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Weaver Alexander COTTONAge: 73 years18221896

Weaver Alexander COTTON
Given names
Weaver Alexander
Birth December 7, 1822 54
Note: Weaver Cotton Private State Served: Texas
Death of a maternal grandfatherMicajah BENNETT
1824 (Age 12 months)
Death of a fatherWeaver COTTON
1836 (Age 13 years)
Note: From THE PALLADIUM Advertisements, Coweta Co GA
MarriageElizabeth COOKView this family
December 22, 1846 (Age 24 years)
Death of a wifeElizabeth COOK
1850 (Age 27 years)
Death of a motherSarah Elizabeth “Sally” BENNETT
about 1851 (Age 28 years)
Note: From Findagrave for Sally Bennett Evans Cotton:
MarriageMary A WHORRYView this family
September 30, 1852 (Age 29 years)
Death of a sisterNancy M COTTON
January 10, 1855 (Age 32 years)
Note: Taken from Findagrave for Nancy Cotton Hindsman, buried in Hindsman Family Cemetery, Coweta Co, Ga…
Property 1856 (Age 33 years)
Note: Weaver Cotton in the Texas, Land Title Abstracts,1700-2008
Death of a sisterSarah M COTTON
March 11, 1857 (Age 34 years)
Note: Information taken from Findagrave for Sarah Cotton Hindsman
Census 1860 (Age 37 years)
Note: 1860 Census for Weaver Cotton
Death of a sisterMary COTTON
1861 (Age 38 years)
Death of a half-brotherCary COTTON
June 13, 1881 (Age 58 years)
Death of a sisterRachel COTTON
August 11, 1881 (Age 58 years)
Note: From Findagrave for Rachel Cotton Evans
Death December 1, 1896 (Age 73 years)
Note: Taken from Findagrave for Weaver Alexander Cotton
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: August 3, 1806
17 months
elder sister
2 years
elder sister
22 months
elder sister
5 years
elder sister
Father’s family with Millie ROBERTSON - View this family
Birth: May 30, 1802 33 36Wilkes Co, GA
Death: June 13, 1881Coosa Co, AL
Mother’s family with James EVANS - View this family
Marriage: before 1800
Family with Elizabeth COOK - View this family
Marriage: December 22, 1846Coweta County, Georgia
Family with Mary A WHORRY - View this family
Marriage: September 30, 1852Rusk Co, Tx


Weaver Cotton Private State Served: Texas Service Record: Enlisted in Company A, Texas Terrell's Cavalry Regiment. Sources: Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records

Weaver Cotton seemed to spend the war on duty around La Grange and Columbus Texas area.


Weaver Cotton in the Texas, Land Title Abstracts,1700-2008

Grantee: Richard Brown, Certificate: 8 Patentee: Weaver Cotton Patent Date: 21 Mar 1856 Acres: 173.50 County: Rusk Patent #: 782 Patent Volume: 2 Class: Rusk Scrip


1860 Census for Weaver Cotton Kaufman, Kaufman, Texas Post Office: Prairieville

Weaver Cotton 38 Mary A Cotton 27 Sally B Cotton 5 Margaret E Cotton 3 Mary J Cotton 1


Taken from Findagrave for Weaver Alexander Cotton

Birth: Dec. 7, 1822, Wilkes County, GA Death: Dec. 1, 1896, Kemp, Kaufman County, TX

12/22/1846: Weaver married Mary Elizabeth Cook @ Coweta Co., GA.

3/29/1849: Weaver and his wife, Mary, had a child. Baby Cotton is not listed in the 1850 Federal Census. I believe Baby Cotton and the mother both died during childbirth in 1849 and the baby was buried with it's mother.

Weaver is listed in the 1850 census taken 9/30/1850, for Coweta Co., GA, living with his brother-in-law, William Hindsman and his sister, Nancy Cotton, and their family. Also in that household was listed S. Cotton (Weaver's mother). His mother died in 1850. Weaver left Georgia after the 1850 census and in 1852, he married his second wife in Rusk Co., TX.

Was an early settler of the Lone Oak Community in Kaufman Co., TX.

History of Kaufman County, page 379: Jonas Williams, b. 1795 @ South Carolina. In 1821, he married Mary Ware and in 1845 they arrived in Texas. In 1852, Jonas received a grant of land in Kaufman County which was about ten miles southeast of the town of Kaufman. It was recorded April, 1854 and is still called the Jonas Williams survey. Jonas was thrown from a horse and killed. Mary sold 291 acres of land to Weaver Cotton for $582. Deed is recorded and signed by his heirs on 11/02/1858. Mary and her family moved to Brown County.

Weaver gave land for the Lone Oak Cemetery in 1858 when a family was passing through the area and lost their young child. Later becoming the final resting place of the Cotton family and other families of the Lone Oak Community.

Roster of Co A, Terrell's Texas Cavalry Regiment by Justin M. Sanders: Cotton, Weaver, Pvt: enl Prairieville 15 Dec 1862; joined from desertion 7 Nov 1863 [K1860-534/534, Weaver Cotton 33 GA; Weaver Cotton, Johnson's Militia Co; 1864 Indigent Roll, Weaver Cotton]

Parents: Weaver Cotton (1768 - 1836) Sarah Elizabeth Bennett Cotton (1780 - 1850)


From Georgia Marriages to 1850

Elizabeth Cook and Weaver Cotton Marriage Date: 22 Dec 1846 Marriage County: Coweta, Georgia


From Texas Marriages, 1851-1900 for Weaver Cotton Marriage Date: 30 Sep 1852 Marriage Place: Rusk, Texas, USA Spouse: Mary A. Wherry

MilitaryWeaver Cotton was with Texas' Terrell's Cavalry 1863-64Weaver Cotton was with Texas' Terrell's Cavalry 1863-64
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