John Miller Cotton

Brief Life History of John Miller

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 " Fannie" L. Quawls on 7 November 1876, in Coushatta, Red River, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. 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 Thomas-Wren Cemetery, Martin, Red River, Louisiana, United States.

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John Miller Cotton
Nancy Jane Thomas
Marriage: 12 July 1884
Mack Henderson Cotton
Henderson Cortez " Bud" Cotton
Ada Leona Cotton
Bernard Cotton
Dorathy " Dora" Delilah Cotton
Zera Cotton
Marshall Washington Cotton
Gordon Cotton

Sources (9)

  • John M Catton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John M Cotton, "Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875, 1894-1960"
  • John Cotton in entry for Marthia Floanna Ross, "Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875, 1894-1960"

World Events (8)

1859 · Logan is Founded

"\""During the end of April, David Reese and his company settled the land north of the Logan River. That area was the second permanent settlement in Cache Valley and the future location of Logan. The city's boundary was drawn by Logan's first bishop, Jesse W. Fox, a government engineer. The name \""\""Logan\""\"" comes from a trapper that used to frequent the area before the pioneers came to the valley.\"""


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.

Name Meaning

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.

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

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