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  • ID: I0001
  • Name: George William COCKBURNE II
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1746 in Newcastle, Great Britian (or Scotland)
  • Death: AFT 4 SEP 1834 in Franklin County, Georgia
  • Military Service: 20 NOV 1793 Franklin County Muster Roll, Captain Crews Company, Georgia
  • Occupation: 1812 Coroner of Franklin County, Georgia
  • Will: 3 NOV 1834 Probated, pg 301, Georgia D.A.R. Historical Collections 1925
  • Note:
    Cockburn/Cogburn's ( a Scottish name pronounced Coburn)

    George Cockburn (b. 1746, d. 1834), a Revolutionary War Vetern from Frankl in County, Georgia.

    One of George's sons stated in census data that his father's place of bir th was England and his mother's place of birth Germany.

    The earlist record of George in this country is a land deed, recorded in t he Amherst County, Virginia courthouse in 1773, when he acquired land fr om his father-in-law, John Snyder.

    Amherst County lies in the eastern foothills of the Appalachian Mountain s. The next recorded transaction is the sale of property in Virgina in 17 79.

    Shourtly thereafter, George and his wife, Elizabeth, moved first to Wilk es County, and later to Franklin county, Georgia, where they settled and l ived the remainder of their lives.

    On the official Roster of Revolutionary Soldiers in Georgia, George is lis ted as having served in Col. John A. Patrick's regiment under Major Shackl eford.

    Early Franklin County records mention his salary in the year 1812, as coro ner of Franklin County,

    He drew land as a Revolutionary soldier in the 1827 Cherokee Land Lotter y. His will dated 1834, which includes the names of his 12 children is re corded at the Franklin County courthouse.

    Message lines for GEORGE (COCKBURNE) COGBURN





    Will probated 3 Nov 1834
    pg 301 Ga. D.A.R. Hist. Collections 1925

    Occupation: Coroner of Franklin County, GA in 1812

    In Franklin Co., GA by 1787 (deed)

    Deed of gift George Cockburn & wife, Elizabeth to John Aaron in 1806 Frank lin Co., GA.

    George Cockburne owned a lot in Carnesville, Franklin Co., GA in 1797.

    George Cogburn owned 1 slave - 1 oct 1798 within Dist 7 of 3rd Div., in GA .


    (Email from Steve Allen Mashburn, regarding Cockburn Family Births, Marria ges and Deaths, received by me, Wynona (Wendy) Gayle (Garrett) Maxey, on J anuary 24, 2006):

    I believe that I was the first researcher (at least of those researchers t hat were first on GenForum) to uncover the "record of a deed of land fr om John Snyder to his son-in-law."

    I never saw the orginal deed but found the information in a publish bo ok of Abstracts of Amherst County Land Deeds. The abstract said that Jo hn left the land to "my beloved daughter Elizabeth and her husband, Geor ge Cockburn" words to that effect (I'm quoting from memory). So the actu al land deed would be a primary source that Elizabeth and James were marri ed although you still would not hnow the exact date. (NOTE: I am not su re who the James was that Steve is talking about)


    (Source: Following information is from Barbara Cogburn):

    George William Cockburne II (Source: Letter from James Polk Cogburn, dat ed Feb. 6, 1915, ((Copy of Letter in possession of Barbara Cogburn, San Di ego, CA)) says his father is Clark T. Cockburn and George Cockburn from En gland is his great grandfather) was born Abt. 1746, and died 1834 in Frank lin County, Georgia. He married (1) Elizabeth SNYDER 01 Mar 1773 in Amher st, Virginia, daughter of JOHN SYNDER. She was born Abt. 1758, and died B ef. 1799. He married (2) ELIZABETH CONNER (Source: email notes 9/1998 fr om Sharon Bowie: Revolutionary War Records/Pensions show no action tak en on claim filed by Edward Conner and sister Elizabeth Conner Cogburn f or father's service (Dainel Conner). Wife, Martha died April 13, 1984 2. This is speculative identification only based on time period and locat ion) bet 1796 & 1799 in NC (?), daughter of DANIEL CONNER and MARTHA (__?_ __). She was born abt. 1770, and died after 1815 in Georgia (?).


