ST. JOHNSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) - George Washington didn't sleep there, but his doctor did. The upstate New York home of Washington's personal physician is for sale.
The Daily Gazette of Schenectady reports that the 18th-century mansion formerly owned by Gen. John Cochran is on the market for just under $1 million. Known as the Gen. Cochran Farm, the 177-acre property is located in the rural town of St. Johnsville, on the Mohawk River 50 miles northwest of Albany.
The Pennsylvania-born Cochran was Washington's personal physician and the Continental Army's surgeon general during the Revolutionary War. After the war, Washington appointed him commissioner of loans for New York state.
A local historian tells the newspaper that when Cochran was paralyzed by a stroke, he retired to the Mohawk Valley land awarded him for his service during the war.