John and Mary Wellborn Cochran Diaries, Letterbook, and Photographs
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This collection consists of three bound volumes, one of which contains John Cochran's diary, 1838-1846 (not continuous), another Mary Wellborn Cochran's journal, 1845-1847, and the third a miscellany of copies of some of John Cochran's outgoing correspondence, 1839-1841, some journal entries of his, 1847-1849, and copies of some freedman contracts to which he was party, 1868-1870. Also includes two unidentified photographs that appear to be from the early twentieth century.
- Cochran, Mary Wellborn (Person)
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Cochran moved from Tennessee, to Jacksonville, Alabama, in 1835 and began a law practice. He served as state representative from Calhoun County, 1839-1842. He then moved to Barbour County, in 1843 and served as state representative from Barbour County, 1853-1857. He was also a representative to the state Secession Convention, 1861, and was circuit court judge, 1861-1865. He married three times: Caroline; Mary Wellborn of Eufaula, Alabama, October 8, 1845; and Miss Toney of Eufaula.
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Three bound volumes of this Alabama attorney and politician and his wife: John Cochran's diary; Mary Wellborn Cochran's journal; and a miscellany of copies of some of John Cochran's outgoing correspondence, journal entries of his, and copies of some freedman contracts to which he was party. Also includes two unidentified photographs that appear to be from the early twentieth century.
Gift of Mrs. Robert M. Lowe, 1954-55
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