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William M. Cochran
Full Name: William M. Cochran
Date of birth: April 7, 1807
Date of death: April 23, 1853

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Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 7 Nov 5, 1849 - Nov 3, 1851 3rd (1)     Dallas / Dallas   Dallas, Denton

(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 top
Biographical Sketches
  • 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 & Nancy Cochran, William M. Cochran, Wm. & Nancy J.
  • COCHRAN, WILLIAM M. (1807-1853). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, John H. Cochran, pp. 113-114. ". . .came to Texas with his father in 1842. The family settled in Dallas county, and his father at one time represented it in the Legislature. Left fatherless at the age of fifteen. . ." Relatives: William M. Cochran, father; John H. Cochran, son. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
  • Other Resources
  • 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.
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