    The earliest record of George in this country is a land deed recorded in t he Amherst County, VA. courthouse in 1773, when he acquired land from h is father-in-law, John Snyder. Amherst County lies in the eastern foothil ls of the Appalachian mountains. The next recorded transaction is the sa le of the property in Virginia in 1779. Shortly thereafter, George and h is wife, Elizabeth moved first to Wilkes County and later to Franklin Coun ty, Georgia, where they settled and lived the remainder of their lives.

    On the official Roster of Revolutionary Soldiers in Georgia, George is lis ted as having served in Col. John A. Patrick's regiment under Major Shacke lford. Early Franklin County records mention his salary in the year 18 12 as coroner of Franklin County. He drew land as a Revolutionary soldi er in the 1827 Cherokee Land Lottery. His will dated 1834 which includ es the names of his 12 children is recorded at the Franklin County courtho use. Those listed were:

    1. Archibald b. 1775, m. Celia Guess
    2. Jerusia Blackwell
    3. George b. 1790's, d. 1847, did not marry
    4. Rachel
    5. John, b. 1799, d. 1872, m. Nancy Gage
    6. Josiah
    7. Russell, b. 1802, m. Celia Carroll
    8. Jeremiah, b. 1804, d. 1894, m. Joanna Henson
    9. Sarah, m. John S. Southerland
    10. Clark Terrell, b. 1812, d. 1856, m. Sarah Carroll
    11. James
    12. Malissa

    Another listing of the Cockburn children found in information from the Fra nklin Co. Historic Soc., GA.. and a date of 1773 for the marriage of Geor ge and Elizabeth Sneider. Archabald Cockburn b 1775 in Hall Co., GA ( Bar abar Cogburn's note - other records indicate Amherst, VA. There is a Geor ge Cockburn in Hall Co., 1820 GA. census Index - no other Cockburn/Cogbur ns listed.

    Jerusha Cockburn b. 1777
    John b. 1799
    Russell b. 1802
    Jerimiah Elijah Milsap Cockburn b. 20 Oct 1804
    Sarah Cockburn b 1810
    Clark Terrell Cockburn 11 Aug 1812
    George Cockburn b 3 Mar 1781
    Rachel 1779
    Joshia 1801
    Malissa 1782
    On a new CD on Census Index: Colonial
    America, 1607-1789. All these names in the same location:
    Martin County, NC, Undesignated District, 1787:
    Cockburns: Abner, Daniel, Ezekial, Francis, George, Griffin, John
    and John Sr. Of course there were many Cockburns and variations but I tho ught it interesting that all of these were at the same place at the same t ime, especially since as Ezekial was allotted land along with George in Ge orgia in 1807. What is the relationship between George and Ezekiel?

    Compiled under the Authority of the Legisiature
    By Lucian Lamar Knight, LL. D., F. R. S.

    Copyright: Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore 1967
    "Containing a List of the State's Defenders; Officers and Men; Soldiers a nd Sailors;
    Partisans and Regulars; Whether Enlisted from Georgia or Settled in Georg ia After the Close of Hostilities"
    "Copy of paper from Mrs. Jane E. Martin, which she copied from two books s ent her by A. J. Neal and returned to him:
    "Lists of names of the men who drew land in Capt. Walter's District, in t he lottery of 1825 by act of the legislature of June 9, 1825, in Col. Jo hn A. Patrick's Regt., composed of Maj. Shackleford and Chandler's Battali on." Taken by Jas. Chandler,
    Jan. 31, 1825 M. H. Payne
    "We give only the Revolutionary soldiers, and widows of Revolutionary sold iers, in this
    Geroge Cockburn

    Compiled by Capt. B. F. Johnson from Lottery Lists of 1827.

