Cochran, George W.

Born: 1811-XX-XX Indiana

Died: 1884-03-16 Covington, Kentucky

Flourished: 1850 to 1860 Cincinnati, Ohio

Alternate name: Cockran

George W. Cochran, businessman and railroad executive, was a produce merchant in Cincinnati at the time of the 1850 census. Subsequently he was one of the developers and directors of the Ohio & Mississippi Railroad. Cochran purchased 30,000 acres of land on speculation along the railroad’s route and established several towns named for himself and various friends. He married Martha A. Bartholomew in Cincinnati in 1840 and the pair had four children.

George Wells Bartholomew, Jr., Record of the Bartholomew Family (Austin, TX: George Wells Bartholomew, Jr., 1885), 199; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Ward 8, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH, 749; Charles Cist,Sketches and Statistics of Cincinnati in 1851 (Cincinnati: Wm. H. Moore, 1851), 136; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Ward 15, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH, 41; The Cincinnati Enquirer (OH), 17 March 1884, 4:4.