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Mary Cochran (abt. 1745 - aft. 1795)

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Mary "Molly" Cochran
Born about in VAmap
Ancestors ancestors
[spouse(s) unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died after in VAmap
Profile last modified 27 Apr 2019 | Created 18 Feb 2018
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  • Indigenous Nation

Monacan (Eastern Sioux) First people of Virginia; aka Cochrane / Cockran / Cockerham; in 1753 the Cayuga Nation Gayogoho:no formally adopted the Monacan and Tutelo, though not all removed to the north.

  • Family

Mary is a descendant (granddaughter) of Cockarons Will aka William Cochran or Cockerham, born abt 1690 Southampton VA, who is Nottoway / Nansemond, her father is known as William Cochran Sr born abt 1715 Goochland VA / Moncan Territory who married Jemima Brame or Brown.

  • Marriage

She does not appear to have married, but is believed to have had two partners.
(1) Unknown father of two sons, John Cochran and Henry Cockran;
(2) Ben (Unknown), father of daughter Elizabeth "Betsy" Cochran

  • Tax & Tithes

Listed as "a Free Indian" 1765 Goochland VA
Personal Property Tax List: 1793
Goochland upper district: "free male tithable and a horse"
1794 "horse"
Above info from Free African-Americans - Cockran

  • Court & Legal:

Goochland VA 17 May 1790, sued Charles Turner for trespass, assault, and battery, suit dismissed at her cost;
Goochland VA 19 Aug 1790 sued John Shelvin for same
Above info from Free African-Americans - Cockran


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