Samuel T COCHRAN Samuel T COCHRAN Willie D COCHRAN Vertis COCHRAN Samuel T COCHRAN Etta COCHRAN Vaughn COCHRAN Carrie E HILL Frances COLBERT Mini tree diagram
William Hunter COCHRAN

William Hunter COCHRAN8,1,2,3,4,5,4

Feb 18681,2,3,4,5,4 - before 19306

Life History

Feb 1868

Born in Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.1,2,3,4,5,4

about 1894

Married Carrie E HILL in Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.4

12th Apr 1895

Birth of daughter Willie D COCHRAN in Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.10,3

Apr 1898

Birth of daughter Vertis COCHRAN in Oklahoma.5,11,2,6,1,3,12,13

Oct 1898

Resident Dawes Commission update of original Choctaw Nation registration censuscard from 1896; new child Samuel T 9 mos old added, note added for WmHunter Cochrans' wife Carrie, intermarried white. in Marietta, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory

about Sep 1900

Birth of son Samuel T COCHRAN in Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.1,2,3,4,14,4

14th Jul 1902

Birth of daughter Etta COCHRAN in Chckasaw Nation, Indian Territory.4,9

25th Sep 1902

Resident Registered in the 1902 Chickasaw Nation census in Marietta, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, USA.4

1903

Resident On the final roll fo Chickasaw Citizens by Blood. in Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.3

10th Feb 1903

Birth of son Vaughn COCHRAN in Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.1,4,9

26th Mar 1906

Death of daughter Willie D COCHRAN in Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.3,9

25th Apr 1907

Resident Received a registered letter from the Commission to the Five CivilizedTribes (Dawes Commission). in Marietta, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.7

21st Oct 1908

Death of daughter Etta COCHRAN in Love County, Oklahoma.1,9

before 1930

Died in Oklahoma.6

Notes

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    U.S. Native American Enrollment Cards for the Five Civilized Tribes,1898-1914
    Choctaw Nation Roll, 3 Oct 1898, Chickasaw Nation, Marietta, IndianTerritory (Chickasaws were originally on the Choctaw List), This cardwas canceled and transferred to Chickasaw Card #1617 on 14 Oct 1902

    1 William Hunter Cochran, Age 30, Birth Abt 1868, 1/4 Chickasaw,Father Samuel T Cochran non-citizen, Mother Frances East Choctawcitizen residing in Chickasaw
    District
    2 Cochran, Willie Dau Age 3, Birth Abt 1895, 1/8 Chickasaw, Father No1, Mother Carrie Cochran white woman
    3 Cochran, Vertis Dau Age 8 mos, Birth Abt 1898, 1/8 Chickasaw, FatherNo 1, Mother Carrie Cochran white woman
    4 Cochran, Samuel T Son (enrolled 2 July 1901) Age 9 mos, Birth Abt1900, 1/8 Chickasaw, Father No 1, Mother Carrie Cochran whitewomanTribal Affiliation Chickasaw By Blood

    Nos 1 and 2 on Chickasaw roll, Pickens Co, Page 26; transferred toChoctaw roll by Dawes Com.
    No 1 on Chickasaw roll as Hunter Cochran
    Evidence of marriage between No 1 and Carrie E Hill a non-citizenfiled July 2, 1901
    No 4 Enrolled 2 July 1901
    See letter D G Bartlett as to given name of No 4; filed this day July16, 1901
    Evidence of birth of No 3 received and filed Feby 13, 1902
    No 1 husband of Carrie Cochran on Choc Card #D62
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    1900 Federal Census, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, 1 June,Township 8, South Range 1 East, District 151, page 1A, Hse #1
    Cochran, Hunter Wm  Head Indian (3/4 Choctaw)  Male Aug 1844  32Married 6 years Ind Territory Mississippi Ind Territory Farmer  OwnsFarm  Can read and write
    Cochran, Carrie A  Wife White Female Aug 1877  22  Married 6 years 3children/3 living Alabama Alabama Alabama Can read and write
    Cochran, Wilie D  Dau Indian (7/8 Choctaw)  Female Aug 1894  5 SingleInd Territory Ind Territory Alabama
    Cochran, Verda  Dau Indian (7/8 Choctaw)  Female April 1898  2 SingleInd Territory Ind Territory Alabama
    Wood, William Boarder White Male Aug 1871  28 Married 0 yrs IndTerritory Kentucky Missouri Farm Laborer  Can read and write
    Wood, Allie Servant  White Female Sept 1881  18 Married 0 yrs IndTerritory Kentucky Missouri Farm Laborer  Can read and write

