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Family History

My great grandfather Jacob Cochran told the family that his ancestors came from Scotland, so we work from there. History records show a Captain Alexander Cochran in the American Revolution and Land Records show an Alexander and a William Cochran receiving Military Lands in Ohio 1820.  They are the only two Cochrans in Guernsey Ohio at the time while other Cochrans are settling in other counties.

As the Cochrans marry, the new limbs and branches of the family tree begin with many new names to research and locate their place of origin and where they first settled in America.

  • Jacob's Grave (14 KB)
    J. B. Cochran born 1822 buried at Hill City Cemetery in Kansas. He had left Guernsey Ohio after the Civil War to explore the Iowa Territory for a few years, then migrated into KS in 1882.
  • Jacob's Military Registration (121 KB)
    J. B. Cochran born 1822 to William Cochran and Martha Henderson served in the Civil War. Some say that two of his brothers went into Canada and never returned.
  • 1821 William Cochran (35 KB)
  • 1830 Alexander Cochran (202 KB)
    Census shows he obviously had a son named Jacob residing next to him so now we know why the other son William named a child Jacob.
  • 1830 Alexander Cochran the younger son (189 KB)
    Census shows he lived close to brother William on the next page from their father and the Henderson families are all around them.
  • 1930 son of Jacob (901 KB)
    Family moved to Kansas
  • Fuller Tombstone (75 KB)
    Loss of Uncle Larry
  • Researchers (171 KB)

    Most of them did serve in the American Revolution and records are found in the DAR file.  Copies can be ordered for our personal home records.  Then of course there was the Civil War and many other battles but our families were very patriotic and protected this nation.

    Grandpa Jacob's daughter Elzira wrote a letter about their journey from Ohio to Iowa and then about his journey to Kansas in 1882.   Just type Elizira into the search box to read it.

    My mother's Carter lineage has been traced to two men who came on the Mayflower, Edward Doty and Samuel Fuller and my files includes a copy of the actual papers from the Mayflower.  Most of her lineage worked it's way down the east coast into Alabama by 1820 with many connections to the Indian Tribes they encountered.

    Ironically some of my dad's ancestors were in South Carolina 1790 at the same time that my mother's ancestors were residing there, plus some found in Virginia or Maryland 1600s history.

    Finding Our Ancestors

    Dad's Kansas families:

  • Eunice Cochran (26 KB)
    Jacob's granddaughter
  • Jacob Cochran (462 KB)
  • Jacob and first wife (380 KB)
    1870 Iowa
  • 1820 (448 KB)
    Oxford in Guernsey Ohio
  • Jacob on right (34 KB)
    Frank D on Left
  • Jacob's second wife (102 KB)
    Grandmother's Obit
  • Jacob (121 KB)
  • Jacob's Tombston (14 KB)
    made of zinc
  • 1930 (1097 KB)
    Jacob's son Frank D Cochran and wife Luella near her sister Ruth Coonfield Bates, census includes Frank L. Cochran b 1927
  • Records
  • Cochran to Miller, Parker, Tefft
  • Southern Branches
  • Grandmother Cochran
  • Mama Cochran
  • Page One (1121 KB)
  • Research Files (791 KB)
    Regarding their widespread lineage and contributions from many others involved in the study of the families of Jacob.
  • Page Two (1148 KB)
  • Genealogy (3 KB)
  • Jacob (14 KB)
    Family History
  • Frank (32 KB)
    Family History
  • Alice (71 KB)
    Family History
  • Cochran (58 KB)
    Family History
  • Cochran Documents (55 KB)
    Family History
  • Cochran Documents (557 KB)
    Family History
  • Page One (1121 KB)
    Studying the many families connected to the descendants of Jacob Benjamin Cochran of Ohio, Iowa and Kansas
  • Dad on the Job

    Mother's Montgomery Alabama, Early Settlers in the 1820s

    and old documents and records and files including military papers.


