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Heather Graham Hugh Cochran was my Great Grandfather. He was a watch and clock maker in NEW ROSS, Co Wexford Ireland. in the mid 1800s

The story goes he lived in we think 60, South Street New Ross, and made himeself a clock , as there was a gas lamp outside his house, he put his newly made clock in the front downstairs window of his house, then realised many people didn't have clocks, so he turned the clock around in the window so people could see the time, even when it was dark because of the gas lamp.

We think, but not sure as yet that he was commisioned to make the clock for 'The Tholsel' (the town hall) that clock is still working.

HUGH's Father my G.G.Grandfather was also a watch and clock maker in LURGAN ,Northern Ireland in the very early 1800s.

I have recently learnt that a lady in New York City USA has one of HUGH HALL COCHRAN'S grandfather clocks,

If you know of anyone else who owns one of his clocks please let me know, they will be at least 150 years old.

The lady in New York says hers is still working very well.

I Look forward to hearing from anyone who has anything to do with the Irish Cochran's

Heather
Mar 08, 2006 · Reply
Jon Arnow Samuel Marvin Cochran died , May 15, 1938, when he and two other fellows. one being his son, Ralph and the other a fellow named Walter Knapp, went to rescue a boat that had run aground off City Island, New York. The story, as told to me by an old gent from the City Island Museum and as reported in the New York Times,was that Sam and gone to rescue a boat called the Quita which had run aground on No Nations Reef. Sam , his son Ralph and Walter Knapp had boarded the stranded boat when a storm blew in , suddenly, and threw the men overboard. There was a total of seven men there trying to free the ship, one of whom was Sam's brother, Charles Everett Cochran. Charles held Sam's body afloat. When a life preserver was thrown into the water, it hit Charles in the mouth and knocked out his front teeth.When the storm hit, some of the men had lashed themselves to the main mast of the Quita. Sam ran a boat yard in City Island and was the son of John Samuel Cochran , brother to Hannah Elizabeth Cochran Arnow of Stamford, Connecticut. The Cochran's of City Island were the children of William Whitman Cochran Senior , who had come from Down Patrick, Northern Ireland and settled in City Island around 1860, as a shoe and boot maker on Main Street.
May 22, 2009 · Reply
Heather Graham My Great Great Grandfather Hugh Hall Cochran from Northern Ireland was a watch and clock maker in Lurgan,His son Hugh (junior) was also a watch and clock maker, but had moved to New Ross, Co Wexford,Ireland.
He at some point made a clock for himself, but realizing many people had'nt got their own clocks, he put his own clock in his front window of his house, which had a gass lamp outside so people passing in the dark could see the time, he was later commissioned to make 'The Tholsel (Town Hall) clock, which is still in use today in New Ross.
His son my Grandfather,Samuel was a watch and clock maker, he served his apprenteship at John Fegan's jewelers in New Ross, before moving to Dublin where he worked for John Morton jewelers for about fifty years.
I wonder if there are any Cochran clocks still around ?
Heppy
Oct 17, 2009 · Reply

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