Jane Cofield (click portrait for larger resolution photograph) was born May 8,1854 in eastern Alabama’s Randolph County. She was the daughter of Lewis Elbeny Cofield (born February 4, 1831 in Georgia, died August 5, 1885 in Randolph County) and Mary Ann Collins (born February 20, 1832, died August 6, 1910 in Randolph County). She was the granddaughter of Thomas Nathan Cofield and wife Nancy Hughes and Samuel Collins and wife Mary Moore. She was the great granddaughter of Gresham Cofield who died in Twiggs County, Georgia about 1825. Jane married Elijah Cockrell about 1870 in Alabama and shortly thereafter during 1872 the family moved to Itawamba County with other members of the Cockrell family. Elijah Cockrell was a Confederate veteran, serving during the Civil War with Robert A. Hardie's Company (Company B: composed of men from Talladega County, Alabama) of the 31st Alabama Infantry.
Jane Cofield Cockrell died December 15, 1931 and was buried in historic Walton Cemetery west of the Tombigbee River.