From Biographical Sketch of John Lewis Cochran, grandson of this John Cochran:
His grandfather's name was James Cochran, born in Augusta county in 1768. He was a farmer all his life, though educated for the ministry. He was a presiding magistrate in Augusta county twice and succeeded to the office of high sheriff. He married Magdalen Moffett, daughter of George Moffett of Augusta county, a colonel in the Revolutionary war. To them were born four children, named James (deceased); George M., deceased in 1890 at the age of ninety-two years; Henry K. (deceased) and James A. Cochran, deceased in 187o. The grandfather died in 1836, his wife preceding him in 1826.