    (Published as Appendix B, in the Fifth Annual Report of the National Socie ty Number 210, Fifty-seventh Congress, Second Session, pp. 326-350. Li st of Revolutionary Soldiers, compiled by Capt. B. F. Johnson, Chief Cle rk in the office of Secretary of State, of the State of Georgia. Suppleme ntal to the list published under Appendix E, in the Third Report of the Na tional Sociaty, D. A. R., to the Smithsonian Institution. This list was f urnished by Mrs. Robert Emory Park, State Regent of Georgia, and Chairm an of the D. A. R. Committee on Colonial and Revolutionary Records.)


    Re: George Cockburn/Cockburne/Cogburn Lookup Author: DBaty Date: 16 Apr 20 04 8:42 PM

    Surnames: Cockburn, Cockburne, Cogburn
    InReply to: George Cockburn/Cockburne/ Cogburn Lookup by: BARBARA COGBURN
    COGBURN, George
    Birth: EN 1746
    Service: GA
    Rank: Sol
    Death GA 1834
    Patriot Pensioned: No Widow Pensioned: No
    Children Pensioned: No Heirs Pensioned: No
    Spouse: (1) Elizabeth Snyder
    This is a free lookup service provided by DAR volunteers at the DAR messa ge board.

    (Source: GALILEO: Southeastern Native American Documents: Results from web site:

    Server S | A GALILEO Digital Library of Georgia Database

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    Document: TCC352
    [Petition] 1793 Jan. 1, Franklin County, [Georgia to] Edward Telfare [i.e ., Telfair], Governor of Georgia / [citizens of] Franklin County

    date: January 1, 1793
    extent: 2p
    summary: This document is a petition from sundry citizens of Franklin Coun ty, Georgia to Georgia Governor Edward Telfair (1786-1787, 1790-1793), dat ed January 1, 1793. The western frontier of Franklin County is having trou bles with Indian attacks and inquires why previous promises of governme nt protection have not materialized. The petitioners request assistance a nd supplies. The petition is signed by over 50 citizens of Franklin Count y.
    repository: Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of G eorgia Libraries
    collection: Telamon Cuyler
    box: 42
    folder: 08
    document: 01
    subject headings:
    Indians of North America--Claims against
    Indians of North America--Government relations
    Legal documents
    Franklin County (Ga.)
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    To his Excellancy [Excellency] Edward TelfareGovernor & Commander in Che if [Chief] in & over the state of Georgia

    We your humble Petitionors [Petitioners] do once more presume to beg fr om your mercyfull [merciful] hands, some protection for our Disstress'd [D istressed] women & Children, as their Lives With our own are dayly Expos 'd [daily Exposed] to savage Barbarety [Barbarity], It is not long sin ce we ware [were] Leaping with Joy, by reason of the Encouragement You ga ve us, Even went as far as to pass an act for our Relief, with the Aprobat ion [Approbation] of your Honnor [Honor], & the particulars Ca me to us in the publick [public] papers, and from all this Encouragemen t, we have embodyed [embodied] our helpless famelies [families] and Sto od Sentry Around them, Impatiently waiting your good aid & assistance ( as we thought an assurance of it) but Alass [Alas] what is the Last Accou nt Lementable [Lamentable] indeed to people in our situation the former or ders Countermanded by Your Honner [Honor] What Cou'd [could] be worse to o ur feelings than this or what must be the Concequence [Consequence], Wh y, Undoubtedly Death must be the [unclear: fetal [fatal]] Concequence [Con sequence]; if not by the Tommehock [Tomahawk] by famine for when Our Sma ll stake of Provitions [Provisions] that we are Hudled [Huddled] [added: r ound] is Exausted [Exhausted] where is the Support of an other year why no ne maid [made] nor any likelyhood [likelihood] of makeing [making], We fur ther wish if it be your Good Pleasure to inform us who or what person or p ersons have been the Instigation of Removeing [Removing] Your Good Will fr om our Relief it must Certainly have been some ill minded person or Raski ll [Rascal] that have self Interest in Veiw [View], & Not a feeling for t he innocent Fronteers [Frontiers], but their Reward is pointed out & the [ unclear: black] Account of Murder, Stands Charg'd [Charged] Against them

    Since Mr WaffordStarted Last to Augustawith the Talke [Talk] of that Not ed Villain [unclear: Shuagee]their [there] has been A Number of Horses tak en by the Indians from our fronteer [frontier] Settlements five of Which w are [were] taken from his fort, & [unclear: a Bundance [an Abundance ]] of Indian Sign Seen by our Spies Which we have to keep out at Our Own E xspence [Expense] Whilst the fronteers [frontiers] of South Carolinaare we ll garded [guarded] with men & a Sufitient [Sufficient] Supply of every ne secery [necessity] of Life & all at the Publicks [Public's] Exspence [Expe nse] where their Nesessity [Necessity] is none in Comparison to Ours.

