Amanda Catherine Cotham

24 November 1854–2 October 1896 (Age 41)
Hickman, Tennessee, United States

The Life 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 Rufus Tinsley Knight in 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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Family Time Line

Rufus Tinsley Knight
1855–1905
Amanda Catherine Cotham
1854–1896
Marriage: 1875
Richard Harvell Knight
1876–1960
R S Knight
1878–1879
Thomas David Knight
1879–1931
Annie Margaret Knight
1881–1974
Everett T. Knight
1883–1883
Martha T. Knight
1884–1885
Rufus Reams Knight
1887–1912
Alice Bell Knight
1888–1974
Charles Lewis Knight
1890–1975
Virgel A. Knight
1892–1893

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1875
Humphreys, Tennessee, United States
children

(10)

    Male1876–1960Male

    R S Knight

    Male1878–1879Male

    Thomas David Knight

    Male1879–1931Male

    Female1881–1974Female

    Everett T. Knight

    Male1883–1883Male

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 8

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.
1863

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 12

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 (Merseyside): variant of Cotton .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Amanda C Cotham in household of James Cotham, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Amanda C Cotham in household of Ann J Cotham, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Catharine Knight in household of Rufus T Knight, "United States Census, 1880"

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