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Torrence/Torrance - of Charleston, SC m. Cochran & links to Moodie family
Posted by: melissa1 (ID *****3873) Date: April 06, 2008 at 07:17:17
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I am searching for the Torrance/Torrence/Torrans (various spellings on this name found) whose daughter Eliza C. married a Thomas COCHRAN of Charleston, SC sometime in the 1700's. Eliza C. COCHRAN is found in the 1850 St. Michael & St. Philip, Charleston Co., SC census living with a probable son T. C. or I. C. or J. C. COCHRAN (his first initial is difficult to decipher) who is 44 years old and a Bank Officer born in SC.
Eliza C. Cochran is listed as 73 yrs. old (so b.c1777) in SC
then living with them is James G. MOODIE age 48 also a Bank Officer b. SC his wife Rosa A. b. SC and their family of several children.

I know that James' wife was Rosella A. COCHRAN daughter of the above Eliza (age 73) but that's about it.
Does anyone here have the Parents of Eliza Torrence's parents or where they came from (Scotland? or Nor. Ire.? perhaps). This James Gairden MOODIE that married Rosella is my main area of interest as I believe his family tree is a branch of my own.
James ~might~ be related to the Thomas MOODIE 'merchant' and Jean McKENZIE who came to "the Carolina's" sometime before Feb. 1772 (court documentation of some sort of law suit between Thomas Moodie and a Robert Hogg of Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland where Thomas Moodie had come from).
Children of Thomas and Jean were sons Robert, James and John and a few daughters, Ann and Rachel are the only ones that come to mind at the moment. Ann married a George HOUSTOUN and moved away to Savannah, GA.
The Houstoun's are probably related to our family of McQuiston's/McCuiston's with whom branches of our Ydna Moody family came to America with from Co. L'derry, Nor. Ireland in c1735 to New Castle, DE and then to PA and then South to Guilford, Rowan and Stokes Co., NC. Their descendants have now fanned out all over the south and west and some went North.

The CHISOLM's married into this Moodie family that are living in Eliza Torrance COCHRAN's household and James and Rosella's daughter Caroline E. MOODIE m. Henry Lewis CHISOLM (spelled that way in this particular Charleston, SC line) son of Robert Trail CHISOLM also a 'merchant' in Charleston.

These Cochran's ~may~ have a link to the Cochran's in Maine as I have seen online references that lead to Maine from a Charleston, SC branch. IF this is correct then my own family tree links to these same Cochran's in Maine (where my Moody family went after my 5th grt. grandfather James MOODY (Moodie) died sometime after his release from the Rev. War in c1781 and Sept. 4, 1785. The Cochran's in Maine (Topsham/Brunswick area) link to the WILSON's and PATTEN's (Patton's...Patoun in old Scotland records where the name is found married to the Moodie's of Fifeshire and to which line I am quite sure we belong to which also links to this Thomas Moodie who married Jean McKenzie I mentioned above and could very possibly link to this James Gairden Moodie who married Rosella Cochran daughter of Eliza C. Torrance Cochran).

I am trying to find all of the connecting lineage lines I can.
If anyone here can offer any help on those particular Torrance's/Torrence's of the Charleston area of SC I would be Most greatful to you.
Thank You very much.


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