When Celia Joanna Cockrum was born on 11 October 1813, in Kentucky, United States, her father, Benjamin Briant Cockrum, was 21 and her mother, Rachel Rhoads, was 19. She married John Ralls on 25 July 1833, in Marion, Preston, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Grundy, Missouri, United States in 1850 and Liberty Township, Grundy, Missouri, United States in 1860. She died on 12 March 1862, in Missouri, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Grundy, Missouri, United States.
Probably a shortened form of English Cockerham , or an altered form of Scottish Cochran .