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Taxes - George Cochran and Chester County

Life in eighteenth century Pennsylvania was difficult, and this is illustrated very well through the tax records of my  sixth great grandfather, George Cochran (1728-1786). The son of immigrants from Northern Ireland, he was trained as a blacksmith and lived the majority of his life close to where he was born in West Fallowfield, Chester County. 1,104 more words

52 Ancestors In 52 Weeks

SLC News: Science Edition

Better: pseudoscience.

Why people with no background in science shouldn’t blithely assume they are qualified to embarrass themselves by rambling on subjects they so obviously do not understand. 329 more words

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Longevity

While looking at my family tree, I found some ancestors who only lived into their 20s and 30s, some who made it to middle age, and others who lived past 90. 864 more words

52 Ancestors In 52 Weeks

A Plea for Mississippi

Politico reported on widespread speculation on Capitol Hill that then aging and ailing senior senator from Mississippi, Thad Cochran (R-MS), may retire early next year. (h/t politicalwire.com) 320 more words


Stepping Into History

Better make sure your BELT is ON when you walk into Cochran Blair & Potts located in Belton, TX. (so sorry but the pun was necessray) This department store is the oldest in Texas! 344 more words


Soccer Bookended in Death

If you know our family, you know that we enjoy our soccer. It started with Katie. Not wanting her to get caught up in the swarm of bumble bee soccer, I had told Katie to stay in her position, underestimating how literal the thinking of a preschooler is. 1,226 more words