Saturday, May 22, 2021

The Children of Zilphia Cochran: Steve and Calvin


 

I had intended to study all six of the children of Zilphia Cochran in one post, however, that post became too long. Some of her children had large and long-lived families. Others were not so fortunate. I explored the story of Zilphia, herself, her origins and her mother Aggy and siblings in this post:

I explored the life of her oldest son, William Marshall Cochran in this post:

And most recently, I covered the stories of her two oldest daughters, Harriett and Dilsey in this post:

Now, I will try to complete the story with that of her younger 3 children, beginning with her son Stephen. Unlike the rest of her 6 children, Steve, as he seems to have been known, took the name of his father, Doc Crump, instead of that of his mother, Zilphia Cochran. Zilphia was 46 before she ever married, that I can tell, when she married Ben Davis. Ben, who was in his early 60's at the time, had been married and like Zilphia, had adult children. They had no children of their own. 


Name:Stephen Crump
Gender:Male
Marriage Date:2 Mar 1878
Marriage Place:Stanly, North Carolina, USA
Spouse:Candia Harvell
Spouse Gender:Female
Event Type:Marriage

Like his mother, Steve did not show up in the 1870 census. He first appears in an 1878 marriage record to Cornelia "Nelie" Howell.  I know, the transcribed version shows his wife as "Candia Harvell", but the actual document is old and faded and the handwriting nominally legible, so I don't blame the transcriber for having a hard time. What the actual document does give me clearly, however, is the parents of the the two newlyweds, and the brides parents, with her as a child, did appear in the 1870 census, and in later records as well. 

Name:Freeman Howell
Age in 1870:45
Birth Date:abt 1825
Birthplace:North Carolina
Dwelling Number:227
Home in 1870:Ansonville, Anson, North Carolina
Race:Black
Gender:Male
Post Office:Wadesboro
Occupation:Farm Laborer
Cannot Read:Yes
Cannot Write:Yes
Male Citizen Over 21:Yes
Inferred Spouse:Fany Howell
Household MembersAge
Freeman Howell45
Fany Howell30
Amey Howell70
Comelia Howell7
Pink Howell6
Mary Howell4
Sallie Howell5/12


She was the daughter of  Freeman Howell, not Harvell, and his wife, Francis "Fanny" Colson Howell. The daughter to fit the correct age to be "Candia" was Cornelia, age 7, his oldest. And while this transcription was also off by running the r and the n together to make 'Comelia' instead of Cornelia, a look at the actual document clearly read Cornelia to me. And that also makes sense when we move on to the 1880 census, where Steve and Nealie now have two children.

Name:Stephen Crump
Age:30
Birth Date:Abt 1850
Birthplace:North Carolina
Home in 1880:Tysons, Stanly, North Carolina, USA
Dwelling Number:106
Race:Black
Gender:Male
Relation to Head of House:Self (Head)
Marital Status:Married
Spouse's Name:Neby A. Crump
Father's Birthplace:North Carolina
Mother's Birthplace:North Carolina
Occupation:Works On Farm
Cannot Read:Yes
Cannot Write:Yes
Neighbors:
Household MembersAgeRelationship
Stephen Crump30Self (Head)
Neby A. Crump19Wife
Walter Crump1Son
Eliza A. Crump8Daughter


While Freeman Howell lived in Ansonville, just 6 miles south of the Stanly County - Anson County border, in 1870, by 1880, he had moved to Tyson Township in Stanly where Steven Crump lived. And again, what I read in the actual document as "Nely", short for Cornelia,  the transcriber gives her the nickname, 'Neby'. I only hope I have briefly pulled the name of poor, young Cornelia Howell Crump out the dirt, for she didn't live long. 

Steve appears to have been a tenant farmer on the property of D. R. Dunlap. Like Freeman Howell, David Richard Dunlap lived in Ansonville, Anson County in 1870 and had moved to Tyson Township in Stanly County by 1880. David, however, returned to Ansonville and lived there for the remainder of his like with his wife, Eugenia. His mother was a Crump, there may have been some connection between her family and Doc Crump, the father of Steven, as far a Doc's origins.

