John Hartwell Cocke was a farmer
whose plantation, Bremo, in Fluvanna County, was both architecturally and
scientifically innovative. He also was a reformer who advocated temperance, the end
of tobacco production in central Virginia, and the colonization of the state's slaves.
Closely involved with the founding of
the University of Virginia, he served on the school's board of visitors from
1819 until 1856. Born in Surry
County, Cocke i. . .
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