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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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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
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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
Cindy S Munson
There is no marker or plot. I'm doing them for the City of Gonzales. All I can tell you is that it's in the white section. I just added several more Cochran's in Gonzales Co. Some white some black.
Added by Cindy S Munson on Sep 11, 2012 4:34 PM
Cindy S Munson
Cochran Unknown
There is no marker for Cochran in the Gonzales City Cemetery. They are buried next to Frankenhauser & Green Family. If I have time I will go look again to see just who its next to if I can tell.
Added by Cindy S Munson on Sep 11, 2012 3:47 PM
Jane Jahns Rice
Louis Pandruff grave
I tried to help you locate Louis' grave at San Geronimo Cemetery several years ago. I now have additional information about that. Please contact me and I can now answer your questions.
Added by Jane Jahns Rice on Aug 04, 2012 8:30 AM
Mrs. West
Thomas west, possible lost child

I'm on a hunt for the parents of Thomas West.
He was possibly born in Oct 10, 1864 Texas died 1919 in Texas.
Age 5/6 became I'll and moved to Austin.
Stayed in Austin with a mrs wright who worked/ owned the only hospital there.
At around 13 participated in the drowning of a colored boy, with a friend named Brown.
Ms. Wright fought for 5/6 years to keep him out of prison.
He finally left to go live with his sister Frances West (1968-1903), who on ancestry show her parents as Levi O (B: 1937), and Sarah ( B: 1841).
Frances married Dave Ford
Married Armetta "Minnie" Powell west 1875/76-1949 ( she later remarried. )

If this is all correct he for some reason is not included on the census. I thought possibly he was born after a recent census then left to Austin, census possibly included ONLY those actually living IN the home at the time of the census.
Added by Mrs. West on Jun 18, 2012 7:34 PM
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