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- Letter, dated 3 September 1852, from Thomas S. Bocock (1815-1891) of Appomattox County, Virginia, to John K. Martin regretting that he could not meet with Martin while passing through Richmond, Virginia, while on his travels
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- Thomas S. Bocock was born 18 May 1815 in Buckingham County, Virginia. He graduated from Hampden-Sydney College with honors in 1838 and was admitted to the bar in 1840. Bocock represented Buckingham County in the House of Delegates from 1842 to 1844 and was instrumental in the creation of Appomattox County in 1845. Elected to the United States Congress in 1847, he remained until Virginia seceded in 1861, then served in the Confederate Congress from 1861 to 1865. Although active in postwar Virginia politics, Bocock only held office once more, when elected to represent Appomattox County in the House of Delegates from 1877 to 1879. He married Sarah Patrick Flood (1828-1850) 2 September 1846 and married Annie Holmes Faulkner (1834-1915), daughter of Charles James Faulkner (1806-1884), 4 October 1853. Bocock died in Appomattox County 5 August 1891.
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