Mary Cottle

about 1712–7 October 1784 (Age 72)
Chilmark, Chilmark, New York Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary Cottle was born about 1712, in Chilmark, Chilmark, New York Colony, British Colonial America, her father, James Cottle, was 44 and her mother, Elizabeth Look, was 37. She married Joseph Merry about 1730, in Dukes, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 7 October 1784, in Tisbury, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 72.

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Joseph Merry
Mary Cottle
Marriage: about 1730
Remember Merry
Susanna Merry
Matthew Merry
Mary Merry
Joseph Merrey
Judith Merry
Elisabeth Merry
Hannah Merry

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  • Marriage
    about 1730Dukes, Massachusetts, United States
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    World Events (2)

    Age 64
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · The Declaration to the King
    Age 64
    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 1698;2007: 3549; 2010: 5108)English (South western England):metonymic occupational name for an armorer, probably first derived from Old French cotel ‘coat of mail’; later examples may also derive from Old French cotel, coutel ‘short knife or dagger’ (from Late Latin cultellus), used to denote a cutler.

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

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