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Research Notes:

We are searching to find the parents of Nancy Cochran. There were several Cochran-Cockrum-Cockerham families living in Rutherford County, North Carolina and in Greenville County, South Carolina at the time that Isaiah Pickett and Nancy Cochran were married in that area.

Rutherford County Cochran:

c 1813 Isaiah Pickett crossed the border [apparently from Rutherford County, North Carolina into Greenville County, South Carolina] and eloped with Nancy Cochran, under age 15.

John Cochran, of Lincoln County, North Carolina, included sons who lived in Rutherford County, North Carolina and in Greenville County, South Carolina at the time that Nancy Cochran, likely of Greenville County, South Carolina, eloped with Isaiah Pickett. Here is our Genealogy Page for John Cochran.

Thomas Cochran, of Rutherford County, North Carolina, relationship to the family of John Cochran, if any, unknown, apparently had some links to the Pickett family.

1790 Thomas Cochran was listed twice in Twelfth Company, Rutherford County, North Carolina in households with 2 males and 5 females and with 1 male and 2 females. [1] Miner Cocran lived in Rutherford County, North Carolina, tenth company. Jas. Cochran and Thomas Cochran lived in twelfth company.

1800 Thomas Cockrum [Cockram] lived in Morgan, Rutherford County, North Carolina in a household with wife, 3 young males, 2 daughters age 0-10, 3 daughters 15-26. John and Minor Cockrum lived there too.

1810 Thomas Cockram lived in Rutherford County, North Carolina in a household with 4 younger males and 6 daughters, 2 between ages 10-15. Miner Cochran lived there too. James and Robert Cochran/Cockram lived in Rutherford County, North Carolina.

1812 James and Henry Cochran were in the eighth regiment, eleventh company of the third Rutherford regiment. [2]

1813 August 12, Isaiah's father, Micajah Pickett, entered 300 acres in Rutherford County, North Carolina on both sides of Green River; bordered by Thomas Cockram and others. [3][This is just across the border in NC on old US Highway 25] Likely also listed in Deed abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln & Rutherford Counties, North Carolina by Brent Holcomb. See also Rutherford County, North Carolina Abstracts of Deeds, 1773-1795 by Mrs William Lynch [Caroline Heath] Davis. See also Abstracts of Deeds, Rutherford County, North Carolina, Volumes 1-4 by John Plath Green.

There are several deeds in Rutherford County involving Cochran, not yet seen [4][5]. Perhaps there are deeds that are adjacent to Pickett:
grantor/grantee/instrument/book/page/year
Cockerham, Henry / Hunter, Samuel / Deed/M-Q/377/1796 
Cockerham, Philip / Anthony, Junel / Deed/15-17/232/1801 
Cockrum, Cath.,Lavina,Obadiah,Mary / Cockerham, Henry / P of Atty/45/110/1844 
Cockrum, David / Coward, Benjamin / Deed/27-28/429/1816 
Cockrum, David / Coward, Benjamin / QCD/27-28/462/1816 
Cockrum, David / Coward, Elisha / Deed/27-28/450/1816 
Cockrum, David / Coward, Elisha / QCD/27-28/451/1816 
Cockrum, David / Graham, Jane / Deed/34/6/1822 
Cockrum, HD / McArthur, David / Deed/46/165/1854 
Cockrum, HD / Arrowood, BW / Deed/48/285/1860 
Cockrum, James / Lewis, John / Shf D/24-26/565/1812 
Cockrum, James / McKinney, Henry / Deed/39-40/311/1834 
Cockrum, John / Mills, Marvil / Deed/24-26/161/1808 
Cockrum, Minor / Suttle, William / /29-31/530 & 570/1819 
Cockrum, Obediah / Walker, Martin / Deed/70/293/1897 
Cockrum, Thomas / Hester, John / Deed/29-31/190/1817 
Cockrum, Thomas / McKinney, James / Deed/29-31/220/1817 
Edwards, William / Cochran, Thomas / Deed/27-28/151/1813 
Cannon, James / Cochran, Miner / Deed/E-I/124/0
Cowart, James / Cockerham, Elizabeth / Deed/R-1-3/12/1797 
Cockrum, Cath.,Lavina,Obadiah,Mary / Cockerham, Henry / P of Atty/45/110/1844 
Cockrum, William / Cockerham, Henry / Deed/41-42/240/1835 
Greenwood, H. Bird / Cockerham, James / Deed/22-23/609/1806 
Greenwood, John / Cockerham, James / Shf D/22-23/583/1806 
Greenlee, S. / Cockra, Robert / Deed/29-31/344/1818 
Justice, Thomas / Cockran, David / Deed/29-31/197/1817

Rutherford County Will book:
James Cockerham B-89 filly to Greenwood
1800 Micajah Pickett B-110
Nanian Cochram C-50
John Cochran C-52
Robert Cochran E-206
James Cochran Deed B-50
Henry Cochran A-352

1819 Minor Cockrum granted a deed in Rutherford County [6]

1820 Thomas Cochran lived in Rutherford County, North Carolina in a household with 2 younger males, and one female age age 10-16, no female of wife age. [7]

1822 The inventory of the estate of Micajah Pickett described a valuable plantation or tract of land lying on Green River purchased from Thomas Cockerham and others.

1823 Thomas Cockrum was named on a payment list related to the court case brought by Kizannah versus Isaiah Pickett (1 of 5)

Thomas Cochran: Anson County, NC.