    Bible Records

    Broken Arrow

    Isaac Coonfield Tombstone

    Bozeman Cousins

    Mordecai's son Peter migrated to Montgomery Alabama, while his son John migrated to Mississippi. Peter's son William Henry is our common ancestor.

    Philemon's Lewis Bozeman born 1819 was found in Covington County while other lines were found in Dallas County in Alabama. Their ancestors are found in the South Carolina Roster and the Colonial Soldiers of the South.

    Philemon's father John Lewis Bozeman may be the brother of Mordecai.

    Many documents have been gathered and posted within the webpages, to share with our cousins who wish to continue our research in Alabama.

    Mordecai Bozeman and sons (6 KB)
    Account being audited for claims of Am Rev War

    Peter Bozeman (36 KB)
    Peter had married Sarah Brown in 1786, having three daughters on the 1790 census followed by sons Meade, William Henry, Jesse M. Peter E,- Ellen married Vincent Joiner, Lucy married Sterling Campbell and the third daughter has not been found unless she was at the estate sale in one of those other familiar names like Seller, Mason, Watkins or Stacie or Campbell.

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  • John Thomas Bozeman, son of Peter Edward (386 KB)
    Born 1866 in Dublin Alabama, married Alice Stephens and had my great granny, Lorena Emma Bozeman - John was the son of Nancy Jane Anderson and Peter Edward Bozeman. His grandparents were Martha Hill and William Henry Bozeman who migrated from Darlington South Carolina about 1826. The Andersons and Bozemans lived next to each other in Hope Hull 1830 with Peter Edward being born in 1834. When William died, Martha Hill Bozeman moved to Dublin near her brother John Hill, who created the Hills Chapel School and Church........ After the Civil War Peter and Nancy bought land in Ramer/ Dublin area along the Meriweather Trail close to John Hill. John Hill donated land for their family cemetery which I visited, and he donated land for the Hills Chapel Church and another cemetery across from it where John T Bozeman is buried.
  • WWI Charles McClain (36 KB)
    his birth date is wrong, should be 1886 but it shows his wife as Lorena Bozeman. Charles was the son of Elizabeth Broadway and Josiah Marion McClain's who's families migrated from South Carolina into Georgia, then Alabama. Josiah descends from Elizabeth Moon and Charles McClain of 1750s Virginia. Elizabeth Moon had named a son Josiah and his son James had married an indian woman called Anna - Anna had a son named Josiah. I have seen three different dates of birth for grandpa Charlie but they had very little education, some could not read nor write at all, so the numbers are often mixed up. His mother Elizabeth was the daughter of Mary Stephens and Abner Broadway, and when Josiah died about 1897, she remarried to John Gardner of Dublin. Elizabeth and John and Charlie are found on the 1900 census, then again in 1910 with Lorena.
  • 1837 Grandpa Abner Broadway Land Record (58 KB)
    Montgomery, Alabama. Grandpa Abner and Grandma Nancy migrated from South Carolina.
  • 1834 Grandpa Elisha Anderson (207 KB)
    Land Record in Alabama
  • 1823 Uncle John Bozeman (32 KB)
    Land Record - Peter's brother went to Mississippi
  • Mordecai 1 (40 KB)
    Receipt of payment for service in the American Revolution - he is also listed online in the South Carolina Archives under the Roster of the Continental Army serving in the Militia.
  • Mordecai2 (52 KB)
    Receipt of pay for his services in the American Revolution.
  • Peter Bozeman captured in Am Rev (107 KB)
    1779 article from SC Archives - the surname spelling varies but these people could not read so it just didn't matter. Peter and his wife Sarah signed with only an X mark on various documents. Peter was the son of Mordecai and moved his family to Alabama about 1826
  • 1824 Lewis Bozeman (197 KB)
    Land Record
  • Grandma Lorena Bozeman McClain (11 KB)
    1941 she was mother of Alice McClain Carter and raised the children of Alice ( Cecil Jr, Anne Alice, William Lawrence) Lorena was wonderful to visit, churning butter, sewing quilts, gardening, and read her Bible daily, having a very special gift of healing.
  • John in Mississippi 1830 (43 KB)
    Rev War Soldier could be the brother of Peter or the son of Mordecai - Mordecai's lineage had not been researched until this decade. I see that his son James remained in Darlington SC but John did not and Peter did not. John and Peter may have married indian women and migrated into Alabama and John moved on into Mississippi which was at that time Choctaw Nation. John and Peter both had difficulty after their migration proving that they had served in the American Revolution even though it is recorded where they got paid in 1785
  • Civil War - Bozeman (16 KB)
    Peter Edward Bozeman married Nancy Jane Anderson
  • Civil War - Seaborne Anderson (16 KB)
    Nancy Jane's father served along with his brothers and father - some of this family died in the War - Seaborne was the great grandfather to Lorena Bozeman McClain - Seaborne's great grandfathers served in the American Revolution.
  • Civil War - Josiah Marion McClain (70 KB)
    Lorena Bozeman McClain's father in law was married to Elizabeth Broadway - He had deserted his first wife Julia King in Georgia and joined the Civil War in Alabama. He was wounded. He married or lived with Elizabeth having two girls around 1870 who died but had Charles Allen McClain in 1886 . Josiah died soon after. Josiah's mother was known as Anna and his father was James McClain who might have also served in the Civil War. It is believed that Josiah's mother was native american - Charlie McClain was a very dark tiny man and very spiritual and faithful.  Julia filed application to the Indian Nation.
  • Civil War - Thomas Randolph Carter (9 KB)
    son of John Wise Carter and "Elizabeth", Thomas married Lacy Jane Bozeman first and Mary Josephine Hereferd second. Mary had a daughter named Sarah Elizabeth Carter who married Levi Benjamin Cooper. Grandfathers of Thomas served in the American Revolution.
  • Tennessee (21 KB)
    Peter, sonm of William
  • 1911 Grandma (11 KB)
    Lorena McClain
  • Alice (78 KB)
    Alice Lorena Stephens
  • 1930 Grandma (19 KB)
    Alice McClain
  • Jesse (34 KB)
    1793 Jesse M. Bozeman ( M? Mordecai? )
  • 1840 Josiah McClain (89 KB)
  • 1850 Abner and Nancy Broadway (138 KB)
  • 1829 (1426 KB)
    Estate Audit appraised by John Stacy and Benjamin Lewis, knowing that John Stacy married a Bozeman, wondering now if Benjamin did also.
  • dar (742 KB)
  • Gilliadazer (124 KB)
  • 1851 Gilly Goodson (753 KB)
  • PEB 1834 (69 KB)
    Aunt Gilly
  • ALB (1351 KB) Alice Lorena Stephens Bozeman
  • 1822 (476 KB)
  • 1824 (3012 KB)
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  • Lorena's daughter Alice Emma married Carter
  • Anne Carter in 1940 (37 KB)
    school days at Capitol Heights, they moved around, Maryland Avenue, and Yougene Streets, attending Highland Avenue Church of Christ but some old letters from the 1950s talk about church on Saturdays so they must have switched religions at some point.
