Amanda Catherine Cotham

Brief Life History of Amanda Catherine

When Amanda Catherine Cotham was born on 24 November 1854, in Hickman, Tennessee, United States, her father, James Cotham, was 34 and her mother, Susanah Sparks, was 28. She married Rev Rufus Tinsley Knight on 4 November 1875, in Humphreys, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Tennessee, United States in 1870 and Civil District 1, Humphreys, Tennessee, United States in 1880. She died on 2 October 1896, in Humphreys, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Humphreys, Tennessee, United States.

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Rev Rufus Tinsley Knight
Amanda Catherine Cotham
Marriage: 4 November 1875
Richard Harvell Knight
R S Knight
Thomas David Knight
Margaret Annie Knight
Everett T. Knight
Martha T. Knight
Rufus Reams Knight
Alice Bell Knight
Charles Lewis Knight
Virgel A. Knight

Sources (4)

  • Amanda C Cotham in household of James Cotham, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Amanda Catherine Cotham Knight, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Amanda C Cotham in household of Ann J Cotham, "United States Census, 1860"

World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.


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

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): variant of Cotton .

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

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