Nathaniel Cottrell

3 June 1846–17 April 1900 (Age 53)
New York, United States

The Life of Nathaniel

When Nathaniel Cottrell was born on 3 June 1846, in New York, United States, his father, Jonathan Cottrell, was 47 and his mother, Thankful Wells Baker, was 39. He married Sarah Eloisa Sisson on 18 September 1867. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Hoosick, Rensselaer, New York, United States for about 30 years. He died on 17 April 1900, at the age of 53, and was buried in Buskirk, Hoosick, Rensselaer, New York, United States.

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Nathaniel Cottrell
Sarah Eloisa Sisson
Marriage: 18 September 1867
Franklin Cottrell
Clara Cottrell
Clarissa E Cottrell

Spouse and Children

18 September 1867


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World Events (6)


Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 17

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 29

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

French and English: status name for a cottager, from Old French coterel, a diminutive of cotier ‘cottager’ ( see Cotter 2).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nathaniel Cattrell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Nathaniel Cottrell in household of Thankfull Cottrell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Nathaniel Cotrell in household of Thankful Cotrell, "United States Census, 1850"

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