I found your post interesting.It is a link to the Cothran family in the same county that some my family is showing in.I have cousins in Fayette County, IL. Here is the lineage.
5.HUDSON3 COTHRAN (THOMAS2 CROHORN, SAMUEL1 COCHRAN) was born January 06, 1787 in Georgia, and died December 01, 1873 in Fayette Co., IL buried at Cothren Cem. Ramsey, IL.He married (1) SARAH BLANKENSHIP Abt. 1809, daughter of ZACHARIAH BLANENSHIP and EDITH.He married (2) NACY C. BANNING September 09, 1853.
Children of HUDSON COTHRAN and SARAH BLANKENSHIP are: i. CALVIN4 COTHRAN, b. Abt. 1810, Virginia. ii. JESSE COTHRAN, b. Abt. 1812, Tennessee. iii. EDA COTHRAN, b. Abt. 1814, Virginia. iv. SALLY COTHRAN, b. Abt. 1816, IIlinois. v. JOHN COTHRAN, b. Abt. 1828, Ilinois. vi. PRUDENCE COTHRAN, b. Abt. 1830, Illinois.
My family comes down from one of Hudson's brothers, but I am betting your family will trace back to Hudson.Just a coincidence maybe.But interesting.Timeline works out too. Email address: firstname.lastname@example.orgIf you want to chat about it some more.