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COCHRAN FAMILY HISTORY©

Revised 12 March 2006

 

Cochran - also known as Cochrane in Ireland.

The name Cochrane in Ireland is often of immigrant origin having been brought to Ulster by settlers from Scotland, especially during the seventeenth century. The native Gaelic O'Corcrain and Mac Corcrain Septs of Counties Fermanagh and Offaly sometimes adopted Cochrane as the anglicized form of their name, instead of the more usual Corcoran.

This info is taken from the book Timber Ridge Church: A Two Hundred Year Heritage of Presbyterian Faith 1786-1986:  

Page 156: Robert and Margaret Evans Cochran
The Cochran family from Antrim, Ulster Ireland were of Scotch ancestry and came to Cochranville, Chester County, Pennsylvania between 1760-70.
George Cochran, father of Robert, came from Washington County, Tennessee to Meadow Creek, Greene County, Tennessee where he was taxed for land on the Chuckey River in 1809-17. From the Greene County Will executed Monday 27 July 1829 of George Cochran his children named were: 1) John deceased. 2) Samuel, married (1) Mary Ann Cochran (2) Eliza Jane Hale, Ann McCrain, Jamison, Robert married Margaret A . Evans, George, Carolyn married John Dunlap, Margaret (Peggy) deceased. Executors; John Dunlap, Thomas Magill.
From Chronicles of the Scotch Irish Settlement of Virginia, Augusta County 1745-1800 Vol. 2 Chalkey listed George Cochran and Margaret Henry daughter of James Craig (consent) witnesses, David Humphreys, Jno. McCutchan, surety, Samuel McCutchan.
Robert born 1798 and wife Margaret Evans Cochran born 1804 were early members of Timber Ridge Church. Margaret's parents were Jonathan and Hannah Cravens Evans listed in the first church session book in 1786. Robert and Margaret both members of Timber Ridge Presbyterian Church were parents 1) Eliza Cochran married Robert Lauderdale. Children-Robert. Married Ellen Hogan. Their children : Bulah, Howard, John and Robert 2) Myrtle Lauderdale married Charlie Derry, children; Marion, Ellen, Helen 3) Hubert Lauderdale married Della Gammons - son Alexander married Leona Hutton, child Barbara married Carl Belcher. Robert and Eliza Lauderdale son Sanford married Evie Pates, child Madge married Lacy Wykle; children; Virginia and Betty Ruth 4) Bruce Lauderdale never married 5) Sheldon Lauderdale died young.
Robert and Margaret Cochran's second child James Sr. married Minerva Sheffy. Sons James, William and Robert Jr. all died while in the Civil War. They were buried in a Confederate Cemetery in Chicago, Illinois. Martha Cochran made her later home with her sister Sarah wife of Andrew Dickson Susong at the Susong home place. Jane died December 5, 1862.
The Cochran family all members of Timber Ridge Church lived in the quaint white house on the Warrensburg Road near Timber Ridge where Douglas and Kathy Bowers Duncan now live.
Robert Cochran was awakened by a disturbing noise in the Cochran barn January 28, 1864, upon arrival he discovered the Civil war Troops were taking his sons horse. Shots fired at 11:00p.m. resulted in Robert's death at 8:00a.m. leaving wife Margaret and daughters Eliza, Martha and Sara as surviving members of the Cochran family. A large collection of Civil War letters from the three sons give insight into conditions of survival during this period of church and community History in the Timber Ridge area.
Page 157 The James and Minerva Sheffy Cochran Family 
James Cochran was the son of Robert and Margaret Evans Cochran of timber Ridge, Tennessee, born 1832. James died in the Civil War, February 2, 1865. William and Robert Cochran, Jr. both of whom died while in Camp during the Civil War. James death left his wife Minerva Sheffy born 1835, died 1888 with children 1) James D. born May 7, 1860 , died Dec. 1895, married Catherine Hartman, Mosheim, Tennessee born December 10, 1857, Greene County, Tennessee, died May 5, 1888. Children: William Rufus Cochran born March 9, 1884, died April 26, 1953, Greene County , Tennessee married Nellie Ruth Sheffey, January 10, 1920 born January 29, 1900. Children: Lula Kathryn, Eugene Kenneth: Josephine married Caney Mcnew. Their children were: Edna, Fred, and Josephine who married Charlie Gregory- Children Ruth, Sammy remained in Greene County, Tennessee. Caney Mcnew married 20 Mabel Miller born September 12, 1887 (a granddaughter of Elija Bordon). Isaac Cadwell Cochran of James D. and Catherine, born about 1886, died 1927-married Effie Alta-Mira Hartman. Children: a) Helen K., married Henry Seaver. Children: William Henry married Wilma Aletha Shields. Child: Katherine D. Seaver b) Emily F. Cochran married Clarence Rudolph Payne. c)Virginia Josephine married Walter Faye Johnson-no children. Second child of James D. Cochran and Minerva Sheffey was Ida Cochran born May 5, 1863, died September 27, 1901 married a Sisk. Third Child: Sally (Sarah) Cochran born May 5, 1863, died May 27, 1917, married Tolbert F. Seay born October 10, 1858, died may, 1928. Children: Bonnie. Married Andrew Rader. Father Henry Rader of Virginia and Tennessee. Children Frank and Gay Rader. b) Trixie Seay married Louis Hartman-children: Lucille, John, Bill, Reggie, Selma, Helen, (c) Bruce Seay married Nuckey Hartman, daughter of Rufus Hartman, children were Vida, Marcella and Dewey.
THIRD CHILD: LAYFAYETTE "FATE" COCHRAN'S CHILDREN WERE: THEODORE AND CLARK COCHRAN. FATE MOVED TO THE FARM OF HIS SISTER SALLY AND TOL SEAY WHO RAISED CLARK AND THEODORE. CLARK COCHRAN married Fannie Luttrell, Knoxville. Bothe Clark and Fannie lived in the home of Marion and Anne Evans Susong in the 1910's as young people. After a few years Clark and Fannie were married and a daughter, (Norma Payne) lives in Knoxville. THEODORE COCHRAN MARRIED GLADYS CROCKETT, CHILDREN: RALPH, Irene, Ethel, Billy Nell, Vivian, Dorothy, Stella , James, and Ronnie Cochran . James D. Cochran's grandfather George Cochran came from Washington County, Tennessee, to Greene County, Tennessee, the Meadow Creek area, where his son Samuel Cochran an elder in the Meadow Creek Church lived with his wife Mary and grandfather of James D.. Cochran, will names nine children and he request "Bury me between my wife and son". Pale graves with Mulberry paling and locust posts. 16-4-1829. James Cochran's father Robert Cochran was killed by horse thieves, Civil War, at his barn on the Warrensburg road. The Robert and Margarte Cochran Family were early members of Timber Ridge Church. Only daughters Eliza, Martha and Sarah and mother Margaret E. Cochran were left to carry on after the Civil War.
* This information was contributed by Katherine Harmon who is now deceased.

