in Freestone Co. TX, buried in the Old Rehoboth Cemetery. He was a son of John Cockerell, Jr. of Nash Co. NC. He married Elizabeth (Liza) E. (maybe Ellen) Strickland, born Jan. 13, 1830 in SC and died April 7, 1906 in Freestone County, TX and is buried in Old Rehoboth Cemetery in Freestone County, TX. They were married 1846 - 1847. She was the daughter of Mr. Strickland and Malinda Chamblee Strickland.

The John Cockerell, Jr. family appears to have moved from Nash Co. NC to Greene Co. AL 1820-1821. The Henry Remps Cockerell family moved to Freestone County, TX probably by 1852-1853 at a time when related Chamblee family members from Pickens County, AL also made the move. The family lived near Stewards Mill in northern Freestone Co. TX.