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Washington D. C. Cochran

Male Abt 1837 - 1863  (~ 26 years)

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  • Name Washington D. C. Cochran  [1, 2
    Born Abt 1837  Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Aug 1863  Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • "....never married and died in the Civil War at Vermillionville, Louisiana, on Aug 10, 1863."
    Person ID I41009  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 28 Aug 2012 

    Father William Alexander Cochran,   b. 5 Oct 1802, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1879, Jasper, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Mary "Polly" Bennington,   b. Abt 1808, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 10 Feb 1827  Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Glass Cochran came to America about 1734 from County Armagh in Northern Ireland. He was eighteen and of Scottish descent. He married Sarah Hamilton of Marblehead, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of Robert and Mary Hamilton. Glass and Sarah settled in Blandford, Massachusetts, in the northern part of the township, next to a large pond named in his honor, Cochran Pond. He died in 1795 and is buried there along with his wife and several family members in the old cemetery on Blandford Hill. He was the father of Robert, John, Susanna, Cornelius, Abner, Molly, Amos. and Glass. Amos, we assume, died before reaching adulthood, as we can find no further reference to him. The youngest son, Glass married Mehitable Fuller of Connecticut. Mehitable's family was the well established Fuller family of Massachusetts and Connecticut, descendents of Robert Fuller, who came to America in 1636. Glass and Mehitable "Hetty" were the parents of thirteen children, namely Nathaniel, Harper, Lydia, John, James, Juliet, Charles, William, Joseph Sidney, Henry, Harreson, Betsy, and Sarah. Only nine of these thirteen lived to marry and raise families of their own. Lydia, Juliet, Charles, and Harreson, all died as infants or young children. In 1803/ Glass joined a group of Massachusetts and Connecticut Pioneers in forming the Scioto Land company and the family settled in Franklin County in the newly formed State of Ohio, near what is now Worthington. Here Glass was elected Justice of the Peace, as was his father and brothers back in Blandford. He served, along with his sons, Nathaniel, Harper, and John, in the War of 1812. About 1817, the family moved westward again and settled in Palmyra Township in Knox County, lndiana. Glass died there in 1822. About this time, several of his children moved over into the newly formed County of Greene. Here they operated a grist mill on Doane's Creek in Taylor Township. William (COCHRAN) married Mary "Pol1y" BENNINGTON' Betsy married Rubin Bennington; James married Rosanna Manning; and Sarah married Obadiah Barker. Eventually, Nathaniel, William, Joseph Sidney, Henry, Betsy, and their respective families, along with their mother, Mehitable, traveled west by covered wagon to settle in Texas. Harper went to Arkansas, and John settled in Illinois. Only James and Sarah stayed behind in Greene County. There are now five and six generations of the Cochran and Barker families that have called Greene County home.
      Submitted by. Judie Cochrane
      Source: Greene County, Indiana
      File No. 911 .242
      Lewis Library, Vincennes, University

    Family ID F6858  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S327] Dore, Barbara Yancey ( "Southeast Texas Regional Gedcom Project", (Dore, Barbara Yancey "Southeast Texas Regional Gedcom Project"; ; Updated Tue Feb 24 22:17:40 2004 This Gedcom contains many regionally located but sometimes unconnected Southeast Texas persons. Some of the information has been collected during Barbara's past 35 years of family research. Many undocumented families in the area are included. ALWAYS verify!!).

    2. [S98] 1860 United States Federal Census [ database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004., (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860. M653, 1,438 rolls. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1860 United States Federal Census, the Eighth Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, age as of the census day, sex, color; birthplace, occupation of males over age fifteen, and more. No relationships were shown between members of a household. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1860 Federal Census.), Texas, Newton County, PO Newton Enumerated 16 and 17 July 1870 Page 50 326-326 (Reliability: 3).