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Richard COTTONAge: 65 years17251790

Name
Richard COTTON
Given names
Richard
Surname
COTTON
Birth 1725 28
Note: Richard was listed as a son in his father Thomas Cotton's will in 1777.
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary
1728 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a son
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Weaver COTTON
July 2, 1768 (Age 43 years)
Death of a motherJane HYDE
December 2, 1768 (Age 43 years)
ResidenceElizabeth WEAVERView this family
1771 (Age 46 years)
Note: NH Co, NC Deed Bk 5 p 105 Richard Cotton & his wife Betty of Sussex Co, VA to Samuel Lockhart of Northampton Co. 11 Feb 1771. 60£ VA. 105 acres which sd. Cotton purchased from John Davis, joining Wm. Ragland, Sanl. Lockhart, Robet Melone. Rich. Cotton, Betty (x) Cotton. Wit: Wm. Hudson, Seth Cotton, Wm. Hudson, Jr. Sep Ct 1771. Femme was examined & relinquished her dower. C/C Willie Jones
Death of a fatherThomas COTTON
1777 (Age 52 years)

Marriage of a childSamuel MANGUMRebecca COTTONView this family
November 15, 1779 (Age 54 years)
Death of a wifeElizabeth WEAVER
before 1786 (Age 61 years)

Note: Elizabeth was evidently dead at the time her husband Richard wrote his will in 1786.
Death 1790 (Age 65 years)
Note: Death: Jan. 7, 1790
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Birth

Richard was listed as a son in his father Thomas Cotton's will in 1777.

Residence

NH Co, NC Deed Bk 5 p 105 Richard Cotton & his wife Betty of Sussex Co, VA to Samuel Lockhart of Northampton Co. 11 Feb 1771. 60£ VA. 105 acres which sd. Cotton purchased from John Davis, joining Wm. Ragland, Sanl. Lockhart, Robet Melone. Rich. Cotton, Betty (x) Cotton. Wit: Wm. Hudson, Seth Cotton, Wm. Hudson, Jr. Sep Ct 1771. Femme was examined & relinquished her dower. C/C Willie Jones

Death

Death: Jan. 7, 1790 Sussex County Virginia, USA

Will of Richard Cotton - 1790 (Will Book E, Page 1, Sussex Co.VA.) IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I Richard Cotton of the Parish of Albemarle in the County of Sussex being of perfect mind & memory thanks be to all mighty God for the same calling to mind the uncertainty of life & knowing that all flesh must Eald to death do make this my last Will and Testament in manner & form following. First I recommend my sole to allmighty God who gave it me trusting in merits of crucified Saviour for salvation as for settling what temporal estate it has pleased allmighty God to bestow upon me far above my disert I disspose in manner and form as followeth. Item - I give to my daughter Salley Ivey one negro gal named Liddy to she and her heirs forever; Item - I give to my son Seth Cotton a negro woman naimed Tab & thirty pounds cash 1 feather bed and blanket to him and his heirs for ever; Item - I give to my sone Haris Cotton one negro woman named Aniche and the upper part of my black swamp land formily the part that was Howell Jarratts and half the benifit of the orchard on the place, whar he now lives, till he can rase one to him and his heirs forever. Item - I give to my daughter Rebecar Mangum one negro woman nam'd pender during her life and at her death to hur eldres sone Zecheriah to him and his heirs for ever. Item - I give to my sone Archebel Cotton one negro man namd Will and seventy pounds gold or silver one sow and pigs 6 barrels corn three hundred pounds of pork one ax 1 hoe one pot and one frying pan one pale fore sheaps & one feather bed & ferniture all which I give to him and his heirs forever. Item - I give to my sone Carey Cotton the plantation whereon I now live and all my lands that belong to the tract one negro boy named Lewis to him and his heirs forever. Item - I give to my daughter Jiney Cook one negro gal Lucy during her life and at her death to her daughter Elizabeth Cook to her and her heirs for ever. Item - I give to my sone Weaver Cotton the lower part of my land on the black swamp being the part where Faddey Jarratt formerly lived also one negro boy named Gabrel one horse bridle & saddle to him and his heirs forever. Item - My Will and desire is that after my just debts & leggiceys is paid that all the remainder part of my estate of what kind or denominations whatsoever to be equally divided between my three sons Archabal, Carey & Weaver Cotton by 2 good honest men to be chose'd fer that purpose by my Executors. Lastly I do constitute and appoint my loveing sons Carey and Archebal Cotton my hole and sole executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking & anulling all other Wills heretofore maid and acknowledging this fer my last Will and Testament in witness I have set my hand & seal this twenteth forth day of May one thousand seven hundred and eighty six. Richard Cotton (Seal) Signed sealed & acknowledged for his last Will and Testament in the presents of} Law. Smith Jesse Ivey At a Court held for Sussex County the 7th day of January 1790. The last Will and Testament of Richard Cotton decd. was exhibited into Court by Cary and Archebald Cotton the Executors therein named was proved by the oaths of Lawrence Smith and Jesse Ivey the Witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded, and on motion of said Executors who made oath thereto and gave bond as the law directs certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in due form. Teste- M. Bailey Ct. Cur. (Copied from findagrave.)

Note

Hikaru is considered an authority on Cotton Genealogy.

Posted by: Hikaru Kitabayashi (ID *****6860) Date: October 30, 2005.

... Drury Cotton was the son of my ancestor Richard Cotton and his wife, Elizabeth Weaver, the daughter of Edward Weaver. Richard Cotton, in turn, was the son of Thomas Cotton II and Jane Hyde who was the daughter of Richard Hyde II and his wife, Mary. Thomas Cotton II was the son of Walter Cotton and his wife, Elizabeth. Walter's brother, Thomas Cotton I, married as his second wife, Mary, the widow of Richard Hyde II and the mother of Jane Hyde, the wife of Thomas Cotton II. Thomas Cotton I and Walter Cotton were apparently the younger sons of William Cotton (the lord of the Manor of Crakemarsh in Staffordshire, England) and Anne Colt. I have this lineage in detail back to the 13th Century on my http://cottondna.family.nf website.