"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."
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.
Probably a shortened form of English Cockerham , or an altered form of Scottish Cochran .