The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 753, Tippecanoe Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"ABRAHAM M. COCHLEY was born in Wabash County, Indiana, May 9, 1856, and is the second of three children - JACOB, ABRAHAM, and IDA - born to JOSHUA and LYDIA (KROFT) COCHLEY. The father was born in Pennsylvania in 1823, and is a carpenter and cabinet-maker by trade, and for many years followed that business; in 1858, he came to this township, where he still lives at the home of ABRAHAM M.; in the spring of 1865, he enlisted in the Forty-eighth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, took part in the action at Kingston, North Carolina, and was mustered out ten months after enlistment. The mother of our subject died September 14, 1880. ABRAHAM M. came here with his father, and now resides three miles south of Monterey on a well-tilled farm of eighty acres. At present he is engaged in raising corn and wheat chiefly, but contemplates making a specialty of stock-raising. He is a member of the Evangelical Church."