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JAMES COCHRANE was born abt. 1786 came to Canada in 1817. May have
been a Ships Captain. A Presbyterian whom emigrated from Antrim, Antrim Co.
Ireland. Applied for land in St. Marys, York Co. in 1844. Brother's name was
John Cochrane. Applied for land in St. Marys, York Co. NB in 1837. Wife's name
Children of JAMES COCHRANE and ??:
WILLIAM COCHRANE was born b. abt. 1811, a Baptist who emigrated from
Antrim, Antrim Co. Ireland. Applied for land in St. Marys, York Co. in 1837 and
again in 1844. Wife Naomi Cochrane b. abt. 1818, formerly Naomi Pond, of St.
Children of WILLIAM COCHRANE and NAOMI POND:
CHARLES WILLIAM COCHRANE born 22 Mar.1845 in Marysville, NB. He was a
small man. Employed as a farmer. Applied for land in Tilley Settlement, Victoria
Co. in 1877. Died 8 Jul. 1920.
Married (sometime between 1871 & 1876): Adelaide Harris born 9 May 1848 in Marysville, NB.; died 11 Sep. 1920. Was a small but physically strong person. She was known to walk from Perth to her home 12 miles away with a 98-lb. bag of flour on her shoulder. She was also known to always be in bare feet wherever she went.
They were one of the first families to settle in Lerwick, NB. They, along with two other families, the Leslies and the Abernethys, were the first to settle in this area after completion of work on the New Brunswick railway lines; this would probably have been the line which connected Montreal with St. John and Halifax. They named it after Lerwick, Scotland, where the Leslies and the Abernethys emigrated from.
Children of CHARLES WILLIAM COCHRANE and ADELAIDE HARRIS:
MOSES JESSE COCHRANE born abt. 1854, died in Boston, married Mary
Children of MOSES JESSE COCHRANE and MARY FINNAMORE (all born in Marysville):
GEORGE CLINTON COCHRANE was a farmer for a number of years, he was
also a cook at Sporting camps during the summers, and Lumbering camps during the
winters. His last few years of employment were spent cooking for the NB. Power
Corp. surveying camps.
Wife: Lana Good. (Acadian) b. 15 Aug. 1884; died 26 Jun. 1963, hit by a car outside her home. Came from KingsClear, near Fredericton, and she was employed as a School Teacher. Her Father was Issac Good, and her Mother was Lana Myrtle Good. The complete Genealogy for the Good Family is in the possession of Douglas Cochrane.
[Remaining family information withheld for purposes of privacy.]
Our Branch of the family, which came from Antrim Co, Antrim emigrated to Long Island, New York aboard the Brig Ann, then on to Canada in 1817. First settling in Marysville, NB (now amalgamated with Fredericton). They moved to Centerville, then on to Bridgewater, Maine, USA around 1876. After a short time they once again moved from Maine to Lerwick, NB. Eventually some members of the family moved to Perth Andover in the 1940's when in 1970 they purchased the house that Edith Cochrane lives in at this time. From here the family has branched out to many places. Lerwick Primitive, now the Freewill Baptist Church is the family Church where some of our ancestors are buried. Some Cochranes in the past left the (e) off the name.
As with any prominent families that made an impact or contribution to the community, especially in days gone by, it was not unusual to have a place named after you or a family member. Lana Cochrane (Good) was a member of one of those families. She was a descendant of one of the first surgeons who came to Canada. His name was Jean Cyr who was nicknamed "Crock" by some local Scots for his surname was similar to the gaelic work for crock.
Some places named after him are:
Lana's Father was named "Good" and there are places that bear his name, such as:
Other points of interest are the locations in New Brunswick that are named after Cochranes, such as:
There is a place 12 miles SW of Gagetown called Summer Hill which is a name of a place in Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland. This place had a Post Office there from 1862-1950.
Cochrane, Gaelic for "The Roar of War", shouted by the Highlanders before
going into battle. Gaelic translation of our name (Cocrinn = a point or
promontory in open sight) is broken down into two parts:
Coc = a manifest or plain.
