Cochran, Robert E.
Robert E. Cochran, Alamo defender, was born in New Hampshire in 1810. He probably lived in Boston and then in New Orleans before immigrating to Texas in 1835. For a time he conducted business with Ammon Underwood. Cochran took part in the siege of Bexar and later served in the Alamo garrison as a member of Capt. William R. Carey's artillery company. He died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836. Cochran County is named in his honor.