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William M. Cochran

Full Name: William M. Cochran
Birth date: April 7, 1807
Death date: April 23, 1853

Terms of Service

  • House, 3rd (1) Legislature
    11/5/1849 - 11/3/1851
(1) Roster of members elect of the 3rd Legislature, Matthewson, R.C., Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 9/29/1849, p. 6, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Other Resources

  • Biographical sketches, William M. and Nancy Jane Hughes Cochran, from Proud Heritage, Vol. 1 by DCPA. William M. Cochran elected first Dallas County Representative to the state legislature. Dallas County Pioneers Association . Cochran, William M. Cochran, Wm. & Nancy J.
  • Cochran, William & Nancy
  • Mentioned in biographical sketch of son, COCHRAN, JOHN HUGHES (1838-1928). "The family came to Texas in 1843 and settled in what became Dallas County, where William Cochran served as the first county clerk after the organization of the county in 1846." 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 .
  • 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) . Representatives of Dallas County Family
  • Biographical sketch, John H. Cochran, pp. 113-114. Cochran "came to Texas with his father in 1842. The family settled in Dallas county, and his father [William M. Cochran] at one time represented it in the Legislature." Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878 1876.

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