  • Anne's Lineage * Anne wed Frank Cochran in Alabama and he came from Kansas  *
  • continued... 
  • Anne's daughter married Brooks who also connected to T R Carter
  • Charles Allen McClain (74 KB)
    Photo taken about 1925 of Great Grandpa and son Walton, son of Lorena. Charles and Lorena farmed on Hickory Grove in Ramer and Charles is buried at the Dublin Church of Christ nearby.
  • Nancy Jane Anderson Bozeman (67 KB)
    Widow's application - She was Lorena's grandmother and took them in when Lorena's mother died and the children were all very little.
  • Mary Ella Thornton Brooks (6 KB)
    with spouse James Edgar Brooks. Mary's parents were Bessie Mae Hood and Milton Elijah Thornton
  • Granny Luella Coonfield Cochran (17 KB)
    her sister is on the left. daughters of Lattie Cedonia Little and Benjamin Wallace Coonfield - Lattie's parents were Catherine Crigler and John Wright Little of Shepherdsville Kentucky and John was in the Civil War
  • Great Granny Lattie Cedonia Little Coonfield (309 KB)
    1887 with husband Benjamin Wallace Coonfield; his parents were Martha Frances Young and Benjamin Wylie Coonfield ( a son of Isaac )
  • Anne Alice Carter Cochran (24 KB)
    1940 she married Frankie Lavern Cochran, a son of Luella, in 1951 - Anne's parents were Alice Emma McClain and Cecil Earl Fenn Carter. parents of Alice were Lorena Bozeman and Charles McClain. Parents of Cecil were Anna Lou Stone and William Franklin Fenn
  • Bob Bozeman, brother of Lorena (50 KB)
    son of Ellen Bean and John Thomas Bozeman in Ramer - When I visited the Hills Chapel Church at Dublin, three of Uncle Bob's daughters met with us and showed us the graves behind the church. Bob's daughter Hazel joined the DAR in 2008 based on the Bozeman lineage traced back to Peter of Darlington who settled here about 1826-7.
  • Nancy Bozeman, sister of Lorena (765 KB)
    child of Ellen Bean and John Thomas Bozeman
  • Granny Martha Frances Young Coonfield (272 KB)
    mother of Ben, mother in law of Lattie, and the grandmother of Luella...The Young families traced to 1800 Tennessee and Kentucky
  • Brooks
  • Notes
  • Files
  • Church (2270 KB)
    1820s map.. built on my mom's grandfather's plantation
  • 1861 Capitol of Montgomery Alabama (1740 KB)
    Inauguration of Jefferson Davis. Did my ancestors attend? They sure fought in the war with him..
  • 1819 Court Square (137 KB)
    Selling Cotton My family was there.... My mom's family grew and sold cotton and hauled it to Dexter Avenue to sell and spent the night in a hotel that was probably one of the projects of Abner McGee.
  • 1886 (136 KB)
    Confederate Memorial Day in Montgomery
  • Lavinia's Great Granddaughters (56 KB)
    1970 Montgomery Capitol Kathy and Linda are cousins from the same granny Lavinia Jane
  • Surnames (26 KB)
    Names of Ancestors
  • Weblinks (8 KB)
    Other helpful webpages.
  • Thomas Carter (14 KB)
    Migration to Talladega
  • Family Links (18 KB)
  • List of Images (4 KB)
    Related Documents.
  • John Stephens and Hill (28 KB)
    by Pony HIll
  • Babies (38 KB)
  • Research (22 KB)
    Notes and Links
  • 1820 Henry KY (29 KB)
    Cline, Coonfield, Gray, Hogland in 1820 Henry County Kentucky
  • My Family (6 KB)
  • Web Collection (45 KB)
    Many others involved in this research
  • *Notes (97 KB)
    Family Research
  • My Family (45 KB)
  • Data (635 KB)
    Researching my native american ancestors includes several references to the Scrimpshire families who were indian by blood and had many connections to Indian Nation.
