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Notes for Nancy Cochran

We are searching to find the parents of Nancy Cochran, wife of Isaiah Pickett. 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 eloped over the North-South Carolina border, and got married.

The family of John Cockerham, of Lunenburg, Virginia [1], whom we show, speculatively, as a grandfather of Nancy.

John Cochran, who died in 1793 in Lincoln County, North Carolina [2], had a family which included sons who lived in Rutherford County, North Carolina and in Greenville County, South Carolina at the time that Nancy Cochran eloped with Isaiah Pickett.

Thomas Cochran, of Rutherford County, North Carolina, lived near, and had some links to, the family of Micajah Pickett, father of Isaiah Pickett. We suspect that Thomas Cochran, or one of his relatives, who may have been living in the same area, was the father of Nancy Cochran, wife of Isaiah Pickett. We welcome any further clarification of this potential relationship.

1790 On December 21, Sam'l Ashe sold land in Rutherford County, North Carolina to John Cockrum. [3]

1796 On February 10, Henry Cockerham sold land to Samuel Hunter, both of Rutherford County, North Carolina. The tract was on Bullins Creek, part of Green River. Witnessed by Robert and John Young. [4][5]

1790 Tho's 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. [6] Miner Cocran was listed in Rutherford County, North Carolina, tenth company. Jas. Cochran was listed in twelfth company.

1800 Thomas Cockrum lived in Morgan Twp, Rutherford County, North Carolina in a household with males: 6 (under 10) and 1 (26 thru 44); and females: 2 (under 10), 3 (10 thru 15), 1 (26 thru 44), and 1 (45 and over). [7]

1810 Thomas Cockram lived in Rutherford County, North Carolina in a household with males: 2 (under 10), 1 (10 thru 15), 1 (16 thru 25), and 1 (26 thru 44); and females: 1 (under 10), 2 (10 thru 15), 2 (16 thru 25), 1 (26 thru 44), and 1 (45 and over). [8] Micajah Pickett was also listed in Rutherford County, North Carolina in the census.

1811 Thomas Cokram was the bondsman for the marriage of Jos. Cockran and Elizabeth Alonzo, in Rutherford County. [9]

1812 James and Henry Cochran were in the eighth regiment, eleventh company of the third Rutherford regiment. [10]

c 1813-1814 Isaiah Pickett reportedly crossed the state border [apparently from Rutherford County, North Carolina into Greenville County, South Carolina, or vice-versa] and eloped with Nancy Cochran, under age 15. [11] It is unclear to us whether Isaiah was living with his father, Micajah, in Rutherford County, North Carolina or in Greenville, South Carolina, at this time.

1813 On March 18, William Edwards sold land adjacent to John Gravat, on the north side of Green River, to Thomas Cockram, Recorded on March 18, 1814. [12]

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. [13][This is just across the border in NC on old US Highway 25] Perhaps 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.

1814 On 4 October, James Pickett Jr, Charles Pickett, and Robert Cockran witnessed the will of Thomas Stark in Rutherford County, North Carolina. [14]

1816 On September 23, Thomas Cockram sold 40 acres of land on the south side of Green River in Rutherford County, North Carolina, to John Hester. The land was named Riddles place. Witnessed by Rich'd Allen and David Cockerham. [15][16]

1817 On March 28, Thomas Cockerham sold land in Rutherford County, North Carolina, to James McKinney (son-in-law of Micajah through second "wife" Susannah Johns) Thomas Cockerham to James McKinney $500 3 separate tracts of land all adjoining each other on both sides Green River. One tract containing 100 acres adjacent to Thomas Justice line and John Grivets corner. One tract containing 50 acres on the south side of the river adjacent to Thomas Justice's line. A tract of 30 acres on the north side of the river including James Steps old improvement. Thomas (C) Cockerham. Witness D. Dickey. [17][18][19][20]

1819 Minor Cockrum granted a deed in Rutherford County to William Shuttle. The 50 acre tract was on the north side of the main broad River at Rich'd Scruggs corner. Witnessed by Charles Blackwell and Charles Cockerham. [21][22]

1820 Thos Cochran lived in Rutherford County, North Carolina in a household with males: 2 (16 thru 25) and 1 (45 and over); and females: 1 (10 thru 15). [23]

1820 James Cockrum lived in Rutherford County, North Carolina in a household with males: 1 (under 10), 1 (10 thru 15), 3 (16 thru 25), and 1 (45 and over); and females: 3 (under 10), 1 (10 thru 15), 2 (16 thru 25), and 1 (45 and over). [24]

1820 William Cockram lived in Rutherford County, North Carolina. [25]

1820 Robert Cochhorn lived in Rutherford County, North Carolina in a household with free white males: 1 (10 thru 15), 1 (16 thru 18), 2 (16 thru 25), and 1 (45 and over); and free white females: 1 (10 thru 15), 1 (16 thru 25), and 1 (45 and over); and 3 slaves. [26]

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.

