Keziah Hilliard Cochran Duffy

Keziah Hilliard Cochran Duffy

Keziah Hilliard Cochran Duffy was born July 7, 1840 in Butler County, PA. She was the daughter of Guy Hilliard (1793-1880) and Ellen Hilliard.

Keziah married Amos Cochran Sr. on June 2, 1859 in Harrisville, Butler County, PA. They became the parents of: Annetta "Nettie" Cochran Starr (1860-1940), Amos Fremont Cochran Jr. (1862-?), and Frank Cochran (1865-?).

Amos Cochran Sr. died in 1865 from consumption (tuberculosis) while fighting for his country during the Civil War.

Keziah married George Washington Duffy (1827-1898) on Feb 3, 1869 in Princeton, Lawrence County, PA.

Keziah and George were the parents of: Henry Thompson Duffy (1867-1894), William C. Duffy (1869-1926), Margaret Ellen Duffy Mayne Johnson (1871-1951), John Curtis Duffy (1873-1940), Mary Catharine Duffy Mooney (1875-1936), Olena Marie Duffy McCummins (1877-1962), Hyacinth Alphonsus Duffy (1879-1881) who died of scarlet fever, and James Leo Duffy (1882-1940).

Keziah died July 12, 1926 in New Castle, Lawrence County, PA.

Submitted by Jil Loewit, great great granddaughter


Keziah Hilliard Cochran Duffy parentage

Thanks for the comment on the mother of Keziah. I had just came across the death certificate of Keziah's sister Lydia Hilliard Lindsay and it said her father was Guy Hilliard and her mother was Ann Pettigee (Pettigrew) but when I checked on line I was getting Ellen or Jamison. Thanks for clearing that up.

Keziah Hillard Parentage

I am a gr gr gr grand daughter of Guy Hillard sr (1753-1827) and Margaret Morrison (1756-1861)

I have been doing extensive research on this branch of the Hillard Clan in Butler County for ten years.

My Documented Research shows that Keziah Hillard is the daughter of Guy Hilliard (1806-1880) and Anne H (b1815- bet 1846-1850)(Guy had 2 wives Anne H unknown & Margaret Bothel b 1812.) There is no record of a wife Ellen. The 1850 Census reflecting Keziah concur on this fact, unless Ellen is a Middle name for Anne H.

Guy is the son of Alexander Hillard (1778-1857) and Sarah Dixon(1786-1857)

Alexander is the son of Guy Hillard sr (1753-1827) and Margaret Morrison (1756-1861)

Keziah Hillard Parentage

Further research shows that Keziah's mother is Anne Pettigrew 1815 – 1851 daughter of Andrew Pettigrew 1780 – 1850 and Mary "Polly" Thompson 1779 – 1850

For the record: there is a Guy Hillard 1847 – 1919 who married an Ellen C Edmiston 1857 – 1935, but their children are

Ethelbert Hillard 1874 – 1950
Charles Chat Hillard 1878 – 1952
Mabel E Hillard 1879 – 1960
Maud Hillard 1882 –
Guy M Hillard 1885 – 1912

Guy Hillard 1847 – 1919 is the son of John A. Hilliard 1816 – 1879 and Hannah Pettigrew 1825 – 1853.

John A. Hilliard 1816 – 1879 is a son of Alexander Hillard 1778 – 1857 and Sarah J Dixon 1786 – 1857, a brother to Guy Hillard 1806 – 1879 above who is Keziah's father


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