    Three Companies of Horse men wou'd [would] be Sufitient [sufficient] to Ga rd [guard] our Fronteers [Frontiers], Stationed in three Different Place s, one at a place know [known] by the Name of Bowens Place, an other at No rris,es Place & a third at the Corokee Mountainat Each of thos[edge of doc ument: e] Places their [there] is a sufitiency [sufficiency] of winter foo d, to support their Horses, with a Carefull [careful] Conductor

    Shou'd [Should] it Pleas [Please] Your Excellancy [Excellency] to Grant O ur Request. we shall try to Stand our Ground, Other Ways [Otherwise], we m ust of Necessity fly for our Lives, The Westorn [Western] fronteers [front iers] of Franklin Cty [County]

    from Sir Your Humble Servants
    By the Bareor [Bearer] Capt Phillip MartainWho can inform you Particula
    Jany [January] 1st 179[deleted: 2][added: 3]
    [Signed] [unclear: Majr] Terrell
    [Signed] William[unclear: Varn[document damaged: e]ll]
    [Signed] Elijah Martin
    [Signed] Moses payn
    [Signed] Ely Savage
    [Signed] John Barnett
    [Signed] John [unclear: Ray]

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    [Signed] Jacob Hollingsworth
    [Signed] [unclear: Mal.] Jones
    [Signed] Owen Bowen [added: 10]

    [Signed] William Allred
    [Signed] Rueben Shields
    [Signed] John Martin
    [Signed] William Norris
    [Signed] John Trimble
    [Signed] Moses Trimble
    [Signed] Danl [Daniel] Bush
    [Signed] John Turk
    [Signed] William Jones
    [Signed] William [illegible] [added: 20]

    [Signed] Saml [Samuel] Reed
    [Signed] Thos. [Thomas] [unclear: Raborn]
    [Signed] Philip Martin
    [Signed] [unclear: Jo lian]
    [Signed] [unclear: Enrique Martin]
    [Signed] Joel Raborn
    [Signed] Simon Terrell
    [Signed] Francis [illegible]
    [Signed] William [illegible]
    [Signed] Jacob Hollingsworth
    [Signed] [unclear: Jarred] Hollingsworth
    [Signed] [unclear: Thomas] Hollingsworth
    [Signed] George Vaughn
    [Signed] Geo [George] Cockburn
    [Signed] [unclear: Tho] Hallcom
    [Signed] Joseph Hallcom
    [Signed] Solomon Huitt
    [Signed] Archibald Cockburn
    [Signed] [unclear: Sherod] Halcom
    [Signed] James Huitt [added: 40]

    [Signed] William Huitt
    [Signed] John Hall
    [Signed] [unclear: Robert ]Young
    [Signed] James Young
    [Signed] Andrew Glenn
    [Signed] William Glenn
    [Signed] Jas [James] Terrell
    [Signed] Nimrod [unclear: Flaure]
    [Signed] Elijah Banks
    [Signed] James [unclear: Caggburn] [added: 50]

    [Signed] John george Riner
    [Signed] John shipply
    [Signed] Thomas Raborn
    [Signed] Robert Shipley [added: Jan. 1 [1793]]

