Compiled by: John Tucker Abbott

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It is my sad duty to advise you that Mr. John T. Abbott passed away on March 23rd, 2001. He was a man of graciousness, dignity, and character. He will be missed.

Below is some of his extensive research into his family genealogy. Please advise me if you have further information or queries regarding this Cochrane line. Once I know who will continue this research, I will forward it to them.

Michelle Cochrane Rusk



Descendants of James Cochrane


Generation No. 1

1. JAMES1 COCHRANE was born Abt. 1795 in Londonderry, Northern Ireland?, and died Bet. 1836 - 1850 in Compton, Quebec?. He married MARY LYNCH. She was born Abt. 1798 in Londonderry, Northern Ireland?, and died April 13, 1877 in Compton, Quebec.
        
Children of JAMES COCHRANE and MARY LYNCH are:
  i. ELEANOR "ELLEN"2 COCHRANE, b. February 15, 1821, Compton, Quebec; d. September 11, 1905, Watertown, Massachusetts.
2. ii. MATHEW MCCLURE (HENRY) COCHRANE, b. November 22, 1823, Compton, Quebec; d. August 12, 1903, Compton, Quebec.
3. iii. MARY ANNE COCHRANE, b. May 20, 1826, Compton, Quebec; d. May 15, 1915, Watertown, Massachusetts.
  iv. CHARLES COCHRANE, b. March 25, 1831, Compton, Quebec; d. Unknown.
4. v. CHARLOTTE SNOW COCHRANE, b. July 25, 1835, Compton, Quebec; d. February 17, 1912, Watertown, Massachusetts.


Generation No. 2

2. MATTHEW MCCLURE (HENRY)2 COCHRANE (JAMES1) was born November 22, 1823 in Compton, Quebec, and died August 12, 1903 in Compton, Quebec. He married CYNTHIA MARIA WHITNEY April 03, 1849 in St. Anne's Episcopal Church, Lowell, Massachusetts, by the Rev. Theodore Edson, the first rector, daughter of LUKE WHITNEY and CYNTHIA KING. She was born March 23, 1828 in Saccarappa, Maine (Westbrook), and died April 20, 1913 in Montreal, Quebec.

Matthew Henry Cochrane was a successful businessman, cattle breeder, and member of the Canadian Senate. He had a significant historical impact in both Quebec and Alberta.

See additional links at the end of this page for more information.
        
Children of MATTHEW COCHRANE and CYNTHIA WHITNEY are:
5. i. ALMA ELLEN3 COCHRANE, b. October 27, 1850, Lowell, Massachusetts; d. February 27, 1928, Montreal, Quebec.
6. ii. JAMES ARTHUR COCHRANE, b. July 22, 1853, Lowell, Massachusetts; d. February 21, 1933, Westmount (Montreal), Quebec.
7. iii. ALICE GREELEY COCHRANE, b. March 22, 1855, Compton, Quebec; d. December 26, 1930, Watertown, Massachusetts.
  iv. WILLIAM FRANCIS COCHRANE, b. March 27, 1857, Compton, Quebec; d. September 25, 1923, West Vancouver, British Columbia; m. HELEN MARY BRISCO, July 07, 1895, Thursby Parish Church of Parton, near Carlisle, Cumbria, England; d. Unknown.
8. v. ERMINA MARIA COCHRANE, b. September 23, 1858, Compton, Quebec; d. 1948, Montreal, Quebec.
  vi. LILIAN MAUD COCHRANE, b. July 01, 1863, Compton, Quebec; d. March 20, 1953, Westmount (Montreal), Quebec.
  vii. ERNEST BALCH COCHRANE, b. March 02, 1865, Compton, Quebec; d. December 16, 1947, Sanford, Florida.
9. viii. MABEL GERTRUDE COCHRANE, b. May 05, 1868, Compton, Quebec; d. July 1944, Westmount (Montreal), Quebec.
  ix. BERTHA LOUISE COCHRANE, b. October 07, 1870, Compton, Quebec; d. December 24, 1944, Toronto, Ontario.
  x. AMY GRIZEL COCHRANE, b. September 20, 1872, Compton, Quebec; d. July 13, 1873, Compton, Quebec.

  1. MARY ANNE2 COCHRANE (JAMES1) was born May 20, 1826 in Compton, Quebec, and died May 15, 1915 in Watertown, Massachusetts. She married GEORGE PAYSON HAYES Abt. 1854. He was born June 06, 1817 in Kennebunk, Maine, and died May 27, 1860 in Brooklyn, New York.

Notes for MARY ANNE COCHRANE:
Also has note suggesting birth date could be June 9, 1826

Notes for GEORGE PAYSON HAYES:
Buried in Saco Maine, with his first wife Susan Richards.
        
Child of MARY COCHRANE and GEORGE HAYES is:
10. i. SUSAN WILDES3 HAYES, b. March 15, 1855, Brooklyn, New York; d. May 21, 1891, Watertown, Massachusetts.