1834 On May 9, James Cockrum sold land to Henry McKinney (relationship to James McKinney, son-in-law of Micajah through second "wife" Susannah Johns, if any, unknown). The land was on Maple Creek near land of James Erwin and Cockran. Witnessed by James Cockerham Sen and Obadiah Cockerham. [27][28]

1835 On March 11, William Cockerham sold land to Henry Cockerham. The land was on Maple Creek. Witnessed by James Cockerham. [29]

1844 On April 29, Henry Cockerham, of Rutherford County, was given power of attorney by Obadiah Cockerham, James R and Elizabeth Nalin, Thomas and Nancy Nalin, Cathrine Cockerham, Mary Cockerham, and Levina Cockerham, in order to recover assets from the estate of William Cockerham, deceased, of Muscogee, Georgia. [30]

There are several other deeds in Rutherford County involving Cochran, not yet seen [31][32]:

grantor/grantee/instrument/book/page/year
Greenwood, H. Bird / Cockerham, James / Deed/22-23/609/1806
Greenwood, John / Cockerham, James / Shf D/22-23/583/1806
Cockrum, James / Lewis, John / Shf D/24-26/565/1812
Cockrum, John / Mills, Marvil / Deed/24-26/161/1808
Cockrum, David / Coward, Elisha / Deed/27-28/450/1816
Cockrum, David / Coward, Elisha / QCD/27-28/451/1816
Cockrum, Minor / Suttle, William / /29-31/530 & 570/1819
Greenlee, S. / Cockra, Robert / Deed/29-31/344/1818
Justice, Thomas / Cockran, David / Deed/29-31/197/1817
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, Obediah / Walker, Martin / Deed/70/293/1897

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

Greenville County South Carolina, Cochran:

1800 Several Cockerham families lived in Greenville, South Carolina: [33]

1800 William Cochram lived in Greenville County, South Carolina. 2 Females lived in the houshold. [34]

1810 Magret Cochran [35] and William Cochran [36] had census listings in Greenville. Both had females in the household age 10-15. William had 2 females that age.

1820 William Cockrum [37] had census listing in Greenville with one female age 16-25.

Thomas Cochran: Anson County, NC.

1756 Thomas Cockroom, planter, purchased land from William Terry of Anson County, North Carolina. [38]

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. [39]

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. [40]

1763 Thomas Cockerham was taxed in Anson County, North Carolina. [41]

c 1776 Thomas Cochran was an early settler in Mecklenburg County. [42]

Daniel Cochran: Fairfield

1786,1792 Daniel Cockran served on the petit jury in Fairfield County, South Carolina. [43]

1783,1786 Daniel Cockran witnessed and proved a deed in Fairfield County, South Carolina. [44]

1784 Daniel Cockran was granted 640 acres on Sandy River, Camden District. [45]

1786 Daniel Cockran witnessed a deed in Fairfield County, South Carolina. [46]

1797 In July, the personal estate of Dr. Daniel Cockran was sold by the admnistrator in Fairfield County, South Carolina. [47]

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 [48]. Thomas Lynch was granted the land sold to Micajah Pickett in 1812 [49]. William Lynch Sr was named in the 1823 will of Micajah Pickett [50]. Nancy Cochran was also named as a daughter in the 1842 will of widow Ann Lynch of Greenville District. [51]

1826 John Cockrum sold land to Daniel Cockrum, both of Greenville District. [52]

1827 Daniel Cockrum sold land that he was granted by deed of gift from Hezekiah Cockrum. [53]

Other Cochrans:

1786 On December 27, Robert Cochran married Anne Laird in Augusta County, Virginia. [54]

1822 The will of James Cochran of Abbeville District, South Carolina named daughter Nancy Cochran. [55]

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. [56]

Some researchers have named Cochran of Rowan County, North Carolina as possibly linked to Nancy:

1779 On 9 September, John Cochran and Margret Huston were married in Rowan County, North Carolina. [57]

1795 On 17 September, Andrew Cochran and Ann W?son were married in Rowan County, North Carolina. [58][59]

1796 On 1 April, Robert Cochran and Jane Jamison were married in Rowan County, North Carolina. [60][61]

1790 James Cochran was married in Rowan County, North Carolina[62]

Ruled out:

1796 On 10 June, Richard Pugh of Laurens County, 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. [63][64] This Nancy Cochran married Gray and moved to Texas.


