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Nehemiah Cochran Nehemiah Cochran
Full Name: Nehemiah Cochran
Other surnames: Cochrane
Date of birth: June 28, 1836
Date of death: January 22, 1899

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 38 Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 11, 1881 16th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Buckhorn / Austin   Austin
H 48 Aug 14, 1866 - Feb 7, 1870 11th (4) (5) (6) (7)     Hempstead / Austin   Austin

(1) Bio states Cochran was elected as an Independent Democrat. Roster lists party as Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
(2) "The returns from Austin county, as far as heard from, show the following ahead: for . . . legislature — Cochrane, dem.; senate, Homan, rep." 11/8/1878, p. 2 Galveston Daily News.
(3) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(4) Waller County, established on May 19, 1873, removed from Austin County not only a fertile agricultural district but also the thriving commercial center of Hempstead, with its cotton mill, iron foundry, and rail facilities. Handbook of Texas Online . Handbook of Texas Online.
(5) Not present at organization of the House on 8/6/1866. Cochran sworn on 8/14/1866, p. 38. House Journal.
(6) House Journal for August 14, 1866, announced the swearing of Thomas M. Cochran of Austin County, but the certificate of election and other evidence indicate that this [name] is an error. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(7) Roster of 11th Legislature, House of Representatives, "Texas Legislative Proceedings," 8/11/1866, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • COCHRAN, NEHEMIAH C. (1836-1899). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biography, Nehemiah Cochrane, p. 262. Bio lists name Cochrane; roster lists name Cochran. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
  • Other Resources
  • Interment in the Buckhorn Cemetery, Buckhorn, Austin County, TX. TXGenWeb Project.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Nehemiah Cochran, 11th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 11th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, south wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    16th R.S. - 1879
    Agriculture and Stock Raising  
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries (Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    Towns and City Corporations  
    11th R.S. - 1866
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    State Affairs  

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