William Cochran

1783–13 August 1855 (Age 72)
Massachusetts, United States

The Life of William

William Cochran was born in 1783, in Massachusetts, United States. He married Nancy Kimball on 14 September 1808. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Flagg, Ogle, Illinois, United States in 1850. He died on 13 August 1855, at the age of 72, and was buried in Lawnridge Cemetery, Rochelle, Flagg Township, Ogle, Illinois, United States.

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William Cochran
Nancy Kimball
Marriage: 14 September 1808
Mary Jane Cochran
Willard Cochran
Lucy Cochran
Homer Cochran
Juliann Cochran

Spouse and Children

14 September 1808


World Events (8)

1783 · A Free America

Age 0

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 3

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Age 20

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

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 (2)

  • Wm Cochran, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Cochran, "Find A Grave Index"

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