Susanah Cockrum

Femaleabout 1743–

Brief Life History 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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Family Time Line

Aaron van Garden
about 1743–
Susanah Cockrum
about 1743–
Benjaman Van Gordon
James Van Gorder

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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Children (2)

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 shortened form of English Cockerham , or an altered form of Scottish Cochran .

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

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