COCHRAN, NEHEMIAH C.
COCHRAN, NEHEMIAH C. (1836–1899). Nehemiah C. Cochran, Confederate officer and state representative, was born in Austin's Colony, Texas, on June 28, 1836, the son of Thomas and Betsy Peach (Walker) Cochran. Nehemiah Cochran was married to Malinda Collins, who died in 1869. Later he married Florence Montgomery. Cochran was living in Austin County in 1860. In June 1862 following the outbreak of the Civil War, Cochran joined Waller's Battalion as third lieutenant for Company C. This unit was later attached to Thomas Greenqv's Brigade, and Cochran served with it throughout the war. Following the war Cochran returned to Austin County. In 1866 he won election as representative for the county as an Independent Democrat to the Eleventh Texas Legislature. He served in the Sixteenth Texas Legislature from January 1879 to January 1881. Nehemiah C. Cochran died in Austin County on January 22, 1899, and was buried there at Buckhorn Cemetery.
The Cemeteries of Austin County, Texas (Bellville, Texas: Austin County Historical Commission, 199?). IGI Individual Record, "Nehemiah Cochran" (http://www.familysearch.org/), accessed May 18, 2007. E. W. Swindells, A Legislative Manual for the State of Texas (2 vols. Austin: 1879–83). Montgomery-Bush Family Cemetery, Austin County, Texas (http://www.pamcrump.com/genealogy/), accessed May 18, 2007.
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