1756 Thomas Cockroom, planter, purchased land from William Terry of Anson County, North Carolina. [8]

1758 Thomas Cockerham sold land to Patrick Saunders, tract granted to William Terry on NE side of PD River on S fork of Mountain Creek, granted 1756. adjacent to Joseph Cockerham, Thomas Cockerham. Witnessed by Charles and Cornelius Robinson. [9]

1762 Thomas Cockerham was granted 112 acres in Anson County on the North side of the South fork of Mountain Creek of Pee Dee, joining (a point) in the Open Line of the Land Granted to William Terry. [10]

1763 Thomas Cockerham was taxed in Anson County, North Carolina. [11]

c 1776 Thomas Cochran was an early settler in Mecklenburg County. [12]

Daniel Cochran: Fairfield

1786,1792 Daniel Cockran served on the petit jury in Fairfield County, South Carolina. [13]

1783,1786 Daniel Cockran witnessed and proved a deed in Fairfield County, South Carolina. [14]

1784 Daniel Cockran was granted 640 acres on Sandy River, Camden District. [15]

1786 Daniel Cockran witnessed a deed in Fairfield County, South Carolina. [16]

1797 In July, the personal estate of Dr. Daniel Cockran was sold by the admnistrator in Fairfield County, South Carolina. [17]
 
1820 Daughter Nancy Cochran and her four oldest children William, Licusinday, Samuel, and Polly Ann Cochran, were named in the will of William Lynch of Pendleton District [18]. Thomas Lynch was granted the land sold to Micajah Pickett in 1812 [19]. William Lynch Sr was named in the 1823 will of Micajah Pickett [20]. Nancy Cochran was also named as a daughter in the 1842 will of widow Ann Lynch of Greenville District. [21]

1826 John Cockrum sold land to Daniel Cockrum, both of Greenville District. [22]

1827 Daniel Cockrum sold land that he was granted by deed of gift from Hezekiah Cockrum. [23]

Other Cochrans:

1822 The will of James Cochran of Abbeville District, South Carolina named daughter Nancy Cochran. [24]

1836 Daughter Nancy Lumsden, now Nancy Cochran, and son-in-law John Cochran were named in the will of James Arnold of Abbeville, South Carolina. [25]

Ruled out:

1796 On 10 June, Richard Pugh of Laurens Co, South Carolina, named grand-daughter Nancy Cochran in his will. Four step-children John, William, and Samuel McClanahan and daughter Margaret Cochran. Wife Mary Pugh executrix. Perhaps this was Mary's second marriage after a marriage to McClanahan. Witness John Cochran. [26][27] This Nancy Cochran married Gray and moved to Texas.

Footnotes:

[1] US census, 1790, NC, Rutherford, p 145, column 2

[2] USGenWeb Archives, [USGenWeb].

[3] A. B. Pruitt, Abstracts of Land Entries: Rutherford Co, NC, May 1826-June 1834 (1994), 73, page 147.

[4] USGenWeb Archives, Rutherford County grantor deed index, [USGenWeb].

[5] USGenWeb Archives, Rutherford grantee deed index, [USGenWeb].

[6] USGenWeb Archives, [USGenWeb].

[7] US census, 1820, NC, Rutherford, pagination 347/398

[8] Brent H. Holcomb, Anson County, North Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1749-1766, Abstracts of Wills & Estates, 1749-1795 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1980), 83, 5-109, [Ancestry_Record].

[9] Brent H. Holcomb, Anson County, North Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1749-1766, Abstracts of Wills & Estates, 1749-1795 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1980), 61, 6-55, [Ancestry_Record].

[10] Margaret M. Hofmann, Colony of North Carolina 1735-1764 Abstracts of Land Patents, Vol. 1, (Roanoke News Company, 1982), 444, North Carolina Patent 6316, 15-450, [Google Book].

[11] North Carolina, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890, Anson County taxables, [Ancestry_Record], [Search Ancestry.com].

[12] Robert Ney McNeely, "Union County and the Old Waxhaw Settlement," The North Carolina Booklet 12 (1812), 12, of 11-12, [HathiTrust].

[13] Brent H. Holcomb, Fairfield County, South Carolina Minutes of the County Court 1785-1799 (1981), 27, 57.

[14] Tony Draine, Fairfield County, S.C., Deed Book A 1785-1788 (1991), 5, deed A-126, [Google Book].

[15] South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Series S213190, plat 6-56, [Abstract], [Image], [Search].

[16] Tony Draine, Fairfield County, S.C., Deed Book A 1785-1788 (1991), 10, A-275, [Google Book].

[17] Brent H. Holcomb, Fairfield County, South Carolina Minutes of the County Court 1785-1799 (1981), 144.

[18] South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Series S108093, estate packet package 379, [Abstract], [Image], [Search].

[19] A. B. Pruitt, Abstracts of Deeds: Greenville Co, SC Books N,O&P (1823-1828) (2007), 78, 3263.

[20] South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Buncomb County North Carolina will B-38, [Abstract], [Image], [Search].

[21] South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Series S108093, Greenville District South Carolina will C-80, [Abstract], [Image], [Search].

[22] A. B. Pruitt, Abstracts of Deeds: Greenville Co, SC Books N,O&P (1823-1828) (2007), 91, P-72.

[23] A. B. Pruitt, Abstracts of Deeds: Greenville Co, SC Books N,O&P (1823-1828) (2007), 152, P-414.

[24] South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Abbeville South Carolina will 2-130, [Abstract], [Image], [Search].

[25] South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Series S108093, Abbeville South Carolina will 2-364, [Abstract], [Image], [Search].

[26] South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Series S108093, estate A1-148 and will D1-189, [Abstract], [Image], [Search].

[27] Sara Sullivan Ervin, ed., South Carolinians in the Revolution. With service records and miscellaneous data, also abstracts of wills, Laurens County (Ninety-Six District) 1775-1855 (1949).


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