    Note that William is reported as 3/4 Indian (Choctaw, though inreality he is Chickasaw), even though his father was White!  He shouldbe no more tha 1/2 Indian.  But the report on his Chickasawregistration informs us his mother was also half white, so William isactually only 1/4 Chickasaw.  Even more surprising is that hischildren are reported with an even higher percentage, at 7/8, eventhough their mother also is White!  Someone did not understand math.A similar error occurs in the report for William's half brothers inthe house next door.  William is living next door to his widowedmother Fannie Colbert and two of her sons.  Math was not the strongsuit of the enumerators!

    1900 Federal Census, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, 1 June,Township 8, South Range 1 East, District 151, page 1A, Hse #2
    East, Francis J  Head Indian (1/2 Choctaw)  Female Aug 1844  55 WidowInd Territory Mississippi Mississippi Farmer  Owns Farm  Can read andwrite
    Adams, Oliver L  Son Indian (3/4 Choctaw)  Male Dec 1881  18 SingleInd Territory Texas Ind Territory Farm Laborer  Cannot read and write
    Green, Dan  Son Indian Indian (3/4 Choctaw)  Male April 1872  28 Widow Ind Territory Georgia Ind Territory Farm Laborer  Cannot read andwrite
    William and his children were listed in the 1902 Indian Census.

    The percentage reports in 1900 are accurate.

    A transcription summary has the date of WIlliam's new ChickasawEnrollment Census card as 25 September 1902.  But his original Choctawcard reports it was cancelled and the information transferred to thenew Chickasaw card on 14 October 1902  The actual enrollment datestamped on the Chickasaw card has two dates, 6 Mar 1903 for Williamand the children and 16 Nov 1904 for Carrie, when her file wastransferred from her separate Choctaw registration as an intrermarriedwhite card #529.

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    U.S. Native American Enrollment Cards for the Five Civilized Tribes,1898-1914
    Chickasaw Nation Roll, Card #1617 on 14 Oct 1902, Chickasaw Nation,Marietta, Indian Territory

    1 #1323 William Hunter Cochran, Age 30, Birth Abt 1868, 1/4 Chickasaw,Enrolled 1896 {Pickens Co p 26,  Father Samuel T Cochran non-citizen,Mother Frances East Choctaw citizen residing in Chickasaw
    District
    2 #1324 Cochran, Willie Dau Age 7 (Enrolled at age 3), Birth Abt 1895,1/8 Chickasaw, Enrolled 1896 {Pickens Co p 26,  Father No 1, MotherCarrie Cochran white woman
    3 #1325 Cochran, Vertis Dau Age 4 (Enrolled at 8 mos), Birth Abt 1898,1/8 Chickasaw, Father No 1, Mother Carrie Cochran white woman
    4 #1326 Cochran, Samuel T Son (enrolled 2 July 1901) Age 9 mos, BirthAbt (Sept) 1900, 1/8 Chickasaw, Father No 1, Mother Carrie Cochranwhite woman
    5 Intermarried White #529 Cochran, Carrie Age 25, Birth Abt 1977, IW,Father J W Hill non-citizen, Mother Julie Hill non-citizen

    No 1 on Chickasaw Roll as Hunter Cochran
    Evidence of marriage between No 1 and Carrie E Hill, a non-citizen,filed July 2nd, 1901
    No 3 Evidence of birth received and filed Feb 13th, 1902
    No 4 Enrolled July 2nd 1901;  See letter D G Bartlett as to given nameof No 4; filed this day July 16th, 1901
    Nos 1 to 4 inclusive originally enrolled on Choctaw card #341 andtransferred to theis card Oct 14, 1902
    No 1 husband of Carrie Cochran on Choc Card #D62

    Enrollment of Nos 1,2,3 & 4 hereon approved by the Secretary of theInterior Mar 6, 1903.
    Enrollment of No5 hereon approved by the Secretary of the Interior Nov16, 1904.
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    William and his family, in a line with his sister Minnie Lee Thompsonand his mother Frances Colbert Green East, was listed in the finalChickasaw roll of citizens by blood.  This list was compiled from theinformation on the 1902 census cards for each family.  The broaderlist has additional hand notes from later dates giving information oncancellations, deaths, modifications, etc.  None of those annotationsappear on this page.

