Terry Lee Cochran

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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 www.findagrave.com. 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.

My gggg Grandfather, COL Samuel S. Lewis and his son, Maj Martin Baty Lewis Sr. fought along side of COL James Bowie in the first battle of the Texas Revolution at the 1832 Battle Of Nacogdoches and also together at the Nov 1835 Siege At The Alamo. These were true Texas hero's. Martin became a founder member of the early Militia of Texas Ranger's called Plains Ranger's. Later on he moved to California in 1849 during the gold rush and later became the Adjutant to the Mariposa Battalion. He co-discovered Yosemite National Forest with Maj James Savage. He was the Adjutant General for The California Mariposa Battalion, Surveyor, District Judge, and ran for Gov. of California. Maj Lewis later married a Native American Princess after his wife's passing. See a book written by William R. Secrest, "When the Great Spirit Died" pgs 67, 105, 166, 228, 281, 282, 283,. Parts of the book are about Maj Martin Baty Lewis.

My gg Grandfather, Corp Martin Baty Cochran served in a Confederate Unit along with Frank and Jessie James. Later becoming a member of The Knights Of The Golden Circle in Brownwood, Texas serving with J Frank Dalton (aka. Jessie James). Martin is buried 30 - 60 miles from Brownwood in the Truett Cemetery in Winters (Runnels Cty Texas).

Col Samuel S. Lewis was my 4th Great Grandfather. His daughter Elizabeth Lewis married Joseph Sidney Cochran who's father was Amos Glass Cochran.

By Terry Lee Cochran


Terry Lee Cochran
Past 2013 District #5 Representative
Current 2020 - 2021 District M Representative
Texas State Genealogy Society

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