James Monroe Cochran, a pioneer
settler of Dallas County, Texas, was the fourth son and
sixth child of William M. Cochran and Nancy Jane Hughes.
This biography was published in
Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas (1892).*
Bracketed matter was added.

JAMES M. COCHRAN, a farmer and stock raiser of precinct No. 1, Dallas county [Texas], was born in this county, in 1846, a son of William M. and Nancy J. (Hughes) Cochran, natives of North and South Carolina, respectively. James was reared to farm life, and educated at McKenzie College, Red River county [Texas], and after completing his education he engaged in the drug business three years. In 1863, in Dallas county, he enlisted in Company I, Gurley's regiment, Gano's brigade, and served during the war. He was in many skirmishes, and was wounded at Roseville, Arkansas, in 1863, after which he returned home. Three months later he again entered the army, and was with his regiment until the war closed, when he returned to Dallas county and entered McKenzie College. He has opened up and improved his farm, and now owns about 400 acres, all of which is under a good state of cultivation. He was the second male child born in Dallas county, and has always taken an active interest in everything pertaining to its good, is a Democrat politically, and socially a member of James A. Smith Lodge, No. 395, A. F. & A. M., and also of the Farmers' Alliance.

Mr. Cochran was married in this county in 1869, to Maggie B. Lively, a native of Kentucky, the daughter of H. P. and Mary N. (Smith) Lively, also natives of Kentucky, but now deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Cochran had three children; Alice E., wife of W. P. Aldridge, of Collin county, Texas; J. Hughsie, and George H. The mother died in 1878, and in 1880 Mr. Cochran married Nannie M. Clark, a native of Tennessee, who died in this county in 1881. He was again married, in 1884, to Hattie M. Bowlin, a native of Virginia, and daughter of James and Mary (Richmond) Bowlin, natives of North Carolina and Alabama respectively. The mother settled in Dallas county, Texas, about 1881, and the father died in Tarrant county, this State, in 1871, and the mother still resides in this county. Mr. and Mrs. Cochran have three children; Amrie [Anne] A.; Katie Lee, and James R.

*Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas (Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1892), p. 583. This book is available online here.