Jane Cochran

30 September 1797–3 June 1865 (Age 67)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Jane

When Jane Cochran was born on 30 September 1797, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Thomas C Cochran, was 37 and her mother, Margaret Lavina Knox, was 36. She married Jonathan Byers on 13 December 1823. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Sandy Creek Township, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850 and Medicine Township, Mercer, Missouri, United States in 1860. She died on 3 June 1865, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Cochranton, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Byers
Jane Cochran
Marriage: 13 December 1823
Joseph A. Byers
Robert Hopkins Byers
Mary Eliza Byers
Ross Byers
John Hathington Byers
James Smith Byers
William Elliott Byers
Sarah Jane Byers
Margret Lavine Byers
Thomas C Byers
Jonathan Byers
Susan Ellen Byers
Rebecca Byers

Spouse and Children

13 December 1823


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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 3

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 15

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 22

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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)

  • Jane Byers in household of Jonathan Byers, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jane Byers in household of Jonathan Byers, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jane Cochran in entry for Margaret Lavina Matthews, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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