Susanah Cockrum

about 1743–
New Jersey, United States

The Life of Susanah

Susanah Cockrum was born about 1743, in New Jersey, United States. She had at least 2 sons with Aaron van Garden.

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Aaron van Garden
Susanah Cockrum
Benjaman Van Gordon
James Van Gorder

Spouse and Children



    Benjaman Van Gordon


    James Van Gorder


World Events (6)


Age 32

"During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."

Age 33

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 61

Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

Name Meaning

Probably a reduced form of English Cockerham , or an altered spelling of Scottish Cochran .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Susanah Cockrum in entry for James Van Gordon, "New Jersey, Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"
  • Susanah Cockrum in entry for Beniaman Van Gordon, "New Jersey, Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"

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