As for Doc, he had his wife, Elenor aka 'Ellen', set up household in the Big Lick community of Stanly County. Again, as in the case with her daughter, Dilsie, whose father was Harry Randle, husband of Celia Easley, Zilphia had had a child with a married man.

Name:Doc Crump
Age:58
Birth Date:Abt 1822
Birthplace:North Carolina
Home in 1880:Big Lick, Stanly, North Carolina, USA
Dwelling Number:200
Race:Black
Gender:Male
Relation to Head of House:Self (Head)
Marital Status:Married
Spouse's Name:Elender Crump
Father's Birthplace:North Carolina
Mother's Birthplace:North Carolina
Occupation:Farm Laborer
Maimed, Crippled, or Bedridden:Yes
Cannot Read:Yes
Cannot Write:Yes
Neighbors:
Household MembersAgeRelationship
Doc Crump58Self (Head)
Elender Crump43Wife
Benjamon Crump18Son
Ebenzer Crump16Son
G Crump9Daughter
A. Mary Crump8Daughter
N. Jane Crump7Daughter
Kendred Crump3Son



Steven Crump remarried in 1883 to Isabelle Spruell. The Spruell family was a family of mystery.


Name:Steve Crump
Gender:Male
Race:Black
Age:35
Birth Year:abt 1848
Marriage Date:10 May 1883
Marriage Place:Stanly, North Carolina, USA
Father:Dock Crump
Spouse:Isabel Sprewell
Spouse Gender:Female
Spouse Race:Col
Spouse Age:18
Spouse Father:Henry Sprewell
Event Type:Marriage


The marriage certificate of Steve and Isabelle gives her parents as Henry and Charlotte Spruell. It can be assumed that Cornelia, Steve's first wife, had died, before he married Isabell in 1883.


Name:Henry Sprewell[]
Age:52
Birth Date:Abt 1828
Birthplace:North Carolina
Home in 1880:Tysons, Stanly, North Carolina, USA
Dwelling Number:204
Race:Black
Gender:Male
Relation to Head of House:Self (Head)
Marital Status:Married
Spouse's Name:Charlotte Sprewell
Father's Birthplace:North Carolina
Mother's Birthplace:North Carolina
Occupation:Works On Farm
Insane:Yes
Maimed, Crippled, or Bedridden:Yes
Cannot Read:Yes
Cannot Write:Yes
Neighbors:
Household MembersAgeRelationship
Henry Sprewell52Self (Head)
Charlotte Sprewell30Wife
Isabel Sprewell14Daughter
Sarah Sprewell12Daughter
Martha Sprewell9Daughter
Wincy Sprewell6Daughter
James Sprewell4Son
Elius Sprewell2Son
Samuel Sprewell1Son


Spruell is not a local family name. It is unknown from whence they came, but they were in Tyson by 1880, and there is Isabell at 14, their oldest child. 

Name:Henry Spinill[Henry Spruill]
Age:55
Birthplace:North Carolina, USA
Home in 1900:Center, Stanly, North Carolina
Sheet Number:9
Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation:149
Family Number:155
Race:Black
Gender:Male
Relation to Head of House:Head
Marital Status:Married
Spouse's Name:Sharlette Spinill
Marriage Year:1870
Years Married:30
Father's Birthplace:North Carolina, USA
Mother's Birthplace:North Carolina, USA
Occupation:Farmer
Months Not Employed:0
Can Read:No
Can Write:No
Can Speak English:Yes
House Owned or Rented:Rent
Farm or House:F
Neighbors:
Household MembersAgeRelationship
Henry Spinill55Head
Sharlette Spinill40Wife
Winney Spinill20Daughter
James Spinill24Son
Joe Spinill13Son
Emma Spinill11Daughter
Walter Spinill11Son
Bessa Spinill5Daughter


Twenty years later, they are still in Stanly County, NC, but there is no sign of Isabell.


