Clara Virginia Cochran

Female14 July 1836–8 February 1923

Brief Life History of Clara Virginia

When Clara Virginia Cochran was born on 14 July 1836, in Louisa, Virginia, United States, her father, John Overton Cochran, was 28 and her mother, Mary Ann Winston, was 22. She married Benjamin Warfield in 1857, in Jefferson, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years and St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1900. She died on 8 February 1923, at the age of 86, and was buried in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States.

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Benjamin Warfield
Clara Virginia Cochran
Marriage: 1857
John Cochrane Warfield
Sallie Caldwell Warfield
Mary Winston Warfield

Sources (17)

  • C V Wasfield, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Clara Virginia Cochrane - Published information: birth-name: Clara Virginia Cochrane
  • Clara V. Cochran, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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  • Marriage
    1857Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

    Age 8

    In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.


    Age 10

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1861 · The Battle of Manassas

    Age 25

    The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

    Name Meaning

    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.

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

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