Mrs. Thomas (Majorie) L. Gould
312 Country Club Drive
Naples, Florida 33942
Dear Mr. Helriggle
I promised you I would send you...the information I had on your farm home that was once in my family. I decided the easiest thing for me to do is to send you the first rough copy, first four pages of the family history I've written. It has been copied from two old Logan County histories I have but I'm certain the Bellefontaine library has stories - probably won't circulate them. My comments are in parenthesis.
I. History of Logan County and Ohio
Written and Published October 1880 by 0. L. Baskin & Co.
Historical Publishers, Chicago, IL
II. The History of Champaign and Logan Counties
By Joshua Antrim (an early settler and grandfather of an elderly lady in Middleburg Mrs. Elmer Heath (Irma Antrim Heath)
Printed, Bellefontaine, Ohio 1872.
Moses Euans was my first forefather to come to Logan County and his grandson married my grandmother, who was a Cochran. OK, now I'll add the following:
Lucius Cochran was the brother of my grandmother, Helen Lavilla Cochran Euans. He also was the brother of Emma Cochran Raley (Mrs. James) who built the house you live in 1903.
Another sister, Mary Cochran Heath lived in two different houses in town.
Lucius' two brothers were George Cochran and a bachelor brother Cyrus lived with my grandmother. They were the children of Robert and Nancy Cochran who moved to Middleburg in 1845.
Lucius Cochran became a multimillionaire in the steel industry & other businesses in Youngstown, Ohio. He was president of several steel companies, and a friend of President McKinley. I'm told that a bust of Lucius Cochran is in the McKinley Memorial in Niles, Ohio.
According to the Logan County History, Lucious owned the farm; when he bought it, I don't know-your abstract would give the date.
I suppose he bought the farm and moved his parents to the Log House. I know his 2 brothers and 1 brother-in-law farmed it. My grandmother was a widow as was her sister Mary Heath, but I'm positive my grandmother's home and the pasture west of her house was in her name when she died in 1924 (the house burned down in the 30's, I think).