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The South–Cockrell–Hargis family
is a family of politicians from the southern United States
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who achieved prominence in state and national offices, representing Virginia, Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi and Texas.
- John South, member of the Kentucky
The Commonwealth of Kentucky is a state located in the East Central United States of America. As classified by the United States Census Bureau, Kentucky is a Southern state, more specifically in the East South Central region. Kentucky is one of four U.S. states constituted as a commonwealth...
- Samuel South
Samuel South was born circa 1770 in Maryland. He was the second son of John South. The South family moved to Boonesborough when Samuel was still young. At the time, Boonesborough was in Fayette County in the District of Kentucky, a part of the state of Virginia...
1767-1832, Kentucky State Senator, Kentucky State Representative, Kentucky Treasurer 1818-1824. Son of John South.
- Jere South 1805-1880, Kentucky State Representative 1840, Kentucky State Senator 1843. Son of Samuel South.
- Thomas Perrin Cardwell 1829-1915, Kentucky State Representative 1864-1865, Kentucky State Senator 1865-1869. Son-in-law of Jere South. Brother of Kentucky State Representative Isaac Newton Cardwell.
- South Trimble
South Trimble was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky. He was a prominent member of the famed South–Cockrell–Hargis family of Southern politicians.-Biography:...
1864-1946, Kentucky State Representative, U.S. Representative from Kentucky 1901-1907, candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky. Grandson of Jere South.
- Jerry Curtis South 1867-1930, member of the Arkansas
Arkansas is a state located in the southern region of the United States. Its name is an Algonquian name of the Quapaw Indians. Arkansas shares borders with six states , and its eastern border is largely defined by the Mississippi River...
legislature 1891-1901. Grandson of Jere South.
- John Glover South 1873-1940, U.S. Minister to Panama
Panama , officially the Republic of Panama , is the southernmost country of Central America. Situated on the isthmus connecting North and South America, it is bordered by Costa Rica to the northwest, Colombia to the southeast, the Caribbean Sea to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. The...
1921-1930, U.S. Minister to Portugal
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1930-1933. Grandson of Jere South.
- Christine Bradley South 1879-1957, delegate to the Republican National Convention: 1920, 1928, and 1932, member of the Republican National Committee 1937. Daughter of U.S. Senator William O. Bradley, niece of Kentucky State Senator Thomas Zantzinger Morrow,, and first cousin of Kentucky Governor Edwin P. Morrow
Edwin Porch Morrow was an American politician who served as the 40th Governor of Kentucky from 1919 to 1923. He was the only Republican elected to this office between 1907 and 1927. He championed the typical Republican causes of his day, namely equal rights for African-Americans and the use of...
. Wife of John Glover South.
- E. Edgar Hume 1844-1911, Kentucky State Representative 1875-1877, Mayor of Frankfort, Kentucky
Frankfort is a city in Kentucky that serves as the state capital and the county seat of Franklin County. The population was 27,741 at the 2000 census; by population it is the 5th smallest state capital in the United States...
1905-1906. Grandson-in-law Jere South.
- South Strong 1880-1939, delegate to the Kentucky Constitutional Convention 1912, delegate to the Democratic National Convention 1912. Great grandson of Jere South.
- Eleanor Hume Offutt 1894-1955, delegate to the Democratic National Convention 1936 1940. Daughter of E. Edgar Hume.
- Simon Cockrell 1745-1835, Virginia
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House Delegate 1791-1793 1798-1800. Grandfather-in-law of Jere South.
- Moses Cockrell, Virginia House Delegate 1799-1800. Son of Simon Cockrell, grandfather-in-law of Jere South.
- Elisha Logan Cockrell 1823-1876, Kentucky State Representative 1847. Grandson of Simon Cockrell.
- Harrison Cockrell 1826-1876, Presidential Elector for Kentucky 1868, Kentucky State Senator 1869-1873, candidate for U.S. House of Representatives from Kentucky 1874. Grandson of Simon Cockrell.
- Jeremiah V. Cockrell
Jeremiah Vardaman Cockrell, also known as "Vard" Cockrell, was a U.S. Representative from Texas, after having served as a field commander in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War...
1832-1915, U.S. Representative from Texas
Texas is the second largest U.S. state by both area and population, and the largest state by area in the contiguous United States.The name, based on the Caddo word "Tejas" meaning "friends" or "allies", was applied by the Spanish to the Caddo themselves and to the region of their settlement in...
1893-1897. Grandson of Simon Cockrell.
- Francis Cockrell
Francis Marion Cockrell was a Confederate military commander and American politician from the state of Missouri. He served as a United States Senator from Missouri for five terms. He was a prominent member of the famed South–Cockrell–Hargis family of Southern politicians.-Early life:Cockrell was...
1834-1915, U.S. Senator from Missouri
Missouri is a US state located in the Midwestern United States, bordered by Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska. With a 2010 population of 5,988,927, Missouri is the 18th most populous state in the nation and the fifth most populous in the Midwest. It...
1875-1905. Grandson of Simon Cockrell.
- James K. Vardaman
James Kimble Vardaman was an American politician from the state of Mississippi, serving as Governor of Mississippi from 1904 to 1908 and in the U.S. Senate from 1913 to 1919. Vardaman, known as "The Great White Chief", advocated white supremacy...
Mississippi is a U.S. state located in the Southern United States. Jackson is the state capital and largest city. The name of the state derives from the Mississippi River, which flows along its western boundary, whose name comes from the Ojibwe word misi-ziibi...
State Representative 1890-1896, Governor of Mississippi 1904-1908, U.S. Senator from Mississippi 1913-1919. Cousin of U.S. Senator Hernando D. Money. Grandnephew of Simon Cockrell.
- John Louis Hargis 1802-1886, delegate to the Kentucky Constitutional Convention 1849, Kentucky State Representative 1855-1857.
- Thomas F. Hargis 1842-1903, Kentucky State Senator 1871-1875. Son of John Louis Hargis, son-in-law of Jerry Curtis South.
- John Seldon Hargis 1820-1892, Kentucky State Senator 1892. Nephew of John Louis Hargis.
- Archibald Calloway Cope 1828-1907, member of the Kentucky legislature 1887-1888. Son-in-law of John Louis Hargis.
- Alexander Hamilton Hargis 1859-1943, Kentucky State Senator 1892. Son of John Seldon Hargis.
- James H. Hargis 1862-1908, member of the Kentucky Democratic Central Committee 1899-1907. Son of John Seldon Hargis.