|Birth: ||Jan. 18, 1839|
|Death: ||Apr. 9, 1900|
Samuel Harrison Cochran was born January 18, 1839; died April 9, 1900, aged 61 years, 2 months and 21 days. Samuel was the youngest child in a family of 13, born to Thomas Cochran and Rebecca Harris Cochran. (But one of the 13 children survive.) At age 3, the family moved to Randolph Co., IN, about four miles north of Union City where he remained until his 18th year. In that year he left the home place to learn a trade and was apprenticed to Mr. Greenawalt of Greenville, OH where he learned the trade of carriage woodworker. During his residence in Greenville, he met and married Martha Washington Millett on July 13, 1860. Seven children were born to this union. Surviving at his death were four children, ten grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. After serving his apprenticeship, he removed to Milton, OH where his parents and brother Andrew had preceded him. He and the brother were the main support of their parents during their declining years.
On August 4, 1862 in his 23rd year and during his residence at Milton, he enlisted in the 44th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. It was from this regiment he was transferred to the 8th Ohio Veteran Volunteer Cavalry. He was mustered out with his regiment at the close of the war, May 30, 1865. During the latter years of his life he was a member of Jobes Post No. 157 GAR Dept. of Ohio at Greenville, OH.
After his military service, he returned to Milton, OH and resumed his trade of carriagemaker. Being of restless disposition, he made frequent changes of residence having lived among other places at Vandalia, Arcanum, Greenville and Gettysburg, OH, and Union City, IN.
At the time of his late illness he was working as foreman in the carriage factory at Sidney, OH. On learning that there was no hope for recovery he went to live with his son William at Connersville, IN, at which place he lingered but four weeks.
He was at one time an active Christian but spent most of his life in worldly pursuits.
(Information from obituary published in Union City Times, Union City, IN; Friday, April 20, 1900.)
Martha Washington Millett Cochran (1842 - 1921)
William Cochran (1871 - 1947)*
S. H. Cockran/Co. C./8 Ohio Cav.
Note: United States Records of Headstones of Deceased Union Veterans indicates Samuel is buried here. Lot owned by Mrs. W. M. Cochran.
Union City Cemetery
Plot: East Creek, Sec G, Lot 692
Created by: Rita & Lee Gordon
Record added: Nov 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101420489