Mary Cottle

about 1715–7 October 1784 (Age 69)
Dukes, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Cottle was born about 1715, in Dukes, Massachusetts, United States, her father, James Cottle, was 47 and her mother, Elizabeth Look, was 40. 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, at the age of 69.

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

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about 1730
Dukes, Massachusetts, United States


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Age 61

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 61

"""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

English:1. metonymic occupational name for a maker of chain-mail, from an Anglo-Norman French diminutive of Old French cot(t)e ‘coat of mail’ ( see Cott ). 2. metonymic occupational name for a cutler, from Old French co(u)tel, co(u)teau ‘knife’ (Late Latin cultellus, a diminutive of culter ‘plowshare’).

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

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