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Thomas Cotham Jr (1755 - abt. 1808)

Thomas Cotham Jr aka Cottingham
Born in South Carolinamap
Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married 1785 in Franklin, Georgia, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Franklin, Georgia, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 16 Oct 2013
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Contents

Biography

Thomas Cotham was born in South Carolina in "1755". He married Elizabeth Griffith Cotham. They were parents to Elizabeth Cotham Forrester. Thomas passed away in "1808" in Franklin, Georgia.[1]

Talmadge lists that Thomas and Elisabeth were listed in the Deed Books in the Clerks Office, Carnseville, Franklin County, Georgia during 1789. The deed could be for either lands or slaves.[2]

In 1805 Land Bought in Hickman County, Tennessee: Where Thomas Cotham lived.[3]

Bible of Thomas Cotham

Moved to Bible of Thomas Cotham 3 Feb 1795:

Thomas purchased a bible on February 3, 1795. Pages have been uploaded to Ancestry:[4]

Research Notes

Possible father: There was a Thomas Cotham listed as Nr 70 on the Size Roll of Captain Tho:s Waggener's Company, at Fort Holland, on ye South Branch' Aug 1757: he was 23, 5'10", a Virginia Planter; enlisted at Frederick, Virginia. Image; Image. His birth would be about 1734, old enough to be this Thomas Cotham's father.

Detaching Thomas Cottingham, who lived and died in Maryland, as father.

1800 US Census for Thomas Catham of Lancaster District, South Carolina :[5]

Ancestry record indexed as: Thomas Cathom residing in Lancaster District, South Carolina during 1800 having a household of 9: 6 Males: 1 under 10 Moses Payne Cotham 7; 2 10-15 Stephen Cotham 12 and Isaac Cotham 16; 2 16-25 Elijah Cotham 23 and William E. Cotham 25; 1 over 45 AND 3 Females: 1 10-15 Pleasant 25 June 1810 and Martha 14 Nov 1813; 2 16-25 Elizabeth Cotham 24. 4 were Under 16 and 1 was Over 25. Not accounted for: Sarah Cotham 5 Correct number of males and females but ages on females and 1 male are off.
Data could fit this Thomas except all timeline below shows Thomas Cotham living in Franlklin County, Georgia from 1785 until death in 1808. Is there another Thomas Cotham?

Timeline Research

1790-1810 United States Census records were lost for Georgia.

1755: Birth in Tennessee or South Carolina
1778 Residence in Cheraws District, South Carolina.[6]
1785: Marriage in Franklin, Georgia. need source.
1786: March 6 Land Assessment in Franklin, Georgia, United States.[7]
1789: Deed Books (for land or slaves) Carnseville, Franklin County, Georgia[2]
1802-1808: Tax Lists in Franklin County, Georgia.[6]
1808: Death in Franklin County, Georgia.

Most likely place of birth is South Carloina.

Research Notes by Jerry Cox

NOTE: DO NOT CHANGE Jerry's Research. Add your contributions in another section of this biography. Thank you!

This profile for Thomas Cotham was one of 970 profiles Jerry Cox imported through jcoxff.ged on Oct 15, 2013.

Note NI362 was included in the above mentioned import. His profile was added to the category for Cox-5399 Stories by Jerry Cox The information in that Note is below and has been minimally edited for readability. See changes tab for complete Note.
Military:
"Thomas Cotham served in the Revolutionary War in South Carolina." One of Jerry's notes, Note NI362, citing Moss: 'He served 90 days as a horseman in the Spartan Regiment of Militia under Captain Vardy McBee and Col. John Thomas'." [8][9]
Residence:
Moss writing about Thomas Cotham: "He was living in the Cheraws District, South Carolina in 1778 and in Franklin County, Georgia from 1802 to 1808. This residence data was originally only located on his daughter's memorial, however, support in tax records has since been located.[6][10] NI355, now located on its own source page named, Ancestors of Cotham Grandfather records details of families of a son and grandson of Thomas:[11]

Alfred Sampson Cotham.
Moses Payne Cotham

Some of Jerry's research was shared with Terry Mason which should be researched and checked with Jerry's Notes:

There were a few COTHAMs listed on Terry Mason's Family History Site.
There was a daughter of James Thomas and Annie Upshaw Cotham named Hattie or Belle. She married Grover Cleveland Cox, whose direct ancestor, John Jacob Carper was also a common ancestor of both Jerry and myself. Not sure if/how this Thomas Cotham is related. Further research revealed that Hattie Belle was the 2nd great grandaughter of this Thomas.
There was another Cotham, Tela, who married James (Jim) Cox, a half brother to Grover Cleveland. Both were sons of Rev Jacob Hopkins "Jake" Cox, who was mentioned in some of Jerry's Notes.
There is no information about Vicki Denise Cotham other than she was listed as living.

