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.
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.
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