Copies of the Book are available by writing or phoning :
Mrs. Frances G. Brumley 
2675 Old Kentucky Rd. 
Mosheim, Tn 37818-5042
423-422-4415
Price-19.00 

(submitted by:  Kim Cochran Seeber.  Thanks Kim)

Ancestors of Margaret Jane Cochran

 

Generation No. 1

1. Margaret Jane Cochran1, born 11 Feb 1835 in Greene County, Tennessee; died 09 Jul 1907 in Greenville, Greene, Tennessee. She was the daughter of 2. Samuel Cochran and 3. Eliza Jane Hale. She married (1) Samuel W. Love2,3,4,5 29 Sep 1846 in Greene Co, Tennessee. He was born 07 Mar 1823 in Greeneville, Greene Co, Tennessee, and died 19 Feb 1891 in Greeneville, Greene Co, Tennessee. He was the son of Charles Love and Hannah Evans.

Generation No. 2

2. Samuel Cochran6,7,8, born 09 Oct 1800 in Tennessee; died 07 Aug 1887 in Greene Co, Tennessee. He was the son of 4. George Cochran and 5. Margaret Henry. He married 3. Eliza Jane Hale 18 Mar 1847 in Greene, Tennessee.

3. Eliza Jane Hale, born 13 Jan 1820 in Tennessee; died 28 Dec 1910 in Greene Co., Tennessee.

Children of Samuel Cochran and Eliza Hale are:

i. Martha Emeline Cochran, born 1824 in Greene County, Tennessee.

1 ii. Margaret Jane Cochran, born 11 Feb 1835 in Greene County, Tennessee; died 09 Jul 1907 in Greenville, Greene, Tennessee; married Samuel W. Love 29 Sep 1846 in Greene Co, Tennessee.

iii. William H. Cochran, born 1839 in Greene County, Tennessee9

iv. James Alfred Cochran, born 1848 in Greene County, Tennessee; married Susan E. Taylor; born 20 Oct 1852; died 09 Aug 1924 in Greene Co, Tennessee.

v. John J. Cochran, born 1849 in Greene County, Tennessee.

vi. Mary Ann Cochran9, born 1851 in Greene County, Tennessee.

vii. Elizabeth Amanda Cochran, born 1852 in Greene County, Tennessee.

viii. Joseph D. Cochran, born 1856 in Greene County, Tennessee; died 1856 in died in infancy.

ix. Alpha Elizabeth Cochran10, born 26 Jul 1856 in Greene Co, Tennessee10; died 11 Oct 1939 in Greeneville, Greene Co, Tennessee10; married Alford Douglas Kiser; born 06 Nov 1859 in Greene Co, Tennessee10; died 07 Jul 1903 in Greeneville, Greene Co, Tennessee10.

x. Infant Cochran, born 1858 in Greene County, Tennessee; died 1858.

