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Martha Percival Cochran
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Birth: Apr. 17, 1805
Barnstable County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Sep. 19, 1882
Jasper County
Texas, USA

Father: John Percival b. 24 MAR 1775 in Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts

Mother: Sarah Smith b. 1770 in Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts

Married on 9 Apr 1837 to Henry C. Cochran in Salem, Jasper Cty, Texas

Martha Percival Writes Home To Sandwich About Marriage
By The Jasper County Historical Commission

The following was taken from "Benjamin Percival Dairy, 1777-1817," published by Frank R. Barrow, 1995.

Henry Cochran and Martha Percival were married April 9, 1837 at the Suddeth home in Salem, Newton County.

At Salem, Henry met Martha Percival, a school teacher from South Sandwich, MA

Henry and Martha later moved to Newton County onto Henry's league of land. Here their three daughters were born, Abigail Percival in 1838; Mahatabel in 1839; and Sarah in 1845. While living here Henry died, leaving no will, so probate court divided the Henry Cochran league among the widow and three daughters, giving Martha one-half and the girls the other half. The court also appointed an old family friend, George Swift, as guardian of the girls.

Martha continued to live on the land her husband had left, farming, raising cattle and educating her daughters until their marriages. Abigail married J. Thomas Morris on Nov 2, 1855; Mahatabel married William James West on June 27, 1860; and Sarah to Thomas H. Bright in 1866.

On Feb 8, 1857 Martha Percival Cochran married Seth Swift, who died in 1869. After his death Martha moved in her daughter, Abigail's, home at Bevilport in Jasper County. It was with Abigail she lived until her death in 1882. She was buried in the Ebenezer Cemetery, while Henry is buried in Newton County.

Children with Henry C. Cochran

Abigail Percival Cochran b. 1838
Mahatable Cochran b. 1839
Sarah Cochran b. 1845

{Biography by: Terry Lee Cochran}

Family links: 
  John Percival (1772 - 1848)
  Sarah Smith Percival (1770 - 1854)
  Seth Swift (1789 - 1869)
  Henry C Cochran (1808 - 1850)
  Andrew Walsh (1759 - 1830)*
  Lydia G. Percival Jones (1804 - 1878)*
  Martha Percival Cochran (1805 - 1882)
  Martha Percival Swift (1806 - 1898)*
  John Percival (1812 - 1870)*
  Abby S. Percival Fisher (1815 - 1896)*
*Calculated relationship
Ebenezer Cemetery
Jasper County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Carol Cochran Richardson
Originally Created by: Terry Lee Cochran
Record added: Jul 11, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54793490
Martha <i>Percival</i> Cochran
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