    [Signed] Robert Shipley Junr. [Junior]
    [Signed] Mathew Shipley
    [Signed] Ezra Owens
    [Signed] [unclear: Johan Ramer]
    [Signed] George [unclear: Hening]
    [Signed] Peter Williamson
    [Signed] Jos Dabbs
    [Signed] Richard Williamson
    [Signed] Robt. [Robert] Williamson
    [Signed] [unclear: George picket]
    [Signed] William quillen
    [Signed] Joshua [unclear: Sled]
    [Signed] [illegible]
    [Signed] Peter Jones
    [Signed] [unclear: M. Gathright]
    [Signed] Florce. Sullivan
    [Signed] Philip J. Stark [added: [illegible]]

    [Signed] John [unclear: Truball]
    [Signed] Wm [William] F Mann
    [Signed] John Starks
    [Signed] [illegible] [added: 5]

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    George Cockburn's (1746-1834) Birthplace: England or Scotland?
    (Posted by: Elizabeth Boody - Date: March 09, 2006)

    I just think George Cockburn's birthplace is a very interesting topic a nd I'd like to go over the different theories.

    On September 07, 2004, Peggy Wingfield posted detailed notes on what she b elieves to be George Cockburn's Scottish origins: "In LDS records the re is a George Cockburn, born or baptized 06/07/1746, St. Cuthbert's Paris h, Edinburgh, Sct. He was son of John Cockburn and Margaret Clark, who mar ried 1732 in Tranent, Sct. There I am blocked as to parents of John Cockbu rn and Margaret Clark. That John Cockburn & wife, Margaret Clark had the f ollowing children: (1) James (2) Robert (3) John (4) Margaret (5) anoth er John (6) George (7) William. The births of George and William (b. 174 8, St Cuthbert's) indicate a change of residence from Tranent to Edinburg h. The earlier children were born in Tranent. I have to locate my fold er to give you the exact dates of the children's births and location there of. As for the Georges . . . God help you! The earliest one I have locat ed (internet) is (so far) Sir George Cockburn, Kgt. of Peebleshire w ho is recorded in the records of the Privy Council of Scotland in 142 7. He complained to the PC that the other women in the parish were copyi ng his wife's dresses soon after she appeared in church in a new dress!! T hen there was a George of Haddingtonshire, Sct., who married Margaret Tou rs about 1605. They had a son George who married Mary Sterling who w as b. Ireland. In 1657 that George sold the estates and lands of Peystou n, Haddingtonshire, Sct. The fact that he owned these lands traces him ba ck to Sir Alexander Cockburn, grandson of the Alexander who married Marrio tta de Vitteri Ponte, whose father Sir William Viponte first owned the est ates of Langton. Sir Alexander (said grandson) married Beatrix Lindsay, wh ose father Sir Alexander Lindsay (one of many) gave to Beatrix and husba nd the lands of Ormiston, Peystoun, and others. This became the line of t he Cockburns of Ormiston. I believe that my John who m. Margaret Cla rk in Tranent descends from the line of Ormiston, since the village of Tra nent appears to be only about 3 1/2 miles from the village of Ormiston."

    After searching myself, I found two George Cockburns born/christened in 17 46 in the LDS International Genealogical Index - British Isles:

    1. GEORGE COCKBURN - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Birth: 07 JUN 1746 Saint Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Sc otland (Father: John Cockburn, Mother: Margaret Clerk) [Note: The name Cle rk would be pronounced "Clark" in England, and this may be one reason w hy Peggy spelled her name that way in the post above]

    2. GEORGE COCKBURN - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Christening: 05 OCT 1746 Rothbury, Northumberland, England (F ather: John Cockburn) [Note: This George was christened in 1746, a nd it is not certain he was born the same year]

    Barbara Rouse Cogburn emailed me recently, in response to the theory th at George Cockburn was from Scotland, stating: "I am sure Don [Cother] g ot from me the info that his place of origin might be the Newcastle are a. That was in verbal info that Aunt Dora (Cogburn) Thompson gave wh en we visited her in 1982, but she thought Newcastle was in Scotland. In l ooking at maps, you can see that Newcastle is in the border area that chan ged hands between England & Scotland depending on which way the current bo rder war went. I haven't checked out the history but think Scotland was fi nally absorbed into the UK by the early to mid-1800's when George's descen dents might be identifying country of origin (when Scotland was no long er a separate country."

