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Cochran County, Texas
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My name is Mary Helen McKnight and as your Cochran County, Texas host I try to post as much data online as possible in order to make it freely available to all. We gratefully accept contributions of raw data such as census information, marriage/birth/death records, obituaries, county histories, biographies, old newspaper items - anything that would help someone build their family tree!!

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Cochran County was formed in 1876 from land originally assigned to Bexar and Young counties,
and was formally organized in 1924.

The county was named in honor of Robert Cochran, who died defending the Alamo.

The county hit it's peak population of 6,417 in 1960.
The 2010 census gives the population of Cochran County as 3,127
with over 2,000 of that population living in Morton.

Towns in Cochran County

Morton (county seat)
Lehman (originally named Ligon)
Griffith,(originally named Oasis)
Mexline (defunct)
County Line (defunct)
Edwards (defunct)
Famuline (defunct)
Chipley (defunct)

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Church Histories/Records

County Records

Court Records


Family Bibles




Newspaper Data



Wills/Probate Records 

Website Updates: March 14, 2014
March 17, 2014: Obituaries added for: Ada Brown; Garland Brown; Charles Oscar Bizzell; Carl Ray; J.A. Vernon. 1964 Deaths added
March 18, 2014: 1965 Deaths added
March 19, 2014: 1966, 1967 Deaths added.
March 21, 2014: 1968 & 1969 Deaths added
March 26, 2014: 1970 & 1972 Deaths added
March 27, 2014: 1971, 1973-1978 Deaths added.
April 07, 2014: 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, & 1984 Deaths added
April 17, 2014: 1930-1939 Deaths added
April 29, 2014: 1919, 1922, 1925-29, 1940-49 Deaths added
May 08, 2014: 1950-1963 Deaths added
May 24, 2014: 1910 Census added.
May 30, 2014: 1920 Census added.
June 23, 2014: 1930 Precinct 1 Census added.
June 27, 2014: 1930 Precinct 2 Census added.
July 14, 2014: 1930 Precinct 3 Census added.
September 18, 2014: 1966 Marriages added.
October 10, 2014: Obituaries added for: Pribble Easter Adams; Ronald Paul Arnold; Donald Lee Auld.
December 12, 2014 1138: Obituaries added for: Carl D. Ray, Bertha Bilbrey, Daisy V. Blanton, Chester Boaz, Mary Bryant, Sarah Cartwright, Charles L. Chaddick, Radie B. Cockerham, Roy Cox, Henry Cox, S. T. Cox, William Cook, and Ethel Crockett.
December 12, 2014 1511: 1968 Marriages added
December 24, 2014 1118: Obituaries added for: Keith, Autie Mabel; Knox, Donald A.; Kuykendall, Clara Bell; Davis, Wayne Lee; Duke, John, Dyson, Jimmy, Forehand, Mrs. L. F.; Foster, Joseph Nance, Hamilton, Mamie, Hammond, S. H.; Holleyman, Alice

Surrounding Counties

Bailey County, Texas
Lamb County, Texas
Hockley County, Texas
Terry County, Texas
Yoakum County, Texas
Lea County, New Mexico
Roosevelt County, New Mexico

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