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
Malissa A. Norris
Marriage: about 1864
Thomas Cottrell
David Jones Cottrell
James Hill Cottrell
Floy Calista Cottrell
Cloy Irene Cottrell
William V Cottrell

Spouse and Children

about 1864
North Carolina, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas C. Cottrell






    Myra E Cottrell


    Susannah Cottrell


    James M Cottrell


    Hannah Louisa Cottrell


+3 More Children

World Events (8)


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.

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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