Name: Thomas Cotham. [5] [12]

Residence 1802 Franklin County, Georgia, USA. [12] 1800 Lancaster District, South Carolina, USA. [5]

File File: Media Format: jpg. Thomas Cotham Bible 2. File: Media Format: jpg. Thomas Cotham Bible 1b. File: Media Format: jpg. Thomas Cotham Bible 4. File: Media Format: jpg. Thomas Cotham Bible notes. File: Media Format: jpg. Thomas Cotham Bible notes. File: Media Format: jpg. Daughters of the American Revolution. File: Media Format: jpg. Thomas Cotham Bible notes 2. File: Media Format: jpg. Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution.

Sources

  1. Info forwarded by family member was furnished by Tina Cavitt per Hickman County History Society genealogical booklet and also found as extraneous info on Elizabeth Cotham Forrester's Find A Grave Memorial #98132929 which is also used as source below.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Talmadge: Volume 1 Page 217 Image listing of deeds included either land or slaves.
  3. Clipped by kellykley • 20 Feb 2020 from The Tennessee Gazette in Nashville, Tennessee. Published on 26 Oct 1805, Sat on Page 1.
  4. JosephHolewa uploaded to Ancestry pages from Bible of Thomas Cotham: Media or View gallery of Ancestry Profile.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Source: #S791614540 Year: 1800; Census Place: Lancaster District, South Carolina; Series: M32; Roll: 50; Page: 6; Image: 14; Family History Library Film: 181425 Ancestry Record 7590 #496605
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Find A Grave, database and images: accessed 16 August 2019; memorial page for Elizabeth “Lizzie” Cotham Forrester (1776–1860), the daughter of Thomas Cotham, Find A Grave: Memorial #98132929, citing Forrester Cemetery No 2, Hickman County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Marion Laster (contributor 47324511).
  7. Georgia, Headright and Bounty Land Records, 1783-1909", database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:CLCB-3CW2 : 7 May 2020), Thomas Cotham, 1786.
  8. Moss same as #S216 (Cotham-77) Cotham on page 203. A.A. 1502. served 90 days as horseman.
  9. Also on The American Revolution in South Carolina
  10. .GA 1792-1819 Tax Lists: Jackson, Ron V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp.. Georgia Census, 1790-1890. Compiled and digitized by Mr. Jackson and AIS from microfilmed schedules of the U.S. Federal Decennial Census, territorial/state censuses, and/or census substitutes. retrieved from Ancestry 18 Aug 2019:
    1802: Ancestry Record 3542 #3490655 indexed as: Thomas Cotham of Franklin County, Georgia on Tax List 1802, page 019 in database, GA 1792-1819 Tax Lists Index.
    1802: Ancestry Record 3542 #3490658 indexed as: Thomas Cotham of Franklin County, Georgia on Tax List 1802, page 022 in database, GA 1792-1819 Tax Lists Index.
    1808: Ancestry Record 3542 #3490659 indexed as: Thomas Cotham of Franklin County, Georgia on Tax List 1808, page 041 in database, GA 1792-1819 Tax Lists Index.
  11. Cox Note I355: Ancestors of Cotham Grandfather. Has information on the decendants of a son and grandson of Thomas, Alfred Sampson Cotham and Moses Payne Cotham.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Source: #S791669548 Ancestry Record 3542 #3490655

See also:

  • Cavitt, Tina; Hickman County History Society published genealogical booklet which included Info forwarded by family member was furnished by Tina Cavitt.
  • Talmadge, Mrs. Julius Y., state regent; Historical Collections of the Georgia Chapters Daughters of the American Revolution Dedicated to the Memory of Mrs. William Lawson Peel; Mrs. W. F. Dykes, state chairman of the Lucy Cook Peel memorial committee; 1926 Atlanta, Georgia; Chas. P. Byrd, state printer.

