Mary Elizabeth COCHRAN HOPKINS – Mother of 8

Mary Elizabeth COCHRAN

Mary Elizabeth COCHRAN 1853-1925

Mary Elizabeth was born on the 22nd of July 1853 in Campbell County, GA to George & Mariah.  She was 5 years old when the Civil War started and 9 when it ended. Here is a map of the county during the war:

May 23 - Civil War Map of Campbell County, Georgia.

May 23 – Civil War Map of Campbell County, Georgia.

Ten years after the war, 19 year old Mary Elizabeth married William Claborne HOPKINS on the 21st of March, 1876 in Campbell County.

She bore the following eight children:

  1. George Thomas 1877
  2. William Wright 1878
  3. Artie Abigail 1882
  4. Laura Bell 1884
  5. James Elmer 1886
  6. Cassie Lee 1890
  7. Lillie Mae 1894
  8. Della Camilla 1896

Mary Elizabeth died on March 28th, 1925 in Union City, Fulton County, GA.  She is buried at Ramah Baptist Church Cemetery.

Death Certificate of Mary Elizabeth COCHRAN

Death Certificate of Mary Elizabeth COCHRAN

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