  • My Cousins (14 KB)
    Richard and William and Wayne
  • Data (645 KB)
    Research includes Westbrook and Grauer and Glass and Holt.
  • Carter Surname (50 KB)
  • Files (723 KB)
    Articles and links of interest
  • Carter Surname (22 KB)
    Captain John
  • Files and Records (202 KB)
  • Smallpox Island (37 KB)
    Civil War
  • Files and Records (212 KB)
    Followup 2
  • Anderson Stephens Bozeman (30 KB)
    By Pony Hill
  • Welcome
  • Dad's Notes
  • Dad's Family Album
  • Dad's Images
  • His mother Luella
  • His Daughter
  • Index
  • Getting Started
  • Grandchildren
  • Dad's grandfather buried in Kentucky
  • Capt. Benjamin Lewis of SC may be our Uncle
  • Elisha Stephens in mom's line
  • A family tree tombstone marker
  • The Family Tree
  • The Brooks
  • Mom's grandmother
  • Early Research
  • Memorial Cemetery on Bozeman Drive at Simmons
  • Bozeman Hill Cemetery
  • Bozeman Hill Cemetery
  • List of Documents
  • List of Documents
  • Facebook - Barry
  • John Fenn
  • Names
  • Martha Fenn McClain
  • Mom's trip to Line Creek
  • Fenn Family Cemetery Plot
  • Travis Fenn Bounty Lands 1785 - Mom's line
  • A Brooks Family Tree
  • A Carter Family Tree
  • Brown Bozeman and Little Families
  • Little DNA Project
  • Mom's grandchildren
  • Our Tour of Hills Chapel
  • Cemetery Preservation Page
  • Mom
  • Carter
  • Charlie
  • Green
  • Uncle Matthew Fenn plantation of Barbour County
  • William Weatherford - Chief Red Eagle
  • Bozeman and Lewis
  • My Census Notes of Family
  • My Colonial Records
  • Coosa County History
  • George Grauer Westbrook
  • Sophia Porter
  • James Westbrook may have died in the Civil War.
  • Anderson in Choctaw Nation
  • Uncle Rollie Bozeman's grandson in Texas
  • Anderson Roots
  • Bozeman Roots
  • Library of Virginia
  • Library of Virginia, What We Have
  • Southern Families
  • S C Archives
  • Smallpox Island
  • Georgia Roster
  • Georgia Gen Web
  • Civil War Search
  • Maps
  • Civil War Records of Alabama
  • Cornell Library
  • Joe Stephens
  • U S Census Project
  • Southern Links
  • Cochran Family
  • Home Page One
  • Home Page Two
  • DAR Notes
  • Spirit Walks Tall
  • Southern Kin
  • Bob and Nancy of Dublin
  • 1956 and Broken Arrow
  • Darlington South Carolina
  • FTM
  • 1910 OK
  • Cooper
  • Covington
  • 1950? Brooks (30 KB)
    Mary and James
  • Carter (22 KB)
    Michael and Jeri
  • Brooks (35 KB)
  • Brooks (350 KB)
  • Search It (1 KB)
    Search It
  • Links (38 KB)
  • On the Web (28 KB)
    Interesting Articles
  • Webpages (83 KB)
    Collection of related notes
  • Weblinks (219 KB)
    Related pages
  • Related Articles (234 KB)
    Pages of Info
  • Coonfield Lineage (115 KB)
    Thanks to Maxine
  • Family (66 KB)
    Westbrook Circle
  • Mama (700 KB)
    With Nubbie
  • MC (39 KB)
  • God Bless (34 KB)
  • Mama's Aunt Ethel (95 KB)
    Good Neighbors
  • Tombstone of Sarah Tefft Parker 1821 (132 KB)
    Ashtabula Ohio Mother of Wanton Horatio Parker who had Mary Clara Parker Miller who had grandma Clora Jane Miller Cochran.
  • Peter 1 (2559 KB)
  • Hood (865 KB)
    Cain's Chapel
  • Peter 2 (1452 KB)
  • Uncle Powhatan (40 KB)
    Luella's cousin
  • Peter 4 (1153 KB)
    Wm Henry and Vincent Joiner
  • Frank's Mom (82 KB)
  • Peter 3 (562 KB)
    Wm Henry Bozeman in 1822
  • Frank's Grands (103 KB)
    Sam and Bev
  • Peter 5 (1038 KB)
