The full title of this work explains more of what this book is about "Chronicles of the Cochrans, Being a
Series of Historical Events and Narratives in Which Members of this Family
Have Played a Prominent Part".
Written by Ida Cochran Haughton in 1915, as the title implies, this is a history of an important Scottish family and
of its members who settled in the American colonies and who became part of the
United States and its history.
It begins with an account of the Scottish Cochranes, the House of Dundonald, and the role of the Cochranes in such
events as the Rye House Plot, the role of Grizel Cochrane, the Earls of
Dundonald, and finally the settlement of Cochranes in Ireland and then on into
the colonies. New England was their first destination, but then Pennsylvania
and further west attracted them in hopes of a better life and more land. Many
settled in what then was western Virginia, now West Virginia. Throughout the
late 18th and the entire 19th century they were part of the history of this
region of the United States. There is a full genealogical and historical
account of their lineage. Of interest as well is an account of the McCord
family which settled in this region.
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