|Birth: ||Apr. 2, 1803|
County Donegal, Ireland
|Death: ||Jan. 10, 1876|
Note: The birthdate is calculated by most accounts from the age at death of 72y 9m 8d as of January 10, 1876 as per the headstone inscription. The obituary stated DOD was January 17, 1876, which would obviously alter the DOB. Family researchers will have to decide which DOD they consider more reliable. This memorial will use the April 2, 1803 DOB pending anything further.
Married first to Ann Love, likely married in Ireland (family group files in the Fairfield Library do not provide a specific marriage date; it is speculated that they married in Ireland, but needs clarification/verification).
From notes provided to the genealogy collection at the Fairfield Library by Helen Smith on May 8, 2002: John Cochran applied for and was granted U.S. citizenship on Saturday, November 26, 1831 in Steubenville, Jefferson county, Ohio (not Iowa).
Children by marriage to Ann Love (one-way links to memorials by other contributors using the names on those memorials - some are pending updates): Jane ( Jane Davis ), George, James W Cochran , Isabelle, Ellen/Eleanor, Margaret Ann Cochran Smith , Margery Cochran Lowden . Note: a family group sheet had the married name for Ellen/Eleanor as "Bisher". That appears to be an error - the surname for her and her husband John H Bishir in the Winterset cemetery in Winterset, Iowa clearly uses "Bishir" for the family surname.
Married then to Mary Gregg on March 3, 1843 in Lee County, Iowa.
Children: Mary E., John Gregg, Harriett Matilda, Henrietta.
Ann Love Cochran (1801 - 1842)*
Mary Gregg Cochran (1810 - 1887)*
Jane Cochran Davis (1825 - 1866)*
George Cochran (1827 - 1901)*
James W. Cochran (1829 - 1879)*
Isabelle Cochran Wright (1831 - 1907)*
Eleanor Cochran Bishir (1833 - 1867)*
Margaret Ann Cochran Smith (1836 - 1857)*
Margery Cochran Lowden (1839 - 1920)*
Mary E Cochran McElwee (1844 - 1892)*
John Gregg Cochran (1845 - 1912)*
Henrietta E Cochran Crane (1850 - 1910)*
Note: The headstone inscription has the DOD as Jan. 10, 1876. John's obituary, however, uses January 17, 1876. With no death records available until 1880, not sure how to resolve this discrepancy.
Plot: South, Plot #23, Lot #4
Created by: Richard K Thompson
Record added: Feb 22, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65994697