|Death: ||Apr. 6, 1807|
Dr. John Cochran, married the only sister of Philip Schuyler,lived in Albany when the colonies rebelled against the British Crown. The Continental Congress at the recommendation of Commander in Chief George Washington appointed Cochran as Surgeon General of the middle department of the Army. In 1781, Cochran was promoted to Director General of the Military Hospitals of the United States Army, mentioned on his tombstone. He was notable also for his contributions regarding inoculations,a new treatment at that period, at Valley Forge of the Continental soldiers for smallpox which resulted in the reduction of losses in the ranks for that disease.
Gertrude Schuyler Cochran (____ - 1813)*
Here lies the Bodies of Dr. John Cochran
Director General of the Military Hospitals of teh United StatesA IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR, and of
Gertrude, His Wife, Dr. John died in April in the year 1807 in the 77th year of his age and the latter in March in the year 1813 in the 89th year of her age.
Forest Hill Cemetery
New York, USA
Created by: CHerr
Record added: Oct 09, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59806086
I deleted my version of this memorial as this one has more information so I will add the information I had here.Surgeon General of the US 17 JAN 1781 - 3 NOV 1783; Source: The Surgeon Generals of the US Army & Their Predecessors 1775 - 2000; http://histor...(Read more)|
Added: Jan. 1, 2013