Generation No. 3

4. George Cochran, born Abt. 1768 in Washington County, Tennessee; died 27 Jul 1829 in Meadow Creek, Greene, Tennessee. He was the son of 8. James D. Cochran. He married 5. Margaret Henry Abt. 1789.

5. Margaret Henry, born Abt. 1768. She was the daughter of 10. James Craig.

Children of George Cochran and Margaret Henry are:

i. John Cochran11, born Abt. 1790; died 1883 in Albemarle, VA, USA11

ii. Ann Cochran, born Abt. 1791; married Unknown McCrain; born Abt. 1791.

iii. Jameson Cochran, born Abt. 1792.

iv. George Cochran, born Abt. 1793.

v. Caroline Cochran, born Abt. 1794; married John Dunlap; born Abt. 1794.

vi. Peggy Cochran, born Abt. 1795; married Henry Unknown; born Abt. 1795.

vii. Martha Cochran, born Abt. 1796; married Unknown Mitchell; born Abt. 1796.

viii. James Cochran, born Abt. 1797; married (1) Unknown Marchal; born Abt. 1797; married (2) Mary Unknown; born 1796 in Virginia.

ix. Robert H. Cochran, born 1798 in Tennessee; died in Illinois; married Margaret Ann Evans 12 Sep 1828 in Green Co. Tennessee; born 1804 in Greene Co. Tennessee; died 28 Jan 1864 in Near Camp Douglas Illinois.

2 x. Samuel Cochran, born 09 Oct 1800 in Tennessee; died 07 Aug 1887 in Greene Co, Tennessee; married (1) Mary Ann Cochran; married (2) Eliza Jane Hale 18 Mar 1847 in Greene, Tennessee.

xi. William May Cochran, born 03 Apr 1875; married Marion D. Unknown; born Abt. 1875; died 1890.

Generation No. 4

8. James D. Cochran, born Abt. 1747.

Child of James D. Cochran is:

4 i. George Cochran, born Abt. 1768 in Washington County, Tennessee; died 27 Jul 1829 in Meadow Creek, Greene, Tennessee; married Margaret Henry Abt. 1789.

10. James Craig, born Abt. 1848.

Child of James Craig is:

5 i. Margaret Henry, born Abt. 1768; married George Cochran Abt. 1789.

 

Endnotes

1. OneWorldTreeSM, Ancestry.com. One World Tree (sm) [database online]. Provo, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc.

2. 1870 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census. [database on-line] Provo, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2003-. Indexed by Ancestry.com from microfilmed schedules of the 1870 U.S. Federal Decennial Census.1870 United States Federal Census. [database online] Provo, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2003. Original data: Data imaged from National Archives and Records Administration. 1870 Federal Population Census. M593, 1,761 rolls; part of Minnesota T132, 13 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. District 3, Greene, Tennessee, post office Caney Branch, roll 1531, page 197, image 61.

3. 1850 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005. Original data: United States. 1850 United States Federal Census. M432, 1009 rolls. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C. Division 9, Greene, Tennessee, roll M432_880, page 215, image 431.

4. 1880 United States Federal Census, 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints© Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site. District 3, Greene, Tennessee, ED 45, roll T9_1258, page 46A, image .

5. Tennessee Census, 1810-91, Jackson, Ronald V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp. Tennessee Census, 1810-91. [database on-line] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 1999-. Compiled and digitized by Mr. Jackson and AIS from microfilmed schedules of the U.S. Federal Decennial Census, territorial/state censuses, and/or census substitutes.

6. OneWorldTreeSM, Ancestry.com. One World Tree (sm) [database online]. Provo, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc.

7. 1880 United States Federal Census, 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints© Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site. District 8, Greene, Tennessee, ED 45, roll T9_1258, page 45.4000, image .

8. 1830 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com. 1830 U.S. Federal Census [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States. 1830 United States Federal Census. M19, 201 rolls. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C. Not Stated, Greene, Tennessee, roll 180, page 164, image 330.

9. 1860 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States. 1860 United States Federal Census. M653, 1438 rolls. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C. District 3, Greene, Tennessee, post office Caney Branch, roll M653_1252, page 221, image 49.

10. Family Data Collection - Individual Records, Edmund West, comp. Family Data Collection - Individual Records. [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000.

11. OneWorldTreeSM, Ancestry.com. One World Tree (sm) [database online]. Provo, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc.

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