Acknowledgements

  • Cotham-41 was created by Jerry Cox through the import of jcoxff.ged on Oct 15, 2013 NOTE: Imported GEDCOM includes Jerry's notes containing parts of his years of family history research.
  • Source: S791609107 Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.Ancestry Family Tree Ancestry Family Tree 165948405
  • Source: S791614540 1800 United States Federal Census Ancestry.com Publication: Ancestry.com Operations Inc Record Collection 7590
  • Source: S791669548 Georgia, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890 Ancestry.com Publication: Ancestry.com Operations Inc Record Collection 3542


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Hi ,

Can anybody give me any evidence to support that Thomas Cotham is a Son to Thomas Cottingham? I have not seen any connection. If there is no evidence, can the two profiles be disconnected?

Kelly

posted by Kelly (Popp) K
Only source listing this parentage is Ancestry family trees, most without sources or poorly sourced. The only thing I know for sure about his father is that his name was Thomas. Since I found no reference to Maryland in any sources for Thomas Jr. I have detached the Thomas Sr. from Maryland.
posted by Pat (Fuller) Credit
This is such a confusing profile including the sources. So what is the source for his birth year and place? Thanks.
posted by Nancy (Allen) Jones
In process of researching the differences between Cotham-77 born in SC and Cotham-41 born in Tn:

Birth: South Carolina or Tennessee? Answer: Sources on Cotham-41 born in Tn seem to support place of birth as South Carolina: Change has been made to SOUTH CAROLINA

Father: SC Thomas Cottingham and Tn None listed?

Wife: SC None listed; or Tn Elizabeth (Griffith) Cotham?

Which children? (This can be solved later.)

posted by Pat (Fuller) Credit
Is there a possibility of the map boundaries of States of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee be part of the mix up? There probably needs to be a timeline for each timeframe district that they lived in.

Another question: Have you looked at the troop migrations of the Southern Theater Company he was in? www.carolana.com I was researching other ancestors from Issac Cotham's wife and it seemed like the families stayed close together. The war could have brought them down to the Georgia area. It was not far from all of the battles of the Southern Theater. I would like to help piece this together with everyone.

Kelly

posted by Kelly (Popp) K
In process of researching the differences between Cotham-77 born in SC and Cotham-41 born in Tn:

Birth: South Carolina or Tennessee? Answer: Sources on Cotham-41 born in Tn seem to support place of birth as South Carolina: Change has been made to SOUTH CAROLINA

Father: SC Thomas Cottingham and Tn None listed?

Wife: SC None listed; or Tn Elizabeth (Griffith) Cotham?

Which children? (This can be solved later.)

posted by Pat (Fuller) Credit
As profiles, Cotham-77 into Cotham-41, stand Merge should be rejected:

No record for father.

2 children don't match.

Both named Elizabeth has same BD info;

The marriages are not compatible: Brown children were born between the Forrester children.

posted by Pat (Fuller) Credit
As profiles, Cotham-77 into Cotham-41, stand Merge should be rejected:

No record for father.

2 children don't match.

Both named Elizabeth has same BD info;

The marriages are not compatible: Brown children were born between the Forrester children.

posted by Pat (Fuller) Credit
Cotham-41 and Cotham-77 appear to represent the same person because: same birth and death day and children
posted by Steve Waggoner
Cotham-127 and Cotham-41 appear to represent the same person because: These are duplicated profiles. Please merge.
posted by Karen (Rollet) Lorenz
Cotham-127 and Cotham-41 are not ready to be merged because: These profiles need more research prior to merge secondary to age disparity between the two profiles- especially, in lieu of info contained stating Thomas served in the Revolutionary War ( i.e. ranges vary from an approximate age of "20-28" vs. "8-16" years old during the Rev. war years 1775-1783). My skeleton profile is a work in progress with info furnished by a family member and I prefer to research more myself prior to "merge" completion. Would like to find records of service to cite and establish age first...
Cotham-127 and Cotham-41 appear to represent the same person because: These two are duplicated profiles. Please merge.
posted by Karen (Rollet) Lorenz

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