Jacob B. Cochran's family consists of eight children, of whom six are living. Three of these live in Salem, two in Dodson, and one in Brown county, Ohio. His oldest son, George W., is numbered among the martyrs slain for their country. He belonged to the Forty-eighth regiment, Ohio volunteer infantry. He was in the battles of Shiloh and Vicksburgh. It is supposed that he died on a hospital boat. He died August 21, 1863.