Name:Henry Spruell
Side:Union
Regiment State/Origin:U.S. Colored Troops
Regiment:35th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
Company:F
Rank In:Private
Rank Out:Musician
Film Number:M589 roll 82
Memorial:Part of the African American Civil War Memorial
Plaque Number:C-51
Displayed As:Henry Spruell

I did find a Henry Spruell who was a musician in the Civil War. I can't be sure if it's the same Henry Spruell, but it's quite interesting. Several of Henry and Charlotte's children married locally. Wincy married Will Gain in Montgomery County in 1902, James married Lucy Christian in Stanly in 1902, Joe married Annie Jones in 1905 and Francis Sms in 1909, both in Stanly; Emma married John Snuggs in 1903 in Stanly. Bessie, the youngest, was the last to marry, in 1919, to James J. Jones and her address given was in Badin, in Stanly County, however, I can't locate her, or any of the family in 1910 or 1920, with any certainty. They simply disappear. 



Steve Crump, himself, died in January of 1926, in the Sheets Community of Richmond County, near Anson. He was 70 years old. I can't find any trace of children born to him and Isabell Spruell, or what became of his two children, Eliza and Walter, with Cornelia Howell. Perhaps he lost his entire famly to thyphoid or another deadly disease prevelent in those days of limited and little medical treatment and bad nutrition.

Name:Steven Crump
Gender:Male
Race:Colored (Black)
Age:70y
Marital status:Single
Birth Date:1856
Birth Place:Anson Co.
Death Date:25 Jan 1926
Death Place:Sheets, Richmond, North Carolina
Burial Date:26 Jan 1926
Cemetery:Stanback Cemetery
Reference ID:fn 998 cn cn 218
FHL Film Number:4216608


Calvin Cochran  1861-1910

Calvin Cochran, the youngest son of  Zilphia Cochran, was born either in Stanly County or Montgomery County. He was born at the very start of the Civil War and was freed as a young child. In records, he comes across as having been a forceful man, a strong man. He was a landowner and challenged a document of inheirtance in court. Calvin paved the way. 





Calvin first appears in the census living in Montgomery County, living with the Nelson Christian family and working as a goldminer. This was hard work, and many a young man, both black and white, lost their lives in this occupation at the time. Several others in the Cochran family may have as well, as they dispapear from record after 1870, after working in the mines. But Calvin survived and maybe this is how he bought his land, by earning the money as a miner. 


Name:Colvin Corchran
Birthplace:North Carolina
Dwelling Number:62
Home in 1870:Peedee, Montgomery, North Carolina
Race:Black
Gender:Male
Post Office:Swift Island
Occupation:Gold Mining
Cannot Read:Yes
Cannot Write:Yes
Household MembersAge
Nelson Christian43
Jane Christian45
Martha Christian18
Mary Christian18
Louisa Christian15
Hetty Christian14
Charles Christian7
Thomas Christian5
Emily Christian
Jack Bruton32




Cavins father was William  "Buck" Howell, possibly related to Freeman Howell, whose daughter married Steve (Cochran) Crump, Calvin's half-brother. Little is known about him, as he was most likely, also a slave and there were several Howell families in the Stanly/ Montgomery/ Anson County area who owned a few slaves.


Name:Calvin Cocheran
Age:19
Birth Date:Abt 1861
Birthplace:North Carolina
Home in 1880:Pee Dee, Montgomery, North Carolina, USA
Dwelling Number:134
Race:Black
Gender:Male
Marital Status:Single
Father's Birthplace:North Carolina
Mother's Birthplace:North Carolina
Occupation:Farm Laborer
Cannot Read:Yes
Cannot Write:Yes
Neighbors:
Household Members:1



By 1880, young Calvin, who had been working in the gold mines at 9 and 10 years old, was now working as Farm Labor, along with his older brother "Bill", or William M. Cochran, for Mr. Culpepper Watkins in the PeeDee Community, where his mother had spent a portion of her life.


Name:Calvin Cochran
Gender:Male
Race:Black
Age:25
Birth Year:abt 1862
Marriage Date:30 Jan 1887
Marriage Place:Stanly, North Carolina, USA
Father:Buck Howell
Mother:Zelphia Davis
Spouse:Ella Threadgill
Spouse Gender:Female
Spouse Race:Black
Spouse Age:18
Spouse Father:Simon Threadgill
Spouse Mother:Jane Threadgill
Event Type:Marriage

