Emma Cotter

2 May 1824–23 May 1870 (Age 46)
Cannington, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Emma

When Emma Cotter was born on 2 May 1824, in Cannington, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, her father, Adam Cotter, was 24 and her mother, Jemima Saunders, was 38. She married Samuel Starkey Tucker on 8 September 1849, in Bristol, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1841. She died on 23 May 1870, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Starkey Tucker
Emma Cotter
Marriage: 8 September 1849
Emma Elizabeth Tucker
Samuel Tucker
Fanny Amelia Tucker
Isabelle Martin Tucker
Matilda Tucker
Cerella Jamima Tucker
Alice Rosina Tucker
William Charles Tucker

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 September 1849Bristol, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 1
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 9
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    Age 19
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    Irish (Cork): from a shortened form of Mac Coitir, earlier Mac Oitir ‘son of Oitir’, a Gaelicized form of the Old Norse personal name Óttarr (from ótti ‘fear, dread’). Old Norse Óttarr appears to have had two renderings in Gaelic, Ottar and Oitir. The former appears in Cotter, the latter in Cottier , but the record, especially of Cottier, suggests that the two names have sometimes been confused.English: status name from Middle English coter, a technical term in the feudal system for a serf or bond tenant who held a cottage by service rather than rent, from Old English cot ‘cottage, hut’ (see Coates ) + -er agent suffix. However, in England the name is usually that of Irish immigrant families.Possibly an Americanized form of German Kotter .

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

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    Adam Cotter Biography

    ADAM COTTER 1799-1869 By Lois Wheeler Oldham Adam Cotter was 64 years old on Friday, June 3, 1864, as he boarded the ship Hudson headed for New York and Castle Garden. The final destination to join t …

    Sources (31)

    • Emma in entry for Emma Elizabeth Tucker, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Emma Cotter in household of Adam Cotter, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Emma Cotter, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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