    I have also found some records indicating that our George was from England :

    1. 1880 US Census, Precinct 2, Parker County, Texas: "Cockburn, J. [almo st certainly Jeremiah Elijah Milsap, son of George], Age: 75, Place of bir th: Ga, Father's Place of birth: Eng"

    2. Letter from J. G. [James Polk] Cogburn to Mr. N. J. Cogburn, 1915 (I ha ve studied this letter carefully for some time to transcribe the letter ex actly as he wrote it): "I wil sind you mi grait grandfauther's name. Geor ge Cockburn. mi fauther's name C. T. Cockburn. He was the quene of engl an once. he had a big laut/lant of moni an it was put away there in the ki ngdom of englen." While James Polk may have been confused (he would have b een 70 years of age when he wrote this), the letter indicates that he beli eved his heritage was English.

    With regard to the above letter, on March 8, 1999 Wendy Maxey poste d: "I am also a descendant of George Cockburn. My mother-in-law talks abo ut her grandfather, James Pope Cogburn and her great-grandfather James Po lk Cockburn having all the documents and proof together, that they need ed and were prepared to go to England and claim royalties. They had the ir passports ready. Three days before they were to leave, one of them (s he thought it to be James Polk) got very ill and passed away so they nev er got to go. As far as we know all the paperwork they had gathered was p ut into a steam trunk and left there. Last she knew, the trunk was still w ith the family in Elmore City, Garvin County, Oklahoma with Mr. Loney Cogb urn."

    3. Letter from Mrs. Mary Cogburn Robbins, Bagwell, Texas, Nov. 15, 1960 [F rom the NSDAR Library file for George Cockburn]: "Pops said his family co me from England to Georgia & raised his family there."

    4. The DAR Patriot Index, Vol. I, P. 557: "COGBURN: COCKBURN George: b 17 46 EN d 1834 GA m (1) Elizabeth Snyder Sol GA"

    I'll leave it up to all of you to decide. Feel free to comment and to a dd sources.


    Re: George Cockburn's (1746-1834) Birthplace: England or Scotland?
    Posted by: Ray Porter (ID *****1519) Date: March 21, 2006 at 18:27:12
    In Reply to: George Cockburn's (1746-1834) Birthplace: England or Scotlan d? by Elizabeth Boody of 1106

    WOW!!! Glad to see some Cogburn activity.

    A couple of notes: found mention of some Cockburn's in Northumberland (Jam es, Margaret, Eleanor) but in association with early Virginia records @175 0. I'll get back to this in a sec.

    Also there are some records for a Jonathan (for second John?), Robert, a nd James Cockburn in early Virginia records also about 1750 and later. The se are possible candidates (James is a little too old but Robert and Jonat han may be right)for the mentioned John Cockburn' children. (These are ava ilable online at the Library of Virginia website)

    I have long thought there was a relationship between George Cockburn and M ichael Cockburn but it appears the more records I have accumulated the le ss likely that hypothesis is. The main reason to believe there may be a re lationship is James Cogburn joined Clark and Russell Cockburn in their jou rney to Ark. There is considerable confusion over the James', however t he James in Ark is consistent that he was born in Tn, his family in NC w as consistent their father was from Tn, and James' second family was consi stent, their father was from Tn and the James in Ark wrote a letter to h is family in NC. It is not very likely any of George's children ventur ed to Tn and of course less likely George did himself. Thus it should be f airly clear James in Ark is not closely related to George. The other "fac t" of interest is the statement by one of the Georgia Cockburn's that Jam es was a "cousin". I think that could be very misleading as she may have m eant only that because they had the "same" name they were related as dista nt cousins, which would be one of the more common mistakes early genealogi sts made. Thus my current thinking is George and Michael Cockburn could n ot be as closely related as I had previously thought and in fact may n ot be related at all.

