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A.M. Cochran Archelaus M. Cochran
Full Name: Archelaus M. "Arch" Cochran
Date of birth: December 25, 1839
Date of death: August 4, 1910

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 44 Aug 6, 1866 - Feb 7, 1870 11th (1)     Dallas / Dallas   Dallas

(1) 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
  • Obituary and photo, Dr. Arch M. Cochran, "Dallas County Pioneer Dies While in Tennessee," 8/5/1910, p. 9. Born 12/25/1839 in Columbia, Tennessee, died 8/4/1910 in Columbia, Tennessee. "He served one term in the Legislature in 1866." Relatives: Dr. Arch M. Cochran and John H. Cochran, brothers. "His brother, Hon. John H. Cochran, now a resident of Howard County, represented Dallas for several years in the Legislature and was twice elected Speaker of the House." Dallas Morning News.
  • Biographical sketch, Dr. Archelaus M. Cochran, Dallas, pp. 201-202. The Encyclopedia of the New West, 1881.
  • COCHRAN, ARCHELAUS M. (1839-1910). Birth date 12/25/1839, death date 8/4/1910. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • COCHRAN, WILLIAM M. (1807-1853). Relatives: William M. Cochran, father; John Hughes Cochran and Archelaus M. Cochran, sons. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, Dr. A.M. Cochran, p. 162. Part 2 Counties A-EO, Dallas County. "The earliest record of a Dallas doctor that has been found is that of Dr. A.M. Cochran, who was born in Tennessee in 1839 and came to Dallas with his parents, William and Nancy Hughes Cochran, in 1843." The Medicine Man in Texas, 1930.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, Dr. A.M. Cochran. Lewis Publishing Company, Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas, 1892, pp. 669-670, crediting Dallas Public Library. Born 12/25/1839 in Murray County, Tennessee. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, 3rd Lieutenant, 8th Texas Cavalry (Terry's Texas Rangers), promoted to Captain. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1900 - Arckalaus M. Cochran, Dallas, Dallas County, age 60, born September 1839 in Tennessee, farmer, wife Mary A. Cochran. FamilySearch.
  • Dr. Arch M. Cochran, birth date 12/25/1839, death date 8/4/1910 in Dallas, Dallas County, physician. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Dr. Archelaus M. Cochran, birth date 9/25/1839 on grave marker, death date 8/4/1910, burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County. Find a Grave.
  • Included in list of "prominent Republicans who soldiered in the Confederate Army." Baggett, James Alex, "Origins of Early Texas Republican Party Leadership," The Journal of Southern History, Vol.40(3), August 1974, p. 452. Journal of Southern History.
  • Representatives of Dallas County—1846 to 1887, p. 32. William M. Cochran family, including John H. Cochran and Archelaus M. Cochran, pp. 67-68. Brown, John Henry. History of Dallas County, Texas : from 1837 to 1887, 1887, Dallas, Texas. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). Family Representatives of Dallas County
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. A.M. 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
    11th R.S. - 1866
    County and County Boundaries  
    Internal Improvement  
    Lunatic Asylum, Select  

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