The (known so far) Family of Todd L. Jacobs of Dayton, OH:Information about William Cochran, Jr.
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William Cochran, Jr. (b. 1722, d. March 15, 1814)William Cochran, Jr. (son of William Cochran, Sr. and Catherine Cochran)188, 189 was born 1722 in Carrikeel, Antrim Co., Ireland190, 191, and died March 15, 1814 in Eagle Creek, Huntington Township, Brown Co., Ohio192, 193.He married Elizabeth Boothe on 1746 in Antrim Co., Ireland194, daughter of Thomas Boothe.
Notes for William Cochran, Jr.:
William Cochran was born in Antrim County, Ireland in 1722. He and his wife Elizabeth emigrated to the United States in 1750 and landed in Philadelphia. They lived in Cochranville, a town near Philadelphia fora short time, and then moved to Carollsburg Manor, his father's home located about 20 miles south- west of present day Emmettsburg, Maryland. He served in Revolutionary War as a Sargent in different Regiments and fought at the Battle of Brandywine, New Jersey. For his service he was awarded 2000 Acres of land in the Northwest Territory where he choose the area in Brown County, Ohio extending from the Ohio River North, the eastern boundry being the old Zane Trace Road [present day State Route 41, starting at present day Aberdeen], to the junction of Eagle Creek, then Southwest along Eagle Creek back to the Ohio River at the mouth of Eagle Creek.After his father's death, Carollsburg Manor was sold in 1793 and the proceeds was divided among the Cochran family. William at the time was acting as Guardian for the younger children of his brother John, and asked to be released from that duty as he was "leaving the state". In 1794 he and his family left Pennsylvania and came by Flat Boat down the Ohio River, landing at Limestone [present day Maysville] Kentucky. Since the Sawnee Indians were still active in southern Ohio at the time, he first settled ar Little Washington, 12 miles south of Limestone and moved back across the Ohio River to his land in 1796 as this area of Ohio was now being protected by the Military. Ohio became a state, 7 years in 1803.He had a large family but only four can be identified. He was buried on the farm where he lived, near the mouth of East Fork of Eagle Creek, near Fitch's Bridge.
More About William Cochran, Jr. and Elizabeth Boothe:
Marriage: 1746, Antrim Co., Ireland.194
Children of William Cochran, Jr. and Elizabeth Boothe are:
- +General John B. Cochran, b. September 18, 1781, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania194, 195, d. September 19, 1864, Sprigg Township, Adams Co., Ohio196, 197.