    Back to the first note: If the Cockburns mentioned in the early Virginia r ecords are from Northumberland then it is certainly possible they are rela ted to Michael Cockburn. Michael's son, Henry stated in his pension applic ation he was born in the neighborhood of George Washington. Northumberla nd is the neighboring county to Westmoreland where George Washington was b orn. So now we have some "good" possibilities for research. Michael w as in Northumberland about 1740 - 1750's before moving to Lunenburg befo re again moved to what became Caswell Co NC about 1762-64. The Rambo's w ho lived in Lunenburg also bought land on Hico Creek where Michael Cockbu rn bought land. And finally Lars Rambo bought land in SC in 1765 which men tioned John Cockburn, Michael's oldest son.


    Re: George Cockburn's (1746-1834) Birthplace: England or Scotland?
    Posted by: Wynona (Wendy) Maxey (ID *****1981) Date: March 13, 2006 at 09: 11:24
    In Reply to: George Cockburn's (1746-1834) Birthplace: England or Scotlan d? by Elizabeth Boody of 1106

    Elizabeth, Regarding # 2 of your posting - I am not sure if the trunk w as left in Elmore City, Garvin County, Oklahoma. Just by what we were to ld it was in the possession of family members somewhere in Oklahom a. I am still trying to locate information on where and who may have had t he steam trunk.


    Re: George Cockburn's (1746-1834) Birthplace: England or Scotland?
    Posted by: Elizabeth Boody (ID *****4049) Date: March 21, 2006 at 08:53: 34
    In Reply to: Re: George Cockburn's (1746-1834) Birthplace: England or Scot land? by Wynona (Wendy) Maxey of 1106

    I would be interested to know if you ever find anything. My family is in O klahoma, so the location might be easily accessible for me.

    Recently, in my great grandmother Pearl Cogburn's (1898 - 1983) notes, I f ound the following:

    "The name goes back Generations . . . Name original[ly] Cockburn - Scot ch - Cholesale house in England. During the time the british were taking A mericans off of ships + taking them back to England pressing them into t he service of English Navy if they had English names so they changed the ir name. in Great Brittan [sic] were atorneys [sic] + distinguished citili zens [sic]"

    These notes also give insight into the possible origins of this fami ly in the mention of "Cholesale house in England" and the fact that the Co ckburns were distinguished attorneys and citizens in Great Britain (this i ncludes England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, but the references to Engla nd in the notes seem to narrow the origins of the family). However, I w as not able to find any reference to "Cholesale house in England," onlin e. This may be a misspelling. Perhaps someone will have insights into th is reference.

    I find the story of the name change dubious because even in my branch, wh en Clark Terrell died in 1856, long after the War of 1812, he was still us ing the name Cockburn, as were all of his children. The Loney C. Cogburn B ible indicates the later evolution of the name as well. Perhaps Pearl's st ory is a reference to the family at large, and perhaps it is a myth. Regar dless, this is an interesting story that refers to the English origi ns of our Cockburns.


    Father: George Cockburne SR. b: in England
    Mother: (Given Name Unknown) FRANCIS

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth SNYDER b: in Germany
    • Married: BEF 1785
    1. Has Children Archibald (Cockburn) COGBURN b: 1775 in Amherst County, Virginia
    2. Has Children Jerusia COCKBURN b: 1777 in Amherst County, Virginia
    3. Has Children James COCKBURN b: 27 AUG 1778 in Virginia
    4. Has No Children Rachel COCKBURN b: ABT 1779 in Forsthe County, Georgia
    5. Has No Children George COCKBURN III b: 3 MAR 1781 in Forsyth County, Georgia
    6. Has No Children Malissa A. COCKBURN b: ABT 1782 in Forsthe County, Georgia

    Marriage 2 Elizabeth CONNER
    • Married: BEF 1799
    1. Has Children John COCKBURN b: ABT 1799 in Greene County, Tennessee
    2. Has No Children Josiah COCKBURN b: 1801
    3. Has Children Jeremiah E. M. COCKBURN b: 4 OCT 1804 in Carnseville, Franklin County, Georgia
    4. Has Children Russell COCKBURN b: ABT 1808 in Georgia
    5. Has No Children Sarah COCKBURN b: 1810
    6. Has Children Clark Terrell (Cockburn) COGBURN b: 11 AUG 1812 in Franklin/Murray County, Georgia
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