    1903 Chickasaw Roll, Citizens By Blood
    Roll #4315  East, Frances 71 F  1/2  Census Card #1615
    Roll #4316  Green, Daniel 26 M  1/4  Census Card #1615
    Roll #4317  Adams, Charles 22 M  1/4  Census Card #1615

    Roll #4318 Thompson, Minnie Lee 28 F  1/4  Census Card #1616
    Roll #4319 Thompson, Mamie Frances 11 F  1/8  Census Card #1616
    Roll #4320 Thompson, Robert Lee 9 M  1/8  Census Card #1616
    Roll #4321 Thompson, Emma Augusta 5 F  1/8  Census Card #1616
    Roll #4322 Thompson, Jessie May 3 F  1/8  Census Card #1616 [b abt1899]

    Roll #4323 Chochran, William Hunter 34 M  1/4  Census Card #1617
    Roll #4324 Chochran, Willie 7 F  1/8  Census Card #1617
    Roll #4325 Chochran, Vertis 7 M  1/8  Census Card #1617
    Roll #4326 Chochran, Samuel T 2 M  1/8  Census Card #1617

    In the 1910 census, the Cochrans are now correctly identified asChickasaw.  Willie, who was reported as 7 years old in 1902-1903, ismissing from, the 1910 census, so we may presume she died in theinterim.  A new child named Vaughn is reported in 1910 as age 7, so hemust have been born later in 1903 after the publication of the 1903final roll based on the 1902 census cards.  A separate card approvedin 1905 reported Vaughn born 10 February 1903.

    There was an additional child born after the final 1902 list (whichwas the basis for the 1903 "final" roll), as reflected int eh 1910census.  This reproted that Carry (Carrie) had had 5 chioldren butonly three were living.  A child named Etta fits that gap, buried inthe Lakeview Cemetery in Marietta, Oklahoma, as are many members ofthis famliy lineage.  THe 1903 list was prepared from the 1902 names.Etta grave says she was born on 14 July 1902, about the time of thecensus.

    1910 Federal Census, Love County, Oklahoma, 14 May, Marietta City,District 171, page 24A, Hse/Fam #18
    Cochran, William H Head M Indian (1/4 Chickasaw) 42 Married 15 years[mar abt 1895] OK AL AL US Marshall Owns Farm [b abt 1868]
    Cochran, Carry Wife F White 31 Married 15 years 5 children/3 living ALAL AL No Occupation [b abt 1879]
    Cochran, Verta Dau F Indian (1/8 Chickasaw) 12 Marriage OK OK AL [babt 1898]
    Cochran, Samuel T Son  M Indian (1/8 Chickasaw) 10 OK OK AL [b abt1900]
    Cochran, Vaughn Son  M Indian (1/8 Chickasaw) 7 OK OK AL [b abt 1903]

    On this census page, their neighbors on one side are Chickasaw and onthe other side are Choctaw.  The fourth family on the page is alsoChoctaw.  All these families are mixed either White or Negro asreported on this census.  As a general pattern, these familiesgraduallly faded into the "White" stream, and are generally reportedas White in subsequent censuses, as reflected in the 1920 censusfollowing.

    In 1920, the Cochrans are all reported as White.  They are no longerin the city, but now in Hickory Township, west of Marietta.  Will isno longer reported as a Marshall, but is now a farmer.

    1920 Federal Census, Love County, Oklahoma, 24 April, HickoryTownship, District 129, page 4B, Hse/Fam #70
    Cochran, Will H Head Owns M W 51 OK AL MS Farmer [b abt 1869]
    Cochran, Carie Wife F W 41 AL AL AL [b abt 1879]
    Cochran, Verta Dau F W 21 Single OK OK AL  No Occupation [b abt 1899]
    Cochran, Samuel Son M W 19 Single OK OK AL  No Occupation [b abt 1900]
    Cochran, Vaughn Son M W 16 Single OK OK AL  No Occupation [b abt 1899]

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