In 1887, Calvin has apparently moved to Stanly County where he married Miss Mary Ella Threadgill, age 18, on January 30th of that year. Both parties were said to live in Stanly County, although Threadgill was an Anson County name and Calvin had been living in Montgomery . The groom was 25, the son of Buck Howell and Zelphia Davis, as Zilphia had now married Ben Davis, father noted as deceased and mother living. The bride was the daughter of Simon and Jane Threadgill, with the father living and the mother deceased. The wedding was performed by J. M. Redwine, Justice of the Peace, at the home of Sidney Threadgill in Tyson Township. Witensses were what looks like "ZyZy" Davis, W. M. Reap, and "Johas" Drake, with a 'his mark" in the middle and the handwriting matching that of  Mr. Redwine. The other two signatures were their own, and I wonder if the first was that of Zilphia, attempting to sign her own name. It would tickle me to know that she could, as I feel I have gotten to know her in a way.


Name:Sidney Thredgill[]
Age:54
Birth Date:Abt 1826
Birthplace:North Carolina
Home in 1880:Tysons, Stanly, North Carolina, USA
Dwelling Number:69
Race:Black
Gender:Male
Relation to Head of House:Self (Head)
Marital Status:Married
Spouse's Name:Sarah Thredgill
Father's Birthplace:North Carolina
Mother's Birthplace:North Carolina
Occupation:Farmer
Sick:Well
Neighbors:
Household MembersAgeRelationship
Sidney Thredgill54Self (Head)
Sarah Thredgill54Wife
Mary E. Thredgill10Granddaughter



The Threadgill family was a very interesting one. Sidney Threadgill, at whose home the ceremony took place, was Mary Ella's grandfather. She was living wtih him in 1880. Her mother, Jane Crump Threadgill. had passed on and her father, Simon, had moved to New Jersey. Simon was the son of Sidney Threadgill and Nancy Mauney Threadgill, no doubts with ties to the businessmen brothers, Ephraim and Valentine Mauney, who had married into my Davis family, and who had business exploits in both Stanly and Rowan Counties, but I've found records of them in Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Cumberland, Iredell and even into South Carolina, so they were men of means and influence.

Sidney Threadgill was also a landowner, and held a sizable estate in the Cottonville Community, impressive, considering the challenges afforded African Americans at the time. Calvin married well.






By 1900, Calvin and Ella had been married for 13 years, were living in Cottonville, and were the parents of 2 sons. Mary Ella was noted as having  given birth to two children, with 2 living, so although there was a large age gap between the boys, aparently these two were her only ones.

Name:Calvin Cockrem
Age:39
Birth Date:May 1861
Birthplace:North Carolina, USA
Home in 1900:Tyson, Stanly, North Carolina
Sheet Number:11
Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation:185
Family Number:190
Race:Black
Gender:Male
Relation to Head of House:Head
Marital Status:Married
Spouse's Name:Eler Cockrem
Marriage Year:1887
Years Married:13
Father's Birthplace:North Carolina, USA
Mother's Birthplace:North Carolina, USA
Occupation:Farmer
Months Not Employed:0
Can Read:Yes
Can Write:Yes
Can Speak English:Yes
House Owned or Rented:Rent
Farm or House:F
Neighbors:
Household MembersAgeRelationship
Calvin Cockrem39Head
Eler Cockrem25Wife
Levender Cockrem11Son
Dock Cockrem4Son

The two sons of Calvin and Ella were Levander "Lee" Cochran , born around 1888 and Ernest "Dock" Cochran, born in 1896. The 1900 census captured the family on June 23 of that year, and they were living in the neighborhood of Julia Sibley Davis, widow of Benjamin Franklin Davis, the brother of my 2nd Great grandfather, Hawk. This tells me they lived in the southernmost part of the county, near the Rocky River. 




Ella's grandfather, Sidney Threadgill,  raised her, and treated her as a daughter, while her father, Simon, worked as a Teamster in New Jersey, lived in the community of Cottonville, just a hair north, and upon his arrival into old age, had acquired a substantial amount of property, through hard work, fortuity, and savvy business dealings. 

The will of Sidney Threadgill mentions two tracts of land, 'The Floyd Tract' and ' The Crump Tract'. Later papers in the Probate stage refers to the  Crump tract as " the old Crump Quarters', which means Sidney Threadgill serendipously ended up owning the old slave Quarters area of the enormous Crump Plantation of Stephen Crump, King of Cottonville Cotton. 