Rinn = a cape or promontory
New Brunswick Census 1851, Parish of St. Marys, York Co.
|William Cochrane||40||Husband||Irish||H||Labourer Arrived 1817|
Lived in a part log house.
Same Census mentions a John Cochrane, a native of Ireland, 50 years of age, a labourer, arrived in colony in 1829. He was a servant to Joseph Plant, an Innkeeper.
New Brunswick Census 1861, Parish of St. Marys, York Co.
|William Cochrane||Head of Family||50||Irish||Farmer||Free Church Baptist|
|Thomas Cochrane||Head of Family||35||Native||Farmer and lumberman||Episcopal|
|Peter Nathaniel||Son||8 months|
Same census refers to a Martha Cochrane, a native of New Brunswick, 12 years of age, a servant to William Plant, a farmer and Innkeeper. *This census also contained the details of William Cochrane's farm.*
New Brunswick Census 1871, Parish of St. Marys, York Co.
|William Cochrane||60||born in NB||Free Church Baptist||Irish||Farmer||Married|
|Niomi||52||born in NB||English||Married|
|James||85||born in Ireland||Irish||Widowed|
|James||30||born in NB|
(Charles Cochrane's future wife)
|26||born in NB||Church of England||Welsh|
New Brunswick Census 1881, Parish of St. Marys, York Co.
|William Cochrane||70||born in NB||Free Baptist||Irish||Farmer||Married|
|Naoma||63||born in NB||English||Married|
|Richard||30||of unsound mind|
|Eunice Forkeuler||14||possible lodger||Going to School|
|Naoma Forkeuler||10||possible lodger||Going to School|
(Moses Jesse's Future Wife)
|15||born in NB||Methodist||Irish||Going to School|
New Brunswick Census 1901, Parish of St. Marys, York Co.
|Mary Cochrane||Head||Married||b. 23 Feb. 1866||born in NB||Irish||Methodist|
|Norman||Son||b. 28 Aug. 1872||18||Cotton Weaver|
|Jennie||Daughter||b. 4 Dec. 1883||17||Cotton Weaver|
|Gertrude||Daughter||b. 20 Feb. 1886||15|
|Frank Cochrane||Head of Family||Married||b. 15 Jul. 1869||31||Farmer||Irish||Methodist|
|Charlotte||Wife||Married||b. 5 Feb. 1869||32|
|Elizabeth||Daughter||b. 12 Feb.1900||1|
William Cochrane living with Charles Samson b. 10 Dec. 1870 30 Labourer Irish Presbyterian
Beatrice Cochrane, a cook living with Havelock Coy b. 26 Nov. 1882 18 Irish Baptist born in NB (may have been Barbara)
New Brunswick Census 1881 Parish of Drummond, Victoria Co.
|Charles Cochrane||Married||32||b. in NB||Free Will Baptist||Irish||Farmer|
|Addelaide||Married||36||Church of England||Welsh|
New Brunswick Census 1891 Parish of Drummond, Victoria Co.
|Charles Cochrane||Married||44||born in NB||Father||born in Ireland||Free Baptist||Farmer|
|Adelaide||Married||45||born in NB||Parents born in NB|
New Brunswick Census 1901 Parish of Drummond, Victoria Co.
|Charles Cocoran||Head||Married||b. 1 May 1844||56||born in NB||English||Baptist||Farmer|
|Adda||Wife||Married||b.22 Mar.1844||57||Church of England|
|Charles||Son||b. 3 May 1874||26||Farmer|
|George||Son||b. 12 Jul. 1876||24||Lumberman|
|Sandie||Son||b. 10 Aug.1882||18||Farmer|
|Harriet||Daughter||b. 13 Aug. 1887||13||born deaf and dumb|
|Evallina||Daughter||b. 20 Aug. 1894||6|
|Ellen||Daughter||b. 15 May 1895||5|
Primary Sources of Information are:
Compiled by: Douglas Cochrane CD 2000
Please send any additions or corrections to Douglas Cochrane