When Almira Frances Cochran was born on 20 November 1847, in Salem Township, Highland, Ohio, United States, her father, Jacob B Cochran, was 30 and her mother, Jane Colvin, was 26. She married John Gossett Cheney on 19 June 1868, in Highland, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 7 daughters. She lived in Perry Township, Brown, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1890, at the age of 43, and was buried in Salem Township, Highland, Ohio, United States.
Scottish (Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire): habitational name from the lands of Cochrane in the parish of Paisley, near Glasgow. The placename is of uncertain derivation, perhaps from Welsh coch ‘red’, although this etymology is not supported by the early spelling Coueran.