    Julian Joiner 1824 + Sons of Meady. Peter states he is giving land to his three grandchildren. Julian is the daughter of Vincent Joiner so he must have married Ellen Bozeman, the daughter of Peter. Peter states that Jesse and Peter are the sons of Meady, and these two boys are raised by Ellen and Vincent Joiner. The young Peter becomes known in history as Captain Peter Bozeman in the Mississippi Calvary during the Civil War.
  • Partridge (213 KB)
    SueCarol and Bev locating Grandma Partridge grave.
  • Peter 6 (1001 KB)
    Map of his land in 1822. This was four years before the great migration of the Bozeman families of Darlington into Montgomery, Alabama.
  • Family (699 KB)
  • KC (33 KB)
  • Family (667 KB)
    Westbrook Circle
  • AC (16 KB)
  • Guestbook
  • Journey from TN to Texas and Alabama
  • Louisa Miranda Holt mother of Granny Ella Olivia Baxley Hood
  • Rev Guy Smith to Roxanna Smith Brooks
  • rGeorgia Vault of Records
  • Louisa Stacy Bozeman
  • Darlington Forum
  • Sarah Edwards Bozeman of Greenville
  • Bozeman Book Online
  • Dennis Bushyhead married a Schrimpshire
  • Burial of Pathkiller
  • Records, Files, and Documents
  • Chronicles of OKlahoma
  • Burial of Stand Watie
  • Will Rogers' mother was a Schrimshire sister
  • Early Settlers of Iowa Territory included many of our grands
  • Early Industry of Iowa Territory 1800s
  • Iowa's Dr. Wanton Horatio Parker in 1800s "Grandpa
  • Surnames
  • Carter ancestors
  • Images
  • Southern Fried
  • Burials and Memorials
  • Southern Records
  • Southern Records 1820- 1822 - 1824
  • Diggin Our Roots
  • Mordecai
  • JR
  • Related Links
  • Wealthy planter Peter Bozeman gives land to son and grands
  • 1822 planter Peter Bozeman gives land to son and grands
  • 1838 Peter's Estate to William Henry and others
  • 1832 William Henry witnessed the above sale to Jesse/Peter
  • Contents
  • 1949 Funeral of Grandpa Charlie in Dublin
  • 1933 burial of Grandmother Lattie Little
  • Coosa River Cemetery and Cains Chapel
  • Hills Chapel
  • Estate of William Henry Bozeman of Hope Hull from SC
  • Estate of Peter 1829
  • Estate of Peter 1829 - Sarah's X Mark
  • Tombstones of Hood and Baxley, Thornton, Partridge, Mamaw
  • Tombstones
  • Families of Peter Edward
  • Contents
  • Greenwood
  • Dublin Graves of Stephens, Bozeman, Hill on Hill Plantation
  • Hope Hull cemetery of Carter and Bozeman
  • Shiloh Church on the land / plantation that Peter owned 1827
  • Mom's grandfather William Henry
  • Grandpa Charles, the son of Mary Half Blood
  • 1830
  • C family group sheets in Arkansas
  • Marengo County
  • 1820
  • Hello
  • Cooper
  • 1840
  • Grandma's Relatives
  • Grandma's Relatives Land Records
  • Grandma's Relatives
  • 1800 About the parents of Jacob and his grandfathers.
  • "Military" Survey of their lands in Ohio
  • Thornton in 1930 on Park Avenue
  • Thornton Burials at Cains Chapel
  • Stokes - Carter Cemetery has Brewer, Bozeman, Carter, McGehe
  • Charles Weatherford Research
  •  Documents
    One fascinating tidbit of the history of Montgomery County during the Civil War is that my mother's ancestors were all over Ramer.  Ramer was the home of the first President of the Confederacy.  Did my family know Jefferson Davis?  Did they serve in the war with him?  Did they attend any parties at the White House?  Ramer had a train station and my family certainly did use it.  My family also traveled those bumpy dirt roads into Troy or into Montgomery to sell their crops on Dexter Avenue where the capitol was located.
    They grew up and intermarried or worked  with many popular names of our Alabama History.