In January 1768 Mayor Cocke issued a statement regarding a small pox outbreak in Williamsburg. He tried to assure the people by saying, "it is thought proper to advertise all persons concerned that the Common Hall have taken, and continue to take, every prudent precaution to prevent the spreading of that contagion."
Cocke's daughter Elizabeth married Col. James Innes.
- [Areas Adjacent to the Restored Area Architectural Report, Block 00, Architectural Research Office, 1956.]
- Block 36, Lot 212 & 217 Historical Report, Mary A. Stephenson, 1961
- [http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/schools/wmmary/quarterly/v25n3/pg161-164.txt The Flat Hat Club; Wm. and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 25, No. 3.