  1. CHARLOTTE SNOW2 COCHRANE (JAMES1) was born July 25, 1835 in Compton, Quebec, and died February 17, 1912 in Watertown, Massachusetts. She married LUTHER ROBY. He died Unknown.
        
Child of CHARLOTTE COCHRANE and LUTHER ROBY is:
  i. FREDDIE C.3 ROBY, d. Unknown.


Generation No. 3

5. ALMA ELLEN3
COCHRANE (Matthew MCCLURE (HENRY)2, JAMES1) was born October 27, 1850 in Lowell, Massachusetts, and died February 27, 1928 in Montreal, Quebec. She married MAJOR EDWARD ALFRED BAYNES December 30, 1875 in St. Georges Anglican Church, Montreal, Quebec. He was born March 23, and died Abt. 1928.
        
Child of ALMA COCHRANE and EDWARD BAYNES is:
  i. HELEN4 BAYNES, b. Unknown; d. January 19, 1940.

  1. JAMES ARTHUR3 COCHRANE (Matthew MCCLURE (HENRY)2, JAMES1) was born July 22, 1853 in Lowell, Massachusetts, and died February 21, 1933 in Westmount (Montreal), Quebec. He married (1) MARY LOUISE GRANT January 15, 1886 in St. Andrews Church, Ottawa, Ontario, daughter of JAMES GRANT and MARIA MALLOCH. She was born November 19, 1863, and died February 10, 1888 in Compton, Quebec. He married (2) ANNE EVA MORRIS 1891, daughter of HONORABLE ALEXANDER MORRIS. She died June 29, 1933 in Westmount (Montreal), Quebec.
        
Child of JAMES COCHRANE and MARY GRANT is:
11. i. MATTHEW "HEW" GRANT4 COCHRANE, b. February 04, 1888, Compton, Quebec; d. August 09, 1961.

        
Children of JAMES COCHRANE and ANNE MORRIS are:
  ii. MARGARET LILLIAN (MARJORIE)4 COCHRANE, b. May 15, 1895, Compton, Quebec; d. November 21, 1987, Montreal, Quebec.
12. iii. DOROTHY EVELYN MORRIS COCHRANE, b. June 28, 1900, Compton, Quebec; d. Unknown.

  1. ALICE GREELEY3 COCHRANE (Matthew MCCLURE (HENRY)2, JAMES1) was born March 22, 1855 in Compton, Quebec, and died December 26, 1930 in Watertown, Massachusetts. She married JOHN EDWARD ABBOTT June 12, 1878 in St. James Anglican Church, Compton, Quebec, son of JOHN ABBOTT and ELIZABETH ALLEN. He was born November 30, 1845 in Norridgewock, Maine, and died December 02, 1915 in Watertown, Massachusetts.
        
Children of ALICE COCHRANE and JOHN ABBOTT are:
13. i. CHARLES MATTHEW4 ABBOTT, b. April 04, 1879, Brooklyn, New York; d. October 02, 1956, Boston, Massachusetts.
  ii. MABEL LOUISE ABBOTT, b. August 13, 1885, Scarboro Beach, Maine; d. December 21, 1975, Watertown, Massachusetts.
  iii. HARRIETTE FRANCES ABBOTT, b. September 08, 1885, Watertown, Massachusetts; d. March 02, 1966, Watertown, Massachusetts.
  iv. ELEANOR ALICE ABBOTT, b. July 29, 1891, Watertown, Massachusetts; d. December 01, 1968, Watertown, Massachusetts.

  1. ERMINA MARIA3 COCHRANE (Matthew MCCLURE (HENRY)2, JAMES1) was born September 23, 1858 in Compton, Quebec, and died 1948 in Montreal, Quebec. She married CHARLES CASSILS September 06, 1876. He was born June 17, 1841 in Renton, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, and died April 04, 1918 in Montreal, Quebec.
        
Children of ERMINA COCHRANE and CHARLES CASSILS are:
  i. AMY GRIZEL4 CASSILS, b. July 13, 1877; d. November 14, 1901.
  ii. EDITH CASSILS, b. Aft. 1877; d. Unknown; m. JOHN F. SAVAGE; d. Unknown.
  iii. GRACE CASSILS, b. Aft. 1877; d. Unknown.
  iv. CHARLES W. CASSILS, b. Aft. 1877; d. Unknown; m. GERTRUDE; d. Unknown.
  v. JOHN CASSILS, b. Aft. 1877; d. Unknown.

  1. MABEL GERTRUDE3 COCHRANE (Matthew MCCLURE (HENRY)2, JAMES1) was born May 05, 1868 in Compton, Quebec, and died July 1944 in Westmount (Montreal), Quebec. She married CHARLES MACPHERSON HOLT November 06, 1895 in St. James Anglican Church, Compton, Quebec. He died Unknown.
        