A little bit about Mary Ella's grandfather, Sidney; Sidney Threadgill was born about 1826 and was the son of a James Crump and Susan Threadgill. Born into slavery, Sidney's father most likely worked the land that Sidney later owned himself, a clasic and deserving bit of irony. 

Sidney wrote his will on June 20, 1899, at the age of 73. Medical conditions were probably coming upon him that led him to know the end was nigh, as his will was probated the next year. I have not looked into the realtions of Sidney Threadgill so closely to know how allof the people mentinoed in his will and probate papers are interrealted, however, I did discover Sindney's family is a little confusing. For one, his marriages. 

Name:[][][][]
Age in 1870:40
Birth Date:abt 1830
Birthplace:North Carolina
Dwelling Number:141
Home in 1870:Tyson, Stanly, North Carolina
Race:Black
Gender:Male
Post Office:Albemarle
Occupation:Farmer
Male Citizen Over 21:Yes
Inferred Spouse:Sarah Threadgill
Inferred Children:Jane ThreadgillSarion ThreadgillAlice ThreadgillEllen Threadgill
Household MembersAge
J D Threadgill40
Sarah Threadgill40
Jane Threadgill
Simon Threadgill19
Alice Threadgill15
Ellen Threadgill8/12
Daniel Threadgill2
Jane Threadgill12


In 1870, his first census, Sidney shows up with a wife named Sarah, about his own age, his daughters, Eliza Jane, his son, Simon, his daughter Alice and 8 month old 'Ellen', who I believe is Mary Ella, his granddaughter, a 25 year old Daniel and a 12 year old, Jane. (another Jane). He mentions  Daniel Crump in his will. Maybe this Daniel is Daniel Crump, and perhaps these other two children are Sarah's children. The '2' in the age of Daniel is a  typo, alook at the actual document shows 25, which is accurate for this to be Daniel C. Crump, husband of Calvin Cochran's sister, Harriett. Daniel C. Crump died in 1916 and his parents are listed as Doc and Sarah Crump. Doc's wife in the 1870 and 1880 census records and following records is named Elendar or Ellen, for short. Doc Crump was also the father of Harriett and Calvin's half-brother, Stephen Cochran/Crump by their mother, Zilphia Cochran. The entanglement of these two families is massive.

I wonder if Sidney's wife Sarah, who shows up in both the 1870 and 1880 cenesu with his, is also Sarah Crump, mother of Daniel, as Daniel is somehow an heir of Sidney Threadgill. She was not his first wife, as Simon, his oldest son, gives his mother in his documents as Nancy Mauney., and we will get back to that in a minute. 

It is interesting to note the neighbors listed in the 1880 census with Sindeney, Sarah and Mary Ella.  Heading the page is Dennis Davis, age 81 and his wife Mary, 40 and their children. I know Dennis to have been a slave of my ancestor, Job Davis and to be buried in the old family cememtery. Next up is Hampton Aldridge, aka Caleb Hampton or C. H. Aldridge, brother of my 2nd Great Grandmother, Francis Julina Aldrdige Davis. Then comes Sidney, a couple of families of black Crumps, followed by the whiite families of William and John Aldridge, John being Julina's younger brother. 

This puts Sidney in the vicinity of present day Aldridge Road, and on what was known as the "Floyd tract, as C. H. Aldridge's mother-in-law-law, Sarah Floyd, lived with them. 






Sidney Threadgill, age 65, married Martha Davis West, 40, on May 2, 
1894. Martha was a widow, and the daughter of Dennis and Mary Davis, who were neighbors of Sidney Threadgill. Sidney gave his parents as James Crump and Susie Threadgill.


Name:Sidney Threadgill
Gender:Male
Race:Colored (Black)
Age:68
Birth Year:abt 1827
Marriage Date:4 Jun 1895
Marriage Place:Stanly, North Carolina, USA
Father:James Crump
Mother:Susan Crump
Spouse:Nancy Zine
Spouse Gender:Female
Spouse Race:Colored (Black)
Spouse Age:65
Spouse Father:Harry Randle
Spouse Mother:Celia Easley
Event Type:Marriage

Then, on June 4, 1895, just 13 months later, Sidney Threadgill, age 68, (a few years off, but close enough, this was NOT  Sidney Threadgill, Jr., son of his brother John), married Nancy Zinc, 65, daughter of Harry Randle and Celia Easley.

