John Miller Cotton

28 February 1858–2 April 1940 (Age 82)
Nacogdoches, Province of Texas, Mexico

The Life Summary 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 Quarles on 3 November 1876, in Red River, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Texas, United States in 1870 and Ward One, Red River, Louisiana, United States in 1900. 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.

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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
Cumie Louvenia Sarah Keith
Marshall Washington Cotton
Gordon Cotton

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  • Marriage
    12 July 1884Coushatta, Red River, Louisiana, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1859 · Logan is Founded
    Age 1
    \"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.\"
    Age 5
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway
    Age 23
    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

    (1997: 9587;2007: 23154; 2010: 33374)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.

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

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    Sources (8)

    • John Cotton, "United States Census, 1900"
    • John Cotton in entry for Marthia Floanna Ross, "Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875, 1894-1960"
    • John M Cotton in household of James L Cotton, "United States Census, 1860"

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