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George D. Cock Family Papers

Identifier: SFHL-SC-174
This small collection includes George D. Cock's journal in two bound volumes of his trip in 1843 from his home in Brownsville, Pennsylvania, through Quaker communities in the East, including Philadelphia and Baltimore. The journal includes comments on his courtship of Susan W. Smith, who he married in 1845. The collection also includes a balance sheet from 1843 on freight carried, his marriage certificate, and a letter from his daughter, Marion Cock, which includes family information.


  • 1843-1932-bulk 1843


Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.


.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet (1 folder.))

Biographical / Historical

George D. Cock, a Hicksite Quaker, was born in 1816 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, the son of William and Elizabeth Cock. He married Susan W. Smith, daughter of Amos and Rebecca Smith at Little Falls Monthly Meeting, Maryland, in 1845. Cock worked on a riverboat on the Monangahela River, and later as a businessman in Baltimore, Maryland. He died in 1882.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Marion Cock. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1932.
Immediate Source of Acquisition Source of acquisition--Edwin B. Cox. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1997.

Local Note

Acc. 97-058.


Inventory of George D. Cock Family Papers
Description rules
Archives, Personal Papers, and Manuscripts (APPM)

Revision Statements

  • January 2017: Title and minor corrections, S. Morikawa

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