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PARSONS Sarah (Sally) Weathers

Female 1796 - Aft 1860  (65 years)


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  • Name PARSONS Sarah (Sally) Weathers 
    Born 1795-1796  Sussex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Lived(s) In 1860  Cabin Point, Surry County, VA. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Aft 1860  [1, 2
    • Her name was Sarah Weathers Parsons, but everyone knew her as "Salty". She was born in Sussex in 1795 or 1796, and lived to a ripe old age, dying sometime between the Census of 1860 and the Census of 1870.
    Notes 
    • The Family of Sarah Weathers Parsons 1795/6 - >1860
      Her name was Sarah Weathers Parsons, but everyone knew her as "Salty". She was born in Sussex in 1795 or 1796, and lived to a ripe old age, dying sometime between the Census of 1860 and the Census of 1870. On March 7,1816, at age 20, she married William Henry Cotton, also aged 20 or 21, whose story, insofar as we know it, has been told previously.
      The Parsons family apparently descended from one John Parsons, Esquire, of London, an Adventurer of the Virginia Company, who arrived in Virginia in 1619. His wife's name was probably Elizabeth. They had at least one son, also named John Parsons (1639 -1711) who married Ann Thomas. They resided in York County, Virginia. John and Ann Parsons had four children; Elizabeth (1669), William (1671), John (1673) and Anna. It is believed that William moved to Richmond or Elizabeth City County, and had a son also named William, born in 1697, who married a Harrison. This William was probably the father of Robert Parsons (1720 - 1777) of Sussex County. Obviously, further research is needed to clarify this line of descent.
      Sally's grandfather was Robert Parsons, who was born in 1720. He married Eleanor Hines (bom 1725) about 1744. They established themselves in Sussex County and raised a family of seven children; William/Robert (1745), Amy (1746), Henry (1749), Eleanor (1752), Mary (1755), Unity/Uriah (1757) and Elizabeth. Eleanor died 11/9/1770 and Robert died in!777, in Sussex County. Robert Parsons was apparently a well-to-do plantation owner. [2]
    Person ID I3023  Booth Family
    Last Modified 6 Sep 2015 

    Father PARSONS Henry,   b. 12 Aug 1749, Sussex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1810  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother STACY Hannah,   b. 1769, Sussex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1826, Sussex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 4 Feb 1793  Sussex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F1084  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family COTTON William Henry,   b. Abt 1795, Sussex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1842  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Married 7 Mar 1816  Sussex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He married Sarah "Sally" Weathers Parsons on 3/7/1816. They were both about 21 years old. She was the daughter of Henry Parsons (1749-? ) and his second wife Hannah Stacy (1769-1826), whom he married in 1793. Her half brother was Col. William Parsons, who had been a captain in the Continental Cavalry and was a prominent figure in Sussex County. The Parsons were also very early settlers in the Virginia Colony

      William Henry and Sally seem to have had no children in the early years after they were married. William Madison Cotton, who is believed to be the oldest child was not born until after they had been married ten years. Unfortunately, like his father Gary before him, William Henry Cotton died at the relativelyyoung age of 47, in 1842, while all his children were still under age.

      On March 7,1816, at age 20, she married William Henry Cotton, also aged 20 or 21 [2]
    Children 
     1. COTTON Alert R.,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. COTTON Caroline,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. COTTON William Madison,   b. 3 Jun 1826, Sussex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1883, Surry, Surry County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     4. Dr. COTTON Gary,   b. 1837, Sussex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 5 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F1055  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1795-1796 - Sussex County, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Mar 1816 - Sussex County, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLived(s) In - 1860 - Cabin Point, Surry County, VA. Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1152] Census, Census (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S1212] Cotton family tree, Owner: Pat Reynolds, (Compiled and Supplied by Robert L. Bartlett of Juno Beach, FL to Pat Johnson Reynolds) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S296] Rogers Family Assoc, Rogers Family Assoc (Reliability: 3).