Footnotes:

[1] Janet and Robert Wolfe, Genealogy Page for John Cockerham of Lunenburg, Virginia, [JRWolfeGenealogy].

[2] Janet and Robert Wolfe, Genealogy Page for John Cochran of Lincoln County, North Carolina, [JRWolfeGenealogy].

[3] Deed records, 1779-1962, and 1964-1965, and index, 1779-1916, and general index to real estate conveyances, grantor and grantee, 1779-1965, Rutherford County, North Carolina, deed 15-227, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[4] Deed records, 1779-1962, and 1964-1965, and index, 1779-1916, and general index to real estate conveyances, grantor and grantee, 1779-1965, Rutherford County, North Carolina, deed M-377, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[5] Deed records, 1779-1962, and 1964-1965, and index, 1779-1916, and general index to real estate conveyances, grantor and grantee, 1779-1965, Rutherford County, North Carolina, deed M-378, [FamilySearchImage].

[6] US census, 1790, column 2, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[7] US census, 1800, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[8] US census, 1810, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[9] Ancestry.com, [AncestryRecord].

[10] USGenWeb Archives, [USGenWeb].

[11] Family Document, extract of a letter from Arielle Pickett, granddaughter of Nancy Pickett.

[12] Rutherford County, deed 27-28-151, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

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

[14] North Carolina Probate Records, 1735-1970, Rutherford, Will C-120, [FamilySearchImage].

[15] Deed records, 1779-1962, and 1964-1965, and index, 1779-1916, and general index to real estate conveyances, grantor and grantee, 1779-1965, Rutherford County, North Carolina, deed 29-190, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[16] Deed records, 1779-1962, and 1964-1965, and index, 1779-1916, and general index to real estate conveyances, grantor and grantee, 1779-1965, Rutherford County, North Carolina, deed 29-191, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[17] Deed records, 1779-1962, and 1964-1965, and index, 1779-1916, and general index to real estate conveyances, grantor and grantee, 1779-1965, Rutherford County, North Carolina, deed 29-220, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[18] Deed records, 1779-1962, and 1964-1965, and index, 1779-1916, and general index to real estate conveyances, grantor and grantee, 1779-1965, Rutherford County, North Carolina, deed 29-221, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

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

[20] Swain County Wills and Records, [URL].

[21] Deed records, 1779-1962, and 1964-1965, and index, 1779-1916, and general index to real estate conveyances, grantor and grantee, 1779-1965, Rutherford County, North Carolina, deed 29-31-530, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[22] USGenWeb Archives, deed 29-31-530 and 570, [USGenWeb].

[23] US census, 1820, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[24] US census, 1820, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[25] US census, 1820, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[26] US census, 1820, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[27] Deed records, 1779-1962, and 1964-1965, and index, 1779-1916, and general index to real estate conveyances, grantor and grantee, 1779-1965, Rutherford County deed 39-40-311, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[28] Deed records, 1779-1962, and 1964-1965, and index, 1779-1916, and general index to real estate conveyances, grantor and grantee, 1779-1965, Rutherford County, deed 39-40-312, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[29] Deed records, 1779-1962, and 1964-1965, and index, 1779-1916, and general index to real estate conveyances, grantor and grantee, 1779-1965, Rutherford County, deed 41-42-240, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[30] Deed records, 1779-1962, and 1964-1965, and index, 1779-1916, and general index to real estate conveyances, grantor and grantee, 1779-1965, Rutherford County, deed 45-110, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

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

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

[33] Cockerham Archives, [URL].

[34] US census, 1800, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[35] US census, 1810, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[36] US census, 1810, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[37] US census, 1820, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[38] 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, [AncestryRecord].

[39] 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, [AncestryRecord].

[40] 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, [GoogleBooks].

[41] North Carolina, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890, Anson County taxables, [AncestryRecord].

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[54] Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850, [AncestryRecord].

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

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

[57] North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979, [FamilySearchImage], [FamilySearchRecord], [FHLCatalogFilm].

[58] North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979, [FamilySearchImage], [FamilySearchRecord], [FHLCatalogFilm].

[59] North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979, [FamilySearchRecord], [FHLCatalogFilm].

[60] North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979, [FamilySearchRecord], [FHLCatalogFilm].

[61] North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979, [FamilySearchImage], [FamilySearchRecord], [FHLCatalogFilm].

[62] North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979, [FamilySearchRecord], [FHLCatalogFilm].

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

[64] 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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