I need help with find more family for the cochran side of the family.

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It's my dad's side of the family. I'm trying to find out more about his dads side. This is how far the I got. Elisha A. Cochran Birth 15 JULY 1795 in Gwinnett County, Georgia, USADeath July 1871 in Cobb County, Georgia, USA.His wife was, Cynthina Horn Birth 15 may 1802 in North Carolina, USADeath December 21, 1874 in Cobb County, Georgia, USA

 I do know that my dad told me that  my 2nd grandfather was full blooded irish.  He would be, Henry fletcher cochran, Birth 09 Aug 1868 in Georgia, USADeath 14 Oct 1929 in Georgia, USA


I'm stuck about can't find anyone past my 4th great grandfather. I know thatMy dad's fathers side is irish but can't find where and his mother's side is amercan indian.
Any help would be helpfull.  
asked in Genealogy Help by Wendy Verostko G2G Crew (970 points)
edited by Keith Hathaway
First question: Do you have a clue about his parent's names? I have found several possibilities...not documented but they might provide you with a direction to head in your digging.

I've found several trees that list his father as William Charles Cochran b. 1770-75ish. married to Elizabeth Brock b. 1772ish. These two are out of South Carolina according to the record.

Another possible is a William Winn Cockerham (this is one variation for Cochran) married to a Nancy Estes. No location on these two.

You might also try the spelling Cockeran since I found Elisha with that spelling same birth year at least once.


Again no documentation that I could find on this in the short time I looked at it but may help direction wise....for William Charles Cochran parents listed are Alexander Cochran b. 1738ish married to Elizabeth Camp b. 1745ish. Alexander is listed as coming from Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. (Note found an alternative location on another tree: Stoneykirk, Wigtown, Scotland and this one had a baptism record attached)Elizabeth from North Carolina.

Alexander's parents are listed as Alexander Cochran b. 1701 and Margaret Buchanan b. 1709. Both from Paisley Abbey, Renfrewshire, Scotland. Found an alternative (see above) with the mother listed as Janet McGaw

One more possibility and then I am off to bed...lol


Same progression...William Charles Cochran married to Elizabeth Brock both out of South Carolina...William's father being Alexander Cochran b.1742 but this time from Chester, Pennsylvania died in South Carolina and Alexander's father being James Cochran b. 1698 from Mayboy, Londonderry, Ulster, Ireland died 22 May 1768 in West Fallowfield, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

I also randomly found one tree with his father listed as Charles Weatherford out of North Carolina b.1720.

Sorry I couldn't find anything concrete or documented but hope that if you didn't have these potentials before that they might be useful in heading you in the right direction.

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Name: Henry F Cochran
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Event Date: 14 Oct 1929
Death Year (Estimated): 1929
Event Place: Vinings, Cobb, Georgia, United States
Gender: Male
Race (Original): White
Race: White
Age (Expanded): 61 years 2 months
Birth Year (Estimated): 1868
Birth Date:  
Birthplace: Georgia
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Mrs. Martha A Cochran
Spouse's Titles and Terms (Original): Mrs
Spouse's Titles and Terms:  
Father's Name: Wm Cochran
Father's Titles and Terms (Original):  
Father's Titles and Terms:  
Mother's Name: Millie Mills

Citing this Record

"Georgia, Deaths, 1928-1930," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JJWH-6BB : accessed 03 Oct 2013), Henry F Cochran, 14 Oct 1929.

answered by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (1.8m points)

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