Theresa Alice Cottrell

Brief Life History of Theresa Alice

When Theresa Alice Cottrell was born on 10 March 1866, in Caldwell, North Carolina, United States, her father, William Wallace Cottrell, was 52 and her mother, Susannah Shearer, was 47. She married Isaac Avery Coffey on 12 January 1887, in Lower Creek Township, Caldwell, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She died on 25 September 1929, in Lower Creek Township, Caldwell, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 63.

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Isaac Avery Coffey
Theresa Alice Cottrell
Marriage: 12 January 1887
Vonnie Ethel Coffey
Alda Boone Coffey

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  • Thussey S Cottrell in household of William Cottrell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Alice Cottrell, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Alice S Coffey, "North Carolina Deaths, 1906-1930"

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Name Meaning

English (southern and western England): status name for a cottager, from Old French coterel, a diminutive of cotier ‘cottager’ (see Cotter ). In southwestern England, there may have been some confusion with Cottle , the place Frampton Cotterell, earlier recorded as Franton' Ade Cotelli, having been named after the Cotel family, who held the manor from the 12th century.

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

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