John Cochran Sr.

7 July 1741–25 March 1784 (Age 42)
Adams, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of John

When John Cochran Sr. was born on 7 July 1741, in Adams, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William Cochran Sr., was 48 and his mother, Sarah Cochran, was 39. He married Jenkins about 1755, in Waynesboro, East Donegal Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 25 March 1784, in York, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Zimmerman Family Burial Ground, Carroll Valley, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States.

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John Cochran Sr.
Sarah Miller
Marriage: about 1765
John Cochran
Jean Cochrane
Eleanor Cochran
Sarah Cochran
William Miller Cochran
Andrew Cochran
James Cochran
Mary Cochran
John Cochran Jr.
Oliver Samuel Cochran

Spouse and Children

about 1765
York, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America


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World Events (2)


Age 35

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 35

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.

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)

  • John Cochran, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Find a Grave
  • Legacy NFS Source: John Cochran - Individual or family possessions: birth: about 1741; Hamiltonban, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States

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