Calvin James Cottrell

about 1843–8 July 1923 (Age 80)
Blue Ridge Township, Watauga, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Calvin James

When Calvin James Cottrell was born about 1843, in Blue Ridge Township, Watauga, North Carolina, United States, his father, Thomas C. Cottrell, was 37 and his mother, Louisa Shearer, was 26. He married Malissa A. Norris about 1864, in North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Watauga Township, Watauga, North Carolina, United States in 1850 and Boone, Watauga, North Carolina, United States in 1920. He died on 8 July 1923, at the age of 80, and was buried in Boone, Watauga, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Calvin James Cottrell
1843–1923
Malissa A. Norris
1845–1919
Marriage: about 1864
Thomas Cottrell
1870–
David Jones Cottrell
1871–1944
James Hill Cottrell
1874–1948
Floy Calista Cottrell
1878–1952
Cloy Irene Cottrell
1884–1957
William V Cottrell
1887–1908

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1864
North Carolina, United States
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas C. Cottrell

    Male1806–Male

    Female1817–1896Female

siblings

(8)

    Male1843–1923Male

    Myra E Cottrell

    Female1846–1907Female

    Susannah Cottrell

    Female1848–Female

    James M Cottrell

    Male1850–Male

    Hannah Louisa Cottrell

    Female1854–1926Female

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1846

Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 10

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.
1865

Age 22

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

French and English: status name for a cottager, from Old French coterel, a diminutive of cotier ‘cottager’ ( see Cotter 2).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Calvin Cottrell in household of Thomas Cottrell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Calvin J Cottrell in household of Floy C Mast, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Calvin Cottrell, "United States Census, 1880"

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