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The Cotton Family

Much of the information on these pages was contributed by Michelle Taunton - direct descendent of Elizabeth Cotton, daughter of John Cotton II and Susannah Smith)

Family of John Cotton I and Elizabeth Smith

NAME BIRTH LOCATION DEATH LOCATION MARRIAGE LOCATION SPOUSE
John Cotton I             Elizabeth Smith (daughter of Ralph Smith)
Ralph Cotton 25 July 1698 All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland 1728 Stafford County, Virginia     Mary ?

Family of Ralph Cotton and Mary ?

NAME BIRTH LOCATION DEATH LOCATION MARRIAGE LOCATION SPOUSE
Ralph Cotton 25 July 1698 All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland 1728 Stafford County, Virginia     Mary ?
John Cotton II 28 July 1721 Stafford County, Virginia 1808 Nelson county, Virginia 1) 17 February 1742/43

2) About 1763

1) Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia

2)   ?

1) Susanna Smith

2) Elizabeth ?

Family of John Cotton II and Susanna Smith (marriage 1)

NAME BIRTH LOCATION DEATH LOCATION MARRIAGE LOCATION SPOUSE
John Cotton II 28 July 1721 Stafford County, Virginia 1808 Nelson County, Virginia 1) 17 February 1742/43 1) Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia 1) Susanna Smith
John Cotton 20 September 1744 Virginia         Elizabeth Stone
Mary "Polly" Cotton 5 March 1745/46 Fairfax County, Virginia 1806 Fayette County, Kentucky     Owen Winn
Ralph Cotton 1 October 1747 Fairfax County, Virginia 13 March 1817 Mt. Sterling, Switzerland County, Indiana 1763 Virginia Elizabeth Kitchen
Elizabeth Cotton 15 April 1749 Fairfax County, Virginia Before 28 January 1837 Nelson County, Kentucky Before 1770   John Batsel
Sarah Cotton (twin to Henry) 25 March 1751 Virginia   Nelson County, Kentucky About 1774 Virginia Thomas Halbert
Henry Cotton (twin to Sarah) 25 March 1751 Virginia   Fayette County, Kentucky     Mary Winn
Nathaniel Cotton 9 March 1753 Virginia September 1825 Nelson County, Kentucky About 1777   Nancy Scott
Susannah Cotton 7 May 1756 Virginia          
Robert Cotton 30 December 1759 Virginia          
Ann Cotton About 1761 Virginia After 1824 Nelson County, Kentucky 1783 Nelson County, Kentucky Bryant O'Neal

  Family of John Cotton II and Elizabeth ? (marriage 2)

NAME BIRTH LOCATION DEATH LOCATION MARRIAGE LOCATION SPOUSE
John Cotton II 28 July 1721 Stafford County, Virginia 1808 Nelson County, Virginia 2) About 1763 2) ? 2) Elizabeth ? (born abt. 1739)
Edmund Cotton 3 March 1764 Fairfax County, Virginia     12 December 1797 Nelson County, Kentucky Sarah "Sallie" Dorsey
Temple Cotton About 1765 Virginia     9 October 1788 Nelson County, Kentucky Mary McDonald
Barbara Cotton About 1766 Virginia About 1788 Virginia 9 March 1783 Virginia Presley Gray
Nancy Cotton About 1767 Virginia   Livingston County, Kentucky 23 January 1787 Nelson County, Kentucky William Gray
Elizabeth Cotton About 1768 Kentucky About 1803 Gallatin County, Kentucky 27 May 1788 Nelson County, Kentucky Thomas King
Zachariah Cotton About 1773 Virginia About 1840 Anderson County, Kentucky 18 February 1800 Nelson County, Kentucky Mariah Pursell
Sarah Cotton About 1775 Virginia   Missouri 17 April 1794 Nelson County, Kentucky Hezekiah Murphy
William Cotton About 1776 Virginia About 1798 Nelson County, Kentucky      
Robert Cotton 4 September 1777 Virginia After 1860 Spencer County, Kentucky 13 June 1811 Nelson County, Kentucky Mary E. Bellwood
Frances Cotton About 1779 Virginia Before 3 November 1828 Virgo County, Indiana 3 September 1797 Nelson County, Kentucky Peter Tichenor
Susannah Cotton About 1781 Virginia   Spencer County, Indiana 9 February 1801 Nelson County, Kentucky Thomas Heady

Family of Ralph Cotton and Elizabeth Kitchen

NAME BIRTH LOCATION DEATH LOCATION MARRIAGE LOCATION SPOUSE
Ralph Cotton 1 October 1747 Fairfax County, Virginia 13 March 1817 Mt. Sterling, Switzerland County, Indiana 1763 Virginia Elizabeth Kitchen
Henry Smith Cotton 4 September 1763 Virginia Before March 1831 Nelson County, Kentucky 18 June 1787 Nelson County, Kentucky Mary Harrell
Susan C. Cotton 14 February 1765 Virginia About 1830 Daviess, Kentucky 27 December 1787 Nelson County, Kentucky George Calhoun
Margaret (Peggy) Cotton 4 August 1767 Virginia     21 March 1794 Nelson County, Kentucky Thomas Beard
Jemima (Mimi) Cotton 8 August 1769 Virginia 10 October 1851 Nelson County, Kentucky 30 April 1789 Nelson County, Kentucky John L. Brown
Mary Jane (Mollie) Cotton 27 January 1772 Virginia 12 October 1823 buried Cotton Cemetery, Mt. Sterling,  Switzerland County, Indiana 13 January 1795 Nelson County, Kentucky Johnson Brown
John Cotton 12 February 1774 Virginia     10 March 1796 Nelson County, Kentucky Dolly Brown
William Cotton 13 March 1776 Virginia 2 July 1838 buried Cotton Cemetery, Mt. Sterling, Switzerland County, Indiana 9 June 1796 Nelson County, Kentucky Christina Froman
Sarah (Sallie) Cotton 10 May 1778 Virginia 18 April 1854 Hardin County, Kentucky 19 December 1799 Nelson County, Kentucky William Hammons
Nathaniel Cotton 7 April 1783 Virginia After 1870 Switzerland County, Indiana 1) 7 December 1783

2) 7 January 1824

1) Henry County, Kentucky

2) ?

1) Ann Adams

2) Hannah (Todd) Redd

Ralph Cotton 17 January 1786 Nelson County, Kentucky     24 April 1806 Henry County, Kentucky ?
Robert Cotton 04 September 1788 Nelson County, Kentucky abt.1824 Vermilion County, Illinois   likely Spencer County, Kentucky

Hannah Howard [1]

[1] Hannah was the daughter of Samuel Howard. She was born abt. 1791 in Nelson County, Kentucky and died 5 February 1864 in Vermilion County, Illinois. The
census shows 7 children: the other two may have died in early childhood.

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