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Nehemiah C. Cochran

N. Cochran
Full Name: Nehemiah C. Cochran
Other surnames: Cochrane
Birth date: June 28, 1836
Death date: January 22, 1899

Terms of Service

  • House, 16th (1) (2) (7) Legislature
    1/14/1879 - 1/11/1881
  • House, 11th (3) (4) (5) (6) Legislature
    8/14/1866 - 2/7/1870
(1) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News .
(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) Roster of 11th Legislature, House of Representatives, "Texas Legislative Proceedings," 8/11/1866, 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) Bio states Cochran was elected as an Independent Democrat. Roster lists party as Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80 1879. Roster
Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Nehemiah Cochran, birth date 6/28/1836, death date 1/22/1899, burial in Buckhorn Cemetery, Austin County. Find a Grave .
  • COCHRAN, NEHEMIAH C. (1836-1899). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Obituary, "Nehemiah Cochran Dead: He Was an Aged Native Texan and Prominent in the Early Days," The Houston Post, 1/25/1899, p. 7. "In 1866 he was elected to the legislature and was a member of that body during the troublesome days when the governor and legislature were ousted by the military force of reconstruction. He was, however, reelected to the legislature in 1878." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Biographical sketch, Nehemiah Cochrane, p. 262. Bio lists name Cochrane; roster lists name Cochran. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80 1879. Roster
  • Confederate States Army, 3rd Lieutenant, Company C, Waller's Battalion, then attached to Green's Brigade. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80 1879.
  • Confederate States Army, Company C, Waller's Battalion. Nehemiah Cochran, birth date 6/28/1836, death date 1/22/1899, burial in Buckhorn Cemetery, Buckhorn, Austin County, with Florence Montgomery Cochran. Austin County, TXGenWeb Project . Buckhorn Cemetery American Civil War (1861-1865) Austin County Veterans
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