George W. COCHRAN was James Elmer HOPKINS’ grandpa.
George W. was born the 15th of October 1829 in South Carolina. The oldest of six children. At age 23 he married Mariah SHELLNUT and they filled their home with six children of their own. It was daughter Mary Elizabeth who bore James Elmer HOPKINS.
He moved to to Campbell (now Fulton) County GA near Atlanta and is buried there. Here is a picture of his head stone at the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery:
No picture of George W. has been found but here are images of some of his brothers that could tweek your imagination: