Thomas Cochran

19 April 1820–10 August 1898 (Age 78)
Cambridge, Lamoille, Vermont, United States

The Life of Thomas

Thomas Cochran was born on 19 April 1820, in Cambridge, Lamoille, Vermont, United States. He married Susannah Gurley on 6 March 1844, in Erie, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Council Hill, Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 10 August 1898, in Salem, Marion, Oregon, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Lee Mission Cemetery, Salem, Marion, Oregon, United States.

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Thomas Cochran
Susannah Gurley
Marriage: 6 March 1844
William Cochran
Susannah Cochran
Leonard Gurley Cochran
Mary Elizabeth Cochran

Spouse and Children


    Susannah Gurley


6 March 1844
Erie, Ohio, United States


    William Cochran


    Susannah Cochran


    Leonard Gurley Cochran


    Mary Elizabeth Cochran


World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Age 20

Historical Boundaries - 1840: Oregon Country, United States; 1843: Champoeg, Oregon Country, United States; 1846: Champoeg, Oregon Unorganized Federal Territory, United States; 1848: Champoeg, Oregon Territory, United States; 1849: Marion, Oregon Territory, United States; 1859: Marion, Oregon, United States

Age 26

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

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from lands in the parish of Paisley, near Glasgow. The place name 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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Sources (3)

  • Thos Cochrane, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thos Cochrane, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Thomas Cochran, "United States Census, 1850"

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