The Cochran Family

Samuel Cochran I, a descendant of Scotch Covenanters, was a wealthy merchant in Ireland. Samuel II separated from his wife (who in later life was known as Mrs. Harvey) after the birth of Samuel III and later married another woman. Samuel III was brought up in their family but renounced his birthright and emigrated to America because of the jealousy of his foster-brother, Calvin.

Samuel III settled first in southern Vermont and then moved to New York, first to Tioga County and then to Buffalo. He fought in the War of 1812. Catherine Gallup (or Gallop), whose ancestors arrived in North America in the 1630s, was a cousin of Mercy Franklin who was a cousin of Benjamin Franklin.

A very active Gallup family genealogy association has compiled a wealth of information about Catherine Gallup's ancestry. She is descended from John Gallup, who arrived in Boston in 1630 on the ship Mary and John. His son John was a captain of First Company of the Connecticut forces in the Pequot War and was killed in 1675 in the Great Swamp Fight at Narragansett, Rhode Island.

The Gallup line has been traced back to the 1400s in England, with some branches of it extending back even further in time to medieval knights and then to nobles (William, Third Earl of Arundal & Earl of Sussex; Henry, Duke of Brabrant; Lambert, Count of Mous; and Robert, Duke of Gloucester, to name a few).

While some Cochrans spelled their names Cochrane, other members of the family omitted the e. And perhaps in some instances, record keepers may be at fault. The newspaper obituary of Edward L. Cochran omits the e, the obituary of his wife includes it. Members of the most recent two generations have omitted it.

Samuel Cochran III
(b. Jan. 21, 1785
d. Oct. 19, 1845)
-Catherine Gallup
 (b. Feb. 22, 1787
  d. Oct. 14, 1865)
Samuel was born in Colrain, Ireland, according to family records, and married Catherine after emigrating to North America.
Augustus G. Cochrane
(b. July 1, 1825
 d. ??)
- Finetta M. Smith
 (b. May 31, 1827
  d. May 24, 1896)
Samuel and Catherine Cochrans' other children were Minerva, Melvina, Samuel D. (Nov. 1838-Sept. 4, 1865), Orson (Jan. 25, 1815 d. Oct. 21, 1891; married Adeline Angles), Caroline (b. Feb. 14, 1813, d. April 1, 1879), Joseph Gallup (b. Feb. 6, 1817 d. Nov. 2, 1871; married Deborah Plumb), Byron (b. Jan. 30, 1821) and David (b. July 5, 1828).
Edward L. Cochrane
(b. May 5, 1859
d. Dec. 18, 1938)
- Mary Ellen Cooper
(b. Feb. 9, 1862
 d. 1924)
Augustus and Finetta Cochranes' other children were Elmira E. (born Sept. 9, 1855; married Charles H. Lovette), Jane (b. Aug. 8, 1857 d. June 17, 1875), Stacy M. (b. Dec. 23, 1853 d. May 25, 1922; who married Floy Little), Orson W. (b. Aug. 6, 1861 d. 1945), Marvin S. (b. Dec. 1, 1866, who married Laura Bowman) and Nettie May (b. Sept. 21, 1871, d. March 6, 1875).
Paul Cochran -
(b. Oct. 10, 1893
 d.May 7, 1970)
Beulah Mills
(b. Dec. 11, 1897
d. July 14, 1983)
Edward and Mary Ellen Cochrans' other children were Iris (b. Nov. 27, 1887 d. 1945; married name was Schickling), Ceres (b. Nov. 9, 1889 d. May 30, 1944; married Fred Kimmitt), Max (b. Jan. 12, 1892 d. Feb. 3, 1967), Leah (b. March 14, 1899 d. Sept. 5, 1964; married Ed Kolb), Anna (b. Sept. 29, 1901 d. June 1983; married Omar Vrooman) and Harry (b. June 29, 1904 d. 1985).
Paul and Beulah Cochran had one child who died in infancy and three who are still living. That generation and younger generations are omitted from this record.

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Information about Samuel Cochran and more recent generations of Cochrans was obtained from family records. Information about Catherine Gallup's ancestry cames from records on Gedcom, drawn by Pam Davis from the Gallup Association genealogy book. Hannah Lake Gallup's royal line has been put online at Royal Line I and Royal Line II by Betty Tannahill Johnson and Carmen M. Johnson.