This couple has been named quite frequently in this narravitve, of the study of the family of Ben Davis and wife, Ziphia Cochran Davis, as their daughter, Judith, had married into the Davis family, and Harry Randle, had strayed from the bonds of matriomony, and had fathered a daughter,  Disley Cochran, by Zilphia. So Dilsey and Calvin Cochran, were half-siblings. as was Dilsey and Nancy. 

So, Sidney Threadgill married Nancy after he married Martha, YET, in his will and subsequent probate papers, his widow is Martha, not Nancy.  Nancy, and this story, has a life of it's own. In a bit of a peak behind the curtain though, Sidney had been in a relationship with Nancy many years before. Did he committ bigamy, or was he just trying to correct a situation from decades prior, and inadvertently gotten it backwards, committing bigamy by igornance in the process?


The Will of Sidney Threadgill, again, written June 20, 1899, began, " I, Sidney Threadgill of Cottonville". He left to his son Simon, father of Mary Ella, who lived in New Jersey, 45 acres of a 55 acres tract, know as the 'Floid Tract'. He left Daniel Crump, whom I believe may have been his stepson, the remaining 10 acres of that tract. He left his wife Martha Threadgill, 25 acres of the 65 acres known as the Crump tract., and at the death or marriage of Martha, this tract to be divided between Simon, his daughter "Lizer Jane" Lilly,  (Eliza Jane Threadgill Lilly), and Ella Cochran, his granddaughter whom he raised. 

To Ella, alone, he left 26 acres of the Crump tract, to Maggie Colson, 4 acres of it, to Calla Thread gill, who was actually his nephew, Clavin Coley Threadgilll, son of John, 4 acres, and to Sidney Threadgill, Jr., his nephew and son of JOhn, he left 4 acres, the balnace of the 63 acre tract. 

George Crump was his executor, and it was singed, Sidney Threadgill of Cottonville.

Name:Ella Cochran
Age in 1910:40
Birth Date:1870[1870]
Birthplace:North Carolina
Home in 1910:Albemarle, Stanly, North Carolina, USA
Street:Furniture Factory
Race:Black
Gender:Female
Relation to Head of House:Head
Marital Status:Widowed
Father's Birthplace:North Carolina
Mother's Birthplace:North Carolina
Native Tongue:English
Occupation:Servant
Industry:Private Family
Employer, Employee or Other:Wage Earner
Home Owned or Rented:Own
Home Free or Mortgaged:Free
Farm or House:House
Able to read:Yes
Able to Write:Yes
Number of Children Born:3
Number of Children Living:2
Out of Work:N
Number of Weeks Out of Work:0
Neighbors:
Household MembersAgeRelationship
Ella Cochran40Head
Lee Cochran22Son
Earnest Cochran13Son

Calvin Cochran must have died shortly after the 1900 census. He wasn't mentioned in the division of the estate of Sidney Threadgill, although the spouses of the other female heirs were. Ella is found by 1910, living in the town of Albemarle, with ther two sons, Levander aka "Lee",  and Earnest. She was living on Furniture Factory Street, which is no longer a street name in Albemarle. A look at the 1908 and 1922 Sanborn maps that mentioned a Furniture Factory located Northeast of the Courthouse, just beyond the town boundaries. Lee, 22. worked for the Railroad, Earnest, only 13, worked as Farm labor. Ella was working as a servant to a private family. Most of their neighbors were white and worked either at the Furniture Facotory or in  a Knitting Mill, probably Lillian Knitting Mill.

Lillian Knitting Mill in Albemarle, from th estanly County Musuem collection





The next year, 1911, Ella, now 40, married Daniel Lee. In 1920, she put several properties up for sale in conjunction with her youngest son, Earnest and his wife Lillilan. Not mentioned was oldest son, Lee. Lee must have died young, prior to 1920, perhaps in a railroad incident. No more is known. 


