When John Miller Cotton was born on 28 February 1858, in Nacogdoches, Province of Texas, Mexico, his father, James L. Cotton, was 33 and his mother, Ada Hadie Low, was 23. He married Francis Quarles on 3 November 1876, in Red River, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Ward One, Red River, Louisiana, United States in 1900 and Ward Three, Red River, Louisiana, United States in 1930. He died on 2 April 1940, in Coushatta, Red River, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Red River, Louisiana, United States.
English: habitational name from any of numerous places called from Old English (æt) cotum (dative plural of cot) ‘at the cottages or huts’ (or sometimes possibly from a Middle English plural, coten). Examples include Coton (Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Staffordshire), Cottam (East Yorkshire, Lancashire, Nottinghamshire), and Cotham (Nottinghamshire). Particularly common in Staffordshire.
French: from a pet form of the personal name Nicolas (see Nicholas ), derived via Nicot, or of the personal name Jacques , derived via Jacot.
History: John Cotton (1584–1652) was a noted Puritan preacher, who landed at Boston, MA, from London in 1633 and became leader of the Congregationalists in America.
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