Josiah Cotton Esq.

Josiah Cotton Esq. (1679 - 1756)

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Josiah Cotton Esq.
Born in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusettsmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 8 Jan 1708 in Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusettsmap
Profile last modified 7 Sep 2019 | Created 31 May 2009
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Biography

The following information, including the portrait and a detailed biography, is well-sourced on Cottondescendants.com:[1]

"Josiah Cotton, schoolmaster, Indian missionary, and public servant, was born January 8, 1679/80, a son of the Reverend John Cotton (A.B. 1657), and a nephew of Cotton Mather. His mother's maiden name was Jane Rossiter. When Josiah was nine a lady of the congregation found him in one of her trees, yanked him out "with her hand, and then threw him over the fence . . . the child fell flat upon the ground by her pulling him by the leg. . . ."1 In spite of a youth occupied by narrow escapes from drowning in a tub, in a well, and in the ocean, in addition to being run over by a cart and falling out of trees, he found time to learn to read without going to school..."

Birth: 8 Jan 1679 at Plymouth Township, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts

Death: 19 Aug 1756 at Plymouth Township, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts

Burial: Aug 1756 at Burial Hill, Plymouth, Massachusetts

Education: Graduated from Harvard College 16983

Father: Rev. John Cotton Jr. (1639-1699)

Mother: Joanna Rossiter (1642-1702)

Josiah died in 1756 and was buried at Burial Hill, Plymouth. His memorial has links to those of his children.[2]

Sources

  1. Cotton Descendants - Josiah Cotton : accessed 11 Feb 2018.
  2. Josiah Cotton memorial at Find A Grave.

Acknowledgements

  • Sara V Mosher
  • WikiTree profile Cotton-307 created through the import of Lent_Vise_2011-05-11aa.ged on May 26, 2011 by Bryan Sypniewski.
  • WikiTree profile Cotton-581 created through the import of carey haskell tree edited for wiki tree.ged on Jan 24, 2012 by Carey Haskell.
  • WikiTree profile Cotton-485 created through the import of mike_walton_2011.ged on Aug 20, 2011 by Mike Walton.


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On 7 Sep 2019 at 19:05 GMT Kathy (Brown) Lamm wrote:

Barnes-17675 and Cotton-2 do not represent the same person because: Barnes-17675 and Cotton-2 are completely two different people with birth dates centuries apart

Josiah is 11 degrees from Thomas Edison, 21 degrees from Nikola Tesla and 15 degrees from George Westinghouse on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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