Person:Peter Cochran (1)

Peter Cochran
b.Bef 1735
d.Bef 19 Oct 1770 Botetourt County, Virginia
  • HPeter CochranBef 1735 - Bef 1770
  • W.  Margaret (add)
  1. Mary Cochran1755 - Aft 1819
Facts and Events
Name Peter Cochran
Alt Name Peter Cockran
Alt Name Peter Cochrane
Gender Male
Birth? Bef 1735
Death? Bef 19 Oct 1770 Botetourt County, Virginia

Peter Cochran was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 728.--10th November, 1764. William Preston and Susannah to Peter Cockran, £7.10. 32 acres on James River; Givens' corner. Delivered to Ephraim Richardson. 15th October, 1765.


Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 363.--3rd October, 1765. Peter Cockran and Margaret to James McAfee, £40, 32 acres on James River,


Estate Records

Cockran, Peter, deceased.
Appraisal returned July, 1771.
[Source: Early Marriages, Wills and some Revolutionary War Records, Botetourt County, Virginia, Compiled by Anne Lowry Worrell, pg. 54].


Records in Botetourt County, VA

Sources

Estate inventory Botetort VA, 1771 (Ancestry)

"Area Reveal Three Families Are Among 'First Permanent Settlers' " By Gordon Aronhime, Bristol Herald Courier, April 13, 1980.

Gordon Aronhime Card File, Library of Virginia

Related

Person:Henry Willis (10) (married Mary Cochran, though by many to be Peter's daughter.

Surname Variants

Cochran
Cockran
Coughan
Cochrane

Notes

References to Peter Cochran

SourceDateSummary
Chalkley's Chronicles Vol 1:306June 1752 Montgomery vs. Cochran.--Peter Cochran (Coughan), late of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, but now (1751) residing in Colony of Virginia.
Chalkley's Chronicles Vol 3:41610th November, 1764 Page 728.--10th November, 1764. William Preston and Susannah to Peter Cockran, £7.10. 32 acres on James River; Givens' corner. Delivered to Ephraim Richardson. 15th October, 1765.
457 Chalkley's Chronicles Vol 1:457- 458 11 March 1765James McAfee vs. Peter Cochrane.--I, Peter Cochrane, of Augusta, do hereby oblige myself in the penal sum of £120, lawful of Virginia, to make, or cause to be made, to James McAfee, of said County, &c., &c., a good and sufficient title in fee simple for 32 acres of land, less or more, on James River, joining the land of George Givens, and the said Cochrane's right of an entry upon the hill above the house of 400 acres, &c., &c. 11th March, 1765. (Signed) Pettor (mark) Cochran, Margaret (mark) Cochran. Test,
Chalkley's Chronicles Vol 1:12416 Oct 1765 ---- ----, the wife of Peter Cockran, priv. exn. commission.
Chalkley's Chronicles Vol 3:4771st September, 1768. Page 153.--1st September, 1768. Commission to take privy examination of Susannah, wife of William Preston, as to deed to Peter Cochrane. dated 10th November, 1764. Executed, 21st September, 1768.
Chalkley's Chronicles Vol 1:355 17 June 1769Andrew Crockett vs. James Scott.--Deposition, Peter Wylie, 17th June,1769: "When Peter Cochran was on his journey to Halston River [Holston?] he stopped at deponent's house.
Chalkley's Chronicles Vol 3:4363rd October, 1765 Page 363.--3rd October, 1765. Peter Cockran and Margaret to James McAfee, £40, 32 acres on James River.
Chalkley's Chronicles Vol 1:356 AUGUST, 1769 Andrew Crockett vs. James Scott.--Peter Wylie deposes, 17th June, 1769, before William Preston: That when Peter Cochran was on his journey to Halston River, he stayed some time at the deponent's house, when he observed among Cochran's horses a bay mare with a black list along her back, which Cochran told the deponent he had of James Scott, the present plaintiff, in a swap; that some time afterwards the said Cochran returned to the deponent's house and told him that he had sold the above mentioned mare to Andrew Crockett on his way out, and further sayeth not


Name Immediate Source Page Location Year day-Month Entry
Margaret Cochran Summers, 1929 538 Botetourt Co, VA 1770 19-Oct Margaret Cochran, widow of Peter Cochran, to James McAfee. 20 pounds. Release of dower in 32 acres of land.
Mary Cochrain Summers, 1929 605 Fincastle Co, VA 1773 5-May Presentment against Henry Willis for cohabiting with Mary Cochran
William Cochran Summers, 1929 612 Fincastle Co, VA 1773 7-May On the motion of James Jarvis, administation is granted him on the estate of William Cochran, Decd., he having entered into bond with Stephen Keewood his security agreeble to Law.
William Cochran Summers, 1929 613 Fincastle Co, VA 1773 7-May George Adams, Jister Cox, and James Anderson being first sworn are appointed to appraise the estate of William Cochran, Decd. And make their return according to law.
William Cochran Summers, 1929 618 Fincastle Co, VA 1773 2-Nov An inventory and appraisement of the estate of William Cochran deceased returned and ordered to be recorded
William Cochran Summers, 1929 623 Fincastle Co, VA 1773 3-May An inventory appraisement of the estate of William Cochran deceased returned into court and ordered to be recorded
Mary Cochrain Summers, 1929 600 Fincastle Co, VA 1774 3-Mar Mary Cochrain and James Davis Plaintiffs, against Samuel Simpson and William Wilkins, Defendants: Court finds for the Plaintiffs, since the defendents didn't show at the trial. Plaintiffs given a judgement in the amount of one pound ten shillings, plus cost
Samuel Cochran Summers, 1929 1042 Washington Co, Va 1779 17-Aug Samuel Cochran came into court and acknowledged that he hath received 12 pounds of his father's estate from James Gervis
Elizabeth Cochran Summers, 1929 1101 Washington Co, Va 1782 21-May Presentment against Elizabeth Cochran for a base born child.
Dennis Cochran Summers, 1929 942 Montgomery Co, VA 1800 17-Nov Dennis Cochran grantor to John Wyat Grantee, for 260 pounds, 500 ac at confluence of Madams C. with New River
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