John Cottam

25 January 1792–27 May 1878 (Age 86)
Bradford St James, Yorkshire, England

The Life Summary of John

When John Cottam was born on 25 January 1792, in Bradford St James, Yorkshire, England, his father, Thomas Cottam, was 35 and his mother, Jane Tattersall, was 24. He married Catherine Livesay on 2 November 1816, in Waddington, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Bradford, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Skipwith, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. In 1841, at the age of 49, his occupation is listed as chair maker. He died on 27 May 1878, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Cottam
Catherine Livesay
Marriage: 2 November 1816
Jane Cottam
Thomas Cottam
John Cottam
Ellen Cottam
William Livesay Cottam

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 November 1816Waddington, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York
    Age 5
    Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
    1801 · The Act of Union
    Age 9
    The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
    Age 23
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

    Name Meaning

    English (Midlands and northern England): variant of Cotton .

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

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    Taken from pages 164-165 of "My Life History" by Wayne Franklin McIntire, 1997. "Preparing the biographies of our ancestral grandparents gave Edith and me not only a very special interest in their li …

    Sources (55)

    • John Cottom, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • John Cottam in entry for Hellen Marsden, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • John Cottam, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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