Name:Ella Cochrane[]
Gender:Female
Race:Colored (Black)
Age:40
Birth Year:abt 1871
Marriage Date:22 Nov 1911
Marriage Place:Stanly, North Carolina, USA
Father:Simon Threadgill
Mother:Eliza Threadgill
Spouse:Daniel Lee
Spouse Gender:Male
Spouse Race:Colored (Black)
Spouse Age:40
Spouse Father:John Lee
Spouse Mother:Delia Lee
Event Type:Marriage

Earnest had married his cousin, Lillian Threadgill, in 1917. Lilly was the daughter of Calvin Coley Threadgill, who was Ella's first cousin, and his wife Hannah. That made Earnest and Lilly second cousins. 


Name:Earnest Cochran
Gender:Male
Race:Colored (Black)
Age:22
Birth Year:abt 1895
Marriage Date:7 Apr 1917
Marriage Place:Stanly, North Carolina, USA
Father:Colvin Cochran
Mother:Ella Christian
Spouse:Lilly Threadgill
Spouse Gender:Female
Spouse Race:Colored (Black)
Spouse Age:22
Spouse Father:Colvin Threadgill
Spouse Mother:Hannah Threadgill
Event Type:Marriage


The tracts of land for sale were said to be located on Smith Street, in 
Albemarle, so perhaps that is where Furniture Facotry Road had been originally. 


CLIPPED FROM
The Stanly News-Herald
Albemarle, North Carolina
27 Aug 1920, Fri  •  Page 2


The 1920 census shows Ella and Daniel living on PeeDee and Yadkin Avenue in Albemarle with two of his children from another marriage, Gaines and Dashia. Daniel and Gaines are working as laborers in a Cotton Mill while both Ella and her stepdaughter, Dashia, jus 15, seem to be working for Privae famileis, probably as miads. The census calls it 'Work Women'.

Name:Ella Lee[]
Age:50
Birth Year:abt 1870
Birthplace:North Carolina
Home in 1920:Albemarle, Stanly, North Carolina
Street:PD and Yadkin Avenue
Residence Date:1920
Race:Black
Gender:Female
Relation to Head of House:Wife
Marital Status:Married
Spouse's Name:Daniel Lee
Father's Birthplace:North Carolina
Mother's Birthplace:North Carolina
Able to Speak English:Yes
Occupation:Work Woman
Employment Field:Wage or Salary
Able to Write:No
Neighbors:
Household MembersAgeRelationship
Daniel Lee50Head
Ella Lee50Wife
Gaines Lee17Son
Dashia Lee15Daughter

Ernest Cochran and his wife, Lillian, show up in the City Directories of Winston-Salem, NC for awhile, with Earnest working first for RJR Tobacco and later as a bricklayer. They then moved to High Point and later,to Greensboro.

Name:Ernest Cochran
Age:43
Estimated Birth Year:abt 1897
Gender:Male
Race:Negro (Black)
Birthplace:North Carolina
Marital Status:Married
Relation to Head of House:Head
Home in 1940:Greensboro, Guilford, North Carolina
Map of Home in 1940:
Street:Mcconnell Street
House Number:1513
Farm:No
Inferred Residence in 1935:High Point, Guilford, North Carolina
Residence in 1935:High Point, Guilford, North Carolina
Resident on farm in 1935:No
Sheet Number:13B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation:213
Occupation:Brickmason
Industry:Construction
House Owned or Rented:Rented
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented:16
Attended School or College:No
Highest Grade Completed:High School, 1st year
Class of Worker:Wage or salary worker in private work
Weeks Worked in 1939:26
Income:364
Income Other Sources:No
Neighbors:
Household MembersAgeRelationship
Ernest Cochran43Head
Lilie Cochran

Dan and Ella remained in Albemarle until their death, but by 1930, they had moved to an area the census called 'South Albemarle', that was probably the area of town tha came to be known as Kingivlle, named after Dr. O. D. King. All of thier neighbors were now black, whereas before, most of thier neighbors had been white. Dan was still working in the mill and Ella was working as an Ironer at a Laundry. 

Mary Ella Threadgill Cochran died on  June 28, 1939 at the age of 63. She was buried at Cottonville. Her second husband, Daniel Lee, preceded her in death, having passed later in 1930, after the cencus.




Earnest Cochran, the last survivng member of the family, died January 2, 1943, at age 45. His tombstone called him Reverend.  He is buried in Jamestown, Guilford County, NC. 





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