Children of MABEL COCHRANE and CHARLES HOLT are:
  i. GEORGE M. C.4 HOLT, b. Abt. 1902; d. Unknown.
  ii. MATTHEW C. HOLT, b. Abt. April 1905; d. Unknown.
  iii. JOHN MORRIS HOLT, b. Private.
  iv. CYNTHIA HOLT, b. Private; m. TERENCE JONES, Private; d. Unknown.

  1. SUSAN WILDES3 HAYES (MARY ANNE2 COCHRANE, JAMES1) was born March 15, 1855 in Brooklyn, New York, and died May 21, 1891 in Watertown, Massachusetts. She married ALBERT ALLEN ABBOTT April 07, 1875 in Holy Trinity Church, Brooklyn Heights, New York. He was born February 22, 1848 in Norridgewock, Maine, and died April 02, 1895 in Ashville, North Carolina.
        
Children of SUSAN HAYES and ALBERT ABBOTT are:
14. i. ALLAN4 ABBOTT, b. February 16, 1876, Brooklyn, New York; d. March 21, 1956, New York City, New York.
  ii. ELEANOR COCHRANE ABBOTT, b. September 14, 1878, Brooklyn, New York; d. October 15, 1888, Watertown, Massachusetts.
  iii. ELIZABETH HAYES ABBOTT, b. November 22, 1881, Brooklyn, New York; d. October 15, 1909, Boston, Massachusetts.


Generation No. 4

11. MATTHEW "HEW" GRANT4
COCHRANE (JAMES ARTHUR3, Matthew MCCLURE (HENRY)2, JAMES1) was born February 04, 1888 in Compton, Quebec, and died August 09, 1961. He married ANNA EMILY BECK August 11, 1915, daughter of ADOLPH BECK and MARIE EBNER. She was born August 23, 1892 in Frankfort, Kentucky, and died September 04, 1985 in Toronto, Ontario.
        
Children of MATTHEW COCHRANE and ANNA BECK are:
  i. DONALD ARTHUR5 COCHRANE, b. Private; m. HELEN ELIZABETH ROSE, Private; b. September 17, 1916, Verdun, Quebec; d. February 21, 1998.
  ii. ELIZABETH LOUISE COCHRANE, b. October 27, 1918, Trochu, Alberta; d. January 1920, Trochu, Alberta.
  iii. MARJORIE CYNTHIA COCHRANE, b. June 15, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta; d. October 26, 1992, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario.
  iv. MARTHA LILLIAN COCHRANE, b. Private; m. KEITH PARKER WAKE, Private; b. March 23, 1924; d. June 22, 1982, Mandeville, Jamaica.

  1. DOROTHY EVELYN MORRIS4 COCHRANE (JAMES ARTHUR3, Matthew MCCLURE (HENRY)2, JAMES1) was born June 28, 1900 in Compton, Quebec, and died Unknown. She married GEORGE EGERTON STUART MCLEOD September 30, 1925, son of GEORGE MCLEOD and EDITH BURPEE. He was born 1895 in St. John, New Brunswick, and died Bef. 1980.
        
Child of DOROTHY COCHRANE and GEORGE MCLEOD is:
  i. UNKNOWN5 MCLEOD, b. Private.

  1. CHARLES MATTHEW4 ABBOTT (ALICE GREELEY3 COCHRANE, Matthew MCCLURE (HENRY)2, JAMES1) was born April 04, 1879 in Brooklyn, New York, and died October 02, 1956 in Boston, Massachusetts. He married FRANCES TUCKER TUCKER June 26, 1913 in St. Paul's Anglican Church, Paget, Bermuda, daughter of ROBERT TUCKER and LEONORA SMITH. She was born April 20, 1877 in Paget, Bermuda, and died December 25, 1945 in Paget, Bermuda.
        
Children of CHARLES ABBOTT and FRANCES TUCKER are:
  i. JOHN TUCKER5 ABBOTT, b. Private; m. ANNE ELISABETH SKELLY, Private; b. Private.
  ii. MATTHEW COCHRANE ABBOTT, b. Private; m. JEAN MILLER BEERS, Private; b. Private.
  iii. ROBERT TUCKER ABBOTT, b. September 28, 1919, Newton, Massachusetts Hospital; d. November 03, 1995, Sanibel, Florida; m. MARY M. SISLER, February 18, 1946; d. Bef. 1987.
  iv. CHARLES WHITNEY "PETE" ABBOTT, b. Private; m. MARY FRANCES CRAIG, Private; b. Private.

  1. ALLAN4 ABBOTT (SUSAN WILDES3 HAYES, MARY ANNE2 COCHRANE, JAMES1) was born February 16, 1876 in Brooklyn, New York, and died March 21, 1956 in New York City, New York. He married UNKNOWN. She died Unknown.
        
Child of ALLAN ABBOTT and UNKNOWN is:
  UNKNOWN5 ABBOTT, b. Private.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE HONORABLE SENATOR MATTHEW H. COCHRANE:


The Western Heritage Centre: THE COCHRANE RANCHE HISTORICAL SITE
COCHRANE RANCHE PROVINCIAL HISTORICAL SITE

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