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Terry Lee Cochran (#47078942)
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Bio Photo My name is Terry Lee Cochran, I've retired from IBM after 30 years. Also I have served with honor in the US Navy, US Air Force Reserves, Texas National Guard, and the Texas State Guard.

I'm a "Life Time Member" of the Williamson County Texas Genealogy Society, Associate member of the Newton County Texas Historical Commission, Son's Of The Republic of Texas and a member of the Texas State Genealogy Society.

I'm a Son Of The Republic of Texas having certified ancestors Col. Samuel S. Lewis and his wife Sarah "Sally" LeMaster, Joseph Sidney Cochran and his wife Elizabeth Lewis, Corp. Martin Baty Cochran and his wife Dr. Isabella Elizabeth West, as "First Families Of Texas" and as "Citizens Of The Republic of Texas".

My family tribute are these memorials on To my family, please make copies of these memorial's and the one's that I have previously sent you on links that I created. Or if you have the family member name, then you can search for their respective memorial.

May God Bless my ancestor, Pvt. Robert E Cochran. You are honored for your bravery, as an Alamo Defender. As a member of The Son's Of The Republic of Texas and The Texas State Genealogy Society we honor you & all the brave men who died in The Alamo on 03 Mar 1836.

"I saw behind me those who had gone, and before me those who are to come. I looked back and saw my parents, their parents, and all my great grandparents, and in front I see my sons & daughters, and their sons & daughters, and the sons & daughters upon sons & daughters beyond. And their eyes were my eyes".

"Linger awhile and walk with me into the shadowy mist that was yesterday. Stroll across the faded pages of history and from our hardships learn the ways of a better life. Pass me not for I am the spirit of your ancestors. In your veins flow my blood and the blood of my fathers. Linger awhile, if only for a moment and through your thoughts I will know I am remembered."

My Core Values for Freedom

My core values come from my ancestors of Scotland (Sir William De Cochrane) & Ireland, and Germany (Peter Pontruff) . Many fought in the American Revolution (General Andrew H Lewis); my gggg Grandfather, COL Samuel S. Lewis fought in The War of 1812, The Republic of Texas at “The Siege of Bexar & The Battle of Nacogdoches” with Jim Bowie. While my distant cousin Pvt Robert E Cochran died at The Alamo, and many in my family of ancestor’s fought in the Confederacy, WWI, WWII,& Korea, Vietnam, and Gulf War I & II. They fought for our American freedom, Confederate South, and for The State of Texas. Now we need to fight for our right to be free from terrorist world wide. In memory of our ancestors for whom our core values were received and now we pass on to our children and grandchildren.

By Terry Lee Cochran

Terry Lee Cochran
2013 Representative District #5
Texas State Genealogy Society
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Paula Muscarella
Woodbridge Memorial Gardens is large. If you have a location I will look for her when I go there in May.
Added by R-Go on Mar 14, 2016 7:02 PM
Joe Eckols
RE: Martin Baty Cochran
The stone is laying flat and not at an angle. I did not examine it that closely, but I do not believe there was a base of any type and the stone is laying on the ground. That is what I remember.

I was raised in that area and as a teen worked on farms near there. This would have been in the late 1960's. I have actually mowed that cememtery with a push mower at the request of one of the farmers I worked for.

There is practically no vegetation now. I suspect they treat it with poison.

I posted some other photos of headstones that either were not documented or I was able to provide a better photo. You may want to do a cememtery lookup and view them.

I assume you have been to this cemetery?? I did not remember it being as far off the highway as it is. It must set a mile and a half back into pasture land. I had to open and close 2 gates from the highway to the cemetery.

I joined IBM in Dallas in 1977, transfered to Abilene in 1980, and then to Austin in 1984. I entered the plant in ECAT but after a short time, was moved to a development area. I retired on 12/31/15.

Added by Joe Eckols on Mar 07, 2016 6:36 AM
Clarence J. Geiger Jr.
Anthony Muscarella
Pleased to have completed your photo request at Find A Grave.

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Anthony Muscarella Memorial# 118020186
Added by Clarence J. Geiger Jr. on Feb 20, 2016 7:54 PM
Joseph Cochran
thanks for the information on Joseph Sydney Cochran I am one of his decedents
Added by Joseph Cochran on Jan 26, 2016 2:10 PM
This Is Who We Are: One Big Family
Nathan Hamilton Cochran is my great grand uncle he married my great grand aunt Martha Elizabeth Pitman. Do you have any information on his second marriage?

Added by This Is Who We Are: One B... on Dec 04, 2014 6:53 PM
findagrave Jeremiah Curtis
Thank you so much for the info you shared with me. I have made some adjustments on Jeremiah's memorial.

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Added by Rhonda on Aug 12, 2014 4:29 PM
Allan Thomas
W.W. "Doc" Cochran
Greetings Terry,
Doc married my great grand fathers 1st cousin Frances Bramlette. Her little book From Rattlesnakes to Road Agents- Rough Times on the Frio has really provided a wealth of information on my family for me. My great-great grandfather
Samuel Worth Thomas (Louisa Thomas Bramlette's brother) was born in Newton County in 1847. His wife, Mary McMahon's family founded McMahon Chapel in Newton Co. Anyway, did his descendants miss out on "Sons of Texas" by a year?
Thank you for all the information and hard work.
Do you mind if I plagiarize some of your work?
Best Regards,
Allan Thomas
Added by Allan Thomas on Sep 04, 2013 10:38 AM
Sandra Brookshire Behne
RE: Corp Martin Baty Cochran, CSA
Ok.. Gotcha! Just checking.
Added by Sandra Brookshire Behne on Jun 04, 2013 4:00 PM
Michelle Silvestri-Oetinger
Hi, I am going to take a run out to both Buck St. and Old North Pembroke cemeteries tomorrow. I think the snow has melted enough to go there. I see that both Samuel and Sally are listed in both. If I don't find them in Buck- I'll go to Pembroke. I haven't been taking many pics this winter because of the snow conditions. So, if I go and no one else has done it, I will get those photo's for you. Michelle
Added by Michelle Silvestri-Oeting... on Mar 15, 2013 11:42 AM
Scherry Orr
Thank you so much for the imformation you have put out there.. It is so nice to see the stories of the ancestors.. I am from the Ruben Bennington/Elizabeth (Betsy) Cochran side, my Great x 3 Grand Parents.. His daughter Rebecca Bennington married William Travis Odom who were my Great x 2 Grand Parents, which is where my family comes into the picture.. Thier son Ruben Jackson Odom, was my Great Grandfather and his son Daniel Webster Odom was my Grandfather, and then my Dad was Dan Austin Odom.. It is such a Blessing to know where you come from and the paths that the ancestors took to get to this area.. Thanks again, If anyone wants to contact me about any of my information my email address is
Added by Scherry Orr on Oct 11, 2012 1:13 PM
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